Monday, October 15, 2012

Magic Flowers



Magic Flowers!


I am often surprised to see English names on Paris businesses, 
particularly when it would be more enticing written in French.  


Nevertheless, this gentleman is poised to make a purchase of flowers, 
perhaps with plans for a bit of magic



Magic Flowers
23, avenue du Général Leclerc
75014, Paris
Métro Alesia

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I agree with you about the English name on a Paris business, Genie, but I guess if the gentleman gets what he needs that's all that is important! Lots of beautiful plants and flowers! Hope you have a great week!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

Yes, strange, that English name on a Paris shop. Cosmopolitan? International? Who knows?

Ann said...

The entrance could be filled with lots of flowers... that would make it more magical.

Perhaps the owner is English?

Shell Sherree said...

Thanks to the signage, I had to look twice to be sure I was on your blog, Genie. ;) The selection of plants outside doesn't look typical of what I'd expect to see in Paris, either. Don't be surprised if it's vanished into thin air next time you're walking past ~ maybe there really is magic afoot!

Joe said...

Hope he goes for the sunflowers.

Andy said...

Magic flowers work for me with my wife:-) If you you want to see French only signs head over to Quebec, Canada.

M said...

An ex-pat peut-être? I see more flowering plants than just cut flowers ... maybe that's the magic ... flowers that keep coming back :)

Sketchbook Wandering said...

So, would it be Fleurs magiques in French? I agree, so much prettier. But I do love the abundant display...Salut, Rita

Daryl said...

maybe someone who wishes they were American or maybe an American who decided Paris was where their heart was ... in any case, lovely flowers

Virginia said...

I remember Happy Flowers in Paris and thought the English seemed out of place too. I agree with Shell, these aren't the usual posies you see outside of the flower shops, maybe he is walking into a magical garden inside!
V

Kristie Franklin said...

Seems peculiar to me using an English name for a French flower shop. I agree with you Genie, a french name would be more enticing written in French :) Nevertheless, I think that gentleman has love on his mind. :)

TheChieftess said...

In English or French...flowers are definitely magical!!!

Alexa said...

Paris flower shops are magic in any language, if you ask me (though I'd prefer the name in French too)!

Jack said...

This is surprising to me, too. Amsterdam is even more extreme. There are many major street signs in English with just a little Dutch sign below.

Randy said...

If I were able to grow all of that it would be magic!

Mary said...

I'll bet he has wonderful plans in mind for a special someone! :) I wonder what kind of blooms he purchased? I'm always interested to know what people choose for flowers..

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I could use some Magic Flowers right now... pooped from travel and I leave again on Saturday. To answer your question, no I am not going back to Paris (yet)... I would not need any Magic Flowers if that were the case!

Have a great week, all!

Bises,
Genie

VenetiaMicio said...

Une jolie petite boutique qui va plaire à notre amie Shelley !
Heureuse de voir que vous vous promenez dans mon quartier !
xxx
Danielle