Vintage Poster Art From Paris
When we finished remodeling our kitchen a few months ago, we decided that the large wall next to the dining table needed a single, bold piece of artwork. We found it in Paris. Le Monsieur and I both love vintage travel posters, and are always on the lookout for them. We’d passed by the Elbé gallery on boulevard Saint Germain a couple of times, and while I was off people-watching with Josephine, LM stopped in to scout the merchandise. We went back a couple of days later, and this is one of the beauties that followed us home. (They packaged and shipped the posters to our house, so we didn’t have to carry with us.)
While you can find copies of this poster online, this is an original lithograph from 1920. The level of detail and depth and vibrance of the colors are amazing. We had it professionally framed, and while it was not inexpensive, I’m so glad we did.
The expert at the frame shop pulled a few options from the hundreds of frame samples in stock, and of those, this was the one that “clicked.” This frame almost feels like it was made for the poster. The colors and stippled texture echo those in the image, and the frame achieves the desired effect of enhancing the artwork rather than calling attention to itself.
This mid-century rail travel poster was the one I fell in love with first. It’s now hanging in our den. The shop expert suggested this frame as well, which also has a very mid-century aesthetic, and picks up some of the deep browns in the image. We used UV acrylic rather than glass on both posters, which is lighter. We’re so happy with both new pieces of art!
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend Allan Jeffries Framing. We’ve used them a few times over the last few years, and have always been very happy with their work.
Labor Day Sales
If it’s a long holiday weekend then it must follow that there will be sales. While I know it’s hard to wrap your head around outerwear when it still feels like summer outside, it’s a great time to take advantage of some good discounts. Your November self will thank you.
J.Crew has 40% off full-priced items with code BIGSALE. I showed you the longer open sweater jackets a couple of days ago, but if you prefer something shorter and more fitted, here’s a one-button sweater blazer. It’s offered in Black, Navy and Heather Khaki, and up to size 3x. They didn’t have this one in the store, but I’ve ordered it to try, will report back.
Also worth looking at, this rain jacket is really cute. Offered in Regular (up to 3X), Petite, and Tall sizes, and several colors.
These packable down jackets from Lands’ End are fabulous for cool weather travel, and almost always sell out. Offered in Regular, Petite, Tall, Plus, and Petite Plus. Use code PARADE and pin 6028 for 40% off!
UNIQLO has some select items discounted, including their Blocktech wind and waterproof parkas and jackets.
More Sales Of Note
Ann Taylor: 40% off full-price styles, extra 50% off Sale styles. Code READYSETSALE
Bloomingdales: Big Brown Bag Sale, up to 60% off.
Chico’s: extra 50% off sale styles.
Halsbrook: Labor Day Sale, up to 80% off.
J.Crew: 40% off full-priced items with code BIGSALE
J.Jill: extra 40% off sale styles.
Lands’ End: 40% off full-priced styles. Code PARADE, pin 6028
Macy’s: extra 20% off sale items and free shipping over $49 with code WKND
Theory: $100 off any purchase of $600 or more. Code WHATSUITSYOU