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Flower Bed… How does your garden grow?
2021-12-04 17:25 UTC by French la Vie

 

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My mother‘’a Christmas theme flower bed.

How does her garden grow?

I can honestly say she can hold happiness and sadness in the same hand and yet plant the seeds for life to continue gracefully.

The art of gardening is knowing that roses have thorns.

How does your garden grow?

 

               

This Little Bundle
2021-12-03 19:08 UTC by French la Vie

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This Little Bundle
2021-12-03 19:08 UTC by French la Vie

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Painting My Mom’s Mailbox
2021-12-02 16:10 UTC by French la Vie

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Every month one of us in the Amaro family paints my mom’s mailbox at the end of her lane. Today Elena was the one to give it a go. My mom likes her big country mailbox to be painted following holiday themes or monthly traditions this month it is a given … Christmas.

Elena asked my mom what she preferred her to paint and  Santa was...

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To Marty and Julie
2021-12-01 16:24 UTC by French la Vie

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One moment leads to another 

Seed . Bud . Blossom …

 

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Life is movement

Becoming  .  Changing  .  Growing

Blending the physical and spiritual,

Intellect and intuition.

 


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Life changes

it weaves within us 

connects us to each other

 

When someone we love leaves...

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The Loved Old Friend at the Brocante
2021-11-30 12:36 UTC by French la Vie

 

For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then.

Autumn Sunshine
2021-11-29 15:53 UTC by French la Vie

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photo above via my dear friend Erika.

 

 

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Thanksgiving day

( my mom and sister in law Diane are out of view can you find them sitting at the table. My brother Marty’s family did not join us. Understandably, it was too hard for them.)

 

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Sacha came from Seattle with Elena his Italian girlfriend.

As it was...

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The Best Find of Old Papers
2021-11-28 08:38 UTC by French la Vie

 

For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then.

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-11-28
2021-11-28 05:00 UTC

  1. copperbath.co.za/taps-fittings
  2. www.theglassmuseum.com/fishingfloats.htm
  3. Olivia
  4. Au Bain Marie in Paris
  5. www.papillesetpupilles.fr/2015/09/la-buche-de-noel-de-la-reserve-paris-hotel-and-spa.html

Do You Think I Like Portraits?
2021-11-27 14:30 UTC by French la Vie

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Obviously this is my favorite.

               

Once Upon a Time...
2021-11-26 10:51 UTC by French la Vie

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Once upon a time, I stopped using plastic.

Once upon a time, I only used two gallons of water a day, I was obsessed with every drop of water.

Once upon a time, I stopped buying new clothes and adhered to slow fashion.

Once upon a time, I walked if the distance was less than three miles away.

Once upon a time, I only ate food that was grown...

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Thanksgiving
2021-11-25 09:17 UTC by French la Vie

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We miss you.

 

My Mother prepares the Thanksgiving meal.

Every year one of the traditional things that she makes are butter cookies that she cuts out with a red cookie cutter that is shaped like a turkey.

Setting the table she adds one of the turkey cut-out cookies to each of the plates.

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My brother Marty would traditionally sneak...

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Home
2021-11-24 09:25 UTC by French la Vie

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What speaks my mother's kitchen to me:

- The sugar bowl and spoon, the exact same one since forever, in the exact same place in the cupboard.

- The small old dust brooms laced on a rod for a kitchen curtain.

- The pull-out cutting board.

- The tin cup sitting on the counter that she drinks from everyday.

- The chocolate chips...

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Iron Lace Work in Paris
2021-11-23 09:35 UTC by French la Vie

 

For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then.

While walking to and from Chelsea's family's apartment to our apartment in Paris I spotted this amazing protective iron gate, it looked to be a permenate piece.

Unfortunately, and often while I am walking I...

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Beaujolais Nouveau
2021-11-22 09:49 UTC by French la Vie

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Beaujolais Nouveau, is the first wine of the season to be uncorked. It is a big deal in France. An honored tradition. Every year on the third Thursday of November, you can hear Beaujolais Nouveau being poured, followed by a lively conversation about this years grapes. Predictions are set in place regarding the flavor of Beaujolais Nouveau as...

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Beauty on thé Streets and at the Fleamarket
2021-11-21 09:04 UTC by French la Vie

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-11-21
2021-11-21 05:00 UTC

  1. Olivia
  2. www.papillesetpupilles.fr/2015/09/la-buche-de-noel-de-la-reserve-paris-hotel-and-spa.html
  3. Au Bain Marie in Paris
  4. www.theartwolf.com/landscapes/cezanne-montagne-sainte-victoire.htm
  5. Cordoue Incredible Find

What Would You Add?
2021-11-20 10:05 UTC by French la Vie

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A Story Of Survival
2021-11-20 09:52 UTC by French la Vie

Thank you Andrea Waltzer Hames for sharing this with me on FB

 

In Crown Heights, there was a Jew, Yankel, who owned a bakery.
He survived the camps. He once said, “You know why it is that I’m alive today? I was a kid,...

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Olivia
2021-11-19 08:49 UTC by French la Vie

xxoxoxo

xoxoxo

 

Olivia the easy birth baby.

who sleeps eats, poops, and repeats.

Cries rarely.

I have only heard her cry twice, once was right before these photos 

were taken and that is why I am laughing, as it was so surreal to hear her cry...

What? Is she ...

"A real baby?"

Four weeks old.

 

              

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The Painting
2021-11-18 08:16 UTC by French la Vie

 

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Today at an auction house I spotted this painting, or I should say I spotted the detail that I liked about the painting… The ribbon on the foot. For me just painting the foot with a rivet would have been enough.

 

Today at an auction house I spotted this painting, or I should say I spotted the detail that I liked...

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Signs of Love
2021-11-17 07:32 UTC by French la Vie

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No questions asked

No reason nor explanation 

 

Just taking it when I see it

holding it to be true

 

You are here that’s all that matters

You brought a smile to my face and I thank you for that

 

Spiritual love is real

Letting the heart be open to it 

 

               

Healing Love Prayer
2021-11-16 09:52 UTC by French la Vie

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so true

so lovely

so simply powerful

remembering that most hold suffering silently 

I hope I can be the friend who notices and helps.

 

Photo message by Instagram Bethany Ciotola

 

               

Baby Love
2021-11-15 09:38 UTC by French la Vie

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Baby Love 

Olivia three weeks old.

               

Rarely Has This Ever Happened
2021-11-14 21:01 UTC by French la Vie

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Went to a flea market today which isn’t unusual for me …

but the prices were absolutely ridiculous,

I wouldn’t pay those prices at a brocante let alone at a flea market where one expects to pay less.

Nevertheless, there were some lovely surprises including their price points.

First time I walked away empty handed. 

 

...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-11-14
2021-11-14 05:00 UTC

  1. Olivia
  2. www.victorianpassage.com/2009/07/unfolding_the_mysteries_of_sea.php
  3. courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/collection/impressionism-post-impressionism/paul-cezanne-mount-sainte-victoire-with-a-large-pine
  4. Au Bain Marie in Paris
  5. Cordoue Incredible Find

Tell Someone
2021-11-13 20:09 UTC by French la Vie

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Via Adrian Michael Greene on Instagram 

               

Encore Golden
2021-11-12 22:25 UTC by French la Vie

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Autumn Walkabout
2021-11-11 20:22 UTC by French la Vie

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Season’s constant change

Autumn’s golden crown

Was once Spring’s fertile green

now falling leaves dance around my feet.

 

               

Good Ideas for Future Challenges
2021-11-10 20:40 UTC by French la Vie

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Wow, thank you for the good ideas for future challenges ❤️
Flowers are easy because they are everywhere, plus I had/have years of photos of flowers on file and as Susan commented flowers are happy and bright. I do not know if I could post hands or smiles everyday for a year… but wouldn’t that be lovely?

Of course antiques would be...

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A Flower a Day
2021-11-08 22:34 UTC by French la Vie

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In 2020 I started to post a flower a day on my FB as a way to share faith, hope, love, and thanks.

As a way to dilute the negativity that was around us.

so far I have posted a flower photo each day for

1 year and 229 days.

Why flowers and not brocante is because I started posting flowers when I was stuck in California due to...

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What One Can Find at the Brocante
2021-11-08 22:06 UTC by French la Vie

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What you can find at the brocante  if truth be told is pure delight

the possibilities are endless and surprising.

There are miles and miles of fairs and stacks of boxes and places to go all over France.

The list of things one can find is from simple everyday pieces to the rare and unusual and often at an affordable price.

A...

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French Antique Guessing Game Answer
2021-11-07 22:08 UTC by French la Vie

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The Guesses as always are either so clever, or creative, or funny, and this time a correct answer too!

Here are a few guesses

Diogenes said:
A 19th century contact lens holder?,
 
So clever!
 
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Sue H said:
Storage for emergency chocolate
 
Oh but too small to satisfy!
 
...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-11-07
2021-11-07 04:00 UTC

  1. Olivia
  2. willows95988.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/img_1447_2.jpg
  3. Meanwhile Sacha was Working on a Documentary
  4. French Love Letters
  5. courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/collection/impressionism-post-impressionism/paul-cezanne-mount-sainte-victoire-with-a-large-pine

French Antique Guessing Game
2021-11-06 22:16 UTC by French la Vie

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French Antique Guessing Game

I saw this small circular wooden box and had to ask the dealer what it was. Inside the box was a smooth agate that had a tiny bowl-like center.

"Agate enhances mental function, improves concentration, enhances the perception and analytical abilities.
It is a soothing and calming gemstone that heals...

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Cassis on thé Sea
2021-11-05 21:53 UTC by French la Vie

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A few weeks ago as the seasons were changing places.

a moment was shared with our friends Laurie-Annya and Ian in Cassis

Crystal blue

a few puff clouds

smooth sea.

 

 

 

 

               

Love Like That
2021-11-04 08:20 UTC by French la Vie

 

 

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(Via Christine La Monte’s FB)

 

 

               

Where to Aim
2021-11-03 21:07 UTC by French la Vie

                              

at the bull's eye?

In the center of the matter?

Or possibly, far away in case, one misses

nothing will be injured?

Do you take a chance on love, do you give it open-handedly, is it a game,...

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Louis Sixteenth Going Strong
2021-11-02 21:51 UTC by French la Vie

 

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This is a Louis 16th sofa leg, without a ribbon around its knee.

 

The real thing, standing strong even though it hasn't exercised in years.

What is its secret?

The leg is steady on its heel and stands as straight

 as the day it was carved.

How many sofa legs can stand up to that claim?

...

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Look What the Neighbors are Throwing Out
2021-11-01 20:29 UTC by French la Vie

Look What the Neighbors are Throwing Out

 

Okay, from now on I am going to post things that I see people are throwing out on the street.

Hence, the title "Look what my Neighbors are throwing out."

Spotted these on the street in Paris.

Mid-century reproduction of the classic frog chairs, yes that is what they are called:

"Fauteuil Crapaud"

usually, the feet are not seen as...

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P.S.
2021-10-31 22:17 UTC by French la Vie

Just for the record about Sacha doing that jump on the edge… the other day while working on a documentary.

I said to him,

”Are you trying to scare me?”

He replied, “Yes!”

in which I said,

”Well, you did. Please don’t do that again!”

Sacha reassured me that the photo made it look worse than it was.

" Yeah right," I replied,...

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2021-10-31 04:00 UTC

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  2. Olivia
  3. Divine
  4. Hanging Out with This Boylo
  5. Gabriel Adores Olivia

French la Vie Journeys for 2022
2021-10-30 11:07 UTC by French la Vie

 

French La Vie Brocante trips

 

 FRENCH la Vie dates for 2022 

 

Thank you thank you thank you! The dates for the French la Vie 2022 are full. We are going to have fun and I bet you won’t want to go home xxx

 

For the love of brocante and discovering Provence through the lens of  antiquing.

 

French La Vie Brocante trips

 

April 21st -...

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Burst of Autumn’s Glory
2021-10-29 21:31 UTC by French la Vie

2 Rue des Hospitalières Saint-Gervais, 75004 Paris
  
in the Marais
every Autumn

a spectacular nature show

at

Marianne restaurant

2 Rue des Hospitalières Saint-Gervais, 75004 Paris

 

              

Notre Dame Report by "The Curbed"
2021-10-28 21:39 UTC by French la Vie

My cousin Joan sent me this article. I hope you will enjoy it.

 

The Curbed ——

 

 Text Shawn Mc Creesh by Photos by Greg Khan

 

“I started getting calls as soon as the fire was put out,” said Rick Brown, standing on the lawn at Catholic University the other day. Brown and his wife, Laura, are the co-founders...

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Divine
2021-10-27 21:12 UTC by French la Vie

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Meanwhile Sacha was Working on a Documentary
2021-10-26 21:07 UTC by French la Vie

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team

 

Sacha worked on a documentary, though I cannot say much more than that.

He went to Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. These are a handful of photos

he shared on his instagram.

His energy and longing to work in cinema is a reality. How often do we get to do 

what we love and be good at...

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You Know What I Am Going to Post
2021-10-25 21:39 UTC by French la Vie

b. Olivia

 

As one can imagine I am gaga over this new little person.

When comparing the two loves

One seems extra tiny and the other oversize.

Everyone is doing well.

Olivia was born in a bathtub at a natural birthing clinic in Paris

where Gabriel was born.

Chelsea's birth story can be summed up like this:

Fast, painless, unless you count two...

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Hanging Out with This Boylo
2021-10-24 08:54 UTC by French la Vie

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-10-24
2021-10-24 04:00 UTC

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  2. Someone was Born Today
  3. Cordoue Incredible Find
  4. Au Bain Marie in Paris
  5. Chelsea and Company

Olivia
2021-10-23 20:18 UTC by French la Vie

xoxo

o-li-via in French

Photo by Chelsea

              

Gabriel Adores Olivia
2021-10-22 19:40 UTC by French la Vie

Gabriel Adores Olivia

A happy little family.

Gabriel adores Olivia.

 

When Gabriel started to consume solids I would say,

"Mmm, mmm, mmm, yummy for the tummy."

Gabriel started to say this too, especially when something was extra delicious.

He refers to being hungry, or wanting something to eat as, "Yum".

When Gabriel first saw his mother he let out a...

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Someone was Born Today
2021-10-21 21:04 UTC by French la Vie



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Five Seconds with Gabriel at the Park
2021-10-20 21:01 UTC by French la Vie

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Climbs up the wooden playground structure.

 

 

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Takes it in.

 


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In that sponge-like brain, he soaks it in

Sound, color, elements, people's expressions, he feels the energy, processes, absorbs.

Because every second is a learning moment and play is important.

 

 

G

 

...

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Chelsea and Company
2021-10-19 21:57 UTC by French la Vie

xoxo

 

xoxo

Any day now someone will be with us.

p.s. Gabriel is not resting on her belly-

I have asked Chelsea how she can hold him in such a way and she reassured me that she is holding him up.

I can barely lift Gabriel.

Chelsea holds Gabriel often saying soon my baby won’t look so little when a tiny baby comes,

“I am cherishing these...

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Au Bain Marie in Paris
2021-10-18 21:21 UTC by French la Vie

Au Bain Marie in Paris

 

As I am in Paris counting down the days before the baby arrives with Chelsea and Co.

I am rediscovering old haunts and new wonders. Au Bain Marie

(A bain-marie, a type of heated bath, is a piece of equipment used in science, industry, and cooking to heat

materials gently or to keep materials warm over a period of time. A bain-marie is...

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