My Favourite Places in Paris

objets de notre memoire paris

Friends, it’s been a whole year since I came back from nearly a month in Europe – Berlin and Paris were my two destinations. It’s about time I shared some of what I saw and found. My very favourite place that I went to was in Paris – a little store I found on a blog before I left and I was excited to visit. It’s called Objets de notre Memoire on rue St Paul in the Marai area. Loosely translated it means object in our memory.

It’s a teeny little store that is filled with treasures from another time. You’ll find kitchenware, sewing, household, toys; its a veritable treasure trove of yesterday’s domestic ware. I went back twice after my initial visit. I had a hard time restraining myself in this store. I could have easily filled our suitcases with the divine treasures that were on offer.

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At the top of the picture you can see teeny brass transfer plates used for hand embroidering monograms. I found my initials; luck was on my side.

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I bought some sewing things from my second favourite place in Paris – The Porte de Vanves Flea Markets. That was a fun day of wandering from stall to stall.

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The teeny weights were from the Porte de Vanves Flea Markets as was the Bebe broach. The thimble came from a haberdashery store in the Montmartre district and the scissors are the Sajou store…I was in heaven.

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I got a plethora of buttons, both in Berlin and Paris. Behold the teeny mother of pearl pink baby buttons! The gorgeous bib above, is from the Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen. I bought several different vintage ‘special occasion’ baby bibs.

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Just look at this faggoting!

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And this beyond beautiful baby sheet came from Porte de Vanves flea market.

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Readers, I had a fabulously vintage time whilst away last year and I have more to share with you in another blog post.

Until then;

Au Revoir/Auf Wiedersehen

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