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Thursday, May 9, 2013

It All Begins

with a vision

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a clear vista

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and an understanding of the

of what is calling you. 

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The qualities that make

  an entity


what it is


and that which

 shapes its identity

unknown source
fascinates us

through all the senses.


And for some of us




the author of the blog  

followed the allure of 

and turned an idea into

a life.


I'm offering a give-away

of her book

castles crowns and cottages
to the participants of 


as a 

grand merci

to you 

for following me 

to gather your talents

under one

  bucolic setting.

You have to be part of 

the link event

by presenting a week-long

post and visiting the other


in order to have a chance

to win this book

so if you are interested

leave me a comment 

and I will include your name 
 in the draw.


In his autobiographical novel

La Gloire de Mon Père

Marcel Pagnol said 

of his childhood Provence:

"...we left the village: 

then the magic began 

and I

felt a love well up

within me

 that would last my

entire life."

Vicki Archer from French Essence

Deana from Lost Past Remembered

Stephanie from Mille Feuilles 

Marie-Ange from Rêver au Sud

Lynn from Dreams on 34th Street 

Maggie from Nantucket State of Mind

Sandy from You May be Wandering

Paul from The Magical Christmas Wreath Company

Doré from Burlap Luxe

Ria from It's Me

Francis from By Surprise

Penny from Angelsdoor

Jeri from Hopalong Hollow Gazette 

Violet Skiles from Create Beauty

Sylvia from Sylvia's Simple Life

Véronique from French Girl in Seattle

Simone from Fleaing France Brocante Society

Marsha from Splenderosa

Elizabeth from Pine cones and Acorns

Carolyn from Draffinbears

Stacey from Design Addict Mom

Heather from Style Mind Chic

Heidi from Hi-di's Place

Eden Clare from Artful Fairytales 

Sheri from Red Rose Alley

Julie from Tattered Tiques

Martina from M's Art Impressions

Kirsten from Write on Thyme

Frances from Beautiful Interiors and 18th 
Century Style 

Karen Harvey Cox from A Scrapbook of Inspiration

Rosalie from Blue Roses and Stardust 

Denise from Denise's Delights in Her Coffeeberry Cottage

Marcia from Gathering at the Table

Rhissanna from Rhissanna

Teresa from A Magical Whimsy

Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips 

Carol from Art and Sand 

Jacqueline from Purple Chocolate Home 

Debby Steele from Inspired Design

Catherine from Cashmere Lover

Jayne from Jayne on Weed Street 

Emily from The French Hutch 

Dawne from Quiddity 2 

Irina from Gypsy in Me 

Sarah from Down By the Sea

Peggy from According to Braswell

Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul 

Diane from YONKS 

Susan from Cruisin' Over Sixty 

Barbara from Moveable Feasts 

Elizabeth from Paper Pen Studio

Sherry and Antoinette from Dolls by Marie Antoinette

Mary from Merry Dot Dandy 

Luisa from Personally Selected Products

Anne from DRESS

Veronica from Veronica Roth 

Karena from Art by Karena 

Sharon from Sharon's Sunlit Memories 

Judith from Botanic Bleu 

Elaine from Baroques Mixed Media 

Kirk Dale from Kirk Dale 

Daria Pew from Daria Pew: A Chaque oiseau son nid est beau 

Note to participants:

1. I will be posting my launch off for the party next Friday May 17 at 10:00AM Central Time, United States.

2. You can put up your posts accordingly. All the links will be here on my blog so link back to me and you may use the button I have provided so people know you are part of the fun.

3. The party lasts a whole week so visit each other, leave a comment and 


(Have fun!)