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Friday, May 31, 2013

Paris Flower Market

Bonjour, Mes Amis!
When hubby and I visit Paris, one of my favorite things to do is admire all of the gorgeous flowers at the various street markets, as well as the many flower shops that seem to be on every street corner!
 I was drooling over these amazing hydrangeas!
Notice the bouquets below?  They are all self contained and ready to give in little pouches of water!
 Love these cheery sunflowers!
 I can almost smell all of these beautiful blooms!

 Another thing I love is the little chalkboard signs that everyone uses to display the type of flower, as well as their cost.
 I snapped the shots below at the flower shop across the rue from our hotel.  Aren't the tiny metal pails filled with flowering plants on the ledge adorable?
I also really love the potted cedar, which seems to be very popular in Paris.
 Ahhhh, peonies!  Love!
 More potted cuteness!
 The roses were just amazing!
 Just look at this perfect blossom!
 Aren't these pale lavender hydrangeas pretty?
Believe it or not, I have lots more flower photos from Paris, that I will be sharing with you in the coming days!
Hope you all have a tres magnifque weekend!


Susie said...

Donna, All those flowers look so pretty. I love that pink rose. So glad you had a great time. xoxo,Susie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Now I am so inspired by these gorgeous Paris blooms you share from your trip. They are stunning. The roses are so beautiful and the way they have them all displayed is lovely.
I can only imagine the scent.
Love flowers in the water pooches ready to go. What a great idea.

Thank you for sharing such special highlights of your time in Paris.
Looking forward to seeing more.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Joyce Mayer said...

And here I thought those pictures were from YOUR garden.


Bente said...

Beautiful flowers. Love your photos from Paris and look forward for more.

Wish you a great weekend, Donna


Blondie's Journal said...

Going to the flower markets would be the first thing I'd do in France! Beautiful photos!


NanaDiana said...

My gosh, Donna- I just love how they sell flowers there- what wonderful photos you took- LOVE them all- xo Diana

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wonderful. Just wonderful. I want to be there. Emma and I have been eagerly enjoying these posts.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Donna I can't wait to see all the flower markets in person! I plan to buy some flowers for my apt while there! I will enjoy each moment for sure!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Don't we wish we had flower markets here like that? We always go get flowers the first day in Paris to have in our hotel room on the mantel. I still have my tin bucket from the last bunch.

Renee said...

Two words: gorgeous. jealous.
Ha! Thanks for sharing...love going on the trip with you!

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