Monday, October 24, 2016

French Market ~ Sweet Salvage ~ Part Deux

So we're back and I Hope you got your Francophile On for Today's Post my Friends?  I could totally Go French, I really could, Love the Style and the Joy of Life it always Imparts to me.   Among all of the Countries my Parents lived in during our Nomad Years they said hands down France was their absolute Favorite Locale.  I even spoke fluent French as a Child... now it's a distant Memory and too Vague to recall well.

Too bad, it's one of the most Romantic of the Romance Languages... you can even say something insulting in French or with a French Accent and it sounds Sexy and Cool, right?  *LOL*   The French Countryside is Idyllic looking and French Style is so very Editorial and Classy.

So French Market... what does that Evoke an Image of on the Canvas of your Imagination my Friends?   I know what I instantly think upon... and the consummate Flea Market comes to mind.  Nothing quite like an Authentic French Flea Market to procure the best of everything that those with a Love of Old Dream about owning!!!

Here in America we tend to think of Flea Markets as being of the Park N Swap variety with cheesy inferior products... but in Europe, the Flea Markets are a Big Deal and the Real Deal so you can procure Killer Inventory.  Or the Flower Markets where every Flower under the Sun are Fresh and being hawked for the most Glorious of Bouquets you might want to arrange in your Homes!  And across the World the Farmers Markets, Fish Markets and Spice Markets or Casbahs are Amazing and you can buy so many Wonderful Wares, Culinary Delights and Fresh locally grown or caught Foods!!!

I get annoyed when someone connotes a Flea Market as somehow being inferior in what it might offer, because if it's a Real Deal Flea Market, they have no Idea what they're missing and not experiencing!  I also know that by making that erroneous assumption, they never have actually been to one... not a Real Deal one anyway.  And definitely not a European one!

I really Enjoyed this Interpretation of French Market... because all of the Stylists, Designers and Artisans had Created pure Magic and Sourced some really Wonderful Product for us Desert Dwellers to drag Home to our Lairs and bring in a little European Flair perhaps.

Yes, our Individual Interpretations of French Style may be way off the mark in our Homes and we've taken certain Liberties to be sure. *Winks*  Because not everyone is going for Authentic or might not be a Purist when it comes to any Style actually... I know I'm definitely not!

I tend to do every Style my own Flamboyant Weird and Wonderful way to suit myself.   But many of the Elements I do really Connect to, such as this Cushion on the little Day Bed Seat... so Cute!   I like to find Grain or Feed Sacks with Wonderful Graphics or Authentic Country Embroidery Elements on these Utilitarian Fabrics that are now being fully Appreciated and Coveted for Styling with.

And so lets revisit that Fab deconstructed Fainting Couch with the Killer Cushion... you have no idea how much I'd Love one of these in the Juliet Room.  Tho' logistically getting it upstairs is easier said than actually done, which is why few pieces of large furniture has made it up yet even a year later!  *LOL*  The only thing I'd change is a big squishy Hand-Made Gypsy Cushion for the Head Rest area to put my Stamp and Style on it.  The Hue and Aging of that Cushion Fabric tho' is Divine and cannot be Improved upon!

All of the Statuary Sold Out fast at this Event, I barely had time to Photograph any of it before it had the Yellow Sold Signs or was being whisked off to it's new Homes.   Garden Statuary is Hot and On-Trend right now so scoop the Killer pieces up whenever you can Find them and get to them first my Friends!   Word Up... he or she who hesitates will be Lost and they'll end up at someone else's Lair otherwise!

But you needn't be in the market for anything elaborate or hard to Source, the Simple Elements and Utilitarian Treasures also abounded, especially for the Farmhouse Kitchen.  Whether you're going American Farmhouse or European Farmhouse makes no difference, this Classic Timeless look could be had and there was enough of it available to go around without a smack down to get to it first!  *LOL*

I had a hard time getting a Darling Lady from in front of this Vignette in order to be able to Share it... she was desperately wanting to Purchase the Vintage Stools and was Guarding them within an inch of her Life!  *Smiles*   I don't blame her, Killer Stools, but I simply HAD to Share that Bar slash Sofa Table Created from a Reclaimed Iron Fence and Salvaged Lumber... Swoon Worthy!  I Promised her I was only taking Images and would not snatch anything... I'd even go get an Associate to Assist her afterwards.  We struck that Deal and here you are!  *Smiles*  Yep, Clearly Visible Spirit Orb near that Gate... as Attached to it's Loveliness as that Lady was.

And for the DIY Crowd do not forget to Shop the Warehouse because you can find Salvage and Industrial Elements galore my Friends!   Since my Vibe leans towards that Aesthetic I always spend an inordinate amount of time Sourcing what I Like or might Need there.   It helps that they also have the Artisan Sweet Treats and Refreshments there in the Warehouse and in the Courtyard if you've worked up an Appetite whilst Shopping.  *Winks*

Well, I'm cranking out these Posts inbetween taking The Young Prince to his Football Games and Honor Guard Competitions these past few days... he's at it from Sunup to Sundown with a Marathon of Practices, Games and Competitions.  I Wish I could attend some, but this year the Competition is at University of Arizona so it's spendy and very far, so alas, we just couldn't take the whole Family.  Funding his Fees and Meals has been all the paltry Budget could manage this year.  Being in Honor Guard and Band don't come Cheap that's for sure!  Yowsah!  I Feel like a Promoter for a Rock Band or something as much as it's Cost me!  *LOL*  But he Loves it and he's Excelled at it, so it's all Good, we make a way.


So my Friends, til part Trois of this Post Series of the French Market... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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