Wednesday, September 16, 2009

French Antiques

I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Coco and Fred of Grenouille at the San Francisco Gift show in their Vintage section  about ten years ago. They are a brother and sister design team specializing in French antiques. Their store in San Francisco is filled with everything French from antique campaign day beds to religious artifacts. Coco and Fred make many trips back to their native France and scour the country for interesting and rustic treasures. They have been featured in numerous magazines and books over the years.


Coco is a little tiny thing, beautiful and strong. She can lift the heaviest items out of her truck and then turn it around and make an amazing beautiful display. Coco has a beautiful spirit, great smile and is immensely talented. Fred, as many of the women at the show tell me, so cute and so French and they love to hear him talk.  Ladies he is happily married! Fred is incredibly gifted in design and merchandising and he and his wife, Wendy, have had their home featured in many magazines. Coco and Fred are quite the design team and you will love them!




I love this piece! Judi, that owns the Barn, bought this for her garden.















































These are just a couple of the type of treasures that Coco and Fred bring to the show. I can't wait to see what they are bringing next.





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