BOO to my ghostesses with the mostesses! happy halloween. what are you going to be?
have a great day and night, i hope you get good candy!
hi guys, hope your saturday is filled with doing just what you want to do. you’re here and i’m thrilled and am coming to visit you too! it’s my first time bit of downtime in some time and i’m indulging in blogging from bed. ooh la la. oops, not for long, there goes the door. more soon!
happy friday everyone! i’m trying my hand at blogging first thing in the morning (ok 10th thing) and have to jet out in about a milisec. going thru the photos again of stuff on my desktop. these are from a huge pile of catalogs and books i found on the street in paris one night and lugged back to the apartment and then home with me. how could i resist? hope you enjoy them, have a great afternoon!
aka, the desktop. so much has been going on that i just can’t seem to keep up! but my mom wants me to blog so i’m posting incongruous paris pics that are on my desktop right now and will do more with it tonight. i hope you’re having a bon thursday!
hey gang what’s up? i’m popping in for a quick visit since i missed getting here yesterday for our giveaway, sorry
anyway here are the random numbers for the giveaway. i haven’t had a chance to check out who it is so please check the comments to count your number. if it’s you (or even if it’s not)! email me your address at email@example.com and i’ll get the packets out next week.
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hey guys, how’s your sunday? i’m glad to be here with my blog buds. your comments on the last post inspired me so i couldn’t skip sharing the sunday paris markets with you. and it’s helping me go through them with a fresh eye.
i tried to keep this post to reigned in to fabrics and ribbon but it got way away from me. anyhow i hope you enjoy the mishmash of beauty that is the paris flea.
i’ve been saving some shots for upcoming articles so wasn’t going thru them til i need them. and you know how it is when they’re yours, they don’t seem that noteworthy necessarily. but today i’ve been doing a little flea market philosophising and realized that it almost doesn’t matter what the subject is. it’s just incredible to be around so many things that are old but new to you. every doorway holds the anticipation of finding a treasure, big or small…or just a photo!
so although i wasn’t buying, i did get a lot; my shots. and hey, i can share them!
well i hope you enjoyed our sunday stroll.
now to bring your goodies home! just a tip next time you go: get a trunk or suitcase for all your stuff and have it wrapped in plastic at the airport.
it doesn’t have to be a numbered goyard but at least you have options.
maybe just a jewelry case
or if you’re uber practical like me, get one of these t the corner.
by the by i haven’t forgotten about the giveaway! if you know what i’m talking about, please leave a comment and the random number generator tomorrow will choose a few winners tomorrow!
happy friday! i’m about to turn into a pumpkin after a day of running around. i’m going thru pics from my trip but instead of the maison show, wanted to head back to my favorite place on earth, the flea markets. between the gems scattered everywhere and the people who make it happen, it’s endlessly inspiring. during the trip i interviewed my favorite vendors to profile them for a series i’m doing for belle maison. (first one is set to run next month i think).
so there’s no real rhyme or reason to this post. it’s just random stuff that passed by. the market is probably starting to open right about now in paris come to think of it. it’s midnight here and missing it is such a sad thought, i’d love to be there right now!
oh well, let’s pretend we’ve got a coffee and croissant and just stroll through~
salon furniture: my weakness
digging through boxes is my passion!
of all the things i’ll pick up next time, fabric is priority. it’s easy to carry, mostly one of a kind and abundant.
i always leave with a ton of books. not as practical to carry as fabric but there’s nothing like leather bound binding.
why? cause it’s silly!
are you into doors and windows? i am completely.
these are a few shots from my friends who sell at clignancourt and will be in the articles. they talk about where they shop, what they collect, the family business and plans for the future.
i wanted to do the series cause it’s so easy to take the fleas for granted and run through them.
i admire and adore the people who show up to make it happen every single week come rain or shine.
whether you buy or not doesn’t even matter. it’s like disney; a place that’s just perfect, it’s own small world and i’m grateful for it.
well if you’re there this weekend enjoy, we’re there in spirit! bon weekend!
hi guys, ca va? all’s well here, just a lot going on. whenever i get back to blogging it seems like i’m still at the tip of the iceberg of the maison objet recap but there was just so much! still, i’m determined to go thru it. so in keeping it organized, tonight’s post covers a couple favorite categories starting with porcelain.
there was a lot of white and cream, i was drawn to how much of it was handmade, with uneven glazes, really tactile and wanting to be held.
simplicity; porcelain ceramic, white glazed pots that look like cans
lace pressed into the clay decorating edges of dishes and cups
super delicate and original.
i’m in love with french wood floors so it was great to see traditional styles able to be installed easily with big wooden floor tiles.
different finishes. some are salvaged from old floors and reclaimed wood, making each one unique.
and mixing woods
floors really set the tone.
there were lots of nods to the past in hardware and details. these too were hand forged and were really special and unique.
these little hand made birch nightstand cabinets had clustered gem handles made of coral and amethyst.
lighting was simple, also with a handmade feel
not too serious
don’t get me started on the wall art! ok well i better go, i have to be out tomorrow at the crack of dawn.
when i get back i may just wrap up the rest of this show and put er to bed! till then, sweet dreams and enjoy your night!
hi guys! i had big plans to blog tonight but instead am going out to see a friend’s newborn! so i’ll leave you with what i started, apparently a collection of small things. lots of the little things in markets make me happy, even buttons or spools. it’s the details that make everything special, n’est-ce pas?
hey guys, happy sunday!
it’s been almost a week since i’ve turned on the computer besides checking emails. it great to decompress and log off for awhile.
there’s great stuff going on but to combine it with blogging, FB, tumblr, twitter, emails, articles, inquiries, orders and deliveries it was time to shut down and drive. liz and i have been traveling up and down the coast for the past couple days scouting and curating a really special collection.
but its sunday and i miss my bloggy world ;)
these pics have been sitting in the folders i keep mentioning, (and they just end up getting forgotten) so i’m determined to go through them. i still get so much joy from the paris flea markets.
The creative dealers are making old suitcases into little loveseats!
the flea market was as much fun as ever but my trip in september was more about the maison objet and not so much a buying trip.
hOwEveR…i’m about to embark on a fantastic event that i can’t talk about yet, but suffice it to say i’ll be heading back in january to get a container going (or at least part of one)! i’ll keep you posted on it. for now i’m looking at these pics less as just stuff i loved but now am asking if you’d want in your house? your opinion means a lot to me so let me know what you’re looking for on your french wish list~
it will all be one of a kind
looking thru the pics it seems i’m into flea market art and will definitely be on the hunt for paintings.
i wanted this one for myself
this pretty book is signed by the author, colette!
i’m a sucker for ribbon and trim
and all the little things are the essence of the markets. the elegance that is the paris fleas!
well i best jet, guest are en route for an early dinner! have a great night!