Archive for July 14th, 2013

In a nod to Bastille Day, here are a few Lost Cowboy “finds” that are more or less, French.

LCF: Napoleon Bonaparte Bobble Head

BB1Just in time to celebrate all that’s French on this Bastille Day, I found this very hip Napoleon Bonaparte Bobble Head on sale at Cost Plus World Market.

About the Napoleon Bonaparte Bobble Head from Cost Plus World Market: “Our hand-painted Napoleon Bonaparte Bobble Head makes a hilarious gift that Francophiles and French history buffs will adore. He stands in his famous pose on top of Western Europe with his silly head bobbling about.”

Find the Napoleon Bonaparte Bobble Head from Cost Plus World Market here.

LCF: Eiffel Tower Clip

BB2Meanwhile, the folks at Cost Plus World Market also have this Eiffel Tower Clip, which could be used for all sorts of things, like displaying your vintage Paris postcards.

About the Eiffel Tower Clip from Cost Plus World Market: “Display photos around the home or on your office desk with our lovely Eiffel Tower Clip. At this price, why not pick up a few and set the dinner table with them? They make darling place card holders, especially when French is on the menu!”

Find the Eiffel Tower Clip from Cost Plus World Market here.

LCF: Bonjour Bike Mug

BB3Last but certainly not least on this Bastille Day, Cost Plus World Market also offers this great Bonjour Bike Mug. Not only does this mug help us celebrate the day – it includes our favorite motif… the bicycle.

About the Bonjour Bike Mug from Cost Plus World Market: “Fill our Bonjour Bike Mug with French roast coffee to give your mornings a truly Parisian feel. Simple and attractive, this mug features a charming bicycle, along with an organically shaped rim and an au natural finish for très chic appeal.”

Find the Bonjour Bike Mug from Cost Plus World Market here.

Today is the last day of the July dates for The Brimfield Antique Show – the giant antique and collectibles show that takes over the small town of Brimfield, MA three times a year.

My friend Lynda and I made a pilgrimage to Brimfield the other day (more to come) and found many great things.

Spotted in Brimfield were these two vintage tin soldiers, hand painted most likely by a child who collected them. As the soldiers were flying in the French flag, I thought this find would be a fitting tribute to Bastille Day.


The third and final Brimfield Show for 2013 will be held Sept. 3-8, 2013.

Well, as is tradition, I am hanging the French flag my mother made me for a Bastille Day party I hosted several years ago.  This year the flag is draping the front porch of the house here in New Hampshire.  I fly it in memory of my mother, who often asked me over the years if I still had the flag as “I used my best fabric for that.” 


The French flag as seen from inside the house through the front door:



Happy Bastille Day!