French Old Wooden Treasures~


The Alsatian Museum in Strasbourg France is located in three adjoining homes built in the 1600’s.


All the homes have inner courtyards with multi-storied covered walkways.


We stayed in the Hotel Corbeau nearby that was similar in style and built in 1528.

The museum homes are filled with over 5000 artifacts depicting everyday life.

Hand carved and painted woodwork is especially charming as you see in this very cozy bed.

Flour mill spouts attest to the emphasis placed on artistry in everyday living.

Many homes of this era contained family businesses like this old pharmacy.


This typical traveling prayer case demonstrates both faithful devotion and an artistic sensibility.
Cheers to you from the old wooden treasures of France~

201 thoughts on “French Old Wooden Treasures~

  1. Absolute treasures, Cindy! The bed reminded me of a bed my paternal grandmother used to have. I love sleeping in it on my visits.

    • When I was a kid I was enraptured by Thumbelina and she slept is a bed in the mole’s house that was just like this. Lucky you! I would love sleeping in it too! ❀

  2. We are near Seattle for a conference this weekend. Our hotel is across the street from the Harley Davidson show room and IKEA. I might wander around these as they were museums to the 21st century living. 🏍 -Oscar

  3. Wondrous! I experienced these scenes as a mini getaway! Looking forward to the real thing some day! In the meantime, I adore these images and am so grateful for that craftsmanship and woodwork! The challenge of missing other eras and their inspirations… while living in these contemporary times.
    Thank you, again.

    • Thank you for such a thoughtful and lovely comment! I love looking at photos of interior spaces too. It is a vacation for the mind and psyche, so pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you!

  4. Hi Cindy! I would have loved loved to see this museum. I think those slice of life museums (like the open air museums) are fascinating. the first photo reminds me of a 17th century place we stayed in Colmar (nearby). Fun fun post Cindy! xo

  5. Lovely, gorgeous and so special!! I am treasuring seeing a wide variety of French and Bayou items in flea markets and other locations in both Louisiana and Mississippi. Hugs from Long Beach and love your positive views on LIFE!

  6. What a wonderful place! My ancestor is possibly from Alsace-Lorraine, named Andree, and I’ve always wondered about that place. I love the flour spouts, especially that the women’s had bigger mouths. LOL And that vine, growing up the courtyard. I’ve always wanted a courtyard. πŸ™‚

    • My daughter’s name is Andrea, but we call her Dre. I love all versions of the name. I have always wanted a courtyard too, and I finally got one at The Holler! I bet you might too ❀

      • Maybe one day. Andree was actually the last name. He was a big tall, German-looking man with a French name who claimed to be from Alsace-Lorraine according to my dad. I love that you call your daughter Dre. Very cool. I have a cousin names Andrea. πŸ™‚

        • I love your qualifiers, “Big tall German looking, claimed to be from Alsace.”
          This reminds me so much of my family’s European history, as related to me by, of course, my family. I was thinking all my life, “Wait, this doesn’t make much sense…….”
          Laughing…..
          The deal with Alsace is that it has moved back and forth in recent history under German and French control, and it is this wonderful combination of both. You can taste it in the food, and see it in the architecture, art and artifacts. It is a really interesting place in that it is a cultural mix. So it could be entirely true, he was French, and German. All the most interesting places, and people, are such a gimmish, and I suspect you and I might be too.

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