Ooooh, That French Country Charm

There is simply nothing like that French Country charm… it’s dreamy, other-worldly, simply wonderful. Le Mas de Peint A 17th-Century Farmhouse in the Camargue, France photography: Ann Street Studio, NYC “It’s the time that you’ve wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”    – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and aviator (1900-1944) bonjourfrenchwords […]

Rare Antique Textiles

  Sharing today a fabulous Etsy Shop called Trouvais.     18th c French Silk Shoes with Pink Ruffled Silk Trim Louis XVI era, 18th c French silk shoes with pink ruffled front. Cream leather heels, leather interior. One of the most charming aspect of 18th c ladies shoes, besides the frivolity of utilizing delicate silk, […]

House Beautiful: A Country Dream

Sharing today a stunning home renovation by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects in Talbot County, Maryland. This historical farm was brought back to life in a magnificent manner, simply love it!   ESTABLISHED in the late 17th century, Lombardy is a 252-acre farm with extensive frontage on the Miles River in Talbot County, Maryland.  Over a […]

Marilyn. Glamour.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bert Stern, 1962. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”   – Marilyn Monroe   Marilyn Monroe was born 91 years ago today, June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles California. She is pictured here at home on her patio in Hollywood in 1953. […]

Vintage, Shabby, French

Fanciful Designs Oooh, shabby-vintage-french- love it all.   “Love the look of a beautiful 18th century French silk pillow against the rough, hand loomed linen seat of my humble little chair. A French chanvre/linen with thistle woven in on the seat…my very first purchase from Wendy Lewis of The Textile Trunk. 18th century dresses were routinely […]

Golden Opulence

“I’d rather have a heart of gold Than all the treasure of the world.”    ― Ana Claudia Antunes, Memoirs of An Amazon       shredded goldddd   “We will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you […]

Shabby Charm Merci Mille Fois Thank you so much via:500-daysofart via:voguelovesme via:theunusualdressmaker 18-19th century dress  Cotton breeches Knee fastening detail, 1784-1800  Met Museum via:theunusualdressmaker You Can’t Heal Them All  by Amy Dover via:lad-cafe Darling, I love you, I love you, I love you… via:la-la-la-bonne-vie Jacquelyn Jablonski in Rodarte   Ph: Lachlan Bailey,  Vogue 11/11 threads 

A Sparkling Jewelry Delight

If you love unique, one of a kind and vintage jewelry, you must visit  “The Jewelry Lady’s Store”.   Here you will find all sorts of wonderful little treasures from rings and brooches to bracelets, bags and accessories.   Here are few fabulous finds.   The Jewelry Lady’s Store Clear Rhinestone Bib Necklace Vintage Runway 14K […]