Shopping for French Antiques

Antique shopping is one of my favorite activities, especially when visiting Europe. The last time I was in France, I hopped from puce to brocante all the way from Paris to Provence. Nearly everything I encountered, from sofas to soap dishes, was influenced by the historically opulent French design aesthetic. This made browsing endless collections of eighteenth and nineteenth-century bric-a-brac a visual delight. I found some beautiful things and had a wonderful time. PARIS PROVENCE IMAGE DETAILS: Images 1 and 2 were taken at our Paris Airbnb. Images 3-5 were…
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Paris: Spring in the City of Light

It really is true what they say about Paris in the spring, it’s unbelievably picturesque. Flowers are in bloom, fluffy clouds are overhead, and a sprinkling of rain feels refreshing between warm days. During my week long stay I lived like a local, took over 4,000 photos and made some incredible discoveries. I truly enjoyed every moment I spent in the City of Light. I climbed to the top of Notre Dame to visit the gargoyles. Scoured the puces for antique treasure. Experienced the city from the top of the Eiffel tower…
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Antique Citrine Jewelry

Citrine’s warm golden hue is the embodiment of sunshine. It’s richness is intoxicating and I can’t resist it. Luckily 18th and 19th century jewelers were also attracted to the stone. I’ve been fortunate to add a number of antique citrine pieces to my collection and they are some of my favorites. Like all gemstones, citrine is said to have properties that transcend physical form. The stone is thought to be warming, energizing and able to activate creativity. It is also said to enhance concentration, raise self confidence and help to release negative…
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