Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Havre, Belgium Farmstead

An old Farmstead
in Havre, Belgium
The owner and his wife
have lived here since the 1960's
and it is chock full of
Welcome, browse, like anything?

Antlers anyone?

I could listen to this all day
in pristine condition from Germany

You can see the owner's reflection in the mirror,
wrapping up my purchase!

There are usually icons under these cloches
French Vases filled with flowers work too!

Very old, French Reproduction
I love the sweetness

Quite old, Louis XV Style

This is quite large, from England.  I think this would be lovely
as an island in a Farmhouse kitchen

From the Flanders region of Belgium

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vignettes of the Guest Room

The Guest Room

Chinoiserie, Rococo, some down home on the Farmstead...

a few Staffordshire Pups....

and an oil painting or two and I am good to go!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Historic Row House in Brussels

Our Friend likes to find
old discarded
chandeliers and pieces of
at flea markets and brocantes around Belgium
and turn them into
Which are still works in progress
But when finished will be

This house has great hardware!

 This stairwell is fabulous, however my photography skills are not!

Looking into the Garden

Hall mirror to check yourself coming in and going out!

Front Door of the Entrance Hall

Stained Glass Window above the Front Entrance Door

Kitchen Floor Tile

Lil' Norman has friends all over the world!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Saturday Morning Stroll in Brussels, Bruxelles, Ixelles, with Friends

Parks abound as well as iron work.

The ironwork is so detailed.  Do you see the little face?

The Sablon Antique Market!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Treasures from a Countryside Trek

A little adventure
in the Countryside
of Belgium
with a friend
can mean
box of

Wonder where the shop Anthropologie gets their ideas...
none other than the countrysides of
Belgium and France

Today this little Belgian Pressed Glass Beauty
holds a tower of limes!

Louis Phillipe Cigarette Set...I think for pencils and my business cards...

A little French Shell Dish for jewlery or soap or...

Sweet.  French Plates...6 of them!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

At the Auction

Three out of Five
not such bad odds
at the Auction
in Belgium

Rafraichissoir en porcelain de Paris fond rouge peint d'un medaillon de fleurs edition d'art Couleuvre

  Paire de sujets en porcelaine anglaise Staffordshire -Chien au panier-fin 19eS

Cornet en porcelaine VALENTINE fond bleu medaillon de fleurs rehauts d'or 19eS