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Dressing Tables

01/08/2017
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Get ready like a movie star with these 10 best dressing table reviews

You can have your makeup, perfume, and accessories to hand, so it makes the effort of getting ready, well, effortless! The table can bring a touch of old Hollywood diva glamor into your life. A simple piece of furniture that can make you feel good has got to be worth investing in. The table can help keep your bedroom clutter free as well. So not only will you look gorgeous, your room will too because all of the little bits and pieces that are hidden away. It’s rare to find... Read More

la rochelle antique style french style dressing table 03/07/2017
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Dressing Table: Buying and Maintenance Guide

You might think that dressing tables have become obsolete but the truth is many people still fancy having a dressing table in their bedroom, not for decoration but rather as a working station. Having this important item in your bedroom gives you an opportunity to get closer to the mirror so that you can make yourself beautiful. With such a small part of your bedroom, you can easily organise your makeup items in one place and have all your items where they should be. You can also use it for... Read More

31/01/2017

What is it that we love about the French

What is it that we love about the French? Why is it that we associate them with sensual allure, subtle hints of a story not yet told in its entirety? When I was young and for the first time ever heard the song “Je taime moi non plus” I thought to myself; “God, .. life must hold within itself such a riddle that a lifetime simply wouldn’t be enough to solve it” Such was the pontifications of a mere child, but now a fully grown adult, I still wonder.. The... Read More

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day A celebration taking place on a Sunday, generally the fourth Sunday of lent.  This mothering holiday has its roots in the church and was originally unrelated to the American holiday. Most historians believe that Mothering Sunday evolved from the 16th-century Christian practice of visiting one’s mother church annually on Laetare Sunday. As a result of this tradition, most mothers were reunited with their children on this day when young apprentices and young women in service were released by their masters for that weekend. As a result of the influence... Read More

Valentine’s Day !

Valentine’s Day St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today... Read More

The Ideal Christmas Gift!

The ideal Christmas gift While modern Christmas is traditionally about spending time with loved ones, it’s also about giving that someone special who you truly care about that extra special gift! Our previous blog focused on the history of giving gift’s and presents for Christmas, if you would like to find out more that can be viewed here. In today’s blog we thought we would give you a few helpful ideas for the ideal Christmas gift for that someone special. We have searched the most popular items in antique french... Read More

Getting Prepared For Christmas

Getting Prepared for Christmas As December 25th fast approaches, you are no doubt in preparation for this festive season. With Christmas dinner a strong focal point for all the family and friends to gather around and celebrate, preparation won’t be easy. Another celebratory focal point is the giving and receiving of special gifts. If we look at the history of  presents and gift giving, then we have to go back to the Roman era where gift giving was very common. The reason for giving gifts was to celebrate Saturnalia, an... Read More