Saturday, December 19, 2015

Noël...


The most magical time of year is here...Christmas...Noël....long anticipated...always adored...enjoyed with family & friends. For me each year is more exciting...joyful...blessed...love this season & all that goes with it...love the feeling in the air...the glow you see in children's eyes & the merriment that seems to be all around. This year, as in the last several years, my home is decorated in neutrals with lots of greenery...candles & a French country feel...lots of memories...special traditions are always part of this joyous seasons for my family. I love unwrapping special ornaments from past holidays, my children's Christmas stockings & family treasures...Wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas...Joyeux Noel...Happy Holidays...Feliz Navidad...peace on earth... Cheers!

Tree trimmed & ready for Pere Noël...


Pere Noël..

Antique & vintage ornaments...

Sweets & fruits for guests...

My grandmother's collection of reindeers..special memories


Holiday table...

Merry Christmas...Peace on Earth!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Viva la France....


France...for me..is the most beautiful country...a country that has given all of us...an abundance of riches...art...architecture...design...fashion...history...cuisine...wine & champagne! I love France...I love the people of France...we had just returned home, after spending several weeks in Paris & the countryside, when the tragedy of November 13 took place...I know the people of France are strong & very resilient & they will not let the recent events defeat them. My husband & I have been very fortunate to have visited France many times...this visit was exceptional...fall in France is truly dazzling...the colors are beautiful...the antiques abundant & the food...well, you know...the food is like no other. Sharing with you a glimpse into my recent time in France...
Mussee d' Orsay...
Paris...

Patisserie...by the Tuileries

Angelina...

Astier de Villante...a fave shoppe in Paris

Canneles & pastries in Paris...

French architecture speaks to my soul...

Les puces...Paris




Les puces...Marche Paul Bert


Driving alongside La Rhone...

L'isle sur la Sorgue

Uzes town centre...

Champagne region of France...

Beautiful flowers everywhere...

Charming & beautiful...La Champagne

Glowing trees in France...

Always a flower shop in every village...


Gorgeous architecture...


Charming Uzes...

Delicious tart tartin...

Antiquing in L'isle sur la Sorgue
Loved our stay at Chateau De Castel Novel...

Gorgeous view from our balcony...

Paris...



Saturday, October 10, 2015

J'adore Fall....

Even though we have officially been in the fall season for several weeks, we are still having warm days here in SoCal, our nights are nice & cool & the leaves are beginning to change..a soft gold now that will become more vibrant as the days pass. This is a busy time of year here at Rue 27 Maison...finishing up a major design project...getting ready for a buying trip to France ...enjoying friends & family on the weekends...I love this time of year...many wonderful upcoming events...the holidays & many fabulous fall antique markets ahead! Sharing with you a few fave Fall entertaining & decorating ideas from the last few weeks....

Fall in the courtyard this weekend at Rue 27 Maison...

Small plates at Rue 27 Maison...

Rue 27 Maison...

Wine & Cheese at Rue 27 Maison...

Simply neutral...Rue 27 Maison

Rue 27 Maison...

Love the petite orange pumpkins at the farmers market this week...

Until Next time....Cheers!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The neutrals of Autumn....

Next week is the first day of fall...in many areas the days are still warm with a hint of the cool crisp weather to come...Autumn....a gorgeous season with the browns, oranges & greens...all beautiful! The last few years I have decorated my home in more neutrals...I love the white pumpkins which seem to be everywhere now...a trend that seems to be here to stay...I still love the traditional colors of autumn...they bring back wonderful memories of past fall seasons. Its a nice change to use the whites this time of year & make new traditions interwoven with the past ones...Sharing with you a few faves this week..the neutrals of fall...

Petite white pumpkins at Rue 27 Maison

Fall entertaining this week..an antique urn with a white cinderella pumpkin...

White pumpkins...fresh from the pumpkin patch

Fall dining at Rue 27 Maison this week...


Beautiful fall display from Cottage Journal...

Love the white hydrangeas with the white pumpkins...

Simple & beautiful neutral fall table...



Until next time...Cheers!