Les Vieilles Cles

• 02 July 2009

It's been an adjustment getting used to a set of keys that look hundreds of years old. I took a step back the first time I had to lock up La Maisonette with these antiques. But, the real turning point was for me was pulling up to a modern mini-Home-Depot-type store and seeing the key maker's sizable wall of similar-looking keys. It was one of those "yes, I am truly in France" kind of moments. This is not anything like the little key-making kiosk I visit in the parking lot of my local Sears!


9 comments:

Brooke Rane said...

love the keys—and so many of them that look alike! it's fun as always to hear of your adventures with the house in france...

Andrea said...

Oh, I love it!

Marlo said...

I remember those yellow and green plastic tag things. Ah, France.

Karen said...

I LOVE skeleton keys! My grandparents' house keys looked like that and the interior doors in my house require them, but I'm sure they were lost somewhere along the house's 100+ year history (a mere babe next to yours!). It would be fun to find replacement keys!

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

OK, that's about one of the coolest things I have ever seen!

John & Jennifer Savage said...

love the keys, but really love the pictures from your daughter. How can a school look so picturesque?!

jen jafarzadeh said...

that's my kind of key kiosk! I just adore skeleton keys. They actually were the inspiration for the escort tags at our wedding. How fun that you have skeleton keys to your door, Stephanie!

Starr said...

Hi. I've peeked in on your life ever since you posted on Design Mom.

When I first moved to England I had the same reaction to the keys the letting agent gave us. When I traveled back to the States, I made sure to take my key ring along to show my parents. . .life in an old country has a precious charm.

Jamie Sinz said...

It is amazing how many little things are different....the same purpose as at home, but different in every other way!

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