Friday, July 18, 2008

une grande serviette

One Big Napkin
Just another thing I love about the French!
They are sooo practical.
You know those wonderful French monogrammed
linen napkins?
They are large! Most measure about 30".
Know why they need big ones?
Well, before you scroll down any further,
grab your French monogrammed napkin.
Your gonna need it honey!

What a lovely Country French Maison!

The entryway...Mirrored Gothic Antique Window Frames
Drooling yet???

Foyer....Now your mouth is starting to water.
Don't know where to look, do you?

Where are your manners? Cover your mouth!!

Anybody around know the Heimlich maneuver ??

Perhaps you need un verre de l'eau.
Gazeuse ou naturel ?

Perhaps you should politely excuse yourself from the table.

Visit the salle de bain........
Not much better in there is it?
Need to lay down?
No, that won't work either.
Let's go outside and get a little fresh air.
I don't know, we might just have to leave !

The photo's are from Provence Luxury Estate,
but if you go, you better get a few more napkins!
Call us if you need some!

Well at least you now know why they have
bigger napkins in France !
Makes sense that they are monogrammed too!
Keep your slobbers to yourself!

A Country French Antique Lover's Dream come true!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Bisou


Kathy said...


If I don't get my hands on a mirror similar to the one above the bed I will cry myself to sleep for nights on end. HELP ME FIND ONE! I'm so in love!!!

Oh, and that dining table is EXACTLY like one I fell in love with in St Tropez a few months ago....the price tag was beyond my reach. Sigh, Sigh, Swoon, Swoon, Drool, Drool...jaw laying on the floor....

Kathy said...

Oh, I came back again to wipe up some of the drool I left on your floor.....

Anonymous said...

Your blog just takes my breath away!!! Chrissy

Anonymous said...

I am a new fan of your blog and you are my #1!!!

Keep up the great work, cuz I need somewhere to dream!


KarenB said...

You make me laugh out loud! Your commentary was perfect with the beautiful photos.

Love it!


Those pictures were gorgeous! Pass me another one of those big napkins! I'm going back for another look....... Maggie

Joy Jones said...

Please excuse me while I fan myself with my large napkin! I am swooning for that large rustic dining room table. That is the table of my dreams for my future studio. Now I need to go lie down. ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Devonia said...

I'm weeping...

MARIA said...

Breathtaking and funny! Thanks

Villa Anna said...

Why oh why oh why don't I live there?!?! *cries* ;)

Shawn you torture me lol. Those stone floors had me gasping.

Come hell or high water someday someday all that will be MINE!!

Anna ;)

Ann said...

Those are drool-worthy images. Good thing you warned us beforehand...:)
Great Post. I'm including it in my weekend recommended design read.

Mélanie said...

by reading your posts , I love my country more and more each day . Seeing France through your eyes is a wonderful and inspiring experience

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Makes me just want to dive into the picture!

Lilla Blanka said...

Oooh my....this post makes my heart almost stop...absolutely gorgeous things..I love everything!
My dreams of Provence (and France)are even stonger now :) Maybe we just have to go there anyway..hmmm we´ll see.

Take care and have a great week!

Robin said...

Beautiful house and antiques but a little too beige for me, they need me to come over and add some plants and colored throw pillows. 'Scuse me while I go pack my bags and dig out my passport!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to tie ribbons on my napkin and then call it a bib- and then call it a day.
You crack me up- great post!!

Lisa & Alfie said...

Sorry but I had to trade in my napkin for a body towel. My favorite is the stunning piece against the wall in the dining room. I love pieces with lots of compartments and that one fits the bill perfectly. Just perfection.
Lisa & Alfie

Anonymous said...

Lovely, stunning! I love that all the colors are whites, creams and greys. It is all so soothing..and thanks for warning me about needing a napkin :)

Tami said...

I want to move in! The pictures are breath taking!

Sandra Evertson said...

You were right Drool, is the word!
Sandra Evertson

beauty comma said...

Hello Shawn, I got tagged the other day. I hope it's okay that I tagged you... If you visit my blog you'll find the questions! Best wishes, Trudi

Di Overton said...

I think this is about the 20th time I have revisited your site to see these pictures. Wonderful, when can I move in?

Barbara Jacksier said...


I drooled all over my computer. And, it's YOUR fault. great post.
barbara tiden som hjälp-Linda said...

What a romantic home.... Lovely... //Linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I like the mirrored window frames. Amazing foyer, rustic table, etc. Swoon indeed.

Magnolia Street Style said...

Absolutely beautiful. No other words are needed. I always love seeing your photos of romantic spaces.

Di Overton said...

Today is my birthday and you are cordially invited to my party down by the river. Wear loose fitting clothes and don't drive due to the excessive amounts of food and champagne that is on offer.
Di at Designers Block

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I just stumbled upon your blog and fell in love! This post was to die for!


la la Lovely said...

Absolute gorgeousness. Love your site!
PS- have you heard of Euro Trash? I have lots of photos and an interview on my site that I think you would really like!


cotedetexas said...

jeez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is the prettiest house I've ever seen!!!!! and I love your music box.

revesdargile.canalblog said...

Vous montrez de magnifiques photos
de la Provence !!

Je me régale même si je suis moi même du Sud !!

A bientôt


Anonymous said...

It was good to know that you visited my miniworld!
Chrissy said that you blog just takes her breath away and I agree, everything it's so beautiful, full of charm and good's superbe!
Thank you for sharing.


Elise Valdorcia said...

Hello, I am Elise Valdorcia from south of France and I wanted to tell you that I have decorated this house in provence during 3 years. Everything you see, mirrors ,chandelier, consoles, furniture, everything has been createand made by me and my husband. We made the most famous school of Art in Europe ""BOULLE"" and we work for dealers or particulars all over the world.You can see a angel on a little table, it is my creation in paper mâché. Come to see my bog, you will see a part of furniture we have created. It would be a pleasure to meet you. very best
Elise valdorcia