Friday, July 6, 2007

French Inspiration

Here we are again, inspiration Friday!
Today, as everyday, I am inspired by all things French. I don't really know how it started, but I know that I like it.

I think that the French architecture, food, lifestyle, art, decorating etc. are wonderful!

I am Italian, and I think Italy has great architecture and food too, but I guess I have developed this affinity for all things French!
I've noticed on the blogs, that other people feel the same way. There is just something very intriguing about it.

I hope you enjoy some pictures from around my home, and my little bits of France.

The lampshade was a huge splurge, from one of my favorite shops in Ventura. A lady hand makes the shades, using French fabric.

Tomorrow, I am off again to Carpinteria, and to the Paris Flea Market.
As soon as I get brave enough to fly, I will travel to France. Last summer I made the big step and got a passport. (Believe me that was a big step)!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Rhoda said...

Hi, Rosemary, I love French things too, although I dearly love anything Italian, so it would be a toss-up. I agree, the French have such a flair with their furniture designs & homestyle. You have some pretty Frenchie things!


the feathered nest said...

Absolutely love that darling lampshade! I too love all things french. I've been trying to teach myself french for years! Yep, one day I'll get brave enough to get on that plane for that loooong flight!


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Rosemary- I am terrified to fly too! I am going to Florence, Italy in October with some girlfriends and I am petrified!! But you would loove France, it's gorgeous!! Can you speak Italian, I can speak French and German, but would love to master Italian!!
The old paper crown is an old post-office crown, it's the symbol of our 'Royal Mail' post office. That crown symbol is on their delivery vans and red post boxes ect!!

By the way, I am coveting your sparkly Eiffel Tower!!!

tracy said...

Hi Rosemary ~
I too have been drawn towards anything Paris-related. What is it about those Frenchies??

The French Inspired Home has been my constant source of inspiration this past year, & I am pleased to say I have spoken with both Kaari & her husband, and they are the nicest, nicest people.

Jerusalem said...

I do love some French yumminess too! But I feel that way about a lot of things Italian and British too... Interesting what we are drawn too... Also I am deeply in love with the glittery Eiffel Tower. Where did you get it???
Have a great weekend! Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog!

Susie Q said...

I LOVE all things French and Italian. I hope to be in France next Fall...I am keeping my fingers crossed!
I have a small collection of French things too...LOVE yours!

You have such a wonderful blog! I have now bookmarked it for easy return and want to add your link to my blog page! Is that okay?

Have a sweet weekend! I envy you going to the flea market!!!


The French Nest said...

Hi Rosemary,

Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comments. I love all your French inspired things! The glittery eiffel tower is calling my name!


KLKinFLA said...

Love your french "collection." I studied French for 6 years and had the chance to visit there several years ago...go, go, go! You will love it!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I would have splurged on the lamp shade too. Its gorgeous!

Have fun in Carpinteria. Find a bunch of treasures!

Kimberly :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

okay, so you already know I love French! ah, another French fleamarket..I love Carpinteria, it's the perfect town! Hope you have a really great time (I'm just slightly jealous)

The lampshade is really great...I would buy lots of those if I could! It's wonderful.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today.

Moron Family said...


WHERE?? Why am I not there?!

I also have a thing for all things French. It is becoming an obsession! My daughter honeymooned in Paris and was there for a student exchange program before that. Maybe her returning with all those darling little Eiffel Tower keychains began this?

:-) Excuse me now while I go visit all of your websites to see what other french goodies I can drool over!

Have a great weekend!

Robolady said...

Rosemary, you are close enough to drive to Vegas, go stay at the Paris hotel. It's great. Our room looked right past the Eifel tower to the Belagio water fountains. the whole downstairs is made to look like Paris. French food, music and atmosphere.

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh yes...we love French have to tell what you saw at the french market

Genevieve Olsen said...

I love all of your pretty things, and I cannot wait to see what you bring home from the flea market!

Pam Aries said...

Haha! I saw your comment on The French nest..and popped over! I also love Frenchiness! This is so much fun. All of us Francophiles should plan a trip to Paris!

Gina said...

Wow those are truly beautiful photos. I can see why you induldged in the lamp shade. I really like the girl hanging on the wall.

Storybook Woods said...

I really love that lamp shade and I have the same map in my bathroom !!!!! Clarice

Lisa said...

Hi Rosemary!
I think that if you keep frequenting these Fleas you will have redecorated your whole house by the end of August! LOL
That red bench is so pretty, it will go with that other piece that you painted red. Is it for the garden?
As far as heading over to Paris, get to the airport early and have a few cocktails, you'll be more than ready to go.

Merci-Notes said...

Hi, Love that glass signage!!! The figure is so sweet is all perfect! did you get that from your friend Karen?
With Kindness,

oldflowers4me said...

hello darling girl- i just have to say that your glass door is divine and the color's of your map- well it looks like heaven- la la laaa love jo

Allison said...

Rosemary, oh my gosh, love all of your French-inspired lovelies. They are gorgeous. Real eye candy!


cammyk said...

It's me again. I have lots of catching up to do since I have been away. I am in love with the lampshade. I would have splurged as well!!