Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Red Paris Christmas

This is only a semi-Red PB post dear PBers...
I fell in love with cherries/cerises tree ornaments in lingerie shop Aubade's windows.
Granted Paris puts on some of her best reds for the holidays.
A boucherie is bound to have a red awning plus other trimmings (no pun intended).
Red awning Chocolatier Pralus is sharing decorations with their next door neighbor traiteur
Will you be wearing red for the holidays?
In the old days Paris only had 'painted' Christmas decorations in the windows.
Now lights are all the rage.
This is a falafel shop!
Cooking teacher Charlotte says each year the lights get more extravagant. I don't mind a bit. Do you?
Would you believe this is a cheese shop (on rue Montorgueil)?
Of course Paris cafes have over-the-top lights.
This hotel decked every window with bows and boughs of Sapin/pine branches.
Are you tearing around last minute shopping like a maniac?


  1. Beautiful pictures. Love the red. Merci beaucoup. Joyeux noel

  2. Lovely photos ... I hope you enjoy a festive season in Paris, living your dream.

    Karen in CT

  3. As well as you:) TV5 here Journal De France..did a few spots on all the markets etc..thought of you:) Did you notice in my little boule de Noel my friend gave the Eiffel Tower was there?

    Just like the boule you are shoing but with the tower:)

    So cute..
    The shops must be so fun right now..just to window shop..
    Encore une fois..Meilleurs Voeux!

  4. Agree---the more lights and decorations the better. Especially the boughs of greens with ribbons and ornaments and tiny white lights. I can't decide if I like the red flocked trees or not. I think perhaps with hundreds of tiny white lights and all silver ornaments? Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel!

  5. Paris is so FESTIVE....thanks for showing us all the beautiful decorations around the city.
    Joyeux Noel!

    1. It's a joy to do so for me too!
      Big Merci Suzanne

  6. Thank you for sharing lovely Paris with us all year and especially at Christmas. Beautiful post!

  7. Merry Merry dear Carol!
    Buster sends warm greetings as we both do.
    Vivian came to our winter gathering which was super.


  8. You are my link to Paris.
    I am never disappointed. Merci....
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  9. Lynne C11:39 AM

    The lights are so festive..wish they could keep them up year round, same here, it might keep people's spirits brighter...have a wonderful day!

    1. OH then it wouldn't be so special ;))

  10. Very beautiful ! Allways very beautiful posts, paintings and photos ! I wish you a merry and sweet Christmas, Carol, Joy for holidays.

  11. Merry Christmas Carol! Thank you for all the beauty and wit you bring to us!

  12. Though I don't comment each day, I really enjoy your website with news from Paris and other places you visit. Joyeux Noel!

  13. Fabulous photos!
    Wishing you and your family a very beautiful and Merry Christmas !

  14. I love al the greenery and bows and lights, but my heart is really lost to that last shot of the crystal ornament! So perfectly lighted and displayed!

  15. Dazzling! Joyeux Noel, Carol! (I was watching a video last night that visited spots of Belleville and thought of you!)

  16. Lots of lights for the City of Light - very fitting & tres beau. Joyeaux Noel, Carol.

  17. Gorgeous sights and visions of many delights!
    It is so wonderful to have all these lights during the darkest, shortest days of the year.

    Wishing you merry, and dreams of sugar plums and macaroons, and whatever your heart desires,

  18. Carol, it's been grand to see the Christmas sights in Paris through your fabulous photos, beautiful paintings and witty words.

    I think that it must now be the 25th in Paris, so I wish you a very Joyeux Noel!


  19. The night shots of the storefronts & interiors are my favorites. I love the sidewalk café shot especially.
    Great opening watercolor, too!
    I hope that you have a great Christmas!!

  20. Foodwalker12:27 AM

    Thank you for all the wonderful sights of Paris this year. And a very merry new year to you.

    cheers/ Larry & Ann

  21. You have a wonderful one, too!
    You're lucky to live in Paris.

  22. THANK YOU Sandy
    Yes, I feel very lucky to be here.
    It's definitely a life changer for the better.

  23. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday, too, Carol. I'm a bit late but I choose to celebrate the twelve days of Christmas rather than feeling panicky about just one evening & one day. This is what I tell myself when I'm running late anyway.:) My French pal in town here feels the same way....

    xoxoxo from DC/Susan


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