Monday, September 08, 2008

Chateau Vaux le Vicomte3

 French chaise, original watercolor. A third visit to the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

Janice C. Cartier said...Ooh la la, thanks for this encore. What would we do without VLV.

I couldn't very well keep the chateau's fabulous gift shop under my hat. It's the first thing you see while waiting to get your entry ticket and the last thing upon exiting the estate. Clever marketing.

Why not deck your chateau out in pink toile?

Or blue and white china?

With matching tapisseries coussins / cushions.

The chateau's emblem, the squirrel🐿 adorns multiple items.

Or you could for a glorious tapestry of the chateau itself?

Look! Miniature chairs for all my mini cakes to sit on

The gift shop is run by Countess Cristina de Vogüé, the daughter of an Italian diplomat and a Russian mother. She is married the heir to Vaux-le-Vicomte. She has applied her talents as a hostess not only to family receptions, but to the château’s restaurant and gift shop. And now she's coming out with a divine cookbook tomorrow,Decadent Desserts: Recipes from Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte.


  1. Oh My I really love the chair painting. :)) I love the pink Toile too... since I happen to have lots of it in my home. Thanks for sharing this shop. It's fabulous.

  2. How strange that my last comment only says cris. anyway it was me that made it.:)

  3. Anonymous10:21 AM

    I love painting chairs.
    Your painting is stunning....

    Barbara in the Mojave

  4. Carol, this is my favorite one--beautiful little chair and the blue background really enhances it. Lovely!!

  5. I love that the chateau's mascot is the squirrel. C'est tres charme.Perhaps this will inspire you to paint a squirrel or even a weasel.;-)
    Now, I want to go to the chateau and to the gift shop.

  6. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Carol, see those gorgeous long panels (for sale?) in the gift shop?
    Wouldn't they make a divine folding screen for a dressing room?
    You'd just need three, and ooh, la la! If you see yourself visiting this breathtaking gift shop again, I might commission you to make some purchases for me (lightweight silk panels!)
    Enjoy your day. I so enjoy my Paris Breakfast every morning. It is the highlight of my day!

  7. Anonymous12:06 PM

    It's so amazing that when you paint miniatures, they always come out looking full-sized no matter what the subject!
    Like a vignette from real life.

  8. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh I want to go shopping there. It is absolutely beautiful.
    Un beso

  9. Ooohhhhh. Sign me up!!! Decadently romantic and very very french..I'll just pluck one of those raspberries off taht decadent dessert; no one will ever miss it.. ;-)

  10. beautiful. i choose the blue china. and your watercolor is simply stunning. a perfect tribute to such a pretty shop.

  11. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow you kept this one quiet. I will be visiting there on my next trip. I really do love the paintings you have been doing of late.
    You asked if I flew with all that lovely furniture Tara gave me - NO I took the van. Easyjet don't do furniture :)
    Oh and Repetto stayed illusive again.

  13. Anonymous10:11 AM

    hi dont really like this becuase it is wayyyyyy to french..ohh well. its okay i guess...get some new stuff
    ~Emily and julia~


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