One Year

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gilded french settee

A year of “nice to meet you”s and pretty pictures….

Still here after 280 posts…

425, 223 views…

4,282 photos in my media file…

Many new friends …

Photo above...Easy Elegance by Atlanta Bartlett

Silk chenille embroidered fichu c. 1810

Chenille embroidered fichu c. 1815

You know I love antique textiles, don’t you?

One of the treasures that caught my eye…

Antique French linen chemise

Antique French linen chemise….

perfect garb for plucking roses in the morning

antique French linen chemise

I guess I’ve collected enough of them…

18th century portrait ivory box

An 18th century portrait on a round ivory box …

for patches…snuff…?

look at the lace detail, the stripes…

Someone treasured this centuries ago and kept it in their pocket….

David Austin”s modern English roses Cressida and Abraham Darby

in front of Wisteria’s faux vintage French flea market paperbacks…

My garden gives me balance and rewards my efforts…

Occasional misfortune is usually countered with

serendipitous beauty, unexpected rewards…

It gives much more than it takes…

French zinc rooftop finials

Being the most economical start to a 1939 fixer upper…

my love of gardening inevitably moved indoors….

I love the concept of moving the outside in …

as well as moving the inside out…

Terra cotta urn

Huge 36″ diameter aged terra cotta garden pot…

Love architectural salvage and classical details…

if this wasn’t so heavy I’d probably move it inside…

I sometimes think of putting a round stone top on it

for alfresco salads..champagne?  Wish you could

drop by….

Bella Notte with antique French linen

Bella Notte’s Whisper and quilted Colette

and stacks of vintage and antique French linen…

Vintage hand loomed textures, quilting, gold and pink tones….

Antique guilded French bed

Here the gold and pink is heightened with thrift shop aqua lace on pillows…

a pretty bohemian style….

Gorgeous antique bed from Atlanta Bartlett again

French rose bucket

Thank you to all my silent and not so silent readers…

Its been wonderful sharing the view with you along my way…

Souvenir de Malmaison

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Antique French Roses

Sometimes I think I chose my antique roses as much for their names as their scent

or form, Souvenir de Malmaison c. 1843 at the back arch, Deuil de Dr. Reynaud

(otherwise known as Philémon Cochet c. 1862) at front. They have more than lived

up to their names and weathered late rains and hot summers with aplomb. I have

“pruned with a shovel” several old roses that sadly didn’t live up to their lovely

names in my garden… Varigata de Bologna, Charles de Mills, Madame Louise

Leveque…all lovely but not quite at home (it wasn’t them, it was me…)

peonies in a border

Here’s a still tightly wound herbaceous peony Kansas at back , and Sarah Bernhardt

in foreground…more difficult to grown in a Northern California garden than tree

peony varieties. I have over thirty plants that I fuss over, and am thrilled to get scores

of buds most years, but they are definitely not a high yield part of my garden. In the

midwest and in Ireland they are veritable weeds…but prima donnas in a hardly cold

enough micro-climate….

foxgloves

Foxgloves…

These showy gals showed up with bells on…

every garden need some carefree and pretty interlopers

Iris Pallida Varigata

A true friend….I placed Iris Pallida Varigata in my garden a decade ago…

puts on a lavender hued haze every spring and her glaucose striped swords

continue to add interest throughout the year….

Trouvais garden photos

In a corner between the house and the garden below…

Devoniensis c. 1838 at the pillar, Mme Isaac Pereire c. 1881

in foreground, modern Davis Austin rose Gertrude Jekyll at back …

As always…to be continued…

Note: I’ve changed the way I load my photos…

if you double click them you will get full page photos

Bright Notes from the Antiques Sale

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Antique French zinc dormer windows

A few more photos from the Atelier de Campagne container sale…

Antique zinc oeil-de-boeuf, plucked from a French mansard roof line…

Bright signage and antique wrought iron grill work….

Click photos twice to enlarge…

Container sale European antiques

Besides the soft tones and gentle patinas

there were some fun brights….

Antique British Fire buckets

My sister bought these vintage fire station buckets…

Sourced from England…perfect for her two young boys…

Behind, a metal baker’s shelving system just waiting

for glass or marble shelves…bottom photo of my last post

also shows her curvy wood ciel de lit, wire baskets,

assorted concrete architectural pieces…

Flea market finds

 

My 80 year old mother spryly secured a few cast iron planters

and an antique, chippy, painted, wrought iron panel..

She’s thinking of using it as a front panel to a side table….

She even managed to score a few succulents in her wire basket…

Belgian linen pillows with type

I was very temperate…but did splurge on this “Haute Provence” linen

bolster pillow at the front, a cement filial, and a few worn paperbacks…

French antique container sale

Left behind were drifts of antique mirrors, architectural salvage, antique blue shutters..

Atelier regularly makes the trek up to Antiques by the Bay (next one Sunday)

so be sure to inquire if you’d like them to put something on their truck for you…

More items shown on earlier Atelier de Campagne post here

Johan from Atelier de Campagne

 

My sister with Johan…

 

Atelier de Campagne

atelierdc@aol.com

 


French flea market shutters

It was a lovely April interlude…

a bit of France, Belgium, England hand selected

and carefully unveiled in a California backyard…

Thank you Johan and Trinidad