Sunday, October 10, 2010

CURIOSITY....Had Me Climbing Paris Stairs

In September, a friend and I were searching for a new lunch spot in St. Germain, Paris....we were drawn in by the restaurant's creative decor!

But what was above?

Lunch had not arrived before my curiosity had me up the stairs....the second floor??
French presentation is daring and creative !!
The impact was increased by allowing our imagination first....and view second.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Paris Antique Dealer Adds Pinch of Humor

This Paris Antique Dealer's recipe to catch a client's eye....included a 'pinch of humor'.
It caught my eye....and left me smiling. WIN, WIN !

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Treasures Found At Marburger Farm Antique Show

Driving home today from the Marburger Farm Antique Show, Round Top Texas and thinking about the treasures of the show.
Treasures to me are those special finds that give you joy, a smile...and make it a day to remember.

In my Marburger booth, the 1917, 4 foot long dog painting was the hit of my booth.
5 minutes after the show opened, a customer's smile said it would be her treasure to take home.

I had a hard time deciding to part with this French papier mache dog ....
I often found myself stroking his nose or playing with his original velvet collar with tiny bell.

I remember my smile in Paris when I discovered this pair of 18th century painted wall brackets
.....easing the pain of waking up before the sun.

This week at Marburger, treasures were everywhere.....the wonderful finds in all the dealers' booths AND the wonderful finds of friends...old and new.

Corey Amaro, Tongue in Cheek blogger was visiting Marburger this week....and brought Yann, known to us all as FH or French Husband.

I am still smiling as I remember her witty, animated stories during the past days.

And Yann deserves a medal for his many kind deeds for dealers during the show, a chest of medals! He even taught me to use Skype on my computer.

Plus the warmest hearts...when Corey heard a plumbing crisis had me searching for a new room (when every room is booked for miles and miles)....she, Yann, and her friend, Lynn (The Side Door Antiques) welcomed me, a stranger, into their rented house.

Treasures to me... special finds that give you joy, a smile...and make it a day to friends.

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