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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Postcard from Paris...Perfection

Have you ever found a store that when you walk in you think, "Wow...someone just went inside my head, found everything that I think is beautiful and made a store out of it?"

I hadn't either...until this weekend when I ran across Postcard from Paris...an old store in Greenville that has been redone. In one word it's perfection.

I was driving down the street trying to kill time and saw this store window...I immediately did a U-turn on Main Street and parked front and center. (Thankfully no cops were out enjoying the West End! :)

Every single detail of the store is an experience, and that is what the designer envisioned. I met Linda, the one responsible for all of this beauty, and she was so welcoming in her store. She probably thought I was crazy when I stayed for hours or perhaps when I asked if it was ok to take pictures, and proceeded to take 300 (hence the reason this blog is lengthy...I wanted you to see EVERYTHING!), but she never let on...she was wonderful!

So welcome to a little preview of my new favorite place in Greenville...

A good bathroom is like a sanctuary to me, and I wanted to take all of these home to make mine more welcoming.

Do you like these couches below? You're in good company if so...the store has been open a week and she has already sold 3 sets of them!

Every piece of furniture in there is stunning...I was ready to take them all home, but my bank account said no.

Every little detail was so whimsical and beautiful, I felt like my head was spinning. Wherever I looked it was like a little Parisian treasure.

And the flowers! There were flowers everywhere! From the moment you walk in the door the service, the scent and the experience are all in a class of its own.

The Furniture

I've always wanted a piece like this. I love a good linen closet, and I would make mine out of this.

The antique door below was by far one of my favorite things in the store.

Here was the "room"

Every piece was amazing...I could go on and on about each one, but I'll just let you enjoy.

Except that I have to tell you that I REALLY loved this one!

I want it in my bathroom (well not MY bathroom, but the bathroom I have dreamed up in my head with 12 foot ceilings...and I want it filled with all of those lotions, shower gels and perfumes she has at the front of the store (see 5th picture of post)

The Details

Every detail in the store is so unique...here are a peek at some of my favorites

Embossed plates...I'm not much for monogrammed things, but this is on another level. An "M" for Megan perhaps?? I think yes!

The books, the chandeliers, the everything! Gorgeous!!

This silver set was so beautiful and so heavy. I loved it!

And dainty litty perfume bottles...I want them all.

One of a kind jewelry and antiques. Linda told me that a couple came in right before I did and bought her "Something old" here for their wedding...so sweet!

Perfectly pressed linens

and these awesome martini glasses!

The whole store is amazing, but I was so excited when I saw these coffee table books. They were among my very favorites!

along with the dishes...

And then there were the scents! All of them were amazing...my house would have had fumes coming out of it if I would have had my way...

Even down to the refrigerator everything was so orderly and unique. The store doubles as a mini Dean and Deluca.

My Wish List

Well, this is a hard category because honestly I wanted everything, but along with every piece of furniture in there, here were the things I really wanted...

These bath supplies...

These gorgeous champagne flutes that were so heavy and substantial (and only $15! Great wedding present, no?)

These mocha dishes and platters

These gorgeous coffee table books

Everything in this picture below, but especially the tray!

And last, but certainly not least...my very favorite thing in the whole store were these...

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?!

The minute I walked out of the store I called my mom, my dad, my sister and my mother in law and explained the whole store in great detail...

It didn't take much convincing because the next day my mother in law and Nikki came with me to visit again! They loved it as much as I did.

I hope you enjoyed your (extended) tour through Postcard from Paris. If you're in Greenville go visit! You will absolutely love everything about the store.


  1. oh my gosh. that is the most "YOU" store ive ever seen! I would literally walk in there and be like "this is wells." i love it!!

  2. Thanks for the nice remarks. I think you were the cutest thing in the store. You are very kind. We hope to see you here again.


  3. oh my. im in heaven. too bad im across the whole united states and can't go shop there (gatlin and my bank account just let out a sigh of relief!) but wow. everything looks absolutely amazing.

  4. AMAZING!!! I'm dying over that store!! When I come to see you we are going there!!