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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Looking In The Windows In Paris


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We were on our way home from a beautiful first day in Paris looking in the windows of the shops as we passed by.

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I looked in the window, started to walk by, and then a quick turn around……. I had to go into this lovely shop!

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The shop was full of gorgeous orchids. Some that I have never seen before.

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 (A reader just sent me the information on this chandelier that she found on 1st Dibs......http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=671479)

In the very middle of the shop there was this grand 1960’s glass chandelier. It had to be at least 5ft. in length. I only wish I could have captured it’s magnificence in a photo.

If you would like one for your own home you can go to 1st Dib's website and for a mere $24,000 it can be yours!

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The curator of this shop was a young man named, Marc! He spoke English, and was delighted to practice. He told us all about his shop, and the unique items displayed.

Most of the unique items were purchased at flea markets. Can you imagine finding the chandelier in pieces in a box? He told us all the pieces were intact! Amazing.

Notice the buckets on the wall that are holding the ferns? This is off of an old water wheel. What a clever display.

I am going to try to duplicate this somewhere in my backyard. I fell in love with this concept.

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He had several lamp bases that were made from old metal grates off of fences.

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Before opening the shop they came in, and stripped all the walls and the ceiling down to it’s original beginnings. I love the texture of the stone, plaster and beams.

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Marc told us to only spray a mist of water on our orchids, and to not water them. They absorb water through their roots, so a mist is sufficient. We kill our orchids with too much love/water!!

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 More water buckets  trailing down the stone walls with ivy gently flowing among the orchids.

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We had a lovely visit with Marc. We are finding the Parisian’s to be so warm and charming. 

If you have the pleasure of going to Paris be sure to visit this lovely florist:

Eric Chauvin
22, rue Jean Nicot
Paris 75007

Have I told you that I LOVE Paris?!