27 December 2008

Eiffel Tower at New Years

Attendre avec intérêt la nouvelle année.

Looking forward to the New Year.

12 December 2008

Winter In France

Winter in France, from the Alps to the Eiffel Tower, to the country. It's Beautiful there.

02 December 2008

Christmas In Paris

Isn't it beautiful, a Christmas in Paris. The Shops, Restaurants, and Hotels even Notre Dame.

It looks magical.............

18 November 2008

French Architecture

The Baroque Palace of Versailles in France began as a simple stone and brick home designed by Philibert Le Roy in 1624. In 1669, architect Louis Le Vau began a detailed renovation and expansion.

How Gothic Architecture Began
Gothic architecture began mainly in France where builders began to adapt the earlier Romanesque style. Builders were also influenced by the pointed arches and elaborate stonework of Moorish architecture in Spain. One of the earliest Gothic buildings was the ambulatory of the abbey of St. Denis in France, built between 1140 and 1144.
Originally, Gothic architecture was known as the French Style. During the Renaissance, after the French Style had fallen out of fashion, artisans mocked it. They coined the word Gothic to suggest that French Style buildings were the crude work of German (Goth) barbarians. Although the label wasn't accurate, the name Gothic remained.

09 November 2008

Come Shop In Paris

A Paris indoor flea market is like stepping inside of a museum. I would spend hours in this place. Clocks being a weakness of mine, I would want to hear them chime.
And look at the globes aren't they wonderful, I love the old worn appearance to them.

The frames on the pictures, the chandeliers are all so wonderful. 

Someday my dream will come true..........


30 October 2008

French Army

The days of war were played out by children with life like soldiers, in their living rooms and playrooms.

These are some very rare french soldiers that children played with, probably very well off children that had the very best. The last picture is of a band. 

Some of these go for as much as $5000.00 dollars a set. 

As a child I remember having war sets that depicted the army and we would play for hours our little war games. You can not find them as easily as we did in the 60's.


26 October 2008

Beautiful French Crystal

I love beautiful French Crystal. It looks so pretty on the table. 

20 October 2008

Ooooo laaaa laaaa

Fine French Louis XV Style marble fireplace surround 19th century.
French, Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition period, tall-case clock ("horloge de parquet") 18th century

George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante Circa 1825

16 October 2008


I wouldn't mind Halloween if I had this view.......

15 October 2008

A Favorite Painting

A favorite piece of French Art, by Pierre-Auguste

11 October 2008

Mercury Glass

Mercury glass comes in different shapes and colors. 

From beautiful silver to blue and red, purples and lavenders etc........

These are just a few examples of what you'll find. 

08 October 2008

Gardens Of France

The first picture is in the 17th Century in the gardens of Versaille. And the last picture is also the current gardens of Versaille. What a striking difference. 

All of these gardens are beautiful in the own. I would not want to take care of them.

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