Monday, November 30, 2009

Merci Madame Sucre

I have been honoured to receive an award from Bash over at
Madame Sucre. 

Drop by and visit Bash's wonderful blog. 

In her own words her blog was "created to journal a passion  - of combining nature,
 rustic food, and vintage inspired sweetness".

You'll want to keep coming back for more of her beautiful images!

She also has a lovely blog called Make Room for Living.

The rules of acceptance are as follows: 
     1) Copy and paste the award and  post a link to the blog that nominated me 
 2) Tell seven things about myself (you can find that list a few posts back) 
 Please, nothing offensive belongs here! 

3)  Nominate seven other bloggers and pass the award along. 

I have found so many wonderful blogs, this is rather hard to do.
Here is a small list of some great blogs you need to check out:

If you are an award free blog or simply prefer not to share seven things about yourself, no worries.  I would just like to share your beautiful blogs!

You are also  welcome to take any of these three new  buttons below
 (copy & paste) and post it onto your blog
for a little extra Ooh La La!

Merci Bash!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday Tea for Two

 I've been invited to a tea party and so have you!   Tuesday Tea for Two is the  delightful idea of Wanda from The Plumed Pen

As you can see from her banner above she is a very talented artist.    She was also one of my very first followers and had such sweet things to say about my sad little blog I was inspired to continue.  

 She has been under the weather lately so if you have a chance post a 'spot of tea' on your blog, link back to The Plumed Pen then stop by and let her know you've joined the tea party!

This post is a day early because I'm still in the USA 
deciding what to ship over to the new place in France

But I thought I'd share a wonderful little tea salon in Paris,
 just around the corner from the
Cathédrale de Notre Dame called The Tea Caddy.

A charming English tearoom in the French capital

Complete with rich, dark wood paneling

I intended to take a picture of the scones and clotted cream...they were delish...but somehow they disappeared before I could turn the camera on...mmmm!

Get Well Soon Wanda and don't forget to...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Lovely Award!

I was surprised and honoured to receive a lovely award from
Jacqueline over at

Isn't is beautiful?  Designed by Jacqueline herself! 
She has been the recent recipient of lots of awards and giveways and
each is well deserved!

If you are not already of fan of her special blog, please stop by and 
be inspired by all her
 fabulous style and witty comments! 

You'll feel like you are visiting with a good friend!

Merci Beaucoup Jacqueline!!

Put  a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm leaving on a Jet Plane...

Taking a little journey to the U.S.

Bags are packed and ready to go
and I've scheduled a few posts to be published while I'm away.

The plan is to get organize and ship alot of my favorite furniture and 'stuff' 
over to France.

There is so much to do.   So many choices.
Where to begin with a
lifetime of memories

All the antiques and sentimental things that mean so much.
Lovely  treasures belonging to my precious parents simply must come with me.  

I'll try to post some photos of the pieces that make the cut for the trip across the Atlantic to their new Frenchie home!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Images of Provence

Back from a wonderful long weekend in Provence.  
Here are a few photos you may enjoy.

Palais des Papes

Beautiful views of Mont Ventoux

The flower markets are always fabulous

Provencale tablecovers

Found this gorgeous hotel...Les Frênes Hostellerie

The lobby of Hotel La Mirande in Avignon

We took a spin over to Aix-en-Provence

I was so inspired by all the incredible colors and architecture I had to break out my paints.   Its been a long while since I had time to paint but I've been 
working feverishly ever since we returned home.  

  I was going to post a few of my attempts here but I think I need to get in some
more practice
The good news is I think I have the 'art bug' once again!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Merci Bonjour Madame

I have had the honour of being given a Kreative Blogger award by

Stephanie of  Bonjour Madame

Her blog is a lovely snapshot of a French inspired life - hmmm, a girl after my own heart.
If you have not been by to see Bonjour Madame, please do stop by now and enjoy her creative posts and heartfelt style.

Merci Stephanie for all the kind words of encouragement you have left on my new blog, which is very much a work in progress - it will get better I promise.  It means alot to me! 

I'd like to pass along this award to 7 fabulous blogs.  
Simply post 7 things about yourself and then pass the award along to 7 other blogs you enjoy! 
If you are blog free or do not wish to share 7 things about yourself, no worries.  

This award simply is to say I think you have a wonderful blog!

Musings from A French Cottage


Rosy Inspiration

Belle Maison

File Under Lovely

Ritas Shabby Chic Rose

All these bloggers are very talented and have made their blogs a  delight to visit!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!