Thursday, April 30, 2009

Red Shed Girls in Paris, Day 1!

Our Mascot, Red, who now shall be known as "Rouge", donned her beret to greet all the Red Shed Girls going to Paris!Of course GiGi arrived at the airport with her French name, and all of her French clothing that she has purchased on ebay.........
As we left, our sweet friend, Donna Bradley, gave us each a going away packet fill with everything to make our trip comfortable. As she said "God put it on her heart" to do it. How sweet is that?
Here is the first wave, waiting at the airport. 7 today and 3 more tomorrow...

After our loooooong flight and no sleep, we arrived at about 10 am and we were seduced by the comfy beds a at our lovely Hotel Littre, but no,no,no if we stop now, even for a moment we would lose the whole day, and we had heard about an Antique Papier Market, that is only open on Wednesdays....can't miss an opportunity like that! But We are always telling people how easy and inexpensively you can eat in Paris if you want to. Here are just a few choices just steps from our hotel:
The fruit is unbelievable here. I don't know why, but it is fresh and beautiful and has a sweet, bright flavor that is completely different from what we have in the states. This is what fruit is suppose to look like:

So after only getting lost a "few" times on the Metro, we stopped at a little cafe....

And a flower market....And finally found the Antique Paper Market on the very outskirts of Paris...
Here's a little glimpse of a few things we bought that will be for sale (in various, altered forms) at the Red Shed in June at our "French Market" Sale..
A whole book of French Ephemera...
A children's French story book with fabulous lithographs.......
French Legal documents from the early 1900's, fabulous script ,stamps, and embossing...

Wonderful bakelite frame with a picture of the Virgin Mary. The stand on the back is lovely and it says "made in France"And some fabulous French ribbons and medallions that I am sure will be made into Red Shed Original jewelry.
Sorry for the typos, grammar, and spelling blame 48 hours with no sleep and a time change!


  1. Ohhhhhhhh! French paper and CHerrieS! Yummmmmmmm!
    We miss you here in Texas.... do you miss us?

  2. Sounds like you are all having a great time. Thanks for taking us along. Can't wait for more updates.

  3. I just want to know how I can become a RED SHET GIRL and go to Paris with ya'all! Kathy