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Faux Bois Chair, 19th Century, Ile de France
(complete with moss and lichen)

19th Century Oak Buffet
33"h x 90.5"w x 28.5"d

19th Century France Sconces
44"h x 18"w x 10.5"d

Mid 19th Century Comptoire Table
29.5"h x 119"w x 38.75"d

French metal sconce with mirror inside back 
22.5" h x 14"w x 8"d 
Zinc Top Pedestal Table
29.5"h x 60.75 dia

 19th Century Marseilles France  91.75h x 75w x 17.5d 

Fountaine Orange, 4 spouts, hand-carved limestone
78.25"h x 119"w x 119"d

Pair of Rare Oval Rococo Planters
32.5"h x 56"w x 27.5"d

Buck Cast Iron Bell
9"h x 5"w x 7"d

Luberon Limestone Table
29.5"h x 79.25"w x 42"d

Old Copper Well Bucket 
14"h x 11.5"w x 9.25"d

18th Century, Loire Region
Hand Carved French Limestone
50"h x 20"w x 20"d

Cobblestones, 18th-19th Century France
4"h x 6"w x 6"d
Aged Oak Planters
(many planter options-French, Italian and English designs)

19th Century, French Marble Top Table, Wrought Iron Base
31.75"h x 55.25"w x 28"d

Cow Hide Trunk, imported from France
Brass hardware, leather accents
20"h x 54.5"w x 16"d

Faux Bois Settee (part of a set, see image below) 19th Century Ile de France
I've never been a big faux bois fan until I saw these pieces aged perfectly and complete with moss.-Love!

France, Pair Iron Wall Sconces, (electrified)
15.25"h x 16"w x 8"d

Faux Bois Salon, 19th Century Ile de France
(see chair and settee images above)

French Terracotta Rams Head
15"h x 15"w x 8"d
(this guy's on my wish list)

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l&l collection no. 11

l&l collection no. 12 - It speaks to me.

we like...Atlas Pepper Mills

we like...Atlas Pepper Mills
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Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio
Giovanni Signorini (Firenze)

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At our house:
{Cast iron deer plaque used as wall hook} 9.5"x8.5"x3.5" - $29.

Might I suggest?...

Might I suggest?...
Caprese salad is traditionally made with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese –burrata cheese takes it to a whole new level...

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature
There is something at once familiar and mysterious...

Appennino by Giambologna

Appennino by Giambologna
Between 1568 and 1586 Bernardo Buontalenti built a great palace at Pratolino...

John Saladino Feature

John Saladino Feature
"Every home should be a sanctuary...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box'll be greeted by a peaceful storehouse of colors and textures —Feng Shui Heaven!

The grays have it!

The grays have it!
I've long embraced grays because they are so prevalent in the ancient stone villas...

linen & lavender -origin of a name

linen & lavender -origin of a name
To have a hand in the creation of a peaceful, soulful environment that uplifts, nurtures and inspires...

The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home
In art and design, we refer to negative and positive space...

Dream Weavers - Rumi

Dream Weavers - Rumi
I found my dreams but the moon took me away...

The Heart Expansion Experiment

Wind and Water

Wind and Water
A balanced living environment generates well-being and a balanced life...

"It's a mystery."

"It's a mystery."
Even when all indicators seem in opposition to what I want...

Rose Tarlow, The Private House

Rose Tarlow, The Private House
...interspersed with enchanting memories of her childhood home "Windrift" and inspiration garnered from the green fields of Ireland to antiquing jaunts in the heart of Paris.

Nesting Instinct

Nesting Instinct
...I opened up a bottle of wine and with the centuries-old stone walls glowing in the candle light, I set to work creating my first pasta dish of the trip. (Recipe following.)