"Every man has two nations, and one of them is France."
Hundreds of tiny glass tiles in various tones of aqua, were selected to re-create their experience and vision at the Pope's Palace in Avignon.
|VIEW FROM THE GRAND HALLWAY LOOKING BACK|
|THE DINING ROOM|
French charm abounds as rooms take shape and the history of "all that is French" is created to be shared with family and friends. Note the vaisselier (hutch) against the back wall that holds a carefully selected collection of majolica. The chandelier is from Paris. Note the feet on the panetiere. Since this piece of furniture sat on the floor in the kitchen, the feet created height and keep mice from getting to the freshly baked bread. A panetiere held the baked bread of the day (derived from the French word for bread, pane.)
A bathroom that again shows Kim's appreciation for the old. She has used a copper lavabo as the sink. This lavabo sits on an antique French commode that has been adapted with plumbing. The walls are a rich red that have been glazed and buffed. Note her soap dish.....a monkey
Kim, many thanks for the visit and we look forward to one more visit in your lovely, creative and charming home. If only everyone could know you..................."Genuine hospitality cannot be described, but it is immediately felt" - Hector Cuimard It has been a joy sharing what has made you, your husband and your kids so very happy. See you soon.