Allow me to introduce you to Christopher Low
a most unique artist.
His quirky pieces caught my attention
and captivated my imagination.
They brought a smile to my face.
The owner of Chateau Sonoma bought this one for her lobbyist husband first thing in the morning.
I was completely smitten with this modern day folk artist!
I wanted to know more about the person who created these wonderful pieces!
He introduced himself and proceeded to tell me that he simply collected old toys and things and put them together.
They evolved out of his imagination.
I discovered that my favorite dealer, Coco is a fan and owns several of his pieces.
I knew I wouldn't be leaving without one...
... but which one?
Fortunately it wasn't a difficult choice.
This pair of French men stole my heart
and now reside in my kitchen where they make me smile day in and day out!
And in keeping with the French theme of the day... I picked up this well worn set of Le Creuset and vintage mandolin at a thrift store on the way home!
LOVE the elephant..and the ducky...just gorgeous..what a talented man indeed!
such fun art pieces. I love your little men. Folk art is the best, isn't it?
Hurrah for folk art and the people who buy it! I am an artist myself so it's great to see other pieces as crazy as mine. Good choice. By the way, I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.
The little truck would have been fun to see in person. I'm not a large fan of folk art but I like the looks of some of the old toys.
French men are good at stealing hearts ;-)
I love it when we remember the joy of being a child...your artist does.
Aaah cute little French men in a box. So glad you got something to make you smile that is always the best, Kathysue
what fun pieces! I love your new treasure! : )
These are great fun - the elephant is my pick! KG
I LOVE that vintage mandolin! The elephant is fabulous as well. Great post, darling!
Love your French Men!!! They were your perfect choice:) You amaze me how many treasure hunts you find weekly! A day worth every step of hunting for sure:)
I love the fun and whimsy of these pieces, I can easily see myself owning several of these.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Love those French Men...they would have been my pick too! Quirky cool!
I think your mandolin is actually a "kraut cutter" that slices cabbage to make sauerkraut. My Mom had one. The mandolins I have seen have various changeable blades. Anyway, I hope you use it to cook with as well as display it. Love your blog.
Wonderful pieces. I love the men. Very cool!
As you have stolen our hearts, sweet Terese! I loved seeing the brocante through your eyes. I would love to come out and see it for myself, some year!!! You have such a warm way of showcasing other designers, artists and well...everybody who captures your lovely imagination! Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, dear friend! xx P&H
Thanks Colleen! That makes a lot of sense. Now I love it even more since my husband is the chef in our house and happens to be German!!
Thanks for your visit today :)
What fun curiosities! I'm going to the Brooklyn Flea for the first time tomorrow, and now you have me extra excited :)
Thanks for stopping by. I'm a follower now too!
Gorgeous! thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy your blog!
Hi Therese! So lovely to meet you, thank you for visiting me and your kind comment! I'm a new follower now.
Have a happy we xxx
I love the elephant too!
I'm so loving your Le Creuset - and vintage mandolin. You've got quite the eye!!
Oh, the Frenchmen are great! That's what I would have picked too!
tjhat looks AMAZING IN YOUR KITCHEN!!
of cvourse it does! (sorry again for spelling/bandaid's fault)
Sonoma, mmm. Sounds great! I wold like to visit this incredible market.
I have a vintage mandolin exactly like that! Love your brocante posts.
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