8.10.2017

9 Ideas for a French Farmhouse Kitchen and a Perfect Day Trip From Paris


Last week, Cindy and I stopped by the
in Carmel, California. 
Here are some ideas to give your kitchen a little French flair.

Use accessories such as:


  • Aged metals like iron and hotel silver
  • Beeswax candles

And...



  • vintage crockery


  • cotton and linen table linens


I have a bar of soap by my kitchen sink...


I also stopped by Juxtaposition 
in Newport Beach where you can find...
  • vintage bread boards and 
  • dough bowls
  • Hand made pottery

And speaking of France, we have taken lots of day trips from Paris in the past, but a new one for us was Auvers-sur-Oise.
It was quaint and beautiful!  
You can get there by train but we rented a car.  
It's only 30 kilometers outside of Paris.
Read more about it here.
The whole little town was walkable...


I'm in Southern California now.  
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20 comments:

  1. I need to tag along with you to Juxtaposition one of these times. Tancredi is such a great resource for me! Love them!!

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    1. Yes...and I wore my linen shirt from them yesterday. Thanks for the fun trip, Cindy.

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  2. Savon de Marseille is a miracle product. For skin, for laundry...plus it smells so good. Not perfume-y, just clean.
    Thanks for the tip about Auvers-sur-Oise. We'll have to detour on our next trip north.
    I hope on one of your trips to France you'll detour south to Carcassonne!

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    1. I love that soap. And guess what? We are hoping to be in your neck of the woods next summer!

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  3. You went to one of my favorite haunts when we go to Carmel, it is always a must stop on my list. I always feel so inspired when I go there and come out feeling refreshed as if I just took a trip to France. Love it, and this post reminds me I need to get some beeswax candles for my seasonal Fall change up in my home!!! Love the picture of you and Cyndi!!!

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  4. Great finds - and you two are so cute. You look like you are really having fun!
    Shelley

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  5. As Taste of France says...that Savon de Marseille is amazing. I use it to get out spots of every kind on anything. Rub in with a little water, let sit, then wash. We use it on our cotton kitchen runner from Dash & Albert. Kitchen rugs always get spots! Rub this in, or brush, with a little water, wash in cold water, line dry and the rug is like new again.

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    1. WOW...nice tips, Libby. I have several bars I need to start using instead of just enjoying how they look!

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  6. Both stores featured look amazing. It's been a few years since I've been to Carmel, now I have a new reason to visit one of my favorite places.

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    1. Yes...we still want to have the west coast bloggers' lunch.

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  7. I haven't been to Carmel in too long. We plan a trip this autumn, thanks for the lead on the great store.
    I love Juxtaposition. Have fun.
    xo,
    Karen

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  8. Thanks for taking us shopping with you--love the shop! xox

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  9. That looks like so much fun and so wish I was with you! Happy weekend, Mary Ann ~

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    1. Us too!! Let us know if you are ever here :)

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  10. That pottery is by Farmhouse Pottery out of Vermont. I love their things, but they're so pricey! They have nice linens too, but a potholder for $50? One scorch mark and I'd be sick. I just checked out the Juxtaposition site -- nice!

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    1. Yes, I wouldn't let my husband use a $50 potholder! The pottery is lovely...must all be handmade, of course.

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  11. You two look like a riff on Ferris Bueller. You know young kids ditch school, "borrow" a parent's car and head off on a singular adventure! You two have the best times together. BTW, I could live in any of those stores. And the day trip in France was postcard perfect. What a amazing scrapbook of memories for your family.

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  12. seeing y'all together makes me smile even before i read what y'all are up to...i know it must be one laugh after another. :)

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  13. Love the pic of you and Cindy. I'm sure you have a blast together. Great finds at Tancredi & Morgan and Juxtaposition. Was just in Corona del Mar yesterday but didn't get a chance to stop by!

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It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
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