In May of 2008 I excitedly sent several friends a list of my favorite blogs.
It was incredible… this wealth of ideas and images, all at your fingertips.
After a year of inspiration I started my own. A little more than six months later
I’ve reached my 200th post, and am so grateful for all the encouragement I’ve
received from fellow bloggers and readers. I specifically wanted to acknowledge
and thank some of the “Grande Dames” of the blogging world who could easily
have been far too busy, but took the time to comment and encourage and put
me on their blog list. Cote de Texas, Paris Apartment, Designer’s Block
and Country French Antiques were at the top of that very first blog list,
French Blue and Velvet and Linen added on a few months later when they
started their blogs. In what I promise will be a rare self-aggrandizing stunt,
the following are some of the wonderful comments I’ve treasured from this
esteemed and benevolent “old guard”.
“Well, there’s this beautiful blog Trouvais. And she has a hedge of Lavender in her backyard.
It’s the most gorgeous…at first I thought it was from France. It’s her back yard and she harvests
her lavender and has this huge bucket, European bucket. And she puts her lavender in it on her
mantle piece. It’s the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen.”
Joni from Cote de Texas at The Skirted Roundtable
Thank goodness you have a pause feature on the SRT, Joni. I had
to transcribe every glorious word …we need to see how much lavender
we can squeeze into your yard next spring.
Wow. Don’t you have a beautiful blog!
That bed with the painting behind it is gorgeous. xo Brooke
I do believe that I love everything that you love:
Rococo, antique clock faces, barometers. That fantastic bird cage.
Brooke from Velvet and Linen
Oh!!! I AM IN LOVE!!! THIS BLOG IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING
I HAVE EVER EVER SEEN! BEAUTIFUL WORK MADAMOISELE~
I just found your blog via Claudia! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT So much!!! It is the most beautiful blog
I have EVER EVER EVER SEEN!!! Thanks for coming over to visit me.
I can’t wait to come back! Your images and visions are SO perfect~~
Janet from French Blue
A Beautiful Blog-Trouvais
Go and get an eye full of candy at Trouvais.
Di from Designer’s Block
Di was always my go-to blog for “the find”…and I’m so glad she found me.
Short and simple, but with a link to my Blog….Blogger’s gold!
this is via trish at trouvais (another bonnie find full of eye candy, beware)!
she has pics from one of my favorite books, The Bed by Alecia Beldegreen (below)
and has become a new blog friend.
Claudia from The Paris Apartment
I absolutely ADORE your blog! It is truly wonderful and sooo inspiring!
One of my favorites
Thanks for visiting mine!
Have a beautiful evening.
Shawn from Country French Antiques
You are all too, too kind. You all have been such an inspiration.
Thank you for making the path so enjoyable.