Lessons in Living a French Life

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October: Thinking about preparing fall fare for the family

Welcome to my online brocante shop. Each month, I create a curated collection of vintage European finds. I personally select each treasure and prepare them to be used and enjoyed in your home. I adore everything I sell. If it does not speak to me as beautiful and useful, it does not find its way into my basket. This month, I’m thinking about cooler weather and what soups and casseroles I might prepare for my family. Perhaps, I’ll try my hand again at my aunt’s Alsatian Kugelhof recipe. Or, maybe some Boeuf Bourguignon ala Julia Child’s recipe. No matter, fresh fall ingredients and the right, beautiful kitchen cookware means anything is possible.

Next month, my shop will expand to include handmade items created by moi. I hope to add more things that I repurpose from vintage castaways and lifestyle essentials that are "must haves" in my home as I move into the New Year. (Hard to believe how fast 2019 will find us!) First up will be handmade needle books that I have lovingly sewn from vintage French fabrics and trims. I hope to complete 10 of them that will be ready to ship in plenty of time before the December holidays. I’ll talk more about them in my upcoming Weekly Voilàs. Be sure to subscribe in order to receive all the updates and offers on our website.

As always, please ask questions about size, condition, or origin on anything in my shop before you purchase. Vintage and antique items have a wonderful worn, patina look and feel that make them special. I do not sell items that are clearly damaged and I note if there are imperfections to the original glaze or fabric. Items are sold "As Is" meaning as described and photographed. No matter the treasure, rest assured each item is packed and shipped with extreme care. Unless otherwise noted, products are shipped from Germany within 5 days of payment via DHL. It usually takes 15 business days to arrive.

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