Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Les Fleuristes en Paris......




" Au Nom de la Rose"

a lovely little rose boutique with

rose petals scattered on the pavement

in front of their pretty shop!


Parisians love les fleurs and I guess that's why I found pretty flower shops
on almost every corner in every arrondissment.
I love the expression Les fleuristes ( literally meaning the florists)
they are true artisans who create the most exquisite and delicate arrangements
Madame (above) is taking her time to select une petite cardeau
I love her beautiful denim jacket with pink rose ~ so very chic!!



~Flower Markets at la Madeleine
by Antoine Blanchard~




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24 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oui les fleurs sont très jolies! I guess that's why everyone loves Paris in the springtime.. the flowers really bloom then. But in winter or autumn when flowers are scarce visit the pretty fleuristes!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I agree the florists there are true artisans. I love the way you collected the photos with the paintings.

Looking forward to a trip to Paris this weekend myself,
Debi

When I see les fleuristes, I will think of you....

Shell Sherree said...

How lovely! Narrowing it down would be one of the hardest things ~ not unlike deciding which macarons to buy.

Deja Pseu said...

Gorgeous! On each of our trips to Paris, I've always taken at least two or three pictures of the florist shops; they are just exquisite.

A House and Home said...

I love that about cities in general - the corner flower shops, or in NYC, the flower stands outside of the convenience stores.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful photos. Very charming.

SoozNooz said...

Ah--- you have my attention! I am a florist and can't wait to see paris with these new eyes! x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Love your beautiful florist shop photographs and all the pretty flowers. That was one of my favourite places to visit, the flower and fruit and vegetable markets.

Happy Thursday
Hugs
Carolyn

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Florists are true artists. The flower shops in Paris are quite magical. I wanted you to know how I appreciate your French word translations. I would so love to learn French.

Have a lovely Thursday xo

Peter said...

You are right... the "fleuristes" have since a couple of years been very creative and the way they now expose their flowers is really nice!

Georgianna said...

I adore these images, Dianne! You're right, there is nothing so charming as Les fleuristes! Can't wait to go back. xo

Pug1 said...

nice blog! CHEERS! Michele

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

So pretty, nice inspiration in a flower shop and none do it like the French, non? ;)
Bonne journée!
~Tracie

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely flowers as they always are. Always brightens up my day. Happy weekend! Kellie xx

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

We certainly love the same things. I actually took a pic of that florist and all the dropped petals and took pics of the children's shops in Cannes last year. Lovely to meet you and I am enjoying your blog (of course I am) and look forward to reading more. Will add you to my follow list when I catch up next week. Thank you for your lovely comments. XO

Carolyn said...

how lovely to have such creative flower shops on almost every street corner-who could resist???

Carolyn

French Spanish Online said...

dîtes-le avec des fleurs!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Strange coincidence about Anne and I having a house in the same wee village in the UK!!

Apart from you having a double ‘n’ in your name we have the same name. My husband also has relations in Port Noarlunga which cannot be that far from you. My sister-in-law and family live in Sydney so are on the same continent!

Glad I have found your blog and will be following from now on. Diane

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne, I have found beautiful flowers in Paris no matter the season. Even the street markets have gorgeous blooms to offer in December. I love the photo of the Parisian miss shopping for les fleurs!

myfrenchkitchen said...

I love that painting Dianne...in fact all your paintings you're showing in your sidebar!

What will we do without the "fleuristes" and les marchés...they fill our every day...
and yes..doens't your Madame look chic!
Ronelle

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Lovely post Dianne - Oh I wish I was there now, don't you!!!
As Genie said Les Fleuristes are magnificent in Winter too. We were up in Paris Christmas 2007 and their shops were crammed with exquisite displays themed for Christmas. I was in heaven - the perfume was to die for - I will never forget it!
I Love your photo of Madam - isn't she so typical of the care the French take at selecting the best of whatever they buy.
Take care

La Table De Nana said...

Oui..les fleuristes.there is romance .. and there are the scents..and the beauty..Like the pretty lady and her boutonnière~

"All things French" said...

Thank You Monique for that beautiful French word 'boutonnière' I have never heard it before~ I must use it in mt "French Words" space.

Paris Pastry said...

I love walking into flower shops in Paris. They have such an amazing selection! Often times I buy some to put in my hotel room.

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