A Week in Provence France and Sunday Morning Coffee

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I am on my way to Provence France today! I will be spending ten days in France on a vintage flea market and antique shopping trip.

And I cannot wait! This trip is going to be wonderful and I am so excited and promise to share everything about this trip. I will be blogging daily about the trip and sharing stories and updates on my Instagram the entire time. Be sure to follow me @my100yearoldhome so you don’t miss anything.

Provence France
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Thanks for joining me for Sunday morning coffee. Today I am sharing my weekly thoughts about entertaining, decor, crafts, recipes, and my trip to France!

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So how did this amazing trip to France come about?

I am traveling with my best friend Maryliz (who also works with me full-time). We have worked so hard this past year which led me to the conclusion that we needed to take a field trip.

And the best field trip I could think of was vintage fleamarket shopping in France.

I booked us on a small group tour with Tracey at French Larkspur. Her tours sound amazing, are very small, and I love the fact that our group will only be four guests! And I also am very happy that I didn’t have to plan a thing!

A Shopping Trip in Provence France

We will be spending our ten days in the Luberon area in the South of France. We fly into Marseilles (via London) and will be staying in a lovely apartment for the entire week. Every day we will be visiting a different area, with lots of shopping and sightseeing.

The Luberon area isn’t far from Monaco. I have been to Monaco before and it really is amazing. I should have planned a side trip but kind of missed that opportunity! Oops.

Provence France

Tracey has been in France for a few weeks and she let us know the lavender is blooming everywhere! I cannot imagine and I think it is going to be incredible. The lavender scent in the air is something I cannot wait to experience.

We fly to London today and then we fly on to Marseilles. We will arrive on Monday evening, stay in Marseilles for the night, and then head to our apartment and start shopping on Tuesday!

Provence France

Maryliz and I have been spending a lot of time preparing for this trip. We have blog posts ready for the days we are traveling and then all of our content everywhere will be about our Provence trip.

I must admit I have found some amazing items that I am taking on my trip. I haven’t traveled internationally in a long time and can’t believe how many improvements there are on some of these items!

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Ok. I wanted to give you a heads up.

When I get back from France, I have some really big news to share.

And that’s all I am saying for now. Hmmm…

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My Favorite Room This Week

Pink Rug in the Carriage House

Our Carriage House is located in our backyard and it’s such a nice spot for entertaining and creativity. Sometimes I spend a few hours out here brainstorming and creating content for my blog.

We have had a lot of fun dinner parties out here. One time I had a big dinner planned in the middle of our backyard but it rained. At the last minute, we were able to move the party inside the Carriage House. But we left the large doors open and watch the rain coming down outside.

It was magical!

New Space for Flower Design

This is where we do all of our flower arrangements. I created this space and it is nice to have the flower arranging out here and not in the house!

Farmhouse Dining Room

The table and chairs are a flea market find from Roundtop and the vases are calf buckets. They are vintage and are buckets that were used to feed baby cows!


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This week is going to be so amazing! We are starting off with some fun summer drink recipes and from then on we will be sharing our trip to Provence France! We will have lots of shopping and wonderful experiences to share. I cannot wait.


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15 Comments

  1. Have a wonderful time in France Leslie. I cannot wait to see all the wonderful Parisian treasures you find. Safe travels.

  2. I will be living vicariously through you as you travel. This has always been on my bucket list. Travel safe and have a great trip.

  3. Hello Leslie. I love getting your daily emails! They’re always so inspiring. I must tell you though, the ads are quite annoying. They block your content and when I try to click on the small “X”, it takes me to whatever that particular ad is peddling. Very frustrating. I realize that ads are a necessary evil but c’mon! Could they be relocated somewhere else on your post?
    Have a wonderful time in France! Cannot wait to hear all about it. ❤️

  4. Have a wonderful trip you two. I’m jealous. I love France. One of my favorite places in the UK. You’re a tease. Can’t wait to hear whatever it is you’re going to share with us.
    Again, have a fabulous trip and stay safe.

    1. Have a great trip! Something I’ve always wanted to do. I look forward to your emails. Please also share what you wear each day and what you see French women wearing, just in case I need to start packing! Stay safe!

  5. Leslie,
    I envy you! We lived in Switzerland for 8 years, plan to return to old stomping grounds some day. You will have a wonderful time. Bring back lots of goodies and ideas, can’t wait to see all your exciting finds!! Stay safe.

  6. Leslie~What an incredible adventure lies ahead! I’m sure there were lots of tearful goodbyes. What a great opportunity & such fun to share with your best friend. Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous finds and hearing all about your trip. Enjoy every minute and stay safe.

  7. Have a fantastic trip girls! Provance is gorgeous and so different from California! You’re going to love it! I sure did! Although I’m sure it’s changed alit since I was there many years ago! Also looking forward to seeing all the treasures you get!! And hearing the big news!

    Safe travels!!

    Allison

  8. Have a wonderful time, I hope you brought a big empty suitcase. Enjoy all the sights, smells and shopping. Can’t wait to follow along. Safe travels.

  9. Have a great trip. Can’t wait to see all your pics. And you don’t have to worry about a covid test to get back to the US!!!

  10. Have a safe trip filled with adventure and good finds! I will definitely be waiting to read your post! France is definitely on my bucket list! My family is from the northern Normandy area but southern France is a beautiful must see!

  11. Best wishes for your trip. Have you got a list of items you will be looking for? What if you find something “large” that you truly love, will you have it shipped? As above, how can you limit your purchases to an extra suitcase????? Have fun!

  12. Have a wonderful trip and create many adventues. Safe travel and God bless and watch over you both.

  13. Have a wonderful trip, Leslie! I wish I was tagging along, I know you will find fabulous things to bring home. Can’t wait to follow along on your adventure in France. Safe travels!

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