Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Thé des Lys


A new tea shop has opened in Saint-Louis neighbourhood: Thé des Lys. When the owners saw me taking photos they invited me in! More to come tomorrow.

Nouveau salon de thé dans le quartier Saint-Louis : Thé des Lys. Lorsque les propriétaires m'ont vue prendre des photos, ils m'ont invitée à l'intérieur ! La suite demain !

32 comments:

Olivier said...

la deuxieme photo me fait penser a une salles a manger pour poupée, on dirait des jouets

Robert Geiss said...

Würde ich gerne ein Stammkunde werden.

Einen guten Dienstag dir.

Sharon said...

How lovely!

Sharon

Woody said...

It looks very elegant. That's a pretty funky arrangement in the vase.

Jack said...

That was neighborly of them, wasn't it! Looks like a pleasant place. Maybe a bit too feminine for my tastes, though.

Bob Crowe said...

Pretty and delicate but also warm with those yellow walls. I wonder how tea shops get by - they aren't selling high mark-up stuff.

bfarr said...

People are proud of their things...and free publicity to boot. Love the color scheme.

Randy said...

Looks like a great place.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I like it. The huge white flower is lovely, the lighting is good, and the chairs look comfortable and inviting. The top photo is quite elegant...a place for tea and relaxation. Good thing they invited you in as it will reap rewards I am sure.

Bergson said...

nous n'avons pas les mêmes valeurs

cela dit c'est trop mimi

Malyss said...

JAck et Bergson me font rire.. Si un jour , je viens te voir, on ira boire un the là!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

When the owners saw you taking photos, they invited you in ... how I wish our city is as friendly !!!!

Dina said...

They invited the photographer IN instead of chasing her away.
I wish every place were like that.

ALAIN said...

J'adore les enseignes en jeu de mots. Dans ce genre de sport, les coiffeurs sont les meilleurs.

Marguerite-marie said...

super classe!

Cergie said...

Est-il aussi bon le thé qu'en Chine, en Angleterre ou chez Mariage Frères ? Le cadre et le rituel y font beaucoup aussi...
(Pour noël, la maman d'Oscar souhaite une théière...)

Francisca said...

How cool that they invited you into the tea house... so many more are fearful of cameras... of what, beats me. Now they get some free PR! Smart move! And nice tea house!

Doug Hickok said...

That is exciting news! I hope business is good and that it can stay open. In Charleston there are a dozen coffee shops, but the one tea shop we had wann't busy enough to stay open, sadly. I like the interior design in your image today.

brattcat said...

what an enchanting place. eager to hear more.

joo said...

The place looks lovely, and owner seems to be nice:)

Thérèse said...

Bob Crowe a raison, je me pose souvent des questions sur ce genre de commerce, raffine, elegant et si le service est de meme, les frais sont lourds...

Thérèse said...

Bob Crowe a raison, je me pose souvent des questions sur ce genre de commerce, raffine, elegant et si le service est de meme, les frais sont lourds...

SRQ said...

Looking charming. Don't you love it when receive such a nice welcome when you're taking pictures somewhere?

Kaori said...

What a fancy teashop! Looks like a lovely place to warm up with a cuppa :D

Lowell said...

Dainty and quaint are two words that come to mind. Nice soft light, too. You're providing the owners with some nice publicity which I'm sure they appreciate being a new business.

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming and elegant place! :)
Léia

JM said...

That's a lovely tea shop, Ciel!

VP said...

Lovely place, nobody invites me in when I am taking pictures...

EG Wow said...

It looks so elegant! I LOVE it that you were invited in. :)

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: it's the first time anyone has ever invited me in!

@ all: yes they do get free publicity on VDP but when they invited me in, they didn't know who was photographing their premises... With my point and shoot surely I can't be mistaken for a journalist!

Halcyon said...

J'adore les meubles ! Cet un beau rouge. :)

Stephanie said...

Looks like a happy place!