April in Paris

You might say I’m a little obsessed with Paris. Not that I’ve ever been to the City of Love, a place that conjures up romance in my imagination and evokes feelings of passion in my heart. The Eiffel tower is a symbol that everyone recognizes as Paris.

How my obsession collection began

When we moved into this house in April, 6 years ago, my youngest son found this large-as-life photo of Paris in someone’s trash on the roadside and brought it home (like-new condition from Ikea). We found the perfect place to hang it in our hallway. It’s like I’m looking out a big window into the streets of Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. April in Paris.

Look closely, this top says Paris tres Chic. 

Next I found Eiffel Tower curtains for our living room right after we moved in and so the collection began and continues … Paris cushions, lampshades, room divider and pictures. Our living room furniture is mid-century teak and I love the nostalgic and romantic feeling of this space.

Whenever I see something in a store with an Eiffel Tower or Paris theme, I buy it, so you can imagine I have accumulated quite a collection, from living room curtains and bed linens to kitchen towels and a bathroom laundry hamper. I recently bought a huge Eiffel Tower wall mural and still need to put it on a wall.

Dining Room

Kitchen – Café Paris

This table is painted by a local artist who takes old furniture and turns it into a work of art. She painted a huge clock on this bistro table and re-covered the chairs with a French-style patterned fabric. Our Kitchen is yellow and turquoise.


This duvet has all the famous cities in the world including Paris. I can dream of any place I desire, travel the world while I sleep! I usually fly, sometimes I transport instantly, I have wild dreams, could be the bed sheets or perhaps the vegan pizza!

La Toilette

Guests need to read French if they want to use the washroom. And they’ll need to read German to install the toilet paper the right way. I bought the little sign in Berlin.

No surprise, I have five tops with Paris graphics.

Not sure if I’ll ever get to Paris and perhaps it’s best that I don’t. It might be a disappointment because it won’t be as I dream it is and I’ll find out it was all an illusion.

If you love this song, then you are as hopelessly romantic as I am.

I can’t be the only one who loves a Paris theme because it’s so easy to find items.

Have you been to Paris?

Linking up with the fashionistas at Patti’s VISIBLE MONDAY

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48 Responses to April in Paris

  1. Jane Rosebery says:

    Oh, I love this! Cafe Paris!!

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  2. wow you stayed in a nice place in Paris! Must have been nice!

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  3. Hahaha Carmen – Paris is obviously YOURS !!!! Fantastic things, love every single one of them :)))) Great collection :)))) Kisses – Margot :))

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  4. sandypatti says:

    Great post, Carmen. I adore your washroom decor and your Paris tees, all so chic! Thanks for linking up, xo


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  5. mihrank says:

    Carmen – this is so fascinating, colorful, energetic and creative,,,,

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  6. carmen says:


    Balcony – that’s not a white carpet, it’s snow that has blown in through the screened balcony!

    My car – see the icicles?

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  7. josep-maria says:

    What a wonderful and original post! My Capri Queen is now also Queen of Paris, or at least the souvenirs of Paris! LOL What you have with Paris is an authentic passion, right? Although it does not surprise me, because for any romantic person Paris is the myth (we will always remain Paris …) Some of your objects are very beautiful and show a great level of style, class and elegance also in your home. It is evident that a wonderful woman must have a wonderful house. Your tops are beautiful, all, but I am seduced by the one that has small Eiffel towers, probably the simplest one. You look very beautiful in the photos, those ripples at the end of your hair look great. The song that Ella i Louis sings is really beautiful, maybe we sing it together …

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my romantic friend! Paris is perhaps an illusive dream for me, but being surrounded in my little Paris cottage with Paris souvenirs is quite romantic. With the cold Canadian winds blowing outside, I can enjoy a cup of coffee in my own Café Paris, imagining I’m sitting at a sidewalk Café in Paris! Imagination is a wonderful thing! 🙂

      We’ve had visitors that commented that they felt like they were in a little café in Paris!

      I see you also remember the romance in “Casablanca” 🙂

      We’ll always have Paris!


  8. I love the Paris themed décor!

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  9. utesmile says:

    Carmen, what a wonderful home you have, and so many Paris items, they look great!However my favourite bits in your house are the German sign above the loo roll- really brilliant and that little teddy in the bath next to your sink. I adore it! such a sweety!
    I have been in Paris a couple of times and always loved it. I don’t think you would be disappointed. It is a great city!

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  10. And when will there be a Polish accent?

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  11. finbarsgift says:

    Wow, what a house!
    Lots of love, Lu

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  12. karengadient says:

    We haven’t been to Paris (yet) but I do have a room (dining room) decorated with Paris stuff, so we have that in common!

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  13. purpleslob says:

    My Mama loves Paris themed items too. My sister got her a pink Eiffel Tower pink lamp!!
    Also, she actually was in Paris on her 60th birthday!! It was so wonderful , she said.
    Your decorating style is as beautiful as your taste in clothing!

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  14. esterkiki says:

    Now I wanna go to Paris!😍😍

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