Saturday, February 21, 2009

She Dreamt of Paris...Rhondamum's Mon Amour de Toutes les Choses Francaises




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so sorry i'm soooo late with this post but had camera issues + the kiddos & i were sick most of the week...just felt a wee bit better and finally fixed the camera and edited pics galore...
i wanted to join in the fun at sweet Rhondamum's 2 day French Love event Mon Amour de Toutes les Choses Francaises which happened this past February 16-17...she's so sweet + kind...she is leaving her 'mr. linky' up for anyone would like to add their love of the French pics/posts on her blog...boy am i lucky!

Rhonda has a very impressive collection of all things FRENCH...i mean a ton of gorgeous French lovelies!!! so many Eiffel Towers that would make you drool, so many Frenchness that you'd think you were in France...no lie! she has such beautiful French items, she can have a French General type of store...i mean, seriously...sweet Rhonda...you truly have an AMAZING collection!!! i love it all!!!

well, i don't have as much as Rhonda but i did surprise myself as i was putting my collection on the table for pics...i can't believe how much stuff i really have...i only like to display a few things at a time...the rest would all be in boxes...i know shame on me but i really don't like clutter and i really like plain + simple...i know it's hard to believe with all the stuff in this slideshow...but i only have a few French stuff displayed throughout the house...maybe if i had a room dedicated to my love of the French, i could properly display ALL my collection.
i absolutely love French music and have a nice collection of different type of French music, ranging from bossa nova, new French, jazzy French, old-time French, romantic French...you name it...i also adore French movies...like Amelie (i still have to watch this!), chocolat, French Lietenaut's woman, etc.

i also found at an antique store a whole package of 'learn how to speak French' tapes...one day i'd love to speak it fluently...

i started a flickr group about 'Sweet Marie-Pour l'amour du Francais' please go and check out the gorgeous eye candies that beautiful soules are adding to the group...it's so inspirational and simply magnificent!

i also tend to participate in Frenchy type swaps like stinkbonejones aka Jaime's 'Let them eat cake' alter cake box swap (2008) and here

i also love to create with a French Flair...almost all my handmade creations have something Frenchy like...i think i'm psyching my soule + universe for a dream trip over to Paris...one of these days i'll get there...i promised my lil' gal, Shioban a trip to Paris...maybe when she's a bit older...but for now, all i do is dream of Paris...

thank you, sweet Rhonda, for hosting this wonderful event! i loved visiting other kindred spirits and seeing their lovely collections and learning more about the French...
enjoy + bonne nuit...
xoxo jo ;)

6 comments:

Geralyn Gray said...

Love all of your Paris pinkness.....the swaps you were in were amazing. The french tapes things crack me up---I keep on trying to remember simple phrases--I took Spanish and Italian in school----french is really dificult for me

Gracie said...

Ohh wow Jo! You really are a Francofile. I'm not quite that into all things French but I love everything you have or made.

I think you might like the Hens invitations I made more a friend of mine. It's sort of french inspired.

I do hope you are able to learn French fluently. I've always wanted to speak another language fluently. French is one of them.

I do hope you and the fam are well. xox

Rhondamum said...

Oh my goodness Jo! You collection is fabulous and I always love the way you present things. I would love to have some of the canisters that you have. Where did you find those? And the mini Eiffel towers, well, you can never have too many of those, can you? You amaze me and I just love this post and I thank you so much for joining in. I still have more to post, things have just been super busy around here. Oh, I just love this music! I really need to add the CD of music that you gave to me to my blog. Hope you are doing well, my beautiful french sister! Love to all and hope to chat soon! xoxo Rhonda...

Labour of Love said...

oh sweet ladies...thank you so much for visiting my little French corner...it may not be much but it's just enough to keep my heart dreaming to one day embrace such a romantic country and experience even more loveliness...i can't wait to visit all the other special gals that participated in your event, Sweet Rhonda...to see what their eyes+heart feel for this wonderful +romantic country...sweet Geralyn, thank you for visiting and leaving such sweet thoughts...your blog is so inspirational...love your French loves and esp. the 'Fun Facts of France'...that was so unique and such a wealth of information...merci beaucoup! and Sweet Gracie...you're such a breath of fresh air and love your visits...i can't wait to search your archives to see your hen invitations...i know i'd just about love anything you make...esp. your magnificent parties you hold for your sweet gals...so dreamy...just like you! (hoping you're safe with all the terrible fires going on over there...keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!!) xoxo jo ;)

Ann Marie said...

Hi Jo! I am visiting from Rhonda's blog! your collectionis great!! thanks for sharing!

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