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Cathy on Apr 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous, highly recommend this seller
Angela on Feb 3, 20195 out of 5 stars
Soooo wonderful ! I`m sending you a photo from my " boudoir " ;o)
Arsenal Supply on Jan 31, 20195 out of 5 stars
Awesome trim. Just what I was looking for. A great conductor of business. Very happy with this purchase.
IM on Dec 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful gold ribbon, many thanks!
Emily on Oct 24, 20185 out of 5 stars
Another exquisite 18th century hat to feed my obsession. Thank you again!
kitson on Oct 15, 20185 out of 5 stars
I was so impressed with the care and beauty with which these items were packed. Stella was generous enough to sell me her personal prints when I enquired about another set. The prints were accompanied by a charming note and a lovely tapestry fragment. It was like purchasing from a high end boutique which is actually what this shop is without the inflated prices. This seller is knowledgeable, interesting and kind; one couldn’t ask for more. I will checking her listings regularly. Many thanks, dear Stella.
kitson on Oct 15, 20185 out of 5 stars
These are even better than pictured and arrived so beautifully packaged with great care and real style. I can’t say enough about how delightful this seller and her shop are. I was given a very good price and excellent communication through out the process. I think Stella has one of the best eyes on Etsy and she is a real pleasure to interact with. Thank you so very for my charming boxes.
Clarence on Aug 22, 20185 out of 5 stars
Very nice deal. Great vender. Thanks very much.
Cynthia on Aug 19, 20185 out of 5 stars
The kindest seller -- so thoughtful -- and a delightful, vibrant addition to my study collection!
pjmilne831 on Aug 17, 20185 out of 5 stars
Lovely vintage gold ribbon from a very helpful seller. Thank you so much once again.
Based in the Netherlands but having one foot in the South of France, I am lucky to combine the best of two worlds.
On bright days my homecountry is flooded with this beautiful northern light. Having inspired painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer already in the 17th century, it inspires me today to create items from the little scraps of fabric and paper or the pieces of giltwood I have collected over the years.
The other part of the world I call home is the Provence. My husband and I are the happy owners of a tiny appartment, really nothing special except for the fabulous location in the Drôme provençale. During our stays there, I enjoy the sun, the fragrances of lavender and ‘garrigue’, the singing of cigales. Of course I never fail to go out searching and hunting for treasures that add to my collection.
About my found treasures: my heart beats faster when discovering somptuous silks and brocades, but I also love the more humble remnants of the past, a faded toile, handloomed linen and sturdy hemp. According to its condition I decide to leave the fabric untouched or – if the fabric is not in mint condition or simply to scrappy - to use it for my projects: a pillow, a lampshade or something else.
I really have a weak spot for giltwood. I simply cannot resist old church candelabers or any other antique architectural element with the right patina - a little time worn, showing traces of the past in a way which is simply impossible to produce today. I love to turn these fragments into lampbases, giving these elements a new purpose, a new life.
Ever since I studied French history and literature I found my mind wandering to 18th century France, also poetically known as the age of ‘la douceur de vivre’. Books are still important to me. Reading memoirs or a correspondence is seeing people to come alive. Their voices may not be heard any more but they still speak, and they speak directly to us. I think this is exciting.
to be continued...
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