Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e

Potted Paris, original art, 9" x 11"
Time to focus on flowers while we're inundated with snow...
Parisiens are mad for their small potted plants to line their balcons. How could I not cross the street (23 Rue des Saint-Pères) for a peek inside Olivier Pitou.
A treasure chest of fabulous fleurs inside this closet-sized boutique.
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e Can you smell the flowers?
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e And why not a giant dramatic polar bear to jazz things up?
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e They were very sweet and let me shoot, though I didn't buy a blossom...
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e Heavens!
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7eMiam! as good as macarons framboises non?
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e Glorious bouquets and arrangements...
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e But their specialty must be these perfect potted plants...
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e For your terrasse bien sur.
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e Dear USA Customs please let me bring some of these home?
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7e
Olivier Pitou is in the 6th arrondissement too.
Olivier Pitou - PARIS 7eOther Parisien Fleuristes:
Do you have a favorite fleuriste in Paris?
Tell me about them S.V.P.
BONNE JOURNEE!

21 comments:

  1. Mon Dieu! We so think alike. Or maybe it 's that time of year when our eyes need that hint of spring. I am mad for all of these. Want to go right out and grab some terrace plants. ..or maybe some with bulbs. Ooh la la. ;-)

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  2. Oui...very cheering aren't they :)
    Who doesn't need a lift in this weather...
    Groundhog what happened?

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  3. Leslee9:42 AM

    Ah, once again you kill me with the memories.
    I walk down this street all the time when in Paris.
    Have you ever taken out a sandwich from the little
    tiny walk in deli called?? Delmonicos?? Something
    with a D- I have not been there since 06- can you imagine?!
    Anyway, they make or made a really good REAL chicken
    sandwich on a baguette- the med students from across
    rue Jacob haunt the place so one has to get there early.
    I often would get a sandwich here to take on the train
    with me to the Dordogne. Thanks for reminding me....
    I too am about to book my March visit, but I plan to stay
    a full 3 mois! But in the country mostly. Bonne journee!
    Leslee

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  4. How wonderful!!! Armloads of flowers and sweet mossy pots. We are buried under snow here too. I posted a summer picture also, chasing away the winter frost. I remember a wonderful florist shop on Ile Saint-Louis near Bertillon, the ice cream place.

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  5. I've never met a flower shop or garden shop I didn't fall in love with--these photos are a wonderful shot of color during these winter months, Carol! And your lovely flowers in a basket with your bird are sweet! Beautiful!

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  6. Ha that is so cool, thanks for sending me that post! Who knew! I have pictures of it too. You should link that post to this one:) They are both such lovely reminders that winter doesn't last forever:)))
    Cheers.

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  7. Foodwalker10:50 AM

    I adore peonies!!!
    Larry's mother grew them.
    What voluptuous blossoms.
    Annie
    xxx

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  8. Ahahaha the Polar bear is a nice touch!
    Wow those peonies are gorgeous!

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  9. Oh Heavens, I passed this shop and took pictures for exactly the same reasons!! I love the Paris style!! Thanks for taking me "back".

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  10. Please send me a peony and as long as its bloom lasts, I shall not complain about winter anymore.

    My Kingdom for a piece of blue sky!

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  11. Very nice shots and an excellent watercolour. The basket is so nice. Flowers and greenery, c'est un apéritif de printemps! Hope it comes soon!

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  12. Anonymous12:09 PM

    I walk the streets of paris in google maps street views :-)

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  13. Is that real live moss on all those pots or just decorative stuff?

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  14. this reminds me of the stands in rome...so pretty this time of year,
    have a lovely day carol.

    erin

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  15. Beautiful Painting. Love the colors here today.
    We have sunshine, for the moment, and Green all around us, but no bright colors I crave right now, So thanks for these.

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  16. This is one corner of Rue Steve 7th that I missed. I so love the flower stores and plant markets. There is something about knowing I cannot buy them and take them home that heightens their beauty.

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  17. OOh~La~La... I can almost smell the Primrose.

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  18. Those peonies are fab!

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  19. Absolutely lush...a feast for the eyes in the dead of winter! Artzart

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  20. ah,..so so so beautiful. Love your lovely post, we are having flood situation here in Jakarta for the past one month :(

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  21. What a simply stunningly beautiful store. I can almost smell the blooms from here.
    Thankyou so much for sharing !

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