Sunday, May 2, 2010


By now, most of you know my love of the French....they have exquisite taste and style.

I've been cleaning out my library and came across this little gem so I thought I would scan some photos of the beautiful apartments featured in this little treasure

We know the French love ornamentation and this apartment is a prime example of that.

They love simplicity as well, the French are truly a contradiction of style.

Here you have a riot of color....

and here you have an oasis for meditation.  You see......a true contradiction.

Here is a lovely French kitchen, it is probably in on of the villages outside of Paris, as most Paris apartments a relative small, unless you are very wealthy and can afford one of the grander ones.

Can you see where the door frame is in this picture.  That will tell you how truly tiny the apartments are.  

When we visited France a few years ago we were able to meet some friends who were living there in one of the old ornate apartments overlooking the Seine, it was a tiny affair with a small salon and an alcove for a bedroom that was closed off by drawing heavy velvet curtains.

The kitchen was a galley kitchen and the bath was very small as well; but very charming, none the less.

Also, the stairs and lifts to get to the 2nd or 3rd floor are very tiny.

How do you think this guy managed this???
 You gotta love the French!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bientot dear friends



  1. Oh Josette, I just love the french decor and lifestyle. I would love to peek inside those gorgeous apartments and thank you for the photos.


  2. Hello,dear Jo!-)*

    Oh,my Godness,how beautiful these is...all photos here are so inveted and I love,I love,I love France!!!

    Wish you a wondeful week,my dear Friend,

  3. Hello Jo, so pretty! I especially love the French kitchens... as for the motorcycle... well, Jack would find a way to get his Harley in no matter what!!! xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Hi Jo,

    What a lovely book, I can see why you have it. I had one of the worst experiences in France and I have taken a personal vow to never go there again.......I'll tell you sometime.


  5. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I loved your post and the idea to show those beautiful photos. The kitchen was really wonderful - thanks for sharing! Ciao, bella!

  6. Hi Jo,
    Those Paris apartments are beautiful. I wouldn't mind coming home to a few of these homes!
    I love your blog! Everything is so lovely.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Hi Jo,
    I just came across your blog, it's wonderful! I love the title, I was a Gramma's girl too.
    I'll be back to check in, pop by if you get a chance!

  8. Quick hi Jo, love the pictures you've shared.
    My cousin's SIL moved to Paris, lives in one of these postage stamp size apartments...and loves it! I'll be back again soon as I can....

  9. Hi Jo !I’m so happy you will be joining me for the Where Blogger’s Create party this year! I think it’s going to be great fun and probably bigger than last year! Jo is offering some great prizes isn’t she??? I’ll be in touch!!

    My Desert Cottage
    Valentine Design

  10. Wow, neat pictures. And the motorcycle one made me laugh!

    Such a nice little visit while I'm recovering from my walk.

    But now it is time to wander out to the garden for a bit and then get to work.

    Happy Tuesday!

  11. Hi Jo!

    What a wonderful book! What I wouldn't give to have a romantic Paris apartment!

    I hope you have a wonderful week,

  12. Oh Jo, you know my heart! I studied French and now teach it because of this maddening love (fou amour) I have for all things French....EVERYTHING! Thank you for coming to indulge in some Versaille countryside livin'......the French and incredible, and all the French people I know are also kind, respectful and in tuned with beauty. Oh....les français.....and all my French blog pals, WOW...can they write. Their posts are like poetry!!! Really! Can you read French? If so, let me know and I will direct you to some awesome writers that will take your breath away at each visit to their blogs.

    Have a great day and come back for more on Saturday! Anita

  13. Hello Jo, I too love everything Frenchy and so I find it necessary to follow your lovely blog! Thank you for stopping by for a visit today. Thank you for sharing the dreamy pictures.

  14. Gorgeous images!!! Love that look!!

  15. These photos are amazing! Your blog is eye candy have I not found you before now? You're on my list now...I'll visit often!


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