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,
    So sorry you are sick. Try to rest and take it easy. We will all be here when you feel better. How is Maryliz? Did she get it too? So many people are still getting this crazy covid. Rest.
    Carol Sargent

  2. I have enjoyed reading about your trip to Provence. So sorry to hear that you caught the virus. Take it easy and I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Get well soon. I am recovering from Covid after 2 vaccinations and 1 booster. I’m a wiped out. Everyday is still an effort so be kind to yourself.

    Regarding the bags you will be making for the beach house doors. I’m sure you won’t be adding croissants and pastries for you guests so what will you be adding? The idea is lovely and we have guests visiting soon and I’d like to do the same. If you don’t mind. Thanks

    1. Hope you recover from the dreaded C quickly but give yourself plenty of time to recover! It will only take you longer to get over it if you push too soon. Will still be here to see all the amazing things you did and all the wonderful goodies when you feel better. Take care of yourself!

  4. I am sorry to hear that the virus caught up with you. Rest and get well. We will all be waiting for you when you are feeling better.

  5. Leslie,

    I’m sorry you are sick…for now, the only order of business is to take care of your health! Take this time to focus on recovery so you can come back strong! We, your readers, will be here with prayers for your sound recovery, looking forward to your future blogs when you are healthy enough to produce them. Now rest, dear woman!

  6. Your shopping trip looked amazing. I regret that during my last visit to Paris I did everything, but shop. I am so sorry your are ill. Please take it slowly and recover well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful homes and talents.

  7. Oh, no! I hope you feel better soon!!!

    I loved following your trip to France! And I love all of your wonderful finds!!!

  8. Oh Leslie, what sad news that you are sick. My heart goes out to you & I can certainly empathize. It’s been just a little over a year & I’m still fighting. The lingering, on-going effects from the long-haul are a battle. If I could offer one piece of advice it would be to rest. And after that, rest some more! Take care, my friend! Enjoyed sharing the trip to France with you! It was wonderful! 🥰

  9. Leslie, please take care of yourself. I enjoy all your creative projects. You are amazing. Best wishes for your recovery.

  10. Take care, Leslie. And I feel terrible, because when I read your intro my first thought was “oh no, some of her Provence arrived broken or damaged.” Glad you had all the shots available, same thing happened to me and my doctor said it would lessen my symptoms.

  11. First a marvelous trip and shopping and now the virus. It seems it’s everywhere right now. We all worked so hard to stay away from it ! Please rest and give yourself time to recover !

  12. I couldn’t wait until July 4th to make the 4th of July Gluten Free Muffins. My husband and I I loved them. They were absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Your blog and Instagram are filled with beautiful, fun, and inspiring ideas. You
    always spread joy ❤

  13. Sorry you have caught covid again, and guess it’s good we don’t have to test to re-enter the states. Enjoyed everyday of your trip with you! Thanks for sharing!! Covid is here to stay. Btw, lots of people are experiencing bad ( permanent) side effects from boosters! No more for me. Praying for you

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