Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Looking for Pickers!


If you know me and my boutique, I'm always on the lookout for unique items to bring to you. I'm the sole buyer for the shop, so it gets challenging to crank out numerous items every month as my customer base grows.

Having said that, I'm noticing the estate sales are not as good as they were decades ago. Frankly, the pickins are getting slimmer, and I have less time to travel. That's not saying that I won't continue to bring you the best items that I can get my sticky fingers on!

This is where you may be able to help. I'm always on the lookout for hotel related items, unique and eclectic French accessories, estate jewelry, and more. Perhaps you have something you want to part with, or have come across something amazing along your travels?

If you do, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email with photos. Now, in advance, I'm super, super particular, so please don't get offended if I'm not interested in something you show me. 

Also, I don't appraise items, so I'm sorry that I can't be of assistance there. FYI, I don't buy linens, clothing, paper, or repurposed items.

Feel free to drop me a line anytime, and thanks for your help!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Unique New Arrivals at Paris Hotel Boutique!!

antique signet rings

With brisk mornings, cooler days, and leaves changing colors, Paris Hotel Boutique offers you our latest finds to capture the mood of this beautiful upcoming Autumn season.

Today we are showcasing 60 new pieces!

View some highlights below and then shop our new arrivals here!

large Art Nouveau alabaster bust

Antique Apothecary Bottles

Vintage Borghese Lamps

Vintage French Trophy

Antique French Napoleonic-Scened Vase

Palace Hotel, San Francisco Pitcher

Victorian Birds Oil Painting

1950s Woman Oil on Canvas




images: Kassie Borreson, Haus Frau Fotografie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Monday & Head's UP!


Hope you had a delightful weekend!

Just a 'heads up' to let you know that Paris Hotel Boutique will be showcasing 60 unique arrivals tomorrow morning promptly at 8:00 am PST/11:00 am EST!

See you tomorrow and have a great week!


image from here

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Cherish Every Moment...


Pat selling her lovely wares some years ago...

When I entered the Alameda flea market yesterday, I made a bee line to my friend Pat Story's booth to say "hello." It had been a couple of months since I'd seen her. A strange face in her booth told me she'd died two weeks ago.

What? Tears flowed and flowed as I tried to put my game face on and shop for antiques. Pat was the most generous and kind person. A real gem. Always there to give you a big hug.

I'll miss her smiling face and her annual holiday pumpkin or banana bread. How could I possibly shop at the flea market when I just heard of this death. I tried as people said hello to me and tears were streaming down my eyes.

Needless to say, time is racing by and I guess it's hard to accept that many of us are at that age that we're losing people left and right. I'm almost afraid to answer the phone these days. Seems that I'm getting bad news weekly.

Cherish every moment because one never knows. Talk to your loved ones and give a big hug. And to anyone that knew dear Pat, we will truly miss her. RIP my sweet friend.


Monday, September 01, 2014

Do You Wear White After Labor Day?


The old tradition of not wearing white after Labor Day came about from various reasons...watch clip below.



I happen to love white, especially winter white. So, perhaps I won't be wearing white pumps after Labor Day, not that I wear pumps at all anymore!

What do you think? White or no white?

Anyway, while we're talking....can we go back to wearing gloves and hats again? I would love that!

Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Found: Estate Sale Treasures!!


You know how it is when you're an antique dealer. You go to estate sales every week, wait in line for hours, and most of the time, come home empty-handed.


Well, this past Friday was an exception. I was so excited to enter this Victorian home in San Francisco to find the largest gallery of 19th century oil paintings. There were hundreds on every wall! Needless to say, I purchased about 10 paintings which will be offered on the website in the weeks to come.


I was so excited at the estate sale, that I could hardly breath. The most gorgeous floral oil paintings on canvas in huge, ornate frames!

These are just some random photos. Be on the lookout for them at Paris Hotel Boutique!

Have a lovely Labor Day Weekend!