Saturday, April 21, 2012

Getting inspired in Paris

Every time I go home, I recharge, relax and get inspiration from what I can now say is the most beautiful city in the world. Sure, there are close seconds in my mind, but the beauty of Paris always finds its way to my heart. I always get inspired by the beauty of Parisian streets and the constant discovery of a new detail you hadn't noticed before. I usually come home with a slew of ideas for upcoming projects, and a paper-version of my Pinterest boards that I create by jotting detailed notes on small patterned notebooks. Although I grew up in Paris and have all my family still there, I find that I appreciate the city that much more now that I live away from it. I look at familiar streets with a new eye, and take the time to explore neighbourhoods that I sometimes took for granted when I had them surround me all year long.

I was in Paris last week and took a few hours to wander the Marche aux Puces of Sanit-Ouen. Walking through the small cobblestone streets with its vendors and old world aroma makes you feel like you, literally, just walked in to a scene in Midnight in Paris. You'll find everything here: from antique furniture, to period pieces to memorabilia of eras long gone. This time, I went looking for tableware inspiration and come back with a myriad of new ideas. I wanted to share some of my favourites with you, a virtual tour of my Paris, if you will.
Keep reading to see all of the photos from my trip...

  

And the best part? Wandering the puces around lunchtime when the vendors sit in the midst of the antiques and break with some good wine and saucisson!

12 comments:

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Paris offers me so much inspiration and even though it's not "home" it's still the place I feel most at home. I cannot wait to get back there this summer. And the Puces just made it onto my list last week - love that place!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Paris offers me so much inspiration and even though it's not "home" it's still the place I feel most at home. I cannot wait to get back there this summer. And the Puces just made it onto my list last week - love that place!

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful post and pictures enjoyed :)

The Italian Dish said...

Ooooooh la la! Gorgeous pics!

Rebecca said...

One of my favorite places in Paris! Plus, it makes for great pictures! I have one framed in our guest room :)

Shruti said...

gorgeous images...i liked the movie midnight in paris

Malli said...

Absolutely inspiring pictures...reminds me of my vacation in Paris, it calls out to me once again. It never ceases to amaze me because there is so much to explore in that city!!

Anna said...

Those pictures really transport me to that magical city. Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

That flea market is exceptional. You need a whole weekend to wander around -- and at least one spare house to put everything you want to buy.

Anna said...

Sigh. That market looks like my idea of heaven. The last time I went to Paris I wanted to get everything done and seen, so I missed out on the leisurely market walks, but next time I'm going without a plan.

Nippon Nin said...

I enjoyed reading this post. I love to see Paris this way. Beautiful photos and poetic wording.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Nippon Nin : Thank you!

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