Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pretty Touches in French Country Homes.....

I love the way the French dress up there homes
with those little special little touches.

bowls of foil wrapped sweets
with just a few discreetly scattered underneath

Gossamer curtains to add that touch of elegance to personal spaces

And soft throws on lounge chairs
should I sit on there?    I did.
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Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! I love those touches! Perfect! And what great captures, too! Lovely post, Dianne! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

This is a lovely post and yes, the French do seem to have a way with getting the attention to detail just right.
Your photographs are gorgeous.

Happy week

Mariette said...

Dearest Dianne,

Guess I grew up with merely all French touches as our Province is so Burgundian... That's what we did take with us to the USA, it is all over in our home.

Lots of love,


Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love their décor too! I wish I was staying in one right now..

Karena said...

Dianne it is all in the little details isn't it?!

Come and join my Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!


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Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Yes, it's their "je ne sais quoi", sometimes hard for us to put our finger on, but so much a part of the french!
Love the sweeties tumbled over below the bowl, as though a child put their hand in deep to find the "special" one at the bottom of the bowl!
Happy Easter Dianne

Dianne said...

Shane:- yes that's just what it looked like Shane - I didn't take one though - looked too pretty to disturb

Virginia said...

Lovely. Was this a little inn where you stayed? Seems so sweet and homey.

TK said...

Gossamer bath sublime!!! TK xx

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Thank you, Dianne, for stopping by Paree!

Looking at this post, I realized I've never been in a French home. I've been in a hotel in Paris, but that's about it. I think I'm missing a lot! Beautiful pictures!


Dianne said...

Virginia:- this was a lovely family home in Provence where they rented out rooms for overnight visitors - very comfy!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Dianne,
The French do have that certain something with decorating - I'm still trying to fit in and get the hang of it (I'm an AMerican expat in Paris). Let's both get dressed up and meet on the street pictured on my blog! Sounds like fun!
Hope you're week if going well.

Katherines Corner said...

What a beautiful post!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I invite you to stop by Katherines corner I'd love for you to visit. Hugs!
P.S. I lived in France for four years. I have fond memories :-)

anni said...

yes, the charm is in the detail

Toñi Buendia said...

I'm in love with your blog!! nice , so nice!!kisses from Spain. TOñi

ParisBreakfasts said...

I do wish there were more shower curtains in French bathrooms instead of the internal struggle with the wretched spray of water that gets on everything but where you want it.

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Trotter said...

Hi Dianne! Très chic...

Sorry for the absence, but one week off means three weeks busy to recover... Blogtrotter Two is around the canals of Amsterdam... Enjoy and have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

d e l i g h t said...

Just found your blog and love it! It brings back memories of my trip to Paris several years ago. I am a new follower. I invite you to visit my blog.


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