{Day 4…..Part II}


After our morning woading vintage and new linens we were greeted with a beautiful tea.



Picnik collagetea

Luckily my new friend Alexis and I were the first to notice the table and all the gorgeous china and we were quickly taking photos before anyone else arrived.


Even as I look at all the photos now it is hard to truly believe that I was in France a little more than a week ago.


We were so lavished with beauty that you can only hope to take even a fraction of that beauty home with you and continue it in your own life.




The linens on the table and many of the vintage china pieces were the chateau owner, Lizzie's, mother's.

Even our beautiful server, Cory, looked the part.


The funniest part of the tea was that Michelle, Alexis and I all thought the gorgeous daybed looked like the best seat in the house and hurried to make sure we got it.

When we sat down  (sunk WAY down is more like it) we quickly realized that our chins were level with the table and we felt like little children at the tea.

That is what you get for being all selfish!

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  1. Theresa

    I am enjoying your posts about your amazing trip so much! The photos along with your descriptions of everything makes me feel like I was along for the ride. Even the treasures you brought home would have been choices I would have picked! To go on a trip to a beautiful place and then be able to shop and create beautiful things… perfect. Thanks for sharing all of this with us, I look forward to more! Theresa

  2. Sarah/Brown Dog Studio

    So I’m drooling over all of the gorgeous photos and the experience in general! Hope you found lots to eat in France…my kids keep asking what goodies they’ll find next spring when our family embarks on our trip:)

  3. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    That looks like a dream. And the server looks right out of a movie. She’s gorgeous! Wowza:) I want her dress and that hat…not that I could pull it off. But oh one can dream!!!

  4. lissa

    i probably would’ve run to that seat too! You all look so cute. what amazing experiences you got to have!

  5. Lara

    What a gorgeous magazine-esque setting you’ve got there..wow.
    I love.need.want that HAT on Cory—dreamy, dreamy.
    My husband sat in the vintage crib on my porch and almost busted through the bottom…that’s what I get for letting a giant in my cute little “dolly land”. Needless to say, it did help my quest for vintage gear in our house! ha!

  6. LuLu

    WOW WOW WOW what a fantastic setting!! What a memory that will be with you forever. Your pictures are Beautiful!!!! And the hat on Cory is to die for!!!!!!!

  7. anne marie

    perfect table setting!! great ideas going through my mind right now!!! thanks Jeanne 🙂
    and you look so pretty btw.

  8. amy

    the most beautiful tea i have every seen, jeanne. and to think that you got to be in the midst of it all. i am so happy that you got to enjoy france and your chateau so thoughtfully and beautifully care for you all!

  9. Suz Reaney

    When I look at your pictures and I am bubbling over with awe, peace, joy and smiles.
    Thanks for the gift of sharing!

  10. pamelajane

    Such gorgeous photos of gorgeous settings! Last July with Kaari, we ate almost all our meals on the veranda (or in the adjacent dining room when necessary) — it’s so wonderful to see how Lizzie has decided to use more of that wonderful property to her advantage. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Miriam

    Really enjoying all your great pics from France. What an awesome way to experience that place! I was in France a couple years ago, but didn’t get to see it like that….
    thanks for sharing! Makes me want to go again!

  12. Jillayne

    I agree with you – it does “look” like the best seat! What an amazing experience you have had – you may not be able to “bring home” all the ideas, but what you experienced will change you for always – it’s about just taking the time… I bet enjoying that beautiful tea is one special memory you will definitely incorporate into your life!

  13. molly

    your photos are so spectacular…even though we were at the same place, i feel like you captured things i’ve never been able to. so good to see it all thru your eyes.

  14. Martha

    that is the best tea I have ever seen!!! Love how Cory looked the part too…how wonderful you got some great photos before anyone else arrived…oh my

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