christina’s loot shoot, – greige comes to Normandy

by Sharon Santoni

[blank]The weekend has been filled with wisteria and irises and brocante, and all of that shared with the lovely Christina from the blog Greige and her charming Mom, Linda.[blank]

[blank]This is Christina’s second visit here, and Gibson and Ghetto definitely approved her presence …and her choice of purchases![blank]
[blank]Ghetto and I  both wanted it to stay here![blank]

 [blank]We had a wonderfully eclectic range of loot, and despite the ‘damp’ weather, managed to find some great treasure at dealers and at the fairs.[blank]

[blank] Christina managed to stay looking gorgeous all weekend, even  after being up and about at dawn, and shopping all morning in the rain!   I’d love to know her secrets![blank]

 [blank]If there are things you like here, then drop Christina a line, or keep a very very close eye on her online store, Shop Greige[blank]


[blank]And because it is important to me that my brocante clients enjoy driving around this lovely part of Normandy, we also took the time to take a few pictures and stop for a country lunch  … who says we have to work all the time?![blank]

[blank]Yup, I think we can officially declare the weekend a big success![blank]


Lise-Lotte May 19, 2013 - 7:07 pm

So lovely to know that the dogs are safely back with you – where they should be – getting their picture taken with so many lovely found treasures!

Brenda Murphy May 19, 2013 - 7:12 pm

As much as I love the loot shoot, the dogs always elevate the pics;) Glad they are home safe. b

Marina Pérez May 19, 2013 - 7:26 pm

I've loved your post! Great, great, great!



Sarah Malone, European Farmhouse Charm May 19, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Fantastic finds! Someday I'll be back for the big stuff like this:).

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon May 20, 2013 - 12:23 am

Great post. I love Ghetto, the flowers, friends, and a good lunch. What more could you ask? Christina is like a friend of mine, she still looks great at the end of the day, me, I always look like an unmade bed. ☺


Julie@chiclittleshop May 20, 2013 - 1:47 am

Wow, what a great finds!!
I love love everything.. Lucky Christina.


Marsha Splenderosa May 20, 2013 - 5:49 am

Just gorgeous…everything! Can't wait to see what she does with all this lovely stuff. And, those dogs….sigh…I'm in love.

Karen Albert May 20, 2013 - 7:46 am

Dear Sharon, so happy that Christina is such good hands. (not that she is any stranger to France and its delights!)

Come with me on my adventure in France.
life, possibilities, grace
a beautiful dream…

Art by Karena

Vicki May 20, 2013 - 10:11 am

You can officially call the weekend a big success while I officially say that you are KILLING us over here in the U.S. for wanting to get over there and see such great loot and countryside for ourselves! Now THAT'S a wonderful bunch of stuff…those chairs with the fringe at the base? I have a Mary Cassatt print and those chairs look the same to me except in the painting they're blue (she spent a lot of time as an American painter in France if I recall from my schoolgirl art history classes). Actually, in terms of "education," I do want to thank you, Sharon, for the wonderful posts you bring us over such a long time. I have a much more nearly-soulful appreciation for French antiques and French artisans because of you, having learned a lot from your blog. It's such a fascinating mix at MFCH.

The dogs have had 'way too many adventures in the past few days; they look exhausted. Relaxed, though. Ah, a bit of the carpe diem, loving the moment they're in with their humans and a really soft sofa bed!

Vicki May 20, 2013 - 10:30 am

Don't you think Christina LOOKS French? She does to me!

Forgive if you've ever addressed this in other posts, but how on earth do you get all that loot shipped over to the U.S.? (Am I assuming wrongly or rightly that she's in the U.S.?) I am ignorant of these things. Do you get large shipping containers, contracting with some sort of shipping or moving company, where they can be trucked or sent by rail to a ship or freight plane? It seems daunting to me in my smaller world. I had a cousin who worked in the worldwide moving business (Sales) at one time…relocating a hospital, emptying a large office building, a mansion, an art gallery…and just moving art alone was a major endeavor, with each piece having to be carefully gallery-crated, not by the gallery owner but by the professional packers/shippers. I suppose this is a silly question; anything can be shipped (it's how we get foreign cars over here; so many imports!) but you seem isolated out there in the country; just wondered about the logistics. When I traveled in Europe as a much-younger and even more-naive woman, I would come across things I wanted to purchase, wondering how I could send them back to the States but I was too shy to inquire.

Reply May 20, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Love your new blog photo; another view and season of your fabulous home. I too have the same questions as Vicki. Are the shipping costs exorbitant? Do they come pick it up at your home? When you buy the items do they deliver to your home or do you have a truck on your shopping trips? I do dream of doing this some day, maybe not too far in the future. You have introduced me to Normandy. Before your blog it was not even on my radar and now it is a desired destination. Would the inability to speak French give me great difficulty touring your country?

peggy braswell May 20, 2013 - 6:41 pm

Love the photos of the doggies + all the loot. Hurray for Christina. Love this.

Leslie in Portland, Oregon May 21, 2013 - 2:49 am

The presence of Gibson and Ghetto greatly enhances Christina's already-beautiful finds!

Michele Smith May 22, 2013 - 9:27 am

What a beautiful loot shoot! Soooo dreamy. I've been "stalking" you for a good year now I'm finally taking the plunge and following LOL

ann pauley February 16, 2014 - 9:24 pm

im excited about your new brocante shoppe opening. when will we be able to purchase
your merchandise?
ann from michigan

ann pauley February 16, 2014 - 9:28 pm

dear sharon,
i’m in process of decorating my kitchen. what is more of the typical french paint color for a kitchen greige or white? any other suggestions? hope to hear from you.
ann from michigan


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