Feb 6, 2014

A Tidy Armoire

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I did a little straightening in my armoire as I continue to clean everything out.


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It’s nice to not have everything stuffed and filled to the brim.  I like having space in my storage pieces.

This is my little collection of Laduree Macaron boxes.  I can’t bear to throw them away because they are so colorful and chic.  I pick up a small box of these luscious morsels at the Paris airport on my way home every time. My daughter loves them.

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I store some of our wedding mementos in here too, like our sterling goblets and ring boxes.


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Other items include a special basket I found in Provence along with lavender-filled toile sachets made with antique toile remnants.


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I also use the top shelf for keeping large paper items that need to lay flat.  I have a pair of vintage Czech rooster prints that need to be framed.  I’ll get around to it someday.  They would look awesome in a kitchen or dining room.


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And I keep advertising posters that I find and pick up in France…for free.  These are all over Paris and Proven├žal towns and it’s okay to take them if they are not current and the dates have passed or if you ask the shopkeeper.  I don’t like all of them, but I look for ones that have great graphics or subject matter.  I plan on having some of these framed someday, too.


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But my favorite thing in the armoire is my small collection of vintage French toile.  I love seeing different colors of folded and stacked toile.  I’m always on the lookout for great pieces and the good toile is getting harder to find.


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Now I’m ready to return to France and pick up some more treasures to go in the armoire!


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Blessings,
Kim