Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beautiful things...............

"Bonjour mes amis". 

I'm in Quebec City where the eastern heatwave has headed north.  Montreal was stifling. When we arrived here yesterday it was unbelievably hot and very humid.  Today a little cooler with a chance of showers.   

Until I have a chance to post on my current visit to Canada (having problems posting new photos) a few more images of the beautiful things displayed at the Red Chair Antiques in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Crusty old urns overflowing with starfish and balls of smooth cotton string.......... favorites, French linen grain sacks and tablecloths..............

......white tureen, beautiful ginger jar......

..........vintage book and music sheets ~ keys to the castle...........

.......antique linen shirts, one in foreground vintage French army..........

...............French bottle dryer.

I love the look of these neutral colors.....soothing and homey with a little extra panache.  Knowing many of these delightful objects have been saved by their owners, sometimes for decades, then brought here across the pond to have a new life for even longer....makes me happy and makes me want to bring much of it home!


  1. What a beautiful store Mary! I wish i could find one like this here. I so love those grain sack pillows!!

    How did you like Montreal? Isn't it a beautiful chic city? I used to go every summer before i got married.

    I really enjoyed your last post as well didn't get a chance to comment.

    Enjoy the rest of Canada!
    Pamela xo

  2. Lovely photos. Safe travels. Happy memories...

  3. Traveling again?? I hope you have a great time in Quebec in spite of the heat. My husband has always wanted to go there and explore his French roots.

    Love the pictures from New Hampshire. I visited there many years ago along the coast. Beautiful!! The antique shop is wonderful!


  4. A wonderful treasure trove! Hope it cools down for you over there...

    I like whatever it is that you are doing to your photos lately...they look very sharp and slightly grainy...a good combination.

  5. What lovely antiques, I know they would be happy to have you as their new owner... Hope it cools off for you.. Have a blessed day...

    xoxo Gert

  6. I've always wanted to see Montreal so I can't wait till you upload the photos. If we ever get up north I'd love to stop in at that shop! So many cool things.....
    Take Care & have a fun trip!

  7. I can tell you were loving this place! All the white tones...just your style! Have a great trip....again!

  8. What fun to see. Have a great trip.

  9. Hi Mary,
    It's been very hot and humid here too, but we're into a bit of a cool-down, thankfully.

    I finally got caught up on your blog, and your photos from Africa are absolutely stunning! What memories you'll have for the rest of your life! I'm sure it's an experience you'll always treasure.

    I hope all is well with you. Enjoy your trip!


  10. Oh my goodness Mary, you are traveling again? Your trip to the antique store sure has some lovely photos. Right up your alley and very French looking. I hope you have a wonderful time. Be safe.
    Love, Jeanne

  11. What a gorgeous store! I love those pillows! Hope it cools down for you - it's been terribly hot and dry here.



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