Saturday, April 12, 2008

At first glance

Another participant in the Third in Bloom competition

When I first came upon C.W. Smith (seen in the background), I mistook it for W.H Smith, the English Bookstore on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris (that's the place to get English newspapers and The New York Times, best sellers and a wide range of English paperbacks).

This Smith, however, is "a direct importer of 17th, 18th and 19th century antiques from China and the former British, Dutch and Portuguese colonies in Asia".

That's a whole different kettle of fish, isn't it...

12 comments:

Nikon said...

We will overlook your crass mistake :-)

oldmanlincoln said...

I like the post and colors and what you said but am not familiar with it or much of it, except Florida. LOL

GMG said...
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GMG said...

I wonder what will he be selling from Ceylon, Goa, Ormuz, Mallaca, Damao, Diu, Cochin (Kochi), Macau, Nagasaki, East Timor...

Kate said...

Antiques are interesting to look at and fun to own, too. This shop looks like browsing would be an adventure in itself. Good shot, Isabella. I especially like the blue sky.

Jilly said...

This little corner is just charming. Love the fresh architecture, the pool, fountain, trees, pots of lavenders etc. so beautifully laid out and an antique shop too with goodies that sound just wonderful.

Love to be there - that sense of anticipation just before you enter the wonders of that shop. interesting name.

Rambling Round said...

Very pretty little courtyard, and the shop sounds interesting.

Marie said...

Such a blue sky! I'm so jealous :-)

Thank you for your very funny comment on my blog.

babooshka said...

I can see why you thought it was WH Smiths. That logo is is quite deceptive. Apart form thatm, what a pretty little courtyard, lovely photo.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Very nice spot, but I'd rather spend my money on books or magazines in W H Smiths, than buy stuff made in China. I try not to buy anything made in China but it's pretty hard to do that these days. The Chinese have a horrible human rights record, and certainly run their factories with underpaid and overworked workers.

Ming the Merciless said...

When I saw the word C.W.Smith, the first thought that popped into my head was the restauranteur B.Smith. And I was thinking, "Oh, there's a B.Smith restaurant in FL too." :-)

Moi said...

did you venture inside? do they have stuff from india too??? i would guess so........"colonies" huh???