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 11, in 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!