Wednesday, January 17, 2018

La Galerie Vivienne Paris map, Legrand tea tins

Yesterday I painted a Bordeaux (or it could be Burgundy...I asked and they could not tell me) tea tin from famed LEGRAND FILLES ET FILS inside GALERIE VIVIENNE, January's Paris map.
I'm probably the only customer who goes to Legrand for tea, though they have a wonderful epicerie full of classic French regional specialties.
Customers have been going since 1880 for their superb collection of French wines and you should too.
Legrand has not yet lost the Christmas spirit
And neither has the Galerie Vivienne. Hurry up. I don't know when they will take dow the lovely lights.
Another wonderous shop and there for at least 30 years is Wolff and Descourtis. Stunning chalis and cashmere stoles all fabricated in Lake Como with a decidedly Oriental flare. Fabulous. A must-see.
Of course my fav is for mainly 5-year olds, Si Tu Veux. I've been dropping in for years.
This time I met the owner, madeleine Deny. She has been there 30 years! I bought the little picnic tea set to paint last night I've been admiring it for weeks..
Do take note of the wonderful decor throughout, designed by architect François-Jean Delannoy in 1826.
The famous mosaic tiled floors were designed by G.Faccina.
They lead you right out to rue Vivienne.
Where you'll find Le Grand Colbert at No. 2, rue Vivienne. No more Noel here...triste
I went inside thinking they might sell me their signature coffee cup but they only had mugs. Quelle disappointment. Still. I was delighted to see the same tile floors as in the main galerie!
Then back out into last night's pouring rain. Not 'cats and dogs' I've been corrected but 'ropes'. Who knew? And here is January's Paris map. Thank you for reading Paris breakfast. If you like this newsletter, forward to a friend. Gift yourself and your friends Paris letters, maps and watercolors
Keep warm and dry, Carolg and Bear

25 comments:

  1. Carolyn10:21 AM

    Wow!!! The red tin is beautiful! You did an AMAZING job!!

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  2. Allie in NYC10:24 AM

    Great work. !!! Congratulations

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  3. Loving those wonderful lights! Big happy smiles that Paris remains the City of Lights!

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  4. Oh how I love this!!! This is a map I intend to follow when I come to Paris next year. I am not going to miss Galerie Vivienne, or Wolff and Descourtis this trip!!!

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  5. La Galerie Vivienne was already on my list for our early February visit to Paris. Thanks for the visuals. Our co-travelers have a granddaughter Vivienne, so they’ll be delighted with this post. Merci.

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    1. Galerie Vivienne is one of the finest passages left in Paris.
      There used to be hundreds!

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  6. Lynn S2:17 PM

    I think it's nice that Paris lingers with Christmas decor. Here in this consumer mad culture, stores are filled with valentines and heart shaped boxes of candy very soon to be replaced by Easter bunnies. Stores are always so far ahead of the season.

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    1. Its pretty commercial here too Lynn, but they drag it out. The Easter bunnies hang around a long time. They never go on sale either..😳😳

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  7. Jill Butler2:27 PM

    Bonjour!
    Is La Priorite still in the Galerie Vivien?
    Thinking that was where they were/are.

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    1. Its still there Jill.
      New owners and new name in the same spot as before.

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  8. So glad you bought that mini set:) Love it..and your pics and your ROUGE~♥
    It's all Valentines here with Bunnies popping up.

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  9. Anonymous5:43 PM

    This is a Fabulous post! I am so glad to see the winter lights in that beautiful spot! I am making my list of stops for my next trip to Paris. That will be number one. Thanks you for the wonderful posts.Fan from Rural Oregon

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    1. Say HELLO when you come over fan from Oregon 😀

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    2. I will certainly make a point of it!

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  10. Christine10:16 PM

    Simply beautiful post ...love the colour rouge & the lights and toy store et al fabulous
    Happy New Year ! Such a pleasure to browse with you ...

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  11. Robert H11:37 PM

    Wonderful pick on the tea set, love the colors!!

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  12. Jeanne2:50 AM

    Your watercolors are really very good. You are talented. I enjoyed seeing LE Grand Colbert. I enjoy all of your newsletters.

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  13. Madeleine5:52 AM

    Thank you for visiting our beautiful gallery... It was a pleasure to meet you at Si Tu Veux!

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    1. ❤️❤️❤️ Si Tu Veux!

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  14. Betsy9:49 AM

    This is my favorite passage! I visited many times and only one time found Wolff and Descourtis open and bought the most lovely scarf I have ever seen. Hermes... eat your heart out! This is a wonder post! Thank you

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    1. Thanks Betsy, I will do another post on Victoria's beautiful fabric shop!!

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  15. I am impressed that those Parisians are sitting outside, at night, in January!

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    1. There are big powerful heaters keeping them warm. There is Nothing they like more than sitting outside a cafe in inclement weather.

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  16. Oh how I love this!!! This is a map I intend to follow when I come to Paris next year. I am not going to miss Galerie Vivienne, or Wolff and Descourtis this trip!!!

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