Friday, August 5, 2011

Tombées due Camion


Often as we stroll the side streets of Paris, we stumble upon a wonderful and unique little shop.  Not this time. I found Tombées du Camion ( fallen from the truck) in * Paris Made By Hand and had it on my list. Thankfully I had my navigational pilot and co-pilot
 ( Peter and Mary) along,  and they sniffed out the address et voilà!  How to describe this tiny place?  A delightful mélange of printmaking letters, antique wooden shoe forms, medical equipment, vintage ties, and doll heads.........it's endless.   Today two photos. One I think illustrates this wonderful wall of letters the best, but it needed the human element, so you get two for one today.

* I  LOVE this little book, but note that a few of the stores featured have since closed. Perhaps a web search before your trip will eliminate some disappointments.

Tombées du Camion
17 rue Joseph de Maistre
Métro: Abbesses ou Blanche

15 comments:

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

One more beautiful corner of Paris.
Costas

Witness said...

So quaint and charming!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A very interesting corner of Paris !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a find Virginia, bet you spent quite a bit of time there checking things out! Have a wonderful weekend.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What an adorable name for this little shop! How great that you found it. I have the book and have poured over the places mentioned but you have tracked this one down... your lighting shows the rustic, unique look beautifully.

Suzi said...

I love the finds of Paris. My friend, who came with me to Paris has this book and with it in hand we came across some gorgeous shops. One being the jewellery store on the left bank in the headquarters of the three musketeers....fantastic. x

Shell Sherree said...

I love Pia's book ~ funny, I tend to imagine all shops in Paris last forever. I love the warm tones in this photo, V.

Virginia said...

Shell, I guess it's just my luck but of the ones I tagged and found, one had disappeared, the other closed for vacances, so this is my first find. My daughter found the charming little shop that makes porcelain cups etc. and the one that sells buttons etc. Peter found Pip's Parapluie shop but didn't go inside. He has been put in "time out" for that oversight!HA

VP said...

It's the same sense in Italian: 'caduto dal camion'. What a wonderful nice shop, really not your usual 'truck' merchandise!

Alexa said...

I also have that book and love to do some virtual window-shopping every now and then. Hooray you for finding this wonderful place!

Janey and Co. said...

Oh how I would love to be on a "hunt" for these interesting little places!

Harriet said...

What a charming shop you found. Last year I found La Droguerie mentioned in this same book, so it's alive and well. It's not a hardware store as the name implies but a store filled with yarn, ribbons, buttons, and more.

Jack said...

I would enjoy seeing this shop, too, but maybe I would skip the visit to the parapluie shop. I could sit outside and watch your things.

Virginia said...

Jack, you made laugh. When in Paris it is ever so nice to have someone to watch my things while I wander off from the group in photoland! :)
V

TilburgDailyPhoto said...

Lovely, lovely! We had a museum where those letters were to be found, but unfortunately it had te be closed because there wasn't enough money. Pity!