A MAGICAL WHIMSY

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Friday, June 8, 2012

CASTLES, CROWNS, AND COTTAGES FABULOUS PARIS PARTY! AND A LITTLE GIVEAWAY!

 MY GIVEAWAY WILL BE SIMILAR TO THIS FRENCH PILLOW

PLEASE LINK TO ANITA'S PARIS PARTY ON MY SIDE BAR FOR MORE PARTY PARTICITANTS!





  JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, MY PARTY POST WILL BE UP AND GOING ALL WEEK LONG!!! UNTIL FRIDAY JUNE 15th, AT WHAT TIME I WILL DRAW THE WINNER OF MY HANDMADE FRENCH PILLOW ON SATURDAY! Come join in the fun!  There are lots of other blogs participating in CASTLES, CROWNS AND COTTAGES PARIS PARTY where you can link back to the party on my sidebar and enjoy the delights of Paris ALL WEEK LONG!!!

For my part of the party I am giving away a sweet French Style lightly stuffed floral pillow embellished with vintage laces with a button closure...So Sweet!  Just be sure to leave you EMAIL ADDRESS if you are interested in the giveaway.  I will do a random draw from the ones who really let me know they want the pillow.  YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! or you will not have a chance in the drawing.  Thank you for your kind attention to this detail.

I am sharing photos of Paris from a dear friend of mine who lived in France.  She was English and lived there in a small village, which I will also post those photos after the Paris photos.  She was a dear, but suddenly passed away at 57 years old in her sweet village in August of last year.  I miss her greatly! One of those kindred soul art spirits you find in the art making blogs.  So...Without further ado here are the photos and as I am not familiar with the names of places, I am sure many of you will know what they are, famous because they are in Paris! The most beautiful city in the World!!!  Enjoy!

Conciergerie

Close up of a portion of Ardt
Giverny
Giverny
MONET'S HOUSE AT GIVERNY
HOTEL DE VILLE  ICE RINK
ILE DE LA CITIE   PARIS
 INSIDE THE LOUVRE
 INSIDE THE LOUVRE
 LA DEFENSE
 LA DEFENSE
 LA DEFENSE
 LOUVRE
 LOUVRE
 LOUVRE CEILING
 MONMARTRE GARGOYLE
 MONMARTRE GARGOYLE
 MONMARTRE
These photos were taken by my friend Denise (Please forgive the blur.  When I enlarged them for this post the photos pixelated and aren't as clear as I would have liked them to be. Sorry!!!).   I have the photos for Denise's village on an older posting from last year.  Feel free to peruse my blog on my older posts!
Please remember to leave your EMAIL ADDRESS for the giveaway on my comment section.
Do have a glorious day!
posted by Teresa in California

25 comments:

It's me said...

It is great to met you here in Paris ....enjoy your stay...what a great party !!!! love Ria...xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear one! I am very late in coming because I was at school all day, came home to cook dinner, eat, relax with my husband and BEGIN THE FUN!! How am I possible....I am sitting her with sore eyes from fatigue and I think I better call it a night!

This is a very special post. I tell you, I do not know what I would do if something happened to one of you with whom I have become very close. It is hard enough to loose someone you can see. But to build up relationships with friends that you cannot see but DO SEE EYE TO EYE ON SO MUCH is hard to let go of. Your tribute here is LOVELY.

Back this weekend! Anita

OH! Put me in on the givea way!!! Anita

Champagne Macarons said...

Very beautiful and touching tribute to your friend. xoxo, B

Rhissanna said...

That's a lovely statue from the Louvre, such an unusual pose. I haven't been to Paris since before they built the glass pyramid. I can see these are very special photos for you, and a special way to remember someone who was clearly a very dear friend.

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Even though the pictures are a little blurry , we can still see the magic behind it. It is fabulous. A giveaway?yes yes!grin,
Smiles,

Janice Moore-Petty said...

I'm late! I'm late! Am I too late?

Jessica said...

I love all the pictures of France :) I hope to go there one day! The pillow is very elegant. I would love to participate in the giveaway!

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful photos and journey through Paris. It's wonderful to meet so many new bloggers via Anita's parisian soiree with the same passion for Paris.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
xoxo, B

Dawne said...

Bonjour Theresa!
Thank you so much for coming to see me at Anita's Paris Party!! I love your pictures, blur and all, and know these places well. Every time I see these spots my heart leaps! And since these photos were taken by your dear friend, it makes them special. I'm sorry you lost her.
Don't put off going to Paris for too long...it will change your life!!!
Blessings to you,
dawne

catkin tales said...

i don't mind the blur, it gives a sense of softness and mystery.
your blog is enchanting, sweet lady. it's very lovely indeed to meet you.
and you have a giveway! such an exquisite pillow.. you have much talent xx

Denise said...

So nice to join you in Paris for our tour. Hasn't it been fun?Oh my, the artwork of your pillow is to dream for.I love it!We must have a lot in common-A magical Whimsy-That's something I understand.I have followed you for some time now and enjoy your blog.Please drop by and visit Me sometime.Count Me in please in your lovely givaway. Denise

lostpastremembered said...

How dear to share the photos of a good friend. Makes her eyes live on. Paris does that, doesn't it? Thanks to Anita for bringing us together.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Teresa...I popped in to see you at your Paris party and saw your very touching tribute to your very dear friend...

And I would love to enter your giveaway too please...

Enjoy the rest of the party...Dzintra xo

www.dzintrastitcheries@yahoo.com.au

YONKS said...

A very evocative and heartfelt view of France you share and your wonderful friendship. Thanks for sharing this intimate view.

Love the pillow. Yonks@hotmail.co.uk
Di
xoxo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Greetings in Paris,
So nice to meet you.. Your post is so lovely... Thank you for this wonderful journey.
Blessings,
Penny

Palomasea said...

Touching and beautiful, dear Teresa, to honor your friend in this way...
The photos are all of very special places, and make me yearn to take the trip again!
I love your precious pillow, and would be honored to be included in your giveaway...palomasea@gmail.com.
Merci chere amie!
xoxo,
- Irina

Jennifer said...

Oh what beautiful photographs! I love France, I am mostly French and Irish, and a couple of other things haha. But I am a fluent French speaker as many Northern Ontarians are. I love the language, though to be honest most of us here up north have destroyed it from its original delectableness.

I am definitely interested in the giveaway! Obviously! What a beautiful pillow!

broomsticksandlace@gmail.com is where you can reach moi!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Teresa what a very moving comment you made on my blog about our very special children and how they move us and others in their very own way...Just precious dear Friend...love from Dzintra xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear one. THANK YOU for coming to visit me via email and post....you are IN THE DRAW!!!!!!!! LoVE, Anita

Cat & Cricket said...

Loved traveling with you through Paris!!
Fabulous post my friend!!
Smiles~
Cat

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Teresa,

It was lovely to meet you and discover your blog and see all your photos.
Such a poignant post and tribute to your friend.
The pillow is very sweet.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

hi-d said...

So much to see in Paris! I have been enjoying the party. Thanks for sharing your post. I am sorry about the loss of your sweet friend. She sounded like a special lady!

hi-d said...

So much to see in Paris! I have been enjoying the party. Thanks for sharing your post. I am sorry about the loss of your sweet friend. She sounded like a special lady!

The Permanent Tourist said...

Loving reading all of the posts from participants in Vicki's party! What fun it is to connect with lovely bloggers all over the world!

lugarandcompany said...

What a lovely post and tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing and may your pain be eased each day.