Life Needs Beauty

I love the details.

I love the little extra touches in this world.


I love color, good food, fabrics, architecture, friendship, laughter, exploring.


I love vintage treasures.


I love the search for those treasures.


Awhile ago I told you of my heartbreak that a trip was sold out.


This weekend I received an email from Kaari Meng letting me know that they are taking deposits for the next trip in July and that it would be open to the public come Monday.


Well….I am going this time.

My deposit has been made and I can't wait to enjoy the beauty that the South of France holds.


To make things even more incredible…….

my friend Jackie will be on this trip with me.

After my time at the Chateau Dumas my husband will meet me in Paris for a romantic rendezvous:-)


My cup runneth over.

My Grandma used to always say that when things were almost too good for words.

When your heart is so full of blessings.

That is how I feel!!! 

Now…I need to work on my French and TRY to be patient for July!

The food.

The chateau.

The company.

The fabrics.

The wine.

The flea markets.

Have I ever told you that I am not a patient person?

I think we may be eating Ramen for awhile to pay for this trip and Anthropologie-it was nice knowing you!

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  1. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    How absolutely exciting for you, Jeanne! I’m SO happy for you – you will have an incredible time, I’m very sure of that. p.s. everyone at the flea markets in Texas loved your ruffle tote and my custom badge. I even got to meet The Flying Bee there because she had the same tote! Sometimes it’s just a small, stylish world, isn’t it?

  2. kasey

    I can’t wait to hear all about it.!!
    Bryan and i are headed in June and then Bryan will head home and kim will arrive…and we will explore for another week.
    our little dreams are happening!!

  3. Brandie

    Oh Jeanne, that is amazing! I am absolutely green right now. I try to tell myself that I can’t go right now anyway. I have little children who need me and once I go I might not come back;)

  4. Kimberly

    Yippy! I had read about that trip last year and thought it sounded fabulous. I can’t wait to see your photos of it when you return!!! I wish our trips overlapped and we could “do lunch” in a cafe somewhere~

  5. cowgirl

    how fun! You know, you can make Ramen noodles taste pretty good if you keep throwing stuff into the pot. But I’m jealous that you get to go to France! πŸ™‚ Want to take me with you?

  6. Jackie

    Yay!! I am so excited…I’m not patient either! That’s funny about you and Kelly – John and I were talking about the same thing…meeting up in Paris (we’ll see). Eating Ramen was how we bought our first house, and it’s still a good idea (just add veggies to the top). I’m now just throwing my catalogs out as they come in – no more shopping for now – I will save all my pennies for vintage linens at the French Flea Markets!!

  7. Tara

    I am so excited for you Jeanne, what a wonderful trip and experience and to be able to go with Jackie, makes it even more of a blessing! you better take your camera and document everything…learn French, it will get you FAR, trust me!

  8. Tracy

    Jeanne!! I couldn’t be more excited for you. France is one of my ALL-TIME favorite spots….Paris, the South – doesn’t matter. The food, the architecture, the TREASURES – old and new. The French do it well.
    I can’t wait to hear all about it – I bet July seems SO FAR away!

  9. LuLu

    Life is the best adventure!!! I’ll eat Ramen and forgo Anthro for this kinda trip!! hee hee
    it’s all good,

  10. Leah C

    Joyeux Juillet! Sounds like you’ll be one happy, happy gal when next July rolls around:) Wow…what a dreamy trip…you are so, so lucky!

  11. Alyssa

    How amazing will this trip be?!?! So lucky – you will be in bliss. I know what you mean about the ‘patience’ thing πŸ˜‰ It will go faster than you think….isn’t that what happens after you turn 30??? haha

  12. Becky

    Wow. All I can say is WOW. What an incredible blessing!! And a romantic rendevous to boot?? Does it get any better than that? Hmmm. I don’t think so!!
    You sure have me ready to see your pics when you return!! It’ll be awhile, but I’m ready!!
    My dream getaway is Italy. Maybe one day! You give me hope that’s for sure!
    Have a great Wednesday! So happy for you!

  13. Rachel

    Oh Jeanne! That is so amazingly exciting. You totally deserve this trip and I hope you have a wonderful time!
    And… I received my parcel in the mail from you yesterday. Thank you thank you thank you. I haven’t even had time to look at the book yet, but I will save it for a day when I am not so unbelievably busy and pressed with time. I kick my family out of the house, make myself a cup of tea and revel in the silence of the house and the beauty of Blogging for Bliss.
    Thank you again! XOXO

  14. paige

    girlie i am just so excited for you!
    what a fabulous trip, especially since your sweetie will hook up with you there too!!!
    i’m as inpatient about your future paris posts &images
    good bye anthro…hilarious!

  15. mkg

    This is the perfect trip for you and one worth waiting for!! I am so happy for you! Your photos are absolutely wonderful. I love the big, beautiful way you dream and live your life:)

  16. Laurel@Simply Bay's Place

    How exciting. Yep, I’d eat Ramen to go to Paris, the Anthro might be hard but I could make it work. Lucky girl.
    I thought I left you a note on your apple picking post, but I can’t find it. I’m just so happy you found Florence!!!
    Just wanted you to know and also, I nominated you for a silly award today. Come by and check it out if you would like.

  17. tracey

    That is truly amazing news Jeanne!!! I am soooooo happy for you, I just know it will be a trip of a lifetime, especially because you will spend some of it with your hubby too!
    πŸ™‚ T

  18. Judy

    I am so excited for you! and thoroughly jealous. Kaari gave a class at my last show and she was wonderful! God is good…

  19. beth

    ohh girlie !!!! i am soo excited for you , it will be amazing !!!
    can’t wait to see the adventures you and Jackie have !

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