I mean, I know that it's still around. In fact, the store here in Atlanta is really quite charming. Even though the Country French look is not really my thing, I can't help but be bitten by the Provençal bug every time I venture into the shop. But let's travel back in time to the 1980s. Fess up- how many of you used to carry Pierre Deux bags? Or had a desk full of Pierre Deux accessories? And what about those cheery little vide poches and trays that were ALL the rage twenty years ago?
My very first handbag as a child was one of those Bermuda bags. You know, the ones with the wooden handles and the changeable fabric covers. But in the 6th grade I traded up to a small Pierre Deux handbag. It really was the cutest thing- pink and green and French all over. I also had a Pierre Deux overnight bag which I still have today. No, I don't carry it around but rather use it as storage.
What I must confess, though, is that I still love Pierre Deux's vide poches. In fact, I have some that are over twenty years old! I use my large ones to store empty perfume bottles. The medium sized ones come in handy for holding cocktail napkins or coasters. And the mini ones are great repositories for everyday detritus. Now, truth be told I don't display my Pierre Deux trays because they don't really go with my master design plan. But don't you think they are a nice alternative to plastic storage trays and bins?
The once famous Pierre Deux vide poches. The trays from the 1980s were usually covered in a very Country French print. And many of them had two separate fabrics for the top and bottom. The corner ties meant that you could change which side was the inside or outside.
These are the types of prints that were most popular back then:
"Avignonet" in Blue
"Bonis" in yellow and blue
"Indianaire" fabric in blue and yellow
Desks in Atlanta were considered to be bare unless there were a few Pierre Deux accessories. The pencil cups and frames were especially popular.
I remember many an iron chandelier with shades like these. As my parents were into early American, we stuck to the Pierre Deux desk and drawer accessories.
No rush seat was complete without one of these cushions. Considered de rigueur for kitchen and breakfast tables.
The Petite Voyage bag in Black Bonis. My 6th grade handbag was the same shape and size but the fabric was pink and green. What can I say? I was preppy.