Thursday, December 03, 2020

Mélodies Graphiques


Yesterday I ran to marché Baudoyer on rue Saint Antoine to grab a wreathe. I want my studio to smell like a pine forest. 

For some reason French Noël trees do not smell piney. Why? Meredith bought a wreathe and said her place was a veritable forest. But no luck at the marché. I’ll keep looking. 

On the way home a stop in Merveille de Fred. Remember when there were only meringues and NO macarons in Paris? I still love meringues and got two(1,50€ each). Munch, munch. 

I continued down rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, a street loaded with treasure shops. 

None more delightful than papeterie Melodies Graphiques 

An Aladin’s cave of treasures. 

I don’t know... 

If they ship internationally...

But you can try. Bonne chance 🙏

I peeked inside. 

What if I could put a wax stamp on your Paris Letters 💌? How divine, but I don’t think my envelopes are sturdy enough..are they? 

Meet adorable Osia. She went shopping today at Chanel. Dogs and cats are flocking. Are the Winter Sales on? The Paris grey day view from bus 72 coming home. Is there a Parisian shop you’d like me to visit if I can? Please be good and stay safe dear PBers 🙏🐻❤️


 

27 comments:

Bonnie L said...

Such a lovely shop, Carol. Indeed, an Aladdin’s cave full of treasures, as is their website. Thank you for taking us to Melodies Graphiques at a time when we are unable to visit in person. You have a knack for finding these delightful shops and bringing them to us.

I hope that your quest for a fragrant wreath succeeds! In the meantime keep fueling your search with meringues❣️

La Table De Nana said...

Sometimes wax pops off..that would be a shame..is those watercolor booklets w/ the gorgeous covers?
Beautiful indeed.

Jeanie said...

Next time I go to Paris I must go to this shop. What glorious eye candy! Biggest sigh!

Eye of the Beholder said...

Soyez-tranquille, mon coeur!

Kiwi said...

A perfect Parisian shop - thank you for bringing it to us. I think your readers would enjoy a holiday visit to Debauve & Gallais' original store on rue des Saints-Pères - such a classic!

Ga From Dekalb said...

Do the French purchase artificial Christmas trees and greenery? I miss the fragrance.
Certainly Melodies Graphiques deserves a look inside! It is a mystery...is Santa trying to get into one of those tiny houses?
I hope you get a chance to see the department store windows. If so please share with us.

😊

Martha said...

Please tell me more about the booklets in the pink caddy. The picture with Bonne Chance under it. Are the covers paper? Is the design 3 dimenisional? What is design made of? How did it feel if you touched it?

sukicart said...

WOW! Todays post was over the top. I love meringues also and wandering in Melodies Graphiques always a delight. I always used wax with my initial as a teen and thought I was so glamorous. Your sketch of Osia makes me want to cuddle her and the photo of the Seine is romantic in a dreamy way. Almost all shops in Paris are fun so any you want to visit are a treat for those of us who can't right now.

Jeanette said...

Oui, visit Deyrolle....

Parisbreakfasts said...

I’ve visited Derolle on the blog in the past, but they discourage take pictures

Jane Gabin said...

That is one of my fav Paris shoppes!
 Best thing is to shop in person!
Wish I could . . .

Sharon said...

Faeincerie de Gien at rue Jacob 13 is a lovely shop.
I also enjoy browsing the shops at Viaduc des arts.

Jane B said...

You have no idea how much I love your blog! We are isolated because of the pandemic, age etc, but your blog brings so much joy.

Noelle said...

I love that street - the moment I saw the calligraphy pen I knew exactly where you are.
Hope alls well

Parisbreakfasts said...

So true Noelle
Only one melodie Graphiques in Paris

DeeAnn said...

I've been receiving "Paris Breakfast" for about 5 years. I love it- particularly now during Covid. These days I relish each photograph. I've been in Paris many times, the longest for 1 month when I stayed in an apartment in the 16th. Your photographs bring back so many memories.

Mary Jane said...

Yes! Please go to see Celine at her shop -
Galerie 112, Paris 7eme
112 rue Saint-Dominique
galerie112@gmail.com
06.50.87.30.63

She makes beautiful jewelry. I was in her shop in April2018, but when I returned in October,2019 she was an vacation.

A lovely creative woman!

Cindy S said...

A lovely post as always!

A shop I think you posted about a long time ago specialized in parasols. Near Deux Maggots? We missed it on our last visit in 2014. I’ve wondered what a beautiful parapluie would look like…and cost!

Parisbreakfasts said...

That was my 2nd Paris letter in 2014...Alexandra Sojfer
If only I didnt have to fill all these christmas orders and create yourDecember letters and maps...
http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-sketches-alexandra-sojfer.html

Bill Ternay said...

You must do the stamp, Carol.
That's it, no debate.
Great post.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ha! You come here and be my Elf svp

MJP said...

That paper store is, perhaps. my favorite store. I have purchased things out of that very same box and wish I could purchase what is in that box in the photograph. Thank you for taking all those photos. It made me happy and wistful at the same time.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Awww...I have bot a few things too there and took a calligraphy class with Elinor Winters there...in the Winter. Soooo cold.

Kirsten said...

Envelopes do not need to be sturdy to take a ‘wax stamp’ or a seal as we Brits call them. I have a signet ring with my initials deeply engraved and reversed so I can seal something, but only when I am feeling truly ostentatious. The use of seals goes back almost a thousand years, perhaps longer, and of course something sealed should uniquely identify the individual. So part of the fun is to devise your own seal, or crest, and to use that. But beware the hot wax......

Richard said...

I love your Paris Breakfast email letters. When they arrive in my inbox they bring a smile before I even read them.

Gail said...

S'il vous plait il faut visiter......
Le Mercerie Parisienne, 8 rue des Francs Bourgeois 3eme et
Les Marionettes du Marais 15 rue Elizevir
Merci bien

Kirrabelle said...

What an amazing shop! Good luck looking for a wreath, and enjoy the meringue eating!