Monday, July 01, 2019

Everything is coming up Peonies

When I saw the first peonies in the marché I was not enthralled. Then I read somewhere that the fragrance was wonderful.
SOLLI asked me which market was best for buds. I took another look and bought 8.
This bouquet was in Lionel's Marché aux Fleur shop. I thought surely he would have pots of peonies. But no, he said they grow on bushes and it was too late in the season.
How is it these tightly, wrapped-up golf balls can explode so quickly into almost volley-ball sized ruffled blooms? And the smell of them.
Near my house a big white square structure was going up in front of Institute Monde Arabe. By chance I came by just as the attendees for Dior Homme Spring 2020 were arriving dressed in peony pink.
Inside banks of pink peonies to go with the pink walls and the hand-painted prints suits.
Sometimes a series of events happens and you're simply swept along. Over the weekend at the Vide Grenier I fell for this miniature Fragonard Pivoine bottle. Go figure.
Wouldn't you know Monique Campeau of LA TABLE DE NANA showed the peony bushes in her garden in Canada over the weekend. At last! La vraie choise.
Peony enthrallment has got me. Between the Seine map and packing for Cannes I've been painting Monique's flowers.
3 guesses where I'm going soon as I hit Cannes tomorrow.
Yesterday the Bubble man was performing at Hotel de Ville. On July 7, 8 I'll be PERFORMING WATERCOLOR MAGIC AGAIN at SALON DES CHAMPAGNE/PATISSERIE. Please do come if you can and say hello. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfasts. Feel free to share. If you'd like a 🍾champagne watercolor or letters from Paris let me know🥂🍾🍒. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. Cheers Carolg 😎 and 🐻in Paris

10 comments:

  1. Oh Carol..I have goosebumps lol:) Thanks so much for painting my peonies♥
    Love the art again for le salon des p et C..Who can forget le métro?!!

    So you will do it again..the glasses I tried to copy with your help:)
    Carol..it's uncanny but I had that very bottle of Pivoine..in my dreams or in real life.I have to Google..now..

    Oh my it's Yves Rocher.I did have it..have to have it again.No longer available..will keep looking.
    What a memory !
    Wonder how old I was..?
    Love the man's outfit.
    i do.
    Have fun the 7th and 8th..!

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    1. You can have my little bottle. Boy is that coincidence or what?

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    2. Carol your bottle may be worth $$$ even empty..I have been Googling..I think you should keep it..that was hard for me to say lol

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    3. Sorry. Your name is alredy on it.

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  2. Sooo Beautiful!
    You’ve followed in the footsteps of Monet, VanGogh & Renoir with your lovely repetitions. Your Rose teacups, kiosks, restaurants are all so individual & yet they all go together. Today I received my fifth in your series of roses & camellias & I am very grateful to have them..I think you need your own retrospective show in Paris..showing your body of work. Hope you have a wonderful time in Cannes. Lots of bises for you

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  3. Yum A retrospective.
    Yes please.
    Now send me back your collection svp MR 🎨

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  4. Allie in NYC12:03 AM

    Your peonies are great

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  5. Love those peonies and wish I were in Paris now so I could drop by and see you painting the champagne.

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  6. Peonies make me think of my grandma, who had lots of them in her yard. Yes, the fragrance is amazing.
    Congratulations on your return to Cannes! Your work is much more evocative than a photo.

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  7. I love peonies. Years ago I smelled some pink ones that wafted peppermint.

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