Tuesday, January 5, 2010

C'est Si Bon

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's been so cold here the past few days with no signs of letting up.  Of course this is NC cold, so I know I'm a wimp by most of your standards!  Since I haven't seen much sun lately, I thought I would brighten up things in my living room- my private, girly living room.  My boys have their own space.  After packing up all the Christmas stuff, I came across a set of coasters I bought in Paris when I was in high school.  Our French Club took a two week tour of England and France, and it what great!  Of course, that was in 1988, so some of the details are a tad fuzzy.  Either way, these coasters always make me happy, so I thought I would do a little travel theme decorating focused on Paris and New Orleans.

My Great Grandmother's trunk and lamp-  two of my favorite possessions. 

 The New Orleans souvenir cup and saucer came from a trip my Grandparents took to visit friends there.

 One of the coasters on a plate I packed up from Grandmom's china cabinet.  I don't know the pattern name, but thought it was pretty.

 The little bird was some new old stock stuff that I found this summer. He's perched in one of Grandmom's many Anchor Hocking Medallion dishes.


  1. Oh I love the Paris/New Orleans decorating. I lived in New Orleans for several years and I loved it! so much history and culture and drinking (whoops that's another story). Love the plates and the designs! Great Job!

  2. Hello Paige... what beautiful treasures from your grandmother...her china is beautiful! How lucky you are to have those precious pieces... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. I love your grandmother's trunk, and all of the pretties on top of it! And I love the songs on your blog too! I had no idea Eartha Kitt was such a wonderful singer. I need to play them for my daughter. She went to France for her high school graduation, and has had about 6 years of French, so she'll love them!


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