This has been a lucky year for me! Ever since I started blogging I've won may giveaways, online and in person! This past weekend I was visiting my favorite antique market, Adjectives, and as I was purchasing a few gifts for friends and family, they suggested I enter in their raffle. Now, it's only since I've started blogging that I've gained this "What do I have to lose?" mentality. And it has truly paid off because there are so many lovely things that I wouldn't have had if I had not taken a chance.
I won a gift card back to this lovely store and I just had to take some photos of the place. The large shop is sectioned off into booths, and each booth is a different vendor. These antique vendors really have an eye for style. Not only do they have wonderful treasures, but they have them placed so perfectly.
I definitely picked up some gifts for friends and family during the holidays! So many cute items that I can't name off here because they might come across this post!
Not only does this shop have really great antiques, vintage pieces, and rustic decor, there are also pieces turned practically into art. I love this galvanized gasoline can turned into a lamp.
There's a great assortment of kitchen gadgets here as well. Two things that I love combined into one: kitchen equipment and vintage goodies. I love this copper of set of serving ware. It would go perfectly with my copper pot that I already have. There was also a copper watering can, so classic and I can see it lasting through many lifetimes.
Of course, this isn't for the faint of heart, but ever since S and I went to Paris two years ago, we've had a love of taxidermy insects. We visited an old taxidermy shop in Paris called Deyrolle. If you know me in person, you'll certainly have heard me talk about it before. I adore that shop so much I have illustrations and photographs of the shop all over the apartment. My bathroom is even painted a pastel green with brown accessories as an homage to my favorite shop, Deyrolle. Deyrolle sparked our inherent curiosity and ever since we've collected insects. Last time I counted, we had 40 insect specimen, including butterflies, moths, and beetles.
This shop has a vendor that mounts taxidermy insects and as soon as I won the gift card, S said "I see a bug in our future." We have already purchased one from this delightful wall of creatures, a walking stick! My favorites are the beetles, and as much as I would love another beetle, I was hoping to add something new to our collection like the scorpion or leaf bug. I'm thinking this week we'll take a visit together to pick out a new insect to add to our collection. Now that exams are over (finally!) I have time to myself to simply shop and catch up on visiting my favorites places in town, like this one.
This shop also has a vendor with a "shop" called Paris Market. They sell many vintage clothes and accessories and candles that smell as beautiful as Anthropologie.
From the knick-knacks to the large displays, this shop is so well done. I could spend hours in this maze of a store, getting lost in its wares and the atmosphere that has been created. The design is stunning in every inch.
If you are ever in the area I do hope that you make a visit to this lovely shop! With wares hand made soap, milk paint, taxidermy insects, and rustic decor, there's something for everyone here!
Today I'm off completely with nothing to do. It's rare that I have a weekday with nothing! Classes are over for the time being and I go back to work tomorrow. It's raining today so I think instead of hitting the town, I'll make too much coffee and catch up on all of the books that I've had to put down in order to study this semesters worth of textbooks.Salut, Yelle