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Friday, October 24, 2008

Paris Underground

Last April, I wrote about a wonderful little shop, Paris to the Moon. It is an amazing little gem located in Costa Mesa, California. Right behind PTTM is another store owned by Darren Calkins called the Paris Underground. It specializes in the dark side of Paris and I knew it would be a perfect store to adore in October.

Don't you just love the moon lantern?

There are amazing little vignettes located throughout this tiny store.



One part macabre and one part whimsy.



In case you have a shortage...




The black and white section was my favorite. Who knew that glitter and skulls could work so well together?




I loved the antique statue of the nun, fleur de lys coin purses and black ostrich plumes.






On one wall they had wallpapered with an old map of Paris. The globe gift containers were perfect for a world traveler.



The religious icon area was lovely.


I soon will begin a new Friday post entitled: Friday Freebie. If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I love to host giveaways. I also love the holiday season. So I thought, why not combine the two? Beginning November 7th until Christmas I will hold a Friday Freebie at least twice a month.

18 comments :

jewelstreet said...

Thank you for sharing that store! It looks beautiful, amazing, and inspiring. Wish I could go in person, but then I probably wouldn't have any money left because I want everything in there!

heather said...

What a cool store! I love poking my head into places like that!

perilloparodies said...

wow, that is kind of you... Maybe one of these days I will win something. I wanted to leave a message to your last give away but did not want to enter as I figured it would be too much to ship a table to Italy... :-) Hope you are well. Have a great day...

Miss Sandy said...

Laura, you are such a sweet soul. Please stop by, I have a little treat for you!

scargosun said...

oooo! I LOVE that shop! It is so great when someone who really has 'the touch' can make a tiny space seem like it has so much.:)

katylinvw said...

oh - darn that i'm so far away, or i'd be in that store this afternoon! love it! i love little non-chain places :)

Lorrie said...

Sometimes I think I should plan a trip based on all the wonderful shopping that I read about on blogs. These two "Paris" shops would be definitely on the list!

Lorrie

Juxtaposition Design said...

Thats a really cool idea, having the 2 Paris stores, but one with a lighter connotation and the other showing the dark side.

The black and white area definitely has to be my favorite as well, it just pops so much more.

Mimi Sue said...

My daughter lives in Temecula. I'm gonna have to go see this store when I come for a visit. So unique. Mimi

Jorgelina said...

A very nice place!
I liked the eyebolls.
Nice weekend

quitecontrary1977 said...

I wish we had cool places like that in my region! Oh well, I can always come to your blog to see fun, vintage stuff!

Carrie said...

What a whimsical place!

Cheryl said...

what a great find! I just love your blog, thanks for the interesting posts!

Maija said...

I love both those stores!! I was totally smitten with Paris 2 the Moon and the lovely ladies that work there! I even had them autograph my Crowns and Tiaras book!

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Ohhhh thank you so much for the eye candy! That shop is wonderful! Sorry I missed your giveaway but thank you for stopping by my blog and extending the invite. :)

*muah*
Michelle

Liz said...

Fun store!
~Liz~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hey, were you there then??? ack. Was I so lost in new grandmaish things I totally missed this? I would have loved to meet you there.
ack again. maybe next time.xo Lidy

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I love this store. I did a post on it once too. It is so fun. You could spend hours walking around and the owner is so nice.

Loved the Halloween store in the back.

Did I know we lived close to each other??? We should get together for lunch some day.

Hugs,
Joanne