Friday, April 27, 2012

Have a Cookin' Weekend!

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Cooking demonstration, Washington Gas Light Co." Where no cake is ever half-baked. Or else.

image: Shorpy

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Vintage Woman Portrait Painting

Did you know that Paris Hotel Boutique was part of One King's Lane's Vintage & Market Finds?

Vintage & Market Finds is marketplace comprised of various virtual vendor storefronts, offering remarkable prices on vintage home decor items. New products are added daily and will are available for five days.

Check out some of our sale items here. And here are some pics of them...

Hotel Silver Covered Dish

Hotel Touraine gravy boat

Vintage Sunburst Mirror

Vintage Tiffany & Company Tray

Framed Felt Banner

photography: Kassie Borreson, Haus Frau Fotografie

Abe Lincoln Colorized!

Have you ever seen colorized photos? I was mesmerized when I saw this photo of Abraham Lincoln (1865) from Shorpy. It was done in Photoshop using repair and colorization to the original done in Photoshop using multiple layers and blend modes. Isn't it amazing?

                                  To view more historical colorized photos, visit Shorpy's website here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Little Imperfection.

This morning I was perusing some eBay France auctions and stumbled upon this sweet little chocolat cup with a starting bid of 29.99 euros (approx $39). What struck me the most was its old world charm with its chips and cracks. For some reason, the French don't seem to mind imperfections in their pieces as we do here in the US. Why is that? I've seen old Faience plates at high prices and the French don't seem to mind.

Don't these little imperfections tell a story?

I've had to steer clear from purchasing anything for resale with the slightest crack, especially porcelain. I'm wondering, would you still purchase something that wasn't pristine? Why is it that the French actually relish imperfections?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!

Even if you're not spending April in Paris, come visit Paris Hotel Boutique where we've added some fun new pieces! And get a head start for Mother's Day on May 13th!

Highlights include:
  • Large Collection of Hotel Silver

  • Antique Diamond Stacking Bands

  • Art Nouveau Shaving Stand

  • Antique Cigar Humidors

  • French Mother of Pearl Cameo Photo Frame

  • English Medicine Measure

  • Antique Sterling Silver Doctor Trophy

  • English Leather Flask & much, much more!

Please click here to shop our new arrivals!

photography: Kassie Borreson, Haus Frau Fotografie

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Easter Greetings!

Have a lovely day!

image from here

Friday, April 06, 2012

Happy Passover!

Passover begins this evening at sundown. For all of you celebrating around the world, wishing you a Chag Samayach {Happy Holiday}!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Fanciful Designs on Martha Stewart Tomorrow!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to share that my dear friend Janet's daughter, Noel Solomon of Fanciful Designs is going to be on the Martha Stewart show tomorrow morning! LIVE!

If you haven't heard of Noel, she is one of the most talented young ladies I've ever known. Noel specializes in her passion, paper, by creating one-of-a-kind custom pieces of art for weddings, children, the home and for exclusive retailers throughout the US and Europe. Her creations are truly amazing!

Noel will be in New York tomorrow with Martha making one of her gorgeous handmade oversized paper blooms. I'm bursting at the seams!

Noel's custom color board

{Noel, your "Auntie Lynn" couldn't be more proud of you. Can't wait to watch!}

So, please all of you tune in to the Hallmark channel at 10:00 am and watch Noel create her magic!

A Bit of Press

It's been awhile since I've shared some new press with you. I'm excited to be included along with PHB's talented photographer, Kassie Borreson, in the May issue of Romantic Homes!

The story is titled, "Playing Hostess to House Guests--Hotel Style," where I share some of my favorite tips on making my overnight guests feel as if they're in a grand hotel...even if they're literally squeezed behind a desk in my small home. Take a peek...

Kassie and I had a fun time propping the shots (isn't her photography lovely?), and big thanks to Romantic Homes editor, Jacqueline deMontravel, for including us in her wonderful publication. The issue should be on newsstands any day now or order online here.

Have a lovely week ahead!

photography: Kassie Borreson, Haus Frau Fotografie