Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Marché aux Puces St Ouen-- tapestries


Look what we found in Paul Bert Market at Marché aux Puces, St-Ouen!



Paul Bert Market
96, rue des Rosiers
Les Puces de Paris - Saint-Ouen

15 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

The tassel tie-backs are lovely, too. What a find, Genie!

"All things French" said...

Oh my! Genie, what a treasure trove ~ those chairs in the front left are gorgeous, and that little stool so sweet.
~Dianne~

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friend!
wow adorable, just adorable and I agree with Dianne, that chair is also gorgeous!
A nice Tuesday!
Léia :)

Dave said...

love the shapes and patterns!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh my goodness! How incredible!

Jane
Flora Doora

M said...

A woven feast for the eyes (and I can just imagine the tactile feast!) Gorgeous -- I love the muted colors. I think I could put that fireplace screen in my living room!!

Virginia said...

I missed this place. How fabulous!

Rob-bear said...

Tapestry is not a lost art! Those are wonderful. But I'm not sure you could use as many as they did in draughty old castles.

A la prochaine.

Alexa said...

That really is a find! Just gorgeous, and I love the way they're displayed. Wish my place was big enough for something like that big ol' high-backed chair!
Thanks for sharing, Genie!

JM said...

I like this kind of tapestries only when they are old an these look fantastic! Great find, Genie.

Loree said...

Ah you've found a treasure trove. I need to shop for a coupe of carpets right now ...

Starman said...

If you like tapestries, you'll love the Cluny.

The Armchair Parisian said...

Oooooh! Can you hear me squealing from there? I adore this whole vignette. I could spend days and days wandering the markets...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shell -- Oh, I almost missed seeing those! This is one of those photos in which I keep discovering little treats.

Dianne -- I would feel like a queen with that little stool.

Leia -- Merci, and I think that the details on the hand crafted chair tapestries are divine.

Dave -- Merci!

Jane -- Oh la la!

Marie -- I'll call ahead and have them put it aside.... Let's go get it!

Virginia -- We'll go the next time in Paris....

Alexa -- That high-backed chair is just wonderful but I think it might look quite big in a "regular-sized" room.

Bear -- So glad to hear that the art is alive. I cannot imagine how long it would take to craft those tapestries. I have done needlepoint before (and petitpoint) and it is quite tedious!

JM -- I think that the old ones have a very stylish look, probably passed down for a generation or two.

Loree -- Oh yes, these would be very fine carpets!

Starman -- I will have to look into that. Tell me more....

Parisian -- I do love the markets! I am usually so meticulous about documenting my photos (location, etc) but I am not sure that I could find my way back to this place.

Randy said...

I would have a hard time deciding on what to purchase. They are all so lovely.