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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Reminiscing on Frenchbleu Friday #1





Well, it just so happens that my first "Frenchbleu Friday" coincides with "Vintage Black Friday" hosted by The French Cupboard ~ Im also linking up with My Romantic Home for my first Show and Tell Friday ~Both links are @ the sidebar. Please head on over and check them out. This should be fun, I hope I get all the requirements right ;}

So, true to my word I am trying out something fun and new on Fridays. Just pulling out a few items from the basement that I may have overlooked in previous posts. Way back when, in the good 'ol days, Once upon a time I owned an actual store. A real one, the kind you walk into and it gives you a great big hug every time you turn the lights on. The kind that smells like you, and is the livingroom you always wish you had. Mine had a great big pink velvet Victorian sofa in front of a gilded gold fireplace....sigh, whimper. It was lovely. Remember Denise???? My bestest friend in the whole world owned the craft/scrapbook shop right next door. It was so much fun while it lasted. But my "Keebler elf treehouse" of a shop (it was literally built into the side of a hill, but had gorgeous french doors with purple glass knobs) was not in the best traffic flow area. Actually, there were horse pastures across the street. I think Denise and I just opened the stores so we could hang out on the front porch together, drink tea and dream up ways to make millions without really trying. It was just that kind of place- gorgeous really. When it was finally time to close up shop, I just packed everything up and stored it in my basement. But now, I really need to unclutter my life (you know how that is) and started opening the cartons. They still smell like my little slice of heaven (patchouli and honey). So this is what inspired me to pick 1 (or in this case 3) forgotten items and give them their day in the sun once more. Alright, I have prattled on long enough. The Fleur de lis trunk (which is really cool, but not from the old shop) is from my local flea and I picked it up a few weeks ago. The black cast iron candle holder IS from the old shop , as is the swinging light fixture and black trinket box. The cast iron French poodle door stop is another recent flea find. WOW! I feel lighter already. Now Im off to make room for my old friends ~ this may take awhile.

Have a great weekend everyone ~
Dee xo

15 comments:

  1. I love that trunk! I like to imagine the treasures I would find there! Thanks for sharing! Anne

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  2. I love everything that you showed us today but i am really admiring that great trunk!!

    Debbie

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  3. I can imagine your shop, I'm sure it was wonderful! These are very lovely items and I hope you find the room for them!

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  4. Great treasures Dee! How I would have loved going in your shop! Thank you for sharing!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your treasures. It is fun to mix the old treasures you had with some new finds. It always makes a great vignette. Have a fun weekend.

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  6. Hi Dee,
    I like your vintage black cast iron pieces. I collect a bit of it myself. Love the poodle doorstop. I am diggin' that fleurs-des-lis trunk (so would my sis)!

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  7. Beautiful vintage pieces!
    Happy VBF!
    xojanis

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  8. Love the candelstick and old box all decked out in black, but your peopnies are just beautiful.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Kathleen

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  9. Ooh...everything is so very pretty!

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  10. love the poodle bookend and the flowers and the black box and well I just love it all! great post

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  11. Fabulous vintage black pieces and I totally covet your pink peonies!!!
    Happy weekend wishes from Germany sends you
    Carola

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  12. What a sweet little poodle ... and I can just about smell the peonies from here! I enjoyed your shop story as well.

    Happy VBF!

    xo
    Jill

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  13. Hi,
    I have that same box in your first photo, but mine is painted a pale aqua. I got mine at a tag sale for $4.00! It looks great on my sewing table. It is nice to see it in another color, too.

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  14. I think I'd try putting the poodle nose down. That's one of the best tricks a poodle does in a circus act. Walk on its front feet! Try it, you might like it.

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