There are not enough good things to say about Barbara Wilde and her company, L'Atelier Vert. In the fall of 2002, I stumbled upon her website, fell in love with the words and the products, and was able to get in touch with Barbara, who proceeded to scour the French countryside and the flea markets of Paris in order to help me with a tableaux I was creating for the SFMOMA.
She is simply amazing, a joy to work with, and a genius gardener and "Thing-Finder" (as Pippi is wont to say). She also writes beautifully. I just cannot find adequate words to express how terrific this person is.
Please take a look at her website, the wonderful things that you can buy from France, her terrific take on gardening, and on food, and a nifty video of an interview with the magnifique Barbara!
Simply the best.