Recent Posts

Friday, August 13, 2010

Antiques De Provence

A truly beautiful store located in New Orleans is Antiques De Provence on Royal Street in the French Quarter.

New Orleans 393

It is set in a wonderful brick home complete with lovely lanterns and shutters in the palest tones of French Blue.

New Orleans 365

The beautiful olive jars are from the 17th through the 19th century.

New Orleans 358

The interior features fantastic plastered walls and a spectacular staircase.

New Orleans 367

 I wasn’t sure what to look at first~ the beautiful fanlight over the doorway, the linen covered chairs or the gorgeous chandelier.

New Orleans 370

I wanted all three of the Louis XVI mirrors.

New Orleans 372

I love the wire mesh doors on this bookcase. It is very similar to chicken wire but oh so much nicer. My brain is freezing up in trying to remember the correct French term. Anyone?

UPDATE: Thank you to Susan and Andrea for supplying the correct terminology: “portes grillagees”.

New Orleans 377

The French provencial bench with the rush seat is perfectly paired with the brick floor and sweet painting of the countryside.

New Orleans 384

Please just back the truck up. I will take it all.

New Orleans 390

I adore the caning featured on the fauteuils and side chairs.

New Orleans 361

Can I get a round of “oohs and ahhs” for the wire garden furniture topped by a gorgeous chandelier?

New Orleans 386

I wanted every single one of these confit jars. In days of old this would have held duck fat, a more elegant alternative to a coffee can of bacon grease.

New Orleans 362

Why is everything always extra adorable when it is child sized? I am still sad that I left this darling set in the shop.

New Orleans 387-1

What do I love more~ the wooden beams, brick floors, beautiful lighting or the furniture? It was almost too much goodness for my eyes to take in. 

New Orleans 378

I adored the effect of the brick peeking through certain portions of the pale plastered walls.

New Orleans 379

I hope you have enjoyed this two week trip through New Orleans. Perhaps you are now inspired to visit this truly wonderful city.

Thank you to those who are helping the Make It Right Foundation rebuild a portion of the city. Team Decor To Adore has now raised $70. Once the $300 goal is reached we’ll celebrate with a giveaway.

Tell me about your favorite store,



BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
Hat a great store. Don't you love it though when you walk into a shop and there is so much to take in you don't know where to look first!
This is the first I've hear about the Make it right Foundation, will check it out now!
Bon week-end,

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What gorgeous french items!! I just love so many of them. Giving me some painting ideas!

cityfarmer said...

I'll be arm wrestling you for the little marble topped table ....

let's take a road trip

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Laura that was a wonderful antique shop... I don't know any other name for the "chicken wire" in the doors. I live in PRACTICALLY the antique capital here in Connecticut and they always just call it "chicken wire", Hmmm... now I HAVE to know!

Connie said...

I can feel your joy as you visited the shop and described its contents, sweetpea. Ooooh, but you are so right; I'd love to have had just about anything in it, but those cane chairs would have been my first choice, chickee! Squeeeeeal. I've been looking for 2 at a ridiculously low price but cannot find any! Sigh...

Everton Terrace said...

We are in the process of deciding whether or not to "get away" for Christmas this year and you have put New Orleans on my list. My husband isn't so convinced (daughter is for it). Perhaps I need to sit him down and read all your lovely posts! I'll take the painting and the brick floor thank you very much.

Lorrie said...

Ooh la la, lovely French items. It's almost like being at the Paris Flea Market. So much eye candy.

AshTreeCottage said...

Bonjour Laura! Lovely tour of a fabulous shop. What beautiful pieces and that soft french blue is just calling to me! I believe that the appropriate term for that wire mesh is ~ grillage. Does that sound right? Thank you for the virtual visit. I am on the way to their website!!

Susan and Bentley

scargosun said...

Hey, Laura! I haven't been around in a bit but had to tell you that I LOVED this post. The blues were actually speaking to me and I got lots of inspiration from it. :)

French Basketeer said...

That pretty biblioteque you love has what is called "portes grillagees"... :) thanks for the tour!

Janean said...

i'm woozy from seeing so much beauty!!!! everything is very classy.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm with you, Laura ~ I wouldn't know where to look first either! Love the chairs ~ dining and accent. What a great place to stroll through.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ABSOLUTELY stunning photos Laura! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love those confit jars. I am on a real jar kick lately. Everything is just gorgeous. What a fantastic store. Hugs, Marty

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oooh, and Ahhh, it really is amazing. I would have wanted everything there! just beautiful.

Cote de Texas said...

to freaking die for. seriously. too gorgeous for words. only cuss words i guess! hehehe.

serious beauty. unreal.


Melanie said...

GORGEOUS! Wow. I'm speechless.

visiting from inCourage...

~ ~

Privet and Holly said...

NOLA is fabulous
and so are YOU,
sweet friend!!!
I'm so loving those
confit jars; I want
one, but not a
reproduction ~ only
the real deal will do!
I loved your post on
the Garden District and
the one on the chefs,
as well! It's a fantastic
place to visit, especially
if you have "the eye."
Love you, bloggy friend!
xx Suzanne

koralee said...

Oh my this is amazing! Everything is so beautiful!

Hugs for a great new week and thank you for sharing!