Monday, May 6, 2013

Parisian Hideaway Gets Finishing Touches

It's almost time for our first shopping event since we closed our retail store 2 months ago. Boy, time flies by!    This Friday and Saturday, we present to you for your shopping pleasure- Parisian Hideaways.   From 10 am to 3 pm, you can explore our Paris apartment.  Located at 42 Sherwood Terrace, Unit 11in Lake Bluff. our apartment is in a commercial, office area behind Pasquesi's Home and Garden.
For the next several days, we will be layering the special touches- handmade items, special antiques and fresh flowers.   Yesterday, Candy pulled together the little details in some of the rooms and I want to share them with you. 

Our fabulous Ladies salon.  Candy worked her magic styling these book shelves.  I want everything for my office at home!    

 Details on the silver tray used on the black chalk painted ladies desk.
 Hand made embellished tassels, antique French documents and old mother of pearl opera glasses.
 love this gold antique Victorian planter used to corral the ribbon tied  letters.

Notice the detail on the front apron of the black desk- embellished with gold details.
Perfect sized ladies desk!

Old French documents tied with dried roses and waxed string- so pretty to lay on a desk.

Beginning elements in the bistro- majolica plates and vintage green glasses

An incredible old umbrella stand of a mythological baby boy.  We have re-purposed it as a mantle or buffet piece as it is too magnificent to sit on the floor.  We wanted to enjoy all the details of the metal work of art.  We are using it to hold wine and towels.  I just love it!  
We have positioned it in front of a zinc mirror-  too cool a look!!

Lots of vintage china and crystal. Love these particular champagne coups- look like old Baccarat.

A series of old French doors used as back drops in a room

Found this idea on a picture on the Internet and had to copy it!  All the girls want one for their bars.
So in the foyer of our Paris Apartment-
Our little piece of whimsy- that we made from a door bell button from Home Depot!!!
And trust me- the champagne will be flowing when this first one is done!!
Hope to see everyone this weekend! 


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love it all! I cannot get to your Paris apartment as I do not live there. Would you tell me the price of the french documents and let me know if you ship?

Thank you

The enchanted home said...

GORGEOUS! How I wish I were closer I would be first in line. Will anything be offered online? Just stunning!

Mariterese said...

Cannot wait
Leaving Austin on a jet plane Chicago bound tomorrow morning
So gorgeous !

Laurell Banner said...

Looks so beautiful. Lots of hard work and good friends.

Katha said...

Magnificent! So very special! What fun it has been! Lucky me to have been a part of it!

Katha said...

Magnificent! So very special! What fun it has been! Lucky me to have been a part of it!

Christy said...

Gorgeous! Everything is unique and special. Love it all.

savvycityfarmer said...

I'm counting the minutes until Friday!

should I bring my own glass?

Marlen said...

So Sorry I can't be there! I'm sure it will be great! Good Luck!! Marlene

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

You have some absolutely fabulous treasures Susan.

I am not surprised those gorgeous champagne coupes flew out the door.

Happy Weekend.

Paul x