Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sennelier- What a TREASURE to see!

Bonjour!  We got home last Thursday and after struggling with some unexpected MAJOR jet lag I've settled back into home life.  Of course my current home life is focused on a complete renovation of our main bathroom (yep, we're one of those ONE shower families ;)) But the job is in it's final stages and hopefully things will settle down soon!
I still have a LOT of our Paris trip left to cover, but for today, I really want to share our visit to Sennelier with you.  As an artist, it was truly one of my favorite parts of our trip!
Sennelier is a tiny little art supply shop that has sold paints and brushes and the like to artists for more than 100 year- Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and many more.  Just being in Paris gave a sense of constantly touching history, but to be in that sweet little store- I felt like I was connecting with history- so amazing!
I came upon this by chance- the brushes are labeled with which famous artist preferred what brush- how incredible was that?

The original color charts the artists used still hang on the wall.............did I say incredible?

That's the original owner Gustave's grandson, Dominique Sennelier, who now runs the store helping Caroline

Visiting this shop was definitely one of my favorite parts of our trip!

Sennelier THEN and.......NOW:

That's all for now....I have a Round Robin page I will share soon and hopefully, hopefully, I'll soon be back to regular bloggy visits!


Tara Dillard said...

Ironic, I was thinking of you the other day.

How fortunate we are that your eye & brain have been to France.

Can't wait to see how this trip affects your work.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Healing Woman said...

I'm so glad you posted the art shop! Wow..Yes, I can see that this might have been one of the highlights to your trip. It's hard coming home from Paris and France in general. I not only had jet lag last time I went but home sicknesses (for France) when I got back to the states. I'll bet you are inspired to cook too. Wait til they see what you bring down to the farmer's market this summer!!!

Charlie said...

So cool....glad you shared this. If and when I go to Paris I'll want to go to that store. What great history. I can't wait to hear more about it.

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience. Am sure you had a big grin on your face as you were walking round the shop. Annette x

Regina said...

So happy you made it home safe and sound!!

What a wonderful place to wander through and explorer. It looks as though you could have stood there and actually "felt" the history.


Tammy Sprinkle said...

How fascinating to visit a shop with so much history. It's hard to imagine a business as such still being owned by the very same family for over 100 years and in the same location.I know you were in your element and it looks like Caroline was as well.

Did you buy any goodies?


Jaime Haney at said...

oh wow! so cool! thank you for sharing it all :) I'm loving the Paris posts!