Friday, 23 March 2012

Paris in the Springtime

Have recently been to Paris for a few days for shopping and inspiration !
Join me as we walk around window shopping ... this was a lovely vintage shop with old dolls and the silk flowers in the foreground are an old hat.

These are some delightful hanging fabric babies on ribbons - the smaller ones are in walnut shells.

Two old signs found in a traditional pharmacy.

This was a great bead shop in the Marais district just behind the Pompidou Centre. They take a long lunch hour so go early morning or after 3 !

Had to buy some patisserie of course ...

Have come back with some great fabrics and habadashery from Entree Des Fournisseurs
which is also in the Marais at 8, Rue des Francs Bourgeois. It is just full of the most beautiful things ; kits, ribbons , off cuts, needlework boxes, scissors and tools and the best selection of buttons I've seen for a long time - take your credit card !
This bundle will be worked into some of my garden embroideries I think ...

These fine trimmings will make some fairy very happy ...

Will be making more of these little ladies with my finds ! If anyone has any interesting cotton reels to give away there is a free fairy to be posted ...

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