Sunday, October 16, 2011

Paris in Georgia

My summer was bookended by trips to Savannah, Georgia to move one of my college students back and forth. There are a lot of great places in Savannah, but my favorite has to be The Paris Market. It's in a beautiful old building on Broughton Street and is filled with a mix of old and new. Upstairs fine soaps, jewelry, paper goods and novelty candy tempt, while down the wide, wood stairs (with antique books stacked up against the walls), acrylic chairs mingle with old cameras and many other intiguing items. I always spend a lot of time upstairs in area with small items perfect for crafters: bags of broken jewelry, milagros, old French medals and tiny porcelain figures. I chose these two little female figures and one of the shop owners explained in her lovely French accent that they were placed in cakes for a specific celebration, somewhat like the baby in the King cake. I also could not resist this French deed dated 1883. The penmanship and stamps on it are stunning. If you've been to The Paris Market, please leave me a comment and let me know what you found.

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