A Paris Like Day

When I'm out and about, I keep my eyes peeled for wonderful tattered treasures everywhere I go. Yesterday I made a trip to the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, to have lunch with my niece, Brittney.  This wonderful quaint area has got to be my new favorite spot ~ I think it's one of the best kept secrets in Dallas.  

Everywhere I looked reminded me of scenes from our vacation in Paris.  The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.  The temperature was just right ~ it was a perfect kind of day.  

We happened upon this wonderful vintage bicycle, it made you want to hop on and go for a ride.  In Paris, it seems people do most of their living outside ~ they walk or ride their bicycles ~ I'm a little envious of that.

Can you believe the seat and the basket ~ a perfect place to stash a baguette or two picked up from the local bakery ~ that's what the Parisians do ~  so much charm.

We went for lunch at Oddfellows.  This is the coffee station, located right inside the front door ~ all the fixings for the perfect cup of coffee sit on this interesting vintage metal piece.  Notice the white compote dish with sugar cubes, "One lump or two?"  How nostalgic is that?  

This is how I started my lunch yesterday.

You may wonder why I began with hot chocolate.  Have you ever had the hot chocolate at Oddfellows?  If you have, then it would be clear why I started my meal that way.  It tastes as good as it looks (notice the heart-shaped swirl of whipped cream).  The food is fabulous too!

We lingered over our lunch for a couple of hours ~ I think.  We lost track of time.  That's another thing I noticed in Paris, people take time to eat ~ and enjoy.  They enjoy the food and the company they are in.  I'm challenged to take time too ~ to enjoy the simple things in life like the Parisians do.  

Thanks for indulging me and allowing me to share my Paris like day with you.  Below is a sampling of some of the unique items I spotted at the Round Top Antiques Fair.  For newly posted photos of Round Top ~ Days 1, 2 and 3, please go to Tattered Style on Facebook to view them all.

P.S.  I hope you have a Paris Like Day today.  :)

Great old classroom maps and charts ~ aka "Awesome Art."