It might seem odd to bring up the French on Independence Day, but as all serious students of history know, we might not have become independent with out their help. Some say* that the French did not love us as much as they hated the British, but then again, it’s not clear that America’s motives have always been pure.

To honor the French, I am posting the five best blogs (my call) with significant French content. First up is:

You learn something new every day where we first met the fiche hinge.

Fiche hinge. Image pilfered from Whitechapel Ltd. Click on the image to see the blog.

Fiche hinge. Image pilfered from Whitechapel Ltd. Click on the image to see the blog.

Next is:

And now we resume our regularly scheduled progamming… where we examine fiche hinge variants.

Interior view.Click to read the blog.

Interior view. Click to read the blog.

Who can forget:

I know I’ve said this before but this is weird, the odd armoire that divides in half, left to right?

One big happy armoire. It might have been given the shabby chic treatment or been white from the factory. Click to revisit this blog.

One big happy armoire. It might have been given the shabby chic treatment or been white from the factory. Click to revisit this blog.

Another favorite of mine is:

It’s a French Thing, a few French pieces from my favorite consignment shop.

There be carvings. Every where. Click the image to view the blog.

There be carvings. Every where. Click the image to view the blog.

And finally:

And Now, the French Content, the French furniture from Denham Springs, LA.

A typical French clock. Click and read. If you want to.

A typical French clock. Click and read. If you want to.

*I love this phrase. It allows me to disavow any moronic thing I may write. I never said that, they did. You know, some people…