Comments on: French Antique Linens http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:27:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-839477 Design Mom Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:32:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-839477 Oh man. I’m not sure! I bought mine in the countryside. But I’m guessing the famed Paris flea markets would have plenty!

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By: Tania http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-839344 Tania Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:41:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-839344 Hi Gabrielle, Where would you suggest is the best place in Paris to buy the traditional dish towels?
Thanks:)

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By: Mary Light http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-450837 Mary Light Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:32:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-450837 I wish I could find an online store selling kitchen linen towels. I want to buy directly from France.

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By: Hannah S http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-260352 Hannah S Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:21:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-260352 I took home copper, porcelain dinnerware, silk fabrics, silicone spatula, quiche and tarts ware, clothing, Henkels knives (though we should have bought them at the outlet in Germany for a better price), chocolate, olive oil and tepanade from Provence, herbs do provence.

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By: T@www.teacupmoments.com http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-260273 T@www.teacupmoments.com Sat, 26 Mar 2011 23:33:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-260273 i am with you on the linens! those are lovely. i’d spring for those, definitely. i’d also probably go for tins of mariage freres tea, an adorable teapot or milk jug from the flea markets and unique, whimsical, handmade jewelry.

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258707 Jennifer Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:35:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258707 I am holding on to the hope that we can bring back my childrens’ double schoolboy desk, pictured here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/astarte/3870154413/

We now live in a different apartment and have it facing in towards the room, which is better. We also now have two children and they both love to draw there.
When we first moved to France we lived in a furnished house and they had a single school desk and my son loved it, so when we moved it was the first thing that I looked for (not too hard to find for pickup/ remisse en main on craigslist or leboncoin).

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By: Joana http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258695 Joana Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:18:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258695 I would take tapenade (love olives) to eat with toast! and all the different kinds of salt! the black one is great! Marseille soap liquid or a bar! and linens and would definitely teach them how to curse in french! somehow it’s not as bad if we say it like they do!!!
bonne semaine! bisous!

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By: Jan @ Family Bites http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258623 Jan @ Family Bites Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:54:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258623 On my last trip to Paris I brought home a madeleine pan and a French rolling pin. I absolutely adore, and often use, both of them.

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By: Béa http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258618 Béa Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:22:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258618 Eau Précieuse, Essence Algérienne, Papier d’Arménie, Chocolat pour pâtisseries, madeleines, magazines, Melfor, gold and silver thick markers, Lentilles vertes du Puy etc.

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By: Misty http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258608 Misty Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:23:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258608 Your photographs of the linens are so good! Do they feel as soft as they look? I don’t think you could have too many of these in a linen closet.

If I went to France again (I went once when I was 18) I would buy more of the woven market basket bags to bring home. Like these ones at http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/best-market-baskets-091957. When I went as a teenager, my girlfriend described them to me and begged me to bring her one back. I bought one for her and one for me and we both used them for years.

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By: Bridgette http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258604 Bridgette Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:00:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258604 BE STILL MY HEART!
So, are these linens expensive?

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By: Kara http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258603 Kara Tue, 22 Mar 2011 01:39:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258603 How to choose?! If I had to narrow it down, I think it’d be: linens, like the ones you spotted; art/paintings; small glass bottles; and the ability to speak French fluently!

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By: Lissa http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258600 Lissa Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:10:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258600 Love the linens so much. French linens+filled backbacks=love! When I was in Paris 12 years ago I bought 6 beautifully embroidered sachet covers. I’ve replaced the lavender a few times and still have happy memories of that day. I do laugh now though–Gorgeous shop and my American self bouncing in to enthusiastically gaze at everything. Perhaps due to my remembering to politely say bonjour, the owner was so nice to me and willing to pull various things out the window for me to look at.

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By: alison dear http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258597 alison dear Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:34:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258597 I always brought home candles from Diptyque and tea from Mariage Freres, although I think you can get them here, but they’re quite pricey. There is also a wonderful soap brand called Le Pere Pelletier with soap in galvanized boxes. I absolutely love mine and wish I had bought more. Ditto copper pots!

LOVE your linens, admittedly a bit jaloux :).

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By: sara stubbert http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258596 sara stubbert Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:25:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258596 I adore french linens, especially tea towels. So how much did all of these towels cost (price range)? Wow, I really need to visit France…:)

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By: Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258593 Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:58:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258593 I audibly gasped at that pile of linens! What would I bring home? THAT! And the yogurt cups. Wouldn’t mind some other dairy glassware either. Love!

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By: Cynthia http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258592 Cynthia Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:30:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258592 I would definitely love to bring home some french paintings…. ~sigh~ Someday I will go.

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By: Meghan Beutler http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258591 Meghan Beutler Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:19:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258591 I would bring home scores of linens also. I remember when I traveled to Europe with my mom when I was 18, she brought home either French or Italian linens and I thought she was insane at the time. Now, I’d pay good money to have gorgeous linens all over my house. They are by far my biggest indulgence.

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By: ShaynnaB http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258590 ShaynnaB Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:05:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258590 I feel the same about taking pics in the shops so I always ask permission – I do get a few knock backs but once they say yes I feel quite liberated! Love what you have taken already. More please (sorry, feeling greedy as I had to postpone my Paris trip till next year)

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By: Porsche http://www.designmom.com/2011/03/french-antique-linens/comment-page-1/#comment-258588 Porsche Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:51:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10050#comment-258588 Antique french buttons, vintage keys (I know, so anthro), vintage french clothes. You could have soooo much fun with that. In a book I read (A Vintage Affair), a lady who struggled with infertility finally got pregnant after her husband bought her some vintage lingerie (unused) from a antique shop. I would be haunting the antique shops and the flea markets. Oh yeah. I hope you get some awesome things, Gabby. And you can always sell extras on ebay once you get back to the states.

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