I have a folder on my laptop titled "Paris" and anytime I read something that sounded interesting and unique about the city of lights, I'd copy and paste it into my someday Paris folder. The reason I share this is about a year ago I read a short little something about this great vintage shop in an obscure Paris neighborhood- pasted it into my folder and forgot about it. I recently printed my folder contents for my French buying trip and there it was... l'objet qui parle... I added it to my "must do" list.
So, off we went this morning on the Paris Metro, changing lines 3 times (like pros I must say, thanks to my husband) to get to our final destination, the Montmartre district and promise of this fabulous brocante. After all of the effort we thought we had struck out as upon our arrival he was closed. After an espresso at a nearby bistro in the shadows of Sacre Coeur, we tried once again and were in luck!
The man with the great eye who owns this gem of a shop, Guillaume, has been in business for several years. The trick, so I understand, is to find the shop open, as the hours are "flexible" and he does close for periods of time while he gathers more treasures. I was very happy to find the shop open and even happier once I stepped inside.
The only bad thing about this find was I had to keep very mindful of my shipping options and of course costs. To say I left some treasures behind is an understatement indeed. So much to look at...
Piles of dishes, bits & pieces of transferware and majolica, vintage bistro ware & classic English china.
A charming vignette set in a cupboard featuring German and Swiss black forest items.
The amazing antique convex glass frames, mirrors and superb antler trophy mounts.
I picked up several unique items from Guilluame and made a new friend in the process. I took a very quick mini loot shoot on our balcony this evening for you.
When I come to Paris next, this shop will definitely be on my "must do" list. I hope that if you travel to Paris you will visit it as well. Just let me know if you would like further information on this out of the way treasure for your next trip.
Our French adventure continues... wish me happy treasure hunting!