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french-treasures antique textiles About french-treasures


For as long as I can remember, I've loved clothing and fabrics and antiques. Although these interests were part of my personal life, the first truly practical application came during the 1970s when I started working in small theatres and at the National Arts Centre in Canada. While working at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, I learned many very practical skills as well as gained insight into the magic that fabrics can create - both on the stage and off. From theatre, I moved into working in the film industry, first as a wardrobe assistant and later as a costume designer. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with many fine directors such as auteur director Jim Jarmusch and with excellent actors - Marisa Tomei, Roberto Begnini, Joe Pesci and Keanu Reeves, to name a few. During the years that I worked in the film industry, I continued to work at my small "side" business - buying and selling vintage fabrics, clothes, vintage accessories and some antiques. I officially registered my new business in New York City in 1989. By 1991, after completing work on the film "My Cousin Vinny," I decided to devote full-time to my own entrepreneurial effort.

French-treasures was one of the very first textile companies to launch a website. I founded the site in 1999 after having been in business in New York City for several years. This online presence ultimately freed me to travel and to move from New York City to France, since the site could be maintained from almost anywhere! The years in France were delectable. Not only did I learn to speak French, but I also had the opportunity to gain an insider's view on French lifestyle, became knowledgeable on French antiques and textiles and made many new friends.

Although I am not currently living in the south of France, my long-time associations there allow me the opportunity to select and buy the most interesting and unique French antique fabrics and interesting French objects. I'm in a unique position to be able to buy directly from my neighbors and other contacts in the region. Most of the items come from the region around the Mediterranean and on west toward the Atlantic.


These days, there are many textile dealers on the web - but why not buy from the original - french-treasures.com.


Please contact me with any questions or comments. Email: carol9wood-frtr@yahoo.com