Lessons in Living a French Life

Bringing a touch of French culture to everyday life

Le Shop | Every Object Has A Story

Curation | a thoughtful approach to adding things to one’s home

I adore old things. Objects with a story. Le Shop is my personal, curated collection of vintage European finds. Everything is hand selected. I consider not only the beauty of an object but how it will be used. How does it feel when you hold it? Can I glean something about the maker or previous owner? Thoughtfully crafted items have the ability to elevate the ordinary. They invite us to reflect and appreciate the significance of our everyday tasks. Why can’t something that is useful also be beautiful?

Whether a vintage find or a handmade piece created by moi, every treasure in Le Shop passes through my hands. I love everything I sell. If it doesn’t speak to me as beautiful and functional, it doesn’t find its way into my market basket or into the curated collection. I gravitate toward a soft color palette and simple, quality design. I enjoy rich textures and lots of character. You’ll find vintage linens that become softer with time and use, handmade French copper ware that proudly displays its patina, and the timelessness of mid century design that goes with any decor. I want objects to grow with a person’s style so that for years to come they remain a part of the owner’s story.

Houses become homes once we add ourselves to them. When we organize, edit, and invest in what we love, we create the life we want to unfold within her walls. It’s a very personal process. My clients have an affinity for vintage objects that have a rich narrative. They know the mark of quality, appreciate the creative process, and define luxury often by the pleasure of using simple, beautiful things that make an ordinary day more special. They are passionate about French style and sensibilities which looks for balance between a refined, well-edited space and the sensuousness of texture and warmth of comfort. It is an emphasis on process and presentation without forgetting the importance of simplicity and livability. French style takes into account the character of the piece, the inspiration behind its origins, and an understanding that there is always more to tell than what you first might see. 

It is my pleasure to be your connection to French culture and design.

Please ask questions about size, condition, or origin on anything in Le Shop before you purchase. Vintage and antique items have a wonderful worn, patina look & feel that make them special. I do not sell items that are clearly damaged and I note if there are imperfections or repairs. Items are sold "As Is" meaning as described and photographed. No matter the object, rest assured each item is packed and shipped with extreme care. All you need to do is to select your favorite things and enjoy your vintage one-of-a-kind treasures when they arrive at your door.

Unless otherwise noted, products are shipped from France within 3 days of payment via DHL.

It usually takes 2-3 weeks to arrive. We accept major credit cards and Paypal.

Set of Large Pewter Soup Spoons
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Set of Large Pewter Soup Spoons
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Decorative Bavarian Porcelain Plate
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Small Vintage French White Bowls
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