Friday, November 28, 2014


'Tis the season to add some FA LA LOLO LA to your home.
Take a look at our Holiday Picks and deck your halls for many seasons to come! 

Happy Holidays!

Lolo & Mimi

Thursday, November 27, 2014


While enjoying time with family and friends this Thanksgiving Day, we are reminded of our many blessings. As a friend so eloquently expressed, "Nothing is asked of us but a moment to recognize our gifts and blessings. No shopping, no presents, no expectations. Just an invitation to open our hearts in order to find some space that allows us to share ourselves with those around us. It’s when we dare to look beyond ourselves and into the eyes and needs of others." 

Thank You
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lolo & Mimi

Friday, November 21, 2014


Friends and family will soon gather together to celebrate the holidays. Our tables will be filled with merriment as we savor good food and fine wine.

Set of 8 Louis XIII Style Dining Chairs
 Italian Dining Table
Set of 8 Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
 Washed Oak French Trestle Table
Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
French Monastery Table
French Refectory Table with Barley Twist Legs
Set of 6 Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
Set of 8 Henri II Style Leather Dining Chairs
Set of 6 Directoire Style Dining Chairs

Why not pull up a chair and gather 'round one of the beautiful tables Lolo found and enjoy some laughs, share old memories and make some new ones.

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Thursday, November 20, 2014


To market, to market...but not to buy a fat pig! Lolo was looking for buffets, bergerès and bonnetieres. 

Period Directoire Buffet
Period Empire Enfilade
Louis XV Buffet
Country French Buffet
Louis XIII Enfilade Buffet
Louis XV Bergère à Oreilles (with Ears)

No bonnetieres at this market, but baskets, benches and bedside tables were plenty.

Boulangerie Baskets
Louis XV Bench
Louis Philippe Chevet
Louis Philippe Chevet
Louis Philippe Chevet

And though he didn't buy a fat pig, it seems he did get the fat hog! 

Period Louis Philippe Bibliothèque

So it's home again, home again jiggety-jog!

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


"Where do you buy your pieces?" is one of the first things customers ask when told Lolo is in France on a buying trip. They're always curious about how and where he shops. Many follow up with, "I would love to go with him!" They are under the assumption he stays in four star Parisian hotels and sips fine French wine while eating pâté and foie gras in between sights! Granted, his maman's house is worthy of four stars and he does eat delicious meals of crab, oyster, lobster and the likes while he's "home." 

Fresh Oysters
La Cotriade d'Armor (Breton Fish Stew)

But you won't find him strolling the banks of the Seine. He's too busy crisscrossing the French countryside in a 24 foot truck, lifting and loading furniture, heavy furniture.

Pair of Louis XV Bedside Tables
Drop Leaf Table
French Art Deco Period Coffee Table
Set of 6 Louis XV Cane Dining Chairs
Washed Oak Louis Philippe Buffet
Louis XV Music Stand
Louis XV Buffet
Louis XV Desk

And when he arrives home after a 16 hour day, everything has to be unloaded and put in storage before he starts out the next day. It's not glamorous and it's hard work. But it's his job, a job that he loves.

Louis XV Armoire
Set of 8 Louis XVI Dining Chairs
Inside of Warehouse

He loves the thrill of the hunt, never knowing what he'll find or who he'll meet. He loves having a laugh and a joke and maybe an occasional glass of wine with a stodgy old dealer. He loves stumbling across what many would consider a piece of junk, an armoire or buffet in such disrepair that nobody wants it, knowing he can restore it to its original beauty. He loves being able to spend time with his family in France. And ever so often he'll get lucky and fill his truck early and enjoy the afternoon visiting a beautiful botanical garden or 13th century abbey.  

Jardin des Plantes
Family Outing

His joie de vivre is most evident, though, when he arrives back home (Birmingham, AL) and animatedly tells a couple about the piece he stumbled across in the back corner of a little shop off the beaten path. He realizes, as they both begin smiling, that he found exactly what they were looking for, making all his hard work worth it. 

You can let Lolo do the hard work for you, also. Just "Let Lolo Know" and he'll find that Empire armoire or ten foot farm table you've been wanting. You'll be the one smiling then.

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Lolo is back in France. He's had so many requests this trip that he made a list and is checking it...everyday! Take a look at these "stocking stuffers" and "Let Lolo Know" what you're hoping to find under the tree this year! 

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Antique French grain sacks and old laundry baskets,
Bright copper kettles and graniteware pitchers,
Beautiful seating fit for French kings,
These are a few of our favorite things!

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Friday, November 14, 2014


There's alot going on at Lolo French Antiques et More! We've loaded and unloaded too many trucks to count. We've renovated and redesigned 10,000 square feet. We've met and made new friends. And now we're setting up shop! Please visit us at our new location in the Lakeview Design District and present this card to receive 

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


We've made a wonderful move to Birmingham, Alabama.  

À Bientôt!

Lolo & Mimi