Bon Decembre! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for this month's festivities! For me the weekend felt too short (doesn't it always?) It started with a brocante outing on Friday and ended with the regular Sunday brocante in Honfleur -- chilly and windy but I found a few 'pretty little things' to add to the shop and overall it was a nice weekend. On Saturday I cleaned the house like a white-tornado (as French Guy says). I suppose I am weird about this--but I just can't get my head around starting to decorate for Christmas until I have a clean slate....really clean. So I started on the third floor bedrooms of 'les garcons' and worked my way down the main floor--while French Guy took the kids to the park to give me some cleaning 'peace'.
I love the small things that I have added to the shop since this weekend.... just pretty and lovely things that will add a little French touch to different parts of the house. A few of my favorites:
|A very large enamel over cast iron coat and hat hook.|
|A sweet white porcelain pitcher.|
|Another coat and hat hook--8" long! With a great patina!|
And lastly -- a few French vintage velvet ribbon spools. I was surprised to find they each held TEN yards of gorgeous hand dyed ribbon--thick and luxurious. I will be adding more spools in other colors later this week too! I just can't resist them!
..... And apparently neither could Stella, who 'helped' with the styling of the shot!
I just returned back from braving the slushy roads of the Normandy countryside so I am really feeling the 'winter' part of December! A simple run-around to do errands quickly became a slippery white-knuckle journey....but mission accomplished--I found two urns for my mantle that I was searching for as I am just starting today to do holiday decorations ..... there was a mantle-thingy that has been holding me up and a search for an elusive pair of shutters.... but more on that next time! I need to get decorating!
Have a great week mes amis! See you again soon!
Don't forget to take a peek at the shop here.... and over on Etsy too! There is still time to purchase in time for Christmas--but not for long!