Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A touch of France and visiting Tournus . . . . . . . .


Bringing angels home from France - a find at the brocante in Carcassonne.


The ex voto on the little velvet pillow with golden tassels is new - found in
 a small shop in the crypt of the ancient Romanesque St. Philibert Abbey in
 Tournus - a beautiful ancient former Benedictine Abbey, c. 950.
My dining room display is just about complete - how much more can I cram
in here. Of course, with the holiday season waiting in the wings (no pun intended)
I will be tweaking it somewhat, adding the santos' golden wings, and
some Christmas greenery and sparkle later.

St. Philibert Abbey, Tournus


The reposing cherub was a sweet gift from my friend Sharon from Blackpool, 
England who was traveling with us - she snapped it up at a 'vide grenier' 
(street market) alongside the river at Tournus.

Around Tournus



11 comments:

  1. Wouldn't I love to stroll into any one of those shops and restaurants! Lovely photos, all, Mary. They give a real sense of Tournus.
    I look forward to seeing more of your dining room as THE season approaches.

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  2. I just love the window with the lace curtain! It's perfect! Thank you for sharing your travels with us and for the beautiful pictures.

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  3. Wonderful photos, Mary, as always. So much to see and absorb! The first photo really caught my attention too...an amazing little scene, it speaks so much to me. I have been enjoying your posts.

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  4. What a wonderful place. I love seeing it through your eyes.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  5. As always, lovely pictures. I love architectural pictures. It hints at the personality of the community. Lovely!

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  6. I want to be there. Beautiful!!! Lovely collection of angel memorabilia. Love the window in the background too. I was just planning a window for my mantel for the holidays. What treasures you have. I just love seeing your artistry in decorating.

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  7. Exquisite! I ALWAYS love seeing your photos from your travels. Thank you!

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  8. Wonderful photos! I love France. It's always great to travel and stroll!

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  9. I daydream about moving to France and having a house ... and going to the shops and markets and buying shutters and pottery etc.
    I might have to find a very rich old man lol .... or win the lottery ..

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  10. Stunning photos, Mary, so full of beauty and romance.
    Amalia
    xo

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  11. Dear Mary, I love this post. The colors are so soft and beautiful. You have the Artists eye and combine that with your considerable photographic skills, and you end up with a most stunning post. Thank you for sharing your last trip to Europe with us.

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