Thursday, December 3, 2009

Getting Sparkly for Christmas!

Paris is ready for Christmas!

 The bright lights on all the Avenues and monuments are
twinkling and festive

I came across these lovely scenes today and thought you'd like to see.

 The charming side streets with their petite vignettes (complete with scooters)
never fails to call out the Christmas spirit in even the most confirmed of scrooges.




Creativity usually runs full speed here, but even more so at this time. 

These gorgeous displays are in the covered shopping market near my place.


Now that's what I call a chandelier!


Camera is ready to capture all the pretty things of the season
as I'm out and about!

Stay tuned for more holiday cheer!


Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!


27 comments:

T said...

How lucky you are to be a part of such a beautiful sparkly city. Waiting for more pretty Christmas things from Paris.

Chari said...

Hello my friend,

Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my little jingle bell cloche...and for leaving me such a sweet note!!!

Ohhh my...I have been to Paris but never at Christmas time and I would just love to go!!! That little store front all decked out in its Christmas finery...breathtaking!!! Isn't that polar bear just too cute? And...what fabulous finery...the chandeliers are simply gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing a bit of Christmas in the "City of Lights"!!! I just adore it!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found you tonight and love your site. We all do need som Ooh la la in our life.
I love these pictures and looking forward to following you
Maggie

Dragonfly said...

How lovely. The atmosphere must be so so beautiful. Lucky you :-)

sissie said...

Oh how lovely, it must be wonderful to be in a city that is so full of Christmas spirit.
Love it!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Wow, what a fantastic blog!! I'm thrilled you stopped over to visit my blog and now I have found yours. Paris is so gorgeous at the holidays and your pictures are just lovely. Your blog is magical.
xoxo
Bunny

The Daily Connoisseur said...

These pictures are fabulous- they really brightened my spirit! Thank you for your kind words on my blog- I appreciate it so much! xo

koralee said...

Oh how magical...I would love to wander those streets. Thank you for sharing you part of the world with us today!

Laura said...

Lovely! I have never seen Paris at Christmas time....just beautiful! Thanks for sharing these images with us!

Jacqueline said...

Tres jolie. How beautiful, especially the 2nd one. A beautiful city made even more beautiful at Christmas. I look forward to seeing more. XXXX

Michele Emrath said...

Wow! I have found the place for romance! I don't know if this will be good or bad for my husband, but these are the most beautiful pictures I have every seen...Can't wait to check back again!

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

FILIGREE MOON said...

What a fun tour of lights you present ~ very beautiful photos ~ the ferris wheel in the previous post is magical! ~ Angela

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

there is nothin like walking down paris streets during the season, with all these gorgeous lights ...

I need to go back there !!! thank you so very much for sharing those magical pictures.

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh wow no kidding that is a huge chandelier, I love it, I would love to have a home with that in there woohoo.

I love the streets and the scooters, and the little home prepairing for the holidays such wonderful sites to look at.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Blondie said...

Hey honey! I have a little something for you over at my blog. Congrats! Kori xoxo

Renee said...

What wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing with us. I wish we could find the simplicity of Christmas lights here in America instead of way-over-done-power-station kind of thing.

Lipstick Chick said...

SO beautiful! Thanks for posting these!

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Enzie Shahmiri said...

What beautiful images! Paris is such a wonderful city and I can imagine it must be a grande dame, now that she is all dressed up in glitter!

I would love it if you followed my blog,the button is on the right column - I am not sure why you missed it :)

My Grama's Soul said...

Your pictures take my breath away. Paris has to be the most beautiful city in the world. I loved it when I visited. I look forward to more beautiful posts from you.

Cheers,

Jo

Obee Designs said...

WOW those are beautiful chandeliers!! I don't recall my shopping mall having anything quite so spectacular!! Only in Paris :)
Have a Wonderful day!!
Gail

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I love these snapshots of Christmas magic. Thank you.
xxx

AuroraSuzette said...

Wow. How amazing all those pictures are! Just fantastic. Thanks for sharing them on your blog.

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Is anything better than Christmas in Paris!?!?

Betsy

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

My level of envy at this point is immeasurable! I have spent entire Fall between London and Paris and wish I had more time to stay for the spectacular Christmas in Paris.:-) Thank you for shring wonderful pictures of the season.

Fairy Footprints said...

Thank you so much for stopping by I love the company.

Have a great weekend.

Blessings


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Floralovely said...

Thank you for sharing - it so gorgeous!! There's something special about a winter Christmas. Sunny, summery Queensland just doesn't look the same!! I'd love to spend Christmas in Paris one year...

Auntie Cake said...

Lucky you to have such beauty in your neighborhood! Wish I could visit Paris during the Christmas season!
Kate