lunedì 10 agosto 2009

le Thé dans l'Encrier


§ Quando ero giovane, più giovane dovrei dire, avevo un sogno nel cassetto.
Volevo aprire una libreria con annessa sala da te. Sapevo perfettamente come l'avrei arredata, il luogo dove volevo che fosse e avevo anche già deciso il menù.
Quando parlavo del mio progetto mi guardavano tutti come se fossi pazza: " A Genova una cosa del genere?! Andresti in fallimento dopo 6 mesi !!"
Bell'incoraggiamento !!
In realtà, mancando i fondi e avendo orientato la mia vita a tutt'altro, il mio sogno è rimasto lì dove era nato, nella mia testa.
Diciamo che sono passati 20 anni da allora, nel frattempo sono nate librerie di viaggi con bar annesso, fioristi con ristorante all'interno e chi più ne ha più ne metta.
Sono stata un'antesignana e non me ne rendevo conto.
L'anno scorso poi ho avuto uno shock: a Loumarin, piccolo, meraviglioso paese del Luberon, l'ho vista!
La mia creatura virtuale fatta carne ed ossa... forse meglio dire porte e mattoni.
Vi presento Le Thé dans l'Encrier, ossia Il tè nel Calamaio , che nei miei progetti troverà luogo al piano terra della Casa Rossa.
Ditemi, vi piace ?



le Thé dans l'Encrier

§ When I was young, I should say younger,I had a dream in a drawer.
I wanted to open a bookshop joined to a tearoom. I perfectly knew how I'd have furnished it, I knew the location and I had even made up the menu.
When I talked about my project everyone stared at me as if I were nut: " In Genoa a place like that ?! You'd be bankrupt in 6 months time!".
Nice encouragement, isn't it ?
In reality, lacking the funds and being my life totally differently oriented, my dream remained where it was born, into my head.
Let's say that 20 years have gone by, in the meanwhile there has been a flourishing of travel bookshops + bars, florists with annexed restaurant and the more you can imagine the more you can add.
I have been a forerunner and I did not know.
And last year I got a shock: in Loumarin, small, lovely village in Luberon, I saw it !
My virtual creature made flesh and bones... better say doors and bricks.
Let me introduce you to "Le Thé dans l'Encrier" aka " The Tea in the Inkpot", which in my projects will take place at the ground floor of the casa Rossa.
Tell me, do you like it ?

13 commenti:

Linda Carswell ha detto...

I think it is a fabulous idea...to live your dream, if only in miniature....which is exactly as I do...I shall never have a house in Paris...only my 'petite maison'...I shall look forward to seeing all of your ideas!

Sounds like fun...Linda X

Sans ha detto...

Firstly, that is a name I would have loved to come up with- Tea in an Inkpot! It's so perfect, I want to hang out there everyday just for that name. Then there is how the cafe is done. It's shabby bohemian and anything bohemian is my cup of tea :). Like you, I have always loved bookstore cum cafe but I would rather be a patron then the owner. Trust me, Rosanna, it's no fun running a cafe.

But I think your project is sounding like loads of fun! This reminds me of what I was doing when I was planning the palace!

Marsha ha detto...

We should never let anyone squash our dreams . . . BUT you are making your dream come true in miniature! I LOVE the idea and that door is awesome!! Hugs, Marsha

Katie ha detto...

OK! I LOVE the idea!!! And even better now that your doing it in miniature!! I'd love to sit and read a book and have a good cup of tea. Just think of all the different kind of books you can make:) SO Fun!!!!

Kim ha detto...

This would be a place that I would spend a lot of time. I love tea so much and I love books even more. I think it is a fabulous idea and a fabulous name! I cannot wait to see more!

Debbie ha detto...

Its a lovely idea Rosanna. We will all be able to share your vision with you. How exciting..xx

Caseymini ha detto...

Rosanna, I can't wait to see it finished, but getting there is half the fun. We had a shop here in Tucson years ago that was a quilt/needlework shop combined with a coffee shop. I loved going in there. You could take your needlework and stitch while drinking coffee. It was wonderful. I like your idea even better. I do hope you will serve a bit of coffee too.

The Carolina Quilter ha detto...

It is beautiful! Did it give you a feeling of 'deja vous?" having already envisioned it long ago?!

Jody
http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/

Vittoria A. ha detto...

Ciao! E' bellissima! Uno di quei luoghi in cui si perde il concetto di tempo, si entra e ci si starebbe dei secoli! Splendida!

Liberty Biberty ha detto...

I LOVE it! That little tea shop is gorgeous, I love their door. The mini world is a great place to live out our dreams.
Mercedes

Ana Anselmo ha detto...

It is just perfect! What a lovely shop to go, can I make some scones for you to sell there?
hugs
Ana

marina ha detto...

...ho appena scoperto il tuo blog...e sono rimasta a bocca aperta leggendo questo post...
io sogno da anni ...e anni di aprire una libreria arredata con vecchi mobili e piccoli tavolini dove i clienti possono fermarsi a bere una cioccolata calda con un fetta di torta fatta in casa nella versione invernale...o una bella limonata fresca durante la bella stagione... ma temo rimarrà per sempre un sogno!

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