One Minute Diva: Clutter Control in the Bathroom

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>You might have already guessed this about me, but I’m a girly girl. My bathroom is filled with all sorts of potions and perfumes, oodles of accessories and creams for this and that. Needless to say, clutter control is down-right a necessity. And while I’m always searching for antique cupboards, cabinets and commodes for s toring things out of the way, there are a few things I need to keep within easy reach but still want organized in a more controlled environment. My Diva-worthy bathroom clutter control solution: a French brocante find now available for $60/47 Euro on “Treasures” by The Antiques Diva™ is this charming vintage champagne bucket!

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Yours,
The Antiques Diva™

(with artfully arranged bubbles!)

Diva News Network Video – Brussels – Place du Grand Sablon

Building on momentum from last week’s DNN Video The Hague, I decided to hit the streets again, diva style, in this special DNN episode on Brussels Place du Grand Sablon. This posh square boasts an upscale weekend antiques market every Saturday 9 am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 1pm. Lining the square you’ll find lively cafes, chic designer shopping, interior stores and enough high-end antique boutiques to see why the Place du Grand Sablon is considered “THE” place to be for weekend Belgium entertainment. Join me as I share historical and tourist information and then delve deep inside the market to show you some of the best finds of the day!

The Antiques Diva ™

NEWS FLASH!!!
This Brussels video was picked up by CNN and shown on their CNN.com homepage on October 6th, 2008. Click here to see the official Antiques Diva shown on CNN!

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

A Reader’s Photo

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>From time to time, Antiques Diva™ readers email me with questions, tips or compliments. Having correspondence with my blog readers makes cyberspace seem a little smaller, a little more intimate and a whole lot more friendly. Just yesterday I received an email with this attached photo from Philip, the Cyprus-based author of “Taxi Diaris” – whose site name means “one who loves traveling” and not “Taxi Diary” as I first assumed!

He wrote, “A picture I had last Sunday in the seaside reminded me of you Diva!”

Thanks Philip!

The Antiques Diva™

Belgium Art, Flea Markets and Brocantes Spring/Summer 2008 Calendar

April 17 – 21 – Art Brussels
Brussels Expo Centre

May 1 – 4 – Antiek en Brocantemarkt,Havenbuurt, Blankenberge

May 16 -19 – Eurantica Brussels – Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Palais 5 de Brussels Expo

June 1 – Grote 9 Straaten en Pleinen Rommelmarkt, Gent

June 27 – Avondrommelmarkt – Kuringen

July 5 – Rommelmarkt, Veurne
http://www.veurne.be/

August 2 – Trammelant Rommel en Kunstmarkt, De Haan
(Vendors dressed in Belle Epoque costumes)
http://www.dehaan.be/

August 23 – 24 – Brocante Rommelmarkt, Temploux
http://www.temploux.com/

September 13 – Grote Rommelmarkt, Gent

September 13 -1 4 – Zomerendemarkt, Klemskerke

Enjoy!

The Antiques Diva™