11 May 2010

France jour 5 - the girls go brocanting!

I think we shall call day five "le jour de Kasey" as it seems I have a number of photos of her. And honestly, could this girl not be a supermodel? I mean, really. She is so. incredibly. comfortable. in front of the camera. This would be one area where we are NOT alike... Thus, endless darling photos of her~

Jour 5 was brocante day! We ventured about 45 minutes away to Isle sur la Sorgue - the *most charming* little town in the south of France. It was a gorgeous day and perfect for perusing fabulous old treasures.

We had such fun, found some wonderful items to bring home, and then enjoyed a fabulous lunch. The outdoor dining area was situated right on the river - beautiful blue water flowing by. We were entertained by a very animated accordion player who seemed to really enjoy his job!

After our lunch, our glass of wine, and our cafe creme, we wandered the streets taking photos and peeking into various little shops. I think we could have stayed there for days - it was that cute~

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that while I did the driving, Kasey was definitely the calm voice of reason. I admit, I will, on the *rare* occasion, get slightly stressy. Kasey - not so much. That is yet another reason that she is one of the perfect travel partners for me.

On our way back to the Mas, we stopped in St. Remy to walk around and - yes - take more photos. We headed into the first patisserie to buy a treat for ourselves - and met this darling garçon. He was so lovely and happy to pose for photos for us~ He was friendly and had the cutest smile. What is it about those french men...?

St. Remy is an absolutely fabulously sweet little village. It has gorgeous buildings with beautiful doors and windows. It has cute shops, delicious patisseries, and even the people are darling. If we hadn't already fallen in love with the south of France, we did that day~

I also found my next home - right in the very center of St. Remy. They were even kind enough to have my car parked and waiting for me. Aannd... it matches the shutters. I know, perfect. I would look fabulous driving that car!


paige said...

i have loved peeking into your travels!
both of you are just loads of fun!

Simone said...

Wonderful photos Kim, St Remy is just as gorgeous as I imagined!

Love your new header too, the middle image is perfect xoxo

Meg Mitchell said...

What a wonderful day you both had in such a picturesque village. Fun photos.

Florence said...

Oh so fun and so quaint. Love it all. Florence

Miss Sew & So said...

am in heaven with those beautiful photos- & how beautiful is the south of france...i have incredible photos of my 3 much smaller bambino's there- wonderful memories...and the *images* are endless....
melissa x

ps -if you don't take that house with the blue shutters...let me know 'cause we will!

manon 21 said...

c'est drôle de voir le café déco de l'isle sur la sorgue dans ton univers!!
C'est là que je bois mon café quand je vais chiner....



vicki archer said...

I am so happy you two had fun.....xvcens

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VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dear Kim!-)*

You has amazingly beautiful days in Franse...These photos just beyond lively,SO good!!!


Amanda said...

Looks like one of those days you never want to end!

Martha said...

I love seeing all of your photos of your trip...it just looks so fun and beautiful!!!

Paris Atelier said...

Oh My Goodness! I don't know what I love more the images or imagining myself there! Just beautiful.

Kasey said...

i'm totally guilty for stealing photos right off your blog.
i hope you are okay with that.
Do you care if i print some?
I promise not to sell any...they are just for my personal use.

Privet and Holly said...

My goodness, these shots are all gorgeous, as is Kasey and the French man! And I'm SO in love with the shuttered house and the matching car--divine!!! Perfect pick me up for me today as it is quite grey, cold, rainy and dreary here and NOTHING like ST. REMY {big sigh}!!! Thanks for whisking me away, for a few minutes : ) xx P&H

Obee Designs said...

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I have always loved your blog since I started blogging and have been a follower of yours for quite sometime. So when I received a blog award, naturally I thought of passing it on to you! Come over and check it out:)
Have a great day!

LuLu said...

Charming!!!! Seeing this through your lens is beautiful,

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Truly, the trip of a lifetime!
And how wonderful to share it with such a dear friend....who also happens to be a cute-as-a-button photo subject!

Have a great week,

lisaroy said...

What gorgeous photos - she looks so at home in all of them! aaaahhhh, Isle sur la Sorgue - we were there about 10 years ago and it was divine! And I bought a tablecloth exactly like the linen one you showed! It was an amazing trip - thanks for bringing me back to some amazing memories. xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous shots for a really gray day. Especially THE South of France!!! Love the matching car and house!!

Jane XO

Heidi said...

Oh what lovely photos,and such a beautiful place. Thank you for taking me along for a short visit. It is really nice to experience France through your wonderful posts!
Heidi -Heart and Home

FrenchBlue said...

OMG Kim! I have just fallen in LOVE too!! Those colors of blue and gray are so fresh yet so old! That food! Please tell me what are those white and linen cloths that Kassey is holding near the Deco Cafe? Are they table clothes or pillows or throws?? Did you get one? LOVE THEM AND HAVE TO HAVE ONE!!
Thanks again for sharing the BEST!

Dreamy Whites said...

I love reading about your adventures in France! All of your photos are amazing. It makes me want to be there so bad. The architecture is amazing. You are right about Kasey being a natural in front of the camera. She is way too cute!
And those soaps, I would love to have an entire box full.
It must have been so hard not to come home with an entire container full of treasures. : ))
Will you be putting any of these photographs in your shop??

Hope you are having a great evening!
Take Care,

Teresa said...

That lunch by the river looks divine! Your entire trip looks divine!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Kim
Love all your gorgeous photos of France.. boy .. brings back many memories of my own travels.. and now I have the bug again... Love that 2nd last shot with the blue shutters and Oh.. that blue car... I want it too.. Well Kasey certainly is a natural. I feel much better being firmly planted on the other side of the camera!!

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes... very sweet... all you lovely bloggers made my day even more special.. xxx Julie

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh bliss, if I wish hard enough will I be there!

Yes she could be a model, look at those cute legs in that gorgeous skirt.

Mmm the food looks good too.

Have been catching up and just adore your 501st post, the photos are totally gorgeous honey.

hugs DJ

Clementina said...

Bellissime immagini , grazie per avermi fatto viaggiare! Clementina

La Borda Bleu said...

thanks for sharing your trip with us!! delightful pics!
xoxo's nancy

Julie said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful day! So glad you shared these...I want to go!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh yes I will move right into the house with matching car too!

beachhouse etc. said...

wishin i was there...suzanne

BTW did anybody ever mention you have the prettiest most perfect french name???

Jenea said...

Your trip is like something unreal, fantastic! Very beautiful moments from your life! ;)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Lord have mercy, move over, girl, I could LOVE my life living in that darling house with the blue shutters and Peugot! St. Remy is so fun, isn't it? One of my aunts used to live there part time, a gorgeous place. Happy weekend, bisous, Lidy


This is precious, wish I had been there too.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos of your awesome trip! I wish I were there! It looks lovely! Enjoy!
xoxo Beth

lisa golightly said...

Kim, I am just eating all of these pictures up ! So fun imagining to be there with you. XO Lisa