Monday, July 19, 2010

My Paris Flea Market

I want to introduce you
to my mentor and one of my
very best friends!
Lucy from

It all began almost 20 years ago,
before shabby was chic,
before anyone painted furniture white,
before faded silk & old cabbage rose fabric,
before chandeliers became a necessity~
I peeked in her windows before I met her
with another friend of mine
who told me all about her...


I knew I would never be the same.
I had just found the
Real Goddess of HOME~
I wanted my house to look...
Just. Like. Hers!

I saw
HUGE old crystal beaded chandeliers
turning lavender, from the sun,
BIG White Crusty Seashells,
OLD Cement Garden Statues & Urns!
A home that honestly looked just like I pictured
Heaven to be~

I have followed her everyday since
with the utmost respect.
If you want,
you can take a peek at Lucy's online shop

Lucy has also just created
a brand new new blog!!!
You must go visit & follow Lucy's world
with me HERE!
You will be happy you did!
Have a good week my darling ones!!!


photos 1,2 & 3 Paris Flea Market
photo 4&5 flicker


  1. Thanks to you introducing me to Lucy all those years ago. She truly was an inspiration to so many of us and really started the "shabby" movement before anyone. I don't know if everyone realizes that, but I'm so glad that you did this post so now they will.

    Kudos to Lucy! She is the Queen and still the role model for all!!!

  2. Like you, I've always loved shabby, white, pink, aged and old. Chandeliers have always been a favorite since childhood.

    I love your photos...that pink bus is to cute :)


  3. I too have fallen in love my friend..thanks for the introduction!

  4. How exciting about her new venture-I am off to check it out now!

  5. That blue chandelier is so beautiful!

  6. Anyone with the sweet name Lucy has to be amazing. Thank you for sharing your Joy with us...I am so eager to meet up with this amazing gal. xoxoxo
    Happy week my friend.

  7. Oh how gorgeous are these pictures, I love the one of the truck. I will be visiting Lucy's blog for sure.
    xoxo Dj

  8. I am obsessed with chandeliers. I love this post and your blog. I especially love the first photograph!
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  9. Dear French Blue ... thank-you so much for such a beautiful post and so beautifully written! I will go and visit Lucy immediately! The chandeliers are divine and I can never get enough of them! I am currently waiting for mine to arrive for my kitchen! Have a lovely day....
    M.A. the 2nd

  10. Janet,

    I am excited to visit Lucy's site. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images!

    Art by Karena

  11. Wonderful! Chandeliers are on of my themes for painting at the moment, so this is really inspiring. And this french-chateau style is great - will check out her blog :)

  12. Thanks for the tip about Lucy's site. J'adooore!

    La Mom
    An American Mom in Paris

  13. I love her style, introduced via Romantic Country!

    I'd have to win the lottery to afford her stuff, but looking is free!

    Thanks for the tip,


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  14. Janet,

    Thank you for introducing us to your friend. I am sure that I have seen her in magazines I have loved this style for years! Her shop has some very gorgeous items!!!

    Have a splendid week!

  15. Absolutely, going right over. The pics on your post were enough to inspire everyone on the planet to visit her shop. Thank you for this.

  16. You have such a lovely blog here -- I just discovered you today, and cannot wait to read through a few more of your posts.

    Wishing you a fabulous day,


  17. Thanks for the introduction. I'm off to visit Lucy right now.

  18. I've already checked her blog out and it's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

  19. Hi Janet,
    I will definitely be going to all of Lucy's all looks so beautiful and very 'me'.
    I am so sorry that I keep being late with my comments....I can't seem to catch up since being away !!
    P.S. I love that picture of the chandelier in the van. XXXX

  20. I can certainly see why ! Another charmng talented lady as yourself friend...

    off to peruse,


  21. I can see why you two hit it off!
    Kindred spirits for sure. Her treasures are stunning. Thanks for introducing us to your mentor, she'll be a lovely addition to our world in blogland :)

  22. Wow, it sounds amazing .... and looks amazing!

  23. Oh what lovely things... We MUST meet up in Escondido at her store when I'm next in town. If only I lived a little bit closer and could deck out my studio with her beautiful pieces. Have a lovely weekend my friend!

  24. I love these shots that blog too. Happy weekend....xv

  25. Wow, your pictures are just beautiful!
    I love your blog!
    Thank you for sharing!
    My blog has a new look and your invited!
    Please come by...
    Have a good evening!