Friday, March 20, 2009

pensée au printemps

Shhhhh!!!

Photo via Flickr
We mustn't be too loud, as she is starting to stir.
I am getting so excited anticipating her
awakening!

So many things to do, like clean, clean, clean!
It is time to launder the white linens and scrub
the floors. That fine antique French furniture
will get another coat of beeswax too.

Time to cast open those shutters and
welcome her gentle breeze.

Time for fresh little French touches around the house.


And a cafe on the sidewalk.


All in anticipation of her arrival.
Don't you just love to see her work her magic?
Just wanted to wish you a wonderful
Spring Day!


I do hope you get a chance to stop by
European Antique Market in Louisville.
The wisteria will be blooming soon!
Bisou!

73 comments:

Jade Creative said...

I look forward to your posts. This ivy draped woman is spectacular.
Happy Spring!
Darlene

TheDecoDetective said...

It's a lovely feeling when the light returns in spring! I'm looking forward to the first tiny green leaves on the trees and to the cherry blossoms in May...
Thank you for a lovely post!
Trudi

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LiLi M. said...

I'll wait for the wisteria to blossom, eh just kidding, I love your photos again and will have to enjoy your antiques from afar! Enjoy your weekend!

mimi said...

Wow, lady spring is incredible.

I love your always original posts and beautiful images.

molly said...

I love this post and cannot wait to see color again. Happy Happy Spring!
Molly
parismarket.typepad.com

Maison Douce said...

My goodness, what amazing pictures!!! Your blog is always very inspiring...

gatherings home said...

Beautiful as usual! I had just remarked to a friend how much I am looking forward to spring and then you go ahead and make the anticipation that much more intense! I'm am so done with the grey days!! Bring on the sun :)

Carol
gatheringshome.com
p.s. I had to add you to my blogroll and let my customers see you. I wish you were in our neck of the woods!

Blue Muse said...

Happy Spring, Happy everything! The waiting seemed so long, but now it seems as if Spring arrived so quickly! Time is flying.
Lovely, lovely post!
The wisteria here exploded a few weeks or so, and that perfume is just intoxicating - the delicate purple petals are constantly raining on my deck now. Ahhhh Spring!
xo Isa

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie!

Lovely post! You had me for a moment, I thought there was something nesting in those rocks in the first photo! LOL Ah thank the Lord that spring has finally arrived. We need it very badly. The winter has been so bitter and nasty in the north. HOORAY for spring!!

Bisous, Sherry

Miss Kris said...

Ooooh Lovely Shawn! In a very quiet whisper "I can't wait for her to wake up. She looks so beautiful in her waking moment. I look forward to all her magic." Happy SPRING to you also!!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fantastic way to welcome spring....I'm actually looking forward to the cleaning and waxing! :-)
I soooo wish you were closer!
We'll "talk" soon!
Happy Spring, Shawn!
;-D

laura dellaporta said...

Hi i have been very busy & have missed blogging.. I had a few minutes tonight to get my favorite fix.... YOUR INCREDIBLE BLOG & PICTURES!!!Oh I have been spring cleaning & redoing things around here...Enjoy !!!! xoxoo Laura

Libby Murphy said...

Oh how I adore your site - we have very similar taste and it's so exciting to see all of your goodies. Hope all is great with you.

siren said...

Beautiful beautiful pictures...Have a great weekend! :)

Jojo said...

Somehow your post makes me excited about spring cleaning! Can that be? I just bought some beautiful sheets embroidered with le muguet - can't wait to use them!

Ewa said...

Now I understand! she sleeps, that's why it is still snowing in Poland!
xo xo

Jojo said...

Shawn, Again, thank you for the post card! I have added it to the post along with a link to your site. The card was just too lovely to leave in my mailbox!

Jen r. said...

Yay spring!

Chrissy said...

Oh how I wish I could "stop by" you have no idea how much your photos inspire me!! Think I will go and rearrange my mantles....all your fault my dear!!! Enjoy your Sunday....Chrissy

Libby Murphy said...

so chic and lovely, always look forward to your latest
happy twirls

Mélanie said...

Shawn, I love your pictures and you mosaics , they are lovely. You know so much how to pick up the best things from France... BRAVO

YSLGuy said...

That first picture is amazing. I can't wait for Spring. It almost seems like it's never coming up here in Boston.

Tricia - Avolli said...

Oh the images are taunting...we are still only in the 20's here in Maine today...(sigh)

Tricia
Avolli

denise said...

jUST STOPPED BY TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL POSTS AND FABULOUS PICTURES. EVEN YOUR MUSIC MAKES ME HAPPY!

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Go to European Antique Market. Check! On my list to do as soon as I can! Beautiful as always. I have missed visiting.
Lisa & Alfie

Di Overton said...

I love Spring but not the Spring Cleaning :(

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Wonderful images! The mosiac was so well put together. Love it- Spring is on its way!

Love Where You Live said...

Such romantic photos. They're very pretty. And I love your stirring, springtime lady. best, -susan

Tulipa said...

So lovely there are no words for it!
My first time here and I´m totally taken by the pictures!!!!

Love
/ Mariette

Dawn said...

Spring personified! So lovely as are all of your blog entries. What a pleasure it always is to visit this site. Cheers!

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Love love this post & Happy Spring to you! I would love to see the blooming wisteria! My wisteria has never bloomed & I have had it for many years!

The Bloom Girls said...

Your blog is fabulous. Your posts always make me long for France and bring make many fond memories. I'm in Nashville and hope to make it by studio on my next trip north.

I would love to participate in one of the cooking classes you host. Please let me know if you have any planned in the near future.

Nola Harris
The Bloom Girls
Nashville, TN

Romancing Italy said...

I just found your blog and I love, love, love, LOVE, L O V E it.

Andrea said...

Your collage photos are simply...gorgeous!

Di Overton said...

I would stop by in a heartbeat if you weren't so far away :)

Debi said...

I love Spring and I just loved visting your blog!! I have been waiting every year for my wisteria to bloom and it never does! Maybe this spring!
Your post is just beautful!
Debi

Anne Marie said...

Good heavens....that was simply a delightful post...with your pictures and poetic words....it was like a walk into an eclectic and serene garden-
thank you.

It's so very nice to meet someone creative like that!

I would love for you to see my little space and guess what my surprise is....won't you?

Kristine Mullaney said...

Love your blog! Thought you might like my blog and post today on Pierre Frey Fabrics

http://livingwithstyleblog.blogspot.com/

I look forward to following!

Kristine

Many Shades of Shabby by Devonia said...

Oh my goodness, if I happened upon the forest princess, I might be tempted to lie down beside her. WONDERFUL!

Devonia

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

oh your photos are just always so beautiful and fresh, must get out all my monogrammed linens now after seeing this post! Always thanks for inspriring me :0)
Alicia

Allen and Cheryl Mardis said...

Great post! Wish we could be there for that wisteria...

The Chic Housewife said...

All of your pics are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!
Dixie

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Beautiful photos! I love the sleeping figure in the ground! Where is that?

Anettes hus said...

Hi! I love your blog!!!

Klem Anette from Norway:)

Blue Muse said...

Hi Sweet Shawn -- I just wanted to swing back by and wish you a happy and beautiful Easter.
Have a great weekend!
xo Isa

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Hi Gorgeous Shawn,

Just popping by to wish you a wonderful and fun Easter Weekend. I hope your well and busy and off to your favourite place, France soon.

I always look forward to your posts.

xxxx and a huge hug,
Coty

divinephoenixegg8 said...

Country French Antiques,

Happy Easter,

Marjorie.

Moderncountry said...

Your images are magical!! The woman is incredible well made. Walking in the forest and meet something as beautiful and special as that, would have made me aimless.

I hope you have a wonderful, happy and fun Easter Holiday!

Friendly, Aina

KarenB said...

H E L L OOOOOO! Anybody out there? Been missing your posts, hope you are somewhere wonderful!

gatherings home said...

Shawn...where oh where are you? Missing your latest inspirations. Hope you are okay.

Jeanneoli said...

These photos are amazing. I am excited to see all the flowers finally poke their heads out! It is moving a little slower than I would like:-)

Jade Creative said...

Wondering where you are.
Hopefully on a lovely getaway.
Miss your posts.
Darlene

Laurie said...

What beautiful pictures. The first one is amazing, where is that...

I have enjoyed my first visit to your beautiful blog!

Laurie

Jojo said...

The sleeping beauty is incredible and I could almost smell the olive oil soap (or I guess that's the soap that's pictured).

Oh how I would love to be in Louisville just to stop by.

Creations by Lisa said...

Ohh my what wonderful photos you show us...I love them
Hugs Lisa

Le_Vintage said...

this is so lovely i just love all these pictures! how beautiful!!!

flutterby said...

shawn -
we've given you an award, hopefully you can visit.
also, thank you for being our personal tour guide.
kim

Anne Marie said...

Saw that you hadn't posted in awhile- and praying that everything is okay....

Blessings!
Anne Marie

Glenda said...

It is a dream of mine to be able to go to France and take my own pictures, instead of looking at someone else's.
Thank you for sharing these .

Ciao

Mélanie said...

Hey Shawn, where have you been. We are missing you

david said...

you blog is very interesting to read and very useful for me

Kenza said...

Hello Shawn,
An Award "I like your blog", for you from,France...
Kenza

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

What a wonderful blog. Simply lovely...and those photographs! I found you via my buddy Anne Marie and will be putting you on m blog too. As a French Country Junkie I think I just found a new favorite.

Anonymous said...

oh I just love your post. You must come and visit me at vintagetrunk.etsy.com
Smiles DES

Love Your Homes said...

Dear Shawn,
hope all is well with you.

Spring is here with me finally and your post inspires me to get going, the yard needs caring and I feel the spirit of growth as I read this beautiful post.

Miss you,
Ingela

carolyn peeler said...

I hope all is well with you.
I've been missing your beautiful, inspirational posts.

hugs!

vosges paris said...

You described the coming summer in a very fine French way ;) Great pure pictures
xxx desiree

TheDecoDetective said...

Hi Shawn,
Hope everything is okay?
Trudi

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Your blog is so lovely...I just want to live there. Just amazing!!!
Cathleen

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

What a lovely post! How I enjoyed your mosaics reflecting the beautiful au printemps!

Thank you for sharing your treasures from your shoppe. It is probably a good thing that I don't live too close to your amazing collections from afar!

Happy spring!
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

hatjunkie said...

How beautiful. I could not believe you were in Kentucky, I was sure you were in France. What a feast for the eyes.

Cote de Texas said...

that slumbering woman, those roses - gorgeous!