Saturday, December 05, 2020

Astier de Villatte

 


Friday night, after my run to la Poste 📮 in the dark and cold drizzle 

I went uptown to Astier de Villatte for my annual look at the best tree decorations on the planet. 

Usually by this time in December, one has missed the boat. 

Smart Parisians get their tree decor as soon as it arrives at Astier in November. 

But with the recent month-long Lockdown I was in luck 🤸🏾‍♀️👏👏

I’m pleased to report plenty of goodies filled the little room upstairs. 
Just because you don’t have a tree, doesn’t mean you can’t browse tree ornaments. 
It’s the perfect escape into childhood. Today I visited the ‘downtown’ Astier de Villatte for the 1st time, but that’s a tale for another day. 
While we’re in our current mad state of escape and denial of realité, consider a gift for yourself or a friend of a 6-pack of Marie-Antoinette whimsical letters (sent out flat with a bit of pink ribbon and a perfume card or two). What a great source of escape dear M-A provides with a helping hand from Sophia. Ladurée is certainly one big Marie-Antoinette time-machine. Look, even the Paris Metro is decked out in tree ornaments. Please be good PBers. I have more Paris shops for you ❤️! 
🐻 sends a hug 💋

21 comments:

Bonnie L said...

Paris is THE BEST place to be during the holidays...it is SO festive...a holiday wonderland! Thank you for bringing us along to Astier de Villatte. Their ornaments are delightfully unique. They are going on my list of “must visit” shops for next year. Your Marie Antoinette letters look wonderful, Carol. I am very excited to hear you have more shops to show us...looking forward to it.

Ga From Dekalb said...

Love your post. The white tree branch would be great for displaying some of those beautiful ornaments.
Thank you for the last photo.

Be well.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Aren’t you the clever duck GA. That is exactly what Astier has in their windows. White branch trees to best show off the ornaments!
I never noticed....

Dorrance said...

Paris is a wonderful place for kids to experience the holidays. Love your ornament choices...so hard to decide?!

Dr Bob said...

I L❤️VE this post...I want ALL the ornaments...that fat, pink pig 🥰...epitomizes my excess of “wants”...

Lara said...

Delightful shop...hide the credit cards! So much temptation.

Sybille said...

Every year my parents would bring out the ornaments to decorate the tree. Rediscovering favorite ornaments and the memories attached to them was a wonderful thing. Astier Villatte’s ornaments will be creating the same kind of memories.

Marilyn said...

Now I want to be there next year virus free at the time they have Christmas. Talk about eye candy!!
Have a good Sunday. Love your carousel.
Take care

sukicart said...

OMG, as an ornament collector, I would loose my mind there. Every year I say I won't buy any more (after all I'm 78 & decorating gets harder every year) but, I only bought 8 this year. Your M-A letters are really beautiful and so fun.

CarolP said...

Another Christmas World!
Thank you

Yves Fey said...

I was thinking they were a little silly - then I went insane for the pearly poodle!!!

La Table De Nana said...

I bet its so pretty at Christmas..

Parisbreakfasts said...

Haha Yves,
I know. I went insane for a tin merry-go-round

LindaK said...

I love your emails, everything is always so beautiful. I forward it on to several friends, telling them they must sign up for them and to also check out your Etsy page! Thank you for sending a piece of my favorite city to me!

LauraC said...

OMG...I would have been on a spending craze with all the baubles and decor and such!! One of the things I love about France.is all the intricacies..and delicacies...j'adore ca!
Thank you for the amazing share

Marilyn said...

The color of their ornaments and the floral arrangements and with all their cream colored ceramics in the background. I Really am living through you right now.

Jocelyn said...

Thanks so much for popping in to Astier de Villatte! I didn't realise they had a full-on Christmas range. I'm not mad for decorating for Christmas, but it's fun to see what they display. So pretty and chic!

Kirrabelle said...

What a lovely shop! Thank you for taking us there Carol. We have a Christmas piano as we don't really have a spot for a tree. Joyeux Noël!

Jeanie said...

Oh, those little figures look like my Vintage by Crystal ones! I must remember this spot for next time in Paris!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! It looks like dishes of confections. I would love to come to Pairs at Christmas time.
Nancy

lovsjaz said...

Wow!!! I wasn’t expecting this. My heart started being faster and no it wasn’t from the marmalade I had on my toast. Once again, thank you for sharing these delights. Picked up my morning immensely��