Sunday Morning Coffee, Vintage Shopping, and Some Bad Luck

Most of you are aware that I returned from France earlier in the week. We went to Provence on a vintage shopping trip and it was amazing.

But it’s also wonderful to be home. I have had jet lag and have gotten very comfortable reading on my kindle at night when sleep is not an option.

And then I experienced some bad luck.

French Lavender and a Brocante Store
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Most of my vintage shopping purchases from France are unpacked and now I am dealing with something else. The dreaded virus. Yup.

It started with the cough, then the fever, a sore throat, a killer migraine, and more. I am not surprised I caught it, but I am surprised it hit me so hard since I have had two vaccines and two boosters.

Fortunately, my doctor got me some pretty strong medicines and I am feeling better. But I will be taking it easy for the next couple of weeks.

Doctors orders. So if I miss a blog post here and there, you will know why.

The Town of Apt 1

I thought I might share a few more photos from our France trip. It really was wonderful.

Day in Provence

I love these jars I found at a vintage shopping flea market.

A Day in Provence

Something New

Provence Antique Market

As you all know, I did quite a bit of vintage shopping while we were in Provence. How could I avoid all of the treasures at the French Flea markets? I bought so many great things and I love that they have all found a temporary home. Why did I say temporary?

Because most of the items are for the beach house and they will all get moved there when we are done with construction.

I had planned on styling some of my French purchases in the house to share today, but my plans got sidetracked. As soon as I am feeling up to it I will get some photos to share.

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My Favorite Room This Week

My favorite room this week is my craft room. You might remember that I bought a lot of linens in France. Some are beautiful and are stored away in the butler’s pantry.

But many of the linens I bought are to use to make some welcome bags for the beach house.

When we were in France these amazing bags hung on our doors each day and every morning they contained fresh croissants! I loved the idea so much that I decided to buy linens in France and make my own!

Settling In on Our First Day in Provence France.

As soon as I got home from France I cleaned out my Craft Room and set up everything I need to make these linen bags.

I promise to share with you how I made them. Just give me a week or so to get started.


I love this 4th of July Fruit Tart that my friend Janine at Happy Happy Nester shared.

I think you might like this post titled the Most Common Questions About Flowers.


Last week I shared some fun patriotic ideas and our vintage shopping trip in Provence.


Martha shared 25 Frosty Treats That All Start with Store-Bought Ice Cream this week. Ok, so how brilliant is that?



This is where I normally list what will be on the blog next week. But after the last few days, I haven’t quite figured out what I will be blogging about next week.


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  1. Leslie, I am so sorry you are under the weather with this crazy virus! Please be sure you get plenty of rest so you will feel better soon. Thoughts and prayers are with you!! Also love all the wonderful things you have posted so far regarding your trip to Provence.

  2. Leslie, so sorry to read of your illness. Your health is priceless. As much as we all reading your wonderful blogs everyday, I’m sure we all agree that you must take care of yourself first and foremost. There will be plenty of time for all of us to enjoy your blogs in future. For now, please take care of yourself. This is a nasty virus with some horrible long term effects if you do not heed your physician’s advice.

    Will keep you in my thoughts. Sending positive vibes your way.

  3. Leslie,

    I was wondering about you as you never miss a day of posting. I hope you get plenty of rest and feel well soon!

  4. So very sorry to hear this, Leslie. Please take care of yourself and get plenty of rest, nothing is more important than your health! You will be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. 🤗🤗

  5. Get better real soon. I have been very lucky so far & have not gotten it. You get as much rest as you can because your health is so darn important to your family, friends and followers. Take care.

  6. Sorry about the virus. Remember, the v*accine doesn’t keep you from getting it. It hopefully just makes it not so bad. And looking on the bright side, I’m so thankful you did not get it while ON the trip. Now THAT would have been awful to be away from home, sick and not able to enjoy your trip. Praying that you are feeling back to 100% soon. Take care. Your readers will be here when you feel like getting back to it here.

  7. I’m so glad you had a lovely trip. And made beautiful memories. Love the ideal of the diy bags. Prayers for a fast recovery.

  8. So sorry to hear you have the virus. I hope you will rest as your doctor has said. Prayers you’ll be feeling better soon. Thank you for sharing your trip it’s been fun seeing the Instagram post !

  9. Please take care of yourself, that is your only job until you feel better!
    Thanks for letting us know.

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