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I wanted some lights for the boys' room so I stopped by La Case de Cousin Paul in Montmartre to pick up a few strands. (They have a few shops in France.) You can choose from about a zillion colors depending on what you need. It costs about 22 Euros for a strand of 20 balls including the lights. They make the boys' room look so cheery and Moses loved picking them out. Of course these would be adorable for a party. all photos by Oh Happy Day
  1. Lea Andrew

    September 14, 2011

    Wow! This is a childs dreamland with all of those amazing colors!

  2. victoria

    September 14, 2011

    so fun! remember that shop on fillmore street that sold those lights? but this is just all eye-candy!

  3. jordan

    September 14, 2011

    jordan

    Thats so funny Victoria. i had forgotten about that place. Presentation can make such a difference :)

  4. Miss B.

    September 14, 2011

    These are perfect for a kids room, heck for my room!

  5. Roshni

    September 14, 2011

    Is this for real!?!? Wow!

  6. jodi

    September 14, 2011

    love!! such a wonderful space.

  7. Megan Flowers

    September 14, 2011

    WOW! What a fantastic place! I can`t wait to see the pictures of the finished product hanging in there new room!

  8. Stephanie

    September 14, 2011

    I was just in that store two weeks ago on my trip to Paris. If I would have had a spare inch in my suitcase, I might have come home with a whole bunch!

  9. kim

    September 14, 2011

    Are you kidding? How awesome! I had no idea that such shops existed! Love it!

  10. communikate

    September 14, 2011

    ooh.. jealous! i saw these a couple of years ago, and wished i could’ve purchased then!

  11. Lauren

    September 14, 2011

    How fabulous! I am smitten!

  12. rhiannon

    September 14, 2011

  13. Colleen

    September 14, 2011

    Oh how fun! I would love to have several strings of those for my classroom! Wish we had a store like that here in Texas!

  14. Merritt

    September 14, 2011

    This store looks amazing – so cheery and colorful. I somehow missed this during my trip to Paris a couple of summers ago. I’ll have to check out the website & maybe order some! Thanks for filling us in!

  15. Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

    September 14, 2011

    Oh please show us what they look like hanging in the boys’ room!

  16. Samantha

    September 14, 2011

    They still sell them at Kinokuniya in J-Town, SF. Price varies whether you are willing to pop the balls open with a chopstick or not, but less than $20 either way.

  17. Karen @sugarspicelivin

    September 14, 2011

    OMG I 100000 percent totally love this. I am going to have to swing by J-town in SF Stat!!

  18. kellie

    September 14, 2011

    Not shipping to Australia 😐 Stupid Australia…..
    Gorgeous lights though,!

  19. Jennifer F.

    September 14, 2011

    gorgeous!!! I’ll save that idea for splurge time. 😀

  20. Susan

    September 14, 2011

    Wow this store looks like it was made just for you! :)

  21. Stephanie

    September 14, 2011

    wish I would have thought of that!

  22. Jules

    September 14, 2011

    Adorable. Only in France. (I would love for someone to tell me I’m wrong.)

  23. lamb

    September 14, 2011

    Love this! The colors are so bright! I would love to stop by this store :)

    xo lamb

  24. Violindenise

    September 14, 2011

    I used to pass this shop everyday on my way to the Abbesses metro! Nostalgia…

  25. Gaby [The Vault Files]

    September 14, 2011

    Can’t believe this! I bought so many strands of these lights in Bangkok 2 years ago, whoever brought that idea to Europe was very clever, especially to have your own customized strand (mine were not but still so lovely!)

  26. Amanda

    September 14, 2011

    Gorgeous! I want a string for my room!

  27. elaine

    September 14, 2011

    wow. so fun and graphic! love it.

  28. Emily

    September 14, 2011

    So in love with those stinking lights! I need those for winter!

  29. Lindsey

    September 14, 2011

    I have these chez moi!!

  30. Alessandra

    September 15, 2011

    so cute and fun!

  31. Christina

    September 15, 2011

    Seriously, does the States have any type of store like this?! This is fantastic, what fun!

  32. Natalie

    September 15, 2011

    How AMAZING is this place? I wish we had one in the states. Oh, the possibilities!

  33. Meghan

    September 15, 2011

    You can make something similar yourself using a strand of Christmas lights and painted ping pong balls. After you’ve painted the ping pong balls and let them dry, poke a little hole in one end and slip it over the bulb of the Christmas light. The texture isn’t quite the same as what you have here, but it is completely customizable. Patterns anyone?

  34. Angela

    September 15, 2011

    Oh, this was my favorite store in Montmartre!! They really know how to make you want to buy their product. So colorful and fun!

  35. Meg

    September 15, 2011

    I LOVE THESE!!! I just bought three strands of fifty on lacasedecousinpaul.com. Unfortunately you can only buy the lamps in store though :( Cannot wait to plug them in!

  36. Tanya

    September 15, 2011

    So cool! That shop is reason alone to visit Paris.

  37. r8chel

    September 15, 2011

    Gorgeous!!

  38. Colleen / Inspired to Share

    September 15, 2011

    This is amazing! Why does everything in Paris have to be so much cooler?!

  39. Tanya H

    September 15, 2011

    I NEED this store to be transplanted to the East coast. Immediately. Pronto. Stat!

    Why do the Parisians have such cool stuff? Boohoo for me.

  40. Elaine

    September 16, 2011

    a newly opened gift shop in our local village had a small display of these in the window (NE Scotland!) and I wasn’t sure what they were! now I can see, although the impact of all the colours in the Paris shop is a bit more impressive!

  41. Brigette

    September 16, 2011

    These photos just gave me a little thrill, whish there was something like this near where I live!

  42. Ashley

    September 16, 2011

    Does anyone know what the store is called in San Francisco? Would love to get some of these. Anyone in the states have suggestions I’d appreciate it!!! We are in AZ.

  43. Jude from Colour Giggles

    September 18, 2011

    Oh my goodness, I would never want to leave a shop like this.. Would love to see a picture of them up in the room…

  44. Joanna

    September 19, 2011

    Oh how beautiful! Do you know if you can order them to the US/Canada and would the voltage work here?

  45. Sarah from WIDLoveSP

    September 19, 2011

    ooooOooo I wish they had stores like this in the states!! wait… DO THEY?

  46. Sarah from WIDLoveSP

    September 19, 2011

    BTW I love all the colors on your blog! It always makes me happy when I stop by :))
    OH HAPPY DAY is definitely on “My Daily Read” http://widlovesp.blogspot.com

  47. La Franglaise

    September 23, 2011

    Great photos of this shop! I smile whenever I visit shops which sell these lights because when I moved to Paris five years ago, the owner of La Case de Cousin Paul had only just opened and it was a teeny weeny (we’re talking maybe 10m2) shop in Montmartre. I remember chatting to him about his concept (imported from Thailand where he lived for while) and thinking how great it was. Since, I can’t even tell you how many of his guirlandes I’ve bought (they make excellent gifts). I had no idea that the owner opened other shops in France. What a success story… going from less than 10m2 shop just five years ago to what he has today!

  48. Morgan

    September 24, 2011

    such a fun store!

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