Thursday, March 25, 2010

The sun is coming back, and the fun too !

With the sun coming back, our tall Balinese umbrella became more than necessary !

Our animals, the raccoon and the bear, are laughing in the garden,

 while I decided to display new shoes, which are vintage actually, but new in our store.
You will have just samples on these photos, but come and check out all the different kinds we have, and gorgeous boots as well, all made in the finest leather from the "chicest" French boutiques of Paris, France.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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Messages of Love made by myself,

Messages d' Amour faits par mes soins


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Treasures from Siecle, Paris, salt and pepper holders in gold and silver platted.

Tresors venant de chez Siecle, Paris, saliere et poivriere en plaque or et argent.


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On a rocking bench, here are a Chinese blue rug, vintage pillows from the 60's-70's from England, cute cats and dogs pillows, the red one is named "Scottie", a dyed green bedspread and a crocheted one in gorgeous colors.

Sur un "rocking-bench"(banc a bascule), voici un tapis Chinois bleu, des coussins vintage des 60's - 70's d'Angleterre, des coussins chats et chiens, le rouge s'appelle "Scottie", un jete de lit teint vert et un autre crochete dans des couleurs superbes.


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My lacquered shells, if you have some, don't throw them away, and send them to me, I will lacquer them.

Mes coquilles Saint Jacques laquees, si vous en avez, ne les jetez pas, et envoyez les moi, je les laquerai.


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:Louise Marler's prints, Paints by Number of Cats and Dogs, stained French flags from Paris and a white flowers from "I cost nothing".

Les impressions de Louise Marler, les "Paints by Number" de chats et chiens, des drapeaux francais patines venant de Paris and une fleur blanche venant de "Je ne coute rien".


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Here more mini bags made with Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic fabrics.
They have been made by a wonderful seamstress, I added some sequined appliques or knitted brooches that I made.

Voici plus de mini sacs faits avec des tissus Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic. Ils ont ete fabriques par une merveilleuse couturiere, j'y ai ajoute des appliques de sequins ou des broches tricotees que j'ai faites.


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Look at the blanket on the right, yes, the purple one. It has been sold just now !

Regardez la couverture a droite, oui, la violette. Elle vient juste d'etre vendue !


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Another painting of Tracy Porter "Blossom" mixed with a little apple from "I cost nothing", Florentine golden trays, a pink bottle/vase with a bird, Bone China cups and saucers, a "tea-for-one" by Tracy Porter, painted glass again, a cat cushion, mini bags made with Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic fabrics and small silver metallic Indian boxes in a Carnaval dish.
Behind, the mannequin covered with decoupage papers made (Yael Bolender).

Une autre peinture de Tracy Porter "Blossom" melangee a une petite pomme venant de "Je ne coute rien", des plateaux dores Florentins, une bouteille/vase rose garnie d'un oiseau, tasses et soucoupes en porcelaine de Chine, une theiere pour une personne de Tracy Porter, a nouveau du verre peint, un coussin chat, des mini-sacs faits avec des tissus de Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic, et des petites boites en metal argente venant d'Inde dans un plat "Carnival".
Derriere, un mannequin recouvert de papiers pour decoupage, fait (Yael Bolender)


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A lot of Tracy Porter here : the ceramic candle holders, the horse paintings and this amazing bag made in lacquered straw, leather and sequins, with bamboo handles. Three other vintage candle holders : one silver platted from England, the second one in ceramic and the third one in metal and colored glass.

Beaucoup de Tracy Porter ici : les bougeoirs en ceramique, le cheval en peinture et cet etonnant sac fait de paille laquee, de cuirs et de sequins, avec des poignees en bambou. Trois autres bougeoirs vintages, l'un en argent plaque venant d'Angleterre, le second en ceramique et le troisieme en metal et verre colore.


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Shell vase on the back, Tracy Porter wooden candle holders, all kinds of frames, my mother's cups and saucers, all white in a very Frenchy style.

Un vase en coquillages a l'arriere, des chandeliers en bois de Tracy Porter, toutes sortes de cadres, tasses et sous-tasses de ma mere, tout blancs dans un style tres "Frenchy".


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Other cute burlap bags crafted with some Cath Kidston fabrics.
On the front : burp clothes for babies, very cute too but the sun hides them.

D'autres sacs mignons en toile de jute faits main avec du tissu de Cath Kidston.
Sur le devant : doudoux pour bebes, tres mignons aussi mais le soleil les cache.


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Vintage painted black tray, Wedgewood pins plates, painted glass and burlap crafted bags.

Plateau noir vintage, assiettes a epingles Wedgewood, verre peint and sacs faits main en toile de jute.


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Bone China cups and saucers, religious incense, nicely packed soaps and funky dish holders. Depression glass for salt and pepper. Crafted French fries pocket and bottle.

Tasses et sous-tasses en porcelaine de Chine, encens religieux, savons joliment emballes et funky maniques. Le sel et le poivre sont en Depression Glass. Poche a frites et bouteilles decores


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Plush throws and hooded baby towels.

Couvertures en peluche et serviettes a capuches pour bebes

New Shelves for Cuculapraline-Frenchic

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In our Boutique CUCULAPRALINE - FRENCHIC at 4704 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041, as carrying the French style (among other stuff), we absolutely had to have new built-in shelves to display all these goodies.
A friend of mine, Gilles, came for holidays and spent two whole days to build this treasure. I chose the molding on the front, since I wanted to give a very Louis XVI style to these shelves, but it has not been the hardest part !
Then, I painted it off-white and here it is, gorgeous and useful.
Isn't it cool ?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

And the sun is coming back !

Finally we are settled in our comfy little shop at 4704 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Los Angeles.
We have a wonderful Art Walk every second Saturday of each month.
On that special day, we are still open very late in the evening, so if you want to visit us and have no idea what to do on a Saturday evening, you know where you can find us. Even if you don't buy anything, we can chat a while and drink a glass of wine !
Here the vintage is mixed with the new, the raw with the crafted and every single item has its little History.
I hope to see you soon in my cozy shelter !