Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Retro Tuesday: Oooh La La from Paris

So yesterday morning when the snow started, I turned on the weather channel. The verdict was-snowflakes. So I asked Dan what was the difference between snowflakes and flurries and I was told that in the case of snowflakes there is no accumulation. Well Mr. Weatherman certainly had it wrong! What we got was a full blown snowstorm!

Boy oh boy! I'm so glad I put up the Xmas lights outside! LOL
But of course I still had stuff lying around the yard....a soaker hose, watering can, lanterns....
And my bike! so I had to shovel to my bike and bring it inside to thaw! I was so sure I would pedal at least 'til New Year! Oh well! this is out of my hands, right God?

Ok time for Retro Tuesday! I wanted to do something on vintage hors d'oeuvres recipes, but didn't find anything that inspired me. Until I went to the bathroom....and saw these.

Nearly 30 years ago my dad had a contract at the Opera in Paris and he brought me along for the ride. I fell in love with everything Eiffel Tower. And of course I had to bring it home too!
I got them all at little souvenir shops, you know the kind, those little shops barely more than a table outside with really tacky,kitschy souvenirs. 
I remember that the small one had really stinky perfume and the bigger one had bubble bath which I replaced with a mix of water and food coloring! The last one still has it's original contents, red,white and blue bath salts....Oooh Lala!
 And yes it's a collection, I have more in the house....not a lot but some more. It's an inactive collection. I'm not getting rid of them and I'm not adding. But I can tell you my bathroom decor wouldn't be the same without those kitschy french souvenirs!

Happy Retro Tuesday everyone!

For more Retro Tuesday or in this case Toesday, head on to my pal Tracy's blog Crazy Suburban Mom


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OMG i looked 2 seconds ago and you hadn't posted! LOL, where did this come from or did I hallucinate?

Vonlipi said...

lol you didn't hallucinate!

I guess our posting just crossed!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love collections like this. Not active, but not going away either. Good memories for you.

De tout, de rien said...

I think Dan has it backwards, it seems to me, flurries don't accumulate, they're just kind of floating around, light as air and few and far between...That's always what I picture when I think of flurries. I'm sure at this point, you could care less, when you're buried under 100 cm of snow, snow is snow, lol!