Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Paris Bouquets

I tend to see a 'rash' of things in Paris.

Everyone sees Parisiens carrying baguettes - it's unavoidable.

Last time in Paris I saw a ton of people walking around carrying bouquets.

This bouquet-carrier, perhaps a flower delivery girl looks both ways before crossing.
I would too if I had such a lush bouquet in my arms.

I wonder if she makes trans-Atlantic deliveries - like right now, today.

Waiting in a Paris bus shelter in case of rain on your bouquet is wise.


It's also wise to wear colors that co-ordinate with your immediate surroundings, whilst carrying a bouquet.

Or not.

Very tall orchids on rue Cler.

I wasn't the only one seeing a plethora of bouquets.

Designer Kenzo filled his windows with them with matching scarves and skirts.

One thing Parisiens really get.

Is take-away/emporter floral bouquets.

They are available EVERYWHERE.

Who would not love to get a Paris bouquet delivered to their door today, please raise their hands.
This weather is the pits.
Or pop a bouquet on your head as a hat.
Who needs an umbrella?
BONJOUR PARIS BOUQUETS


20 comments:

Geri, NJ said...

Beautiful flowers on such a yukky day! I want to comment on the "couple of a certain age"...IMHO, I ask: Is she not the embodiment of age appropriate modern chic?!

Merisi said...

What bounty, and your always alert eyes caught it all exquisitely! Love that drooping ficelle next to the baguette and the magenta V-neck sweater.

Justine said...

A very nice soupcon of Spring on such a dreary cold day..
Send that delivery girl this way as well.

A Brush with Color said...

Likin' that bouquet hat! Cheery. We always love your fresh flowers--I just picked some up for our place yesterday, so we'd be happy in Paris. Lovely, Carol.

Unknown said...

i love this post
can't wait to visit paris this spring

Foodwalker said...

Very cheering post today
I needed that!
Merci
Annie

Linds said...

These pictures inspired me to become friends with the local florist! The arrangements are just so beautiful and are the perfect way to get through Paris in the winter! Thanks for the photo reminders!

Giulia said...

I hear you. I just spent an inordinate amt. of time looking at tulips online. And posting two tulip thingies. Icy rain means no way am I walking outside to try & track'em down. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Dear Carolyn, You have written directly to my heart today... I may not get a Parisien Bouquet delivered today but I just might make one! xx

Nikon said...

I love that last shot :) So funny....
The opener is a grabber, too (as always!)
Too bad Providence isn't as romantic....

Jeanette, Misteess of longears said...

Why do the French seem to know so much more about living well than we do?

cocoa and coconut said...

What a gorgeous and bright post. J'adore les fleurs, toujours!

Frances said...

Carol, this was such a soggy, icy, grim day in New York. Toasty at home again this evening, it's been a treat to see all these glorious colorful Parisian fleurs.

Merci!

muirneg said...

You brought sunshine to my mind and heart today with this post.. Love the flower photos ... Carry on!

Cheers from the Philippines!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful flowers Beautiful pictures, here it is snow snow snow

Arc de Triomphe hotels said...

what a beauty, lots of flowers around paris.

flowers on my table said...

gorgeous blooms, especially the first. Love your watercolours. Thanks!

Amy said...

So gorgeous! I want that pink bunch of beauty the first girl is carrying so much.

Isn't it interesting, what we notice and then keep noticing? When I was in Paris in September, I kept seeing cheeta-print - scarves, bags, shoes, skirts, belts, jackets - everywhere. I think it was a message to me to go a little wild. (hee hee)

~Suzanne~ said...

Bonjour PB~
I have a whole folder of Paris Flowers....
Merci~Suzanne

Gloria said...

Caro! Divinos bouquets! Bellas flores y siempre tan distinguidas! Besos, Gloria.