Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New items from Paris and more...


Happy November!  I really can't believe I'm saying that...and to think Christmas is just around the corner!!  I still have more pictures of Paris I want to share with you, but today I am focusing on the new items for the  SHOP.

I spent the weekend photographing, and I'm still not done, but I at least got the bulk of my new items listed.  My husband and I had such a great time at the Paris flea markets that we've decided to go back again in the Spring!  I told him that he is the best French flea market buddy a girl could ever ask for...he speaks enough French that he could negotiate prices for me, he figured out which bus/train we needed to take for all of the flea markets I wanted to go to, and he schlepped all of my treasures around for me without complaining :))  Now you know one of the reasons I am madly in love with this man!! 

I hope you will love the things I brought back as much as I do {I wanted to keep everything, but my husband said that wasn't the deal :) }!!

I changed my categories up in the shop a bit and all of the Paris vintage items are in the "Flea Market Finds" category.  I've decided to start including items I pick up on my flea market excursions to the shop...I think they will fit in nicely with the rest of the shop and I have such a true love of vintage that it only makes sense.  So check back every month for new items in this category.

Phew, okay, so here is a sampling of the new items...



I have been collecting these  Antique French Letters  for awhile now and am so happy to be able to offer them in my shop!  They are sold in a 5 letter bundle...

...and my heart did a little flip when I found these beautiful  Antique French Documents.  The writing both inside and out on these is so very pretty..the old script is just so incredible...






I also brought back a lot of  Vintage French Maps  as I have such a passion for them and I know that I myself have had a hard time coming across them here in the US, so I thought it would be great to offer these in the shop as well.   I use mine for product shots and also photocopy them to use for many decorating and craft projects {more on that soon}...


{pictures don't do these maps justice...the colors are soft blues, pinks, greens and yellows and the paper is a gorgeous sepia tone that only comes with age, these particular maps are dated 1877}


I also brought back quite a few sets of dishes...not an easy task, but we managed not to break a single dish in transit :))


{Vintage French Blue Transferware Plate Set}




{Zinc Stencil Set}


{Vintage French Grey Plates}


{Vintage French Grey Dishes}


{Vintage French Hemp Towel  ~ shown here on the table as a small tablecloth}


The ribbon around the napkins is actually  Vintage French Laundry Labels, but I love it as a ribbon.  I only have a few different monogram choices, but any initials work for a pretty presentation...













{Super big 600 gram cubes of Savon de Marseille Soap}


{Set of 2 Vintage French Books}

I also added a few new pieces of jewelry to the shop, and will have more over the next few weeks...







{a slightly different version of the Paris By Night Earrings}








And lastly, I ordered more of the Christmas issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine, so if you would like to pre-order a copy, I am back in stock on those {they will be arriving in the shop by November 11th}...




Have a great day!!! 

Tracey