About the owner:
Mary Homer, of Msealie’s French Flair Ferme, here I share a snippet from my story.
I started my first career in Accounting ~ the responsible thing to do. I was living in NYC and working as the CFO of a renowned, international design firm. Marty (my best half!) and I bought a vacation condo in Stratton, VT and spent our weekends hiking, biking, cooking, antiquing when a few years later I decided to chase a dream – to live the quintessential Vermont lifestyle. So, in June 2008 I closed on the purchase of an antique center / Christmas wreath business in Vermont, moved into our ski condo and left NYC behind! ~ the irresponsible thing to do.
The economy crashed in October 2008, I commuted between Vermont and NJ every week for a few years and when I finally returned to NJ and my background in accounting, Marty and I split up after 25 years. Now what??? I run off to France solo to experience the largest antique fair in Europe, The Grande Braderie de Lille ~ one of the best things I ever did! I fall in love with a crusty pink French body pitcher and there was no turning back.
Marty and I are together again, and we often spend time at our VT condo. And though I still dabble in accounting and finance, I now happily spend most of my time chasing my passion for sourcing and selling (and a bit of collecting) coveted vintage and antique objects that speak to the hearts and souls of their past and future owners. I travel to France and scour the French antique fairs, brocantes and vide greniers to source and offer my customers authentic and unique vintage and antique home décor objects, with a concentration in French and European enamelware, to complement each individual lifestyle. While I have amassed one of the most extensive collections of French enamelware on the east coast, my personal collections are comprised of primarily old French pottery and uniquely old French curiosities.
Today, Msealie’s French Flair Ferme offers curated collections built on a foundation of Farmhouse and Country design styles ~ enhanced with a touch of French Flair. Since we cannot travel to France for the immediate future, my goal is to bring authentic French brocante stateside for all to experience in a live antique, vintage or lifestyle show ~ or in a brick and mortar environment. Until the live shows resume again, you can find me online at Etsy.com/shop/Frenchflairferme; as well as in brick and mortal locations at Adams Antiques, Denver, PA; French Flair Ferme Pop-up Store, Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton, NJ; Mercantile at Doylestown, Doylestown, PA
Come immerse yourself!