Welcome to the chateau.

I cannot begin to think how many years I have spent trawling through the antiques markets of Paris and throughout France truffling out vintage French textiles and shabby chic , time-worn treasures, but my love of doing so quickly became an addiction - but an addiction which I have been happy to indulge in!

With the renovation of our 'petit chateau' here in Normandy progressing well and, more importantly, now having a sound roof over what shall be my studio office, I felt that it was time to tackle those boxes and trunks in the barns and in armoires where I have been hoarding my vintage treasures for so long - treasures found (often very early in the morning) at attic clearances and street markets. I had stashed them away for a 'rainy day' which never seemed to arrive.

There is something for everyone; a morceau of silk ribbon to a little 19th century handwritten love note that I simply could not bear to leave behind; old sewing accesories to jewellery for re-working. A host of scrumptious, charming little trinkets and unique sentimental pieces that have been stored away for years.

I would, if I could, lay them all out on the lawns for you to lazily truffle through but since Normandy is quite a way to travel and the chateau is very well hidden here on the marsh, what better way than for me to hold my own brocante?

Simply click on any photograph for a closer look!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

Pictures for Delphine............

Above - 4 sides of script Dated 1776.
 9.5" x7.5" when closed  SOLD

Above - 3 sides of script. DATED 1713.
9.5" x 7.5" when closed.  SOLD

Above - 12 sides of script. DATED1786.
9" x 7" when closed SOLD

Above - large timeworn document. DATED 1713
7 sides of script with some nice stamps too.
bound with twine. 12" x 8" when closed

Thursday, 2 August 2012

pictures for redhoney.

I have 4 left.....

Gouache on parchment 6" x 20

on canvas 25" x 22"

oil on canvas 11" x 7"

Gouache on parchment 12.5" x 15"

Monday, 19 March 2012

Pictures for Delphine

FOLDER 1. 12" x 8.5" when closed. strong card outer and 7 double sided pages inside and 1 single sided. All wonderful script and a strong heading. Legal stamps too.  Looks like a land transfer transaction dated 1895.

FOLDER 2 as above. dated 1894. same size. 4 x double sided pages. 1 x single side. Strong headers and legal stamps.