Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Textures of Paris

After a week in Paris...
I am not yet satiated with bread,
salted butter, good wine,
fine food, chic clothing 
or great company.
And the tour hasn't started yet!

Always a treat to hangout with Marcy
and sometimes we run into friends!
Diane Lea is another talented creatrix
from Oregon, currently travelling in Europe.

The rain on Sunday 
didn't keep us from the flea market
where the gleaming surfaces
of interior gardens delighted the eye.

A dyed pigeon with extra wings.
Beautiful, macabre, thought provoking.

Hand-painted wine boxes.

One of the things I love seeing in Paris
are beautiful remains,
left as part of the remodel
purely for the aesthetic.
This mottled wall was
left exposed at l'Eclaireur.

Another unusual object from l'Eclaireur
is this contrasting textural couch.
Austin Powers would love this!

When you're with Marcy
you'll always notice the dogs in Paris.

Even on a rainy day
Gallerie Vivenne puts light and pattern
into perspective.

Oysters, spring rolls and Marcy taking photos.
It's been a full-Tilton week!

I'll leave you with a few unusual sweatshirt images
showing the variety of options available...
Hand painted silk organza overlay
on a sweatshirt.

If you have any extra giant grommets
left over from a curtain project here's an idea --
add a bow belt to your sweatshirt
and throw in something from the chandelier
just for fun!

I chuckle every time I see this one...

A la prochaine!