Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Shopping

I had a great day yesterday! Christelle came into Paris and we took in a little Christmas shopping. We went to a large, upscale mall, Galleries Lafayette. Inside was a four-story Christmas tree.

I have to go back another day...earlier in the morning and get some photos of the exterior windows. They had robotic cute! It wasn't horribly crowded but enough that it was not great for picture taking.

Christelle asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I do have a collection of glass ornaments I am always looking to add too. We  found a wonderful ornament shop and I came home with a new acquisition.

German crafted by Inge-Glass, which started out as a cottage industry all the way back to 1596. (I think they have this technique perfected) Each ornament was individually mouth blown and hand painted. They came in a very sturdy wooden box with extra padding for when these treasures make the journey to Alaska

We took a long walk and of course different topics came up...I have some new ideas for blogging posts. Chocolate...McDonalds in France vs US...French frozen-food dinners...important stuff! But I only have a few more days to get my quilt squares off the dining room floor...hubby returns Monday morning and the dining room table is his home office. All that point-matching takes time!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have fun at that big mall - looks pretty. The quilt too :)

Cathy said...

that round dome and the balconies make it look like an opera house, not a mall. It sure looks upscale from the pictures. I like the idea of the blog posts you've come up with. For someone like me, who will never get there, reading about Paris and all your other adventures is fun. Oh, and the quilt looks fabulous too. :)

Michelle said...

I'm looking forward to reading more about your adventures in France!

Donna quilts said...

Beautiful ornaments! I'm just admiring the hardwood floor that you have your quilt laying on - such workmanship.....haven't I seen that chevron pattern in a quilt!