A Trip to Provence France and Sunday Morning Coffee
A trip? It’s true! I am heading off in a few weeks for a trip to Provence France for a week of flea market shopping. How exciting is that?
I am traveling with my best friend Maryliz and we are going to shop at the flea markets in Provence France until we drop. And have lattes every morning and wine and cheese every night. And so much fun discovering Provence!
Season 2 Volume 22
Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and have fun.
A Trip to Provence France
I have always wanted to go to Provence France. And of course, if I was going to go to Provence France then I absolutely was also going to shop at the flea markets.
But did that kind of trip sound fun to the rest of my family? Not so much.
My boys like golfing trips. Hehe.
So I am going to Provence! I am traveling with my best friend Maryliz and we are not only going to enjoy France but we are going to celebrate all of the work we have accomplished at My 100 Year Old Home this past year.
Doesn’t that sound like a good reason to go to Provence France?
We leave for France two weeks from today which seems crazy! Perhaps that is because I have been planning this for a very long time.
Tracey Leber from French Larkspur is coordinating the trip and you can learn about her French vintage shopping tours here. The trip sounds amazing and is limited to four people. This means we will have the chance to learn a lot about Provence. And shopping!
Some of the villages that Tracey will be taking us to are Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Lacoste, Gordes, and Ménerbes, to name a few! The area of Provence that we will be staying in and exploring is called the Luberon. Our week will be filled with flea marketing, exploring/sightseeing days with visits to some brocante shops, and even a favorite vineyard for a tasting and lunch.
I cannot wait.
Remember the heart surgery I had in November? It was a procedure called Ablation and it was a total success.
Until this week.
Yep. It’s back and it hasn’t been fun. But I am taking some medicine and everything is under control. We will give it a few months to see if I need another surgery or if the medicine will work instead. But I have to admit it was really disappointing. I was so sure this was behind me.
But it’s ok. I have my amazing family and friends who will help me smile and laugh through this. And it’s not that big of a deal. It’s more of an inconvenience.
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Actually my favorite this week is a Project with a Lot of Rooms.
I spent the entire day at the beach house yesterday (with my best friend Maryliz) and we spent hours going through a gazillion projects. Yesterday was all about making changes to the rough electrical and plumbing, laying out furniture plans on the floors, and figuring out windows and doors.
I should probably admit this remodel is way more work than I ever expected. But it’s worth every minute, hour, day, and week of work because I think it is going to be a wonderful home for our family when it is complete
I will be sharing a blog post tomorrow about the progress of the remodel and cannot wait to share it with you.
Daily Dream Decor shares six ingenious kitchen design ideas.
Janine at Happy Happy Nester shared that Summer is here so it is time to celebrate by making these Easy Summer Drinks.
Daily Dream Decor shared Five Ideas for Decorating a Small Space
The week was all about getting ready for summer. I shared how my sisters and I made 30 centerpieces for a wedding last weekend. I also made a thrity-minute wreath and shared everything bout lemons, summer, and my potting bench. Plus I shared my favorite Summer Salad.
Martha shares her Favorite Drinks and Bites for a Summer Cocktail Hour.
We are so excited about the trip to France. Sharing everything French-inspired with you today!
Salads are the best so you might want to check out 12 Easy Summer Salad Recipes That Use The Season’s Best Ingredients.
Tomorrow I am sharing a Beach House remodel update (I know it has been a few weeks!) and then I start my Summer Decor Series. I will be sharing new summer looks in the kitchen, dining room, living room, family room and back patio. I can’t wait for you to see my new summer color palette.
- It’s Wedding Season – S2/V21
- Two Weddings – S2/V20
- Things My Mother Taught Me – S2/V19
- Ventura Beach House – S2/V18
- Our Small Beach House Remodel – S2/V17
- Vintage Charm – S2/V16
- My Happy Place – S2/V15
- Hedley & Bennett – S2/V14
- My Favorite Potting Bench – S2/V13
- All Things Gardening – S2/V12
- Farmhouse Style Modern Beachhouse – S2/V11
- Gatherings and Sunday Morning Coffee – S2/V10
- The Beach House Kitchen Remodel – S2/V9
- The Airbnb Waco Fixer Upper – S2/V8
- Hello Spring – S2/V7
- Our Family Sports Story – S2/V6
- Abstract Art – S2/V5
- Valentine’s Day Decor – S2/V4
- Winter Home Decor – S2/V3
- Winter Decor Ideas – S2/V2
- A Winter Color Palette, Season 2/Volume 1
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I am envious of your trip – this is definitely on my “bucket list”. I hope that your health improves with the medication. My husband has the same issues and more, so I can sympathize with what you are going through.
Hi Leslie –
I can commiserate about the afib, I will be hoping meds work for you & wishing you well, I know it’s not fun, nor is the dealing w it…….
But the GOOD stuff!! So jealous of your trip! But my big question – does the tour company handle shipping your finds home for you?
How wonderful. I love France and have been studying French for an hour every day since Covid started. I still have a long way to go but enjoy challenging myself. Enjoy your birthday which is looming up and have an amazing time on your trip. Can’t wait to hear about it!
I am so excited about this trip for you …and a little bit jealous! I absolutely cannot wait for photos and posts of this trip! It is a dream of mine to thrift in France! I hope you follow eileenandco and vivietmargo. They are in Provence now. Eileen lives in France and is vacationing in Provence and vivietmargo is moving there! It looks amazing! Did I mention that I am a little bit jealous?! 😂 My main question is how do you get your treasures home? I am actually jumping for joy for you and Maryliz!!
Oh, and best wishes for good health!
Oh my goodness! You will live Provance this time of year! It’s beautiful!!! I hope you have an awesome time at the flea markets and buy lots of treasures!!! But most of all, Leslie…. take care of yourself and feel better soon!
~ Can’t wait to have cyber-Sunday morning Lattes with you and Maryliz!
Have a wonderful trip, and be safe!
Can’t tell you how jealous I am! I would love to go back to France again and do all kinds of flea shopping. 😍 Hope you have a fantastic time and find lots of amazing things to bring back.
So excited for your trip! What a perfect way to celebrate your hard work! And I sincerely hope your new medication will do the trick. I just returned from France (a trip with my daughter) and it was fabulous. The Luberon was our favorite area, you are hitting up all the best spots, Gordes, Bonnieux-oh! I can’t wait to see what you find! Enjoy and take good care.
sure hope your health problems are minor, praying for you.
enjoy your trip, and try to control yourself, lol.
I’m so jealous of your up coming trip. Please keep us updated with all your treasures. Take care 💕
So happy for you to get to go to Provence. I would love that particular trip. The only problem I would have is trying to figure out how to get all the beautiful flowers home! Glad to hear your ablation was successful. I had one several years ago after putting up with arrhythmia for quite a few years. It was such a relief to get off the medication and not worry about possibly passing out while driving or having to go to the hospital to get my tachycardia under control.
Enjoy your blog so much. The posts about the weddings were so fun and beautiful.
I will be following along on Instagram to see what you are up to in Provence while being a light tint of green from envy.
Profitez de votre voyage