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Monday, January 25, 2010

Paris Papers & Ribbons

paris flea market treasures
paris flea market treasures
paris flea market treasures
paris flea market treasures

Most of the paper treasures -- excluding the my spent Metro tickets - were found at the Porte de Vanves Flea Market. (Thank you for suggesting it!) It made for a lovely Sunday morning. Afterwards, I had a croque-monsieur and a hot chocolate at a nearby cafe...

I only have one day left in Paris before I head back to LA. Sigh...

PS: Thank you Kevin for the mention today on LA Observed. Even after a terrible trauma, a girl must go on living her life, you know? Off to have macarons at Laduree on the Champ Elysees.



Anonymous style and inspiration said...

Enjoy your last day!!

January 25, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

these are so wonderful! enjoy your last day!!! xoxo

January 25, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Anonymous April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I've so enjoyed your photos of Paris. It is one of my favourite cities and I'm really lucky to live nearby in England so I go there as much as I can. I noticed you mentioned macarons in one of your other posts - Have you been to Laduree on the Champs Elysees (metro Georges V) yet? Their macarons are the best I have ever had (and I've eaten more than I'd like to admit!). If you have a chance, it is well worth a visit - and if you don't have time to eat there, they do have a bakery counter where you can get "take away" :)

January 25, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how pretty!! I love making collages so I would totally use any of these to make it more pretty. I love Paris. I can't wait to go there one day.

January 25, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Federica said...

How pretty!
Enjoy Paris!!

January 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous In Honor Of Design said...

ooo la la! I am a little obsessed with paper so these are fantastic! Have a wonderful last day in Paris! Jealous!

January 25, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Ta said...

how lovely! i have a pack rat habit of collecting papers

January 25, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger nath said...

oh that's gone so fast! have a wonderful last day!

January 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Adriana said...

Bonjour Tina! Is this the ribbon from the ribbon and button store? But if so, where are the buttons? :) Enjoy your last moments!

January 25, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

ooh, i love the last photo! wow, your trip went by so fast!
oh well, its nice to come home after being away :)

January 25, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous tina tarnoff said...

Oh, this is heaven! Vintage papers, ribbons, old chateaux keys... how lovely, my heart aches! Have a lovely last day and make the most of it! xoxo

January 25, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger GiDu said...

Great Finds! I wish I was in Paris!

January 25, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Electro Geisha said...

beautiful photos :) I wish to go to Paris... enjoy :)

January 25, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oooh, I love all of these. Such great inspiration! Enjoy your last day in Paris!

January 25, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I love all the pictures mate. thanks for sharing such nice pictures

January 25, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Laura Trevey said...

I know you are having such a fun trip!
Enjoy ~~

xoxo Laura

January 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What wonderful little treasures! I love the honey bee stamps! Just adorable!! Thank you for sharing your trip!!

January 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Giulia said...

As I type this, it is just after 10.30pm in Paris. I hope you had a wonderful last day & if you're still there (I mean if you're flying back on Tuesday), have a lovely evening mulling over everything you've taken in, seen, done. Material. But you have that one down--terrific collages.


January 25, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Such beautiful paper products! These shots really make me want to travel and create!
(by the way, I think the Metro tickets are a fun addition!)

January 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous jaunty magpie said...

Oh my word... in LOVE with everything here. Paper bits, old keys, stamps, stickers -- I'm in j'adore overload! These are absolute treasures, and they're completely priceless because there is a story that goes with each item.

January 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Carrie Miller said...

What beautiful photos! I hope you had a wonderful time!! Have a safe flight home =]

January 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Christine Geltz said...

Oh-h-h-h, I am so with you on the treasures of the Vanves flea market... Your items are marvelous and make me want to go back tomorrow. I came away from there with a large quantity of oversize buttons, still on their dressmaker cards, from the 50 and 60s. I had them tested them for lead and other harmful components (they passed the test) and I'm now repurposing them in chunky jewelry and handbags and providing them to knit shops for handmade sweaters. So chic! So cool! So Jackie O! So just plain right...

Hope you had a fun trip and come back safely.

January 26, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger colie parks said...

when i was in paris i made sure i purchased the necessities:

perfume &

these images are gorgeous!

January 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Milly said...

Oh i really want to go to a Parisian flea market now!! Lovely stuff.

January 29, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

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