Thursday, June 10, 2010

French Friday-Hooray!


Today is another day to share with you something French.
I have been thinking about Paris all week and what I love so much about it.
I decided it was the walking around town that was so enjoyable. You never knew what you might come across next.

I miss the beautiful bouquets of flowers available at all the corner florists. I also saw some of the most incredible rose bushes ready to take home.
Walking down the narrow streets you would see all kinds of people and businesses.


This is one of my favorite cobblestone streets. It is early in the morning in this photo and no one is at the little cafe yet. But it will be filled with people very soon. On this street are two lovely tea rooms as well as a journal store that I bought some fab paper in.


There are an untold number of apartment buildings in Paris, some in great need of repair, some very modern, some really old, and some that are gorgeous. This one above is in the gorgeous category. I imagine myself living in one of these apartments overlooking the park below.

While out walking one afternoon we turned a corner and saw this beautiful old church. This is L'eglise Saint Severin.

Just Beautiful!

All the churches have incredible stained glass windows as well as totally gorgeous paintings.


It was a really special treat to visit this one.

Here is a small flea market we came upon on another day. Here they had about 20 stalls of all kinds of things...old books, old tools, old and newer jewelry, hats, scarves, nick nacs......

Furniture, teapots, coins, luggage, textiles (I drooled over!)......

ooooh La La!


They also had many stalls of fruits and veggies as well as cheese, olives, breads and desserts.

One way to save money in Paris is to buy food at these markets and make your own breakfast and lunch. Then you can save your money for fantastic restaurants at night!

We often came upon unusual vehicles

I can not imagine FedEx using this one in Raleigh : )

And of course, I must leave you today with another peek through a bakery window.
*Sigh*


These photos only show a little of what you might see walking the streets of Paris. Such a delightful city! Thank you for coming by today and sharing in my memories.
Tonight I will pick the winner of my little bundle of French findings. I showed a sneak preview in last weeks French Friday post.

Tonight I will have a photo along with the winners name. You can still enter by leaving a comment today if you haven't already.

Next week
I will tell you about another giveaway along with a post about one of Marie Antoinette's homes

Hugs to you all!
Terri

27 comments:

Nancy said...

I so enjoyed seeing all your Frenchy pictures! I love the outdoor cafe's and all the gorgeous architecture!

debi said...

Terri, I am just Loving these mini trips to Paris with you! I LOVE, love the narrow cobblestone streets. *swooning*

It has long been a dream of mine to visit Paris, but I could only be on a plane that long, if I was sedated...as in out cold. So, I am really enjoying your little tours.

Thanks for sharing!

Jaana said...

Thanks for sharing these pics with us, I really enjoy reading about your trip to Paris.
I love the narrow little street too and the fab pastry shops.

Lynne Phelps said...

I have been living vicariously through all your French adventures. Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely experiences - it is probably as close as I'll ever get to France myself, but I can dream!

kiwicarole said...

Lovely interesting pics, thanks for sharing them!
Carole

Lou said...

Oh Terri I have been looking forward to your French Friday post all week and you sure didn't disappoint! It all looks gorgeous!! Isn't the architecture amazing....?? and something tells me you might also have a sweet tooth...:)Absolutely loving your posts!! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration.. and the daydreams...
Lou xx

Home and Heart said...

Love French Friday!! ("French" fries too!!) I would LOVE to live in one of those apts.!!

Pam Kellogg said...

Oh, your photos make me want to shop! What an amazing place. Thank you for sharing your photos. They are lovely and they're making me want to shop!!!

KymKreates said...

Your pictures are so vivid I feel like I am there along with you! Thanks a bunch for taking me along with! It is the only way I can get there.

KymKreates

Diane said...

Terri, did you bring an empty suitcase for bringing home treasures? I'm thinking that I'm hearing you were very disciplined about buying. What temptations! That Fed Ex guy could have shipped it all home for you! ;-)
Thank you for the tour...dreamy!
Diane

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Oh, i LOVE Paris! Thank you for this trip - it took me on a virtual journey!

AshTreeCottage said...

What beautiful pics, the churches, the architecture, the markets and bakeries and those piles of gorgeous radishes!! Loved the FedEx delivery vehicle!! Thanks for another blissful tour!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

BLISS angels said...

You post today made me quite home sick, we would pop over to france all the time from portsmouth. The small stalls with fresh flowers is one of the things I think I missed the most. That and the bakeries I can still smell the spring flowers and the cream filled pastries. ~Wendy From Blissangels

Jan said...

Great photos...it's like we were there with you! LOVE the Fed-Ex 'truck'! I'd love to see that in CO with all our mountains and hills! heeee

How did you resist all that pastry? Yummy! And the flowers are so pretty ~ makes me want to go out and buy a bundle at the store!

Someday I'd love to go to Switzerland and Austria in the summer (been there in the winter) to see all those rolling hills, cows with bells, and quaint homes with flowerboxes. Wanna go?????

Hugs
Jan

luisa said...

Hi I´m from Argentina,sorry for my english,please.Your blog is beautiful.Your picture and gorgeous places!!!ADIOS !!!

Werna Gail said...

Loved your pictures of Paris, you make it so real, What a lovely trip, thanks for taking us along.I posted my very first Tea cup Tuesday.

Debby said...

HI Terri, Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Your photos are awesome. The market's looks so fabulous.
Debby

Gratitude and Joy said...

Hi Terri, I enjoyed your pictures they are so beautiful, it's always a pleasure to see what you are going to do from week to week. Paris is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us. Love you

Gratitude and Joy said...

Hi Terri, I enjoyed your pictures they are so beautiful, it's always a pleasure to see what you are going to do from week to week. Paris is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us. Love you

Lynn R said...

You give us such a lovely view of Paris. Thank you. My daighter and her family will be in Paris in July, I have passed your blog on to her. We both are enjoying it so much.

Rhondamum said...

Thank you so much for posting all of these pics for us Terri and allowing us to at least feel like we were there for a few minutes. I'm sure you are like me, "Wait, I have to stop and take a picture of this for my blog"! It's nice of you to take the time to share this all with us. I can't wait to go back to Paris one day! The smells, the atmosphere, just wonderful! xoxo Rhonda...

Createology said...

Your trip to Paris photos and dialogue really show how much you enjoyed your stay as you immersed yourself in the culture and ambiance of all things Parisian. Enjoy your memories...
I too enjoyed Paris as it is as special and magical as imagined.

Ginger said...

Thank you for the vivid trip to Paris again, it is so lovely. I think I will put Paris on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing again. I love it.
Ginger

Jann said...

Hi Terri--one of my dreams has been to be able to visit Paris--I don't know if I ever will get there, but looking at your wonderful photos made me feel as though I WAS there--thank you so much for sharing them! Smiles, Jann

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Terri, I am so enjoying your posts, it is such a pleasure to see all about your wonderful trip. I just got home tonight, but just had to check your blog so that I don't miss a post. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Talk to you soon. Hugs, Terri

Vicki said...

Hi, Terri,
I am drooling over your beautiful French pictures. I know you had a fantastic time on your trip. The sidewalk cafes, churches, pastries, flowers, everything just wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us, my friend. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

Dawn said...

Such a wonderful trip and I can almost hear the churchbells and smell the coffee

Love Dawn xx

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