Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Parisien Christmas Cheer


Avenue des Champs Elysées 
 I met my honey on this avenue...(it was Springtime!)

The boutiques in Paris are dressed in finery
and offering up lots of pretty things

I have a soft spot for all the marvelous flower shoppes

Wonderful white fleurs


Unusual lobster theme...?  @ Frank 'n Fills
(Sorry for the glare)


 Shiny silver from Christofle


Chocolate treats from Hediard


Darling little children's boutique -
notice the mini red Vespa on the left

Perhaps this rocking horse is heading
to a special tree nearby


More sweet smelling Christmas cheer

And last but certainly not least...
the lovely Kori at  Blonde Episodes  has been so gracious
to present me with yet another glamorous award of her own design!
She is one creative lady.

Merci Kori!


Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!





48 comments:

S and O said...

Oh what a gorgeous sight are all your pictures (I love the decorations)!!!!
Congratulations on your pretty award there:)
Olivia

Melanie's Randomness said...

So how much is a ticket to Paris. I wanna go. hehe. This avenue is absolutely beautiful!! Congrats on the award too!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lovely and festive. So fun to see the twinkling sights of Paris ~ thank you!! ~ Angela

Bonjour Madame said...

Ooh, the Annick Goutal display is lovely. Thank you for my daily dose of drool worth dream inspiring pictures of Paris.

Rita said...

An award well-deserved - Congratulations!

The photos of Christmas in Paris are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Dragonfly said...

I'd so love to be there in person to see these - first stop for me would be the chocolate shop :-)

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Positively gorgeous...

Fairy Footprints said...

Mimi,

My goodness how wonderful it would be to walk the streets and see all these incredible store front windows all dressed up, they are truly magnificant. I love them all. The pictures are so incredible. The tree is adorable.

I love the Avenue you met your hubby on that would be one awesome street to see in person.

Blessings

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My Grama's Soul said...

I LOVE PARIS!!! I LOVE PARIS!!!! DID I SAY, I LOVE PARIS!!!.LOL

Cheers,

Jo

Blondie said...

I can't wait to get there someday! So beautiful. Your welcome for the award honey...you deserve it as always! Hope you had a great day. Kori xoxo

koralee said...

So lovely...as always..I wish I could just wiggle my nose and be in Paris. Those shops look amazing. xoxoxo

Madame Sucre said...

wow it is the best time to be in paris! how beautiful and romantic! .. I've never been there during the winter.. I bet its as gorgeous as ur blog :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh these are just wonderful. I loved the chocolate photo. The childrens store with the vespa was magical. All so pretty!

Thank you so much for your comment, it really was so encouraging.
xoxo

Dustjacket Attic said...

Me again....congratulations on your beautiful award from the lovely kori.
xxx

Proper Prim said...

I just found your blog from Chari... I am in awe... thanks so much for sharing your wonderful pics they are stunning... I have never been to Paris but I think I might have to put that on my bucket list... so beautiful. Congrats on your well deserved award.

Hugs Deb

Marie Antionette said...

Hi ,this is my first time to visit you...I'm so glad I did.What wonderful pictures...Everything is just to beautiful in France.
Congrats on your award.It sure is a pretty one.
I want to wish you the merriest Christmas and May God Bless you.
XXOO Marie Antionette

inspiredcomblogulations said...

Beautiful pictures... thank you for the tour...and thank you for your comment on my art post.
Merry Christmas!
Lee

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh MORE reasons for me to runaway to Paris... le sigh!!!

Bleudelavande said...

Whit your wonderful pictures is simple to put a little ah la la in my life!!! I love Paris and I hope I will go for the last day of the year!!!!
Have a nice time

Chari said...

Bonjour mon ami...

Merci tellement de la note aimable. I always love when you come by for a visit!!! It is so fun and very interesting to hear that the apothecary jars are so popular right now in Paris! Maybe you will be able to find one for yourself! Ohhh...how I love seeing all of your fabulous photos of Paris at Christmas! The Champs de Elysee looks gorgeous with all of its trees lit up with those pretty blue lights!!! Have they done any lighting in the trees at the Champs de Mars? I just couldn't get over how all of the trees there are so manicured! Hehe! When my honey and I were there...we had a romantic picnic dinner on that lawn...waiting to see the Eiffel light up at the evening hours. It was soooo romantic!!! Ohhh...and speaking of romance, I seen your photo of the sweet carosel near the Eiffel...it brought back so many memories to me! I didn't ride but enjoyed watching...and that sweet little carosel is sooo beautiful!!! Ohhh...how I would love to be in Paris right now!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your fabulous Christmas photos with us...I see them and dream!!!

Les plus sincères amitiés...
Chari @Happy To Design

All things nice... said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs and christmas windows. Congratulations on your award too.

All things nice...

Tracey said...

*Sigh* Love this post!!!

Congrats on your award my friend!! How wonderful!

:) T

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and introducing me to yours. I adore all things with a French influencing so I will definitely be following and visiting again!

Do you live in Paris?

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Thank you for the fabulous eye candy and the perfume display is divine. Congrats on your award and thank you for your visit and lovely comment!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Pink Flower said...

Goooorgeous pictures of a stunning city as ever! congrats on your award too - very well deserved!

Obee Designs said...

Bonjour Mimi Bleu,
Could that be the most perfect and romantic street to meet your honey?? It looks so beautiful at night with the lights.
Again, I can't believe the beautiful photos you have to share with us! They are amazing. I especially love the white flowers!
Congrats on another well deserved award! Good job girl! :)
Have a wonderful day!
XoXo
Gail

Kerry said...

Fabulous images once again....well done on your award you deserve it, you have a beautiful blog. It all looks so romantic, wish I was there...

have a wonderful day xxx Kerry

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said...

isn't it grand to stroll and just window shop at this time of the year?!

Thanks for strolling by my Garden Design blog - I am now following you around as well :)

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

As a Canadian I'm trained to go south in the winter only now I'm thinking PARIS in winter. See, your blog do inspire. Congratulations my dear. No one is more deserving.
Hugs,
Simone

Debi said...

Loved all the Christmas peeks into Paris. The excitement is building--I am headed there on Sunday and hope to get caught up in the French Christmas ambiance for a couple of days.

Joyeux Noel....
Debi

A Tale of Two Cities

French Kissed said...

You make me feel just like I am there in Paris. My Paris daughter has also found romance there. Her boyfriend will be coming to visit us in California for 2 weeks over the holidays. I met him this summer and he is such fine young man. Parisian, but educated in England. Maybe one day you will tell us how you met your true love. ~jermaine~

kirstyb said...

loving these picks - making me feel all festive xxx

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Ah...you make me what I call "homesick" for my favorite city on earth. Stan

Deeba PAB said...

You have a beautiful blog. Thank you for the window on Paris!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Beautiful images! I did a similar post on Paris Christmas windows... I think I could look at the lights and decorations all day :) Congrats on the award! You've got a beautiful blog :)

charmaine said...

absolutely Magical!! just beautiful! i love that beautiful Christmas tree and the windows are just gorgeous! i would love to visit Paris during Christmas time. i would walk down the avenue every night. congratulations on your award, you surely deserve it! your blog is truly amazing! have a lovely weekend!

God Bless,
Charmaine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Mimi~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. I could spend all day soaking in the breathtaking visions of Paris!! Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same design elements.

As fall came to a close I looked forward to winter (that was fast approaching), bringing a festive inspiration for decorating and baking.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
My cat also appreciates the evergreens and an occasional ping pong toss of my ornaments...

I've bookmarked you in my favs and joined your followers too.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Simply Colette said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you found me. :) I love your blog. How excited to have found a new friend in Paris! Have a lovely weekend.

xoxo,
nicolette

Maman de trois petit rois said...

jalousie is the only word that comes to mind! so beautiful!

Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...

Bonjour Romance!
Glad you enjoyed our wedding photos. Thanks for the compliments and the good wishes, I'll take them all!

Vive L'AMOUR et la Romance à Paris, ou ailleurs...

Amitiés,
Christine

Rosy Inspiration said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Paris always makes one want to go there.

Chic Provence said...

Meet me at Christofle...then on to Annick Goutal, then let's stop at Laduree for tea & macaroons!! Lovely, inspiring post! ooh lala

Jackie said...

Love your post. so beautiful.
Yes, that is my granddaughter in my post, she's a sweetheart!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jackie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Mimi!! What a gorgeous and fun post! Oh how I just love Paris at any time of the year! Thank you for coming to my ballet post! Your comments are much appreciated, as well as your friendship! Have a marvelous DIMANCHE!!! Anita

trouvais.com said...

Thank you for your kind comment...so much fun to come here. In better mood already. Merci! Trish

flwrjane said...

is it too late to add a comment? oh lala

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a wonderful tour of Paris. Merci beaucoup.
Sam

Catherine said...

I hope you had a nice time in Paris for the new year.I wish you all the best for 2010! Catherine