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antique textilesJust a quick hello! A week to go before Jermaine and I stage our French Summer Market at her lovely home in Santa Barbara. After four years of blogging…there will be many “Trouvais” style items…lavender sachets and dyed linens and antique 17th -18th century textiles. My best sachets are made with 18th c silks, backed with Wendy Lewis (Loody Lady on Ebay) hand loomed 19th c French linen. A press of the sachet and the scent of Trouvais Lavender Hill 2014 crop lavender will infuse the air.

French Flea dyed linens

 I am wedging one of my antique mannequins in the back of the car, bringing a 19th c French campaign trunk, that 19th c red French linen ticking mattress from my antique dealer friend and fellow blogger Karin Jansky in Perigord. I’ve got Carolyn Quartermaine pillows and textiles, architectural salvage pieces, copious amounts of Bella Notte bedding, c. 1920 feathers and trims and ribbons. Various and sundry French flea market items.  There will be all the color palettes I love…the neutrals…crisp white to stone to inky grays…

dyed antique linensCarolyn Quartermaine

Blush colors with gold…

Quartermaine dyed script pillow

Initials and script and floral..

I’m looking forward to showing off some of my favorite antique textiles. My home is a haven of neutrals…but this is where I like to have fun with color and pattern.

I’m bringing as much as I can fit in for the drive down to Santa Barbara! Jermaine and I are looking forward to meeting all of you that are planning to come. I am sure a few items will be making their way back and I will offer them on Coup d’Oeil later. And we will definitely take lots of pictures!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The French Summer Market