Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I think this is my best-loved shop in Paris: Galerie Végétale (29 rue des Vinaigriers, 10th). Not far from my house or Canal St. Martin, they offer the most divine choice of flowers. Plus, they change their flower selection weekly to make sure their clients never have to choose from the same (already very unique) flowers. Tonight I stopped in and found a whole new version of the store: the holiday artist version (a veritable Christmas market). The shop has invited several artist to come and display their crafts and their art pieces for purchase. Hence, if you find yourself in Paris in the 10th arrondissement before Christmas, you are going to have to stop here to buy presents presents galore. (And if you are getting a present from me, you'll likely see it here. Forewarning). Here is a sampling of your choices:
Ancient Burmese marionettes:
Babouches for your babies:
Black and white globoids:
Bird-feeders made of seeds and bird mobiles.
More dangling birds:
Curled Coke can christmas trees: