Thursday, November 28, 2013


While we're celebrating Thanksgiving turkey style here in the U.S., Lolo will be an ocean away, having delicious blue lobster, shrimp, scallops and langoustines from the local seafood market.

 Fresh Seafood Inside the Supermarket
Blue Lobsters
Sea Scallops
Lolo's Thanksgiving Lunch....Langoustines!

Last Thanksgiving we both got to have a French style dinner with friends at the beach. This year I'm spending Turkey Day with my family at the beach and Lolo will spend another Thursday with his family in Nantes. We both have so much to be thankful for!

Traditional Turkey

Thanksgiving Prayer

We’re thankful for Thy blessings, Lord,
Thy watchful eye above,
For freedom’s bell that rolls for all
In this dear land we love.
We’re thankful, Lord, for useful work,
For measure of good health,
For family ties and friendship dear,
More precious this than wealth.
For all Thy tender mercies, Lord,
For sunshine and for rain,
For golden harvest richly blessed
In yield of fruit and grain.
On this Thanksgiving Day, dear Lord,
We bow in humble prayer.
We’re thankful for Thy blessings, Lord;
Thy gifts are everywhere.

~ Kay Hoffman ~


Lolo & Mimi

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This holiday season you can "hear the pudding singing in the copper" just like Tiny Tim!
The copper used to boil the famous plum pudding (made with raisins, not plums) like the one Mrs. Cratchit makes to crown the Cratchit Christmas dinner was used the rest of the year for the Cratchit family laundry, thus the Cratchit children help Tiny Tim to the wash-house "that he might hear the pudding singing in the copper".

Copper Time!

Lolo definitely heard the pudding this trip! 

A Plum Pudding Recipe
1 cup finely chopped beef suet
2 cups fine bread crumbs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 pint flour
1 cup seedless raisins
1 cup dried currants
1 cup chopped almonds
½ cup citron, sliced thin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
4 well-beaten eggs
1 tsp of baking soda dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water

Flour the fruit thoroughly.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, spices, and salt in the milk.
Stir in the fruit, nuts, bread crumbs, and suet. Then stir in the dissolved baking soda. Then add in the flour.
Boil or steam for 4 hours.

To flame pudding:
Warm ¼ cup of brandy.
Make a small depression in the top of the pudding. Pour brandy over it.
Light with a match.

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Saturday, November 23, 2013


 One Kings Lane is not the only "other" place you'll be able to find us! Marcy Cowan, owner of taste, a local culinary arts shoppe, will be featuring Lolo French Antiques et More in her seasonal pop-up store located on the second floor of Phipps Plaza, just above Tiffany's.

Marcy's love of fresh and flavorful ingredients, fine cooking, pragmatic, beautiful cookware, lovely tabletops and fine French antiques made it easy to say "yes" when she invited us to showcase antiques with her high-end gourmet, kitchen and tabletop items, many of them imported from France. 

Edmund Fallot Moutardes
Alabama-Made Earthborn Pottery

Our antique furniture, chandeliers, copper pots, oyster plates and other culinary items will be for sale alongside local Georgia products, hand-loomed Tunisian tablecloths, Italian earthenware bean pots,  unique cooking utensils, French-made aprons, gourmet gift baskets and cookbooks signed by local chefs/authors. Everything for the cook and the sous chef, the gourmand and the gourmet can be found.

Setting Up Shop
Gourmet Gift Baskets

If you are trying to find the perfect gift for your favorite food lover, be sure and stop by taste. Tell them Lolo sent you and receive a 10% discount on purchases over $200.

And if you need something for the wine lover on your list, we'll have that this holiday season. Lolo spent the morning at a local flea market where he found this hand forged wine cage with 250 fitted slots for wine bottle storage and a pair of hinged doors with a locking clasp to secure priceless vintages. It will look fabulous utilized anywhere from a wine cellar to a gourmet kitchen. The aged patina only adds to its charm, making this unique item the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life.

French Wine Cage

Bon Appétit!
À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Lolo's at it again today. He just can't "sit" still, especially with all these wonderful chairs to be found! 

Set of 8 Louis XIII Os de Mouton Dining Chairs with Nail Heads  
Pair of Louis XIII Os de Mouton Fauteuils

Vintage Art Deco Club Chair
Set of 8 Louis XIII Dining Chairs
Set of Louis XIII Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
1930's Pair of Leather Club Chairs
Set of Louis XIII Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
Set of 6 Country French Rush Seat Chairs
Set of 6 Louis XIII Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
Set of Louis XIII Dining Chairs
Vintage French Leather Club Chair

But you can sit back and "Let Lolo Know" if there's anything you want him to find or if you've seen something that you want. Just email us at

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LOLO IS ON A MISSION...DAY 2 FLEA FINDS's chilly in France, but Lolo is on a mission this trip. Neither wind nor rain, nor a cold blustery day could keep him from the vide-greniers, brocante and marché aux puces!

Local Marché aux Puces

After  a long day of hunting and haggling, Lolo definitely didn't walk away empty handed!

Farm Table and Benches
Drop Leaf Side Table
Henri II Buffet
Henri II Petite Armoire
Pair of Os de Mouton Chairs
Hand Carved Louis XIV Fauteuil
Country French Rush Seat Chairs
Corbeille Louis XV Painted and Upholstered Bed Frame
Louis XIII Armoire
Country French Louis XV Farm Table
French Flip Top Pantry Table
Pantry Table Fully Extended
Hinge Detail
Henri II Desk
Country French Buffet
Louis XV Buffet Deaux Corps
Louis Philippe Enfilade Buffet
Louis XVI Marble Top Buffet
Louis XVI Dessert Buffet

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


It was bitter cold when Lolo headed out at dawn to tackle this local flea market. But the freezing temperature and gusting wind did not deter him.'s cold outside!

He greeted the dealers with a quick bonjour as he searched through their wares, scanning the aisles for armoires, buffets, tables et more!  

11' Farm Table
Louis Philippe Buffet
Country French Gun Cabinet
Beautiful Pair of Bergere Chairs
Set of 6 Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
Louis XV Country French Dining Table
 French Laundry Basket
Pair of Os de Mouton Arm Chairs with Ottoman
French Industrial Work Table
Louis XV Armoire "Chapeau de Gendarme" 
Louis XV Jam Holder
Four Door Louis XV Armoire
Metal French Milk Bottle Carriers
Set of 6 Painted Louis XVI Dining Chairs
French Baguette Cutter
Louis XV Enfilade Buffet with Open Top Shelf
Country French Louis XV Armoire..and a COLD Lolo!!

After a morning of fast and furious shopping, it's time to head to the next destination!

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi