Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pretty French prints


Back in the day when the dollar was KING, this was my favorite hotel in Paris.
Still love it!
One of the things I most love about Hotel du Louve Concorde is a little shop that was right around the corner.
I loved to browse through the prints, cards and paintings.
It became a tradition.
For the life of me I can't remember the name of the shop.
Perhaps someone can help me out-having a "senior moment".

I always picked up little prints that caught my eye. Very easy to pack.
When we got back home, I would mat and frame them.
They always made me smile.

The first time Dorothy came over, Jeff said "my mom has this thing about France".
Lots of prints.

I thought I'd share some with you. Talk about inexpensive decorating....



This sits on the base of a little table.
I love these books! The print sits on 2 auction catalogs- The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Auction and The Duchess of Windsor jewelryAuction.
The smaller book is from The Hermitage Museum.
The crown holds old letters.



This sits on a shelf.


Along with this print.



I didn't try to get the full mats or frames in the photo's.





This is just a sampling.
You know I love my France.

I am using blogger options since this is kind of a crazy week.
Hope to see you all soon.

Merci for your visit.

13 comments:

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh, to be in Paris! *sigh* These are darling prints. What good memories. ; )
~Michele

Elizabethd said...

What lovely prints of an amzing city!

Lorrie said...

Oh I do love France - and Paris. Your prints are wonderful and make me long to return there.

Hope you are finding time for joy.

Lorrie

Marie Antionette said...

What wonderful prints. Next time you go to France,take me with you...LOL Marie Antionette

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Barb, love how you put the cards in the crown !

Blondie's Journal said...

Barb,

The vignette is gorgeous!! I like that crown with the old letters. Where can I get a crown??!!

A long time ago I used to buy greeting cards that I liked and most of them fit in a 5 X 7 drugstore frame. I love Bessie Pease Gutman, and I did an arrangement in my daughter's room. Talk about inexpensive!!

Have a wonderful week, Barb!

xoxo
Jane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Magnifique, Barb! I love the prints too, and you know I am with you on ANYTHING FRENCH! VIVE LA FRANCE! Anita

Janet said...

I, too, pick up small artwork when I travel or sometimes nice cards that i frame to remind me of special times in special places.

Barbara said...

Well I guess that hotel is on the Place de la Concorde. Interesting pics.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh la la.
Now you've made me pine for France again.
I'm off to find Nutella in the kitchen cabinet. It's the closest thing I have to a pain au chocolat!
Hugs to you!t

prashant said...

Your prints are wonderful and make me long to return there.
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Sarah said...

I, too, am simply head over hills about Paris. It is my all time favorite city! I could walk the streets of that city for endless hours and never get tired. There is something wonderful around each new corner. Thanks for sharing these prints. Great collection!

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