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This Is Just Like Being in Paris
We also think you'll appreciate and enjoy the unique ambience of our
shop. Many people tell us "this is so European," or "This is just like
being in Paris," but except for our French bread racks, our furnishings
are strictly American, albeit the America of around 1815. I wondered
for a long time how to come to terms with the décor of a patisserie in
America and not have it look like a stage set, with cardboard figures
of the Eiffel Tower. You get the picture. And then one day on a walk in
Paris I made the connection. All I had to do was, by and large, furnish
our shop in much the same way Wendy and I have been attempting to
restore our 1800 farmhouse in Greenwich, New York. In fact, many of the
furnishings of classic America derive and take their influence from the
1803 French furniture directories. The wallpaper in our shop is a
wonderful Brunchwig & Fils adaptation of an arabesque pattern made
in France and hung in Connecticut in the 1790's. The mirrors or looking
glasses (one of which inspired our logos) are all from this same
Federal, neo-classic period in America, as are the schoolgirl
silk-on-silk embroideries from Philadelphia. And we lucked out. Our
friend Hugo Ramirez from New York City, probably the foremost authority
on 19th century American lighting, phoned to say that he had recreated
Argand chandeliers for the film Amistad and now that filming was over
did we want them? Voila!
Mrs. Londons - Bakery and Café
464 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone 518.581.1652 fax 518.581.1882