Friday, October 21, 2016

Liiving in Country France

This morning was the Friday Market in Riberac, France.  It is held every Friday rain or shine.  Not only is it the place to buy the most wonderful fruits and vegetables but it is a wonderful place to meet up with friends for a coffee.....

The market is full of lucious offerings, I am afraid I always buy too much.


Here are a few new things I hope you like that are on my web sites. There is so much more so I hope you will find a moment to look at them.    and

This is a brass pediment from a piece of 18th century French furniture.  I am sure you will find many uses for it.  I like it on a wall over a picture frame or mirror but anywhere you put it, it will look lovely.

CLICK HERE Antique brass pediment

CLICK HERE for wreath brass pediment

CLICK HERE for French vintage horn handled knives

CLICK HERE for French antique Linen Napkins

CLICK HERE for Seasons and Suppers recipe for maple pecan hasselback cut squash

Merci Beaucoup

A Bientôt

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Where did all the glamour go?

                       Beauty on Parade by Rolf Armstrong  1930's

 I seem to see people totally relaxing about the way they dress.  I remember the time when we wore our best clothes on the airplane and today not at all.

It does take a little extra effort but it is so worth it.  As I live in two countries, the difference is obvious to me.  Here in America we seem to think shorts and tee shirts can go anywhere, not in France.  Oh the good old days.

                     Marcel Fromenti fashion drawings from Lady Magazine 1953

                           Lady in Tweed from Tumblr

If you remember any of these looks, please send me an email. I would love to know that I am not alone on this issue.

I travel a lot and usually wear black, a nice sweater and good fitting pants makes for a comfortable and pretty outfit. Don't forget adding a shawl or scarf.  It looks good and is practical on a plane that might be too cold. 

If you have a friend who might be interested in reading about my American French life, please let me know.  I would love to share my thoughts with your friends. 

I hope you like the images I have selected for you.

Great cafes you may not have been to yet....I have tried them all and thoroughly enjoyed them.  I hope you do too.

La Bossue  Montmartre    in the 18th arrondissment

Le Valentin Salon de The   Opera   in the 9th arrondissment

Fragments Paris   Marais  in the 3rd arrondissment

Merci Beaucoup,

Saturday, July 16, 2016

French country summer

As many of you know, I split my time between Dallas and country France.  I have been doing this for 18 years.  It seems like yesterday that I bought my house.

One of the prettiest villages is Brantome and the lovely Hotel Moulin d'Abbey is the perfect place to stay.

My favorite thing to do is going to the market in Brantome.  There is a food market every weekend and a Brocante (flea market) a couple of times a year.

I shop the brocantes for all the treasures I have on my web sites.  Here are a few of the newest additions.

There is so much more to see by going to or

I hope you find something you love.  I buy everything in France and ship it from Dallas so all your orders are filled in Dallas which is more convenient for you.

Merci beaucoup.

A Bientôt

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Fabulous French Flea Markets

I am about to return to France and am really looking forward to going to the flea markets.  It's Springtime so for me that means more brocantes, flea markets and vide greniers.

The Fabulous French Flea Markets

I start my day with the usual croissant and cafe creme and then I am good to go. I try to go to as many brocantes as I can on Sunday which is the day most of them are open.

I start at the Porte de Vanves flea market and have a few things in mind to get there. Different flea markets are known for different things.  This one has tons of silver, dishes and small things for the home.

L'ile sur la Sorgue is better at the furniture.  It is gorgeous and if you are looking for some piece in particular, there is a strong possibility they will have it.

Here are a few things I got from recent brocantes in Southwest France. You can click on the link and get more information about any of the items listed here.  Of course there are hundreds more on the web and
I would love for you to check it out.


If you have any questions about the flea markets in France, please be in touch and I will help you all I can.  Or, you can go to and find out where there is a flea market near you in France.

Happy Shopping!!!!

A Bientôt

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Living in a high rise in Dallas

I love living in a high rise condo with all the amenities.  There were, however, a few things that I had to find solutions for. 
I have a fifteen year old Maltese that cannot make it through the night anymore so I hated the thought of taking the elevator down in the middle of the night so she could go out.
Lo and behold I found this..... just click on the blue link if this would solve the same problem for you.
I put the box on the terrace and Skye took to it immediately as it is real grass.

At the suggestion of several of my friends with the same problem, I am posting this today.  I hope this is helpful for you.

Happy 2016
A bientôt