Thursday, June 7, 2012

Montmartre - des tissus


In the streets just below Sacré Coeur are many fabric merchants.
Some, like this one, have plentiful displays on the sidewalk, tempting buyers.

I wondered how the fabrics were kept clean from the grime of the street, but do you think that the inventory changes so often that the "freshness" of the fabrics is not an issue?




Ronsard Decors
7, place Saint Pierre
75018, Paris

23 comments:

martinealison said...

J'ai eu cette même pensée lorsque je me suis baladée dans ce coin...
Une belle photo.
Gros bisous

Sylvia K said...

The fabrics look beautiful and I suspect that their inventory does indeed change quite often! I did so much sewing in my earlier years and I still love fabrics! Great capture for the day! Hope your week is going well, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

Une photo intéressante. Les négociants sont occupés.

J'ai eu une visite aujourd'hui de Veronique (French Girl in Seattle) à mon blog «The Jour en Français.» J'essaye de travailler en français de nouveau, et elle m'a étonné. J'ai oublié que les gens peuvent lire ce que je mets dans mon blog, parce qu'il est public. Eh bien! Visite veneze si vous pouvez.

Gros bisous.

~ L'ours du Canada

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Fabric - now you're talking. I often wonder the same thing (about the fabric staying clean) and always have a good look before I buy some!

Nicola said...

I need to get myself over there. I'm saving up all the fabric goodness for our second - maybe more relaxing (!) - year in Paris

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
It could be that all the clients go for the shabby chic look where a little dust and dirt is all part of the charm! Or so we like to believe!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
It could be that all the clients go for the shabby chic look where a little dust and dirt is all part of the charm! Or so we like to believe!

s.c said...

Nice street photo. More daily life here.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Great area to source fabric.Depending on the type of material,I'd probably wash it when I got home!

Ruby

brattcat said...

what a delight to take in the textures and colors of this display.

M said...

Love the colors and vie quotidienne quality of this photo ... Would live to be walking through Montmartre with you right now!

Jana said...

I love shopping at places on the "street" like this. So much nicer than shopping malls.

Janey and Co. said...

Oh I would love some of that fabric...would even being willing to wash it!

Riet said...

I love fabric and I can never pass a market stall without looking and feeling the fabric, It looks like they have beautiful fabrics here.

Starman said...

I've been down that street (it's many blocks long) and was amazed at the fabrics and the low cost.

Kris said...

Who could pass that fabric up? My guess is that their inventory is constantly changing 1 metre at a time.

La Brocanteuse said...

One of my favorit haunts, for a moment I thought it was REINE but much the same..counting the days when I see your images. just below to the right of the Sacre Coure is my most favorit little shop filled to the brim with tassles and trims..some dating back probably 30/40 years judging from the cartons and boxes it is displayed on...I have decided for myself they have a warehouse filled with old trims, since it never seems less and always different.enjoy dear Genie! Colette xx

Randy said...

I know someone who would love to shop here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Colette, you will have to meet me there as I would love that warehouse of old trims! Merci b

I do think that the casual shopper is more inclined to purchase when s/he can actually touch the fabrics. Having them on the sidewalk is certainly an enticement!

I will be in the car (riding) for some hours tomorrow and will catch up on blogs then. Tomorrow night my husband and I will meet up with ma chère amie, Virginia, in Birmingham...

bon weekend!

Bises,
Genie

Alexa said...

Ah, toile and stripes—so very French! Nice one, Genie.

Jean said...

This would be my favorite place to visit besides the flea market. Fabric---I love fabric

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh such classic French designs there Genie, I so very nearly recovered two antique chairs in toile just recently and then i went slightly berserk and chose tiger print instead, against a red wall it does look divine!

Pet said...

It looks like the right place to buy fabrics, and then remember when you bought them every time you look at them back at home!