Monday, December 12, 2011

Last minute shopping at Interieurs

I need to constantly remind myself how much I love Christmas! All the endless lists for the Christmas lunch arrangement, guest list, husband and I are not in agreement over the menu... I am threatening to cook! My poor guests if i have to actually live up to my threat... and the shopping! I have a gift for each guest, wrapped of course, plus gifts for family in France and in the US, Interieurs team, everyone who helps with my house from the housekeeping to gardening etc... I also need to add I have no patience standing in line. This past weekend was spent hopping from store to store shopping for gifts and bathroom tiles and accessories, bathtubs, sink... anything needed for a bathroom. A small guest bathroom needed fixing and ended up being gutted. I had one day to design the bathroom, layout the plan, specify all plumbing and electrical components and fixtures, all floor and wall covering by this morning.

All specs are ready, I kept it simple, white and modern... will show you the finished product when it is all done.

Meanwhile, I think I will finish my shopping are Interieurs!  Enjoy my curated gift guide, hopefully my friends and guest will too...

As we say in French, Bonne Fetes!

Interieurs Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2011

Gifts 1
Vintage Suzani Pillows $345
Amethyst by Christopher Marley $260
Glass Sculptures with Stand $490 each
Collectors Vase Candles $60 $110 $250
Purple Urchin Stemware $33 each
Gifts 2
Woven Pillows by Aissa Dione $170 - $260
Kpando Pottery $79 - $195
Hand-Carved Mahogany Rhinocerous $490
Horn Salad Servers $60
Driftwood Serving Tray $250
Jaana Necklace made in Thailand $545
Gifts 3
Bernardo Serving Tray $195
Globus Fossil Vases $70 / $140
Antique Burmese Puppet $290
Rustic Metal Bowl $85
Ceramic Volcano Flowers $66 $150 $165
Gifts 4
Handblown Glass Ornaments $30 each
Test Tube Flower Vases $55
Crystal Decanteur $150
Gifts 5
Avani Fireplace with screen $870
Vintage 3000 Watt Industrial Bulb $250
Cream Egg Table Lamp or Pendant Light by Jose Esteves $1,250
Ming Tableware Set $195
Gifts 6
Rina Menardi Collection at Interieurs (please inquire)


  1. Looks fabulous!
    Francine, If I feel busy, all I need to do is read your blog! Slow down just a little and enjoy. Funny about your threat to cook.
    Have a nice week.

  2. Hi Francine
    What an exquisite round up of gifts. My favourite is the Avani Fireplace with screen, which I was fortunate enough to see at the Linda O'Keeffe book signing event at your beautiful store.
    PS I could think of much worse things than a home cooked meal in your beautiful home. Good luck with all your preparations and with getting your bathroom finished!

  3. Dear Francine,

    Christmas is certainly a crazy time! I feel like I was far more organized in November, and then, *poof* all of the sudden it is December—before I knew it! As for your renovation, I cannot wait to see...

    These items are just beautiful, Francine! I would love some pieces from the Rina Menardi collection, the cream egg lamps, that stunning Bernardo serving tray, just to name a few :)

    Hope you are having a fabulous Monday & new week,


  4. Awesome gift ideas. I am very behind this year.. uh oh! xo

  5. I sent my gifts for the States off yesterday! Hooray! I think that your guests would be delighted to have any of the items pictured.

    We are invited to our friends house in the country for the 25th but are thinking of cooking a goose (stuffed with Remi's excellent farci) for the two of us on the 24th...oh, la gourmandise!

  6. There's lots of gorgeous ideas here!
    I am so glad to have just stumbled across your lovely blog. I am your newest follower! I look forward to popping back for some more inspiration!

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