Friday, April 29, 2016

New Wreath

I know it was not that long ago, I posted about creating a spring wreath for the front door.  It was a grapevine wreath with yellow tulips.

Well, the weather is feeling more like summer and less like spring here.  In fact it is 87 degrees out right now as I type this.  I purchased some geraniums and petunias for my front pots.  They are red and blue and white.  I will keep that color scheme all summer until after labor day, even if I have to replace the plants. 
Please ignore the yellow pollen on the table....I am not cleaning it until the pollen stops!
Check out the sore thumb below....the yellow tulip wreath...
See how the yellow tulip wreath looked really out of place with all of the red, white and blue going on in the picture above?  So off to the craft store I went and bought some more silk flowers in red and blue.
It looks so much better now!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Boy Do I Have A Treat For You!

About a week ago I opened my e-mail and was pleasantly surprised to read an email from a woman named Susan who lives in France!
She mentioned that she had followed my blog for a while and felt we shared a belief of enjoying the simpler things in life.
This is what Susan says about her blog.
"This is my story about real life in France and all that inspires me – a little bit of escapism for the reader, peppered with some personal anecdotes.

I live in a small village in the Charente Maritime in South West France with my husband and our five children. I write about what I see around me. I mix with the locals and I love nothing more than to listen to their stories and understand their culture; their unique way of doing things.  I write about life as it is happening; I interview local people, I visit local landmarks, local markets, cities and villages and share with you the real authentic French lifestyle."

I am so glad she reached out to me.  It gave me a chance to visit her lovely blog and enjoy her posts about her life in France.  Susan and her family are from Britain but have traveled and lived in many places.  Enjoy some pictures from Susan's blog.
I know you will really enjoy Susan's blog, Our French Oasis.  You will find stunning photography and wonderful stories of the area of France they live in and the people they meet there. 
So head on over and say Hi and let her know that I sent you.  You can find her blog here.