Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Sans Souci

Shops come and go. In lieu of this Montreuil high street shop we now have an absolutely delightfully cosy new tea shop where lunch is also served. It has a decidedly Eastern touch since the very sweet and welcoming owner isn't French born! VDP had walked by a few times before it opened and was thrilled to finally get the chance to go in! Sans Souci is French for 'no worry'. VDP forgot to ask if the name was in any way related to Sans Souci palace in Potsdam near Berlin - though there is a clue on the second pic. The little plate is a vintage Potsdam souvenir! The tea shop's website is this way.

Les magasins vont et viennent. En lieu et place de celui-ci, nous avons désormais un super chouette et cosy nouveau salon de thé rue de Montreuil, où il est également possible de déjeuner dans un cadre résolument et chaleureusement slave, reflétant les origines de la charmante maîtresse des lieux. VDP attendait l'ouverture avec impatience et a été ravie de pouvoir enfin y pénétrer ! VDP a oublié de demander si le nom du salon avait un rapport avec le château de Sans Souci à Potsdam près de Berlin mais il y a un indice sur la deuxième photo : la petite assiette est un souvenir vintage de Potsdam... Le site web, c'est par ici.

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I like the pretty painted furniture.
K

Revrunner said...

Some English Breakfast tea for me, please. :-)

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely, colorful little shop!! I'm ready for tea!! I love your pics!!

William Kendall said...

The furnishings and decor are really beautiful!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

They sure did a good job of painting the furniture, it would really look good in a breakfast nook.

RedPat said...

It looks great - and they even have cushions to make your stay more comfy!

Randy said...

Interesting decor.

Linda said...

Fun decor! I wouldn't buy it for my home because I prefer a restful look, but it's neat to see.

Small City Scenes said...

It looks very Scandinavian don't you think? Love the colors. MB

llandudnopictures said...

What a nice welcoming looking place, we did something very similar yesterday!

Cezar and Léia said...

The decoration is beautiful and I would love to visit this place!You got wonderful pictures, showing all beautiful details and intensive colors!
Léia

Dina said...

A place with atmosphere.

EG CameraGirl said...

So much charm!

José Mendonça said...

Truly lovely! Painted furniture is also typical of the Alentejo, central southern Portugal, but sadly it seems their days are counted as it's getting hard to find it nowadays.
https://www.google.com/search?q=mobilia+pintada+alentejo&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=PNIVU9H5OYeRhQf964CADw&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=631

Tanya Breese said...

so cute! i was thinking it all looks kind of dutch-ish?

Sharon Anck said...

It has a very German look to it for sure.

Stuart said...

As my wife would say, they are not afraid of color !

VP said...

I see the owners share my love for bright colors...

Dave said...

I like the vibrant colours.

Halcyon said...

Oh, I love it! I hope you go back often. THose painted tables and chairs are wonderful and very welcoming.

Loree said...

What a charming and cheerful tea shop.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Those are amazing chairs, almost too pretty to sit on.

Jack said...

Very charming. I hope it becomes a big favorite in Versailles.

Karl Demetz said...

A lovely little shop, it looks great.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

From a delicatessen to a tea shop, sounds like a fair progression to me Ciel :)