French Flea Market Finds…


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French flea market find

I always enjoy checking in on Lori at Automatism here…

possibly because she was one of the first to comment on my blog

almost two years ago…but mostly because, as a Canadian collage

illustrator (her work here)…she always has a keen eye for beautiful…

French flea market find

She recently recommended the Etsy shop Odd & Old here

and I feel in love with the rough blue and gold patina of this

vintage statue….which after several weeks finally made

its way here from Lillie, France.  Artist's collage

Odd & Old’s shop keeper Linda Dacey trained as a graphic designer

and worked as a commercial illustrator and exhibited in London

galleries throughout the 1990’s before relocating to France in 2001.

French flea market find


Linda’s Etsy Odd & Old shop has pages of finds from the

brocantes around Lillie, France where she lives…


French flea market finds

French flea market finds

French flea market

Odd & Old’s fabulous finds here

You can also get to know Linda at her blog here

Her artist site here has several wonderful mixed media art pieces…

Found art sculpture

pale female 2010
mixed media, found and made, assemblage sculpture

As with most finds…often it’s the person

behind the item that is the most wonderful find…

So glad to meet you, Linda…



A Little Rouge for that Winter Pallor…

circus tent

French Blue & Co’s French Market here

Love this circus tent banner…

heralding her fancy finds…

antique circus

Sold recently on Ebay…

Is the circus on everyone’s mind?

Or is it the stripes that sing to me?

Trouvais antique Toile

Recent find…seduced by the rolling blue trim….

Antique textiles

and the vine clambered tower…complete with wash…

(or antique French linen) tossed o’er the  ramparts…Antique French textiles

Loopy de loopdy loop…Tracing 15 feet of toile…

Love the rose madder sketching…

Could pelmet a bed, or be-ribbon curtain swags…

Favorite colors '11


My favorite color combination these days….

antique French roses

Madame Issac Perrier from last year…

bidding her time….


From Kathy Dalwood’s new cast plaster collection…

The “Tower Bridge Dragoon”  above as photographed for

the British magazine Living Etc Jan ’11 issue

Follow in her artist’s footsteps here

and here

and here

A blog you could get lost in….

Did you see these photos of  Australia stylist

Sibella Court’s home shown here by Design Sponge last year?


Textile artist

From Sibella’s shop The Society here

On of several Australian shops that

carry a new favorite artist….

artist textiles
Tara Badcock of  Paris+ Tasmania…

Get an eye full of her bright and whimsical designs here

or for more shops and info…

Follow her via her blog  The Teacosy Revolution

Off to soak up a bit of sun…

Happy weekend all!