This week's Shop of the Week is ancienesthetique, owned by Victoria.
Please tell us a little about your and your shop.
Bonjour and hello! My name is Victoria and I have lived in central France for the past nearly six years, which is full of unique aspects. The scenery is gorgeous, and the vintage treasures are many!
I am a mum of two little boys, who are also a constant inspiration to me, (even if some days I'd do anything for more sleep!). We are always trying to make life more simple, to gain time and have the chance to play a bit more! My husband is an antique restorer, mainly furniture but some smaller items too, so we usually go treasure hunting together. I find a lot of my items in 'vide grinners ( which means 'empty attic'). Each village has a different weekend during the summer to have their 'fete', usually there is a large food tent and of course a bar! Often there is some folk music or other entertainment, and then each family sells their treasures to us passers by!
What is your favorite era and why?
I LOVE art nouveau to the art deco period. It was a time of dramatic experimental change in styles, fashion, furniture- leading to such unique pieces and fantastic clothing, hats, jewellery, delightful. If only I could time travel!
What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?
Choosing one is an impossible task, of course there are some things I buy as I think others will like them, but in general I just buy things that I fall in love with! Sooo please can I choose two?!
The irregular quirky glass formation in these bottles is unique and they catch the light beautifully:
antique glass apothecary bottles
and of course I have to choose one of my husband's upcycled peices as they constantly inspire me:
up cycled office desk