It's that wanderlust time of year, when Spring trips are often planned. Go or no? Europe is quite expensive, VERY expensive. In terms of shopping there are no bargains to be found anymore, even at the fleas. The dollar is weak, we all know that. We are all being frugal, I know that!
Over there I feel so at home...especially in the City Of Light where summers of my youth had been spent with ma famille francaise. I never ever get tired of going, who would....however ~this year, not sure just yet, will see. Thinking, thinking, realist or dreamer?
Que sera, sera...
Last year under the grey, gray skies
Practical necessities dictate. We are spending a good chunk of change on this;
A new roof
It had to be done
We are officially dried in, and yes....for the minute or so that I shot this photo ~ the sun WAS out!
They should be starting to install the new roof tiles sometime this week. The color is called French grey, mais bien sur!
Next comes all new windows. Ka ching, ka ching
So while I determine what our budget will allow and dream of France once again....here are some photos to share with you that I shot on this GREY DAY.
Grey decor inspiration~Grey/gray.....how do YOU like to spell it?
A couple of my favorite books on French decor
Large French style zinc crown. You can find these available HERE
Some of my furniture that has been painted grey over the years, mostly by me. I use a multi layering dry brush technique
As much as I love neutrals, for me a bit of color is necessary to brighten up my world. Not too over the top, I prefer subdued. Since we DO live in Miami, orchids are everywhere and at great prices. It's important to add your own touch and flair in mixing it up! Vintage clocks all in non working order, collected over the years. See the silhouette? Our daughters when they were kiddoes.
I wear so much grey! Since my birthday is coming up Thursday.....I treated myself to this shirt on Saturday at Anthropologie. Speaking of...................
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Love from here to all......I hope that you have an inspiring week!