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mercredi 4 avril 2012

A little bit of England in Paris......................



I am working my way through a small attic clearance of wonderful items that belonged to a very chic Mademoiselle. She had stashed away some amazing shop leaflets.

This brochure dating from the early 1900s made me laugh so much!





If you were in Paris in the late 1800s and early 1900s but couldn`t live without your English essentials there was a wonderful store called "OLD ENGLAND" on the Boulevard Des Cappucines.



They stocked a whole array of typical Victorian English supplies. Their grocery department stocked everything ..........mock turtle soup, Bath biscuits,pear drops, potted shrimps, Worcestershire sauce,Piccalili,Cadburys chocolate and the list goes on.



If you were an English gentleman who couldn`t live without your dumb bells ,chest expander, cricket equipment,  boxing gloves and walking cane the whole array was on offer...............





Fine English leather Luggage........



Ladies hats that were much more reserved in style than the Paris confections....................





Cycling items.................




English oil lamps............




But most of all I love .......

"THE ECLIPSE SAFETY CAR"....................




Did it come with a young English boy to pull it along too?

A demain mes belles..............

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