Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daily Quote

"You may have a fresh start any moment you
choose, for this thing that we call 'failure'
is not the falling down, but the staying down."

-- Mary Pickford

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Daily Quote

The biggest mistake people make in life is notmaking a living at doing what they most enjoy.- Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Daily Quote

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Daily Quote

"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe in you." Cynthia Kersey - Author of Unstoppable Women

Friday, January 23, 2009

Daily Quote

"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."

-- Anthony Robbins

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Getting Ready for Antiquing in France

Buy Swap meet book~

To get an idea of how many shows are in the region you plan on buying in, before you leave purchase a reference book on the swap meets of France. We have used and recommend, “Exploring the Flea Markets in France, A Companion Guide for Visitors and Collectors” by Sandy Price, and have found the resource to be very helpful.

You will find that the bulk of the shows are on Saturdays and Sundays, while some villages have a few on Tues, Wed and Thurs. However many of the mid week events are generally more food markets, new clothes and very few antiques, so be certain to check out the number of vendors in the book before venturing out.

It is a good idea to check with the locals (or call the phone number) before getting up at the crack of dawn to see if the event is still happening.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Daily Quote

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly a hand.
Thomas Carlyle

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Daily Quote

Peter Drucker said this.....

"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New FRENCHatHEART Web Site NOW open!!!

We are pleased to announce that our New web site is now open, to visit us simply click on the link below!!!

Daily Quote

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
Ashanti Proverb

Saturday, January 10, 2009

FRENCHatHEART at the LA Gift Show!!

We are proud to announce we will be at the LA Show in Los Angeles from January 16th through 19th, located in Kentia Hall, spaces #964-967.

We will be featuring our Artisan Jewelry and French antiques.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

France~Types of Places to Eat!

In France you will find various specialty stores and establishments.

For example:

Boulangerie~ generally is a bakery, however some sell sandwiches and cakes as well. However, do not expect to get a coffee at the same place.

Patisserie~ is a pastry shop, however you might find bread and sandwiches as well.

Café~ In small towns the local café is often the central gathering spot for conversation and meeting friends, some carry a full menu, especially in Paris, however some will have only a small selection of sandwiches and pastries.

Brasserie~ is a café doubling as a restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals. It can be expected to have professional service and printed menus (unlike a bistro which may have neither), but more informal eating hours than a full-fledged restaurant. Typically, a brasserie is open every day of the week and the same menu is served all day
Boucherie~ a butcher shop, where you can find all sorts of meats
Tabac~ is the French word for Tobacco; a store licensed to sell tobacco products in France , they generally sell phone cards, candy and other assorted products, and you can generally get a coffe there as well.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Daily Quote

When we are motivated by compassion, we offer kindness as a way of life. We offer change to the child in line at the movies who doesn't have quite enough money for popcorn; we mow the lawn of our elderly neighbor. We refrain from lashing out at the person who lashes out at us. Living in compassion means we begin to put the welfare of others ahead of our own individual egos. Living in compassion makes us part of the energy that we call God. Through compassion, we participate in our own miracles.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Monday, January 5, 2009

Daily Quote

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the
distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

-- James Oppenheim