The salon was fabulous, it is such a feast for the eyes to see so many boutis at once, imagine how many hours of precise work were represented ! A huge compliment goes to Annie-Claude Pantel, president of France Boutis, for her organization and continual efforts to ensure that everyone had what they needed, and the charming and kind Mr Pantel, who visited everyone every day, bringing new people to meet and much-needed coffee.
Hiromi and Nicole hard at work labeling patterns. We were there to assist Hiromi on her first expo, and her debut of her boutis patterns. They are all elegant, delicate and beautifully finished.
A corner of the stand showing Hiromi's work. Nicole and I used our own pieces to decorate the walls, so some are my antique petassons and the beautiful large pieces hanging are Nicole's work.
Two ladies from the "court" of Arles in traditional costume with Hiromi at the opening ceremony on Friday.
The stand of France Boutis where you could become a member. In the background on the stage are the antique pieces that were loaned by M Cabanel, the guest of honour, and others.
Mr Hubert Valeri with his assistant and Christine. M Valeri is always charming, gives his students his very best efforts, and has perfect, contemporary designs (my husband's favorite).
And these two charming ladies, I do not know their names, but they kept us entertained - fun and passionate about their boutis.
The stand of Marie Sylvestre -her work is very good, and she is a very friendly lady. Her stand was right at the entrance, so she had a lot of explaining to do all day !
Coucou les filles ! Je vais essayer d'ecrire un peu en (mauvais) francais chaque fois. Il m'a fait beaucoup de plaisir de rencontrer tous les amis du boutis et enfin de recontrer quelques amies bloggueuses "en vrai". La deuxieme partie suit ...
Ich habe entschieden, endlich mal wieder diese Blogeintraege auch in Deutsch zu schreiben. Ich hoffe, diese Bilder vom Salon haben etwas Freude bereitet. Waehrend des Salons sind auch einige Damen am Stand vorbeigekommen, die diesen Blog folgen, und es hat Spass gemacht, sie in "echt" kennenzulernen. Es gibt noch mehr zu erzaehlen .....