Category: French Decorative Arts

  • Last week in Paris, our Paris Antiques Trip group hit the antiquing jackpot with loads of great finds and an abundance of great weather. Wonderful sunshine was ours as we wandered the various flea markets, antique shops, consignment stores and fairs in and around la Capitale. At the end of each day, everyone was loaded down with…

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  • Not long ago, I promised myself no more books. As a former French professor and a book lover in general, I have way too many books and can’t seem to edit my collection. But this past spring, a fabulous new French volume appeared that I just couldn’t pass up. Jacques Garcia, Twenty Years of Passion: The Château…

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  • If you’ve ever been to France, you know that the French have a definite sweet tooth. Pastry shops can be found every other block in Paris it seems, with their colorful and picture-perfect sugary confections lined up in neat rows just waiting to be carried home for dessert. Interestingly, the word ‘dessert’ comes from the…

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