Friday, July 11, 2008

Si Tu Veux, Passage Vivienne

These are not apples as Magritte famously said...
They fell off of this toy tree.
This bear was supposed to be guarding the tree...hmm Was he too busy chatting with the other bears at SI TU VEUX? Or bouncing around on these big alphabet blocks? Another bear! So much stuff in this teeny, tiny shop at 68 Galerie Vivienne 2e I fell for a French sailor...duckie But this mini picnique basket looked tempting... As did these rattan chaises and table.Course you'd need a lot of this play money to buy all the goodies at SI TU VEUX. Still, even if you just buy a little duckie, you get your purchase gift wrapped like this! Ah...there's the bear Bye bye SI TU VEUX.


  1. I love teddy bears so much~
    Beary special post.
    Love Jeanne

  2. Anonymous8:00 AM

    BEARS galore!
    What a delightful shop
    Thanks for the mini shopping trip Carol

  3. beautiful pommes! That looks like a cute little shop! I like the way they take the time to wrap things up for customers!

  4. Anonymous10:21 AM

    I want to let you know how much I love reading your posts everyday. Your paintings and photos are just wonderful, but they make
    my yearning to go back to Paris even worse than it already is...

  5. Anonymous10:21 AM

    I love the way the paint dances in both apples!

  6. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Ah oui, je veux bien :-)
    I love the Galerie Vivienne!

  7. Anonymous10:23 AM

    That shop looks charming! Love the bears guarding the doorway. Sweet. Is that mosaic on the ground? --pretty spot!

  8. Anonymous11:36 AM

    We made a point of visiting three of the "Galeries" when we were there in December of 2007. Have the same bear pictures. The entire Galerie was magical with all the little white lights in the store windows. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

    Read your blog every day for inspiration of time spent in Paris.


  9. It's a curious name for a toy store! I like the Galerie Vivienne; it's a magic old place.

  10. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Galerie Vivienne is one of my favorite little corners of Paris. So cute to see Si Tu Veux here on your blog.

  11. Anonymous3:03 AM

    I absolutely love Teddies. I occasionally call my companion one too. In Finnish you say "Nalle".

  12. mmmmm... your blog is delicious! love the photos and water colors.

  13. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Love the way you got the paint to work for you here- really beautiful!

  14. Anonymous6:52 AM

    That shop looks charming! Love the bears guarding the doorway. Sweet. Is that mosaic on the ground? --pretty spot!

  15. oh
    to the

    brightly colored
    in the wicker!


    {{ did you buy a duckie?
    will we see her painted here? }}

  16. Lovely read...fantastic toy shop :-)

  17. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Fantastic wrapping! Will you bring your duckie to the next Duck Derby race?
    And I adore the bear guards at the shop front! As for the not apples, gorgeous colors washing here an there!

  18. Carol,

    Paris Breakfasts has grabbed my heart and hands down its a favorite that I look forward to reading! Recently I realized that I wasn't getting it. I resubscribed and I still wasn't getting it and wondered what was wrong. Last night I realized that I had set it so the posts go into their own mail folder when I found the folder hidden inside another with many posts therein. I was very happy!

    But I'm also sad-- I am allergic to dairy and yeast breads, chocolate, coffee, and a few other things. Would I starve to death in Paris or just be a real sourpuss? I do cheat sometimes, but not often! I think if I lived in Paris I would have to cheat every day!

    Merci beaucuop for Paris Breakfasts! Bonne Journee!

    Susan in NY

  19. bonjour, carol! i discovered your beautiful blog a few months ago while searching for 'french' loves and tea cups and stumbled onto your gorgeous site...i've been enthralled ever since...i'm such an admirer of your work and your BEAUTIFUL blog! I finally joined the bandwagon and have just started my journey into the blogosphere at . I just received an award for my blog and I'm passing the 'love' (The Brilliante Weblog Premio Award 2008) to you and 7+ other spectacular blogs...(there are so many out there to still discover...) So please stop by when you can to read my post about it. I would be so honoured with your visit. Thank you so very much for creating such Sweet on-line journal and sharing so much inspiration to all of make my heart leap and I always look forward to visiting you and your world! xo jo ;)

  20. Exquisite!
    Your apples and the beary store,
    good luck to both of them. :-)

  21. oh my! that looks like my son's dream!


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