Thursday, December 21, 2017

Paris just before Christmas 2017

I am here in Paris for a few weeks and took a long walk down the Boulevard Raspail today.  The sights were so beautiful.  Not the least of which were the very well dressed men on the Rue de Sevres.  They were there with Cartier umbrellas to help on a very rainy day.

Sitting at the Cafe having my Noisette and watching all the beautiful people shopping these last few days before Christmas.

The shop windows are incredible just before Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all and a very Happy New Year.....

Joyeux Noel..........

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


What could possibly be better than a connection with  someone you love.  

As we get older we understand that nothing compares to the connection we have for the ones we love.

We must take the time and give the time and it will come back greater than it was given.

French Vintage Home has the perfect gift for a loved one. Just go to French Vintage Home to see the Table for Two

Go ahead and make that phone call, visit that person you haven't seen in a long time.  You won't regret it.

To visit the other connections posts at the Daily Plate of Crazy

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween will be here soon

                            Shelterness photo

By Invitation Only is back and what a fun time this is with Halloween just around the corner.

If you have or have had small children you know what fun it can be dressing up and eating candy.

Here is a great and easy Halloween recipe.....

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

For many years I had a home in country France and have seen the holiday slowly develop over those years.  Twenty years ago Halloween was not celebrated in France and I remember going to the famous "Drugstore" in Paris to get decorations.  No place else had them. 

Halloween is still considered a foreign holiday in France and there aren't many trick or treaters but to a small degree there are parties.

Here show us some Halloween macaroons......

Anytime is a good time to shop for French treasures on my web site.  Here's the link....

Merci Beaucoup

Friday, September 8, 2017

Table for Two Gift Box French vintage

Table for Two

Set the mood.

This TABLE FOR TWO GIFT BOX has been specially curated for a romantic evening for two, directly from the Brocantes in Paris, Provence and Southwest France - the land of lavender and sunflowers.

It includes two vintage French plates, two vintage French wine glasses. two French oversized hand monogrammed antique napkins, cutlery for two and a votive candle. It's the perfect way to set the mood, whether it's a special anniversary or a romantic weeknight dinner.

It's also an ideal gift for Weddings, Bridal showers, Christmas, Valentines day, Birthdays or anytime. 

I have been collecting plates for years; they are one of my favorite finds. Only six plates have been photographed to show you the quality and style of what will be included in your box. Because I usually have just two of each plate, I am asking you to trust my taste and reputation to select just the right ones for you.
They will be in wonderful condition with no chips or cracks.

As you can see by the pictures, the recipient will open the box and see the beautiful rose petals. I will match the tissue and rose petals to the plates in the box. It will be a fabulous surprise when it is opened.

I have a limited number of these boxes. If you are interested in buying this box as a Christmas gift but don't want it now, just let me know. I will be able to hold it for you with a small PayPal deposit and ship it when you want me to. 

This is a most unique and fabulous gift.

Monday, August 7, 2017

French antique sheet giveaway

Once again I am having a drawing for one of these beautiful French Antique Linen Sheets.  

The drawing will be held September 4, 2017.

All you have to do is email me at ( with your name and email address and I will put your name in the "hat" for the drawing.

If you have a friend that might be interested in the next giveaway, please send me their name and email address as well.  They will not be included in this drawing but will in the next.

Merci Beaucoup

Please check out my website for more treasures from the French countryside.
French Vintage Home

A Bientot.........

Monday, May 1, 2017

Returning to France

I have returned to France after being gone a few months due to surgery .
I am doing great and my new knee works perfectly. Thanks to all of you for your
 warm get well wishes, they worked.

The first place I went was to the Dordogne.  This is the view out the front door.The flowers are all in bloom and the gentle rain has turned everything green.  It is lovely.
Then I spent awhile in Paris where my friend and I had tea at the Ritz. 
 How about this pastry?

From there I went to St. Remy de Provence which was fabulous.
All but the weather, I expected it to be warm but it was quite chilly. 
My first day I went to Villeneuve-Les-Avignon Flea Market which was a real 
adventure.  It was huge and I walked for what seemed like forever. 
I was successful in finding so many things for my web sites.

Here are just a couple of new things that you will see:

These six beautiful lavender transferware dessert plates.

Beautiful hand crocheted French antique table runner

If you want to see more, just go to either of my web sites. or

So much more is coming, I am trying to get as much photographed and 
uploaded as I possibly can. 

 Every month I send out a newsy newsletter about France.
Places to go, places to see, places to eat and more.

I include recipes and more product from French Vintage Home. 
I would love it if you would sign on for my newsletter.
You can do it by going to: and join my mailing list or
just send me your email.

Merci Beaucoup
A Bientôt Audrey

Monday, January 9, 2017

Paris, I miss you......

It has been a very busy time for me and I have not been back to France for a few months. Not the least of which was a new great grandson born just before Christmas.

As soon as I have my knee surgery next week, I will hope for a quick recovery so I can go back soon.

In the meantime, these lovely pictures keep Paris on my mind.

Wishing you all get to go this year too. The magic awaits.  

For a lovely authentic French lunch at a reasonable price go to L'Orillon in the 11th arrondisment.  Typical and delicious French food. 

Something unique which I haven't tried yet but will one day soon is Sunday lunch at Jimmy Haynes.  Google him and check it out, if you go let me know.  As I haven't been yet. It could be great, or not, just different... he says
"Every week for the past 30 years, I've hosted a Sunday dinner in my home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. I hold the salon in my atelier, which used to be a sculpture studio. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and we can overflow into the garden. 
Every Sunday a different friend prepares a feast. Last week it was a philosophy student from Lisbon, and next week a dear friend from London will cook."  

Bisous to all..... Merci Beaucoup

Be sure to check out my web sites... lots of new things and