Showing posts with label collecting in France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collecting in France. Show all posts

Friday, October 10, 2008

Back to the French Markets

I've had so many things to write about that it's given me writer's block. Isn't that ironic? So I'm postponing the jewelry post for one of my "truly dancing through Paris" posts. These photos were taken on my trip last month (I can't believe it was just last month, it seems like it was ages ago) at the Sunday markets of Provence.

French cheese, anyone? I love cheese. I can eat a LOT of cheese. I almost look pregnant in that last picture. I'm almost 35 weeks now and counting down! My belly is a lot bigger than that in the photo. Next Tuesday I have an ultrasound and will get an idea of how big (or small) this baby is going to be. Cecilia was 8 lbs and Marcelo was 5 1/2 lbs so I'm hoping for something in between.
When in France I must have my daily "pain au chocolat". My favorite is in Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, at this little "boulangerie". I was the total tourist and took pictures there too, luckily the "boulanger" obliged.

This boulangerie is very close to the central cathedral in Isle, so we usually go to the Sunday morning mass and then pick up our fresh breakfast to eat at a sidewalk cafe with a cafe au lait. Our purchases from this last trip are already crossing the Atlantic, so if everything goes well, it will arrive before the baby. I purchased the most exceptional collection of antique crowns I have honestly ever seen. Stunning jewels, original gilding, etc. I also purchased a collection of antique embroidered napkins that I look forward to offering in the shop. Enjoy my pictures...I took lots more to follow in future posts, including of some of the great dishes I ate!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A French Kitchen

We've been going to France for so many years that we now have personal relationships with many of the dealers. We often go to their homes for lunch or dinner. These photos are in a country house in Provence not too far from Avignon and Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue. I just love their kitchen which is full of collected pots and pitchers and the chandelier is made from forks. French creativity at its best. It is cramped and tiny, fine and whimsical, and the fresh cheeses and wines they serve us always taste better than at a restaurant. I can't wait until my next trip.

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