Thursday, June 7, 2012

Get Lost

then find yourself in

But before you leave 

the comfort of your 

Paris hotel room

source unknown


you will need to turn on this 


look out

your window





to the love of


For those of us who find her 

simply irresistible


she is forever

embraced in a 


of elegance



audacious fashion



unparalleled beauty


that dances on

and on

and on.


Now close your eyes

come on now, humor me

put on your 

rose colored glasses


and say


Let the magic begin.

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Seawashed said...

I always get lost in your romance Anita...and look how pretty you are. Love that photo!!! You and Paris are Simply Irresistable! oxoxxxxx

YONKS said...

And the magic has begun!
I am visiting all the other sites today. It is wonderful to see so many different views of Paris. I am so enjoying the journey. It was one year ago I found you through your Paris party, and now I too have come along.

Have a wonderful trip dear Anita.
Much love

vicki archer said...

Beautiful... absolutely Anita... totally gorgeous post... xv

Unknown said...

This is so fabulous, as always, Anita...absolutely magical...B E A U T I F U L

Mimi said...

Your pic took my breath away!!
I love it!!
The PARIS trip is magnificent!!!I joined in by the way....I don't think I saw my blog on the list!!!
It's ok....Do we do one each day or just today????
I love your trip in blogland!!!Makes me yearn for PARIS again!!
Sweet dreams to me
jamie--Mimi at

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Paris here we come .... Bonjour ma plus tendre amie, I love love our trip to Paris and I'm so off to visit some of the links.
We missed each other, did you get my messages in reply on facebook? My time is running out for about anything lately!! But you are in my mind and when I look at the gorgeous treasures that brighten up my room I always smile. How are you as we head into the Summer holidays and the last weeks in school?
Much love on this lovely Friday, make it a fun-filled one sweet Anita xxxx bisous xxxxxx

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,
Look at YOU!!! Love it! That is a great photo. I am so excited to be a part of this party once again. I have met so many great people through your blog!
Thanks again!

Gem said...

We are live dearest! I absolutely love the photo of you, wow you look gorgeous and I want your arms!
Oh gosh, I just read mimi's message above. I hope it is only one Paris post and not one each day?!
Hop over to mine and revisit Paris!

Unknown said...

Hi Anita,

What a beautiful start to a wonderful fun filled week. Your blog is stunning and I can't wait to visit all of them...

I don't see my blog on the list though...I have made a Paris blog post and it is up and running.

Dessa Rae Original Art Dolls

This will be fun!!

Dessa Rae

It's me said...

Finally we are in Paris again !! your post !! that movie is so great !!!...this weekend i will visit all our friends in love ....bisous !!'

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Dearest Anita .. I can't believe I made number 10 yah! How are you my dear friend? That is the most beautiful post and yes let us explore and marvel at our beautiful Paris!!!!! Dear Anita I have posted about your beautiful fairy wand finally and paid tribute to you and your incredible talent! Anita I will be coming to New York on in December and I don't know if you may be there but if you are I would so love to meet you!!!!!!! Anita I have called my little wand "Rose" and she sits on my mantel in pride of place!

talk soon
lots of love
Fran xxx

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Dearest Anita .. I can't believe I made number 10 yah! How are you my dear friend? That is the most beautiful post and yes let us explore and marvel at our beautiful Paris!!!!! Dear Anita I have posted about your beautiful fairy wand finally and paid tribute to you and your incredible talent! Anita I will be coming to New York on in December and I don't know if you may be there but if you are I would so love to meet you!!!!!!! Anita I have called my little wand "Rose" and she sits on my mantel in pride of place!

talk soon
lots of love
Fran xxx

Jade said...

Oh, Anita, my dear friend, what a WONDERFUL post, it´s so magical as you are.......i enjoy it sooooooooo much!!!!!! And you are soooooooo beautiful, what a lovely picture. Thank soooooooo much for be here is such a great joy for me!!! Have a wonderful day,

hugs Jade

Unknown said...

Anita as always a lovely post , very dreamy. You made Paris look so romantic.
Best wishes Molly

jacklynn4 said...

Bonne Journee! I am having a giveaway with my link up, stop by on your travels.
bliss farm antiques

catkin tales said...

anita, you are so adorable! and what a beautiful beautiful post...this is all so much fun!
i need this today as i am nursing two sick cats (cat flu, quite scary) and have no water supply due to the gales.
i just visited 'yonks', what a marvelous blog she has, i love it! am going to mingle with more of the gorgeous party crowd as the day goes on.
i shall be back here too, to chat some more about this post. i knew there would be dance involved, as you must know there would be on mine :)

have a blissful party day, my wonderful friend xxx

Unknown said...

Hello Anita,
I was browsing all of your gorgeous photographs and suddenly there you were. Just like your adorable illustration, only much more glamorous. You look gorgeous. Thank you for hosting such a lovely event.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to go savor all of these tonight!! I wish I had got off my butt and participated. Love that what you said about the city's unparalleled beauty... so true. xo

Deana Sidney said...

I can imagine spending a lot of time this weekend reading all these wonderful virtual visits to Paris. What a great way to bring everyone together in a spirit of creative good fun. Bravo!!!

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful it makes me teary eyed! You have that gift of stirring something inside of us Anita and its a beautiful gift indeed. This so makes me want to abandon any regard to calories, get on a plane and follow your advice of eating well and travel often....SOUNDS PERFECT TO ME!
I cannot wait to read through all the Paris posts, each and every one as I love Paris so much, wish I could have participated but knew my limits and I am stretched to the max! BRAVO ANITA!

The French Hutch said...

HI ANITA, YOUR Paris Post is pure fantasy! I will daydream of Paris today……..Beautiful, beautiful!
I'm all linked up for you Anita.
A beautiful day!

The French Hutch

francis said...

Allerliefste Anita ,
I am so proud I choose NOT to have a Paris-post . Sounds strange but I feel good ...... just visiting all the blogs and enjoy ....
You are such a treasure to all of us and I adore your beautiful post and it's YOU YOU YOU everywhere .
I love the song , the words the language ........
La complaine de la butte ......
Makes my day .....
Anita What a wonderful way to start your days after leaving school ....
What a wonderful place to be France a Paris on your own blog .
In your own house , at your own table ....... and yet also on the other end of the world with so many friends .....
Is n't blogging MAGICAL .
I'm sure my little box ....on its way over the ocean will reach you this time and send you a SURPRISE
Hugs and hugs and hugs

Barbara said...

Such fun, Anita! I'll spend some dreamy virtual time this afternoon visiting Paris via your irresistible party! Thanks for hosting yet another fabulous trip!

Cheryl said...

Again, I disappear into a world of elegance and beauty.
Thank you for this stunning journey!

Simplement ... said...

Ah Paris !
Ton billet lui rend un merveilleux hommage.
Bisous du coeur

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Slipping away for a bit--don't anyone bother to call or text--I'll be in Paris for the day, walking the streets and embracing her beauty. Maybe having a macaron or two as well!

Thanks for the get-away!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Oh Nita, the party has began!!!!!!grin
I love love love the clip and of course the pictures but my favorite is YOU!!!!!
My post will be up this evening!

je t'aime,

catkin tales said...

i returned to watch the beautiful, inspiring videos. paris is such a colourful, cosmopolitan city and that song/poem i love! you are as ever, creating magic xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for the lovely trip to Paris! It truy is a magical place!

vicki archer said...

P.S... mine is up now! I was just not quite as well planned as you Anita... :)xv

Karena said...

Dearest Anita I opened your email 1st this morning and came right over....your magical tour has taken me away!

Thank you for including me!

Art by Karena


wow what a stunning homage to Paris! Loved it and hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Linda Carswell said...

As I read your lovely blog I am sitting in my little apartment on rue St Honore......Paris is amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Anita, my blog is now at wordpress :D thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita! Thank you for inviting me to my very first Paris Party! I enjoyed looking at everyone's blog. I especially enjoyed yours, Vicki's and Splenderosa. Please let me know when you do this again.

"Create Beauty" said...

This is going to be so DELIGHTFUL I am thrilled to be participating!

The images you have in this post are fantastic! And some of them
~ m o v e ~ how ever did you do that?!?!? And then there you were! You must tell me about that photo dahling!!!!

Shall we meet at that little sidewalk bistro where we always go after a morning of shopping? Then we can go sight-seeing and oh how we will laugh and enjoy each others company!!!


I have on my tulle skirt and sparkly shoes {come over and see}
and after some proper primping I will be heading out onto the streets of Paris.

We should all wear name tags so we can recognize each other as we take over Paris this week : )

You Take the Cake my Dear!

~ Violet

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Anita - so looked forward to this post! Can't believe it's been a year sine the last trip...
Now - could you message me your address - I have something to send you.
I LOVE my shadow box Soooo much - it's heading to the boudoir but for now I can't bear to move it from the mantlepiece (imagine you having the same fire - how extraordinary!!)
Sending love
fee x

trump said...
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trump said...

Anita It looks like your virtual trip to Paris has begun, so I hope that I'm not too late to catch a ride. In my virtual visit I plan on eating just about anything that does not move, but yet no weight will be gained because after all this is my very own dream! Paris here I come and I'm bringing some of my Amish friends as well........ Richard

koralee said...

Morning my sweet friend..just popped over to take a peek and let you know my post is up...I am packing my bags so I am ready to leave this evening for my Paris adventure! This will be fun! Hugs to you dear one...xoxoxo

Karena said...

Oh and I will visit All of our Travel Companions and their delightful Paris itinerary at some point today/tonight!

A Parisian Party
Art by Karena

Palomasea said...

WOOHOO! And we're off!
Ma chere amie....this is gorgeous...and my favorite image of all is BEAUTIFUL YOU! TRES CHIC!
You did it...I love this...and your exuberance LEAPS off the page!
Splendid song...can't wait to begin visiting everyone! Thank you so much for putting on this fabulous much FUN! Enjoy....
Bon Voyage dearest!!
Love et Bisous,
- Irina

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You look beautiful my dear friend!
This is just ~ so you ~... I love it, the music, you, stunning images, let the party begin... Off to start my visits..
Thank you dearest for hosting such a wonderful getaway.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely DIVINE. I could not wait to visit you this morning. I grabbed my coffee and off to dreamland I went. You have done it again, beautiful friend. The colors, the words, the magic...stupendous!!! Bravo!! C'est magnifique!!

I hate to rush from such a delight, but I'm off to visit our traveling companions. You do know that I will be back to take another look, not one or two, but probably a few. ;)

Michele said...

Hi Anita ~~ oh my so lovely and beautiful, the music, the colors, the photos, the theme of beauty and love, I have enjoyed your post to show me some Paris ~

Pearl 13.1

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm ready to be transported! It's a warm rainy morning in Florida and my imagination is going wild! Can't wait to visit these fabulous blogs! Warm Southern hugs!

The French Bear said...

Anita, how truly goegeous your post is about Paris...I dream of being there one day!!! Thank you for giving us dreams and inspiration!
Margaret B

Jacqueline said...

The only thing that would make the Paris Party more fun would be to actually be there and be posting what I found every day!

Pure romance. Truly the most beautiful place and simply irresistible. Thanks for taking us along. I just love your dance videos and of course all of your fabulous images. You are romance embodied!

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

Happy Friday & last day of school for you! Thanks for stopping by...I'm glad you liked my contribution. It was much LONGER than I expected it to be, (yikes!!!) but I had SO much fun doing this and took a zillion pictures in the process. Maximus was REALLY enjoying the baguette. It was a HOOT! I should have almost taken a video of it as well.

And to answer your question: Kooky's eyes do NOT move, but I totally get what you're talking about. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY DO! And it is very eery and funny!

I can't wait to look at more of the links...I'll have to find bits of time to do it today...and perhaps this evening I'll be able to REALLY check things out more when Maximus goes to bed.

I'll be back later...

Much love,

Fete et Fleur said...


This post is spectacular!! Congratulations on this being the day that you find the freedom you have been looking forward too.

I have been thinking of you all week. I will savor all these wonderful Paris posts with a cup of tea in the quiet of my weekend morning.


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello dear friend!

I love your post, as always it is magical! My favorite photo is the one of you, you look so happy and beautiful!

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend dear friend!

I am off to visit Paris from the eyes of your wonderful friends!

Have a great weekend, Elizabeth

fee @ chipper nelly said...

ps you've pulled it off magnificantly...AGAIN!
fee x

Presépio no Canal said...

Reading your post, I felt I was again in Paris, happy and dancing.Yes, there is no city like Paris. You know how to make us dream, Anita! ;-)
Fantastic post!

Denise said...

Oooo yes!I'll have My post up in a bit.I just had to tell you..... I love the moving dancers.How gorgeous they are.Love Denise

Unknown said...

Such an adorable post! I want to visit Paris so much!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Bonjour Anita!!!!
Merci toujours for hosting this wonderful party again!! I can't believe it's been a year since we met at the last one!! Thank you for inviting us all. That Paris video is from EF, and I traveled with them for so many years. In fact, it was through them that I first saw Paris with my students! Lovely pinable stuff here, and I love the photo of you!!!
Amitiés,ma chérie!

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful trip through Paris! I LOVE your ballerina photos! I have posted my Paris post and it also involves Paris and baallet and art. I'm looking forward to visiting everyone.

Splenderosa said...

I'm here, a bit late, but totally amazed by this beautiful post, Anita.
Thank you so much for inviting me once again. Paris in June, just in time for my birthday on Sunday...the
@#$& anniversary of my 29th birthday!
Sending love...

catkin tales said...

just to let you know, as i return to follow yet another fabulous link, that i am enjoying this party of yours immensely!!! bravo anita for hosting such a sparkling event and bringing so many kindred souls together!❤

Suz said...

Wonderful! Thank-you for inviting me and visiting all the other sites will be a joy!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness. I forgot where I was. Love every single thing here, and the music was wonderful, Anita.
Happy Friday.

Hearts Turned said...

I'm SO enjoying our little trip to Paris, Anita--and your post today is stunning, as usual! Thank-you for the inspiration, dear friend! Off to visit more Parisian prettiness...


YONKS said...

What a wonderful success the party is! I have loved meeting so many new people. The stories are inspirational and the talent astounding.
Thanks for including me in this special event.
Much Love

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello dear Anita,
What fun we are having with your Paris Party! Such a great idea. This post is incredible, and there are a few pictures that I must talk about. First of all, can you imagine looking out at a view from a window like that? It is gorgeous, with so much detail in the building. I love the lady in white looking at all the desserts in the bakery. And ahhhh, the lady in red - my favorite. Such a fun time I am having, and now I am headed over to a few more lovelies to see all the creativity. Oh, you look so beautiful and happy in this picture with the balloons. It symbolizes our dazzling friend, who we love so very much.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Virginia said...

Pardon pardon!!! Dear Anita, shame on me for forgetting to link today. Of course every day is a Paris day on my blog but tomorrow I'll find something extra special for all these dear Paris lovin' bloggers you've gathered. I"ve already had several visits and I look forward to spending more time dropping in and feelin' the Paris love!

DolceDreams said...

Oh Anita,
How Simply Irresistable! Your post is SO Divine, you look Fabulous, and I am so terribly excited to spend this time meeting new friends in Paris! What a lovely and inspiring idea, I adore it and am happy to be I am off to visit!

Sandra van Doorn said...

oh Anita you are totally fabulous! i just got back from home (france) and your post makes me want to get back on the plane right now!! have been away, i see i have missed a few posts... divine as always.
x sandra

A Magical Whimsy said...

Absolutely divine! You look so very charming and beautiful in your black dress! Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. (My blog links from your blog, but it won't link back to yours. Your comments link back but my link to you on my sidebar does not. :( Oh, well...everyone KNOWS how to find your wondrous blog and that is what counts!
Teresa in California

catkin tales said...

hello dearest

i just found your wonderful comment and am so excited for you!!!
i am off to bed now after having a bit of a rough day with sick animals and lack of water supply, but your fabulous party has kept my spirits up and i shall return in the morning to chat about paris, france and freedom!!! hurray. i can't wait to hear some of your future plans!

have an enchanted evening, my sweet friend xxx bisous

Gloria said...

Pure joy all of these images are!! :)

I wish I had that bathroom. It is SO gorgeous!

Happy weekend to you!!

Sylvia said...

Dearest Anita, Paris is a magic! And you look beautiful and happy, simply ready to fly :)
Thank you for making us dreaming of Paris and especially because of the fun that my post brought to my family. It was quite a challenge to get them involved, but it was worth it.
Your brilliant idea of connecting all of us who love the City of Light gives me a chance to visit so many lovely friends of yours.
Have a romantic weekend, sweet friend!
Love to you

1 said...

Beautiful Anita! Thank you for hosting such a beautiful party.

I am so happy to be along for the tour!

Anonymous said...

just beautiful
anita...and this
is fabulous this
happy paris
moments dearest!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

I am finally done and ready to party... wanna be my first guest?grin
(((( thank you ))))) Nita for inviting me.... I had a lot of fun and fun continues as I am about to visit the bogs!!! love you!

Deborah said...

Oooh-la-la this is outrageously beautiful!
From the age of a teen, I always wanted to go to Paris one more.
Thank you for this!!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour dearest!
Thank you so much for seeing Bebe off to Paris! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Your kind words melt my heart. Your post is such an inspiration.. I will be back.
merci mon ami,

Unknown said...

I just sent out an apology blog post since I didn't put your link into my post. Everything will be okay now. However, (and I'm whispering this) I'm not seeing my name and blog title on your list. Sorry.

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour mon ami,

Beautiful post you have shared as always, and I love the gorgeous photo of you! so sweet with the balloons.
Thank you so much Anita, for hosting the party and now I look forward to seeing more of Paris.
Sorry I am late to the party but have been away for a night, celebrating my husbands birthday.

Do hope you are well and have a tres fabuleux week-end.

Grace said...

Your posts always take my breath away. You took me back to Paris. Have a wonderful weekend Grace

Unknown said...

Dear Anita,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and explaining what happened with my link.

I am amazed by how busy you are and still have time to organize this wonderful Paris Party.

I have to keep coming back and just staring at this beautiful post. The ballerinas really touch my heartstrings...I studied ballet for 13 years and was on my toes for about 3 years..
It is such a beautiful art form.

Thanks again for everything you do.

Dessa Rae

Anonymous said...

Hi again...I am having trouble with my post and it isn't showing up now. Please stay tuned for an update. Sorry for the confusion : )

Unknown said...

Have a magical time!

wendy said...

It DID feel magical.
I loved the dancers.
I loved it all..........
the whimsical
the wild and crazy fashions
I guess Paris is an EXPERIENCE of it's very own.
I will be away from home for 3 weeks, but am taking my maybe I'll get a chance to "drop in" on some of your "linky's" and See Paris through their eyes.

wendy said...

btw...Paris I am sure is magical, and so are YOU
because you inspire

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautifully written and composed post, Anita! :) It's someplace I've always wanted to visit, but will probably never get there. So I'm traveling vicariously through this fun link party! Thank you!

xoxo laurie

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

What a great idea, Anita. I wasn't quite sure what you were doing, but this is a lovely, fun idea with your friends!
Love the photo of you--you look adorable!
Have fun with your "trip" to Paris!
Much love xoxo

Palomasea said...

Freedom! Felicitations!!!!
C'est la belle vie!!
Bienvenue a la fete de nos reves, ma chere amie!!
Oh Anita...I have been having so much fun today...this is just magical.
Thank you for putting this together, we have all missed you!! I am so glad you can enjoy everyone at your leisure this weekend...Bon Voyage beautiful sister!!!
Je t'embrasse!!
- Irina

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful post and I LOVE that photo of you!! How adorable are you?!!
I am so excited to visit all of the blogs that are joining in on this soiree!
Wishing you a lovely weekend! xoxo, B

Vicky said...

Hi Anita, I felt transported to Paris and I loved it! ♥ ♥
Have a sunny weekend

hi-d said...

Hello again!!!

I have to tell you, that when I was playing the music earlier today on your blog, Maximus got this big grin on his face and I couldn't resist...we HAD TO DANCE!!! He even looked up at the monitor and said, "WOW, WOW." haha...I thought you'd get a kick out of that.

I am having fun traveling with you and your friends...but it is now almost 1:00AM here and I'm getting VERY tired, so I will have to continue my visits this weekend.

So tell me...what is your sister-in-law's name?

Goodnight my friend...

It's me said...

What a great party it is my darling it...!!!..thanks for doing this !!

jacklynn4 said...

Bonne Journee, stop by for a chance to win an antique door knocker like the one in the photos.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Many thanks for organizing this fun party for us all.
It has been so great to go and visit Paris, through some of your friends.
I look forward to doing some more visits tomorrow.
Must have been a bittersweet moment leaving the classroom, but I know your new life will be great. Wishing you all the very best and now lets enjoy the party!


George The Lad said...

Oh Anita, you looks beautiful. Now this is such a long link list I will be taking my time over the next week to get on that plane and pay a visit
For now I raise a pint for a great party
Love George xxx

The Dutchess said...

O.M G.....:)))

catkin tales said...

hello dearest
thank you so much for this magical event, i have visited some wonderful blogs and met so many lovely, fascinating people and am only half way through the list!
i have my water supply back on now, thank goodness. being without for 24 hours has reminded me how lucky i am to have fresh running water most of the time.
daisy moomin is feeling a little better, but timothy twinkle is still quite poorly. he is our sweet little blue-eyed lamb.
lily is feeling bored, because i am being nurse to the cats she is getting less attention. but she is very kind to her kitty friends, allowing timothy to share her bed when he has wanted it.
you must be feeling quite on top of the world today, with your last day of school beind you - i am looking forward to hearing what you plan to do over the coming weeks and months, lots of arty things will be on the agenda i am sure :)
the sun is out again here today, which has lifted our spirits after all the gales and relentless rain (not good in june). i'm sorry to hear your email is down, hope this is rectified soon.
well, the party here is definitely in full swing, everyone is having a simply marvelous time and i hope that you above all are enjoying it to the upmost, what a celebration! and so much to celebrate :) have fun!
sending oodles and oodles of love xxx

catkin tales said...

p.s. anita, i am sure i have already said it but you look so absolutely adorable! i love❤ love❤ love❤ that photograph of you xxx
how like audrey you are my friend, in looks and in spirit. you light-up this world of ours xxx

Nella Miller said...

Dear Anita, I think perhaps this is the most beautiful travel journal of Paris...the images, words, and music are superb!
Thank you, dear Anita! I especially want to tell you how happy I am that yesterday was also your day of celebration,
Beginning a new personal creative adventure, so so happy for you....unfortunately my Picasa photo file and my PC were infected with a virus and it is off being repaired. I really hoped it would be fixed by Friday, but it was not. Sooo I have to postpone my Paris trip till next time...I was planning on doing a garden tour of Paris, of course! Thank you for bringing all these very special ladies to me...much love, N.xo

Jacqueline said...

Anita, to answer your question about that decadent chocolate dessert - which by the way has 24k gold flecks on it - we had that for lunch at Versailles - now why doesn't that surprise you and it was fabulous!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Anita, I'm not listed on your link list. I signed up late but was hoping you could add me to the list. Thanks dearest, I understand if it's to late.


Unknown said...

Dear Sweet Anita, Thanks for your musical French lesson! What a great way to learn a language. And the dancers with their fairy dust--heavenly.

Just a tiny note. You listed my blog as Thirty Two Yellow Tails and it's Walls. My site isn't coming up on tails. Sorry.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I think this is going to be one of the most exciting and beautiful blog trips I have ever been on!

erin's art and gardens said...

hi anita!
i am out of town right now, but just had to quickly check in at your fabulous party!! such beautiful images and i LOVE the photo of you!! looks like you have a great turn out. perhaps next time i will party down with you....

Anonymous said...


I loved your post so much that I watched it again today! Thanks for the e-mail and what are you going to do all summer now that school is out?

P.S. Ooh lala - guess what? My girlfriend and I are leaving for France on 6/24 - Zippity doo dah dah dah!!!!!

xoxo Gwendolyn

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you have no idea how much I've enjoyed this post, it's been a 'bit of a day', it's late here in Perth, but now I will go to bed and dream of Paris, thank you sooo much Anita.

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millefeuilles said...

Dearest Anita,

What a joy this is! A Parisian pageant! I am more than fashionably late for this party but I HAVE ARRIVED! Between guitar exams, ballet rehearsals and shows I seized a window of opportunity. Thank you for inviting me to your party, Anita. It has been a pleasure to visit some of the beautiful blogs.


Stacey said...

LOVE this post! I'm a bit late in joining the party since I haven't posted yet. Is later today too late? I hope not:-). Bisous. Stacey

Palomasea said...

Bonjour my dear!
Yes, you have so many exciting new things on your plate...but the best part is that your time is now your own...
Thank you so much for this splendid idea...having so much fun visiting everyone's Parisian dreams!
Have fun today, dearest!
Love you,

C'est moi Claudette said...

Tell me that is you in that pretty black dress holding those colourful balloons? I know it's you. The prettiest of all the dancers indeed.
I love all your Paris pics. You sure know how to through a party sweet Anita.
Not sure I will make it to the bottom of the list this weekend. It's pool time and garden clean-up. I've neglected them so far.
Have a wonderful Paris tour. You are magical.
I'm sending my love.

Gypsea Nurse said...

Anita~ perhaps we should meet at a ball room or dance club~ then we both can be tapping out feet!!
Love this idea!!
Will post on Tattered Rebel later today~ get ready to dance~dance~dance~!!!!!
Cricket aka Gypsea Nurse

Anonymous said...

Stopping by to take in a little more beauty and to thank you for all the lovely blogging friends I have been meeting through your Parisian tour. The talents (gifts) are making my heart flood with emotion. Yes, I've cried a couple of times. Unbelievably uncontrollable this passionate heart of mine. :)
Thank you, love.

Pura Vida said...

Hi Anita,
I am so sorry I'm late..I went to move my daughter and got behind. My Paris story is up I need to do something else? g

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

bonjour ma belle!

What a wonderful trip to our heart's desire! I loved it and the french music was so perfect!

Je'taime my dearest! Sherry "Edie"

Debbie said...

*SIGH* ... I think heaven will be just like Paris.


Debbie said...

Anita! Thank you so much for your kind words. Coming from you they mean so much, truly. I do have a memoir in the works. It's about my experience working in the hell of corporate America. It's pretty funny ... I've shared some of my writing with Ruben.

You have submitted your writing haven't you? If so, would you share some of your insight? I would love to pursue the writing. My stories on Viggo are camp. Not meant to be serious romance ... the ridiculous imaginings of a middle aged lady LOL!

Let's talk! As for your summer, I hope you RELAX AND ENJOY!!! Give my love to Ruben.


Sarah said...

Anita, this is wonderful! Sorry about my link. I got pulled out of town, no internet access, and have just returned. If I get my post up by tomorrow, I'll let you know. I apologize. This was unexpected. Thanks for hosting this lovely party.

à la parisienne said...

Quelle belle fête! Cette promenade imaginaire à travers Paris m'a fait sourire!

Bon week-end!


RobinfromCA said...

Oh, Anita, I forgot about our Paris party!! I have collected several things I find irresistible about Paris but will spend today putting them together for a post. In the meantime I shall glory in the fantasy of your post!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I have always dreamed of going to Paris someday. Thank you for bringing some Paris beauty to me today.


Paula said...

Ooh La La - I LOVE it!!! Such wonderful fun to relive Paris through so many wonderful posts!
Well done Anita - what a success!
Paula xx
p.s. Sorry for delay - been a crazy week for us Brits, but book is on it's way - enjoy! xx

millefeuilles said...

Dear Anita,

I have just returned from my daughter's AMAZING dance show. Wow! I am humbled by a dance teacher's vision of such a dazzling spectacle. Guess what? Dear Anita, I wish you could have been there. The title of the show was 'Promenade à Paris' and finished with a sensational can-can dance to Offenbach's amazing music.

Wow, wow. So apt in the light of your Paris Party.

Vive la culture.

millefeuilles said...

Dear Anita, I would be honoured if you were to use a picture of Héloïse! I have just been making some small changes to my post. I do so dislike having to rush things, don't you? I like to take my time but today was a very busy and BEAUTIFUL day. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be 'with' you today and all your friends, some of which I have been able to visit.

Debbie said...

My dear Anita,
You are so kind and encouraging and I LOVE YOU really. I will continue to practice, practice, practice. As for leaving your teaching position, I think that you can do anything. You are so talented and gifted you could easily be a great success selling your beautiful, homemade creations. I love your writing style (so different from mine! LOL!)... it has the ability to transport one to a beautiful, magical, French world. I love your words and more than that, the simple, yet deeply spiritual message they convey. You will be a great success at whatever you endeavor to do. You should write children's books!

I will continue to visit you here at your wonderful blog. Big hello to Ruben. I think what you are doing is fantastic! You are following your path and I think, you already know, that you will be successful because you are guided by something greater.


Burlap Luxe said...

Better late then never my dear friend, I had a late plane arrival but here I am with cake. What beauty you have created for us here in France :)
I may never go home....

lots of love to my French hearted friend.

Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.

"From The Paris Wife"
(A novel about Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley.


Tiff said...

So excited, I will be looking forward to your party! Such beauty will be a welcome escape! X

Rae said...

Oh you are so pretty! I am so sorry, Anita..I want to play but I have been sick, I will try to post tomorrow, but I will understand if you need to take me off your list. Much love, Rayanne

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Just checking in before bed, and saw your post. Of course you can add me to the collage! That will be fun! Yes, I had a ball with the tour, but still have more to go. Bandwidth is shrinking by the hour, tho!! I can't imagine how tired you must be, Anita, and I'm sure you visited everyone on the list!! But what a lovely way to retire!
Thanks again for doing this, and giving everyone a Parisian Experience!! WE all had fun!!

Victoria Sayer said...

ANITA, your PARIS ponderings are sensational! Such beauty and romance...*sigh*
Thanks for the lovely voyage.
The awesome photograph of that 'beautiful mademoiselle' holding those colourful balloons really made me smile! ;-D
Such fun!!
I will now try to get to as many of the other Paris posts as I can.

Sylvia said...

Just coming before bed to say how much I have enjoyed your party and I am happy to be a part of it. Seeing Paris through so many different eyes and minds and emotions is a celebration. Meeting so many adorable creative individuals is a treasure. Thank you, dear Anita!
Tomorrow I will continue exploring Paris

chateaudelille said...

Hi Anita, Ive done a post on Paris so if you like it is it still linkable?love your dancers! Fiona

Burlap Luxe said...

I am here dear friend, come for a visit... Love visiting you in France

Georgianna said...

Hello, Anita! What an amazing party! I'm sorry I'm too late to join in. In fact, I've just returned from Paris! :)

Next time I look forward to attending the party and sharing some of my images. In the meantime, congratulations on a very successful soiree!


Mimi said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing me to join in this very fun party!!!!
hugs to you,

Ivy Clad said...

Anita, What fun!! I have never been to Paris. Several years ago I was in London and debated whether to go to Paris for a few days. We opted to save Paris for the next trip, but the "next trip" has yet to happen. Your post is a lovely taste of what I someday hope to see! Someday soon!!

I hope your weekend is going well! I'm enjoying mine with my family and am happy to be feeling quite well! You were so sweet to ask. :)


Alessandra said...

Geeeee, I love these images! What a beautiful space you have here!


♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello lovely Anita...Oh my, such a wonderful and enchanting post...I am off on my magical trip around Paris now...a perfect way to spend my lazy Sunday morning!!
Susan x
P.S Beautiful photograph Anita!

Jennifer Vance said...

Hi Anita!I meant to get back to you sooner,but didn't,sorry about that.
I love that last ballerina photo,stunning!
Life has been kinda crazy,some of it good crazy!

YONKS said...

Came back for another look at the glitter fluffing ballerina!
Have a wonderful Sunday. Loving the link ups, have made so many wonderful contacts and new friends.

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

What a delight to open this post this morning and find such joy and beauty. As I sip my cappucino, I am transported to Paris, where we honeymooned, more than thirty years ago. You have brought the City to life.
Looking forward to reading the bloggers you have linked.

Helen xx

Victoria Sayer said...

Hey Anita! so nice of you to drop by my 'Lilliput Loft' blog!
Please do stop by my 'green and white garden' blog also...if you can find a spare moment ;-)
I have posted some pickies of my is winter here.

I must say...your Paris link party is absolutely SENSATIONAL!!!
Of the blogs I have been able to visit, all I can say is WOWSERS!
I will definately TRY to get to ALL of the links, in time.
Such beauty and cleverness!

Love to you sweet friend.

Jeanie said...

Anita, these are dazzling! I just returned from Paris and so miss it! Is there still time to get in on the party? I am posting my Paris trip right now and would love to join in! I didn't see a link to connect, so it may be closed, but thought I'd check!

jerilanders said...

That lady with the balloons looks so very familiar, I wish I could place her...
Well, I think I got a taste of Paris this morning, I wandered the streets and cafes,sat on a few statues, was in awe of the Eiefel, I tasted the chocolate and sipped champagne. I even smelled that lavender! That was a lovely party!
But to actually go there in person, now that would be divine.

"Create Beauty" said...

Good Morning my dear!
Aren't we all having such fun in Paris, and getting to know one another as we tour?!? Everyone has thier own unique vision and it has been absolutely delightful!
{and I'm only half through the list! This is taking some time, but it is such a treat throughout the day when I have a moment here and there!}

I thank God for his fabulous design, whose parents name 'ANITA'!
You are a treasure indeed.
Love you!

~ Violet

Vær våken said...

DEAREST ANITA, noone does this better than you!!!!! I LOVED that video. NOW I just want to travel to Paris soooooooooooo much! Thanks for your nice comment and for doing this. It'S impossible to not be very, very Paris inspired :)


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello and good morning dear friend,

How are you? I have had the most wonderful weekend traveling to Paris, to literary Paris, culinary Paris, and more.

What a wonderful adventure! Thank you for bring us all together!

I hope you are enjpying your weekend, xoxo Elizabeth

P.s. tomorrow is the first day of your dream!

"Create Beauty" said...

I did it !!!

Went to every blog post and am happily saturated with PARIS!!!

Thank you for being our tour guide my dear!
~ Violet

catkin tales said...

hello dearest
i am still here, loving every moment of this wonderful event.
though i have had to take my dancing shoes off and rest today for a while. i had an almost sleepless night caring for timothy twinkle who has now thankfully, turned a corner.
today i will take it slow, but tomorrow i will bounce back to meet and mingle with the rest of the people i have not visited yet.
and how are you my dear? sparkling as ever i should imagine, but a little tired? these past days have been very eventful for you. fortunately in a good way, a very good way :)
sending much love and fairy dust xx

tonight i will watch the marie-antoinette film, i have not seen it yet. even in real life i am keeping with this theme :) i am teaching my daughter to make brioche tomorrow!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Bonjour Anita! I feel I have just had a quick introduction to the magical place of Paris....and look at you with those balloons...just so beautiful and happy! What a party is happening at the moment....wonderful!

I hope all went well on your last day of's all over now...sit back...take it all in...IMAGINE, WONDER and DREAM....YOU GO GIRL...Much love to you...Dzintra xo

Rae said...

Sweet friend, Anita, I am still so sick! Again, I'm so sorry, and that it's when you're having your wonderful Paris link party. Please go ahead and take me off, I'll be in the bed for some time. Love you and thank you for your grace! Much love, Rayanne

catkin tales said...

hello dearest
i've had a lovely evening visitng more of the links and am about to sit and watch a film. i will be back along to the party tomorrow.
thank you for your kind wishes for timothy, i am so very relieved that he is recovering.
i agree that we both that we both need to take things slowly and savour each moment as we go.

sending warmest hugs xx

jocelyn said...

Another brilliantly beautiful journey!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi Anita, I have been replying to your emails, and just noticed I'm replying to a "no reply". I have tried to get your button on my sidebar, but can't seem to get it. If you can give me a hint, I would love it. I have a MAC, so it's a little different and usually I copy/paste the html stuff below the button. I have tried copying the whole button but it won't paste to my sidebar. Ugh. Anyway, I posted today about the christening dress I made 6 years ago, not French per se, but lots of ruffles and ribbons and the batiste and laces ARE from France. I am having fun visiting some of the other blogs!!! Beautiful stuff and I LOVE your bathroom in France (above)! Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

this is really lovely
Anita...this orchestrated
event...this visit to
Paris...and to all your
friends...thanks a bunch
your the best!!!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

beautiful!!! you came again!!!!grin!!!
ohhh!!! i am none of the things you said but i did had a big smile as i read your last note to me! Love you Nita!!!*grin8
listen, when you CAN i know you are visiting so many blogs, so please don't hurry... but come to my , my other blog.... i did a post and will be righting as often as possible about tips on good care for our body , skin and of course our soul... you know what i mean, *wink*
Big hug and a kiss for you1
i am leaving to Paris in 2 weeks! Sooooo excited!!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Anita, at the request of my dear bloggy neighbor, Mary from MerryDotDandy, I am here to leave you her reservations for your lovely Parisian tour. She has her post up now and, if she has not already done so, I am sure she will stop by to say hello too.

Her link is:

Thank you, love.
Have a peaceful Sunday evening.

Christie Jones Ray said...

Oh, dearest! The music the ballerinas ..all the beauty of ..all in one post! Husband and I were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary on Friday, along with my mother's 77th birthday...such a wonderful day but I am ever so late to your lovely party. Memories flooded my mind from the party just last year! When I spied little Jack rabbit hopping past the dining room window to let me know he has returned for the summer, I thought of you. You are still everywhere I look, my dear dear friend:) and how delighted I was to see that absolutely DaRLinG photo of you with balloons! You are a BEAUTY, dearest!
Thank you for sprinkling magic over my evening...I will have pretty PARIS dreams:))
Grande bisous,

RobinfromCA said...

Dearest Anita! I am finally on my way to Paris on my blog! First installment firmly in place!

................. said...

Oh I LOVE I wish I could have been part of this, I recently blogged about Paris. Love Paris. I'm off to follow the links for a mini Parisian getaway. XoXo

Sarah said...

Anita, I'm ready to party! Thank you for being patient with me. I've published my post this evening.
Lovely party. I'm off to visit my favorite city. ~ Sarah

Vær våken said...

Wooooow, Anita! What a story! It must have been a wonderful experience. That is the perfect way to discover the country and the people. I felt that I could hear the music, too and could imagine how it felt to come into that church and worship with them. Thanks for telling me. I really enjoyed taking part of that lovely memory!!!!!!! Have a BLESSED day!!!!!!!

love, Kristin

desde my ventana said...

Fabulous post Anita!! so so beautiful


Martina said...

Anita, i'm back! So thrilled to see your beautiful post here, that makes me want to sing and dance! And your sweet comments on my blog, and so many others from this link party. Can't wait to bloghop tonight and catch up with everyone. Hope that meanwhile you've had a lovely time. Did i tell you how i adore that Audrey style photo of you? So great dearest, you make magic happen! xox

Jojo said...

I almost missed the party! Hope you do it again and I will surely link up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita - Gwendolyn here! Happy Monday
I have a question for you - who is singing the Music from your Parisian post?

Also, when are we going to do it again?


catkin tales said...

hello my sweet

i saw the marie antoinette film :) it is stunning!!! those costumes!❤❤❤
there is an other film i love that is a visual treat 'bright star', is is the story of the poet john keats and his fiance fannny brawne. a sad tale really (you will need a pretty handkerchief in your hand when you watch) but it is one of the most beautiful and romantic films i have ever seen. if you have not already seen it, i know you will love love love it. also the actor who plays john keats, ben whishaw i think is his name, is probably the most sensitive actor i have ever seen, very young and yet so talented. his presence is so touching it makes your heart feel raw. the female actress is wonderful too, they are so good together.
i have now visited everyone on the party list! :) and it has been so wonderful! your have such beautiful, talented and very lovely friends here. how i enjoyed seeing everyone's take on paris, and the photographs have been marvelous! you throw the very best of parties and have sparkled as a hostess, even though you have had so much going on your life at the same time. your truly are magical.
remember to take some rest and relaxation though, when you can.
i hope you have some sunshine too.
sadly it is rain, rain, rain, here for many days to come. but on the bright side, it will be good for our gardens :)
sending you a huge hug xxx with a huge hug and circular tail wag from lily too xxx

catkin tales said...

that is such a wonderful idea! i must learn how to put video's on you tube.
i am thinking that in the winter (early december maybe) i might host a fairy tea party on my blog :) what do you think of this idea? would you participate? do you think others would? we could have real or imagined tea parties themed around our favourite fairy tale or children's story. tea-rat and company will of course be invited.
which reminds me, the little book i ordered for you will be here in a day ot two, i can then get it posted with your tea! :)

catkin tales said...

i am so delighted that tea-rat and yourself also like this idea :)
i think i shall do it!!!
and you are right about the possibilities being endless... that is what makes it so exciting!!!:) thank you so much for your encouragement xx
now i must give peace lily deportment classes in readiness for her first film role ;)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear Anita, you have opened up a door of enchantment for me... MERCI FOR this magical Paris event. I have met so many wonderful people and artists and have entered a world of beauty in Paris.

catkin tales said...

i have pencilled friday 7th - friday 14th december into my diary! i think that will be the week. also everyone that participates will be entered into a draw for a fairy-themed christmas gift!
this has all been inspired by you! my sweet friend.
i am dicovering that lily (perhaps because she is a blonde) is a marylyn monroe or perhaps scarlett johanssen type. she loves the camera! and it loves her. all we need now is a bright day for filming. for her tail to go all the way round she has to be super excited! so i shall have some of her favourite treats on hand.. aga baked doggie biscotti! :)

catkin tales said...

oops! did i say 17th? i meant 7th - 14th. ah, yes life would be very dull without play.
now i must go to prepare a meal of pasta for my son who is watching the england/france football match. although english, i am at parisian party today and therefore being neutral ;)

bisous xx

trump said...

Anita so far on my virtual Paris vacation I've already gained 9 pounds, what gives! Richard

fee @ chipper nelly said...

te he - richard (above me)...that's funny!
Anyway - I'm not sure if I've already commented here - you have so many bloomin messages I can't find myself! I know I've told you how ace your party was though...
..and there's a little note for you on my current post - see if you can spot it!
fee x

La Mode Operandi said...

Oh the first video is so cute! It reminds me of when i lived in montreal

catkin tales said...

i have added a thank you bouquet of flowers for you and all the lovely paricipants of this wonderful event to my post ❤

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!!
How was your weekend?
It was pretty hot here; we went shopping in a unique historic district downtown. There are about 7 blocks of antique shops, restaurants, & vintage clothing stores.
It was fun- I glanced in a cafe window as we walked by & people were drinking Coca Cola from glass bottles like in the 50's.....
Today it was stormy & it's just dismal and gloomy now.
I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!!
Hugs!!!! Shannon :-)

Nella Miller said...

Dear Anita, just wanted to say a big thank you for bringing so many lovely ladies my way!! How very generous and kind of you....thinking of you this week, especially, much love, N.xo

catkin tales said...

i am glad you like the flowers :) they are from our local market. a ray of sunshine after all these storms we have been having.
the jug they are in was made by my brother keith, he is a potter.
i needed some way of thanking you for all that you have given us through this magical event and for your wonderful friendship xxx

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

I have been just dying to get over here again and see you! It has been a busy weekend, so I didn't get a chance to visit all of the Paris Posts, but I plan to still make my rounds when I get bits of time.

Looking at your photo in this have so much grace...the way you carry can certainly tell that you are a dancer. And what a beautiful figure you have too. Inside and Out...YOU are the full package deal!

I hope you are enjoying your time off!!! And I hope you take some time to deflate and just relax before you get too busy with your other ventures.

Again, I wanted to thank you so much for doing this link party again. I had SOOOOO much fun creating this post. You have NO idea...well, maybe you do! haha...And, I've met so many other wonderful bloggers through this, which I have to give you credit for.

Thanks for introducing me to Penny. She is very creative! And, I am in LOVE with Marcia over at The Shop Around the Corner...AND!!!! I JUST DISCOVERED that YOU did her blog header!!! I LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!!!

hahaha...Can you tell how excited I am? Anyway...little Maximus is taking a nap right now, so I thought I'd try and pop in.

Much love!

Vi said...

Wow Stunning...I SO enjoyed visiting Paris via your blog. :-)

I have joined the Link Party.

Looking forward to visiting everyone.

Thank you,

Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

You have swept me away, Anita. Now to get lost in all the other lovely blogs who have linked up!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita of course I came...and what a's been fabulous...Wishing you a wonderful week after all this travelling around...Dzintra xo

Privet and Holly said...

Finally a moment
to truly enjoy this post!
I've also visited a few
others ~ so much fun.
Love the pic of YOU!

Hope you are starting
to get into your summer
groove, now that school
is out. A new chapter, non?

Have FUN!

xo Suzanne

koralee said...

Oh my friend you are having so much fun... I can only image! We are still with students for 2 more weeks...will I ever make it!? I am looking forward to the lazy days of Summer...and to think that you don't even have to worry about starting back in September...oh JOY! Love to you. xoxoxo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita...Hi Irina...what fun to be able to be together...How exciting to have a borrowed I want to see all your creations dearest...I bet they will be from a chilly coast...Dzintra xo

Kirsten Steen said...

Bonjour Anita, I'm here! I'm here! I finally made it! I'm a little late to the party but I wouldn't miss it. Had a rough start. I stayed up until midnight working on my post the night before the party only to find my blog having been tagged with a warning sign (hacked or something)for the first 24 hours but all is well now (after I spent hours the next morning going through all the steps to clear what some computer geek tried to do to monitor my keystrokes? That's my guess anyway.) Thank you for putting this together and it's been such fun getting out and about meeting new bloggers who love Paris as much as we do! Ciao for now and A bientot!

catkin tales said...

the flowers are in your sidebar! :) bless you anita xx
i saw that a couple more participants have joined this delightful event, it's good to see the party growing and so lovely to visit everyone's posts.
even though it is virtual, it is a quite unforgetable experience, the fact that all these kindred souls hook together and have such a blast!

wishing you a beautiful day

much love from me and peace lily xxx

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

So happy to hear from you. Aren't afternoon naps the BEST? I almost prefer them over sleeping at night. haha...

First off, I am thrilled that you would like to use one of my photos for your next blog post. YES!!! You have my permission to do so. Thanks so much for asking me. If you care to have the link to the actual post, so that you can link it that way permanently on your blog, to go directly to that post, then here it is:

I've noticed too that some bloggers have already changed their posts. I am having a hard time doing so, because I loved this one SO much!

It sounds like you have so many wonderful friends...some that you have met through others and through the whole blogging experience. Thanks again for introducing me to so many of them and for sending them my way too. I have a bunch of new followers and am just giddy!!!

Have a wonderful day. I need to get going so I can take Maximus to storytime in a bit.


Red Rose Alley said...

Hello love,
How are you? This has been such a fun time meeting new friends - such creative people too. I wanted to thank you for bringing us all together. It has been a pleasant experience. Has anyone told you lately that you are wonderful? Well, of course they have, but I wanted to make sure you heard it from ME!!! hehe You are off school now? I bet it feels like a breath of fresh air. Now you can work on so many projects. The possibilities are endless. Have a happy day!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

catkin tales said...

hello my dear

i love coming here to comment (can't you tell ;) because i get to pass all the wonderful images here each time. although i adore them all, my particular favourite is the moving image at bottom of your post with the dancer and fairy-dust.
i am glad to hear you are napping and enjoying movies, taking time to rest is important right now.
my brother keith is very creative, he is a talented potter, photographer and gardener. my other brother, mark, has been gifted with social skills and is good with the business and management side of things.
my sister is a brilliant seamstress and interior decorator/designer. compared to them i have very small talents.

so happy you liked the flowers :)

i am already excited about december too and keep scribbling little ideas as they come to me in my notebook.

i have emailed you :)

bisous xx

"Create Beauty" said...

Had to come back for a visit, if I could move in here I would : )
It is so inspiring and relaxing and

D E L I G H T F U L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs and Parisian kisses
of friendship,


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening dear one,
Still touring Paris and had to stop in and thank you for visiting me again.. Your sweet notes always bring a smile.. Well, you have outdone yourself this year my dear friend.. This Paris Party is pure heaven!
Merci cher ami

Vintage Home said...

Virtually a compelling trip...ahhh so exciting! Thank you for the ride!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. .....very cute dress & shoes I must say!....& hat!

catkin tales said...

hello dearest

i hope you are having a splendid day both within your lovely studio and outside in nature. i think of your garden as being sylvanian retreat, visited by little forest creatures

i have just sent you another email xx

~CC Catherine said...

Dear Precious Anita, YOU have been busy busy my dearest! This Parisian Link Party looks divine! I must try to visit them all - and who knows, maybe I'll slow down enough to participate the next time you throw one. My youngest son had to have back surgery back in April and it's just been crazy busy with my work and travel. We just returned from our early 30th Wedding Anniversary trip to St. Augustine FL and it was lovely.

I hope we can SKYPE again in the near future. Leaving for Myrtle Beach next Thursday and will be out of pocket till after July 7th. Maybe after that.

Hugs friend and much love! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by, love. Knowing I am in desperate need of it, my lovely daughter left me such a peaceful, sweet post. Glad you enjoyed it.

In the meantime, I am visiting uplifting delightful bloggy friends such as yourself, and I am off to the beach Friday so I'll share pics soon. And no, no, no, the party lights are not dimmer, they are brighter than ever, ongoing beauty that echoes even when the guests have gone home.

I have met so many beautiful neighbors and I cannot help but think how much I'd love for you to host an ongoing theme, maybe monthly. Doesn't have to be Paris, but maybe simply whatever speaks BEAUTY to us that particular month. Okay, I'm being selfish now. I know you're busy, but can't help it, Love's light shines brightly through you, so who could resist? ;)

Enjoy your day.

koralee said...

Oh my friend...I just had to pop over and ask you if you are enjoying your morning? I have a later start today so I am still making my rounds at your Paris hard to visit everyone but I am trying.
I only kept my Paris post up for a few days...I hope that is ok. You know me...I can't sit still very long in one spot..I am always changing my posts. Must run now... Hugs for a wonderful day...what will the day bring? xoxo

Martina said...

Thank you for your sweet visit Anita! You're free now - WOW, that is SO EXITING! Must be a wonderful feeling to wake up in the morning and know, the day is yours. And i know you will make the most of it. I've recovered well in my holiday but could use another week ... Ha ha, coming back isn't so easy. Although i love my job, there is lots of pressure aslo and we are navigating through difficult waters right now! So good to dream about Paris once in a while ;) xx

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Magic indeed! My best wishes!!! Cathy

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