Welcome to my blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Monday, June 3, 2013

From Paris With Love


Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
I snapped alot of photos on our trip to Paris last week, I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing them!
I took this night time shot of Notre Dame when we were walking back to our hotel after a cruise on the Seine one evening. (I'll share a few of those photos in a later post.)
I think it looks just magical at dusk!
 Here it is during the day.  It is one of my very favorite spots in all of Paris!
 Just look at these scary gargoyles on the side!
 Here's me in front of Notre Dame looking like quite the tourist in a Paris hoodie!  It was unseasonably cool, and I had just brought along a light jacket and was freezing!  So while I would have rather found something a bit more fashionable for oh so chic Paris, at least I was warm and snug in my new sweatshirt!
Notice all of the incredible details of the church?  It is just amazing!

 And look at the view of the towers that we get from our hotel balcony (below)!
 I snapped the shot above and below at sunset.  
 Here is where we always stay, Hotel Claude Bernard.  Our corner balcony room was on the 6th floor. 
It's  really considered the 5th floor, as in Europe, the ground floor is "zero".
 Here are some more views from our balcony, including a wonderful boulangerie (bakery) that you see with the bright green chairs, below.

 We were pleasantly surprised to find this adorable bistro set on our balcony this time!
(balconies are quite small in Paris!)
 So of course we had to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine!
Cheers:)
Have a great week, looking forward to getting caught up with all of you!

12 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I am soaking up all these great photos! My countdown is on for Paris and I'm just so excited! Love the photos of Notre Dame and I must admit to loving the Paris hoodie! LOL!

hugs,
Linda

Susie said...

So much beauty !!! I love Notre Dame...but those gargoyles are creepy. I do not like them...but I like all the other details. You should have had your beret on :):) My Emma pooh would have to wear one.xoxo,Susie

Joyce Mayer said...

Love the photos. Love the cutie little blonde in two of them. None of John? Promise I won't call him cute and little - honest. (o:

How is little Katie?

Musings from Kim K. said...

Emma and I will never grow tired of your Paris pictures. So very lovely. Cheers back to you!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Great photos! No one could get sick of beautiful photos from Paris! Looks like you are having a fabulous time! When I lived in France, I always felt at home when I was in Paris. :)
Karen

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Your pics from Paris are wonderful. I love the hotel you stayed at and the view was incredible.
You look cute in your Paris hoodie. Looks like a lot of people were all about. So nice you had a little bistro table on your balcony to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine.
So glad you had a wonderful time.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love your pictures. The balcony is so perfect for picture taking.

NanaDiana said...

Donna -What wonderful, wonderful pictures! I am amazed at how beautiful it all is. I really love that church- It's gorgeous. Those gargoyles are kind of scary/spooky! xo Diana

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Donna, it just looks heavenly!! What an amazing trip. Your view is so beautiful.

The Vintage Chateau said...

Lucky you, thanks for sharing with the rest of us!
Karee

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Heureuse de voir que tu es si heureuse de ton séjour à PARIS !

C'est vrai que tu n'as pas eu de chance avec le temps ! J'étais partie chez mes parents en Normandie, et là-bas il faisait beau ! Le soleil et la chaleur sont maintenant au rendez-vous, mais trop tard pour toi !
bisous de ma belle ville de PARIS

Joëlle

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such breathtaking photos Donna! Your hotel was gorgeous and I love that little bistro set on the balcony. Swoon! Wish I was tipping your wine glass 'cheers' at that spot! Now I REALLY can't wait to go in the fall.
So happy you had such fun (and looked cute in that Paris sweatshirt)!