Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Paris brass chains chains chains!

Ohh ahhhh... I've died and gone to heaven! I stumbled across this brass chains and findings shop in a little street in Paris after all these months and months of searching. As you know France isn't all that caught up in having a business related website, especially when it's has been passed down from generations and hadn't obviously suffered much for the need to promote or get with the times. Word of mouth is still very much the way one finds the way.

Here are some pictures of the inside store with it's original fit-outs, except the computer stands out like a sore thumb! Don't you just love the original cashier booth with the mesh bar still standing. Unfortunately, I didn't get to snap a pic of the resident black and white cat, who looks very well fed and very much at ease with strangers. Though I'm still little hesitant.... especially about it's crazy eyes!!

Here are some of my new NON-sterling silver pieces made from the store HERE!

Monday, 19 April 2010

It's been a while I know!

Yes.... I've run out of fuel with my 'ring a day' project. Started out with very good intentions but there's more important projects (new!) going on this year.... happy to share but not quite yet!

This weekend was filled with sunshine literally. Paris was shot with an 18-20 degrees of temperature which means plenty of smiles and picnics which we are quite happy to participate as well. We also headed down to my favourite 'Brocante'(like a vintage/antique market) selling every from french antique laces, tools from the 1800's-1900's, furniture, tins, badges, sculptures etc etc, just every collector's dream come true. Tis not too organized nor messy which is the kind of Brocante I love! Get there by metro(Puces de Vanves), it's open every Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some pics of one of my favourite stall selling vintage steel stamps ranging from 80 - 2 Euros. Boahh.... it's all mineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee