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La Vaissellerie: Kitschy French Kitchen Supplies

VaissellerieErica Berman

It’s hard for me to pass by the Vaissellerie St. Antoine without stepping inside to poke around for a few moments. I inexplicably find myself stroking the blades of knives, holding quirky corkscrews up to the light, brandishing honey-drizzlers (can’t live without one of those), and faux-sipping out of pretty ceramic mugs. Mind you, these actions are involuntary and probably make me look like a crazy person.

La Vaissellerie LipglossJunkie

In general, I lead a pretty nomadic lifestyle and try to keep my worldly possessions to a minimum, but this shop makes me want to settle down and start hoarding kitchen supplies. Everything is so cute and colorful, and some if it is mini. Mini-things get me every time.

My favorite items in this shop are mini ceramic espresso cups that are meant to look like crinkled disposable plastic cups (they come in larger sizes as well).  I love the design and the array of colors, and they make great gifts. I brought 8 back to New York for a friend last fall without any trouble, and I’m thinking of getting a set for myself, though I’m not sure why. I don’t actually have an espresso machine, but some things are just too cute to pass up (see photo below).

IMG_8424Tory Hoen

La Vaissellerie. 92 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004. Metro: St. Paul (Line 1). Tel: 01 42 72 76 66. For more information and other Vaissellerie locations, click here.

Written by Tory Hoen for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Written by Tory Hoen

Tory HoenAfter attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College.

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