Saturday, August 25, 2012

Astier de Villatte





I walked past this gorgeous little shop many times before I got up enough courage to go in and ask if I could take some photos....as you can see, they said yes!! This shop sells the most wonderful while ceramic tableware ....I was in heaven!! The shop itself is so quaint (& old), as I walked to the rear of the store the floor boards moved under my feet and the most wonderful (tiny) spiral staircases led to destinations unknown. I personally think this little shop is a must to visit when in Paris, even if only to gaze longingly  through the window....but of course why not go in! No, I didn't buy a piece....maybe next time?
Am I aloud to say that I love the top photo....I actually took this from the street as I scurried past one day...."click & run"....but I think it is beautiful, pink peonies in a white jug....is there anything nicer???

Astier de Villatte 173 rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris

13 comments:

Margaret said...

Yes I think the top photo is the nicest too, the flowers just add that little extra, je ne sais quoi.

Catherine said...

Oooooh I would have loved to see that shop. With that staircase and creaky old floors.

I think if i had to choose... I would have come home with Elisabeth Causeret white china from SIMP too. ;-)

Linda Carswell said...

Thanks Margaret!

Catherine, I thought how much fun it would be to make this shop in miniature using Elisabeth's wonderful pieces. Elisabeth has also makes in 24th scale....joy!!!

chateaudelille said...

I would love to find shops like this when I go next time.Thanks for the info. Fiona

Linda Carswell said...

....my pleasure Fiona....

Catherine said...

Oh good! I would love to see you make that Linda. Not that you need another project at this moment. LOL

Bambi said...

At first I thought it was miniature and wondered how the porcelain could be made so finely...I love the way the dessert plates are piled up, looking like bracelets rings! certainly a place to visit and also to copy in miniature methinks!x

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

I love that store with all the white dishware.
Thanks for the pictures, that makes us travel to wonderful city that is Paris

Kleine Vingers said...

Shops like that are just so inspirational... and sometimes i would just love the buy everything. Some shops are like a fairytale so beautiful with little surprises just in a corner.. I just love them.
Miniature greetings

Diane said...

I love the photo with all the glasses in the cabinet as I've just started collecting vintage wine and cocktail glasses.

Giac said...

Hello Linda,
What beautiful pictures. I just love China and porcelain...I could live in there...especially since ity's in Paris!
Big hug,
Giac

Fi.P said...

Hi Linda,

I too would have felt like I was in heaven, I have a thing for stacked white ceramics, not only do they look gorgeous but they hold the promise of beautifully set tables and delicious meals to come.

Well done on asking to take photos, I'm so glad you did as this shop is not to be missed. That top photo is shear perfection!

Fi xx

Patricia Rivas said...

Muy bellas tus fotos. es un gusto pasar por tu blog.
Feliz 2013!!

Patricia