on this day, one year ago, we were on our way to Paris…..by road and train and lots of excitement…..there was even a parade en route that was for everyone who celebrated a decade milestone birthday that year (10, 20, 30, 40…..up to 90)….how perfect given I had just celebrated my birthday and Dimitri and I fit into the special 40th year section of the parade!!! The super fast TGV could barely keep up with the pace of my beating heart and the rainy streets that greeted up could not dampen our spirits as we got ready for a couple days of romance in the city of love!
Look what I discovered today (during a random etsy search, oh I love those!)….there is a Pyrex equivalent made in France (known as Acropal) !!! (photo credit to Vintagebananas).
Now I have another item to add to the thrift shop, flea market wish list for France! Did I mention that we are going to France? The girls and I leave in a week and I am starting to spin with anticipation (and flea market dreaming)….hoping to find a fancy tea cup, a gorgeous serving tray, beautiful vintage table cloths, gently used linen tea towels (to upcycle and to use), a map of old Paris (to frame), some original art (of course), stationary (vintage postcards are calling to me, maybe an old book or two), perhaps a doll for the girls and some little surprises too…..all Raena wants is a beret and I bet we could find them both some fun costume jewellery!
My French thrift shopping has already begun (and I have not even ordered any of the Acropal from etsy…yet!). I recently found a few old Paris wall plaques at our local thrift shop (locals will understand when I say “SCORE at the GIRO!”). LOVE! Soon I will be strolling these very same streets and making pen and ink magic of my own. Did I mention that we will be staying a 15 minute walk away from the Notre Dame?!
And, oh!, as much as I want to buy this old case for packing my travelling art supplies in, I think had better save my cash for vintage treasures when I get there. Who knows, maybe I will find a little old train case to bring all my art supplies (and wee paintings) back home in!! Photo credit to forgottenPLUM on etsy.
This reminds me, I better start thinking about packing…not too much stuff mind you, there has to be room in the suitcases to bring all our vintage French treasures home!!!