Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!


As we embark on the new year, all of us at Paris Hotel Boutique would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. You make hunting for new treasures an exciting venture!

Wishing you and yours a happy & healthy 2014!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!


Ring in the New Year at Paris Hotel Boutique, where we're showcasing a variety of new inventory.

Highlights include:

* Antique Parisian Perfume Bottles

* Vintage Mexican Silver Brooches

* Early Scarab Jewelry

* Old Cookbooks

* Large French Souvenir Cuff Bracelet

* Vintage Gucci Stag Goblet

* Assorted Hotel China & Silver & much, much more!



Happy Shopping!

images: Kassie Borreson, Haus Frau Fotografie


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bonnes Fêtes


Well, It's been quite a long year with ups and downs.  So ready to turn the page to 2014. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following this blog, and for your continued patronage at Paris Hotel Boutique. You make my job a pleasure.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. I hope the next couple of weeks afford you time to spend with your family and friends, or just maybe some good old-fashioned quality time alone. Whatever you do, I hope it's wonderful!

Happy, Happy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!


This year's Thanksgiving or Thanksgivingkkah, in which Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving, is out of the ordinary, a kind of Hanukkah miracle. It won't happen again for 70,000-plus yearsMaybe.

What makes it so hard to figure out is the complicated way that the calendar we use -- the Gregorian solar calendar -- and the Jewish lunar calendar interact. What to eat? Mashed potatoes or potato pancakes? There's a plethera of foods from these holidays that just don't mix!

In any event, wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving, and all who celebrate, a Happy Chanukah! And thank you for your years of patronage!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Storewide Sale at PHB!


Saturday, November 09, 2013

New Holiday Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!



Please join us and be the first to preview our finest offerings for the season at Paris Hotel Boutique! 

 Sixty items have been added to the website today. Highlights include:

 • Antique Diamond Engagement Rings

•  Antique Decorative Odd Fellow Banners

 • French Paper Mache Boxes

 • 19th C. British Naval Hat & Case

•  Vintage Lady Oil Portrait Paintings

 • Assorted Vintage Hotel Keys

 •Large Collection of Hotel Silver & much, much more!


 Please click here to see our latest additions...

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Just in! New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!


In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Paris Hotel Boutique is "thinking pink." A portion of all October sales will be donated t0 Susan G. Komen For the Cure

Over 60 unique items have been added to the shop since last months mailing! Highlights include:

• Victorian Rose Oil Paintings

• Thai "Princess" Rings

• Early Portrait Oil Paintings

• Assorted Vintage Books

• Large Gilt Tole Chandelier

* Lots of Hotel Silver, Hotel China and more!



images: Kassie Borreson, Haus Frau Fotografie

Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Monday & Heads Up!


Hope you had a lovely weekend! 

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paris Hotel Boutique will be "thinking pink"! A portion of all of our October sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Check out over 60 new arrivals tomorrow morning, October 1st at 8:00 am PST/11:00 am EST!

Have a wonderful week ahead!


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Find us at Curiosities!


I'm thrilled to share the upcoming grand opening of Curiosities, a wonderfully eclectic boutique in the West Portal neighborhood of San Francisco.


Proprietors Karrie Finkel, and sister, Tina Mulligan, have been in the vintage/antiques business for more than 26 years. They've teamed up to open Curiosities, a very special shop that has a unique blend of old and new.



You can tickle your fancy at Curiosities with a wide selection of decorative accessories, Asian antiques, fine sterling silver, vintage garden pieces, fine vintage and designer replica jewelry, eclectic collectibles,  gifts and more.


 antique sterling silver adorns the shelves

old French sheet music

old tortoise shell for your cabinet of curiosities




vintage hat stands





One of the most exciting things I have to share is that you'll be able to find some of Paris Hotel Boutique's pieces at Curiosities. I've been a friend of Karrie's since my early days in the antiques business, and am honored to have some of my goodies available at this fine boutique! Please pay a visit if in the neighborhood.

The grand opening is October 1st. 

Curiosities
 207 West Portal Avenue 
 San Francisco, CA 94127
415-566-8771

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What Did your Childhood Bedroom Look Like?



Just stmbled upon this photo of me in the early 1970s. Okay, I'm dating myself. So stylish though,   ha ha. Favorite color: pink. Collections: candles, happy face pins, beads, stationary, stickers, glass animals. The list goes on.

Were you a pink, blue or yellow lover? What did you collect?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy First Day of Fall!



The falling leaves drift by the window 
The autumn leaves of red and gold
 I see your lips, the summer kisses 
The sun-burned hands I used to hold 

Since you went away the days grow long
 And soon I'll hear old winter's song 
But I miss you most of all my darling
 When autumn leaves start to fall.

Welcome this lovely season!

{image credit: unknown via Pinterest}

Monday, September 16, 2013

I'm Off!


Happy Monday everyone!

After a few years of family losses, and the usual (and sometimes, not-so-usual) ups and downs that life throws our way, I'm finally taking a few days off to visit my friend Janet of French Bluue & Co!

Can't wait to have some long awaited 'girl time,' and hope to find you lots of goodies during our visit!

Have a wonderful week!




Friday, September 13, 2013

Have a Lovely Weekend!


Tonight is the eve of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. For those of you observing the holiday, may you have an easy fast.



Monday, September 09, 2013

Happy Monday!


Back to work. If only... I had this work space. Isn't it divine? 

Visit Jojo and Eloise for more photos and have a lovely week!


images: shoprubyjean.com


Friday, September 06, 2013

A Few of my Favorite Things...



iomoi pens

Every so often when I'm not in the "world of vintage," I am quite the consumer, purchasing new and fun things. Let me share some of my favorite finds of recent:



I adore these Eiffel Tower glassine bags from Mon Jardin de Papier on Etsy. We use them at Paris Hotel Boutique for our receipts and they are a nice large size for a special little gift. 


Each even has a little rhinestone at the top of the Eiffel Tower!




You've probably heard me in the past raving about one of my favorite shops, iomoi. Irene and hubby, Matthew, carry the most grand assortment of vintage-inspired items from their fabulous stationary to tote bags. I'm crazy for these Hollywood Regency pens (and pencils). They look so fancy in a grouping!


Between the hot pink (my favorite), the gold foil,  the calligraphy & easel, I rushed as quickly as I could to get my credit card out ! sugar paper, Los Angeles has these fabulous desk calendars, already out for 2014!





How many times does your Smart Phone run out of batteries? Mine does daily. My friend turned me on to these wonderful chargers from Nomerack. There are assorted colors, and this convenient device will add up to 40 hours of extra talk time to your phone. And, they are so cute...look like lipstick holders!

These great looking collars available at Olive Green Dog,  are for adopted animals and are a celebration of dogs and people finding each other. True to their tradition of quality and innovation, Found My Animal has crafted a high quality leather and rope collar using reclaimed leather, their signature rope, and solid brass hardware. I love them!

Hope you enjoyed my favorite things and have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Rare, Unique Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!


With brisk mornings, cooler days, and leaves changing colors, Paris Hotel Boutique offers you our latest finds to capture the mood of this beautiful upcoming Autumn season. We had the opportunity to acquire some amazing items at an old San Francisco Bay Area estate.

All are being showcased today for the first time! Highlights include:

 • 19th Century Waldorf Astoria Copperware

 • Enormous 19th C. Glass Apothecary Store Display Jars

 • Antique French Glass Jewelry Box

 • Rare Persian Turquoise and Pearl Earrings

 • Vintage Lady Portrait Painting

•  Lots of Hotel Silver & more!

Monday, September 02, 2013

What's New?

video


That's the name of our new video series, showcasing some of my favorite finds in the world of vintage.

Tune in here to see our latest acquisition of Waldorf Astoria copperware! (Available for purchase tomorrow!)

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Quirky Vintage Images


Hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend!

I was just perusing one of my favorite sites, Retronaut, an English based website with vintage photos, many leaving you think,  "what the heck?"

Gay Pride 1974

Retronaut is a blog created by Chris Wild, a former museum curator who has used photos from museums and other collections as well as material contributed by visitors."Rather than nostalgia or folly, the aim is enlightenment, wonder and the pleasure of weirdness," The Guardian newspaper of London remarked about the website in 2010.

The site is filled with interesting photos, and not just of celebrities.

1899- Los Angeles' first telephone pay station

Alfred Hitchcock wearing a Beatle wig - 1964

black cat stockings

The office of price control fighting - 1945


 Albert Einstein on the beach - 1939


Check out Retronaut here. You may lose a couple of hours of your day there!



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beauty in Decay?


I don't know about you, but I find some sort of beauty in abandoned structures. Perhaps it's a morbid fascination.

With Halloween coming up, I thought I'd post this creepy-esque,  images of an abandoned doctor's mansion in Germany taken by photographer Daniel Marbaix.



The long-abandoned examination room of the physician who once owned this home




Who lived there? Why did they leave in such a hurry?


Sheet music and a photograph sit on top of the piano which stands among the debris strewn about the floor

Ornate furniture and floral wallpaper adorn this room which perhaps once served as a refuge for the lady of the house



To see the rest of the images, visit here and don't get frightened!!!!