Friday, May 27, 2011

Allons à Paris


~ It's Simply Irresistible!


There are two fun happenings this weekend in Blogland.

Happy 3rd Birthday Pink Saturday at Beverly's
and a
Paris Blog Tour with
Anita @ Castles, Crowns and Cottages

I'm loving it!

Several years ago ~ To remember Paris
...my daughter, Amanda suggested that I make prints of my old slides.  
These hang in my dining room.


For my "Paris Tour," I browsed more of my photographs.


The Eiffel Tower was not lit up like this when I was there.
Some day, I'll see it again, and it will be
magnifique!


and I will shop here


and here


But, in the meantime,
I'll also enjoy browsing the internet for 
beautiful cupcakes.
This one reminds me that I was 21 when I went to France.


...and I will enjoy the lovely lilies of the valley in my garden.
to remind me of La Fête du Muguet
celebrated on May 1

If I were in Paris now,
I would send you lovely notes with these stamps on the envelopes. 
{timbres}



Merci Anita pour cette idée fabuleuse!
Vous êtes très douce.
Au revoir mes amis!
Bon weekend!
~Maria

32 comments:

BEAR's Mom said...

wonderful photos of Paris
thank you for sharing :D
i go there in my dreams
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Carver said...

Very strong images of Paris.

Marti McClure said...

Lovely post of Paris images - I'm planning my first trip to Paris for October and you have inspired me! Happy Pink Satruday. ~Marti

sillychix said...

ok I want to go ! I love the pictures!!!

koralee said...

What a lovely Paris post my sweet friend...I think you look adorable!

Hugs and love for a great weekend...just finished sewing Molly a new duvet cover and prettied up her room ...hard to believe that tomorrow night she will be sleeping in her bed! JOY! xoxoxo

Ps.....lets meet in Paris soon. xoxo

Holly said...

Now we all want to visit Paris (of course, I think we already did before but we really want to NOW)! What a fun share today.
I hope that you have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

Lori's page said...

Seeing Paris from a romantic angle, lovely! I must admit, I am blessed with being in Paris. It's a beautiful city, to be enjoyed with friends!! xxxxxxx

It's me said...

It is so great to be with you in Paris Anita !! J'Taime.....!! bisous ...xxx....Ria,....xxx..

Riet said...

What a beautiful post . Happy pink Saturday

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love the post .. not long til my trip now .. about a week ... :-) going to see my wonderful friends there.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love the post .. not long til my trip now .. about a week ... :-) going to see my wonderful friends there.

Martina said...

Lovely pictures here - so enjoy visiting Paris here in blogland, with all of you dear friends! Here's chin chin (with pink champagne and maacroons!) to a wonderful weekend!

dcrelief said...

Delighful... have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Dixie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Maria, this is turning out to be such a fun party and I am sitting here this morning soaking up all the fun and beauty. THANK YOU, mERCI MILLE FOIS for participating and making this a love-filled event for PARIS and for friends...you look FABULOUS!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, thank you for coming to comment! And yes, George the Lad is such a sweet boy...CHEEKY and so much fun! He just loves Balzac and I am so thankful that you find my silly and childish artwork fun. That is all I want to do is generate smiles!!!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY !! Anita

Karena said...

Maria so gorgeous and fun to see the memorabilia from your trip to Paris!!

My post for Anita's Paris Party is up now so do come and visit!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Susan said...

I have only been able to visit Paris in my dreams, but my daughter and I hope one day to make that dream come true! Lovely images of a beautiful city! Merci for stopping by!
Blessings!

Susan said...

I forgot to tell you that I posted a simply irresistible post after you stopped by! Better late than never, I hope! Love your blog!
susan

Linda said...

This is lovely Maria. I think there will be many Paris pictures in our future. Our daughter will be moving there at the end of June. sigh....
It is a beautiful city, and I will love seeing it with her (we were there very briefly ten years ago).
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend Maria.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Bonjour ma plus chère Maria, comment allez-vous? Tes photos sont belles, très belles.
Oh la la, that cupcake does look very sweet with la Tour Eiffel au chocolat on top. And the stamps, they are adorable, had not seen these before.
Anita's Paris Party is fun, isn't it? C'est une idee fabuleuse vraiment.
Enjoy your Saturday sweet friend, your lilies of the valley are beautiful, if only I could push a scent button o xx o xx o xx o

Rayanne said...

Lovely Paris tour!! Anita is so sweet for this wonderful Paris Party!
So nice to meet you!!

Lori's page said...

Ma chere Maria, merci de ton gentille commentaire, I would have dearly loved to have had your company this morning, and I do hope one day we could sail down the river Seine together, enjoying the beauties of this capital. Until then, we dream and keep hoping for a reunion. Loved your photos, excellent! Lori xxx

francis said...

Maria of course I can see you smiling .
Did you realy visit Paris when you were younger ?
I am always surprised you know so much about europe in your country .
For now I wish you a lovely sunday . Soon more .....

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great fun post...I have never been, but it looks great. I feel that way about New York City.
The pink is great also...fun and delightful post.

Oh I bet your son is feeling the heat in Austin....it is 98 here in Dallas.

LV said...

Wonderful memories and pictures from Paris. I had an occasion to visit there once. I loved seeing the sights, but found it very expensive,

Fete et Fleur said...

Such a wonderful time in your life to go abroad. It must have been a dream.

Nancy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is wonderful that he has gotten to know Tamara...I haven't seen her in years.
The bats are wonderful down there...they will have a great time.

You know this is just God...you must have been praying for each arrangement, because all these connections are really God! It has been fun to be a small part of it.

Gigi said...

How fun is your post!
Ohhh, la-la!
Gigi

Misty said...

So good to hear from you. I was thinking of you and your blog the other day when I helped my son's 5th grade class with a Writer's Tea. And then there you were in my comments.
Love the Paris shots! I've just spent time wandering through the Pais links. Oh I really want to go!
Thanks for sharing.

EG Wow said...

I have never been to Paris so it's fun to see it through other people's eyes. :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Maria. I appreciate all you do to make Pink Saturday special.

Pink and Paris are a perfect combination. I do hope you get to visit again.

The Captain's Daughter said...

No one deserves a trip such as this more than Y-O-U!