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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Antique Market in Paris

My recent trip to Paris led my friend JJ and me to the Clignancourt market. The market is absolutely enormous - with blocks and blocks of old "goodies" to find. As I discovered...many booths will not allow you to take pictures. So I was a little limited on the photos I was able to take...happy to have the ones I have! This stunning linen store has been featured in magazines such as Elle Decor. JJ, is selecting some linens for her shop.
The shop is just as beautiful on the outside, as it is on the inside. The red doors with ivy are "killing me."

This booth was "drop dead" beautiful. The rich color and texture....yummmmmmmm.

Most streets were flooded with shoppers. I would have preferred to be on a buying trip vs. a "learning and looking" trip. Maybe next time...now there's a thought.

If antiques could tell a story....hmmmm.....might it be so interesting????

Beautiful old things

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Maison & Objet in Paris, France...Color!!!

Color always start in fashion then work its way into our homes. Here are pictures of a few store windows in Paris.

This is Fendi's outdoor furniture line. Notice the chili color used as accents

I had the privilege of attending the Maison & Objet show in Paris (Sept 4 - 8, 2009) Wow!!!!! What an experience and what an absolutely beautiful show. I could hardly wait to get back home and blog about color. The show had a definite color palette. Purple, chili, mushroom, navy and a little apple green. The purple ranges all the way to a lovely magenta, while the navy can tip to the cobalt side.