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Maintenant is now on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/frenchvintageandantiques?ref=hl

I'm Christine, I have 2 Etsy stores but Maintenant was my first store, I opened it when I lived in UK but did not really start selling on Etsy until March 2012. I find myself attracted to all sorts of antique and vintage pieces. I love to think of the history behind a piece and how many people touched, enjoyed, admired or used it. I hope you enjoy my finds. I love to mix styles and often have an eclectic mix of old and new and different eras in my home.

Rue Vert De Gris is my second Etsy shop and was born from my love of metal, wood, leather and lots of very natural looking things as well as some really fun quirky things that I…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 8
  • Joined January 1, 2010

Favorite materials

Vintage French linen, hemp, wool, cotton, aluminum, rusty metal and all things French, retro, mid century and industrial

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About

Hello, thank you for taking time to read my profile,

Maintenant is now on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/frenchvintageandantiques?ref=hl

I'm Christine, I have 2 Etsy stores but Maintenant was my first store, I opened it when I lived in UK but did not really start selling on Etsy until March 2012. I find myself attracted to all sorts of antique and vintage pieces. I love to think of the history behind a piece and how many people touched, enjoyed, admired or used it. I hope you enjoy my finds. I love to mix styles and often have an eclectic mix of old and new and different eras in my home.

Rue Vert De Gris is my second Etsy shop and was born from my love of metal, wood, leather and lots of very natural looking things as well as some really fun quirky things that I find on my travels.

If you have time to visit my other shop, Rue Vert De Gris it can be found here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RueVertdegris


I live in the South West France, I spent most of my life in cities and towns throughout the UK and now I live in the beautiful French countryside. I am an upholsterer and love to upholster all my vintage chairs and sofas in the lovely French linens and burlap flour sacks that are available here in France. I also restore and sell French furniture, ranging from Industrial, retro as well as pretty, elegant French renaissance pieces. I may get around to selling some on Etsy one day!

You can see some of the furniture I have restored at this stylish Bed and Breakfast in France. It was featured in the United States September issue of Vogue with a photograph of some beds I upholstered in grain sacks.

www.vintagevert.com

I am passionate about all things vintage, everything from chippy French enamel. French linens to Mid Century Modern. I have a real affinity with the past and love the history or the story behind each item. I am very committed to recycling and try to recycle anything I can, even the old fabric I take from the furniture I restore. Buying vintage of course helps the recycling process.

I grow virtually all my own vegetables and try to preserve them in typical French style for the winter months. My neighbours like to give me lots of tips along the way and their knowledge is always appreciated, even if they don't always agree about the best way to do things! I love all animals but have a terrible fear of rodents which can make life in rural France difficult at times! I try to live a simple organic life with the odd glass of champagne thrown in… a girl must have some glamour in her life especially now that I have virtually given up my heels to live in rural France

If you can't find exactly what your looking for, please ask, I may already have it but if not I can find it for you.

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