Wednesday, November 11, 2009

French Fry, French Buy: Circa 1730

If you can't make it to the Paris flea markets this year, it's okay. Breathe.There are many Parisian vintage finds (and fakes) online, though it might equate to the cultural experience of throwing on a scarf and strolling down Les Puces de Saint-Ouen.

This vintage french chair is upholstered in a vintage Belgian grain sack, but it is more a chic splurge than save. C'est la vie!

(But if you can live without the vintage fabric, this Louis VXI side chair will only put you back $279 (right)).

A French floral sconce (below) retails under $200. It, too, replicates 18th century French decor. In front of the mirror, there's two holders for 1-inch size candles,which is just another way to brighten up an abode in the dead of winter.

This King's cheese knife (below) is made out of pewter and selling for $42. Either cut your brie with it or have it on hand for a holiday or thank-you gift. Everyone is French when it comes to cheese!

Lastly, why not find a French letter and frame it? You can either sprinkle it in with other prints and paintings for a full montage of wall decor or do a series of letter prints. This vintage French letter (above) is selling for $9. Who cares what it says if it is in the language of love; no one else will have this hanging on their powder room wall!

P.S. In case you can't jet off to Paris this year, here's a directory of all the best flea markets: keep your eye out, some of the sites note they will begin selling merchandise online soon.

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