Monday, October 5, 2009

French antiques

flickr ~ Salon from the Hotel d"Humieres, Paris. { Isn't this room fabulous }
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I adore monogrammed, embroidered bed linen.
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French style is all about choosing a little of what is absolutely excellent, rather than a lot of what's nearly right.
~ Catherine Calvert.

In France, the past is always part of the present, where what is modern, lives peacefully with what has gone before.

I want to wish you a happy week.

Hugs
Carolyn

42 comments:

  1. What fabulous pictures, so beautiful. I love your words at the end, that is so interesting, I'll remember that.
    xoxo

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  2. Thanks DJ, we must have been visiting each other at the same time.
    I have just had a great visit to your blog ~ a lovely start to my week!

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. How absolutely beautiful. I just LOVE that chair! I'll have to get/make one in miniature!

    Thank you, Carolyn, for such a lovely post!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  4. Hi Marsha,

    The chair is lovely and it was for sale but the magazine was an old one I had.
    Yes, a little miniature one will be lovely, please show us, if you do make one.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. Bonsoir Carolyn...thank you...every little bit of French helps. Great quote. If you buy less you can afford to buy better. Saving up for something special is a great discipline. Not bad for dieting, either. Hugs, Trish

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  6. Hi Carolyn
    I adore beautiful old monogrammed linen too. And I couldn't agree more about having a little excellence rather than lot of mediocre!
    Have a lovely week.
    Amanda

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  7. "choosing a little of what is absolutely excellent, rather than a lot of what's nearly right" ...I think that's how I think when I dress myself...I must be French, then!!!!

    Gorgeous photos! Unbeatable!!! I love them!!!

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  8. Hi Trish,

    I love the French language and studied it in High School and I would like to be able to learn some more, as it was so long ago.
    I enjoyed visiting you today and seeing the amazing market you had been too. Looked fabulous and loved the embroidered linen sheets you bought. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  9. Hi Amanda,

    I hope that you have a lovely week.
    It is freezing cold here and you must be having similar weather.
    We had the heater going this morning and you would not think it was October, feels more like June.

    Hi Charity,

    They are gorgeous photos and the first one took my breath away.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Oh my dearest Carolyyn!!

    WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL POST!

    All intersting. So do I LOVE this style...a really romantic and "shabby"...

    THANKS a lot for your lovely pictures!!

    You're a really "big and nice" friend! SMACK!!

    Your friend NI

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  11. Your blog is so pretty Carolyn. My niece has been in Paris recently, in fact her in-laws took all the family to Europe for 5 weeks so she's very lucky. It is so cold down here as everywhere. but it's October??? I do hope they find that gunman tonight near Norsewood. It's horrible worrying about weirdo's like him so close to my family

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  12. Complete style. It seems to be so effortless for the french. In fashion and decorating, I wonder why that is?! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you!

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  13. Hi TattingChic,

    They are lovely pictures aren't they.

    Thank you for visiting dear Ni.
    I loved seeing your photos from New York today, very neat.
    Thanks for visiting me, always lovely to hear from you.

    Dear Karen,

    How lucky for your niece and her family to go to Paris, that would be lovely for them.
    We have cold weather here too, have had the heater going most of today.
    I took my winter coat in to be drycleaned to put away, but I am thinking I will still need it, if the wintery weather continues.

    thank you Sares.
    The French do seem to be so good at everything they do!

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  14. You had my full attention at the first photo!!! Oh I love everything French...I'm such a hopeless romantic!!!
    I love this post~
    everything vintage

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  15. Gorgeous! I love the big wardrobe with the mirrors! WOW! How inspiring! Happy Monday!

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  16. Beautiful photos and great sentiments too! Hope you are well Carolyn.

    xox
    Constance

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  17. Hi Carolyn,
    That mirrored armoir and lilac chair are crazy beautiful! Your images today are sooo pretty. I needed this shot of beauty this morning. Thank you!
    Hugs,
    June

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  18. love these photos! :)
    wish you a lovely week, dearest Carolyn!
    xoxo

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  19. Hi Jodie,

    We could meet there and celebrate your birthday, now wouldn't that be great!

    Happy Monday to you Diane.
    The armoire is fabulous.

    Thanks Constance,for visiting and I hope that you are well too.

    Hi June,

    Good to start off the week with some nice images. I love the chair, such a pretty colour.

    thank you for visiting Susan and I hope that you have a great week

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  20. The pictures are gorgeous! But I must say that the chandelier is amazing!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  21. Beautiful pictures!
    Have a good week :)

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  22. A little of what is absolutely excellent! - I do love this. - x Suzi

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  23. Hi Kim,

    The chandelier is beautiful and if I owned it I would not mind cleaning it.

    Thanks Michela and you have a good week too.

    Hi Suzie,

    It is a lovely quote, isn't it.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  24. I want one of everything, even the ballet shoes ... gorgeous. Don't you love it when the past & present co-mingle so elegantly.

    May your eve be full, warm & loving.
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  25. Hi Carolyn, Oh I love your pics and the elegance of the decor. The chandy is simply gorgeous. I love monogrammed linens too. Especially fresh crisp white linens.

    I love the C.Calvert quote and the one you wrote In France too.
    Wonderful.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. Also for the well wishes. I am not up to power yet, but I am getting better slowly.

    Have a wonderful week.
    hugs, Celestina Marie

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  26. Ohh la la...and que bello...what more can you say...Rose

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  27. Thanks Marydon, for visiting.
    Yes, love how the past and present can go so well together.

    Hi Celestina Marie,

    Sorry to hear that you are still not feeling 100%. I hope that you will be back to good health.
    Take some time off and look after yourself.


    Hi Rose,

    I have been wondering how you are - I hope that all is well with you. Thanks for visiting.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  28. Hi Carolyn...
    Don't you just love it when one piece of furniture can make the room! That chandelier is gorgeous. Large rooms with beautiful furnishings are so romantic...and can just take your breath away.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  29. I would love to sit and have tea with you in an environment like that.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  30. OOH La La Carolyn,
    Very nice!
    You have a nice week too!
    Rosemary

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  31. Beautiful pictures. I love everyone of them. Oh, don't you just wish? Blessings, Martha

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  32. Hi Carolyn,
    Such gorgeous rooms. I heard an interview the other day where a man from Europe said he loves New York because everything is NEW!!! Everything where he comes from is old. I guess you always love what you "don't have!"
    xo,
    Carole

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  33. Hi Nancy,

    The chandelier is amazing isn't it.
    Thanks for visiting.

    Renee, that would be lovely to have a cuppa with you in that beautiful room.

    Thanks Rosemary, always lovely to have a little touch of French for the week.

    Hi Martha,

    Yes, always neat to dream ~ I just love looking at these beautiful things.

    Hi Carole,

    Here in NZ everything is mostly new and I was amazed when we went to England and France, everything was so old and beautiful.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  34. Oh, how lovely and lavish! xo.

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  35. Hi Jessica,

    thank you for visiting and good luck with the baby, must not be to long to go now.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  36. Gorgeous. The pictures just make me swoon! Old and new...that's how I love to decorate, (but where I live, the old is most likely viewed as new in France!)

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  37. Hi Ele,

    It is great to be able to mix old and new and that is what I like to do too.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  38. You show us wonderful pictures, dear Carolyn! Please visit my blog - an award is waiting there for you!!!
    Hugs, Traude

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  39. Thank you Traude, for visiting and how kind that you have given me an Award, many thanks for your kindness.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. I think my heart just skipped when I saw those linens~

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  41. Hi Susie,

    Beautiful!
    Would be great to have the time to sit down and embroidery something like this.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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Carolyn xx