Paris Thrifted Finds

Paris is my favourite city and I’ve always got my eyes open looking for Paris thrifted finds, and sometimes I get lucky.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve brought home a few Paris treasures.

Eiffel Tower picture

Like this picture of of Pont Alexandre III over the Seine with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

It looks like oil, but it’s one of those vintage poster thingies. Doesn’t matter to me though. I still love it.

 

globe 1

I’ve been looking for a globe for what seems like forever, and I finally found one for $3. I like that the water is neutral because it makes the colours of the countries really pop.

 

globe 2

This totally counts as a Paris find. See… there it is.

 

Paris Eiffel Tower Key Holder

This key holder isn’t vintage, but I still love it. It’ll be getting a little makeover.

 

A Wanderer in Paris

I just found this awesome antique book, A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas, at a local thrift store for $1. All their hard covers are $1 regardless of age, condition, genre.

This is definitely one of my favourite finds in a very long time.

I love adding another antique book to my collection… and it’s Paris too. Yay!

 

A Wanderer in Paris

Among many other books E. V. Lucas also wrote A Wanderer in Florence, A Wanderer in London, and A Wanderer in Holland. E. V. Lucas was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor… who apparently did a lot of wandering.

It includes sixteen water colour illustrations by Walter Dexter, a British painter of the day.

Here are just a few.

 

A Wanderer in Paris

A Wanderer in Paris

A Wanderer in Paris

A Wanderer in Paris

A Wanderer in Paris

This is the 10th edition, published in 1913… over a century ago. That totally blows my mind, and I was so excited when I found it. It makes my heart go pitter patter.

It must have been a popular book in its day… 10 editions in less than 4 years.

It’s not in perfect condition, but who cares? Not me!  We loved wandering the streets of Paris when we were there a few years ago, and I can’t wait to start reading it.

Have you found any awesome treasures lately?

 

XOX

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  1. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Great and wonderful finds.
    Oh, dear, guess I best not show you my Paris toilet paper stand then. I may wake up one morning and it’ll be missing. :}

  2. Those are awesome finds! I especially like the book…..what a treasure!! Good for you, girl!! Dona

  3. Wow. Such great finds! My favorite is the book.

    Tania

  4. How wonderful to find such special treasures! The book is really special. I love finding things like that to look through. I just found another stool yesterday like one I recently sold. I may or may not have to keep it. I was reluctant to sell the other one. Time will tell!

  5. My daughter loves all things Paris. I love the the Eiffel Tower print framed in black! Stopping by from WIW,

  6. Hi Tuula! Thanks so much for joining the “Let’s Talk Vintage!” link party last week. I featured your Paris finds in my post today. Thanks again and have a wonderful week!
    ~Jill