Le Bon Marché, Mon Bon Sapin

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin – Green and Gold

Le Bon Marché – Green and gold, the Christmas windows we all want to see. The theme is Mon Bon Sapin (My good fir ‘Christmas’ tree. It feels like an offering to the the truth of nature, the strong, fragrant green of the fir trees of our land that are our companions. The windows of Le Bon Marché are filled with Christmas trees. They  come to life and perform for our pleasure : as can-can dancers, marching band musicians, ballet performers, and more. They come alive for us at Christmas and join us in our homes in elegant majesty of lights, decor, and guard our offerings of  presents and other surprises.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

Mon Bon Sapin, 2018 Christmas windows, Le Bon Marché

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith

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Very gay they were with snow and sleigh-bells, holly-boughs, and garlands, below, and Christmas sunshine in the winter sky above. All faces shone, all voices had a cheery ring, and everybody stepped briskly on errands of good-will.” ~Louisa May Alcott, “Seamstress”, Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

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Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.” ~W.J. Cameron

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I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” ~Charles Dickens

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The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis

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Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.” ~Carol Nelson

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Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

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“‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale;
‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man’s heart through half the year.”
~Walter Scott

Near Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens

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Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~Peg Bracken

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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~Washington Irving

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Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” ~Norman Wesley Brooks

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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

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Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” ~Josephine Daskam Bacon

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Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times.” ~Kate L. Bosher

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Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~Alexander Smith

repetto, Passy

Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich

Rue de Passy, mini marché kiosks

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.” ~Katharine Whitehorn

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May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” ~Anonymous

Enjoy!
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