Antiquing in Bordeaux!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

After many days in the chateaus and vineyards, I was ready for some antiquing! So off we went to the bustling city of Bordeaux.  An antique fair had sadly concluded the day before in Bordeaux (which was most disappointing!) , however, it didn’t take long to find the antiquing district and get down to business. As we entered the antique shops area, I noticed this beautiful cathedral on the street leading to all the little shops.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

Leisurely strolling the streets, I passed a little vintage clothing shop with this beautiful  wedding dress in the window.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

The first stop was a very small, but  fine antique  shop with this exquisite Murano glass chandelier hanging above!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

Seeing my interest in this piece, the shop owner quickly showed me this pair of Murano glass sconces. What a vision my mind immediately had of these  pieces in a client’s dining room!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

Roaming the shops, I found these “Kathryn’s picks”. I had decided before I started this little jaunt that it would be a looking excursion, not  a buying trip. I had not made shipping negotiations prior to this outing ,as this was mainly a wine trip, so I was completely happy just to look and envision!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

 north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine tripnorth carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

SO MANY ANTIQUES AND SO LITTLE TIME IN BORDEAUX!

I will definitely return for some antique buying in Bordeaux. Oddly enough, (and this may come as a surprise to most of you!) my favorite finds were the Murano chandelier and sconces! I can see them mixed in many styles of interiors!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

I must confess that I did buy a couple of small antiques in Burgundy…the  start of a new collection…yes, I know, I said no more collections at Chestnut Cottage! But I couldn’t resist these lovely French crystal boxes. You may remember a blog I did on them a few years ago…

Enjoy and stay tuned for a few gardening interests that I found along my path in France!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip

xo Kathryn

This entry was posted in Antique of the Week, Antique Tour, Fabulous Finds, Inspired!, On the Road with Kathryn and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Antiquing in Bordeaux!

  1. Luke says:

    Nice crystal boxes! What do you plan to use them for?

  2. Cindy Stierhoff says:

    I must say that Murano chandelier was my favorite too, almost looked like glass daisies looking down on you.

  3. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Isn’t it exquisite Cindy! And is does look like daisies looking down on you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *