Well my painter cancelled because he fell victim to one of the bijillion flu/cold bugs that are still circulating the air. But I decided to play hooky yesterday anyway and try to do some pre-putting-my-house-back-together organization. Mostly I just stared at my piles of "things" and then got side tracked with going through boxes of photos and such. But at least I tried. I think I really need to see the finished product to get really inspired to purge some of my clutter. Because, yes, I somehow have entryway/stairway/hallway clutter. More than I thought, sigh . . . I blame it on my shelves and the "oh, I'll stick that here for a minute" problem I have.
But on to a more fun topic than my organizational failures. I have such a vision of artistry when I think of French cuisine and French cooking. Whether that be creations from the finest restaurants in Paris or in the cuisine from a rustic little kitchen in rural France. With that I love french kitchens and kitchen wares, especially of the vintage variety. I am not much of a cook myself but when I do cook I like to channel that sort of romance for the whole process. And how romantic are all of these lovely antique pieces? I found all of these on Etsy and I think half of them are from one shop, Gris Souris, which is filled with so many French vintage treasures. I don't think I will ever get the vision of those canisters out of my mind, unfortunately my kitchen wouldn't accomodate them (and my cooking skills wouldn't justify them) but I just want to snuggle them they are so perfect! I could stare at them all day long. And how about that top photo? It's a picnic set for those that love eggs and picnics. If I had that set I would definitely take some hardboiled eggs on a picnic, how about you? It is so très doux!