Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vive la France!

Happy Bastille Day!  In honor of all things tres chic and tres French, I thought I would write an easy breezy post, highlighting some of my favorite finds/obsessions from Paris Hotel Boutique.  We were talking about PHB the other day at work and, voila!, this post was born. 

PHB has a wonderful selection of first editions and vintage books.  Many are sold out (and usually quickly), but here are some delightful choices.

Is there a better gift?  I think not.

Love this chandy.

I am dying for one of their decoupaged trays....

Particularly this one! 

This one would do, though....

I have wanted one of these for a long time (that could be construed as "odd.")

Vintage lacquered tortoise shell.

Here are some non-generic apothecary bottles, with crystal tops.

I kind of love this, simply because of its title, "Mid Century Socialite Oil Lady"...

She is bedecked in her chinoiserie finest.

A bit of a twist on the eponymous black and white bus signs. 

I hope you enjoyed this simple shopping spree through gay Paree!  I will leave you with this image.

Bonne Bastille!




  1. Even though I don't have a proper study, and really have no space in my house to store them, I love the look of vintage books. Christian's grandparents are getting rid of their library of books and I told him we have to go check out their selection before they are all scooped up!

  2. I've never heard of this website, and am now dubious about its discovery since it will surely be yet another money pit pour moi! Extremely delightful.
    And by the way how could you not feature the "mid century Italian glazed ceramic whippet" currently available for only $285??

  3. must. have. breakfast. at. tiffany's. tray. i think i can justify it as a birthday present to myself, no?

  4. A good hour of "work" time was spent perusing the vintage jewelry section. I pine...

  5. Thank you so much for posting about my website! So sweet of you! Glad I found your blog!!!! Lynn

  6. Hey there gorgeous gal - found you via NOLA girl - I'm a fellow Who Dat Nation member! My hubby and I are both from NOLA and miss home very much! Glad to be following your blog now! xoxo

  7. Thanks to all my new and old commenters! Welcome, Trish!