Today was another amazing day of finding some superb French antiques, including a brilliantly carved Normandy marriage armoire to go with the fantastic walnut one we found yesterday–will post some photos! Today was also a great day for lighting, chandeliers, vases to create lamps, wall sconces, etc–fun fun fun.
Unless you think it is all glamor, here is one of the thousands of messy dives we work through!
Here is a detail of the armoire of walnut, 18th century, found in the left stall of the above photo–as found straight from a house and filthy, but what a scallop shell carved apron!
Old Mother Hubbard lost her garden shoes of cast stone and we bought them today!
And of course we do have to play a bit–here I am in front of Nespresso, our favorite New York and Paris afternoon coffee break for coffee over two scoops of ice cream covered with whipped cream and shaved chocolate–one of their many irresistible treats!
And of course Elizabeth gets to play too–trying out the electric runabout by Renault (6,000 euros)–a fun town car if you don not need windows, heat, etc!
Tomorrow its off to the markets, then a night flight to London and into the Cotswolds on Sunday!