Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shabby Chic on the Mont.......

My first thoughs on viewing my photos of  Place du Tertre were
 -what a difference a coat of paint would make-
but on reflection, I think that this unique area would be some-what diminished
with-out that shabby chic look.

What do you think?
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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Lovely post you have shared.
An apartment we rented in le rue Poncelet back in 2007 every time we opened the shutters, you could see the flakes of paint dropping down into the street below.

Happy weekend

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Dianne,
I'm always enchanted by windows, and this picture is very beautiful with charming windows!

Suzi said...

Somehow it all adds to the old worldly charm. I love it! x

d e l i g h t said...

I absolutely love the shabby chic look. I may have seen this actual wall when I was in Paris. It looks so familiar. Thanks.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I like the shabby chic look, but I'm thinking perhaps it's gone a little past shabby and now less chic. A little peeling is fine; too much is too much. Just my two cents.....

Dianne said...

Sam:- you could be right! as Carolyn said when you open the shutters and the flakes of paint flutter down to the street -perhaps it's time for a sand and re-paint.

Dylana Suarez said...

Super lovely blog!


Georgianna said...

I had the same thought when I was in Venice but now I definitely think it adds to the charm. But there is a limit!

Love your photos of the Musée D'Orsay, too, Dianne. What a magnificent setting for such incredible works of art.

Wishing you a lovely week! xo – g

S said...

Somehow I suppose that the inside is cozier because the shutters show a little wear.

Chrissy Brand said...

Shabby chic just works so well in some places, such as France and Italy. Here in the UK such a style can just looks shabby- it is all to do with the light and style I think- lovely blog!



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