Thursday, 14 January 2010

The 100th follower is French just like me. Shall we have a French post altogether?

Oh my God! 100 followers already!

WOW!

Thank you!

The 100th person to have landed on my little daydreamer planet is ARTYCHO. She is French and just like me lives in England.She makes wonderful things and once again, her blog is worth stopping by!It is written both in French and in English.


http://aucoeurdartycho.blogspot.com/

Speaking of France...I was wondering... it would be nice if each of you ,if you are happy to do so, could prepare a little something to show us what France is to you.If you want to make a picture or just leave a comment that I could post here, or something French in your mini house or...I don't know...anything!

What is France to you?

Just let me know here on this post that you've done something on your blog and I will post it here with a link to your blog.

It would be a nice tribute to Artycho and I who are no longer living in our country.

Meanwhile let's meditate , think, concentrate and meet here once we are ready...



I will add what you have prepared as we go along, here on this post, until the 25th of January.



Let tHe paRty bEgiN!

You can click on the names below to visit their blogs:


"being made to stand at the airport in Paris on our way to England when I was one because my mum had too many bags to carry (only trip to France as a child and this one I don't remember), two wonderful visits to Paris as a adult (including looking in a doll shop), French motorways whilst travelling to Germany (and St Malo) and enjoying the delicious food on the way and the smoothness of the road surface compared to British motorways, a lovely afternoon on the beach near Calais with my family, a glorious 10 days caravanning at St Malo, 1 night at Dijon... one day soon we will return to enjoy France again." Dollmum



"For me France is sophisticated, glamorous, full of colors and tastes wonderful.I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon in Paris, and I have returned a couple of times with my children to visit Eurodisney and enjoy its magic."Tink- Sonia


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(I chose to illustrate Jojo Cramel's vision of France)

Un café noir du matin boulevard Saint-Germain, la baguette chaude et croustillante, les vendeurs de journaux à la criée, Jean-Paul Gaultier, et les pâtisseries de chez Hermé, Ladurée, Angelina...from JOJO CARAMEl




"OH! là!là!" from Artycho ;-)


The 16/01/10


Dear readers, let me explain this picture found on a very lovely blog:

only a French person could have added such a detail in a dolls'house...this is SOOOOOOOOOOO French: apéritif!!but we say " L'apéro" and Ricard and Pastis are two of the drinks that epitomise this very French tradition.We have it with things to nibble such as saucisson or olives as represented on this miniature of a French provencial house.The perfect time for l'apéro is about 6:30 -7:00pm

There is a post with many more pictures of very French miniatures representing Paris and Provence. A real delight to visit if you love France.So, go visitTOM POUCE who is participating in this special post.


The picture below comes from...guess who? guess who?

Linda the very charming owner of La Petite Maison( don't know if you remember but I mentioned it HERE ). She has accepted to play a little with us and presents her own vision of France on her beautiful blog Une Petite Folie


Below a photo from Karin Corbin Miniature


"Romantic,Beautiful,Chic,Macarrons, Marie antoinette." Arantxa


17 January

Rosanna has published a beautiful post about France.This is just a teaser...for more, go to


"France for me is about romance, art, wine, beauty , fashion, fine design, archtecture, history, literature, music,joie de vivre, "strength of knowing whom each individual is", fine food and all that is so very fine, exceptional and lovely!!.., "She" holds a romantic allure in my mind, like no other European country!!" Silken Purse


"I love France and this is why: Perfection, romance, style, and history. I love the fashion in clothes and the interior style, the small cafes, the food, the country side, the buildings, and Paris. I would like to know more about the hidden treasures that only a "frenchie" would know about." Christel Jensen ( who's just come back from Paris and has lots and lots of beautiful pics from her last trip on her blog)




18 Janvier 2010


Mercedès has prepared a beautiful post about France on her blog.I just couldn't decide which picture to choose!On the photo below what you see are delightful miniatures!

photo from LIBERTY BIBERTY


The participant below is EVA from Mini Escenas y Manualidades who lives close to France and has prepared a post full of pictures from Languedoc .If you don't know this region (I've never been there to be honest!), the photos she has posted just make you want to go.





19 Janvier


The photos below have been sent to me by Camille who has no blog (yet) but who lives in this beautiful mountain region of Grenoble in France.Camille is also the lady who has adopted The Princess&The Pea, so now we know in what fairy land the little doll lives now.WOW!



Below...Geneviève's miniatures and her little Nina( I am a huge fan of Nina and Lucie) presenting a post that has almost brought tears to my eyes...the French school did it to me.So many souvenirs...the France I know is here on her blog: Miniacollection


"...I have no idea if any of the things that pop into my head are close to being accurate..." says my sweet Kim, but do you want to know what were those things that suddenly popped into her head? It is a post full of tenderness at FLOWERS & ART





20 Janvier

Gemma has beautiful photos from a trip to France to share at Un Mon de Fades



A very unexpected post from someone who has decided to share souvenirs from when she was an au pair in France.
Do you think you know who it is? Are you very nosy and do want to discover who it is?
Just click on the picture below!

21 Janvier
Woohoo! we have Germany today!
Anna says "My heart strikes faster and I get goose skin if I remember on..." . If you want to learn about what has such an effect on her, go to her blog at Schneewalski

27 comments:

rosanna said...

May I join it ,even though I'm Italian ? A small contribution, what France means to an Italian. Rosanna

Kim said...

I am sure you will soon have 100 more- people are drawn to your magic :)

Congratulations on 100 followers- I am thinking all this weekend on what France is to me and I will post something next week. I must consider this carefully since I have never visited France.

TINK-SONIA said...

Congratulations on your followers,
I love to read you.
For me France is sophisticated, glamorous, full of colors and tastes wonderful.
I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon in Paris, and I have returned a couple of times with my children to visit Eurodisney and enjoy its magic.
A warm greeting from a "neighboring" Spanish, Sonia

DollMum said...

What France means to me: being made to stand at the airport in Paris on our way to England when I was one because my mum had too many bags to carry (only trip to France as a child and this one I don't remember), two wonderful visits to Paris as a adult (including looking in a doll shop), French motorways whilst travelling to Germany (and St Malo) and enjoying the delicious food on the way and the smoothness of the road surface compared to British motorways, a lovely afternoon on the beach near Calais with my family, a glorious 10 days caravanning at St Malo, 1 night at Dijon... one day soon we will return to enjoy France again.

miniacollection said...

Félicitations !
Je vais réfléchir à ce qu'est la France pour moi pour répondre à ta super idée. Bon, il va falloir que je réfléchisse très fort, car quand on vit dans son pays, "we take things for granted".
Bises
Geneviève

artycho said...

Oh la la! Merci pour ce clin d'oeil frenchy! Aux delà des clichés (comme oh la la justement!)j'adorerais lire la visions de la France de tes lectrices! Chouette idée! Aussi, ravie d'être ton 100ème abonné!

jojo-caramel said...

Félicitations à Artycho !!!
Pour moi, en vrac, brut de pomme, ça serait... le café noir du matin boulevard Saint-Germain, la baguette chaude et croustillante, les vendeurs de journaux à la criée, Jean-Paul Gaultier, et les pâtisseries de chez Hermé, Ladurée, Angelina... bien sûr :)))
Beau week-end et gros bisous :)

Anna said...

Great idea! My heart goes faster when I think about France.

Karin Corbin said...

I am building a dollhouse inspired by an old coastal cottage in France. There are many photos of French Half Timber buildings and others on the blog. I took many of the photos on a trip I made to Normandy and Paris 2 summers ago. Also you can see things such a post where I am creating in miniature the type of old window latches found in France. http://karincorbin.blogspot.com/2009/11/window-latches.html

tom pouce said...

May I particpate? Being French and living in France, I everyday enjoy my country. For me France is so diverse... I'll put some pictures on my blog of 3 miniatures I've made: one is Paris'roofs, one is Provence and the last one a little house in the countryside. Hope you'll enjoy my "vision" of France!
http://lerevetompouce.blogspot.com/
Congratulations for your blog.

tom pouce said...

J'ai réalisé après avoir posté mon commentaire que tu étais française.... lol! Je continue donc en français. Suis super flattée et morte de rire de voir mon apéro en bonne place!!! Merci pour tes commentaires sur mon blog et je suis désolée d'avoir réactivé ton mal du pays. Ce n'était pas le but! Amicalement

Arantxa said...

Congratulations for your 100 followers!!

France for me: Romantic,Beautiful,Chic,Macarrons, Marie antoniette. I gone the last summer and i enjoy so much!!

Hugs from Madrid,Spain

rosanna said...

Hallo, I've done my post. I hope you'll like it.Good night and "see" you soon Rosanna

silk purse said...

France for me is about romance, art, wine, beauty , fashion, fine design, archtecture, history, literature, music,joie de vivre, "strength of knowing whom each individual is", fine food and all that is so very fine, exceptional and lovely!!.., "She" holds a romantic allure in my mind, like no other European country!!.., Congrats on your 100th follower!..,


I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU MY DEAR BLOG FRIEND, AT MY BLOG!..,

Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

Eva said...

Hi, my name is Eva and I am your 105th follower.
I will post about France today too, about Languedoc, the most close part to Spain (I am Spanish) with Carcassone, the Cathars castels, the rivers and mountains and the Pyrinees watching them...
Noe it is time to take a look over your blog ;)
Besos (kisses in Spanish)

Eva
www.mini-escenas.blogspot.com

jojo-caramel said...

:) C'est mieux en images :) c'est super et en plus elles me donnent faim :))) Gros bisous :)

Christel Jensen said...

Hi:) Thanks for letting me know about this. As you you know I love France and this is why: Perfection, romance, style, and history.
I love the fashion in clothes and the interior style, the small cafes, the food, the country side, the buildings, and Paris. I would like to know more about the hidden treasures that only a "frenchie" would know about. I have just blogged about my trip to France and some books I have bought. More to come later. Congratulations to you and your beautiful blog.

Papillon Bleu said...

:)

Liberty Biberty said...

Patricia, what a wonderful idea! I've just had some fun doing a little French post.
Mercedes

karina content said...

I baught this weekend two tickets by train , I go the first week of March to Paris.

dale said...

Congratulations on your over one hundred followers! :)

I loved France when I got to visit. To me, France is the best of the best in so many things! :)

verolacrado said...

Bon ben je me mets au boulot.....mais après ce que je viens de voir c'est costaud....
(It's well known French people are bad at languages...)
Vietvéro

Jo said...

Oh Patricia, thank you for inviting us to take part in a lovely collection of French memories! I too have wonderful memories of France, and have shared them on my blog http://www.thecruetset.blogspot.com/
And while I no longer feel confident enough to write or speak in French, I do understand it when I read so it's lovely to read all the French posts too!
Jo xx

Gemma said...

Hello Patricia, I agree in my blog What is France for mi, I hope like you. Best wishes. Bye (ponsxpons)

artycho said...

Impressionnant allez je clique et rends visite! merci à toi l'idée est géniale et Vive la France! (à lire avec l'accent anglais!)

ben... MinnieM... mais toute seule said...

oooooooooh ! zutéfluut ! j'étais en train de préparer un chti kekchoz, et je relis bien bien tout ce que tu as écrit, et.... deadline le 25... on est le 27 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bonbentanpi, si tu renouvelles tu me fais signe ok ?
dubizou

ben... MinnieM... mais toute seule said...

coucou, tu me dis que j'ai jusqu'au 14/2, mais je ne parlais pas du owoh ! je parlais de l'article sur la France... alors tu as prolongé ?
ou bien ????
dis-moi, et je te prépare un chtitruc... j'ai des zolies photos (enfin je trouve !)
dubizou