Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Écharpe perdue, trouvé


                    

Back to Nemours today.  As we sat over coffee and tea my first day in Paris,  I was trying to capture the waiter rushing around, but spotted this lovely scarf through the glass door, draped over the coat rack. At first I thought it belonged with someone's coat but as the café thinned out and the coats were claimed I realized that someone had most likely found it on the floor and carefully hung up it to wait for its owner.  The French are thoughtful that way. I often see mittens or gloves that have been picked up and laid on a ledge or window sill in the hopes that it will be found again.


I have another reason for featuring Café Nemours today.  Recently I found some delightful black and white drawings of Paris on Etsy.  Artist Annie Poon's Nemours scene caught my eye and I purchased it.  Annie was kind enough to include an extra 8x10 print for a GIVEAWAY!  Thank you Annie for your generosity.  Now all you have to do is leave a comment if you want to enter. I'll draw a lucky winner on Thursday so come back then to see if  your name was drawn!

18 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Something i cannot imagine possible where i live !

Malyss said...

So many scarves, gloves and umbrellas are lost and waiting for their owners somewhere..This also could be a beginning for a writing class, "tell the scarf's story !"

PS: Add a "E" at the end of perdu et trouvé, echarpe is feminine in french.
A give away? I'm in!

martinealison said...

Un foulard énigmatique... d'une femme mystérieuse...
Une très jolie photo...
Gros bisous

this is Belgium said...

yes; we do that here too... it is funny in a way, the contrast to vandalism or a bike being stolen and then this carefully draped foulards, mittens etc...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I do wonder if the owners return to find their lost items... While Holly and I were riding a bus we noticed a single mitten left by a child, but unlike your scarf, probably never to be retrieved.

Janey and Co. said...

It has to belong to a foriegner. I can't imagine a Native going back out in public view without her scarf!

Daryl Edelstein said...

oh la la ... here too people put scarves, mittens, gloves .. found items up and on display so the owner can find them should they come looking

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Hope the owner will come looking for it and find it there.
Costas

Maria O. Russell said...

Hope to sit with you over a cup of coffee (or tea) at the Nemours one day Mme. V!

I love your blog!

arabesque said...

lost and found it was. ^0^
I hope it gets back to the right owner.
ps:
It was only when I was doing my laundry that I realized I lost a mitten too, that was our last night in Paris while walking along St. germain. :(

Virginia said...

Malyss, I will add it. My translator, M. Olson gave me the right words, but it was very late in Paris! He's always on duty for me and I"m eternally grateful!

Janey, how funny. I didn't think of that. What Parisian lady would leave Nemours without her lovely silk scarf!!!

You are all in the "hat' for the giveaway!
V

Alexa said...

Hope the scarf was reclaimed—by its rightful owner, of course. The French are not the only thoughtful ones today, V—how about you and Annie Poon? Please toss my name in the chapeau too!

Pamela said...

Oh count me in V !!
Aren't the French sweet!!

Outside Looking In said...

Count me in for the drawing too. I've been enjoying your blog!


www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

Linda Carswell said...

You once again have featured my favorite place in Paris....I adore sitting here wether it people watching or waiter watching....I long for my return!!

Bonnie said...

Je suis interressée au dessin! Count me in for the drawing :) I enjoy looking at your blog, I've always wanted to visit France.

Maria O. Russell said...

Echarpe in Spanish means scarf in English.

Nice to know the French use the same word...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm too late for the draw Virginia (that'll teach me for going to bed early last night haha!) but have just enjoyed looking at Annie Poon's work, delightful it is and so is your capture of Cafe Nemours.