Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy June and some lilacs!

Happy June!

Just popping in to wish you a lovely new week!  And, to share just a couple of lilac photos :)

The bush in our yard, that I picked these from always blooms later than the other lilacs, and it is such a treat to be able to get a second round of blooms!

I have been very busy trying to get caught up on my gardening, but I will be taking some more product shots this week, and will have more new {vintage} French items in the shop next week!  Including some of the gorgeous hemp sheets seen in the first photo, and the mini antique French books above.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! 


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beautiful Cassis, France

Today I bring you a few images from beautiful Cassis, France.  While in Provence, we decided to take a day trip down to this lovely coastal town.  One of my favorite things to do while on vacation, is have a leisurely lunch by the water...and if you throw in some delicious white wine, well, I'm pretty darn happy :)  Cassis is home to a number of vineyards and they are known for their wonderful white wine.

Lots of great restaurants around the port...

This next photo shows you some of the charm you experience while wandering the streets of Cassis...

no front yard, no problem, you can still have a garden...

Only an hour and a half drive from where we stayed in Apt, to Cassis.  Well worth it!

Be back soon ~


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Streets of Provence

Two posts in one day, are you shocked??!!

I've decided that the best way for me to share my travel photos, and to be able to blog more often, is to start sharing photos one or two at a time.  My new plan is going to {try} to be, that when I post  a photo from my "big camera" on my Instagram page, I will also post it here {I show photos from both my iPhone and  Canon 5D on Instagram}.

We'll see how it goes :)  I do miss feeling more connected with my blog!

The above photo is just one of the many examples of the charming streets in Provence.

Bonsoir mes amis!  Good evening my friends...


For the love of Provence...


I have recently returned from the south of France!  We had perfect weather and everything was blooming and just gorgeous!  I continuously count my blessings that I am able to travel to France regularly and spend time there, with the love of my life, a.k.a. my husband :)  We are so very blessed.

I posted throughout my trip, on my Instagram page, but I just did not have the time to blog too. So I thought I would start sharing some of my photos now here,, as well.

This next little farmhouse cottage!  It made me crazy happy to be able to photograph it.  Small, but oh so charming.

The roses all over Provence were just so amazing.  Especially considering we hardly had green grass, let alone anything blooming, in our little suburb of Chicago (the long, extremely cold winter has everything blooming late this year by us}.

This next photo is from one of my favorite villages in Provence ~ Lourmarin...

I will be back with more photos...including some from the poppy fields that I was {a tad bit} obsessed with...

***There are lots of lovely new things in the Flea Market Finds section of the shop!  We had a great time scouring the brocantes and flea markets in Provence and are so happy to be able to bring these items back for the shop!  Many more new items coming in the weeks ahead too.***

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A peek at the next Prairie Style Magazine

Hello!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!!

Fifi asked me to share a peek into the next issue of her beautiful Prairie Style Magazineand so I am :)

Here is just a sampling of what is ahead in the new issue:

The magazine is 144 pages of beautifully photographed stories and 9 homes from coast to coast and Canada {all different takes on Prairie Style}!

The magazine costs $9.99 and will be available in stores in May, but you can also go *HERE* to order your copy!  For bulk orders, go *HERE* {for 10 or more copies, at $4.99 each}.

All photos courtesy of Fifi O'Neill and Prairie Style Magazine 

Have a great night!