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Casual Cottage Chic
Southern California
A romantic with a passion for French and English antiques!
Interests: browsing through a brocante or antique shop/market to find a vintage piece that needs just a bit of refinishing to give it new life, to create one-of-a-kind soft furnishings, vintage wicker is my passion!
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Vintage porcelain French perfume jars...perfect for your vanity! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
Happy birthday to your lovely daughter and to you and hubby for giving her a beautiful life 23 years ago!
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I think you use this to put your Euro/$$ paper money in the cup, screw it on and turn the leaves to press all you can out of your money!!!! We need to squeeze every little bit we can get our of our dollar/Euro these days :-)
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2012 on French Antique Guessing Game at Tongue in Cheek
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Like Carol commented, why is it when you're looking for something specific, in my case a buffet table, that you can't find it!! Oh how I wish you had taken pics of the armoire so we could all drool over it...lol!
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2012 on For the Love of French Antiques at Tongue in Cheek
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Lovely vintage French birdcage with tin pullout bottom and side doors. Perfect for your French decor! Available on our website. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
Safe journey to your home and children in France; thank you for sharing your Calif. visit with us!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2012 on Goodbye Homeland at Tongue in Cheek
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Our oldest cat, a Tuxedo named Oreo, does that too! Reaches out with his paw and touches our arm when sitting next to us or on the desk when we are on the computer. I love it when he does that...a reminder that he wants some attention.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2012 on Another One Makes Four at Tongue in Cheek
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We have six, yes 6, cats...all rescue kitties and love each one "to the moon and back". Lucy is adorable; love the photo in the Barbie tub (could be on a card or calendar page)!
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2012 on Another One Makes Four at Tongue in Cheek
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Always enjoy your adventures in France AND in California, back in Willows. Will you be attending any Sunday flea markets with your mother while here?
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2012 on My Heart has Two Homes at Tongue in Cheek
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My husband of 37 years brings me happiness daily. His hugs warm my heart & soul ;-)
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We are so pleased to be apart of this new and exciting online shopping catalog, Les Boutiques. Just a simple click and you can browse and flip pages with ease right from the comfort of your laptop or ipad! Go to Les Boutiques now at http://www.createmagazines.com/showMagazine.php?mag_id=f5yfnGF/l6Z0oqenm6SnmKV0p6enoKBlYmRk Don't forget to visit our webshop! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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Just like the vintage Coke and Pepsi crates that inspired them, Glitterfarm crates have a ton of uses...$40 each. ♥ party table silverware holders ♥ rustic serving trays ♥ photo props ♥ magazine storage ♥ remote control organizer ♥ Office in-boxes ♥ sewing/quilting/craft boxes Handmade; we only have two left ~ pink and pale blue. Each measures 12"W x 17"L x 5.5"H. Will be shipped within the USA only via FedEx, $15. Email us if interested in purchasing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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We are delighted to be carrying Deb Kennedy's original Sweet Sweater Pumpkins, created from vintage sweaters. Each is unique and a grouping looks so charming in a basket or bowl; or scattered on a tabletop or shelf! We think the soft neutral colors are perfect for year-round decorating and not just for your Fall decor. Prices depend on size ~ Large, Medium and Small. We only have a limited quantity; they are rolling out of the shop! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
Geez, I'm going to sound so "plain Jane" compared to all of you cooks, but in the summer I love to make potatoe salad with olive oil instead of mayo, lots of chopped spring onions and hard boiled egg with cooked red potatoes (skins still on). Add crumbled blue cheese and crispy bacon bits when tossing. Easy, oui? And in the summer, a favorite is cold Gazpacho soup!
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on French Bread and Tomato Salad at Tongue in Cheek
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Annie reminds me of my mother who lost her battle with cancer 5 years ago on July 11. It delights me to see her smile. She is a celebrity on your blog ;-) A true friend is someone you can share thoughts with, good and bad, and they will not judge...just listen.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2012 on Friday Filles at Tongue in Cheek
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Love the French market. Our "farmers market" on every Saturday is a bit sad compared to your outdoor markets. But we do try to buy local from the farmers; the economy affects them just as it does the big commercial retailers, probably more so! So BUY LOCAL everyone!! Loved the white top with the white pants. Wish I could find something like the top here in Calif.
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Stop by our booth and say "hello"! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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Circa early 1900s French enameled lavabo...would hang on the back of a door in a boudoir. The maid would fill the tall enameled body pitcher with water and fill the upper tank. Available on our webshop to add to your vintage French enameled collection! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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Vintage wedding cake toppers are perfect for decor use at bridal showers and anniversary parties! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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SPRING is a great time to bring out all your vintage wire baskets and display them on the patio, porch, kitchen...fill with fresh fruit and veggies or bunches of flowers (real or silk). This large wire gathering basket found at a brocante in France is perfect for collecting veggies and flowers from the garden! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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From the late 1800s - early 1900s, music cards used at a school in France by the band are wonderful for your mixed media creations or for scrapbooking projects. We love them tied with a ribbon and displayed on a table or shelf. Sizes vary (4x3 inches, 5x7 inches, 7 x 11 inches); most have music on both sides. Available on our webshop while supplies last! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante
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Bring a bit of the beach inside with these darling glass bottles filled with a variety of tiny seashells, embellished with twine and a metal fleur de lis! Bottles measure 4.5 inches tall. $20 each. Email us to purchase (not listed on our webshop). Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Casual Cottage Chic ~ Brocante