While I was in Paris last week (was it just last week?? Seems like weeks ago already!) I went to the ultra-charming store Merci in the Marais area of the city. It was a bit of a journey on the Metro to get there, but so worth it! I'd seen pictures online of the store and had a completely different picture in my mind of what it would be - I thought it was going to be vintage and collectible goodies piled from floor to ceiling - but instead it is a super cool mix of ultra-modern with shabby vintage with very expensive clothing, but the "office" supply things are the treasures to me. It is definitely a must-do on my Paris list now. I thought I'd share some photos of the treasures I found there.
Everything I got came home with me in my Liberty fabric-covered suitcase...
Love the wood trim! I'm going to keep the scrapbooks I make of my trips to Paris and London in this sweet case.
I'm going to use these notebooks for my scrapbooks. Both the larger and smaller books have a vellum envelope on every right hand page. I love that for keeping cards and notes and receipts and all.
They had a couple scrapbooks made using these books on display - I'm so inspired by them!
This little notebook is filled with kraft envelopes each with a window in the front. I love the little bee embossed on the front cover!
The little letter rub-ons were the tinest I've ever seen! How about this assortment of tags!
Love the Liberty washi tape and the Merci necklace! Even if I never wear the necklace, I thought the charm was sweet!
I love the neons that are in style! Notebooks, washi, and pens... yum!
They are masters at branding, aren't they?!
Here a few other things I thought were fun but didn't buy...
These are cloth napkins on a roll. How clever is that! I think the fork clip is cool - how fun to use that on a scrapbook! I love the pastel notebooks and the huge assortment of notebooks - many of them are made to work together to make a travel scrapbook. Also love the brass index tabs and number tabs. (Sorry about some blurry photos!)
I also found these vintage labels at an antique shop in Village Saint Paul, along with the darling little box I found in a neighboring shop.
She's already made her home in the vignette on the piano. It's a treasure for sure!
Would you like to visit these places with me? I'm planning a shopping trip to Paris for April 2014... if you're interested in receiving information about it, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you to the list of those who are interested. I'll be sharing the details this summer.
I'm going to send a roll of the Liberty washi tape to a lucky reader (there are lots of you!) who leaves a comment (there are not so many of you! :) on this post. Comments will close at 9pm EST on Monday. (I'm sorry that this will only be for US readers - I won't be able to send the tape internationally.)
Thank you all!