Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Homage to Paris!

I love Paris, even though I've never been there. Why you might ask? Well, years ago I saw an Eiffel Tower statue at the Goodwill for $1.00. I thought ooh how cool and so cheap. I bought it not really knowing what I would do with it. I think I threw it in a drawer and forgot about it. I then discovered another statue at a garage sale and remembered I had another one at home. I decided that this might be something I would start collecting. I got lucky a couple of times at flea markets and garage sales. I am always amazed at what I can find in a box of junk. Ladies don't worry about getting your hands dirty, you never know what treasures you might find! My sister has been to Paris a couple of times and just recently spent the month of December over there. Some of you might remember my post about her. She has helped my collection grow a little. She brought back the snow globe and a statue. After my sister spent time over there she decided that we were going there for my 40th birthday, WhooHoo!!!!!!! (Remember exclamation points make me happy!) Sadly, this August I will only be 39. Did you ever hear of someone that was so bummed she wasn't turning 40? I think if you asked me when I was 30 how I felt about turning 40 someday, I'm pretty sure I would have snarled at you!

I have even started collecting Paris pins. I hung them on my Eiffel Tower lamp! My sister brought back the gold one on top!

So for now all I can do is research some places I can't wait for us to see and do lots of dreaming!

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

This is a no brainer, of course this will be the first stop. Notice the 2 people making out in front, they do say Paris is the city of Love!

Jardin du Luxembourg

In a word, Beautiful!

Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile

One of the most famous monuments in Paris. The tomb of the unknown soldier from the First World War beneath the Arc. It also has the first eternal flame lit in Western and Eastern Europe since the Vestal Virgins' fire was extinguished in the year 394. It burns in memory of the dead who were never identified (now in both World Wars). The history and architecture, I'm just amazed.

Shops on Rue Montorgueil in Les Halles

There are so many unique shops in this area that I have already started my shopping fund jar!

Café Delmas (Le)

I love outdoor dining. Sitting there drinking and stuffing our faces and just watching people go by. I can't think of anything better!

I hope you enjoy all the pictures and now I'm going to go daydream, ahhhhhhh!


Jenglamgirl said...

I am so going there one day..... the whole romance and all! I love the lamp best! Great collection!

Julie Johnson said...

Love your little collection. How fun to have something to look forward to at 40! I'm 38 now..and need to plan something!

Kimberly said...

I am obsessed with Paris myself! I have never been there but hope to in the next few years!

noodle and lou said...

hey megan! i'm finally making my blog rounds...and just in time to daydream about paris right along with you! look at that fabulous little street along les halles!!, love, love! your parisian collection is just perfect! happy thursday:)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I was lucky enough to make my first trip there in September and it was such an inspiring city! I came home seeing things in a whole new way and I'm so glad I went. Your little collection is such a wonderful homage to the great city of Paris :)

Jeanne said...

Great pics Megan...Paris is wonderful! I was there in January and it was magical. I could day dream about them for days on end. Thanks for the memory!

Jeanne :)

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Yay!! SO excited for you. I LOVE how you decorated your table. Especially putting the glass domes over the statues- very neat.

And darn it! Now who can I take skydiving with me? LOL


Ann said...

I like your blog and I am ging to follow it.

Amy said...

Hey Megan - - thanks for all your sweet comments! I have been away on vacation, so I haven't had much time to focus on my blog! I did get your award - - thank you so much! I'm glad you are enjoying my projects!! More to come this next week!!

Tillie said...

Love your homage - great collection of Eiffel towers! I cannot wait to go overseas and see it in person!

alice said...

When my husband I went. We waalked from the Louve to the Eiffel! He kept saying it is really close! HA! Thanks goodness we were your age at the time. Now 20 years later we still laugh about the treck. We did enjoy tons of outdoor cafes on route. Thanks for jarring the memory.
smiles, alice

mimi charmante said...

You know how much I adore that city! Less than five weeks before I head over!!!
You asked if the flowers in my most recent post are rings - they are! I actually bought the larger green one. Most of them were rings, the large white one was a hair band, and then she had some key chains as well. They are fabulous!
bon weekend a toi,

Screaming Meme said...

I am having a ends Monday...I hope you can stop by and check it out! Meme

My Lipstick Life said...

SO glad to meet you, Lipstick Twin! I thought I was the only one with my particular obsession :) I look forward to following your posts & seeing what else we have in common! Cheers!

Mandi said...

Hey girl! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. can I go with you on your trip, puhlease? ;)

Kay so I have noooo idea how people were following without that "follow" button. I put it up after you said that near the bottom.


missy said...

I was in Paris when I was a kid.....loved it then. What an amazing 40th birthday "party"......what a great thing to look forward to!!!! :)

Polly said...

Hi Megan! I've got a thing for Paris stuff too! OMG - you are going to Paris for your 40th!?!?! LUCKY LUCKY GIRL!! I'll be 40 this year myself, I wonder if my hubby would gift me a trip to Paris?

All your Parisian finds are wonderful! It's amazing what you can find for mere cents, isn't it?



Janean said...

adore paris too! really like your collection...especially when you didn't have to pay the price of an airline ticket for them! LOL.

Anna said...

What a collection! Im fixed on Paris too..maybe one day ..soon? :)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute collection you have there. :) I know you will just love Paris. I get all crazy emotional when there because I just am in love with France so much.What a cool way to spend your 40th too!Even though it is hard to wait count this year as your year to plan and research the trip out so it will be the best you can make it. Thanks for stopping by my dishing it post, Great to meet you! :)

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