Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rose Bowl this Sunday October 13th

We will be at the Rose Bowl this Sunday with lots of goodies!

Open house in Orange County Friday October 18th 4-9PM

Please call (714) 310-0702 for details or visit our web site

New castings available soon!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

French ANTIQUEs in LA County this Sunday ROSE BOWL

We are pleased to be a vendor this Sunday, July 14th at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.

We are located right at the front gate, if you need help finding us, please call 714.310.0702

Lots of NEW goodies!

Hope to see you there!
If you cannot make it, you can always make an appointment to shop at my studio in Huntington Beach!!
(714) 310-0702

Thursday, June 27, 2013

FRENCHatHEART at Long Beach 5th Sunday Antique Market

We will be at the 5th Sunday Long Beach Antique Market this weekend!

Lots of New goodies!!

We will be in a different space, #50 near the stadium!

If you need help finding us, please call!

(714) 310-0702

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Remnants of the Past Antique Show

We are a selected artist at Remnants of the Past...
Lots of New Designs will be previewed!!!

The show is held at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in beautiful San Luis Obispo. It is the perfect location for our show with the Madonna Inn as a landmark hotel in San Luis Obispo and its event facility, Alex Madonna Expo Center. The show will be both indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. There will be adequate parking with parking attendants to direct you. You will ride the trolley up to the Expo Center, just a short 2 minute ride up the hill.

The show starts at 9am both Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st. When you buy your ticket on Friday or Saturday, it will allow you to attend the show both Saturday and Sunday as well.

We are outside and in the same area as last show, Space #T9. 

We hope to see you there!


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Friday, April 5, 2013

History of TULIPS~Art Nouveau TULIP Charm

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Tulip mania or tulipomania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble), although some researchers have noted that the Kipper- und Wipperzeit episode in 1619–22, a Europe-wide chain of debasement of the metal content of coins to fund warfare, featured mania-like similarities to a bubble

. The term "tulip mania" is now often used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble (when asset prices deviate from intrinsic values).
The event was popularized in 1841 by the book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, written by British journalist Charles Mackay. According to Mackay, at one point 12 acres (5 ha) of land were offered for a Semper Augustus bulb.

 Mackay claims that many such investors were ruined by the fall in prices, and Dutch commerce suffered a severe shock. Although Mackay's book is a classic that is widely reprinted today, his account is sometimes contested. Some modern scholars feel that the mania was not quite as extraordinary as Mackay described. Some even argue that not enough price data remain, historically, to represent an all out tulip bulb bubble.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

History of FRENCH Guilloche Enamel JEWELRY

Guilloché (or Guilloche) is a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material with fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine “that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”. The machine, called a rose engine, improved upon the more time-consuming practice of making similar designs by hand, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, and closeness of the line, as well as greater speed.

All pieces above now available. Click link below for immediate purchase.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

French Bridal Jewelry~History of "Something Old Something New" !

We are pleased to offer French antique Bridal Jewelry.

We are known for our One of a Kind pieces made with Original antiques from France.

If you are looking for that "Something Old"......

We are here to help!

STERLING Silver FRENCH Antique Pink ROSES GUILLOCHE Enamel CHATELAINE Compact Pendant Necklace -n-guicmp

FRENCH Antique Sterling SILVER GUILLOCHE Enamel Pink ROSE LOCKET Pendant Necklace MOTHER of PEARL Beads-n-guilk

FRENCH Antique C1890 Art Nouveau Repousse Souvenir SAINT THERESA Photo Book LOCKET Charm Mother of PEARL MOP ROSARY BEADS Sterling Medals-n-sttbrx

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Something old is the first line of a traditional rhyme which details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck:

Something old,

something new,

something borrowed,

something blue,

and a silver thruppence in her shoe.

It is often recited as the four "somethings", and not including the sixpence.

Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."

And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967. It was made of silver and worth six pennies. So this wedding tradition is probably English, and many sources say that it began in the Victorian era. It may also date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.

Friday, February 1, 2013


We are pleased to announce we are now offering Briday Jewelry on our Web Site.

We can do any custom designs for your entire Bridal party!

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