Meet the Maker: Treko
When it comes to the things we bring into our homes, especially the ones we cozy up with, we think quality is of the utmost importance. When we first stumbled upon Treko, we became instant fans their product, and their story.
Founded in 2016, Treko, which means “yarn of wool” in Chilean Spanish, is a collection of woolen products handmade in Chiloé, a remote island off the coast of Chile. Proprietor Catalina Marin began the company with a desire to create the most unique and high quality woolen pieces and share the incredible work of the artisans who create them. Since the time the Spanish arrived on the island, these textiles became an incredibly important source of the income for the island. Enduring months of harsh winter, the traditions of weaving and knitting have been handed down for generations. Each product is traditionally crafted from 100% natural wool from local sheep, commissioned and handmade by the craftswomen of Chiloé. The sheep, born and raised on the island, have a capacity to adapt to the local weather conditions, making their wool resistant, flexible and durable. See Treko’s site to see exactly how each piece is made, it is truly such an artform!
From buttery soft blankets to cloud-like throw pillows, Treko pieces make a unique addition to any space. To meet founder Catalina and shop Treko woolen goodness for your home, join us for our Holiday Marketplace on November 24th!
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Living and Decorating with French Antiques is so gratifying. There is always that “Je ne sais quoi” the French are notorious for!
This past weekend we hosted our first Self Care event at the farm, with yogi, actress and inspirational addict, Andrea Bogart, leading us through a heart-opening yoga practice. It was a day that we won’t soon forget and we’re delighted to keep this tradition of Self Care at the farm going. In the meantime, I interviewed Andrea to gain some wisdom on the practice of yoga, mindfulness, and daily rituals to keep us all healthy and deeply revitalized.
We are excited to have Matthew Gaughan of @mattswineworld introduce the groundUP dining series, a collaboration with chef Andreya Nightingale of Mortar Pestle Cooking. The two of them will be hosting a lavish dinner at Château Sonoma on Bastille Day.
It’s no secret all of us here at Chateau Sonoma love all things French, from antiques to the culture to the country itself. Among our most favorite French things are the cuisine and wine! This year we decided to put favorite things together for our first annual Bastille Day dinner in the French inspired gardens of Chateau Sonoma farm in Sonoma, CA.
We have been farming organically here in Sonoma County for the past 10 years. Organic farming is an ideal way to know exactly where your food comes from, how it’s grown, and that everything you’re growing contains ingredients that are good for your body and will enhance your overall wellbeing and health.
First and foremost, we want to thank all of you who attended our Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market this year! It was an amazing Memorial Day weekend filled with delicious cuisine, music, an abundance of vintage and antique finds, beautiful people and a way for us to give back to the community.
Where to begin? As one can imagine, we have a long list of favorite places in France that we’d recommend to everyone, but we’ll simply start with the first few that come to mind.
Just a few days until this year’s French Flea Market! Antique vendors from near and far will soon be making the journey to share their beautiful inventory, food and beverage vendors will be preparing all of their most delicious snacks and sips, and a few of our favorite musical performers will be warming up their instruments so we can all come together at Cornerstone Sonoma for a magical French-inspired weekend!
From the get-go we had only a handful of antique dealers at who import from France on a regular basis. One of the original vendors who has been with us throughout the years is Atelier de Campagne. Owners Johan and Trino have been a Chateau Sonoma favorite and our flea market customers love them, which is why we love inviting them back year after year.
We are so excited to bring to you our annual Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market this May 25th and 26th. Every year we do our best to recreate the ambiance and experience of shopping the best flea markets in France. In Avignon, Montpellier and Bezier there are a multitude of vendors from all over Europe who come together four times a year with an amazing collection of furniture, architectural elements and objet d’art. We have done our best over the past sixteen years to recreate this French antiquing experience and bring it home to you, right here in Sonoma.