We bought these two lovely vintage Paris side plates this week – what classic 1950s designs!
They’re quite similar, both featuring French café scenes, but were produced by different makers – namely Ridgway and Alfred Meakin.
The illustrations are gorgeous – café society, stylish ladies and gentlemen, parasols, hats… and poodles!
They display very well – catching your eye and drawing you in for a closer look – something different to notice each time. Available to buy in our webshop now.
On Friday night, and all of Saturday, we were glued to the news websites and social media – what a dreadful chain of events.
Despite the horrendous attacks, the people of Paris want to defy terrorism, to continue with life, to celebrate this wonderful city.
Our Etsy selection intends to celebrate this undaunted spirit.
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We bought this pile of fabulous vintage French lifestyle magazines this week.
L’Echo de là Mode or ‘Echoes of Fashion’.
They all date from the mid 1950s.
Sometimes magazines from this date have very enticing covers, but can be a little drab inside… not these!
They’re full of wonderful colour illustrations featuring lots of ‘New Look‘ fashion articles.
They really conjure up images of a spring weekend in Paris or sunny holiday on the Cote d’Azur… very ironic as we bought them on a cold, wet Thursday morning in Todmorden!
Also, there are lots of cookery articles and interior features…
…and not forgetting all the advertisements which are often stunning in magazines from this period.