Saturday, October 1, 2011

Comme ça - le fleuriste


There may be as many florists in Paris as pâtisseries and boulangeries!

bon weekend


Comme ça
19, rue Saint Antoine
75004 Paris


44 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Well, it sure beats buying flowers at the supermarket, like I do here ;-) Vive les fleuristes! Bon weekend Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

this is Belgium said...

They add to the street scene and city color..hopefully they will stay in business. I enjoy seeing them around! Bon weekend à toi également!

Richard Moisan said...

Un petit air de campagne à Paris, ça fait du bien!

Pet said...

As they are in any French novel!

Ann said...

I am a sucker for flowers...

And I've never been on a flower shop that I didn't enjoy and love... I heart being inside a flower shop as a kid on a candy store.

Jilly said...

How lovely. This looks like a mini garden centre too!

Louise said...

I love all the florists too. Everything is always displayed so stylishly.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love the flower shops in Paris! And I love Madame´s shoes...

brattcat said...

because the french understand the necessity of fresh flowers.

Shell Sherree said...

It's a good thing there are plenty of fleuristes ~ intoxicating scents with no calories! Bon weekend, dear Genie.

dive said...

… and as many chic and elegant women, too.
Have a wonderful weekend, Genie.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a beautiful scene in the midst of the hustle of the city.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

Pictures like this make me think of Paris more than the bakeries.

Merisi Vienna said...

So many beautiful flowers make it hard to select a bouquet for taking home! ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful image Genie, fresh flowers are almost....almost but not quite! as necessary as fresh pastries! I need to change the order of priorities here soon for the sake of my hips haha! I hope that whether you are in a florists or a patisserie you are enjoying your weekend.

kathrin said...

oh I love it my dear, have a nice weekend, big hugh Kathrin

VP said...

This is another of my favorite subjects in Paris, but you improved it with the customer in foreground.

Halcyon said...

I love the displays in European florist shops. They just seem more creative than what I see around here. Lots of choices at this place!

Speedway said...

It must be the presentation that makes me feel as though I can smell the flowers. We have a lot of the same here, even in the grocery, but they are not presented on birch benches or as closely grouped. The taller plants in back provide a screen. Hmm, the grocer could learn, I guess, and sell a few more flowers.

Malyss said...

I always find great ideas for decoration in such shops!

Sylvia K said...

I love shops like these! Unfortunately, we don't find as many here in the states. Such a colorful and delightful capture as always! I do love the person/people you include in your random shots -- that perfect and interesting touch! Hope your weekend is off to a good start, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Paris Paul said...

What a bright and sunny photo for a beautiful Parisian Saturday. Thanks, Genie!

Starman said...

At the very least, an equal amount.

Kris said...

Look at all those lovely flowers and what a chic looking lady dressed so elegantly with her hair fixed so lovely!

I love her purse! LOL

Kris

Jean said...

Genie, I so enjoy all of the great pics. I check in every day but don't always leave a comment. I am back in Paris every day. Thank you so much. I remember the beautiful flower stands.

Dianne said...

This beautiful scene warms my heart Genie - so very Parisian!

Maria said...

Hi Genie,
Nice name: comme ça.
It could be a flowerboutique in Holland!
By the way, is your headphoto
Ile de la Cité?
Bon weekend,
Maria

Virginia said...

I think I photographed this one in 2007! Now about her attire. I"m thinking NOT a French girl!HA
V

Montreal Photo Daily said...

A lovely post Genie! Madeirans would love your post also, I'm sure... They're crazy for flowers and plant life in general.

I'm so happy to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by. :)
Keep well and a la prochaine!

Bibi said...

And just as many beautiful things for sale with no calories!

Jack said...

Terrific, Genie. Great color, and your subject is placed perfectly. It is good that she is studying the scene and not looking back at you.

Randy said...

What great color. I thought zippers on pant legs went out years ago.

Palomasea said...

Bonjour Chere Genie!

Oh, I adore the Parisian flower shops, so much beauty. Even in the middle of winter!

Thank you for vising me. Isn't that Eiffel Tower Fab Four photo fabulous?

Blessings,
- Irina

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

One thing is for certain... You do not put on weight shopping for flowers! I am amazed the variety in all seasons, all carefully arranged.

Véronique, now you have that wonderful Pike Place Market with more flowers than any place on earth except for Holland!

Speedway, we have a few grocers (in Mobile) who artfully display the flowers and I have learned that on Mondays they get a shipment. They do not have the fragrance of a garden flower, but the colors are wonderful.

Flowers make me feel happy... just a little fist of flowers is uplifting.

Thank you for your comments and glad that the flowers brightened your day just a bit.

Bises,
Genie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Maria, yes, it is Ile de la Cité, taken one July just before twilight. I was with my daughter on Pont des Arts meeting a melange of new friends with a bottle of wine, baguettes and fromage. It is a happy memory. Merci.

Julie said...

It is their ability to display of which I am so very envious. May I please take an e-copy of this photo of yours, Genie. Then I can reinterpret my own courtyard garden.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We always stop and admire the flower shops when we're in Europe. I don't know how people decide what to choose to take home. Everything is so lovely. One very cold winter we were in Germany and the blumen was our favorite shop.
Sam

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» knows 'zackly where this is, as he lived at 125 rue Saint-Antoine when he lived in Paris!

Cezar and Léia said...

My kind of place! :)
Lovely capture!
Léia

Alexa said...

I've felt intimidated by some chic shops in Paris, and hesitated to go in—but never with les fleuristes, even the really fancy ones. Hope you're having un bon weekend, Genie!

Janey and Co. said...

Retired old Stew here..I must weigh in. She looks like an International flight attendant. The coat, purse and even hairdo gives her away. Maybe she wants to spruce up her hotel room with some flowers?

Ninny said...

Since there's not many private lawns in Paris (like there is in our urban sprawl), rooftop gardens and balcony flowers bring the outdoors in. Love this photo!

Kate said...

Had to laugh at Janey and Co's comment. As another "former stew" (not old-ha!) I understand the need for flowers for the hotel room. Some of them were pretty ordinary and drab! Her coat and purse could be a clue to her profession, I guess. Nonetheless, I love the Parisian flower shops; wish we had those here...very few like this one, but not enough.

Gringo said...

Hi Genie, what a feast of colour...!