Once again, Florizelle shows us a delight as only can be found in Paris! Here the shop 'Les Fées d'herbe' OR 'The Grass Fairies' on 23 rue Faidherbe in the 12th arrondissement. It's a florist shop with beautiful finds such as the dragonfly porcelain of Sophie Masson, from the North of France and the wire lamps of Pascale Palun's - Vox Populi (54 rue Joseph Vernet, in Avignon, Provence) I blogged about these amazing lamps awhile back Here!
Florizelle also had the opportunity to meet fellow blogger Laure of Laurelines for tea yesterday! I can barely wait to see all the wonderful art this fortuitous meeting will create!
Today Florizelle takes us to a shop called 'Siècle' found on 24 rue du Bac. Full of delightful and inventive designs and plenty of French savoir-faire, Siècle was launched fifteen years ago by a franco-portuguese couple. Their websight seems to be out of commission at this time, however I did find some of their wonderful inventory for sale here! It is my understanding that all of these items are designed by this very creative couple!
Today our special agent Florizelle takes us on a secret viewing of the gallery 'Ornements', rue de Grenelle in the 7th arrondissement. The ceramics are by Marc Albert and Mireille Mallet and the beautiful gold collars are made with old laces by Dominique Favey-Blackmore. We both adore the paper chandelier!!! And I think the collage by Dominique is full of inspiration...
Look at this outstanding 'Barbotine' found on Ebay Belgium! I also adore the pieces known as Palissy Majolica, which often have snakes, ells, frogs, fish, shells and other exotic creatures on them - all in three dimension - like this amazing plate found on the sight belonging to Laurence Vauclairs French Antique shop.
Barbotine \Bar"bo*tine\, n. [F.] A paste of clay used in decorating coarse pottery in relief.
Palissy \Pal"is*sy\, a. Designating, or of the nature of, a kind of pottery made by Bernard Palissy, in France, in the 16th centry. Palissy ware, glazed pottery like that made by Bernard Palissy; especially, that having figures of fishes, reptiles, etc., in high relief.