I got a special little souvenir from Paris for our anniversary this year, from a treasure of a shop in the Passage des Panoramas selling odds and ends from old factories. The kind of shop you find so often in Paris, which makes you want to become a bohemian artist and move to Montmartre (preferably the Montmartre of Hemingway's day).
|Our initials in metal type letters - romantic, non?|
(I had to buy the period because the proprietor didn't have enough change)
I lack the imagination to become an artist, unfortunately (and also, perhaps more importantly, the drive), but I have been inspired to eventually create a little display which I can update with souvenirs and little trinkets from our holidays. Something along the lines of Joseph Cornell's boxes.
|photo from http://www.artistvideos.net/2007/11/joseph-cornell.html|
Maybe on my next trip to Paris I'll find the perfect box.