Loved the answers you gave (in the comment sections and by email) to yesterday's guessing game, so close but no winner yet.
I'll give it another day.
A couple of months ago I featured Lorna of Finchley Papers on Saturday Art Saves. Several days ago Lorna wrote that she was coming to Paris, and did I know of a place where she could stay... Perfect timing.
Well, Lorna is staying in the Paris apartment with me, though there isn't a sofa, nor the chunky monkey kitchen chandelier. It doesn't seem to matter. Later in the week we are going to go back to Marseille hang out, do a brocante or two. Lorna buys antique ephemera from me for some of her beautiful graphics.
Yet another blogging buddy comes to life.
Today we walked around Paris, our feet are somewhere on the right bank. We went to one of my favorite paper/card shops in the Marais:
"Just the most beautiful, charming little old-fashioned stationery shop, a find for those who still indulge in expensive sealing wax or indian ink habits, or for picking up beautiful handmade gifts. Mélodies Graphiques is a nostalgic’s paradise, supplying monogrammed seal and wax, hand-printed notecards, scratchy fountain pens and ornate ink wells. Eric de Tugny opened the store to indulge the passions of ‘those who love to write’, and upon the walls are painstakingly pinned calligraphed envelopes and letters from fans all over the world."
Photo via Corey Amaro
Eric de Tugny is a calligraphist and artist, creating over 11,000 envelopes a year. Eric also has created a beautiful book of insects he has painted. The text is from old documents and books about such little creatures.
10 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris
01 42 74 57 68
Photo Source Lorna from Finchley Papers.
Later we caught a bus.... but first we had our photo taken for "Mon Bus, Mon Style"...
The background is a poster of a fake bus, the steering wheel wasn't attached, I am holding that puppy mid air. Yes it was heavy.
We were goofing off, I pointed for Lorna to get in the back of the fake bus, and Lorna is telling me to go forward... The French camera thought we were just two crazy ladies.
If you would like to guess again, what Yann is holding in the black bag, give it a try. The first one to have the correct answer you will hear me yell YAHOO!!