Blanc D'Ivoire, 'Summer' Shipment 2013
After 10 years of ordering from the Maison & Objet show in Paris, I finally get 'it.' And by 'it,' I mean that no matter what I do, or how hard I try, the Blanc D'Ivoire furniture shipment ordered in January is going to arrive to the US sometime in the blistering Houston summer heat. So, as the forces of nature would have it, my lovely shipment ordered during a monumental January snow storm in Paris was unpacked 6 months later on the exact day that Indulge's AC went out and wouldn't be fixed until late that afternoon! Local temperature that day, an unforgiving 97 degrees, ugh.
"Cancel the movers," my wise mother (who doesn't venture from the house when temps are above 90) decreed.
"No way, you have no idea how hard it is to schedule capable movers!" As usual, my stubbornness would get the worst of me, again.We will persevere, or not . . . . Which is exactly the kind of bullheaded attitude that got Napoleon in so much trouble.
Without further ado (complaining), I would like to present our new shipment of Blanc D'Ivoire furnishings!
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View From My Airplane Window As We Arrive Charles de Gaulle Airport, January 2013
Must Be Some Type Of Standard Bullheaded French Taxi Union Rule To Not Work When Really Needed
The 'Tourist' Just A Few Weeks Into His New Year's Resolution Of Get-Fit-Fast Posing During His Early Morning Jog, Alone!
Snow Day At Luxembourg Gardens, Spectacular
Thinking A Hot Bowl Of Soupe In A Warm Cafe Wins Over Snow Boules
As You Can See, Not Very Many Participants Showed Up To Maison & Objet The First Day
I Can't Believe That I Did, Silly American
The Spectacular Blanc D'Ivoire Booth
The Universal Do-Not-Copy-Us Sign
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Skipping Ahead 6 Months, We Shall Persevere!
Those Crowded House Guys (713.861.4224) Never Complained Once, Not Like Moi, Shame
Chests & Dressers
Side Tables Galore!
Shown With Juliska Tableware & Sferra Linens
A Flock Of Moutons
Photo Taken At The Blanc D'Ivoire Showroom, M&O
I Love These Garden Tables Pulled Side-By-Side & Used As Breakfast Tables
The New Alex Headboard
Garden Tables Used As Bedside Tables, Tres Charme
Victor Armchair Shown In Nuage Velvet (My Personal Favorite)
'Chalk' is the New White
Headboards, Desks & Luggage Racks Shown In Various Shades of Gray & Linen
As Mentioned Before, Side Tables Galore!
Gladys Mirror PM, Shown In Stone and Antique Grey
Romane Mirror Shown in Antique Grey and Lara Mirror Shown in Antique Grey
Gladys Mirror GM Shown In Antique Grey
Artisan Lamps Handmade in Avignon
So, pour yourself a cafe au lait and ponder how you can finally finish that decorating project you keep putting off time and time again.
I feel obliged to mention with each Blanc D'Ivoire New-In-The-Store Post, all furniture pieces are available to sell off the showroom floor and quantities are limited.
Oh, before I forget. I have one more very important introduction!
4 months old, Tibetan Terrier