Wednesday, June 29, 2016
We found beautiful accommodation in a lovely B&B and we loved wondered the town and exploring wonderful little streets, shops etc. Although it was very cold it was an absolute delight and I long to return there again one day.
I hope you enjoy the photos I post today....there might well be a Part 2 to this post as I found it very hard to minimise my choice of photos. Enjoy x
Saturday, June 18, 2016
When in Paris I always try to find areas that are not consumed by tourists, I believe I accomplished that when I came upon this quiet little street......I loved it, hope you do to. x
Saturday, February 6, 2016
While we were last in Paris (end of 2015) I had the good fortune to go to "Paris Creations". While Paris Creations is more doll orientated than miniatures related, a good selection of miniaturists do attend. Before leaving home I had a list of pieces that I required from the very talented Elisabeth Causeret (France)......she makes the most exquisite porcelain items and while I already have a substantial collection of her work I did require more....well, who can resist?! The pieces I am collecting will sooner or later (more later than sooner I think...) find their way into my new project.....which I confess it is moving terribly slowly.....I don't believe I have touch it in more than 2 years, so I guess you cannot get much slower than that.
I also wanted another folding bistro/cafe chair. Those of you with a good memory might remember that several years ago I bought a fabulous chair from Catherine Soubzmaigne (Paris).....well I contacted Catherine again and I was lucky enough to score the last one available (apparently she has trouble sourcing the fine metal)......as before I was thrilled with this chair, it is perfect in scale and folds up just like the real ones....ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!
The pieces in the last photo are also by Elisabeth, I adored the designs and the soft muted colours......and I just had to have the blue piece, isn't it gorgeous?!
Every trip I have had to France I have always come home with a set (or 2) of antique linen napkins.....the one I used as the back drop in these photos in my latest buy.....yep, something else I find hard to resist.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
I have a selection of photos for you today, I so hope you enjoy my choice...... I hope you all enjoy a very Happy Christmas and I wish you a safe New Year.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
While there is nothing miniature related to report, there is certainly something 'Paris' related to tell you. Yes, we are off again!! This time next month we will be getting ready to head off for another six weeks in Paris. Yet again we have booked an apartment for our stay, while I did try to rebook the apartment we had last time it is now unavailable.....but this only forces us to choose another area to stay, this visit we will be in Saint Germain des Pres! Obviously I am very excited and look forward to seeing friends in Paris....cannot wait!!
I hope you enjoy the photos I have selected from previous trips to Paris, I cannot be certain that I have not already posted some of these photos before but I do hope you excuse me if I have.....enjoy and I hope to see you again very soon!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
I love my little glass cloche with the butterfly.....I've had the cloche for ever (like wise for the butterfly) and when I went for a walk the other day I went hunting for a 'stick'.....then assembled it on my return. Please excuse the blob of 'blu-tack'.....this will be replaced soon, but I was so excited by the photo I wanted to post it asap!
.....okay, onto the next room!
Monday, March 23, 2015
Frustrations were (again) high today trying to get my lovely little Ray Storey lamp to work.....nothing wrong with the lamp, just the electrician (me)!!
Friday, February 13, 2015
Hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day!!
p.s....I have found a new blog!!!! Pipi Turner is making a very faithful copy of Lea Frisoni's house from Lea's book "Le Grand Livre de la Maison Miniatures". I have enjoyed watching her progress....take a look, I bet you will also.