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Monday, February 25, 2013

MY LITTLE FRENCH CORNER

My little French corner (no, not French Quarter) is in our front entry.  Although the tea table is not French, it is a piece of furniture I’ve always loved.  My Mother bought it for me when we were antiquing together about 35 years ago.  I love the beaded wood and the original glass in the doors. (That glass does NOT need to be cleaned.  That is glare from the lights in the room.  That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it!)

table front
tbltop
When I spotted this cloche with all the Frenchiness on it, I had to order it.


eifl twr on cloche
Can you see my little Quimper pottery French people who populate this cloche?


quimper btr
Please pretend that this tarnished silverware and the vintage blue vase that holds it are French.

 

fltware btr
My brandy snifter, turned upside down to simulate a cloche, holds a little drawing of the Eiffel Tower.


brandy snifter
I bought this framed tapestry at an estate sale several years ago.


eifl tower tapstry

 
The French book belonged to my Mother.
book

The settee is upholstered in French toile.

setee
When my sweetheart and I were newlyweds, I found these pieces of needlepoint in a junk store.  They must have been created by someone in the same personality group as me.  She never made them into whatever they were supposed to become, so I framed them.  I think the little boy on the rocking horse is holding a French flag, so I have decided they are French. 

 

boy-horz
Between those “French” needlepoint pictures, I hung another framed tapestry I purchased at an estate sale.  I apologize for all the glare in my photos.  I didn’t realize I was posting such glare-producing photos – cloches and glass fronted pictures.  What was I thinking?


cow tapstry
My little folding table has a French coat of arms on it. 
coat of arms
I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.  Thanks for coming to see my little corner of France.  I’ve been so busy with my two granddaughters (who are staying with us part time) that I haven’t been able to visit many of my favorite blogs.  I’m not going to miss those posts though.  I’ll be there soon.  laurie