The gorgeous dome at Galeries Lafayette was without it's famous Christmas tree.
|It's still gorgeous though.|
But there were early traces. I do always enjoy picking up some new Christmas decorations on my travels.
|A Nutcracker came home from the Palais Garnier.|
|But I did manage to resist the charms of|
Madame de Pompadour
|Gorgeous pink baubles filled the windows of the|
giftshop at the Palais Garnier.
|Touristy delights at Galeries Lafayette|
|Classy displays at Villeroy & Boch|
|BHV had a whole section devoted to decorations|
You can be sure that a silver Tour Eiffel now
adorns my Australian tree
|And it seems nothing says Paris Christmas|
more than a Cockatoo
I was very tempted, only suitcase logistics saved me
|Or Mermen Santas|
We did stay in the Marais after all...
Naturally they have classier advent calendars in Paris.
|One of these made it's way to Australia for Master Wicker|
Completely impractical as a souvenir requiring transportation to Australia,
but a sign of maternal determination.
Lovely white, milk, caramel and dark chocolate selection from
Frederic Cassell of Fontainbleu
which I visited last year with Parisbreakfasts
that day lives on in my memory
but sadly remains unblogged
|A glimpse of the buche de Noel to come from|
Jean Paul Hevin
still one of my very favourite Parisian chocolatiers
|Frederic Cassell's Napoleonic feves for your|
gallete des rois
|Gorgeous Christmas baking pans|
An impromptu visit to the Baccarat store in the 16th offered many delights.
I can't wait for my real Paris Christmas one year.
|Saturday Snapshot is a wonderful weekly meme|
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|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog