January 29th, 2013

First job this morning was at La Poste to send some parcels back to Oz. Then off wandering around the right bank mostly.  Some gorgeous window displays – in particular the retailers of glasses, jewellery and fashion caught our eye today.  We called in at Astier de Villatte in Rue St Honore and also at… Read More »

January 27th, 2013

We ventured out early this morning to Aux Puces Vanves – another Paris flea market said to be mostly frequented by locals.  This one was very big for a street market and in the cold and rain this morning it was not frequented by very many!  Found a very nice fellow with buttons (bakelite) and gorgeous… Read More »

January 27th, 2013

Some images of Paris markets visited today including Jo fossicking in one stall

January 27th, 2013

Up early this morning and after breakfast out we headed off first to a Brocante market at Maison Radio in Arr 16.  Lots of lovely linen purchased and also some gorgeous little bits: glass doggie knife rests (so cute and the market stallholder kept laughing and going “bow-wow”!) and vintage French postcards with beautiful handwriting… Read More »

January 26th, 2013

Out walking in freezing cold Paris today and saw lots of great ideas.  Dressed for the cold today! Amazing shop in Blvd St Germain with garden stuff and taxidermy, found Betty the Barvelder in Paris! Also, lots of groovy shoes and other window display ideas.

January 23rd, 2013

Arrived in Paris for Maison Objet to heavy and consistent snow – so we had to get out and wander around in it! Our apartment is warm and gorgeous and in a great location in Rue Mazarine in Saint Germain.  Maison Objet is huge (see map) and quite overwhelming to attack in 2 days –… Read More »

November 7th, 2012

      We are always looking for gorgeous vintage bits and bobs for eCasa and here is a sample of some of the stock currently in store.  We found the old 50’s floral fabric on the cushion at the Paris Flea Markets on our last trip and the vintage French tea towels make really… Read More »

September 25th, 2012

You can have such fun with vintage chairs – revitalising them with fun fabrics.  I found both these chairs at auctions and then searched for some gorgeous linens to recover them.  We have a pair of the Edwardian armchairs which would look fabulous in a country house bedroom or sitting room.  And the Bird Chair… Read More »

August 9th, 2012

We had a delivery of wonderful vintage stock in late July 2012 and most stock is now washed, polished and waxed and in the store in Daylesford!  The new stock includes: Fabulous vintage rolling pins, wooden spoons, bread & cutting boards and bread & carving knives Some delightful silver plate serving tongs & knives including for beetroot, butter and… Read More »