The Allure of Lace
___________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Pictured here is a window at the inimatable Astier de Villatte on Rue Saint Honore in Paris. The boutique is located in an 18th century building, in a shop once occupied by “Le Singe Violet” – The Purple Monkey – as Singerie was very chic and in vogue then. Today the stunning Continue Reading
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New Shipment Astier de Villatte
________________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY There was promise of rain, but instead the skies parted as we ambled down the granite path, past the 1919 Reginald Johnson villa of Lotusland. (Johnson was Architect of the main SB Post office and Bellosguardo as well.) Surrounded by magnificent stands of “dragon trees“, euphorbia, cactus, palms, ginkgo, on and on, Continue Reading
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Nouvel Arrivage – New Astier de Villatte
______________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY A wonderful aspect of big cities is, there’s always something – new to you – to discover. For years I traipsed from Right Bank to Left Bank along Pont Neuf obliviously passing by a city gem, now one of my favorite destinations in the heart of Paris. One day I ventured through the narrow Continue Reading
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New Astier de Villatte Candle Grand Chalet
__________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY In addition to the fragrances mentioned above, another Astier de Villatte candle I love is “Cambridge,” a soft delicious rose scent like no other. Pictured here is the visual equivalent, a magnificent rose arrangement from Dani Roses at Hotel Costes on Rue St. Honore in Paris. From this singular color arrangement Continue Reading
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Judy Foreman Features MAISON K in Noozhawk
Astier de Villatte’s handmade dinnerware from Paris is unique and timeless. The French ceramics maker creates every piece by hand, in dark terracotta clay, then finishes each item with a milky white glaze. Judy Foreman is a marvelous champion of tastemakers and businesses in our community. She has an incredible sense of style and is Continue Reading
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Astier de Villatte Ceramics are Here
Did you know Astier de Villatte ceramics are made in the workshop that once housed Napoleon’s silversmith? Entirely handwrought in Paris, these ceramic plates embody a French style that is simple, unique and timeless. Astier de Villatte Discovery I have been in love with Astier de Villatte ceramics for years. I first discovered the line Continue Reading
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Holiday Countdown: 4 Days!
LASSI CUPS AND ASTIER DE VILLATTE Add a festive touch to your table with this vintage lassi cups. Once used for the Indian yogurt beverage “lassi” – they are each a unique piece hand incised with charming designs, they can be used as vases or scattered about your table to add a Continue Reading
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Holiday Countdown: 16 Days!
ASTIER DE VILLATTE MEETS JOHN DERIAN The world of John Derian is full of whimsical cut art and color. Astier de Villatte is famed for their bright white hand made ceramics in a multitude of marvelous silhouettes. Combine the two and you have the collection shown here. Very limited assortment available now. $95-250. Continue Reading
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