Sunday, September 20, 2009

Looking Old, Paris Roads

When I traveled in Mexico many years ago, in the interior near Guadalajara, I stayed in an old fashioned hotel called the Hotel Francis. It had a stained glass skylight in the lobby, and the rooms were arranged on each floor around the central opening to the atrium. Old dark wood doors and trim, and a set of stairs but no elevator.

The room key came on a metal, enameled keychain with the name and address of the hotel on it. When I left I purchased a keychain like it, as a memento. I still have it.

This ornament reminds me of that hotel key fob, for a family hotel in Paris. It has the style and look of the 1930's, old fashioned with yellow and blue design and the key hanging alongside a handmade cast pewter Eiffel Tower charm.

I thought it might be fun to use on a keychain, with a faux Master key hanging as one of the dangles! Or swaying from a rear-view mirror, to dream of a trip to Paris or remember one from long ago.

In the spanish translation novel I've been reading lately the characters made a trip to Paris - maybe they stayed at this old family style hotel. It's a fun thing to think that they did.


Esther said...

hoooooooooo Lynn!! c'est trop beau!!!

The Joy of Nesting said...


What fun stories the imagination can put together with this new piece!!!! But then all your creations possess this magical gift!! :)

I'm one excited girl because I won your give away Saturday on the Art Bead Scene's blog!!!!!!!!! Happy dance!!!!!! We will be in the States at the end of Oct. so I can be my own Mule :) What email address would you like me to use to send you my daughter's land address to you????

Your envelope should arrive soon :) Let me know if it doesn't arrive by Thursday please, so I can track it down.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Esther, merci, mon cher amie!

Pattie, That's great news. I've been elbow deep in polymer clay and acrylic paint all day (not really, just seems like that! LOL) and hadn't checked to see who won the giveaway yesterday - I'm putting a few new things in the shop today, playing with color.