It has been really exciting this week as Julia and I have opened
a new Etsy shop called
which sells all the lovely vintage treasures we find at flea markets and attic sales.
Also part of the team is Celestine, who is 'our girl in Paris'. Celestine has been the inspiration for the shop and she adds a touch of her Parisian flair to Vintage Belle Epoque.
We have got off to a fantastic start as one of our items was selected to be in a 'treasury' on our first day of trading. We couldn't believe that our lovely blue enamel Number 7 had been spotted so quickly! These French house numbers are not easy to buy as they are not available in French hardware shops so if you want a new one you have to apply to the local mayors office. Julia spotted this in a 'brocante' near Villedieu les Poeles. It was one of our first purchases and so far this Number 7 has been very lucky for us as lots of people have looked at our shop via the treasury, which was compiled by Val who is a Canadian textile artist.
On Day Two, we sold our first item to Wendy, a lovely Australian lady who adores all things French. We packaged this brioche mould 'toute suite' and it is now on it's way to the other side of the globe. I love the way that ETSY links buyers and sellers from all over the world!
If you have a love of vintage 'shabby chic' French style do pop in to our shop and see what we have listed at the moment. We are adding to our stock all the time and listing items as quickly as possible so we hope you find something to treasure!