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French Flea market antiques

Atelier de Campagne was created by the concerted efforts of Trinidad Castro and

Johan de Meulenaere. When they first met about 15 years ago, they discovered that

among their affinities, they both had a love for antiques and unique object d’art.

Trinidad had a background in Art and Johan had a degree in Interior and Furniture

Design.  Years later, when Johan returned to his native Belgium, they decided to

venture together and create an antique import business.  Johan as the creative force

in Europe, hunts for and gathers the one-of-a-kind mirrors, chandeliers, and pieces

of furniture that they are known for, and also creates new treasures by “marrying”

elements from old pieces of furniture with other artifacts, recycled wood, etc.

Trinidad on this side of the Atlantic busied himself developing the business and

building the clientele by participating in major gift shows, antique fairs, and tending

to their store-front.  In the summer they both travel through France selecting

beauties to bring to the U.S.  Their treasures have been featured in several

national magazines and clients fly in from several states to shop in their

bi-annual container sale, which takes place in their gardens in Corralitos…

Background via Johan …

I first discovered Atelier de Campagne through Antiques by the Bay‘s

monthly flea market just off the San Francisco bay…earlier post here

Trinidad and Johan hold huge container sales twice a year in Corralitas, a

tiny town in Santa Cruz county, California, with hand picked European

treasure pulled together and shipped from their warehouse in Belgium,

20 miles from the border of France. The next container is due at the port

on April 18th, with the container sale tentatively set for the weekend

of April 24, 25 if all goes well. On their website they have listed a large

quantity of items that will be on this container, and are allowing preorders

with a 50% deposit. In addition to items shown here, pages of

other glorious items are viewable on their website here

French antique glass domes

French glass domes circa 1890’s filled with vintage books…

Several Dome de Marriage with preserved wedding bouquets c 1930’s

and an assortment of empty glass domes will also come in…

French garden chairs

Another view of assembled glass domes…

and worn metal garden furniture…

Marble top antique French console

The Belgian warehouse adds the perfect rough backdrop to

photograph a lovely blend of grays from vintage to antique…

from soft French curves to industrial cachet….

French chair

Gray, gray, and more gray…bliss…

Antique French trumeau mirror

Myriad of mirrors….

antique French garden finials

Beautiful stone finials…

Garden art is always a major part of their look…

Vintage Belgian design

Belgian brick maker’s tabletops en masse…

All manner of attractive vintage storage…

over sized wicker basket as table…

vintage French metal basket

French Bakers trolley

c. 1940

Imagine the jostling baguettes…

British laundry drums…


Large enough for olive tree standards…

Inimitable patina of aged metal…

And crusty 19th century French garden urns…

You won’t regret dipping into their website here

View videos of previous container sales below…

Its wonderful to have a bit of France…and Belgium..

in my own backyard…who else is going?

French antiques

Atelier de Campagne


15 Mountain View Rd

Corralitos, CA 95076 USA

Phone (831) 724 8986 cell (831) 818 9685

email atelierdc@aol.com