samedi 26 septembre 2009

where to get the low down on Brantôme ...

we've got it at The Bohemians! We're happy to report we have a new book on offer in the shop ... "Brantome ... Ancient, Mystical, Sacred" co-authored by Angela Clarke and Didier Bouillet.

The book focuses on the history of sacred sites in Brantôme ... from the first inhabitants of 4000 BC until today. It includes lovely photographs and serves as a pretty memento of the important aspects of this picturesque village.

Stop by the shop to pick up your copy for just 10 euros.

Angela is a British author who lives near Brantôme. She recently completed her first novel, 2012 The Symphony.

Didier owns a shop in Brantôme, "L'Arbre du Voyageur' and has lived all over the world before settling near Perigueux.

mardi 22 septembre 2009

step by step.

We've begun to build our inventory further and have new vintage items on offer. We will be featuring one or two collections per month ... each with a them.

In October, you'll start to seem some lovely vintage tableware in time for the holidays. Fall and winter are the time we move indoors, sharing time (and meals!) with family and friends. We'll be on the look-out for special serving pieces and decorative items to brighten up your family table.

Coming soon is a selection of coffee and teapots, vintage and very pretty. These can be used for their obvious designation ... serving beverages! ... but also make unique centerpieces when used for flowers or fall branches. Customers of our sister store, Mignonne Décor in Berkeley, California love this idea and we think you will too.

See you soon!

vendredi 11 septembre 2009

New custom furniture pieces are in ... more on the way!

We now have a small selection of repurposed furniture available. Repurposed furniture is a wonderful option for decorating your French home or pied à terre! Not only are you supporting the concept of "recycling/re-use" ... but you will have a customized décor accent that won't be found at your local furniture or big box store.

Kim and Jean-Yves do the treasure hunting and restoration for you ... we will have a variety of pieces on offer for you.

In addition, if you have a tired furniture item that needs new life ... we can complete the project for you. Maybe you have something with great 'lines' but in need of freshening-up, repairs and such. We will gladly consult with you, providing a free estimate.

Currently, we have the following pieces

* a dressing or entryway table with a lovely marble top and center drawer... distressed with a nice cream patina

* retro bedside or accent table, with drawer

* small table with one shelf in thyme green, perfect for your garden terrace ... rustic and charming

* really nice kitchen work table, could be used as an island. It has a shelf and pretty carved legs, shades of grey, cream and wood peeking through.

* Pair of vintage chairs with rattan seats, distressed in tones of white ... lots of curves and carved detail. Cute for the garden or in a country kitchen.

* Set of four vintage chairs with embossed detailing on the seats ... 2 floral motif and 2 shell motif. Tones of grey and cream.

More on the way ... stop by and see!

vendredi 4 septembre 2009

nous voulons les artisans!

We are looking to enhance our inventory with artisanal items such as small art pieces, jewelry, pottery ... interesting handmade items. We offer a commission sale option for artisans that allows you to set the price you are most comfortable with!

If you are an artist, or know an artisan who would like a venue for their work ... have them contact us via email ( or by phone at