Monday, March 21, 2011

For Julie....










I received an absolutely beautiful email from Julie of Washington. I won't tell you the content of the email, but Julie did say how she loved the shop fronts in France and England, so while I had been meaning to do a post including some of these photos I thought it was now the opportune time.
I hope you all...(as well as Julie)...enjoy this amazing array of shop fronts that Paris has to offer....don't you just 'love' all the fabulous colours that are used....the French certainly aren't shy about their choice of colours.

20 comments:

Heather said...

The colors are wonderful! so much character.

Catherine said...

They are all great but the last one is my favorite. I think it would be fun to reproduce those wood windows in miniature.

I wonder if you took any photos of architecture in Paris. I would love to see them. If I ever do a French shop front it would be in that style.

Thank you for the gorgeous pictures.

Norma said...

They're gorgeous Linda, my favourite is the 3 little pigs, "Emily" might have to get some cascading greenery going on and there is a rumour she might be going to repaint the shop front, but of course these matters are not to be rushed into ;)

rosanna said...

Lovely colours, so bold and striking. I love the first one best, the chatreuse green is one of my favourite.Have a nice evening, Rosanna

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I too like French shop fronts, especially the ones in Paris!
Isabelle x

The Cloth Shed said...

Well...I thought this post was for me!
I love the shop fronts in Paris too.
My favourite must be the Fromager...makes me want to walk right in and sample those cheeses...
Julie x

MALINIK said...

Really amazing colors - I love the pink one!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I would walk by the antoine & Lil one each day so your pic is bringing me happy Paris memories. Just love, love the first one in that striking green. XO

kimsminiatures said...

Thank you Linda. I feet like I just went oh the most amazing shopping trip. Beautiful store fronts and I enjoyed the colors too. Because of you I feel like I have stamps in my passport. I hope your day is lovely. Hugs~ Kim

Monica said...

Well, this certainly brings back lovely memories ... I used to wander around the neighbourhood for hours, just for the pleasure of peeking into little shops like these ... occassionaly slipping inside and coming out with some wonderful bit of something, or a box of chocolates wrapped up so simply, yet so elegantly I would sometimes wait days to unwrap them. Let's see ... plain white paper pleated to perfection, tied up with thin red ribbon and finished with a gold seal. Divine! Your photos are wonderful, as always ... and so very appreciated! I'm choosing 'Aux Trois Petits Cochons as well ...

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

These photos are lovely. I can't decide which is my favorite. I have some photos of Paris shop fronts and wish I took more.

Bonjour!

Marie Arden said...

Oh they make me miss Paris so much. I love the bright green one so fresh looking. Style is in everything in Paris--even bandaids I bought there on the box says for stylish covering of wound!

Anonymous said...

I'd much rather build and decorate miniature "shops" that a dollhouse or roombox. Thanks so much for some inspiring designs for miniature shop fronts.

LA FLEUR Shabby Homestyle and Flowers by BS said...

Hallo Linda,
deine Bilder sind einfach so, so wunderschön, so zauberhaft, ich könnte den ganzen Tag auf deinem Blog verweilen. Mann fängt richtig an zu träumen - ja als würde man selbst vor den Geschäften stehen und man kommt dabei aus dem Staunen gar nicht mehr hinaus.
Freue mich jetzt schon auf deine nächsten Bilder und wünsche Dir von ganzem Herzen eine wunderschöne sonnige Woche.

Liebe Grüße
Brigitte

1 Oak Arts said...

Every shop is gorgeous!

Linda, you post wonderful photos!

Regards,
Pamela ~

SoLoVeLy said...

c'est super joli!

Merri said...

What beautiful shop fronts. OMG american malls are ugly things..they totally take the whimsy out of a shop front..too much glass, too many mirrored surfaces, too much plastic..the modern mega-retail mammoths have made the world a MUCH uglier place. But what else is new? *sigh*

Virginia said...

J'adore the storefronts. I think that chartreuse one might be near the Pompidou?? :) I love them all.
V

Obscure Creations said...

Amazing windows

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art of living said...

Bonsoir Linda,

how splendid your pictures from Paris, very good idea to share pictures of shop windows, j'adore!

greetings

Jitka