Yellow and Lavender Spring

Here in Paris spring is coming. Spring is my favorite season here and these precious daffodils are just the beginning of the beauty that is coming.

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My littlest helper is never very far when I am outside.  I think he is as ready for spring as any one.

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While spring is coming outside, I decided to work on bringing spring time inside.

This is the view you get when you walk into our home. I love the bright lavender and yellow as you first come in.  Do you see my African masks peaking on the side?  They were brought back from Nigeria, my husband gets to spend some time there and I love the exotic touch they add.

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The large platter in the middle is a recent purchase from the Foire de Chatou.  It is marked Bryonia on the back.  It was made by Sarreguemines in the late 1800s and it is in perfect condition. I love it so much and love having it front and center in my house.

My other favorite is this purple transfer ware plate from the top row shows the “La Vie du Soldat” (Life  of the Soldier) “Le Depart”  My husband left for long military deployments twice earlier in our marriage and that moment of saying good bye is one of the hardest I have endured.  With out the good bye you don’t get the homecoming though and those are some of the best days of my life!

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I have amassed such a large collection of plates, enamelware, and fun decorating pieces that I don’t always know what I have.  I started working on my plate display, pulling out some of my favorite pieces and seeing what I had to go with them.  The lavender pieces have become some of my favorite pieces in my collection.  The family photo in the background is one of my all time favorites.  It was taken in Texas right before we left for Norway.

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I hope you have enjoyed this view yellow and lavender spring in my home.

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Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

I had a coffee for a few of the moms that live in my neighborhood.  I decided to do a Valentine’s Day theme of pink and yellow.  I had so much fun going through all of my finds and picking out my favorite pink pieces. Apparently I like pink because I had a lot to choose from.

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I used a collection of linens that I have found while here.  The chicken feeder is filled with tea lights.  I love the shape of this chicken feeder with the long skinny table that we have in the dining room now.

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The pink, yellow and touches of aqua in this table cloth are my favorite right now.

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This little piece of embroidered loveliness makes me happy.

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I was ready with forks, spoons, and napkins ready to go.

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 I got to display one of my flamingo plates.  I adore these plates.

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The coffee and tea station was ready to go.  Everyone here drinks their hot beverages a little bit differently.  I have friends that drink American style coffee, espresso, English tea, and fruit tea. I was ready for anything.

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I fixed a few treats and had a lovely morning with some of my friends.  I love sitting around with a warm beverage and getting to talk with my friends. If you are ever in the area I would love to have you over for a chat.

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