The beauty of curators & collections
To walk through the antiquaries boutiques in Isle sur la Sorgue is to be surrounded by beauty. There are certain boutiques whose owners just have that very special something, a gut instinct for enchantment, often pulling together unexpected items to form magnetic spellbinding vignettes.
Their eye and unique touch picks out objects - the ones you've walked past a thousand times and never thought to touch - and elevates them to greatness. I am in awe of their alchemy!
Odile of La Petite Curieuse is one such magician. Her space is always changing and yet still remains very personal, feminine, playful and is take-your-breath away beautiful. She is an artist who creates scenes of wonder with all that is pre-loved, from simple beaded flowers to 18th century Trumeaus, slices of hand printed wallpaper to silk ribbon samples, her expert touch is transformational and humbling.
A set of four doors with an incredible patina - sold to a very lucky antiques dealer for her home in Texas.
Oh to have brought this pair home, 'Mouche' and his buddy 'Trick'.
Colour and texture are king, broken rules make for the prettiest tablescapes at Isle sur la Sorgue
Two frames of antique hand carved cameo moulds, with gold leaf surrounds.
Always open every box and look under lids as often treasure lies within!
Chanvre and linen and fabrics galore at one of our Antique textile havens....each of these boxes is filled with gems, just utter the magic words and Laurence will make your textile dreams come true!
Two more vignettes from Odiles boutique. I love her use of indigo and ochre to accentuate displays in her space.
Who can resist a stack of old photographs? I sure can't!
These aren't just shops in the traditional sense, they are carefully crafted magical universes contained within 20 m².
Collections of antique truffle jars, deep dark sensual green on wood. Pure bliss.
A very civilised way to shop antiques - accompanied by a glass of crisp fresh rosé.
If you wish to book a private antique & vintage buying tour please just drop us a line with your dates; the size of your group and your key interests and we will work our magic!