Objets anciens

image The Saint-Paul neighborhood of the Marais is full of unique boutiques that are fun to poke around. One that I enjoyed this summer was EW at 21 rue St-Paul, which was full of objets anciens (obshjay anh-see-en), as it says on their business card. Ancien can have several meanings, including “ancient” or “old,” but here, I think the one that fits best is “bygone.” The items in EW will make you think of bygone times and cozy corners, like your grandmother’s kitchen.  Whether you are looking for a complete canister set, a single café au lait bowl, or a quaint picture frame, this brocante is the place to go. Happy hunting for bygone objects!

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51HAKULm0QL__SL75_Paris Brocante

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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4 Responses to Objets anciens

  1. that looks like a fun place to be around..

  2. bebe says:

    Chere Mme Gilbert;
    I was just tickled to read this post this morning-this is just the sort of place I want to poke around in when we go to Paris this fall. I’ve not been in many years and now that I am going with my family I am most anxious to have a rough outline of a plan for areas to visit in order to satisfy different interests. Happy wandering will, of course, be a large part of our exploration and I will be using your wonderful blog as a guide for wandering in the right directions.
    I hope your move went well and you are now comfortably settled in. Welcome to MA

    • Merci for stopping by and for your kind words! My favorite Paris addresses are grouped at the top banner. You can also just type “Paris” in the search box and you’ll see every post that mentions the City of Light. Happy planning and enjoy your trip!

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