Friday, May 17, 2013

French bread on Friday...mon rêve..."fille de fleur"...a one stop French flower shop!

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if i were to open a shoppe, i would...


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...sell the sweetest bouquets...


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...and have French bread flown in from 

Paris every Friday!



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 there would market baskets available

to purchase, or for the "borrow"...



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...to be filled with

 imported French ribbon,


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handmade soaps, 


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and the best French candles!


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there would be fresh linen and

lavender!


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i would offer

emballage cadeau gratuit...




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...and serve cafe' to 

my clients as they watch and wait


for the wrap!



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on the first Saturday of every month,

 i would take reservations...




...for a reading of a French


storybook and an art lesson. 


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lesson one: paint Monet's garden!


via Anita Rivera,  here!

 each child would depart with a red

balloon and...


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a Raspberry "Mac" Pop!




 we are shaped and fashioned...



...withLove!

Anita!   Merci!   Bisous!




38 comments:

  1. OH....now this was REALLY, REALLY, VRAIMENT SPECIAL! Lynne, I did not EVEN expect to see that drawing I did for you! And the other dreams? Super. Every child would have a red balloon....OUI! Fresh baguettes every Friday straight from Paris? OUI! Fresh café while waiting? ABSOLUTEMENT!

    Enjoy the week my friend as you tour the countryside, the cities, the châteaux and the rest of French life! BISOUS BISOUS! Anita

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    1. Anita! This is Chrislyn, Lynne's daughter. Thank you so much for the perfect drawing of my babies. You did an excellent job of predicting what Ben will look like as a one year old. The little boy you drew looks a lot like my husband as a baby. It was such a thoughtful gift from my mom and will be a beloved piece of art in our home for years to come.

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  2. Oh I would shop at your store! Just lovely!

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  3. What a beautiful post, filled with most wonderful French inspiration. If you opened up a shop, I would be the first standing on line for you to open. I lived in Manhattan for many years, so lovely to meet you.

    Karen

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  4. Oh I'd be in such a store all the time! You have thought of everything! I have not seen Anita's art before but I'm off to see more of those drawings. Wishing you a bon week-end~

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  5. I almost thought I was home...lOL. A most beautiful post.It made me feel like I was at the French Market in New Orleans.I would love to have some of that gorgeous soap.You can't beat Lavender in the scent department...LOL
    It was a pleasure to meet you.
    Marie Antionette

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  6. Hello!
    What a wonderful post! I just have a coffee and brioches inspired by what I've passed!
    It's great! by Anita'm discovering a France full of flavors, from Madrid .....
    I love, I love, I love it!
    I follow you from now on


    Luisa Maria
    http://personallyselected.blogspot.com.es

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  7. Lynne, This is a beautiful post. It made me happy and hungry as I could almost smell the lovely fragrance of fresh baguettes and lavender. Have a wonderful weekend bella... Ciao Ciao, Mary

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  8. When the shoppe is opened, please accept two reservations for the Saturday French reading and art lesson. I would love for a shoppe like this to open in my area...Fort Worth, Texas. Your images painted a wonderful experience in my mind.

    I am now a follower.

    Judith

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  9. Oh! This is truly wonderful!!!

    ~ Violet

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  10. It is so fun together .....welcome in France darling.......love your post !!!...i am glad i met you here.....have a nice weekend....bisous Ria...xxx...did you know we have a flower shop in Holland ??

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  11. Lynn,
    I have to say that your post is one of my favorites so far. It is simple, sweet, and beautiful. The doll is adorable, I love her.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  12. This is such a sweet little post Lynne. I'm sure that if I opened a shop it would sell the very same things. We could get a deal in the bulk importing...lol. You know, I don't drink coffee ordinarily, but my time living in Paris and those beautiful, flake croissants...well, one just has to have that café au lait. Visiting form Anita's but now will visit much more often. Bises.

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  13. So charming I love all of the sweet French adventures you took me on!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  14. Oh, for such a shop. I would be there every Friday and possibly more. Beautiful post full of charm. Merci!

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  15. You have touched my heart with this post!

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  16. Do you have such a shop? If not, I think you should open one immediately!

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  17. Such a beautiful post! And I 'd love to visit this shop, it sounds so lovely...

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  18. Bonjour Lynne! 40 YEARS OF MARRIAGE! Je vous félicite! BRAVO! Go out and have a super time with TON MARI!

    Oh Lynne, what fun it's been, this fête, non? MErci for making it such a delight and keep on partying when you can. It is really great to see everyone visiting, chatting!

    GO OUT AND HAVE A VERY FRENCH WEEKEND! Anita

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  19. I wish you had a whole chain of these sweet little shop....because I want to visit one soon. A cafe, mac pop, and red ballon...that's for me. xoxo,Susie

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  20. And, I would be first in line each morning to browse the shop and take home a lovely bouquet.

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  21. I would love if you had a shop. I would be first in line for flowers and a loaf of your delicious baguette! Have a fun weekend!

    Take Care,
    Jody

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  22. I would love if you had a shop. I would be first in line for flowers and a loaf of your delicious baguette! Have a fun weekend!

    Take Care,
    Jody

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  23. Sounds like a shop of mes reves aussi!! I would visit you every day! :)))
    A beautiful post, and I see dear Anita's most charming work....
    Magnifique, dear fellow Francophile!
    xoxo

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  24. Here from the France link party and so glad to have found you. Love those photos and would LOVE your shoppe! Merci to Anita for putting us all together!
    Bisous, Kirsten

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  25. New here from Anita's fabulous party. Your blog is lovely and I am yearning for some fresh French bread.

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  26. Happy Anniversary! Oh the dress and flowers and your story is so romantic! If you were to open a shop, I would be your best customer! Beautiful........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  27. The first among all of Anita's guests that has made me cry...tears of joy. The children's storybook and every child leaving with a red balloon reminded me of when my blog was The Shop Around the Corner. I have LONG dreamed of having such a magical bookstore/cafe.
    Please do reserve one spot for the Saturday storybook and art lesson. :)
    xoxo's

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  28. So beautiful.....this is the kind of shop that we all dream of walking into! I am so grateful that I was able to take my young sons to Paris to experience the museums, play in the parks, float boats at Luxembourg Gardens, climb the stairs at the Eiffel Tower and ride the carousel. Love the red balloon....one of my favorite story books that I brought home from Paris!

    So happy to find you through Anita's link party!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  29. Hi I have just found your beautiful blog. What a find! I hope we can share our love of France. I am lucky enough ot live in Le Morvan, in the heart of very rural Burgundy, France. Pop over for a virtual visit http://moncoeurestdanslacampagne.blogspot.com

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  30. Sounds like a perfect shop! Beautiful images. So nice to meet you and a very happy 40 years! That is awesome. Who would have thought to take their wedding dress outside for photos - BRILLIANT!!! Love it!

    I am enjoying this fun tour put on by our lovely friend, Anita...LOVE the illustration she did of your grandkids.

    Heidi @ hi-d's place

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  31. The shop sounds divine and I would be there everyday! Congratulations on your anniversary and the photo of your wedding dress is stunning!
    best wishes
    Frances

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  32. And when you open this shop....I will be a regular customer! Great to connect via the party!

    Melissa
    St. Simons Island, GA

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  33. I too want to visit this shop! Congratulations on 40 years!

    Have come from Anitas and am so happy to have found you! I am no following.

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  34. This is so beautiful! A great post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  35. Oh...I just LOVE this post!!!! It made me smile from ear to ear! And, happy happy anniversary - 40 years is something to be very proud of!

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  36. Your blog remind's me of 'Castles' in its tone and use of words and pictures –– and the way it makes you feel like you have taken a little vacation to a magical place. Congrats on your anniversary... I love the dress and the inspiration for it -- terribly romantic

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