I should have gone for the weekend with her sister Dagmar and friends to Paris… But that missed opportunity will make getting to France all the sweeter when I do get there!
The lead photo is of myself and the family up along the Rhein River (Rhine) visiting several castles with my German mother Ute and her daughter, Katja. Sometimes Ute and I would tour cities along the Rhein during the day while Katja was finishing her junior year of high school.
|My host mother Ute.|
Dinner with my inlaws last summer and Mr. Yoda hoping for
a nibble or two (or three!). These plates have pretty yellow daisies
on them. Each type of plate, platter or dish has a different flower.
The rest of the china pieces I found shortly after Mr. Ethereal and I moved to Southern California at an Ethan Allen store. Later my mother sent us a pound butter dish with snapdragons on it that she ordered through a catalog as well as the heavy Botanica tray (below).
|Part of the Botanica china is used here to hold jam, Devonshire cream, and milk for tea sitting on a Botanica serving tray in the middle of the table. This was a tea I had for a friend from my first tea group, her granddaughter and our son.|
We also visited Amsterdam and Alkmaar, Holland when the Gerlach family went on holiday in late June or early July 1981. We had the best time touring by glass boat on the waterways in Amsterdam and swimming in the Nord See (North Sea) during our trip.
A Visit to France
So with my trip from long ago as inspiration, let’s finish our vicarious visit to France today with a visit with others. Their travels bring a little French style home to our abodes and to our lives…
Garden thoughts and ideas
I do hope you have enjoyed this little virtual trip to The Continent and to France! Here’s to wonderful memories and future ones…
Bisous, mes amis!
6 thoughts on “About France, A Little More Virtual Travel, and French Inspiration”
I think everyone loves France! I know my posts on France/traveling and travel tips were some of my most viewed at the time. I loved revisiting your trip with you and wish you'd made it all the way to Paris. But oh, the Netherlands. That was so special to me. I think it's really good to do revisit our journeys — and plan the next ones in our minds!
I love all things French. I fell in love with the style years ago when we visited Newport, RI. Seeing all the Mansions and gilding drew me in immediately. Took me a bit to get it in our home but I love formal with rustic. I remember reading Courtney posting about her trip.I also enjoy Judith's style.I enjoyed reading your story. Do you still wish you went? Of course you do, you'll get there.Cindy
Such joyful memories! I enjoyed seeing your lovely photographs. Stay well!
Oh I enjoyed this Barb. you're such a cutie! (now and at 19!)