Monday, 24 March 2014

Antiquing In France: Accessories and Objet D'Art

We visit France regularly and enjoy scouring all manner of places for vintage finds. Most of what we buy ends up for sale on our website Dazzle Vintage Furniture but I also enjoying just browsing, and bringing home a sneaky piece for myself! 

It's easy to add a bit of French style and elegance to your home with a few choice items. An antique chandelier, some chalkware, a few well chosen pieces of pottery. Accessories can lightened up a dull room, electrify a plain schema and create a talking point. Profiter de la navigation!

Beautiful French chandeliers don't even have to be working to create a focal point

A Louis XVI armchair looks elegant no matter where it is placed

I love the romance of vintage chalkware. This pair of figurines came home with me and will be for sale on the website soon


Religious chalkware figures are very sought after, don't worry about wear and damage, it all adds to the charm

Vintage chalkware - head of a girl

Vintage chalkware - figure of a dog 

These night tables are reproduction, but still very decorative. Shame about the price tag!

Soupieres are great pieces to own, splendidly decorative, they are also useful! You can serve soup in them (the intended use), or like us, keep all your keys and Knick-knacks safe.

The Author

Ali Stokes is the owner of the UK based online boutique Dazzle Vintage Furniture. The website specialises in selling authentic French furniture and accessories which have been imported from France.