and Welcome to my ANTIQUE FRENCH LINENS FREE SHIPPING SHOP WORLD WIDE
me on Instagram here : https://www.instagram.com/sophieladydeparis/
Lady de Paris shop is
multicolored with all kind of antique French items and a lot of
Antique French linens and clothing ! A lot of my items are antique
and handmade from 19th century Victorian and early 20th Edwardian,
Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid-century periods .
are carrying Antique French
clothing and accessories most of them are from the Victorian and
Edwardian eras . So you will find on my shop Antique Aprons, Bags,
Bonnets, Boxes, Buttons, Brooches, Collars, Clips, Clock, Clutch,
Dresses, Doilies, Gloves, Petticoats, Sheets, Enamelware, Home Decor,
Housewares, French Kitchenware, Lace, Linens, Medals, Napkins,
Rosary, Pottery, Porcelain, Pouch, Purses, Table cloth, Totes,
Wedding Accessories...My Sophie Lady De Paris shop is a real "Women
of them are belonging to my
own family and have a French History to share with you ! I 'm having
a very old French name from the 14th century meaning " swear on
the Bible "My first ancestor was a Judge.
also creating when I have
time . I'm inspired by my beloved grandmother Eva . She was a
beautiful Lady born in 1911 in the south of France in a small village
called Puyricard located next to Aix in Provence . She was so
talented and was creating all sorts of items , sewing, knitting ,
making embroideries and cooking. She has taught me a lot and I've
made my first creation steps with her. She passed awway on December
25th 2009 and I'm still crying.
besides my own story let's
say that French have a very long history with Artists, Artisans, Art,
Craft, Fashion, Linens... The French ladies used to sew a lot because
of our Wedding Trousseau custom which stopped in the 60's. It was
difficult to get married without it ! So until 80-100 years ago
Wedding Embroideries, Linens, Lingerie ... had to be hand - made by
mothers , grandmothers and their helpers . They were busy preparing
everything before weddings to create what we 've called "
Trousseau". Therefore we have lot of beautiful handmade, unique
and sometimes unused linens made of cotton, linen and hemp still kept
in closets! French are "keepers" we don't throw away.
concerns French Artists and
Artisans , they were working copper, gold, fabrics, pewter , silver,
porcelain...and were often linked to our Kings histories and also to
their taxes !!!Kings were collecting taxes on craft work usually to
finance their wars !
are a few historical
artist had privileges ,
titles and belonged to corporations. For example, our famous Louis
the XIV (17th/18th century) decided to collect taxes on precious
metal like silver and gold to finance his wars ! Since then French
precious metal had to be marked.
during the French Revolution
of 1789 privileges, taxes and so on stopped. So we also have precious
metals which are unmarked coming from this period .
concerns porcelain, Limoges
porcelain (starting 18th century) had several factories round
France.They were linked to Kings and nobles.To be able to paint you
should buy rights and titles. And some didn't ! These hand painters
were working at home and were named the " Chambrellans"
coming from the word "chambre" ="room" . Not all
of them were registered . So you can have beautiful porcelain painted
with unknown signatures.The American David Haviland (19th century)
had a factory in Limoges town and was the first one who gave a huge
expansion to the French porcelain abroad and launched sales over the
US .If you want to know more about porcelain please go on the website
read a lot about "copying".
We don't have this fearing in France or very little on very expensive
items because we have so many antiques of everything following our
long History that it is no need to copy. But I understand. So please
if you want to know more or have more information or photos please do
not hesitate to contact me. I'll be happy to answer.
have such a long History and
stories among History !
have 6 hours more with
New-York , 7 more with Chicago and 9 with Los Angeles , just to give
you an idea of the jet lags ! So please forgive me if I don't answer
right away ! I'm travelling bewteen France and the US. I 'm speaking
French, English and a bit of German upon request.
goods are shipped world
wide for free usually within 24 hours on open business days and in
First class mail. Average of 1 week up to 10 Days delivery time to
the US according to your location.
buyers have privileges.
contact us if you're
a Lovely Day!