Where to get…

Apart from trips to France to source wonderful pieces, which is often easier said than done, there are many ways to find beautiful French furniture and accessories here in England. However, before your trip either around the UK or France you really have to decide on the colour scheme and style you are going to feel most comfortable living with in your home.

Magazines like Homes and Gardens, Period Living, Homes and Antiques and Country Living have French features from time to time which often give some good ideas of how to ‘Get the Look…’

Visits to small Interior Shops who specialise in searching out furniture and accessories from France will always be the best way of truly finding what suits your style. When you begin this journey you have to be prepared to spend a fair amount of time and to cover a few miles in order to find those unique items. Visits to such shops, however, will always be rewarding and exciting

Here are a few web sites to visit initially. If you like what you see then take a day to visit the shop and spend a few hours absorbing the atmosphere.

Jan Hicks Antiques and Interiors….                                                        Contact Jan for anything French and help with Interior Design.                            Telephone : 01488 683986              email : antiques@janhicks.com


1 High Street
Henley on Thames
Oxfordshire RG9 5DA                                                            www.lifeatnettlebed.co.uk        Tel: 01491 642062


Appley Hoare Antiques
22 Pimlico Road
London SW1W 8LJ                                                                      www.appleyhoare.com             Tel: 020 7730 7070


Josephine Ryan
63 Abbeville Road
London SW4 9JW                                              
www.josephineryanantiques.co.uk          Tel: 020 8675 3900


Mother Goose Interiors
24-30 Park Green
Cheshire SK11 7NA                                                 
www.mothergooseinteriors.com      Tel: 01624 440031


The Old French Mirror Company
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire.
By Appointment.                                                              
www.oldfrenchmirrors.com                 Tel: 01189 48 24 44


Crystal Corner
9a Westhorpe Road
Buckinghamshire SL7 1LB                                                                           
www.crystal-corner.co.uk                     Tel: 01628 488868


Charlotte Casadejus                                                         www.charlottecasadejus.com              Tel: 0207 064 1699


Jane Sacchi  Antique Linens                                                                                         www.janesacchi.com                        Tel: 0207 351 3160



The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair
Battersea Park
London SW11

Spring Fair: 21 – 26 April 2009
Autumn Fair: 29 Sept – 4 Oct. 2009        www.decorativefair.com



Buying Antiques and Things

Best Magazine to get from the nearest Tabac the moment you touch French soil is:


Aladin……….. Le Magaszine des Chineurs

This magazine gives a list of diary events throughout France, both large Fairs and street Brocantes during the week and at weekends.



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