No, your eyes are not deceiving you—there really is glass in the entry doors as well as the skylights. I think it would be safe to say that the house is actually getting to the stage of being “closed up.” Hallelujah! The big question is whether or not it will be finished before April. If not, I will have to pay the third year of construction insurance. Contractor Mitch thinks we can make it, but if you remember, he also thought I would be in by last year. He’s lost a lot of credibility during these years.
It’s hard to say “I’ve just returned from Paris” without sounding a bit pretentious, but I just returned from Paris yesterday where I was shopping at the flea market with clients. We also did the Rue du Bac and Rue de Seine mid-century furniture shops. It was interesting to discover that 1) most of the shops are closed on Mondays, the day we shopped, and 2) there seemed to be much less to see. Of course, there were the items we have all seen again and again, but much less of the interesting unique pieces. Do my fellow Interior Design bloggers agree? The flea market was fun as always. There are some great things amid tons of junk, but if anyone is looking for a bargain, go elsewhere. There’s nothing cheap about this Marche.