Quintessence Playground

Last month I pulled together some suggestions for visiting the Saint-Ouen Flea Market (here) and alluded to the fact that I have a few stops I always make when I head there. One of those places is Un Singe en Hiver (read more about it here). But if I was forced to vote on my favorite shop at the flea market, I would have to cast my ballot for Quintessence Playground (website is at http://quintessenceplayground.com but it seems to be down now). This large store actually feels like a playground for lovers of design and art.

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The main floor has antiques and found objects cleverly styled to create both small and large-scale arrangements.

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The upstairs is a mixture of antiques as well as finds from more recent decades.

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I think the staging of the store is what I like the most about it. The owner really does have a signature look of creating large and small vignettes using found objects and antiques.

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It didn't surprise me one bit to read here that the owner was tapped by Restoration Hardware for inspiration. I know I walk away from Quintessence Playground inspired. If you have a chance to check out the store, post some photos of it on my Facebook page. I would love to see their latest treasures.

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1 Response

  1. Thanks for all helpful info.How can i find handicraft stores in Paris?

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