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Friday, June 8, 2012

Train through Paris and memories

Today I took a train trip through Paris with a best friend. We're having a fantastic time.Staying in a cottage out of town where it's quiet,meeting all the locals.I know none  of the language so we are having fun with sign language and our dictionary.


It's so peaceful out here.The locals are bringing us gifts of wine, cheese and bread.Some very handsome men keep dropping by our little cottage offering to show us the town.

If I wasn't married I would take them up on the offer.Oh, the romance of it all!This is My favorite window in our cottage with a view of the countryside.


This was our favorite cafe, the chocolate coffee and truffles were to dream for.

I owe this trip to My friend Anita.I had forgotten completely about France and Paris until I met her.With My busy life of raising four daughters,working as a R.N. at times, nesting as a full time homemaker most of the time.France was far from My  thoughts.As a girl though in the 50s I had many romantic visions of France and Paris,I suppose from T.V.

Of her for one,I thought this was maybe Me when I grew up....

or her.....

 Cocktails and cigarettes in Paris,how glamorous in the 50s from the eyes of a little girl.

Oh to fall in love in Paris ,I knew for sure this would be me.Maybe I would have My first job or go to college in Paris.

Thank you Anita for this train ride and bringing the dreams back to me.

Wasn't this us as We watched these movies?




Maybe Beatniks?


 Now I read and watch these movies.What a wonderful escape for us girls.The beauty of it all.
Thank you Anita.To join her party,her blog is on My sidebar.Take the trip of a life time ,I just did      :)

30 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour!
The magic of it all is right dear Denise.. What a beautiful train ride to Paris... Thank you for taking me along with you.
Bisous, Penny

Red Rose Alley said...

Denise,
What a wonderful, enchanting post this is. The black and white photos are filled with mystery and beauty. I love black and whites. Isn't this a fun idea that our dear Anita thought of? You always have the coolest pictures. I am now off to visit more lovelies in Paris. I've never been there myself - but we can dream, can't we?
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

It's me said...

Welcome in Paris darling...nice to met you here....what a great party this is !!...love Anita.....she is such a great friend for all of us.....happy week enjoy your time here....xxxx..

Woolytales Miniatures said...

your post made me smile specially about the "handsome man" , grin~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Denise,

This was a beautiful dream...on a train to PARIS-DISE. Thank you so much for the love with which this post was made. Everyone is doing such a beautiful tribute and doing what I hoped for: VISITING ONE ANOTHER.

I wish you the most BEAUTIFUL DREAMS EVER MY DEAR, but with Christ, all of our dreams are beautiful.

PEACE AND GROSSES BISES! Anita

catkin tales said...

i was a little girl in the 50's who dreamed of going to paris too :)
thank you so much for sharing your lovely memories and photographs.
it has been so lovely meeting you here, wishing you a magical dream-filled weekend xxx

catkin tales said...

hello lovely denise
to follow a blog that doesn't have the widget thingie. you need to go to your blogger dashboard and click the 'add' button just under where is says 'reading' list' a box will then come up where you can put in the url of the blog you wish to follow, mine is - http://catkintales.blogspot.co.uk/ all you need to do now is click the 'follow' button. hope this works xx

i'm glad to have an excuse to come back and savour this beautiful post once more :)

millefeuilles said...

Dear Denise,

What a joy it is to meet you thanks to Anita's inspired Paris Party. Your blog is full of magic and a place I could feel very happy to land in on a regular basis. I have enjoyed your Parisian dream and must say you have managed to capture the essence of this city.

A bientôt,

Stephanie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What fun, Denise! I have always wanted to go to Paris. My son was there last summer and he's going to Provence at the end of June. I'm jealous! No, I'm really happy for him. My kids are getting to do things I only dreamed about.
I was just stopping by to thank you for your nice comment about my magazine feature. I appreciate it and you! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

"Create Beauty" said...

What fun to see all these vintage photos, and your thoughts of Paris, indeed a big thankyou to Anita for planning our trip!!!

~ Violet

Shelley said...

Oh,thanks for taking me alone...wonderful sights for sure :) Blessings

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful photos! It's wonderful to meet many new bloggers with the same passion for Paris via Anita's parisian soiree.
xoxo, B

fee @ chipper nelly said...

lovely to meet you in Paris! and isn't Anita kind and generous for introducing us all and reignighting dreams and inspirations?!
I spent Friday evening looking for (cheap) flights to paris!!! (a little closer for me than most)
Loving your banner..made me smile before I even got any further...fee

lostpastremembered said...

There is something so touching about this post... you really seemed to have transported yourself for a time to Paris and the images are suffused with youthful dreams and aspirations in a very special way. I hope you get to Paris one day and see that it is all you had hoped. Many thanks to ANita for bringing us all together.

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Denise--so lovely to meet you through Anita's party! I enjoyed seeing Paris through your eyes...beautiful.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Julie

claudiaberry@gmail.com said...

Oh my goodness, having the fabulous Anita as traveling companion? What a great idea! The country is wonderful as well, truly, all of France is just heavenly!

Art and Sand said...

One of my top ten days in my life was a day in the French countryside with my sister. Thanks for evoking a wonderful memory.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

so happy we have found each other, you blog is simply wonderful and I have spent a lovely time scrolling through and reading your posts, and I look forward to many more visits as a new follower...xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I think every woman at some point in her life dreams of Paris...loved your post...hope you will drop by and visit me!

Jacqueline said...

Yes, we were all introduced to Paris through Tv and movies weren't we and although not nearly as tall and willowly as they were, I felt just as romantic there as it is pictured in the media. Yes, it appeals to the girly girl in all of us and to the romantic in all of us - take me back!

Barbara said...

What a marvelous trip through Paris, Denise! I love your photos...especially the black and whites.
Paris is so romantic!

Palomasea said...

Bonjour chere Denise!
You have a beautiful blog, and I love your fantasy Parisian trip...
the idea of staying in a sweet cottage outside of the city sounds dreamy to me...
Enjoy a lovely week, and thank you so much for visiting chez moi!
Bises,
- Irina

hi-d said...

What a lovely post. I enjoyed reading this and felt like I got to go on a visit to this beautiful city!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely post Denise.....thanks for the memories!

Ruby

Victoria Sayer said...

G'day Denise.
Your post is ENCHANTING.
Fantasy and dreams are made of these.
(Though, Heaven help us if we ever again think that cigarettes are a good idea! Haha)
~Vicki

DolceDreams said...

What a pleasure to meet you through Anita's party ~ Yes, it has been quite the trip, and I am savouring it every day!
a bientot,
Nathalie

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Thank you for stopping by, Denise. Your kind comments are always so welcomed in our little "shop."
I apologize for not coming over for a visit sooner, but when I used to click on your name, I only got a google page cover. I was so happy to see a blog now, and I am still mingling with Anita's Parisian party guests, so needless to say, took me a bit to get here.

Love everything you share here. Fun, fun, fun and so much beauty. Love those shoes.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a beautiful day.
Marcia

Mary said...

Nice Paris post..nice to meet your through the party. I joined your followers today. Happy blogging.

Dawne said...

Bonjour Denise!
How lovely to take a train ride ride with you through Paris! And how I can relate to those photos you share with us!!! Yes! I had the same images implanted in my mind [ along with "An American in Paris" and I think I always knew I was 'French at Heart"!! And I told everyone I was French from the age of 5 on!!!
I love French Country Cottages, by the way, and my husband and I are looking at some to buy when we go back to Paris in less than a month!!
It is sweet to meet a sister in the Lord, especially in Paree!!! I will follow you now, chérie!
Blessing and Amitiés!
Dawne

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Just stopping by from Anita's party and had to come by to say hello and see your Paris. What a lovely trip. Thank you for sharing and bringing us along. So fun, this party! Wish it wasn't ending. A bientot, Kirsten

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