be it ever so humble

good morning guys! how’s your week shaping up? hope you had a great holiday. it’s back home for me after lots of traveling and good to feel refreshed. i’ve finished unpacking the stuff from paris and just hung another painting from the market. it’s the other little corner that needs TLC but as i always say, it’s a work in progress, not a one shot overhaul.

my sister in law jean took fabulous pics at the fleas and put them on picassa. the one below is from her set. she really captured the essence of the day, i love so many of the vendors and candids she got. if you get a chance, take a look here:

as you can see this one made it from the street to my wall. thought it would be fun to show where some of this stuff ends up. it’s mine for for awhile! well, there’s lots to do so i better jet. have a great wednesday!

November 30, 2011. Decorating, Paris Flea Markets.


  1. Karen Albert replied:

    Claudia I adore your entry! How fun to go to the markets, a favorite pastime! Love your new painting!

    I emailed you, though I am sure you haven’t had tome to work through them all!


    Art by Karena


  2. Vicki Archer replied:

    Looks fantastic Claudia… I don’t know how you part with your treasures… but then I guess you never know whats coming…. xv


  3. Ivy Clad replied:

    Love it!



  4. lily replied:

    It all looks SO gorgeous and I am still lusting after the turquoise sconces !



  5. Rhonda replied:

    You’ve made my day, once again! Love your sis-in-law’s photos, very beautiful. Bringing back French market memories…aah….those were the days.

    Your cozy corners are divine and eye candy for us all. xo Rhonda


  6. Marilyn replied:

    I looked at just some of the pics so far (on Picasa) & to me they give a great view of what it would be like to be there. (Would love to go through all of it – I know I’d find something to love!)
    Always inspiring when I look at “Paris Apartment.”



  7. Teresa @ Splendid Sass replied:

    LOVE the new painting, Claudia.
    Will have to go through the files.
    Have a nice day.


  8. Nikon replied:

    The paintings look so good! What a lovely space you’ve created!


  9. Virginia Smith replied:

    How I love old paintings! I just found the prettiest little french style chandelier with aqua glass drops and have no idea what to do with it. I’m inspired by your sconce to let it be shine in a simple setting. ; )


  10. The Paris Apartment replied:

    hi guys, thanks for the love. now i’m coming over to visit you…it’s been a long day and ReALLy long time since i’ve had a chance to play. surf’s up!


  11. Bron replied:

    Yeh it’s always great to let an interior evolve isn’t it. The painting looks awesome and contrasts so nicely with the blue drops of the sconce…..also those floorboards are gorgeous!!


  12. à la parisienne replied:


    Your apartment is looking fab, and I love your painting. I am always in search of beautiful oil/watercolor paintings, and I cherish my only painting I purchased from a Paris flea.

    I hope all is going well with you.



  13. Dad replied:

    I didn’t realize that Jean was so good. Her pictures capture Paris beautifully! What a treat! I wish I had these back when I was trying to entice people to France with the standard archival slides we used 30 years ago.


  14. Kate replied:

    Your apartment is looking amazing. I’m thinking 30s glam a bit, noh? It’s inspiring. I wish I could hire you to help me. Maybe someday…..


  15. The Paris Apartment replied:

    of course i’ll help you! send me a photo, and i’ll give my two cent. heck, we all wil!


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