Nan and Dermot's Profile

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First, thank you so much for visiting us. To introduce ourselves, we are a husband and wife team, he's Irish and I'm American, who live in France. For a number of years now, we have had a business selling fine French vintage and antique linens, and a selected group of other vintage and antique items, worldwide. In the past years we have sold hundreds of items to buyers in over 44 countries all over the world. Previously we sold exclusively on a large, well known Internet site, (you-know-who) with 100% positive feedback, but about 6 years ago a French friend told us about Etsy. Etsy looked to us to be much more 'personalized' and 'friendly', with lots of style and creativity...just what we like! And very quickly we have found that to the case. Since we have had a shop here on Etsy, we have made so many real friends ...and our business has been successful far beyond our expectations. We think that is in large part because of Etsy's…

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  • Born on November 21
  • Joined September 27, 2010

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Vintagefrenchlinens
French Vintage Linens and Antiques

About

First, thank you so much for visiting us. To introduce ourselves, we are a husband and wife team, he's Irish and I'm American, who live in France. For a number of years now, we have had a business selling fine French vintage and antique linens, and a selected group of other vintage and antique items, worldwide. In the past years we have sold hundreds of items to buyers in over 44 countries all over the world. Previously we sold exclusively on a large, well known Internet site, (you-know-who) with 100% positive feedback, but about 6 years ago a French friend told us about Etsy. Etsy looked to us to be much more 'personalized' and 'friendly', with lots of style and creativity...just what we like! And very quickly we have found that to the case. Since we have had a shop here on Etsy, we have made so many real friends ...and our business has been successful far beyond our expectations. We think that is in large part because of Etsy's respect for and support of its sellers. They make it easy for us to concentrate on our customers!

On a personal note, we enjoy a 'country French' life here in this lovely rural area of France. We travel most weekends during the spring and summer to flea markets, 'brocantes' and antiques fairs all over France, searching for the linens and other items we sell, but when at home we enjoy our family--especially our children and our 3 adorable English grandchildren-- when they can visit us, or we can visit them in England...and my son comes to visit us once a year from America...which makes me very happy! Also we enjoy gardening, both flowers and vegetables. I have a lovely rose garden and we have a traditional French 'potager' or 'kitchen garden' and we love cooking what we grow ourselves. We enjoy our friends, our cats, and the on-going challenge of learning French, (we've both gotten pretty good!), as well as the on-going renovation of our old farmhouse. And while my husband does all the 'admin' work for our business, I do lots of washing and ironing which strangely I can say I really enjoy! I'm currently working on a writing project based on our life here and I'd love to find more time to paint, knit and sew--and maybe that will happen! Lately it has...I have been doing more and more art work and even a bit of sewing...especially for our 2 granddaughters.

All in all, we love our life here in France and the work we do to bring these fine old linens and antiques to our customers around the world.

Please do let us know if you have any specific requests. We have a large stock of beautiful things and we enjoy the challenge of finding just what you are looking for.

Again thank you so much for visiting us...and do come back often...we are always adding 'new' old things...and we love making new friends!

Nan Todd and Dermot Bolger

PS: That's my grandmother in the photo. Her spirit is always with me.



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