March 29, 2019

Set A Pretty Table

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FROM KIMBERLY

I started collecting Astier de Villatte ceramics when I lived in San Francisco many years ago. I still adore the first piece I ever bought, a small serving dish that is still cherished. At the time I was a buyer and product designer for a large retailer and we would go to Maison & Objet, (a stellar trade show in Paris) twice a year.  Our team would walk by the beautiful Astier booth and I would swoon and swear out loud “someday I will sell this in my own store!”  And so it came to be. Each piece is made by hand in their Parisian atelier. The clay is dyed a rich cocoa brown and put into molds. Once out of the molds, each piece begins to morph into it’s unique identity. Once dry, every piece is hand dipped into a white glaze and then fired; each a masterpiece! In addition to the ceramics we sell their wonderful candles, created by a famous french perfumer, and traditional Japanese incense, which is a huge hit.  Ma Vie a Paris is the perfect book for those who appreciate unique Parisian businesses. We recently received a large shipment, come discover your favorite pieces!

 

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