Signup for our Newsletter

Connect with us

  • Grey Facebook Icon

© 2016 French & Vintage, all rights reserved. Shipping | Privacy Policy | Returns


December 9, 2019

Again? Already? This year has raced by.

And everyone is busy, so I’ll keep this super short:

Fabulous Beasts & How to Collect Them is now published and available. I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out, and I hope you are too.

If you’d like a copy, you can purchase her...

October 13, 2019

The night ferry trip back to England was several hours through heavy swell. And seeing how we had enjoyed an early dinner of Moules a la Creme at our favourite restaurant in Dieppe, Tout va Bien, it’s just as well neither of us are prone to seasickness.

The same couldn’...

October 12, 2019

At last, after years of visiting Paris and observing an endless array of Glamazons in their natural habitat, I have unlocked The Three Secrets of French Style. And because, bien sur, I am a true and wonderful friend I am sharing them with you.

You would pay a stylist a...

October 11, 2019

Here’s the down bit:  my laptop went into melt-down on this trip, crashing at every opportunity. Some days I couldn’t log-on, and after not very long I couldn’t download photos of the things I’ve been buying onto the Newsletter or FB.  So that's why you haven't heard m...

September 30, 2019

Peterborough Antiques Fair is not one of the biggest Fairs, but it is one of our favourites. I do almost all my buying at the outdoor stands, so it was nice that the weather finally turned sunny.

The best shopping is always done on Dealer’s Day, but you can only get in...

September 28, 2019

Here’s the Mission:

Travel around England and France, buying 1000 nice antique and vintage things in 21 days.

Find them first.

Find them first at a good price.

But some of those 21 days will be spent on a ferry to and from France, travelling to different locations, or pack...

September 21, 2019

Guess where we are?

Sawasdee kha! Greetings from Bangkok!

Because, yes, we’re on a buying trip. An emergency buying trip. When I’ve told visitors to our pop-up shop It’s an emergency – I must go to Paris, I’ve received no sympathy whatsoever. How unkind. But because thin...

July 28, 2019

My life rotates in a cycle of cruising along, taking it easy and watching too much of The Bold & The Beautiful, to OMG there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I’ve undertaken to get done.

Right now, the planets have rumbled back into alignment to move me i...

May 16, 2019

Before I start, it might seem incongruous, but there is a reason for featuring these pretty fairy images throughout the Newsletter. Read on ….

I’ve been beavering away on several fronts. This is a mistake, apparently. Did you know there are Rules for Writing? Ignore the...