on that paris contest, honestly, yours are the best. they represent each subject without being too obvious. and your images are so much better quality, and so much prettier than all the rest. that probably sounds mean! but it's true! if you don't win, there's something wrong...that fan that you like, i've always wanted a fan like that too!
I love your pictures! I am having a photo mashup on my blog. Let me know if you are interested in joining and I will e-mail you the info! Glad I stumbled upon your blog!
Went to check out that vintage fan and it was sold... did you end up splurging...?