Thursday, May 28, 2009

When messy rhymes with pretty!


Some may find this window messy, I find it pretty artsy! I passed by this shop in rue Michel Le Comte in le Marais a few days ago and never used the photo. And since today I did not have the time to take a "photo du jour", well, I thought I could use this one. I haven't been able to find out what this store's name was. BTW, you're not going to believe it but we have another 3 day weekend coming up, so I'll have time to take more photos ;-)

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  1. I love it -- it 's just a big pile of color! Were you out with your neighbors? (Isn't today Neighbor's Day?

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  2. Oh my my how pretty is that! You and your 3 day weekends, it's just not just.

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  3. he he pipped to the post by Alexa - GF! Tell me about your crown.

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  4. Oops, forgot to close the parentheses. Hope you enjoy another long weekend, Eric.

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  5. Lynn -- the crown is definitely colorful today!

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  6. lol for sure. What ARE they though? skipping ropes?

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  7. Looks like a psychedelic bowl of communal pasta I had in the 1960s. Or what I thought I had. Actually, there was neither a bowl nor pasta anywhere around.

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  8. Those are definitely jump ropes on top, but what are those thinner things on the bottom? Some are grouped by color and some are multi-colored.

    Another mystery to be solved. Sherlock, are you out there?

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  9. LOL Tall Gary!!

    Hmm....yes Suzy, a mysterie...(French shrug)... (you can put those in just anywhere)

    Cue raincoated man in beret.

    "The skipping ropes had got tangled. Tangled bad..."

    Oh no sorry I'm getting carried away now.... well! that would be a first!

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  10. I think the thinner ones are called scoobies. My children make friendship bracelets with them. They plat them together with either one color or a combination. Keeps them out of mischief.

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  11. Oh yes Hetty! Scoobies. Goodness I remember those. I used to make them.

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  12. Hey, my kids made those too. When I blow this up, it looks like psychedelic plastic string. And speaking of psychedelic, I'm pretty sure I was there for TG's imaginary communal meal (or one just like it)!

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  13. Them were the good old days when ps2/3,s and Wii's didn't exist and you had to amuse yourself with more interesting things, like hopscotch, jump rope & space hoppers etc

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  14. I worked in a nursery where we used to cook n color the spaghetti for the toddlers to play with. However i think we had the most fun with it. Well that is the staff and I did. The best thing was Gloop does anyone know what that is.

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  15. Vaguely rings a bell but I'm not sure...was it bright pink jelly stuff you made through powder and water? You could mould it. If not, what was THAT stuff? :) I loved it.

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  16. Wow, I would have taken this shot too, or something like it. You just can't pass up that color. But TG, I don't think I would eat it.

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  17. LOL Hetty - your nursery story reminds me of when my brother used to use food coloring to make green eggs and ham!

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  18. Very colourful! Enjoy your long weekend Eric :)

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  19. I thought it was YARN until I blew up the photo. NOW I get your talk!


    It has a beautiful rhythm besides kool colors, man. Now I sound like Coltrane.

    Can anyone tell me if museums or the Marais will be open on Sunday? I had no idea it was a holiday weekend.

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  20. PHX -- are you in Paris again! Lucky dog!
    BTW, you DO sound like Coltrane (:~) )) Hey, did I just invent the unibrow, double chin smiley face?

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  21. Love your artwork Alexa.
    I have been back and forth to CDG all month. When I get back from this one on the 1st, I leave for vacation on the 2nd with my eric to......Paris lol.
    I will be meeting Cali and Monica on the 4th. I feel very lucky to have been able to meet so many of you!! I just haven't been able to meet UKLynn.
    I wonder if UKLynn really exists. I mean, "she" speaks French perfectly, takes photographs on "her" blog,never makes it to the picnics and "she" is the one with the biggest crush on Eric. Aha, I figured it out..UKLynn IS really PDP ERIC !!!

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  22. PHX...nobody sounds like Coltrane. ;-)

    But it is KOOL-tacular in a Guatemalan Grateful Dead Huipil sort of way. Man I miss Sammy Davis Jr...

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  23. Lovely colours!

    I imagine a children's room on seeing these colours.

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  24. LooOL TG and PHX.

    Congrats on your great colorful GF crown Alexa.

    This is really a funny photo and it gets you to think; what is this place and what do they use these colorful strings for ? Bags ? Hair extensions ? Place mats ? Hula skirts ?????

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  25. PHX: UKLynn and Eric would be the same person? waow! That's a news...

    Coltrane, I didn't know Eric Vincent before you mentioned him here! But I checked his website and it was a good surprise. I love the music AND the lyrics!
    Thanks ;-)

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  26. Oh ben y a du travail ............. (je veux dire, pour démêler tout ça, ou pour occuper les enfants)!!!
    ;)

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  27. Yeah, baby!

    {I only said that to try and fit in with the Kool kids. Really I desperately want to climb into the window and start sorting.}

    Alexa, congrats GF! I'll be in touch about untangling your crown for you shortly.

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  28. Oh, and Phx ~ have a lovely time with Cali and Monica! Yay!!!

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  29. Gloop is one of those things they taught in science in school many moons ago. A liquid and a solid at the same time. You can pick it up as a solid but it quickly liquefies. Amazing to watch. Well little amuses the innocent. Its really only cornflour and water or custard powder, throw in food coloring and you can play for hours.

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  30. I find it pretty nice :)
    I'll try to help if I could! Could I ???
    Yes, with time, know-how-to-do and lot of special handmade gifts, I'm pretty sure... ;)
    Bisous.

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  31. Oh my! I love this, Eric. In America, we use the plastic strands on the bottom to make lanyards (key chains, whistle holders) at camp etc. This combo of art & craft looks gorgeous to me!

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  32. Je trouve ça vraiment beau...et me demande si c'est fait exprès.
    Mais c'est plus une école qu'une boutique, non?

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  33. PHX- UK Lynn and Eric one and the same person? Called Lyric perhaps?

    But you're also a Lynn - and your husband is called....Eric?

    Curiouser and curiouser.

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  34. LOL Drummond! 4 persons in one? that's more and more complicated...
    But some of us have already met Eric and PHX at the same time... and apparently they were 2 different persons..
    Maybe one of them was a fake, or a hologram :-}

    Anne, in France, kids also plait these strands to make key chains, etc... We call these "scoobidoos" !!
    I used to be pretty good!

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  35. Thib, you may have come up with the solution there. Will the real Lynn and Eric stand up please?

    Before I take my medication, just like to say I love today's pic.

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  36. Drummond, I'm interested in what you'd have to say AFTER you take your medication!

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  37. Thib...re: E. Vincent--I see he will be performing in Brazil from Aug-Sept and then to the USA shortly thereafter. Glad you like this Parisian's music in the chanson francais genre. I believe he lives on a houseboat on the Seine when he's not touring. It was back in 1991 (close to that time) that I met him and broke some bread and drank some wine and sang some tunes. Cool dude all around. He does travel A LOT too. Great storyteller. Ciao.

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  38. He he Phx that was so amusant! Tis true I have not met you, and Eric and I have not been in the same place at the same time. Dun dun dur. Isn't it strange - two Lynn & Erics?

    The Real Eric & Lynn, please stand up, please stand up.... well I KNOW I'm real. lol. Anyway, my dresses wouldn't suit Eric.
    Thanks, but my French is far from perfect these days. I'm sure Eric, Guille, Michael and Thib must cringe on quite a few occasions.

    Hey Eric - er me? - any news on the British businessman police are looking for after his girlfriend was found murdered in the Paris Hotel, Bristol, was it? Sounds dreadful. Can't find any more news on it.

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  39. So bright! Can you imagine a sweater made with these colors?

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