My petite online shop is open!
Now a little piece of my France can be yours.
The shop is called Have Some Decorum Home. It will always be open to you by just clicking the “Shop Have Some Decorum Home” icon on the right side of the blog. You can also get to the shop by clicking HERE!
I sourced every piece myself.
All items were found in France.
I only adopted pieces that I loved and would have in my own home.
I do not follow fads or trends. I like pieces that have character and will last a lifetime.
I have an obsession for anything chinoiserie or Provence.
I love Ironstone. I love the feel of it and the sound of it.
I believe that accessories make a house a home.
Seaside landscape paintings complete me.
A collection speaks volumes.
I love to decorate a kitchen and the shop has some perfect items to do so.
All pieces are “well loved” (antique or vintage) and therefore might have a chip, bruise or blemish but all of that adds to the character. A worn patina is a happy patina.
I like to find pieces with birds and flowers… But nothing corny.
I think that there is something for everyone. Prices start at $10.
Shipping is what it is… Not cheap. Everything will be handled with extra care, tissued, bubble wrapped, popcorned and boxed. You have your choice of shipping methods… Fast/slow. Pricey/not too pricey. FedEx, UPS, French postal system.
On the very delicate and larger items such as the 38 pieces of ironstone dishes, I suggest using the shipping company that all of the professionals use from the fleamarkets…Camard. They have been doing it for centuries. Like 1stdibs.com says, “We use the best shippers in the world, because we’re shipping the best stuff in the world. It’d be a tragedy if something survived a hundred years, but couldn’t survive a trip to your house.”
All measurements are in centimeters because it’s weird, French people don’t measure in inches or feet and I don’t have an American tape measure. You’ll have to do the math.
All payments made easily via PayPal. You will be charged separately for shipping with exact shipping price.
I have started with 22 items today and will be adding new pieces every week. Mostly small items but there might be an occasional grand piece.
What’s my favorite item on the shop today? I love everything but something about the 1950s straw bull from Provence makes my heart swoon. I know it is a bit pricey and trust me I haggled the price down as low as I could get it. The good news is that the dealer might have a collection of 10 available. If you see that it is already sold, just email me and I will see if I can get you one from the dealer.
I hope you like everything. I am a very picky buyer and I have chosen everything with a discerning eye. I hate crap, I hate tchotchke, I hate bric-a-brac. I like unusual pieces that have a little story. I like the juxtaposition of items. I like to layer.
I would like to thank my husband and my caregivers for all of their help. These three gentlemen woke up at the crack of dawn with me, got me dressed, loaded me into the car, got me to the fleamarkets and let me look at every booth for as long as I wanted. They know that this is what I love to do and because of their help, I kind of forgot that I have ALS. So MERCI to them.
A portion of every single sale will forever go towards ALS research. Additionally, my friend Rebecca of B.Viz Design has donated 2 antique Fortuny pillows and the profits will go to ALS research in honor of her friend Elizabeth who unfortunately has ALS as well. Thank you Rebecca!