Monday, February 28, 2011

Les Mains Mignon!




I never cease to be amazed at the delightful little shops you find in Paris. Who would ever imagine a shop that sells only plaster molds of feet and hands!  Des Pieds et Des Mains, on passage Molière, near the Pomidou was closed, but I took these through the window. I loved the dear little signs with their ages.

14 comments:

Maya said...

Interesting. I guess you can find something for everyone!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

It's interesting to see how the hand changes in size between the weeks and months. Adorable!

Harriet said...

Absolutely precious. What a keepsake!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wow, I did not know about this shop... very interesting and I imagine a dear keepsake...

Seeing all of those hands in the window is just a bit creepy... I hope that none of them waved at you!

G

MadAboutParis said...

Thanks to Richard Nahem of www.eyepreferparis.com for leading us to this charming passage...I know that Virginia has more shots to share from that delightful Saturday in January!

Peter said...

Somehow reminds me of the Addams Family! :-)

Pamela said...

Interesting...but heavens whatever for is my question??

Daryl said...

Odd but interesting

Carla said...

Hi Virginia, wow you really found an original shop. How sweet!! Hope you are well. Carla

Starman said...

There's definitely something macabre about this shop.

Virginia said...

Well I thought this post would bring interesting comments and I was right! Peter and Starman weren't so sure while others thought the sweet little baby fists were anywhere from interesting to precious! C'est la vie, n'est-ce pas?
V

Owen said...

So did you get your hand done??? I'd like to see how they do it... must have to work quickly, to keep the little ones from getting too impatient...

Alexa said...

Brilliant of you to find this place—and share it with us! I have a plaster cast of Lila's 5-year-old thumb (made as a bit of a joke by her pediatric dentist). Bizarre, perhaps, but I still cherish it.

James said...

What an interesting find! Very cool!