Category Archives: Paris

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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The Books I Bought in Paris

You already know I bought buttons when I was in Paris.  But I never caught up with you about the books I bought.  And since today July 14th is Bastille Day, it seems fitting to do a post about France. There … Continue reading

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A Little Art from Paris

Ah, gay Paree!  The art center of the world—for centuries! The art my husband and I enjoy the most is that done in the early part of the 20th Century–when artists from all around the world came to live in … Continue reading

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More Buttons from Paris

By popular demand—a photo of the two blue sparkly buttons from the last post–a closeup: On to new business– one day we headed out early toward Montmartre.  We took the metro and when we got off our stop nearby, we … Continue reading

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Buttons from Paris

First thing on the agenda when we got to Paris was to make a beeline for Ultramod Mercerie at 4 Rue de Choiseul in the 2nd arrondissement.  It’s an unpretentious looking little shop in a narrow street: It’s in a … Continue reading

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Some Cafes of Paris

The secret to existence, and making it through your visit to Paris, is to happily fall into the cafes of Paris.  When you think you can’t possibly go through another huge gallery of paintings, or walk another step to the … Continue reading

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Paris Wrapup

So, we went to Paris—and this was our view out our hotel room window–we had an ideal location!  In so many ways: close to the metro—right across the street! close to a little neighborhood park—right across the street!  my husband … Continue reading

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Paris Window Shopping

We’re home—-and ready to share some photos we took as we window shopped.   Enjoy. Remember to click on photos to enlarge– And here’s what a tour guide in St Germain Des Pres chose to wear as she led her tourists … Continue reading

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Reporting in from Paris

Ah—we’re here!  It’s sunny and warm! The clothes!  Everybody looks gorgeous!—-simple, simple dresses that blow in the breeze—every kind of shoe imaginable–what a fashion show! Only have a minute (really!) to type on my internet time–but wanted to let you … Continue reading

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