Tongue in Cheek

Tongue in Cheek

 

Subscribe

   
Current Articles

This feed's current articles are shown below. Subscribe for updates to all the content available in this feed, or click through here to see the original article.

The Heart Knows What it Wants, or Does it?
2019-09-22 13:14 UTC by French la Vie


Everything begins somewhere

Months have gone by where I have been asking myself why do I have a writer's block? Not that I am a writer per se, but someone who has a little blog that floats aimlessly. Not that floating is bad, or aimlessly isn't a direction. In these last several months I have been toying with myself, possibly not really listening, avoiding,...

Read the whole entry... »

       

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-22
2019-09-22 04:00 UTC

  1. revesdargile.canalblog.com
  2. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  3. lisbon-portugal-guide.com/Baixa-Lisbon/Elevador-Santa-Justa-Lisbon-elevator-lift-guide.html
  4. Some Family Photos
  5. ...

Read the whole entry... »

Join Me in France
2019-09-21 11:35 UTC by French la Vie

French la Vie , Corey Amaro

 

A month ago I listed the 2020 French la Vie Journeys and am grateful how fast most of them have filled up. There are a few spots left so I am listing them here in case you are interested or know of a friend who might be.

On the French la Vie Journeys we will focus on the brocante though there is so much more that we will experience.

...

Read the whole entry... »

Brocante Heaven
2019-09-20 09:43 UTC by French la Vie

 

Several months ago at the flea market here in France, I was digging through a box, pulling out one piece of antique linen after another. I love moments like this... a cardboard treasure chest and nobody around to watch me drool over my discoveries. Then as if the French flea market fairy landed at my feet the dealer said to me, "I have a...

Read the whole entry... »

French Brocante Finds Over the Years
2019-09-19 21:04 UTC by French la Vie

 

 

 

 

Baby Love
2019-09-18 21:18 UTC by French la Vie

Whitagram-Image (11)
Whitagram-Image (11)
Whitagram-Image (11)

 

Gabriel three months old.

Photos via Chelsea

       

The Magical Kristin
2019-09-17 21:24 UTC by French la Vie

D2B70937-D045-462B-BAEF-A008B514E1E0

Twenty five years ago I met Kristin at a brocante, she had a stand there and I bought a stack of bowls from her. We have been friends ever since. Both of us have remained crazy for the brocante. Though Kristin is magical as my friend Allison said, "Kristin lives as a real-life Beatrix Potter character. Certainly, as night falls she...

Read the whole entry... »

An Antique Dealer's Treasure Trove
2019-09-16 21:09 UTC by French la Vie

BFDD8CA5-DE7E-4D48-ACA8-D6A9A30839DC

 

 

The French la Vie group went to the home of an antique dealer friend of mine who opened up her trunk to show us some of her favorite antique pieces. Above is a calligraphy piece where the intricate details of the script were beyond anything I have even seen in calligraphy.

Each piece she showed us was more beautiful...

Read the whole entry... »

So Much Beauty in One Day
2019-09-15 09:45 UTC by French la Vie

F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00

 


F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00
F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00
F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00
F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00
F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00
F07AFBD2-B962-4088-8196-8F9BEDD8DD00

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-15
2019-09-15 04:00 UTC

  1. revesdargile.canalblog.com
  2. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  3. https://www.facebook.com/allison.wood.50?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARD0RfYx8mIGI7WF5cHDRvGs_BHefQXnmNrIcVK-GXGCzUPo5gfp2_R4VY5z1z1nPJWG2vC1cXLMyQTx&fref=mentions
  4. ...

Read the whole entry... »

A Few Snaps of What we saw Today
2019-09-14 05:25 UTC by French la Vie

 

766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D
766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D

When are you coming?
2019-09-13 21:44 UTC by French la Vie

766CE41E-3CEF-4012-A319-FB669DCEB08D

       

Preparing for the Next French la Vie
2019-09-12 21:52 UTC by French la Vie

 

Whitagram-Image (8)

 

BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)

Preparing for the Next French la Vie
2019-09-12 21:52 UTC by French la Vie

 

Whitagram-Image (8)

 

BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)
BD62DA2A-8E08-4503-B89D-9785D69E97CC (1)

The Basilica of Saint Maximin
2019-09-11 10:22 UTC by French la Vie

Chelsea and Martin's Wedding Alison Wood Photo

 

Basilica 1

 

Basilica 2

 

 


  Photos below via ...to see more click here.

Vue-aerienne-saint-maximin-sainte-baume
Vue-aerienne-saint-maximin-sainte-baume
Vue-aerienne-saint-maximin-sainte-baume
Vue-aerienne-saint-maximin-sainte-baume
Vue-aerienne-saint-maximin-sainte-baume

 

The beautiful basilica Saint-Maximin. Over 700 years old. The monumental royal basilica was raised by the Charles 2nd d'Anjou in the honor of Mary Magdalene. It is one of very few French historical organs which...

Read the whole entry... »

100 Year Old Cheese Company in My Hometown Willows
2019-09-10 15:53 UTC by French la Vie

When I was a teenager I worked one summer at the Rumiano Cheese Company. Their cheese is excellent and the company has grown over the years. Their son Owen moved to France over a year ago to be with his French girlfriend. Imagine that two of us in France from the rural town of Willows.

Today the Rumiano Cheese Company was written up in the New York...

Read the whole entry... »

       

Bonjour Provence
2019-09-09 21:17 UTC by French la Vie

F08176ED-DD0D-4432-BE0E-9264500DBC20

 

F43A3D14-73CC-471C-ADB6-AB6EDA274106

 

French Brocante Provence Style

 

Corey amaro provence

 

 

corey amaro tongue in cheek blog

 

 

corey amaro tongue in cheek blog

 

Awning-in-france

 

Provence, pottery, france, vintage, antiques

 

Provence style corey amaro

 

 

Provence spring corey amaro

 

Vin

 

6a00d83451cb9a69e2016768938c04970b-400wi

 

6a00d83451cb9a69e201774332f314970d-400wi

 

Provence is waiting for you, and so am I.

 

xxx

 

 

 

Brocanting Happily
2019-09-08 20:51 UTC by French la Vie


F43A3D14-73CC-471C-ADB6-AB6EDA274106

A small town not far away from where I live had a brocante today. When we first arrived we were unfortunately greeted with vendors selling used clothing and toys which isn't bad if that is what you are looking for, but in our case, it was far from what we had expected. Nevertheless, part of brocanting is the hunt so off we...

Read the whole entry... »

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-08
2019-09-08 04:00 UTC

  1. revesdargile.canalblog.com
  2. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  3. Heading Home
  4. willows95988.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb9a69e20168e5f38971970c-pi
  5. willows95988.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/09/img_2503.jpg

French la Vie
2019-09-07 21:30 UTC by French la Vie

D7E258ED-CA47-4478-BB01-C44892AA4AD0

 

The beginning of the French la Vie Journey with Allison Wood Sue ComporatoSarah Lammey Webb and Deanna Bailey. What a sign of friendship made when a group returns for a second time! We ended the evening at a local wine bar where Deanna, a wine expert led the wine through red white and rose. I hope you will...

Read the whole entry... »

Second Time Around
2019-09-06 08:58 UTC by French la Vie

 

hearts from Reves

 

 

 

Spent the afternoon with my friend Mo, one of the most creative generous souls I know.

The French la Vie Group wanted to see Mo again as they visited her the first time they came to Provence with me.

Imagine the connection to someone, their craft, the invitation to know Provence off the beaten track...

Read the whole entry... »

The Problem with Ribbons.
2019-09-05 20:32 UTC by French la Vie

Hand Painted Ribbon

 

A blue-ribbon with hand-painted flowers. One of many in a trunk at the brocante.

What is it about lace, ribbons, bows... girl fluff? Why do these trunks, and there are many, make me stop and look? Given that I can't stand to cut into old textiles, I usually go home and add the girl fluff to a basket.

Oh, those darn big leather-covered wooden...

Read the whole entry... »

       

Laughing is a Good Medicine
2019-09-04 20:06 UTC by French la Vie

If you want to hear Gabriel laughing out loud follow this link to my facebook account then scroll down a bit to see it.

https://www.facebook.com/corey.amaro

Perfect gift for Yann's Birthday xx

       

Random Thoughts
2019-09-03 21:51 UTC by French la Vie

 

x

 

 

Today baby Gabriel laughed and laughed out loud for the first time.

 

 

Today is the eve of Yann's 57th birthday.

 

 

 

IMG_4499

 

 

Today our friend was laid to rest.

 

 

This Thursday Chelsea and family head back...

Read the whole entry... »

       

Loving All the Way, It is the Only Way
2019-09-02 21:13 UTC by French la Vie

 

Mother and Child Relic under Glass

 

 

Miracles do happen.

Prayers are answered.

Love does find a way.

And we are all in this together.

Life continues to continue.

       

Baby Love
2019-09-01 21:55 UTC by French la Vie

CFCFFED4-050A-41A7-AAA1-64112C0494A2

       

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-01
2019-09-01 04:00 UTC

  1. willows95988.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/09/img_2503.jpg
  2. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  3. willows95988.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb9a69e200e553b015c38833-pi
  4. Heading Home
  5. Silent Song

What to do When You Come to France
2019-08-31 21:02 UTC by French la Vie

            Minipostcards

Things to do when visiting France:

Buy a stack of postcards, and ask the baker, the waiter, the bus driver, the cafe owner, the lady with a poodle... to write a note for you to mail to your friends back home. In French of course.

Go to the open market, buy a baguette, some olives, a bottle...

Read the whole entry... »

A Photograph of Chelsea as a Child
2019-08-30 21:07 UTC by French la Vie

C6BDF0AD-9E95-460E-B795-1FFACB4C36F5

 

                                               In bed with a bowl of cereal. Her room was my dream room: Enchanted filled full of antiques. Then when she turned twelve she had a different idea,...

Read the whole entry... »

Want to Visit Provence?
2019-08-29 20:46 UTC by French la Vie

 

Paris to Provence

 

If you come to Provence take time to be, time to let Provence get under your skin and into your heart. Provence is a place to wander aimlessly, to taste the countryside, to soak in the sounds and to follow your thoughts until they are just a mountain of softness and valleys of delight.

Provence is spread out like a quilt...

Read the whole entry... »

What Matters
2019-08-28 21:24 UTC by French la Vie

bb

love.

family.

friends.

and passion that stirs from head to toe.

       

A Calmness After a Storm
2019-08-27 21:40 UTC by French la Vie

Img_2503

 

There is calmness after a storm,

A place where the ground is tender and can bare our footprints.

Where raindrops wait on petals, delicately.

The moment after a storm - still and silent, which holds its hand towards us.

The path is new, life's spirit is a silent dance partner asking us to follow.

The moment after a...

Read the whole entry... »

       

The Undercurrent
2019-08-26 21:04 UTC by French la Vie

 PORTRAIT QDDQD

The unexpected ways of life. How can I say I understand it when it constantly surprises me?

One day we are celebrating two dear friend's marriage, the next day we are fortunate to be with Chelsea, Martin, and Baby at our friend's home and today we learn that our neighbor and a good friend had committed suicide. I cannot fathom how that can...

Read the whole entry... »

       

Wedding Bells for Our Friends
2019-08-25 21:06 UTC by French la Vie

3CA8FB48-8D48-445F-913A-BDF1159CAE7C

Our friends Sylvie and Pierjean were married in Saint Laurent the oldest church in Marseille. It dates to the year 800 and was built on a Roman temple site. Saint Laurent is on the tip of the old port which gives a view on the boats coming and going the journey is promising. 

 

 

 

9B058111-09BE-4F51-AE9E-6FF8E61CA246

The reception followed...

Read the whole entry... »

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-25
2019-08-25 04:00 UTC

  1. willows95988.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb9a69e200e553b015c38833-pi
  2. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  3. willows95988.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/img_5378.jpg
  4. Wish List on the French la Vie
  5. willows95988.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb9a69e201bb099b0cba970d-pi

My Friend Sylvie
2019-08-24 20:43 UTC by French la Vie

864EC4DE-D852-42DD-9A95-B41B3120AEEC

Our friends Sylvie and PierreJean were married today. Happiness overflow. I posted some photos and videos on my Instagram account if you would like to see more follow me there.

We returned back to our home away from home, very late nearly 4 in the morning. But our friends are certainly still dancing under the moon!

...

Read the whole entry... »

       

The Gift of Silence
2019-08-23 20:49 UTC by French la Vie

7EA735C1-5B4E-47F1-BB51-3374F84FE3EA

Rarely is silence truly heard. Quiet yes, where one can hear a distance car or white noise in the background. Utter silence where my other sense become more apparent that is silence. The gift of silence is the space it opens within us, anew room within ourselves to enter.

 

 

 

8098F33A-2AAE-4751-A05F-32E06E6ABA56

 

Our friends Arnelle and Rodger offered their...

Read the whole entry... »

Need a Bookshelf Idea?
2019-08-22 21:33 UTC by French la Vie

7B39E41D-4FDE-48F7-BAD6-4D415C58716E

My friend Arnelle's bookshelf.

Very French.

Great ladder.

Repurposed.

B  R  A  V  O!

      

A New Place to Dream About
2019-08-21 21:46 UTC by French la Vie



77D5662C-63E8-4456-B53F-17B36D8F19FD

 

Our friends Arnelle and Rodger  (from San Francisco) have a stunning old home in France. They come here often and when we can we get together. This summer Chelsea and Martin were having a baby which meant our paths did not cross one another. Before Arnelle and Rodger left to go back to the States they offered us...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Old Photographs from the 1900s
2019-08-20 21:48 UTC by French la Vie

F5AF939E-C87F-4E0B-9BFA-5DE9AA3E2609

 

His tilted hat and sailor shirt.

Somebody's great great grandfather.

How I would love such a photo of mine.

 

 

 


F5AF939E-C87F-4E0B-9BFA-5DE9AA3E2609

 

 

A few tattered notebook pages found in a box with some mix-matched trinkets. Photographs are plenty at the French brocantes so I shouldn't be surprised by...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Roses with a Bee
2019-08-19 21:29 UTC by French la Vie

Rosebuds

My hope was to take photos of what I found this week at the brocante. Though I ran out of daylight to take the photo of the item that I found.  Sometimes my good intentions become clouded by either my forgetfulness, over-planning or a diversion of the path actually I am rarely on a path, and my forgetfulness plays havoc on most of my...

Read the whole entry... »

      

What did you do Today?
2019-08-18 21:13 UTC by French la Vie

IMG_3204

 

Today was my first day back to the brocante since the end of June when there was a French la Vie.  

One-handed but I managed with Yann's help. Do you know that Yann started to help me at the brocante when I broke my wrist six years ago.

I found many fantastic things, but I saw much more than I could buy. 

...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-18
2019-08-18 04:00 UTC

  1. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  2. Postcards that Tell a Story
  3. Wish List on the French la Vie
  4. willows95988.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/img_5378.jpg
  5. www.alpheran.fr

Roses Sent me Off
2019-08-17 20:52 UTC by French la Vie

 

Loveletter

 

Rose petals are love notes from the other side.

 

They have to be as they are so simply lovely.

This morning before heading to the brocante I saw the roses outside my kitchen are in their second time this year.

 

 

 

roses

 

 

Petal by petal.

Word for word......

Read the whole entry... »

      

Seeing Purpose in the Smallest Things
2019-08-16 21:51 UTC by French la Vie

                                     

 

Seeing purpose in all things no matter how small, or undefined. Each small task, minuscule, insignificant seemingly unimportant

holds a reason for...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Can I Post Baby Photos All Day Long?
2019-08-15 21:48 UTC by French la Vie

b and C

 

 

 

 


b and C

 

Two Months Old Today

      

For the Love of Old Paper
2019-08-14 18:17 UTC by French la Vie

F69d955cf4f7269fe297a38609d2622a

 

Old papers carry stories, memories, personal messages that one day will be lost as we use less and less the written word.

What will be passed on will not be touchable. 

One of my fondest things to do when I go home to my Mother's house is to sit at her desk and pull out the Rolodex and see addresses and phone number...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Sweet Summer Days
2019-08-13 21:55 UTC by French la Vie

E12925AB-60D3-4B7A-8C93-49FD2E67260F

 

Sweet summer days consist of being with this Butterball.

Thank you for your many encouraging comments, thoughts, and prayers. I am appreciative of all of you. I hope I encourage you as much as you encourage me. My life is fuller because of this community gathered here. I have seen the power of friendship over and over through...

Read the whole entry... »

      

This is us
2019-08-12 21:31 UTC by French la Vie

us

This is us.

After our friend's marriage at the church,

before the cocktails and hours before the dinner where we would dance until three in the morning and be one of the first people to leave.

While dancing I would miss Yann's hand on a move that we have done a hundred times before, which would send me sailing without a boat to a...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Wrist Update
2019-08-11 18:37 UTC by French la Vie

0B60C8B5-EE79-443D-9301-DFEDF8DE4BA4

 

The very first thing I thought of was, “Oh no I won’t be able to hold Gabriel!”

At least it isn’t broken. Painful more than when I did break it over six years ago. Has anyone had this happen before?

 

      
...

Read the whole entry... »

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-11
2019-08-11 04:00 UTC

  1. Postcards that Tell a Story
  2. Wish List on the French la Vie
  3. www.alpheran.fr
  4. s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/philatelic-db-wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/02122057/Language-of-Stamps.jpg
  5. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland

about last night
2019-08-10 20:00 UTC by French la Vie

During a beautiful wonderful wedding, Yann and I were dancing, on one of our moves we missed each other's hands and I went flying backward landing most painfully on my hands. After several hours in the emergency ward, I have sprained badly my wrist that I severely broke several years ago the pin and plate are still there and that is why the sprain...

Read the whole entry... »

      

A Sweet Dream of Annie
2019-08-09 15:22 UTC by French la Vie

Annie dream walking

 

Last night Annie came to me in my dreams and held my hand.

Dreams have a way of healing us, I was sad yesterday after saying goodbye to Sacha.

Annie walked with me along the river I had my hand in hers, she talked about roses and how I should pick some from her old garden. She leaned into me as I put my arm around her she...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Selfie with Gabriel
2019-08-08 20:18 UTC by French la Vie

1C616988-AA86-4828-8297-F98344B15D79

      

Aleady Time to Say Goodbye
2019-08-07 21:07 UTC by French la Vie

S & C

 

Where did that month go? An entire month passed about in seconds. Sacha returns to Seattle on Friday, but he is heading for Paris tomorrow.

In fairness to time, I must say that a chunk of his time was spent in Italy. You see over a year ago he met a young woman on the family cruise we went on. She was on the cruise with her...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Beautiful Pieces from the 1700s and Older.
2019-08-06 08:20 UTC by French la Vie


6d1cdcf06cc012cfb241b0550af1224c

 

As I am at the brocante more often than not I come across many varied beautiful pieces, some I know the origin, the history and or purpose, some I do not. Usually, when I do not know about something, I look things up, read about them, or ask other antique dealers what they know. The vast amount of knowledge goes beyond "this...

Read the whole entry... »

      

Cabinet of Curiosity
2019-08-05 17:52 UTC by French la Vie

84B4F931-0C35-4F31-B527-F8C79F8EE152

 

78F01914-6F21-4B66-959D-788A6070E355

 

F9409DF9-52D4-4C1F-B884-8BF3B02B4351

 

4AEFAC23-5D71-4DA3-ACB2-4320128E86C8

 

457AFA87-35D4-43C4-9076-28BA8880A6E2

 

 

 

53BFBBD2-A03A-4BDB-8BEF-F2AD0302E67A

 

9FECD2EC-7508-47BE-B25E-AB054422207B

 

EBBBA5C9-654C-4EBE-BC27-28D655466E08

      


 

Browser-Friendly feed by FeedBlitz RSS Services, the premium FeedBurner alternative.