Saturday, May 14, 2011

Paris: Simply Irresistible

Please watch the video and say

What is it about HER


that makes her 


simply irresistible?



Is it the sidewalk cafés where you can take your time 

to nurse une tasse de thé ou de café

and people watch?

Or is it the haute couture

famous landmarks

or the language that rolls off the tongue 

like honey that is simply irresistible?

WHATEVER your love affair with Paris 


you are invited to divulge the secrets of your

heart for the City of Lights

on my 

Paris: Simply Irresistible 

link party

If you're thinking 

then think about sharing your favorite


Paris-inspired crafts

Lifestyle images

or décor inspirations


to show what you think makes 


Simply Irresistible.

Join the party 

and leave me a comment saying 

that you are going to participate and I will put you on 
my list to be ready on Saturday May 28. 

Let your friends and readers know by taking my button

and posting it on your blog to let readers know you 

are part of the fun.

I will have the list of blogs on that day that are participating so if you feel like walking the streets of Paris, just link back to me on Saturday May 28 and 

see the sights

meet new blog friends.

OH! remember...

Photo Credits:

Images 1, 2, 3, 4 from the gracious Kristin at A Page of Inspiration



The Dutchess said...

O HOW MARVELOUS...but I'm in Italy on that day...must figure out something because I don't want to miss your party...Loved the video..loved the YOU!!!

Ruben Rivera said...

Wow! What a beautiful excursion you took us on. I can't wait to go back to France. Everything about your post calls me there with you.


The Dutchess said...

So sorry...I completely forgot to say that your drawing is sooo cute...I's on my sidebar...Happy Weekend dearest...

Anonymous said...

Oh, how fun! I love your new header too. I would probably like to do this if I can remember... I seem to have too much going on these days! I will let you know for sure. I love the photo Kristin took, that girl loves to travel! I am rather obsessed w/ Paris, so this is my favorite post from you ever!! Have a great weekend, Beautiful. xo

Tucker said...

now i want to go to paris. soooo badly. absolutely lovely.

Marie-Ange said...

L'élégance, la grâce,le charme, tout simplement ...
Bisous du coeur

Rayanne said...

Oh yes....I want to play! Put me down, I want to join in with our Paris trip! How Lovely!!! See you there!
Beautiful, exciting post dear heart!!

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi YOU ~
Oh now you've got me going!!!!

I hope to participate with some Paris inspired paintings, photos, and crafts! You have the BEST ideas!

I just love people who still know how to play : ) Such as YOU!

I'm bouncing to the music as I type


"Create Beauty" said...


LOVE your drawing!!!!!!


deb famularo said...

oh my goodness, I am so IN!!!!!!

C'est magnifique!!!!!
What a darling video clip- totally inspired me for this blog party!!!!!! Now I have all week to create, woo hoo!!! Merci Madam Anita!!!!!!! No wonder you are creating today!!!;) How fun!!!!!!!

George the Lad said...

I'm here but so out of breath from doing zoomies, I'll tell you why in a moment, first your post, Paris is a train journey for us but it’s quite a long one, mom and dad have never been, I would have to have a passport to get in! Do you think they would let me?
I love the drawing you have done about the Paris party and would like to put it on my side bar, if I can come up with a post I will let you know, so don’t put my name down just yet!! I still will enjoy visiting your fellow blogger posts about it.
Thanks for you visit and kind comments, but the reason why I have been doing zoomies is Ruben played me a visit, RUBEN I won’t say what he put, You’ll have to come back, but mom’s tried to get me off the ceiling all morning!!! lol!!
I do hope it comes true one day, but it sooo weird next weeks Saturday post is all about my peeps!! There even two photos of mom, of course she had over 100 taken just to get two she thinks are OK, even then I saw her pulling a face lol!!
Have a good week
Love and hugs to you all
See Yea George xxx

Splenderosa said...

Absolutely, I will attend your lovely party. Oh my, now I must find something appropriate to wear!
I will work on my outfit all week, Anita. Please add me to your list and I'll post your button right away. Love you!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Your blog is superbe - I felt in love with all the beautiful piccies - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THEM, have to look at them again and again and I want to go back to Paris RIGHT NOW!!!! Love from Germany, Lony x

George the Lad said...

Oh no I've just been tidying up my side bar to put your button on and the peeps post is up on the same weekend not next Saturday!! heck good job I spotted it!! Leave it with me and I'll see what I can sort out ;)
See Yea George xxx

ANNE said...

oh, count me in!! I was so lucky to have lived in france as a girl, and i do have some fun pics in paris that i'll have to dig up... what a delightful idea, Anita~!

Rosie said...

OH DEAR ONE, I AM IN LINE TO BUY TICKET AS WE SPEAK!I will be there, and you can show me the sites....Can't wait my sweet!

Out to the garden now for a bit of weed pullin'....see ya later...I'll keep peekin' over the fence, to see if your back from your walk :) Rosie

P.S...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your little sweetie...You are so talented!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I must make note of the date. Do not want to miss this.. Oh! I need to tell Bebe, she would love to attend. Your drawing is sooooooooo cute Anita...

It's me said...

Are we going to Paris together on 28 May ??? oh la la la la ....J'tadore..........heerlijk wij met zijn twee naar Parijs.....ik kijk er naar uit !! liefs

Kristin said...

Sweet, sweet Anita, I can't wait for the 28th!!! This is so exciting and THANKS for using my photos in such a beautiful way! I'll take your button and put it on my blog and in a post!!! This is so much fun!

xx Kristin

Marydon said...

The only thing truly enjoyed in France was the countryside & architecture. Love your darling wee girl ...

I adored your Dear Mama write ... in my heart I feel the same ... one day. Just beautiful, my friend. Gave me a moment .....

Have a beautiful PINK weekend ~

5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over

Anonymous said...

Dear Anita, your post of Paris here inspired me a lot, as I am just working on a large embroidery design with Paris as main topic. And I need quite some ideas to go aside from mainstream touristic pictures :-) so I browsed your new topic here and it put me in the mood a lot. It is long since I was in Paris, sigh. My DH is not frankophile, so if I go again, I will have to go alone....
Well - I will certainly look at your Blog next weekend and see what everybody comes up with !
kind regards, Martina

Deborah said...

Count me in Anita dear!!!
Love all your photos and your header is gorgeous as always!!
And Audrey looks lovely,of course :)
Have a beautiful weekend!!!!

Deborah xoxo

michelle said...

Beautiful post my dear friend! I have never been, that would be a dream to visit Paris. What a wonderful idea to visit without leaving the comforts of my home and I will have to see if I can think of anything.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is so dreary and rainy here and your posts always brighten my day. I love you drawing and your new header.
Much Love!

Sailor said...

It always amuses me the way people in Paris dress. So perfect and fashionable. The beautiful city is blessed with beautifully dressed people.

Stacey said...

Count me in Anita! I heart every and anything to do with Paris! This is a beautiful post too(makes me forget that Blogger was recently misbehaving!). I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Bisous.

Fete et Fleur said...

I'll be there! The video was fun to watch, and I will post your drawing on my sidebar.

Hugs, dear one!

PS I've been thinking all day of you and Ruben. Miss you both a ton!

d e l i g h t said...

Hello, I will participate on the 28th and I am doing a post today about your link party. Sounds great!

Tiff said...

I saw the post at d e l i g h t and came straight over, enticed by the lovely postcard! I would love to join in the fun!
I am now off to explore all the beautiful images in your gorgeous blog! X

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

I would love to be there and share in this fun French soiree, thanks for the invite.
I love your sweet picture and all the wonderful photographs you have shown.
How beautiful your new header is also.

Have a happy weekend

desde my ventana said...

Hello dear Anita,
I love Paris and I think this is one of the most wonderful places to be in...specially in springtime.

Hugs my friend and very happy sunday to you,


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for coming by again.. We must be on the same wave link.. I was thinking the same thing.. Yes, I would love to post Bebe on her Paris adventure for the party... I can't wait..

BonjourRomance said...

What a great idea Anita! Count me in and I'll post your button. I'd love to have everyone over!

Privet and Holly said...

Oui, I would love
to join forces for
a day in Paris!!
Count me in.
I'll put on my dreaming
hat and see what I
can create for your
special day. Fun!
xx Suzanne

erin said...

oh how fun!! what a great idea.... i am traveling to the beach next week and don't think i can fit in a visit to Paris as well!! i will try... i just love your sweet drawing!!


Sarah said...

Anita, what a fun idea. Please count me in. "Paris is always a good idea!" Audrey Hepburn
~ sarah

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, what fun, Anita! I so loved your beautiful tour of Paris...I'll see what I can dream up!

I just LOVE your beautifully charming drawing, my friend--what a wonderful artist you are!

Thanks for all the fun to look forward to--hope your weekend is marvelous!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful Anita
I'll have a think about joining.. I love Montmartre and have a photo I was going to put up soon.. I have to redo my birthday post as it got clobbered by blogger!! haha..

Thanks for you kind words my way... you are the sweetest!!... and love your gorgeous drawings .. so cute!! .. and how you put the Vogue head with the Givenchy bottom!! clever!!

Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie..

Emily said...

Oh Yes, I want to participate in your "Paris Simply Irresistible" party! . Paris is my city..........

The French Hutch

koralee said...

Oh my friend...only you would think of something so wonderful...let me see if I can come up with something and I will let you know.

Hope your weekend is going well my friend. You are right it is getting a little crazy at school with all the things that need get done! That is why you must enjoy your weekend.

hugs for a great Sunday! xoxoxxo

Cindy Swanson said...

Count me in! I dream of visiting Paris...

Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

A Magical Whimsy said...

Groovy! Anita
I knew when I read the heading 'Simply Irresistible' you would be playing that song!!!
Well, dear, I wish I could say I've been to Paris...but alas I haven't...only in my dreams and on your luscious posts here!!!
I do love the movie 'Chocolate'...with the taste and feel of France.

Rosie said...

Ah my Sweet,
THIS WILL BE... Une belle fête DANS PARIS!!!
I can hardly wait. I am pondering as we speak, as to WHAT will be my angle...not sure, but any time spent strolling arm in arm with my dear friend will be simply perfect indeed.
ONCE AGAIN my sweetie and I, scoured the green houses and nurseries looking for the perfect little addition to our garden wall. We came out with our hands full, and our smiles WIDE. Three clematises, all white of course, blooming in spring, summer and fall...ahhhh I do LOVE white.
Then we planted up our treasures, and it was off to get some pond goodies as well...a few "elephant ears", some underwater pretties and my favorite of all...4 little tadpoles that will soon be full fledged tree frogs. We were told that if they grew up in our pond they will STAY in our pond and never leave. I can't wait to hear their happy song in the evening while we relax with a cuppa in hand.
And tomorrow will bring more Joy as we finish the plantings.
Oh dear one, may you feel His constant presence, as He whispers softly in your ear, of just how VERY special you are to Him....have a BLESSED Sunday my dear friend.
Love to you my dear, Rosie

Kristin said...

I will definitely participate with a link, Anita! Of course I have to be a part of this :) :) Have a blessed day!

x Kristin

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Oh this is fabulous.
I never need any excuse to make Parisian inspired artwork.
Off to note in my diary.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

What a lovely plan, sigh-n me up! Sigh. Blessings and love to you.

Fay said...

Hi Anita Im now ll caught up with my reading after the google lockout for the week ! What fun loved all the images I dont understand about the button could you email and tell me !! love your new drwing too
Loe fay xx

Maggie said...

Hi Anita
I would love to revisit Paris with you, please add me to the list.
au revoir
Maggie@ Normandy Life
P.S. The next thing I'll do will be to add your button to my sidebar, c'est adorable!

Maggie said...

Hi Anita
I would love to revisit Paris with you, please add me to the list.
au revoir
Maggie@ Normandy Life
P.S. The next thing I'll do will be to add your button to my sidebar, c'est adorable!

A Vintage Chic said...

Mais oui! I'll be joining in! Putting on my thinking cap and I'll get working! This is a very good time for me to get immersed in other deadlines this week!

Thank-you, sweet Anita, for being such a lovely tour guide to Paris...

Have a beautiful Sunday, my friend, and thank-you, as always, for your visit and oh, so kind comments!


Jacqueline said... party to celebrate Paris you say?
I not only captured your picture which by the way rates ADORABLE but I put it on my computer screen! What is this attraction to George? Who is the fellow doggie anyway? Or is that Balzac?
I have been to Paris and I must go dig deep before I can commit to the grand adventure. I have a very vivid memory...a trip to the water closet! Smile!

georgia~gigi said...

Anita Love Happy Sunday :) I haved missed you so! Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your sweetness to my guest bloggers!
I think it is safe to say we would all follow you to Paris!!!!! Hm, I have a few things on my tumblr, I will start working on it asap!
I love your art, do you sell it?
I also love your new header, I love how you chane it up a lot! It is always so striking!
I am trying to catch up, so I will stop by agian soon!
Lots of love
gi gi

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh perfectly Perfect!!!! Oh, I will create something special, and your link. Now who could this artist be? Antia, this would make the most popular card!

Well, I am looking forward to your very ooh la lah French linky party.


Fine Bessot said...

Je suis d'accord pour participer à ton challenge, mais je ne sais pas où t'envoyer ce que je considère comme l'image même de Paris. Il s'agit d'une chanson dont je te donne le lien :
J'espère que tu pourras le retranscrire, tu fais un copier-coller sur Yahoo ou un autre moteur d'accès et tu pourras la voir.
J'adore tes photos et ton dessin est parfait.
Amitiés de Fine.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi again Anita,
I just put your lovely artwork button on my sidebar. Have a beautiful week. Thank you for another inspirational post on my favorite subject.

Yesterday I was at Brimfield's Antique market and I passed by a row of tents selling their wares. When all of a sudden I heard French music playing from one tent. I immediately followed the music and found the most gorgeous things. Then as I turned around I saw Melissa from Nesting on Main and found out that they are friends. They go to Paris and rent an apartment and shop the markets for things to bring back for their shops. sigh. Doesn't that sound dreamy?

Have a beautiful week.


Martina said...

Anita!!!!! What a cute idea! Will join your party dearest! Of course blogger was out for me as well the last days and i missed being in touch. Hope your sunday is great - am already coming into Paris mood ... :) xox

C'est moi Claudette said...

Bonjour ma belle Anita
TAKE ME NOW.... that was a very sweet video. Love that she found her prince after asking for directions. Amazing when you turn the corner as to what is actually there? LOVE PERHAPS? OUI OUI that's it.
I did get to eat some macarons finally. Pink and green ones this time. SO so yummy, and yes you will miss the Montreal adventure : (
Now as for your Paris party, I'm a Montreal girl at heart. I've only been to Paris once with Randy on our honeymoon 23 years ago. I was pregnant for Brittany at he time, so I was feeling so ill. It was drizzling rain when we were there, but I will never forget the sight of the Eiffel tower and eating the BEST croissants on the street corner with a latte. We actually rode the train to Rome while dinning on Nutula, cheese and croissants. I didn't sleep all night because of a major snoring man sitting near us. I wanted to get up and kick him in the shins, but Randy wouldn't let me. We ended in Brugge, which BTW is my most favourite city in the Europe. I would move there in a heart beat. So would Randy. I love the way the city is intertwined with beautiful canals. The ladies were still sitting in the vitrine making chocolates and lace when we were there. AMAZING.
So that brings me to your party... I will have to think about it if you don't mind. OK?
Not to worry though, I'll be coming to visit all your Paris loving friends.
Love You
Love Me

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

I would love to join in on your party and I will put your sweet artwork button on my sidebar later today.
Have a happy Sunday.


Draffin Bears said...

Thank you again for inviting me to this lovely soiree.


Jenny said...

You know what SHE is?..."SHE" is a dream breathed to life and simply better than you ever expected! Yes do count me on for the fun. What a precious on to the atmosphere of Paris and your tour of Paris?....dreamy.

GrandmaK said...

Just walking through the "neighborhood" has been a joy today! Thank you! Cathy

Bela said...

Let me join this wonderful party, dearest Anita!!! LOVE Paris, LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Dear friend, I believe the package takes long to reach you...Mr. POstman is always slow...sorry.
Wish you a lovely week!!! Bela

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Anita.....count me in on your little Paris adventure.

What a marvelous idea.....sweet friend.



Victoria Sayer said...

Lovely idea, Anita!
Please count me in, for your Paris ponderings, on the 28th May. I loved that close-up photo of the bottom of the Eiffle Tower. Not too sure what I will have to contribute just yet...but I will no doubt think of something.
Love to you,Your Majesty.


Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour dearest friend! What a wonderful post. I was up to the wee hours last night watching Funny Face.
I will take part in your soirée!

Wishing you a most lovely week ahead! xoxo, B

Champagne Macarons said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I love your drawing!! Bisous, B

Jeri Landers said...

Jeepers, i feel like a party pooper, I know nothing about Paris as I have never been... poor little me. I've been in every state in the US, I've been in Mexico, South America, Canada and the Carribean... but never to Europe. I am so deprived! And I think my French would be so very good.... that is... if I spoke French.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Hello Anita! I didn't know Paris could seem more beautiful and yet you did it! This post is GORGEOUS! And makes me long to go back to Paris. I love that video that you have posted here too. All I can do is sigh and dream....
Thank you for this beautiful post. It was like a little escape from reality :)
How are you doing? I am sure you are getting more and more excited as the weeks pass since school will be over soon!
I feel kind of out of it since Blogger was down. My posting schedule was all messed up, so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things!
I hope you are well! Sending lots of hugs your way!
XO Shawna

bunny said...

Gorgeous images...and when your ready to have a China party...let me know...I'm obsessed.


paperbird said...

I loved each image you shared with us dear Anita. I feel so very blessed that I have witnessed the beauty of Paris France not so long ago. I hope to visit this beautiful land again but until then I will enjoy the goodness that was shared here. I will try my very best to participate in your Paris party :-)

Rosie said...

Oh Dear One,
We are ALL so excited to travel with you to Beautiful Paris. I think I know what direction I will go, but I AM A FICKLE GIRL when it comes to anything creative. I become sooo excited about an idea, and then my brain scoots off on another tangent.
Oh Anita dear, did you have a restful day, doing ALL the things you LOVE?
Hoping you will head back to school, refreshed and ready to start the week anew.
I had a laid back day today. We finished popping in the little globe boxwood and a few other little things...then it started to rain. We both looked at each other and grinning, said "shall we check out yet ANOTHER nursery?"...YIPPEE!
Off we go peeking, peering and ogling all that we can find...oh you know what fun this is. But the cherry on top, is the when Bill finds a pond with the funniest goldfish I have ever seen. I sent you a snappy of Albert(Einstein). He has a HUGE brain capacity...giggle.
Will hopefully garden tomorrow, if the sun will shine, and if not, I will do a house clean...GO SUN!
HUGS for a FABULOUS ya, me:)

Maria said...

Chère Anita,
Vous êtes ingénieux!

What an ingenious idea!
I'll see what I have "in stock" perhaps my vintage photos from '76
Have a happy week!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Ah Anita,
It looks like Paris is "simply irresistible" indeed!
But since I have never been off of this Continent, I should be a "tourist-spectator" and come along only to look ;-)

Blessings, Linnie

LiLi M. said...

Ah bonjour Anita! When I read your post Julien Clerc started singing in my head: quelle drôle d'idée ( I hope he meant in a positive way, I certainly do!). I would love to join your party, but that weekend is our family weekend and I simply have to try to squeeze this fun blogging party in. Don't count me in yet, you will hear from me again, but to be able to use your beautiful button would be so nice already! I just love your drawing! Heel veel liefs, LiLi

michelle said...

Good morning dear Anita!! The sun is shining brightly today, a bit cold, but that's ok. I am so happy that you were able to be outside this weekend and enjoy the sun. Sometimes just feeling the sun on your face makes all the difference in the world.
Thank you so for you sweet comment about my mom, I will pass that on for sure!
I hope that you have a beautiful day filled with sun, love and laughter!
Much love to you!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Bon lundi ma chere chere amie, I am late...
Your style is sooo you, elegant, feminine, beautiful and stylish. And I mean the topics you choose, your writing style and the gorgeous pictures. I can sit here and watch your posts over and over again.
J'adore Paris!
So happy to read Spring has finally arrived at your doorstep, sweet Anita. May the flowers in your garden pop and smile at you from early morning till the evening.
We are enjoying some sweet raindrops, the gardens screamed for some water and here it is. I do not mind, I get to use my lovely HC Andersen umbrella.
Lots of love for a wonderful week, lieve vriendin. Geniet van de kinderen op school, de bloemen in je tuin en je gezellige droom huis. Veel liefs o xx o

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Count me in for some Fun dans Paris, ma cherie o xx o

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...are you ready to get the week started? It is another rainy monday here and my body wants to stay in bed but must push through it and remember how thankful I am to have my back almost back to normal. Another physio today.

The week ahead is a busy one but sprinkled with sweetie comes home from China yahoo {10 days is much too long} has been lonely without him. My molly comes home from Sweden ..12 days!

Today I must finish up a fall article for Where Women Cook as Mondays are my days off of school. Tomorrow I begin my school will be busy.

Sending you ooodles of love and joy my friend.
Oh yes I will parcipate in your Paris day on the 28th..just not sure what it will be yet.

Barbara said...

What a lovely idea! I can't wait to see everyone's contributions. My daughter lived there for 6 years so I got to know it well.
When I think of Paris, I think MAGIC. In the air, in the food, in the architecture, in the history. I'm so grateful I was able to spend so much time there.
Really looking forward to the 28th!

hi-d said...

What beautiful images! You make me want to go to Paris...although, I think I'd need to pack you in my suitcase, so you could be my translator. :)

Have a blessed week!

wendy said...

This all sounds very intriguing. I will be in Utah with my kids at the time of the Paris soiree.
But....I'll have to catch up on it when I get home
as it will be the closest I'll probably ever get to Paris.

It really does look magical.

Barbara said...

My dear friend, I had to come by once more after reading your comment. Years ago I was traveling with my daughter, bemoaning the fact we were without a camera. She looked over at me and pointed to her head, saying: the camera is in there, Mom. She was so right. Memories are what count. I think it's that we want to share with our friends and our dear blogging buddies. Still, I have never forgotten what she said.
Have a lovely week, Anita!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

What fun!!! Wish I could be there for it but I will think of you. And hopefully get to enjoy the photos afterward. Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Have a Paris blast!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

I shall certainly be "touristing" there with ya! ;-D
Can't wait!
Blessings Linnie

((PS Anita did you find the hiding Mousekins on the post))??? Hee hee

Rosie said...

I'm leaning over the fence, with a basket of "lemon cranberry muffins",
hoping you have time for a back door ya...R

Fifi Flowers said...

oooooh la la... I could paint for MONTHS with all this EYE CANDY on your site!!!!
ooooh I MUST abscond with these DELIGHTS!!!
Mwah... Merci!

Ann Nichols said...

Oh my... Paris! Count me in! Honestly - the video reminded me of my time spent there while on a student exchange program to London, oh so many years ago! I took a trip to Paris then - my first ever - and it was magical!
Blessings Anita!

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,
Thank you for your sweet comment on the recent post of Maximus. And to answer your question, I have seen that video of the twins talking up a storm! I would love to get inside their heads and figure out what they're saying. So cute!!! Hope you have a beautiful week!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Be still my blessed eyes. Your blog always refreshes me. I love beautiful photography...and I love Paris! I love all Eropean photos...

How are you? I love your creativity and your heart. And I love that you are my mom's friend!

May the Lord greatly bless you and strengthen you today. May he hold you in the palm of his hand. May you see how He is encouraging you and loving you, making your path straight. May his grace be sufficient for you, and His power be made perfect in your weakness. God bless you Anita!

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for your kind words yesterday!
Today ,i'm feeling better, but deided to stay at home as well, to slowly let my energy build up again- I so hate being ill. Yet i think my body just wanted to rest. Actually, i'd love to take a whole month of - to paint, write and live out all the ideas i have. J'ai trop d'idées, je ne sais pas quoi faire! - Qui, c'est moi ca! Will think about beautifull Paris inspirations today - and post your button! Have a lovely day mon amie! xx

francis said...

Hello my sweet friend .
You make my day !
I'm not so into the music/film you-tubes ...But I absolutely love this one ! I was waiting for the word L'AMOUR .... did I miss it ? Must watch again ...and again...
I did not know what you posted when I knew what I would like to share with you .....
Reading your ( you did it again )
beautiful and so inspiring post I got more and more exhited .....
You know I love magazins and just this saterday I could not resist ....
Thank you for making my day ..again .....
All the best

Ann Nichols said...

Dear Anita,
Not only will I participate but I will post about one of my favorite St. Nicholas churches - St. Nicholas des Champs - next week in honor of your party! I've been wanting a good excuse to post about that magnificent cathedral! I'll tell everyone about your party too!
Edward is sleeping on my lap right now but sends you his purrs (He'd doing great! Still incontinent when in a deep sleep but we just change our clothes a bit more!)

Ann said...

What a lovely post...
Your images are so intoxicating,
they give my imagination wings.
And I so love almost everything and anything French...

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your Dutch is excellent, dearest. When reading your comment I forgot for a sec it was YOU who typed it! Talented lady, you.
Lots of love, hugs and kisses for a fabulous Tuesday, sweetest Anita o xx o

koralee said...

Morning my friend...the sun is shining...what is happening? I almost forgot what it looked has been a little shy around here lately. I go..yahooo! I am wishing for a good day...lots to do! Between home life and school my list is growing!

Sometimes I can't believe it is mid May already...what happened? Did I sleep away the beginning of it? I think I was awake! Life goes way too we have to make the best of it. Wishing you a bright and happy day. xoxoxoxoxxoxoo

Fifi Flowers said...

oooookkkkkk oui oui oui... you've talked moi into it... Fifi Flowers will PAINT Paris and SHARE!!!

Mapi said...

Oh dit is leuk Anita!
What a lovely idea.
I'll try to join the party.
Parijs, heerlijke stad !
I've been there several times.
Love to you

Micki said...

What a fabulous place, and thanks for taking us a long such a special journey. Joe and I love cafes, and we enjoy sipping a cup of coffee and having a treat and just chatting. Nothing like it in the world.

Martina said...

Anita, i've posted your button in my sidebar ma chère, and i'm thinking of paris themes and what i'm going to do ... I sure WILL be in this with you! Cin cin to spring, to flowers and to creative time - and you! xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Anita...count me in!
I'll be away on my hols (NOT in France, for once!) but I'll be leaving you a little something!
can't resist!
much love
fee ♥

Classic Style said...

Anita ! Count me in !!!! What a great idea /Marie

Patricia Cabrera said...

Oh my dear , I may be the 101 to post here.... please forgive your very slow friend here,grin, but be sure I am in!!!! I am saving the picture and posting onmy blog - RIGHT NOW!!!! love you Nita!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Many thanks sweet friend for your kind birthday wishes you sent me.
I have put your Paris Party button on my blog. I know it will be a lot of fun!
Hope that you are having a wonderful week.


Christie said...

I would love to join in the fun on May 28th! Count me in! Christie at

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh anita, beautiful anita!! you throw the best parties! I will be the one in gray!!

Love you girl, you are Simply Irresistible!!!


francis said...

Good morning Anita
Just to let you know I love to participate and be part of your fun ! Of course ! I will put the button on my blog and let everyone know ! Wish you a happy day !

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Anita ..... count me in!!!!! I am so excited and what a wonderful idea! I have been so busy and I am so sorry for such a late reply. I can't wait .... just let me know when you want photos etc.
hugs and best wishes

Mapi said...

Hello dear Anita Yes I would love TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR PARIS PARTY.
I like to do this on my other blog (the english one called MAPI)
I will put your button on both of my blogs !
Fijne dag en veel liefs, Mapi

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...everytime I come visit you I have to stop at that honey and bread photo...oh it is something so simple but such a stunning image...I would love it hanging in my kitchen.

You my dear have a great day...and thank you for asking about my has it's good days and bad days like us all! Yesterday not so good but so far today it is happy! And you my dear?

I am off to pick a bundle of lilacs from my bush today and take them into my classroom...well maybe the office as I don't want to hand out any allergy attacks to my students...they have such a strong scent...but my favourite scent in the whole world.

I will pick a bundle for you too my sweet friend....hugs and love.

Sonja said...

Your posts just reel me right in!

3 things I know:

1. I went to Norway last summer and didn't get to go to Paris.
2. Next time I go to Norway, I WILL go to Paris!
3. When I go to Paris, why don't we all go at the same time and let mimi be our guide! Sounds just about perfect!! :)


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good morning dear beautiful, a party in Paris!!! I have been a bit bogged down this week but will try to get something together for the 28th....what fun...and I shall take your button with me...Have a beautiful Thursday...Dzintra

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
THANK YOU so much for visiting Bebe as she takes on the big waves. teehee. Your words mean the world to me. Bebe sends her love.

Elaine said...

Mais oui! I would love to be part of your Paris party.

I'm grabbing your button now.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Good evening, Anita!
I am sure you are doing GREAT with the reading tests you said you were nervous about. I am sure you are excellent at everything you do!
I will let you know if I change my mind on the Paris link. It's a matter of if I can come up with something I like! hehe so I will let you know.
I hope your week is going wonderfully! Sending lots of love your way for the rest of the week! I must get off and catch up with more blogging later because it is time to make dinner!
xoxo Shawna

Martina said...

Thanks for your care Anita - after 3 days rest i do feel better, but will take it slow for the rest of the week. Yesterday hbby and i went to a spa and enjoyed playing in the water - so good! Am looking forward to making some paris-themed artwork, so fun dear! Hope your day is lovely and free of stress. See you soon! xx

Maria said...

Bonjour, Anita!
Wishing you une belle journée...
Getting myself organized to participate in your Paris Party!

koralee said...

Good Morning sweet one!!!! Just a fast visit to wish you a fantastic day. My morning doesn't start until I have knocked on your door.

We are enjoying sunshine for now...yesterday was amazing. Hope your day is as bright as mine. Off to find a spring dress to wear is that kinda day!

Hugs and love. xoxooxox

michelle said...

Hello sweet friend! I hope that you are doing well this week and that the weather is playing nice. It is so dreary here but VERY green. :) I wish it were warmer out so I could get out the beach and feel the sand in my toes. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and are able to enjoy your garden and the sun.
Much love!

Jacqueline said...

What could be said that you haven't put into words and images?!!! Absolutely lovely and you are making me crazy as we are leaving for Paris and Italy on May 30th. Woo hoo, I am so excited and your party will put me over the top!

Debbie said...

Anita my love, was by the other day but did not leave a comment ... even though i see you have 116!!!! beautiful post. After I visit I feel like I've really been to Paris ... *sigh*
Love to Ruben,

Jacqueline said...

We don't leave until the 30th, so count me in for the party. This is our third time to Italy and 2nd time to Paris. Can't wait.

Casa Bella said...

Oh Anita, sweet dear friend! I am so in love with Paris and with all the images you've posted. What is it about that city that makes us dream and feel life to its fullest? I started a new job this week and I'm going out of my mind with crazy and overfull schedules, so I feel I've neglected visiting my favorite blog friend (a.k.a "you"). I won't be participating on the linky party just because I won't have time to look for those pics, but I will come on Sunday and will (I'm sure) dream browsing through all the wonderful images. Take care, darling friend.

Rosie said...

Ahhh... Hello my dear girl. How was your day? I am sure it was filled with the excited chitter chat that fills those baby birds, knowing that "SUMMER VACATION" is just around the corner. Soon, you will be sitting in your beautiful garden, sipping a little "umbrella drink", while lounging on that cute, red and white striped beach chair. Ahhh... yup this is summer!
Well, the side garden is FINISHED. I do love all the green and white, that are puttin' on a show in that tiny little space. Oh, those gigantic boxwood are now in their permanent homes( Bill said they will NEVER be moved, if I value our marriage... :O and of coarse I said "REALLY honey"?....What if your fickle wife finds a BETTER spot for them?...Ya, I could tell by "the look", they will be there FOREVER more. I shall send you a snappy soon.
A little shop shop tomorrow...and then home to play in the dirt...
Here's to a Fabulous Friday, followed by a weekend of GARDENING BLISS...hugs...R

Kristin said...

Thanks for visiting my Paris post, Anita! I am excited to find out what I'll present at the Paris link party, too! I don't know, but that's kind of exciting!!! Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend, my friend!

xx's Kristin

koralee said...

Oh happy's Friday...a perfect sun filled morning. This day is so ready to be opened and I can't wait to do just that.
It is cowboy day at school...oh to find a suitable shirt and my jeans.
Enjoy your day my friend and make it count.

Hugs and love

deb famularo said...

Hello Mon Cherie! I am anxiously awaiting my package! Maybe today it will come!!! And it will definitely make my day, again!!!! I'm so excited!!!
Sending you lots of love & light today!!! I'll talk to you very soon!!! xoxox

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My dear Anita...

And, what a fun party this will be! Ooooo la la! I wish I had something to contribute, but I suppose I'll just have to enjoy soaking up the beauty of Paris.

Your drawing is adorable... You are soooo darn talented! You need to start selling your artwork. It's delightful.

Huge huggies...


Martina said...

ATCHEW! So funny this one Anita, just made me smile! This is cheers to our health - i'm sneezing a lot today too, i think it's an allergic reaction to something - just been in the garden. Paris is on my mind dearest - le tour d'eifel, champagne, café au lait. croissants, la mode. les joils femmes! I'd like to have this turquoise Givenchy bag in one of your pictures above - it so makes the outfit! xox

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita just getting back to is tiresome...and it hurts every time...arm is slowly getting better but not sure if I will get full function back...And the worst part...I can't get round to tie my apron up!!! I'll see if I can get to prepare a Paris post this week and will let you know...Meanwhile, dear one...Cheers, Love Dzintra

Denise said...

Oh Anita,Fun Fun Fun,Count me in if your not too full.I would be happy to use MY IMAGINATION.Denise

Charlotta Ward said...

Tres jolie! I'd love to be part of this, so please put me on your list!


xx Charlotta
Space for Inspiration

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh I do hope it's not too late for this fun party which I find so very irresistible. Can I still attend? :) xoxo

Fay said...

Thankyou sweetie am packing a case right now !! have a fun week fay x

koralee said...

Morning sweet sweet friend...hope your weekend was filled with rest and you are ready to face the week. Today we celebrate my son-in-laws birthday...I am already baking up a storm. Today will be a kitchen day...will be making all his favourites.

How is your hip my dear? I think about you often.

Sending you lots of love. xoxoxox

koralee said...

Happy day to you!

Is it raining in your part of the world today? Another wet wet day here.
Sending you more love as you go through your day.
We are so excited to have our Molly coming home on Sat. but that volcano in Iceland may cause her some delays...please pray that all goes well for her...we do not want her stranded in Stockholm! Mr. Volcano needs to cool down a bit.

Off to find all my rain gear AGAIN!!! Thank goodness for pretty umbrellas and rain boots!


Meagan DeMenna said...

Yes PLEASE! I'll be there and I can't wait!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I would love to this where I sign up? Will you have a linky to post too?

'LUSH' said...

What an incredible idea you had! Sorry I missed all the fun! Hopefully next time I will be on time!

kstar said...

THis is the most beautiful blog I've ever seen. With the music and how I j'adore Paris. This makes me miss it so much. (I've been twice) Now I need to relearn my French. Thank you for sharing this. :)

Kerry said...

I love Paris! Well actually France, one dream that I have is to visit all parts of France. I've only been to Provence. but someday... more. I'd love to be in on the link party :) I've been so busy with school winding down that this would be perfect for me to think about something else. Have a great day!