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Ulster Tatler 2016
Mixing antique and vintage pieces alongside contemporary furniture in a modern setting is very popular at present.
Roco Mag
French Vintage Vie, is adding some chic French style to homes by sourcing original antique furniture and vintage home decor from France.
French Grey Lifestyle
I had to be seriously restrained as there were so many unique antiques which Louise the owner hand picks from all over France.
Willow Lane
Inspiring Woman – Meet Louise of French Vintage Vie
Belfast Times
All of the items are hand-picked by Louise at antique fairs, brocantes and flea markets across France.
Roco Mag
So where to go and how to haggle in French?! Louise Scott-Heatley of French Vintage Vie shares her top tips for antique shopping for your own “little piece of France” to bring back.
Business Eye
Feature on Local NI Businesses
In Magazine
French Vintage Vie sources antique furniture and vintage home decor from France for individuals and business customers including interior designers, hotels, and venues.
Northern Woman
From grand Louis style chairs and ornate wood and marble tables to irresistible vintage treasures such as worn shutters and enamel jugs
Ulster Tatler 2015
Meanwhile the French Vintage Vie concession is adding some chic French style to Irish homes by sourcing original antique furniture and vintage home decor from France.
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For Francophiles and lovers of French furniture, Louise's business French Vintage Vie is a must check-out. On previous sourcing trips Louise has found me two beautiful chests of drawers, truly original and of great quality.
Louise got what I was looking for perfectly after our first discussion and waiting for her emails and photos from France was very exciting. One of the chests was a slightly garish red when Louise saw it in France, but she knew it suited what I wanted in terms of size and style and her restoration and repaint on return to Belfast was excellent; the colour is now a very classy French grey/green and I love how they both look in our bedroom. My wish-list for future sourcing trips continues to grow!
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French Vintage Vie presents charming authentic French furniture and artefacts. It's a delight and very refreshing to step into from the everyday from and colours we see around us.
The true unique French interior is splendidly presented to show how it can be used formally or casually in the home. Dedicated professional advice and personal sourcing from Louise makes choosing the appropriate piece easier. The only problem is I love it all!! Thanks Louise for all the beautiful pieces and your endless help. Coming in again soon as kitchen table is next. RB
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French Vintage Vie is quite simply, stunning, just like the owner, Louise. The space is pure class, selling gorgeous furniture, and beautiful things for the home. A truly amazing find, in the heart of Belfast.
Called in today for the first time and came across the most beautiful collection of vintage French linens! Would definitely recommend a visit to this wonderful shop!
Beautiful pieces, authentic and individual. Set in a wonderful emporium of chic and style. Well worth a visit! Prices are great, particularly for the quality. Go Vintage Vie!
French Vintage Vie is one of my favourite shops in Belfast.  I love the
fact that all the items have been personally selected in French markets and that everything has a story behind it.  I also love giving once loved pieces a new home here in Northern Ireland.
After decorating our bedroom, a couple of final statements were still to be sourced.
One of those statements we had in mind was a occasional chair, after a lengthy search period nothing inspiring presented itself and we slowly lost desire. A work colleague passed on details of Louise from French Vintage Vie, shortly after we met. Louise was enthusiastic about the information we provided on the type of chair that would appeal to us and assured us it was something she could source on her next trip to France. Our next contact from Louise was an email from France, I couldn't believe it - completely exceeded our expectations - without hesitation we said that is the one :) A couple of weeks passed and we were able to pick up our statement finishing touch. We decided to call in with Louise - again couldn't be more helpful. French Vintage Vie has a special atmosphere - Louise is an excellent curator of Vintage French Furniture. We are now proud owners of a 1900's Walnut Occasional Chair - a little piece of France!!!
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Elaine & Jason
As a firm lover of antiques and all things vintage, especially French country vintage style, I was truly delighted when I came across ‘French Vintage Vie’.

This really is a treasure of a shop, within a beautiful period setting in the heart of Belfast.  Although small and bijoux, the range and quality of the items on sale are excellent and I couldn’t resist purchasing two beautiful French upholstered chairs and a wonderfully delicate rosewood table, all of which were very reasonably priced.  

In addition, Louise offered to try and source other items of particular interest to me.  I was very impressed by her warm, friendly and down-­to earth personality and her extensive knowledge-base of French period style.   In my opinion she has a wonderful eye for style, quality and originality - all this, coupled with her enthusiasm and keen interest in sourcing items directly from France, make for a really new and exciting shopping experience!

Thanks once again Louise!  I’ll definitely be back!
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