Monday, April 20, 2009

The Marston House

The front porch entrance to The Marston House

idyllic:adj. pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity. Well, I reckon the folk at The Marston House have the idyllic market cornered! So for starters how about a fabulous antique store on Main Street in Wiscasset, an historic 18th century village in gorgeous coastal Maine. Add a stunning B&B in the refurbished Carriage House at the rear of the store. Oh, & then there's the historic, restored apartment on Rue de Republique in Bonnieux to escape to. In the Luberon, an hour from Marseilles & about 45 minutes from Aix-En-Provence or Avignon - could it get any better. C'est la bonne vie!

Chairs, chairs & more chairs

French Vintage Achitect's Table c1890

Pennsylvania Pine Top Work Table c1840

French Artist's Work Table c1930

French Folding Cheese Drying Rack

Antique Candle Holders

French Bonneterie c1800

Glass Domes

Winterberry Wreath

Collection of watering cans

The medieval fortified village of Bonnieux.

The north facing front street facade of the Bonnieux apartment.

The large recently remodeled kitchen. East facing window overlooks the garden below. All new appliances with original fireplace & original ancient tile floors.

The South facing dining room overlooking a valley of orchards, vineyards and cedar forest.


  1. Millie, I'm on the lookout for a new hall table & that pine top work table exactly fits the bill! Wish it was here in Oz. You're right, Marston House certainly looks idyllic. Wish I could visit. Beautiful images. Have a great day. Lee :)

  2. What a beautiful place. This is just the kind of look that I'm going for at my cottage. It looks so effortless but I'm finding it's difficult to choose more texture than color!

  3. Oh, I love the Luberon! Idyllic is the perfect word to describe it.

  4. Wow Millie, did you stay in Bonnieux? I was there for my Easter holidays!!!!
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs Mate

  5. i think this is just divine.
    for starters, i love the easel on the front porch.
    everything was just great, the work-tables, the watering cans, and the kitchen....i would love to have seen the 'ancient floors'


  6. Millie~ The Marston House is fabulous! It's about a half hour away from my home! Her husband also has a great wine and specialty food shop called Treats!
    The world gets smaller each day!

  7. Thank you so much for your very touching comments Millie for my birthday♥ A great trip through Marston House...have a lovely week, Dzintra ♥

  8. I'm a very frequent visitor to the Lubéron and know Bonnieux well (having stayed there frequently over the years) this post and the beautiful photos :)

  9. what a SMALL world... i know the owner of the marston house...she is a complete delight... she will be thrilled to know all of you cool women are blogging about her!!!

  10. that winterberry wreath is stunning...I want one! Gorgeous Post Millie, feel like i'm going on a little holiday everytime I visit your blog...

  11. I Love the Marston House ~ so many beautiful things.
    I especially loved the French artists work table, cheese drying rack and the Bonneterie.

    Thanks for sharing


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Without a quickening of the heart.
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