Yesterday I showed you my favourite pictures of the beautiful œil de boeuf windows on the rooftops of France. and I promised to tell you where they can be found today if you want one in your home.
These window frames look beautiful hung on a wall as they are or used as mirror frames. The very heavy pieces look great propped up against a wall.
It is unusual to find œil de boeuf frames for sale in brocante fairs. The only reason they would be dismounted from their rooftop would be if a house was being pulled down or if the window frame was badly damaged and in need of repair.
But I do know a good address ...... Atelier de Campagne is a name known to many in the blogging world. The team of Trinidad, Martin and Johan work tirelessly to find, restore and supply to their discerning clients all over the world. Their blog and their facebook page are fun to follow and a good way of keeping up to date with sales.
I have never had the opportunity to visit them in California, but we have spoken on the phone and I'm looking forward to meeting them here this summer.
Trinidad and Martin are based in California, taking care of their clients at the Center Street Antiques store and fielding all enquiries. Johan is Belgian and he does a lot of the sourcing. We joked on the phone about the joys of getting up WAY too early, or even missing a night's sleep to be sure of finding the best pieces at a fair.
But look well how it pays off!!
They fill a container in Europe and ship it back to California where it is unpacked with care and prepared
for their famous sales. In fact the next container sale is quite soon; April 7th and 8th.
If you love the authentic French look, and want the real thing, not reproduction then this is the address for you. Just take a look at the photos of the goodies already on their way back and if you need any details give them a call or drop them a line. You can also sign up for their newsletter here.