Our Customers Behind the Lens

There are few things we love more than seeing how our customers capture their time at The Paris Market so today we're featuring a few of our favorite customer captures right here on our blog! Maybe it has something to with the holidays being just around the corner, but there seems to be a whole lot of Paris Market inspired pretty on instagram lately! From beautiful shots of our holiday displays (& even a recreation of one!) to snapshots of all the warm & tasty treats in our café, we can't help but be inspired by all the beautiful ways in which our customers capture our store. Check out a few of our most recent favorites below & be sure to keep snappin' & always tag your photos with #theparismarket. Maybe you'll see your photo here next! :)

@yourewelcomesav: Always beautiful creative displays here. #yourewelcomesavannah #savannah #georgia #christmas #decor #beautiful #shop #local #christmastrees
@green_mana: #theparismarket #savannah #shop #vscocam
@coffeescout: After hearing all about @theparismarket through @melodyjoymunn, I cannot wait to visit one of these days! Have you been? 
@brittlouiseblog: French Christmas at @theparismarket has me swooning over everything in this store
@stefani_ashley: This coffee shop is the cherry on top of a delightful store! | @theparismarket #coffeeshop #savannah #south #parismarket #paris #espresso #downtown #eatlocal #visitsavannah #georgia #local

@nessaliao: Paris Market #savnnah #downtown #nice #weather #GA
@samanthapetrea: a very dreamy setup
@florodora: macarons avec ma mere

@raychillo: Same, Susan
@threads: #butcoffeefirst
@lakeweekendwear: "Tis the season!
@amandamiley: I am obsessed with these Mexican candles.
@yourewelcomesav: Hot Chocolate & Brownie! #yourewelcomesavannah #savannah #georgia #brownie #hotchocolate #flowers #cafe #parismarket #eat @theparismarket
@annettejosephstyle: This store is so gorgeous, a pleasure to spend the afternoon with such friendly folks #booksigning #pictureperfectparties #loveit
@melodyjoymun: Some days you just need to share a chocolate tart with your mom. | Downtown Savannah is blessed to have @theparismarket, as I am blessed to have quality time with my mother. | #vsco #vscocam #love #theparismarket #chocolate + #coffee #munnliving
@laurlovespink: han and I found a store in #savannah called @theparismarket and it was filled with perfectly wrapped pretty little things #theparismarket
@mafeslane: Loveliest shop/cafe
@jonchandler: #theparismarket takes elf on the shelf to a whole new level #visitsavannah
{From one of our own} @ktjmattern: Check out my skillz 
@taraolsonmedina: This window display was calling my name
@jenchandlerwashere: ...Stole the book village idea from a gorgeous shop downtown (thanks #parismarket)
@hanahyman: Breaks are terribly important. Cookies, too. #parismarket #fleurdelis
@amyspearinginteriors: Another beautiful table at Paris Market... This one with an oversized chandelier... Love the use of navy, gold, and white #savannah #parismarket #tablescape #diningtable
@ingridcarney: This shop! Just the cutest little coffee spot. Thanks for the recommendation @the2654project! #parismarket #parismarketcafe #savannah
@colourfulprivatelife: #parismarket #vscocam
@elissapyon: arrived in Savannah at dusk. magical way to set the tone for the holiday season.


Bright Idea: Holiday Party Decor

The holiday season is well underway & with that comes holiday parties! And while the holidays are a busy enough time without adding a party to the mix, we hope that our decor tips & tricks will help to show you that throwing a party really can be a cinch! And keep reading to the end to catch two wonderful holiday decor DIYs! 
1) Create an inviting entryway. The entryway is the first thing your guests will see upon their arrival, so make sure you make a good first impression. 
2) Create separate areas for your guests to enjoy. It's important to have separate areas to stimulate party flow. You don't want all of your guests crowded in one area. Keep the food table & the bar separate & have both formal & informal seating areas.  
3) Attract your guests to the food table by making it interesting. Don't just set out a boring, old table & place a few platters of food on it. Create visual appeal with different levels, layers, & textures. And don't forget about the space above the table! Utilize this space to hang decorations to link the food table to the rest of the party space.
4) Find your center. Centerpieces are key to create the focal point of a table & tie the overall theme of your party together. For the main food table, we used an arrangement of our bottle brush trees, cloches, moss, & glittery reindeer. For the dessert table, we filled jars with snow & created little wintery scenes inside, to mimic snow globes.    
5) And last but not least: details, details, details! This is something that can be easily forgotten, but details are so important to give your guests a complete party experience. Think of all the spaces throughout your house that your guests will be, from the hallway to the bathroom & everywhere in between! Don't forget to include decorations in these places as well. The littlest details often make the biggest impression!

Holiday Decor DIYs:

For our menu: we took an old frame & fitted it with a piece of board that we painted with chalkboard paint. We then used a chalk paint pen to handwrite the menu.   
This is a lovely & easy way to spruce up an otherwise boring arrangement. We took pheasant feathers (which you can get right here at The Paris Market) & covered the tips first with Glitter Blast spray paint & then a sprinkle of gold glitter to finish them off! They made for a striking addition to the mantle arrangement! 


Gifts for Your Favorite Francophile

Although our store holds treasures from all over the world, we seem to have a special affinity for objects made or inspired by France (Paris is in our name after-all!). So today's blog is dedicated to all of our fellow francophiles, and more importantly, to the people who are searching for the perfect Christmas gift for them. From soaps & candies imported directly from France to notebooks & baking mixes inspired by the beautiful country, you're sure to find an amazing French-themed gift on our shelves. So come & see us & pick up a little something to make your favorite francophile's Christmas all the more merry this year! Joyeux Noël!     


A Miniature Christmas Wish

Sometimes it only takes a little to say a lot. That might be why we love our collection of holiday greeting cards so much! Especially this time of year, it's always nice to spread holiday cheer & send someone a little reminder that you're thinking about them. And in this day & age of instantaneous communication, there's just something particularly wonderful about sending a handwritten card. So come on by & pick up a few of our holiday cards & send off some personalized holiday cheer, snow optional! :)


Holiday Pick of the Week: Seasonal Produce Candles

We have been long-time fans of Produce Candles here at The Paris Market, so we couldn't be more excited to finally be carrying their fall & winter scents. But just in case you're new here: "Produce joins scent & soil by crafting a line inspired by the harvest. Sweet, earthy, spicy, crisp - each element is seasonally represented in hand-cultivated candles made with natural soy wax & premium cotton wicks. These clean, fresh scents bring the best of the farm stand into the home." From sage, sweet potato, & fig for fall to beet, chicory, & rosemary for winter, we love them all! Stop by the store soon to pick up one (or two, or three!) of these delightful candles & bring the scents of the season to your home!