In August, most people in France go on vacation.
It's not unusual for shops to close for the entire
month so the patron can head for the Sud.
So, shall we go?
....We just have to decide where to go.
Do you prefer a French Guesthouse in the country?
We should sip Champagne and share a baguette
with a bit of fromage here.
Love the simplicity of this. Have you noticed they also like ball shaped topiaries?And intimate spaces for two
Don't know about you, but I'm liken the Guesthouse in France idea.
Or we could choose the Tuscan Palazzo.
Several weeks ago I received this email from Sharron, a reader.......
I just want to thank you for your heartbreakingly beautiful blog. It inspires me and it feeds my soul.
I found it just as I needed both. I have just bought a wonderful French Country contemporary house (20 years old) in Quebec, having lived for the last 25 years in an urban Georgian with endless dark oak and Victorian trimmings. When looking for a house I thought I was scaling down and staying urban. Instead this modest from the outside, brilliantly lit and composed larger home took my breath away and perhaps my mind.
It is on a street called Champetre...has rough plastered kitchen walls, thick wood beams atop fireplace mantles and many of the markers of country french. So now I have to wrap my head around how to decorate and redesign gardens (pauvre moi). And so I linger over your site, feed my creativity with our beloved circles and serpentine lines (you aren't the only one ) and stoneworks. So thanks again. Once I've lived in the house a bit and I know what it wants, you will probably hear from me again.
Loved that email from Sharron, Not just the fact that she loved my blog BUT
that she is going to listen to what the house wants.
When I saw this place, I thought about Sharron.
These people definitely listened to the house.
The colors are magnifique!
Easy to spend some time here, don't you think?
All the rooms have names like Bellini, Verdi, and Puccini,
because opera music was her design inspiration.
This is marriage of souls where only one is human!
Our third choice..
A Ryad in Marrakech..
We could basque in the sun while listening to dessert blues.
All photographs are from the Belgium photographer Verne.
So which do you prefer? I say we cave to the French influence and spend the month! Start packing!!
Just a side note here too..European Antique Market will be closed August 4 - 11 th. We will re-open Tuesday, August 12 our normal hours.