Monday, August 5, 2013

Out and about in the City

Hello dear friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

I can't believe it's already August and how fast the year is going.
Louis Vuitton window display 

I had fun the other day shooting some of the things that caught my eye and made me smile, while I was visiting the City.

Sometimes you need to step outside, get some fresh air and take in everything that is around you!
J'adore, une 2CV jaune

Have been doing some painting projects around the home, so that is what has been taking up most of my time - will share soon what I am up to.

Best wishes to everyone, for a fabulous new week.
Many thanks for visiting my blog and your kind friendship, always lovely to read the messages you leave. I look forward to coming to visit you.


  1. Dear Carolyn,
    so lovely pictures :O) The 2CV reminds me of a friend of my sister, she has the same one, very old, but still running ;O)
    The Louis Viton Wondow looks great!
    HAppy and wonderful new week to you, my dear friend, yes time is running,almost another year gone .... very quick it will be Christmas ;O)
    Love and hugs to you,

  2. Aww such a sweet post :)
    Sending you love and blessings x

  3. Hello Carolyn! Love those Citroen Dollies! A friend had one, which was bright yellow and black, and looked like a bumble bee ...

    Love Claire xx

  4. Good morning sweet Carolyn! I KNOW! August is already here and it does NOT feel like it for us; we are used to HOT weather and our summer has been delighfully cooler, with maybe two days of heat and humidity! Soon school will begin and I'll be teaching my French.

    I so love your little bears on your sidebar...they make me smile in my heart. Thank you for coming to view the horses, and yes, that green frock is divine!!!!! Anita

  5. Hi Carolyn! You are right, sometimes is good to stay outside get fresh air and just take in everything around! That LV window is amazing! Have a great week ahead dear, kisses! xo

  6. I have a free day today and have already been in town and I'm listening to a lovely music CD that I bought.
    It's always good to get out and about. I hope your
    decorating is going well and you have a good week! x

  7. Hello Carolyn: I love all your postings and all you share. Happy Monday. May your week be filled with many blessings.

    Love Jeanne♥

  8. The Louis Viton Window looks fabulous, but I do like hot air balloons. x

  9. Dearest Carolyn,
    I always love your pictures♬♬♬ "Sometimes you need to step outside, get some fresh air and take in everything that is around you!" Oh, that is what I need, p;) I don't have much time for that; haha, I must find time!!!

    Have a lovely new week, my friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  10. LOVE the store window with the hot air balloons! So true, my friend, that's one of the reasons I go for a walk every morning, which I need to get a move on, the day is quickly getting away from me! I hope you have a wonderful week!!!


  11. Thank you so much for popping in, dear Carolyn!!
    I love your snapshots...we were just admiring that fabulous LV window at a nearby shopping center... :))
    Looking forward to seeing your new projects!
    Hugs from Minnesota,
    - Irina

  12. It sounds like you had a nice time in the city!

  13. Hi Carolyn,
    Lovely photos and yes, we need to step outside and look at the sights that are all around, whether literally or symboically.

    Love the Louis Viton photo!

    Wishing you and yours a beautiful week!


  14. Dearest Carolyn,
    It is always a very welcome break for going into the City. We come back fresh, fro tackling our many chores. Maintaining our own homes is requesting quite some work.
    Enjoy your winter week.

  15. Sweet Carolyn, Love the beautiful box, and the 2cv in yellow- so sweet-
    Not seing many of them here anymore!!
    I wish you too a beautiful and happy new week my dear- and hope you will have a little more time of your own to enjoy the outside life !!!

  16. Tempo di vacanze per me, un felice agosto a Te...ciao

  17. Been busy here too! Enjoy your week!!!



  18. It's so good to come and see what you have been up to Carolyn. I love your shots from the city. It's life just so busy these days? I loved seeing your beautiful new lounge done. It looks so bright and lovely. I can only imagine how much you are enjoying it. I always forget that you are experiencing the opposite season I am and almost wrote that you would really enjoy the lounge in the winter :)))) I guess you already know that!
    sending big hugs...

  19. Hi Carolyn, I love to take a day for the city too. It refreshes the soul to take in a change of scenery.
    Have fun with your projects and a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  20. Love the balloons in the window. How striking!

  21. Love the Louis Vuitton window display - so cute!

  22. Fun pics, darling!
    Love the LV window!


  23. We call this vintage car in Germany "duck" ;) very nice
    A send you a big hug from these other side of the world

  24. Hello Carolyn,
    Such nice a fun shots!
    I'm happy you enjoyed your time in the city!

  25. I can't believe it's already August either! Hope you have a great week :)

  26. I love the Louis Vuitton window display Carolyn! Reminds me of a home we lived in where hot air balloons flew over our home every weekend:) It IS important to slow down a bit a enjoy the little things. Looks like a wonderful weekend! xxleslie

  27. I'm not a driver, but oh i love 2CVs....

  28. That Louis Vuitton Window display looks great!

    Happy day Carolyn!

    Madelief xx

  29. Hello Caroline, Love that little car! I am impressed with your beautiful room in lower post. I like the look of pine against white walls and floor,especially with the blue dishware. It is clean and crisp, yet cozy.

  30. Carolyn,
    I think you're right....Sometimes when I go for a drive and end up downtown, I see many interesting things going on around me. It's fun to be somewhere that takes your mind away from the everyday routine. Your white camellia is beautiful.

    Have a nice day.


  31. Carolyn, I think we were sending comments to eachother at the same time - how funny.


  32. Dear Carolyn
    OOO la la such a lovely post!!
    I saw lots of lovely old cars while in France - nice to see there are a few in our neck of the woods too!
    You must be counting the days until your sojourn mon ami!
    My computer is undergoing major surgery at the moment.... my dear son has lent me his for the day so I can catch up!
    Shand xox

  33. That window with the balloons made me smile. Sometimes I miss city living, even though I'd miss country living more if I became a city girl. When I was at uni window shopping was one of my favourite pastimes :)

  34. The LV window is simply amazing. I love LV ... Yeh ... would you be able to find a woman who doesn't like LV? :)
    Have a great week too from a really HOT Italy.
    Bisou, Babi

  35. Are you looking forward to the warmer weather as much as we are Carolyn?!
    Millie xx

  36. Happy Painting my friend...I love to really can change the look and feel of your home or furniture! Happy weekend to you...don't work too hard xo

  37. Hope you have a lovely weekend Carolyn:)
    ~Anne xx


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