Chic picnic

  Nathalie Doublet is always looking for original antique objects dating from 1870 to 1920 and has a special passion for finding such items as vintage lotteries, picnic baskets, and snakes and ladders games, all highly appreciated by her British customers.      

Objects of the past for the present

  Samuel Collin and his wife Catherine are fervent defenders of folk art: symbolically charged everyday objects made with an artistic touch by untrained craftspeople. Examples are a Breton spoon adorned with a heart for a fiancée, moulded egg cups for a whole family and a friendship flask engraved for a loved one.    

Jungle pop!

  Small everyday objects, long neglected by buyers in favour of furniture and signed objects, come to life on the stand of Julie Sainton, a former clothing designer. An attractive presentation brings out the best in objects used every day by our ancestors between 1800 and 1970, from plastic egg cups to Bonux gifts, ceramic […]

Styling by Florence de Boissieu for the Brocante de la Bruyère

  Florence de Boissieu has a special talent for reinterpreting the country spirit for modern times. She has even developed a new concept: renting antique furniture and objects for receptions and weddings. Her youthful (25-45) clientele loves having the chance to encounter objects from the past.      

The arty dining room

  Round and oval tables create an intimate space for conversation ideal for small rooms, as can be seen on the stand of Vicky Denis (Denis au Carré). Bright, contrasting colours liven up a dining table, and design icons go with everything.  

Blue in all its shades

    The Foire de Chatou is a great place to find antique silverware, porcelain, ceramics and glassware. A stop at the stand of Alain Bénédick, a great specialist in the faience of Sarreguemines and author of several books on the subject, is a must, as is a visit to Sylvie Oget, Pierre Vanessche and […]

A major comeback for Art Nouveau

  At Antiquités La Crouée, Anthony Scisco shows early-20th-century and Art Nouveau sculpture, painting, furniture and glass. Based in Lorraine for nearly 40 years, this dealer loves showing off the beauty of École de Nancy furniture, with such objects as tea tables by Louis Majorelle and Émile Gallé, and refined ceramics by Longwy.     […]

In search of Proust’s madeleine

  Old-fashioned niceties are also making a comeback. At Angela Urso, antique textiles and vintage clothing can be found alongside children’s toys in a chic, romantic atmosphere. You might think you are in an episode of “Little House on the Prairie” among the umbrellas, fans, headdresses, dresses, shoes and fabrics for women and children dating […]

Mismatched spirit

    Uniformity has its limits. Today, tables, chairs and dishware come in all colours and styles. Table settings can be playfully improvised by mixing the colours and patterns of plates, tablecloths and napkins. You’ll find plenty of ideas on Audrey Lemoine‘s stand.