Friday, September 22, 2017

September Days...

Autumn finally arrives...September...the gateway to October...one of my fave quotes from Anne of Green Gables..."I'm so glad I live in a world that has Octobers" October is a beautiful month...trees show off their colors...the air is crisp...football & festivals are everywhere...then gorgeous November...Fall here on the west coast is truly beautiful with a golden glow...warm afternoons...clear cool nights...I wish I could put this time of year in slow motion...Fall seems to go by too quickly for me...I savor each day and then there's December...a joyous month...that will arrive soon...but now back to beautiful September...this month I sourced French antiques for a couple of my fave clients and Rue 27 Maison...shopped for mums & pumpkins and added an Autumn feeling to my home...prepared Mimi Thorisson delicious recipe for roasted chicken with  creme fraiche...baked with fresh pears...plums...carrots & fingerlings...a definite taste of Fall...and a big hit with my dinner guests...Sharing a glimpse into the last few weeks...Happy Fall..ya'll 💛






Delicious Creme Fraiche
 chicken from French blogger...Mimi Thorisson

Cheers to Fall dinner...










Cheers to Autumn!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Spring...

Spring...what a beautiful time of year..I live in southern Cali where we have four seasons..this year our winter was colder and wetter than usual & our Spring was very welcomed...the last week has been beyond beautiful here..with our recent rains everything is very green and blooming flowers and trees are everywhere...birds are chirping and the butterflies are doing their Spring dance..we have dined al fresco for the last few nights..I love this wonderful season is just beginning...our nights are still very cool..our afternoons warm..local strawberry stands are everywhere right now and they are delicious...lots of antiquing the last few weeks..working on several exciting projects with antique buying trips on my calendar..Sharing with you a glimpse of the last few weeks at Rue 27 Maison...💛

Al fresco dining last night...


Delicious local strawberries served in my Grandmother's bowl...

Love Spring ferns...

Wine & cheese...

Hydrangea love at Rue 27 Maison...
Spring fleurs at Rue 27 Maison


Love this color of pansies...


Brunch in the courtyard...


Rue 27 Maison...

Cheers until next time 💛

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mirrors & the Blues...

The new year is in full swing...shopping the last few weeks for several projects..sourcing antique & vintage mirrors...French mirrors are always in demand...I love old mirrors especially ones with ghosting..aging of the mercury glass...water gilt and old gilt..both have a patina that appeals to many...Also shopping for blue & white european textiles...Dark blue is one of the Pinterest 100 hottest trends for home decor...I love blue...it goes with many colors & styles and its so very French...Sharing a glimpse into my last few weeks and my love for old mirrors & the blues!


Vintage toile framed mirror at Rue 27 Maison...

Rue 27 Maison..an antique French mirror sits in front of a very old mirror from Spain...

Antique metal framed architectural mirror...


Large starburst mirror at Rue 27 Maison...


Antique Venetian mirror from Rue 27 Maison...vintage French starburst mirror completes the vignette...

Mirrors on the entertaining bar...Rue 27 Maison

Antique French mirror at Les Puces...


Antique gilt mirrors & candlesticks from Rue 27 Maison...


Rue 27 Maison...antique French mirrors with French blue textiles..trending on pinterest & Lonny..top new home decor trend 2017...deep blues!

Until next time...Cheers!




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Joyful...

The most joyous time of year...Christmas! Long anticipated...a time to cherish...spending holidays with family & dear friends...decorating...hanging the stockings & those delicious holiday treats...being thankful for our blessings & most importantly...celebrating Christs birth...beautiful memories made each year...Sharing with you a glimpse into the last week at Rue 27 Maison...

Father Christmas...Christmas greens & vintage mercury glass ornaments...

Pine...plaids...vintage Spode...lots of candles!


Antique angel in the courtyard...

Holiday treats at Rue 27 Maison...


Christmas tree at Rue 27 Maison...

Christ child...

Cheers...Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays...Peace on Earth!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Autumn days...

Autumn days...very beautiful & fleeting...a gorgeous time of year that seems to pass too quickly...Fall mums in all colors are in abundance this year and many varieties of pumpkins are everywhere...very happy the crisp cool weather is finally here...Antiquing this time of year is my fave...many wonderful markets...Halloween is only a few days away and Thanksgiving will be here in a few weeks...such a fun & joyful time of year...sharing a small glimpse into the last few weeks at Rue 27 Maison🎃


Wine & cheese this week...
Cinderella pumpkins at Rue 27 Maison...
Fall mums...


Neutral fall dining with white fall mums...


Southern caramel cake....perfect for fall!
Wine & cheese at twilight...

Fall dining at Rue 27 Maison...


Happy Halloween!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Last days of Summer...

The last weeks of summer are upon us...many schools have began...talk of football is in the air and the first day of fall is just under six weeks away! The days of summer seemed to have slipped by very fast this year...the beginning of September here in Socal always gives us a hint of the beautiful fall days to come with cooler evenings & glowing sunsets. Its been a wonderful summer of traveling...antiquing & entertaining...looking forward to all the festivities of fall...we are buying & already selling many items for holiday entertaining...very much in demand right now...wood cheese boards...baquette baskets...old silver...urns with patina...confit pots...wooden tall candlesticks & anything to do with wine. Sharing with you a few pics of our last few weeks...


Delicious summer dining at Rue 27 Maison...New Orleans bbq shrimp...
New shipment..French altar sticks & chandeliers at Rue 27...

French vintage nesting tables...


Painted French chest at Rue 27...


Just in...French linens...vintage silver...baquette baskets & confits...


Antique wooden horse from France...


French bakery racks  cheese & bread boards...Rue 27 Maison

Summer al fresco dining...Rue 27 Maison


Until next time....Cheers!