Thursday, 10 February 2011

The thrill of the find…. Josephine Ryan

{Passion}: France - Its lifestyle, climate and furniture - is one of her greatest passions.Over the past  years she has developed her own distinctive look, and loves discovering unusual, one-off pieces, and combining the unexpected.


Antique dealer, flea market expert and author Josephine Ryan   has had the pleasure of living out of her passions over the past 18 years. She  have developed a distinctive look that has been recognised and appreciated by loyal customers far and wide.

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Her house in France is available for holiday rental and hire for photo shoots. The interiors are styled by Josephine herself and   have a very distinctive French style flair.

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FRENCH HOME and ESSENTIALLY FRENCH both by Josephine Ryan are  published by Ryland, Peters & Small.


Some of her tips for rummaging at flea and antique markets include:

- Wear sensible shoes – there’s  a lot of walking involved.

- Take a big bag – or a series of bags.


- Don’t bargain too hard – if you are too pushy the sellers will loose interest.

- When abroad – arrange your shipper in advance


Photography copyright: Josephine Ryan website


Anonymous said...

Wow!!! i would love to spend some holidays there!! and what about going treasure hunting in France with the Owner?? i like her suggestion tips!! shoud take that place on the list of the place to visit!!! Have a Nice week end!
W. the Antiques Lovers

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