Honey I’m Home…{from France}…..and the “Fall Around the House” Party

If I told you I had the most amazing time with the greatest group of people…

…..being guided by the utmost gracious hosts…

……….that would be true.

When I arrived home at 12:15am on Saturday…this is what greeted me….besides hubby!


OK…all together now….ahhh…wasn’t that sweet of him!…He is a keeper!

…..He grabbed a plant stand and placed a vase of flowers on them…

……….and propped up the post card I sent him from France (courtesy of Cat, Sunday Brocantes)

I couldn’t stop talking (still can’t) about this magnificent trip with these girls:

2013 France Trip

Left to right: My friend Merry, Niki who joined us from Kansas, Kim Hites from The Beautiful Home...

…..Kim was our Trip Coordinator from this side of the pond..

……….Kim (Savvy Southern)…and moi.

I am sure you can guess what we were standing in front of!

Merry’s granddaughter gave her this sign…isn’t it great??!!


Girls just having fun!…You cannot help that when you are in Paris!

…..Sitting next to me is the beautiful Cat of Sunday Brocantes.

2013 France Trip

Cat and her hubby, “The French Guy”…were our gracious hosts and guides in Normandy.

…..Along with their beautiful daughter.

I will be posting all about the trip and experience of a lifetime this week…

I must say that I cannot say enough about this trip and would recommend this tour to anyone.

In the meantime, my post tomorrow will be of Fall Decor…

….. as I am participating in the great FALL INTO AUTUMN PARTY!


Today, Part One of the Fall Around the House will begin…

…..with fantastic Fall Decor ideas for you to enjoy from these amazing blogs:


Becca of Adventures In Decorating


Dawn of Creative Cain Cabin


Kelly of Eclectically Vintage


Ann of On Sutton Place


Kim of Savvy Southern Style


Laura of Top This Top That

So hop on over and see these talented and creative ladies!

Have a most wonderful day!

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  1. Ahhhhh… so very sweet! Welcome home. I can not wait to hear all the details, I wish we could do it over coffee though!

  2. Your hubby is the best. How sweet to set up the flowers with the card on that stand. Mine would never thing of something like that. At least he has hugged me a gazillion times and said he didn’t like being separated that long. 🙂

  3. Wow! That looks like so much fun with a great group of gals! Looks like the weather was already cool over there too. Can’t wait to hear more details on your blog.

  4. Your hubby is a keeper Shirley! Looking forward to seeing your photos and your flea finds!

  5. Welcome home, Shirley. I’m sure you’ll be on a French high for quite some time. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all the details.

  6. Welcome home indeed! So happy you had a wonderful time! Anxious to hear all about it, and see some more pics! 😉

  7. Linda Miller says

    Yes, he is definitely a keeper. Maybe I should try traveling without mine to see what he would do for me when I return. Probably greet me with hugs and a pile of laundry. Ha! Ha! I knew you would have a fabulous time in France. It’s such a beautiful country to visit. Looking forward to seeing some of your French purchases integrated into your beautiful Southern home.

  8. Oh I hope I get to do this trip someday soon!!! Glad you had fun xxoxox

  9. I’m happy to see pix of all of the girls who went to France? What a great time. It was wonderful having you and Merry with us.

  10. That Tommy is quite a guy. What a lucky girl you are.

  11. Thanks so much for these wonderful pictures. I can’t wait to hear more.

    Looking forward to seeing your fallness tomorrow.

  12. Cute photo of all of you! I love the banner and the plant stand with your card! You’re right, “he’s a keeper”! It looks like you had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

  13. Ahhhhh is right…he’s a keeper Shirley! So sweet!

  14. What a sweet hubby, Shirley! How thoughtful of him to welcome you home this way! Can’t wait to see more of your Fall decor and to hear about your trip!

  15. Well Welcome home sweet girl. What a wonderful thing the hubby did, too cute!!! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip and see the goodies you came home with.


  16. Welcome Home Shirley
    Looks like you girls had a fabulous time. How wonderful. I cannot wait to see all your french treasures

  17. Can’t wait to see more about your trip! Love what your husband did that is the sweetest thing.

  18. Sweet post and darling husband Shirley! … and I am so happy that the post card made it home before you did! ; ) Can’t wait to see other posts. We miss you all already!

    xx Cat

  19. Your husband is definitely a keeper! I’m sure this was a trip of a lifetime ~


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