Friday, February 5, 2010

Back home & still thinking of Paris!

I have been at home for a few days now recovering from my wonderful trip and slowly getting back into the routine of the different time zone! I ended my trip in Paris where I spent time at Maison Objet and then was able to have a few days enjoying Paris....although I have visited Paris many times before, her beauty and magic never disappoints! Like all francophiles out there, I am already dreaming of my next trip!

I thought I would leave you with some of the pictures I took of my trip for the weekend...I love the architecture and gardens of the 'Petit Trianon' at Versailles. One is easily captivated by the decadent world of Marie Antoinette she made in this home a gift to her from her husband, King Louis XVI. This is the place where she danced, gambled, dabbled in horticulture and bought two pairs of shoes a week!

....the grand entrance

....the music room

....beautiful details

...the bedroom

....the kitchen

...front courtyard

...beautiful winter garden

Have a wonderful weekend....Ax


la cabeza de maria antonieta said...

Wow!! My dreams home!!!!

Ivy Lane said...

Fantastique! I am going to use the last image as my new screen saver!!! to die for!!! Glad you are back!

Kristopher K said...

Wonderful photos - How amazing is Versailles, I'm still dreaming of Paris too - months on - and my next trip ... and the French villa I'd love to buy ... lol :)

Alaine said...

Welcome home, Amanda and thank you for that tour of Petit Trianon! I think I would hide somewhere and wander the halls when everybody else had gone, being Marie Antoinette for a while!

Rie said...

Gorgeous images. I love all things french. I'd love to visit someday. One of my girl's names is Paris. :)

Debra Phillips said...

welcome back, we missed you!

i need my paris fix, has been a few years. look forward to your stories

Callie Grayson said...

such a lovely little place. I so dream to be there again walking through the gardens and finding this lovely little place Petit Trianon. I miss Paris and Versailles


Viera said...

Welcome home Amanda.
I always try to plan my European trips in spring/summer time but this has appeal all the time. So dreamy.Beautiful.
…any favorite inspirations from the show?

Anonymous said...

isn't it beautiful! we were there in October. They kitchen (or warming room) was my fave.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Happy, happy memories! Gorgeous pics! Trace xx

mondo cherry said...

What a house! Not the sort of place you would wear old 'tracky dacks' and walk around with your hair unbrushed! Hope the jet lag ends soon.
Clare x

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Amanda!
You know I've never made the trip to Versailles, it's on my to do list,everytime I see pictures like I think Why didn't I go????? Just lovely I'm so glad you were there.
Maryanne xo

Renae said...

So glad you are back, sounds like you had a fabulous time.

annechovie said...

Paris is one place that lives up to all of the hype and never disappoints! Your photos are beautiful. Have a great weekend. xx

Renee Finberg said...

you have been missed !

i am glad you are back!
beautiful post.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Welcome back from your trip!

Thanks for all of those amazing pics. Totally jealous of your trip!

Marie said...

Sounds like an amazing trip, but then again, you ended the trip in my very fav city, so of course, it's amazing! You're so lucky to have seen Petit Trianon. When I was at Versailles Dec. 2007, it was being renovated so I did not get to see it.
Happy weekend!

Crystal said...

Glad you had a great trip and you made it home safe. I just shared a few of my photos from that same place. I have more to post later. How great to share some great memories of a fabulous place.

Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Millie said...

Welcome home dear Amanda, looking forward to more of your beautiful posts once you've come back down to earth!
Millie ^_^

Jacqueline said...

Lovely to have you back, Amanda and with such wonderful photographs.
You only have to say Versailles and I'm off into fantasy land. I love visiting Versailles and Marie's Petit Trianon is something that any woman would love to be given. Such a gorgeous house in it's own right, let alone the magnificence that is Versaille itself.
I also love the towm of Versailles with the market, antique shops and meat and fish market.
Although it must have been a wonderful trip, I'm sure that you're glad to be home. XXXX

red ticking said...

dear amanda.... glad to have you back and hoping for alot more posts like this one... so beautiful... xx pam

Exquisite Accessories said...

What a great life for a teenager hee, shame they were badle adviced & being so young to end so tragic!.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Welcome back & thank you for sharing this gorgeous place. I have been to Versailles but was unable to venture past the palace (with a group). Such an enchanting spot & with so such romance & intrigue. xx deb

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Breathtaking pictures........**sighing ** Someday...

Warm blessings,

Kathy St. Clair said...

What a stunning place, so very grand. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

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