My Amazing Trip to France…Part One

I traveled to France with some amazing ladies…

…..we were so fortunate to have such gracious hosts/guides/antiquity experts in Alain and Cat Bude

……….and you must visit Cat’s fabulous on-line shop of magnificent French antiques.

My experience was so magnificent that I plan to return again soon.

We toured Paris the first day after arriving.

Then off to Honfleur…a magical waterfront town.

When I downloaded my pics from my camera..this picture caught the eye of my hubby…

…..and it has to be one of my favorites that I took.

Honfleur, France

A charming, charming town…”magical”…


It was so beautiful when the lights came on at dusk…

Honfleur, France

I was told by Cat (Sunday Brocantes) our gracious hostess/guide..

….that the people of Honfleur love their ferris wheels.

Honfleur, France

And their carousels!!!

To say that this town is magical and romantic…would be the honest truth!

Honfleur, France

Honfleur, France

Magical, oui???!!!

Honfleur, France

Throughout our trip, there were gorgeous flowers in the landscape…

Hope you enjoyed a “snipit” of the amazing town of “Honfleur at Dusk”…

And…if you so happened to have missed the “Fall Around the House” tour…

… can visit these beautiful blogs of fabulous Fall ideas.


Becca of Adventures in Decorating

Dawn of Creative Cain Cabin

Kelly of Eclectically Vintage

Courtney of French Country Cottage

Mary of Home is Where the Boat Is

Me..and my Fall Upper Porch

Kim of Kimberly Hites, The Beautiful Home

Ann of On Sutton Place

Kim of Savvy Southern Style

Kristen of Sophia’s Decor

Yvonne of StoneGable

Laura of Top This Top That

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  1. Linda Miller says

    Beautiful photos, Shirley. They definitely show the magic. I love visiting waterfront towns…so charming.

  2. Beautiful, Shirley! It looks like a really love town. Love the marina picture with the buildings in the background. That would look great framed, too.
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  3. Just gorgeous Shirley. Love these pictures they would be beautiful framed in an old ornate frame.

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  4. Your pictures are beautiful and I can’t wait to see more. What a lovely place to have been able to have visited.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
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  5. It looks really beautiful, and you have taken some fantastic pictures. That first pic is particularly good.
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  6. Shirley just gorgeous pictures of your trip. Oh la la!!!!

  7. Simply amazingly wonderful, Shirley. Such gorgeous images you captured! Magical, yes!
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  8. This is gorgeous, Shirley! What a fabulous trip! These kind of trips are fabulous when your hosts live there! You see so many wonderful things one might miss otherwise!
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  9. Shirley, theses photos are beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!
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  10. Magical indeed!!! That first picture should be on their travel brochure!!!! It is gorgeous. I am so glad you had such a wonderful trip. Thanks for the virtual tour!!!!!
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  11. Dear Shirley, What incredible shots you’ve got. I’ve never been to Europe but as I get older, I find I’d like to go. Paris indeed looks so romantic. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Noreen
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  12. C’est magnifique!!!!!! Love it Shirley, what a fabulous trip!
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  13. Good morning Shirley. Your trip with the girls looked amazing. I admit I was envious and wish I was with your girls. WOW, it looked so awesome!
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  14. Looks like you had a wonderful time and the photos are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Talk soon.

  15. Lovely pics, Shirley! I’m sure it was an amazing trip!
    xo Heidi
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  16. Wow, how beautiful, Shirley. You took some amazing photos, looks like you’ll have lots to choose from for framing.
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  17. Beautiful photos, Shirley! Honfleur is on my bucket list! Thanks for giving us a tour…hugs…Debbie
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  18. Shirley, You are so right it is magical. I think I have to add this to my bucket list. We stayed in Paris 2 weeks and I definitely want to go back to France. Looking forward to more of your post and gorgeous images, Great photography.

  19. When I look at photos like these, I can’t help but think of the song ‘What a Wonderful World’. How true those words are! France is such a beautiful country, and your photos captured the mood and feel of Honfleur. Just today I was reading an article on how important lighting is in photography and the author showed a picture of a town not too different from Honfleur in architecture (although it is in Florida) and how different it looked just as the sun set. (Similar to your first picture.) Notice how the lights on the buildings are soft and not glaring and create a romantic, magical mood. That’s hard to do during the daytime.

    So glad you had a wonderful trip!
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  20. I was just mentioning on Kim N.’s post that I miss it already. Your photos are gorgeous. I didn’t get the one of Honfleur at dusk. Yes I agree…truly magical.
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  21. Shirley, I’ve loved catching up on your last few posts… your gorgeous porch and your amazing trip to France. I can’t wait to see more pictures of your time there. It was wonderful seeing you and spending time together in person today – we will all have to do it again soon!
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  22. Oh, Shirley, magical is right!! Can’t wait to see more ! 🙂

  23. I loved getting to see some of the photos, after hearing about your fabulous trip the other day Shirley!! It was so fun running into you too! You will be missed tomorrow! I hope you had fun at Lucketts!

  24. Oui, Oui, magical indeed Shirley and oh so charming! Looking forward to more beautiful photos of your trip! Enjoy your weekend!
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  25. These photos are stunning! I especially love the first one ~ definitely frame worthy. 🙂 I think I could just stay in this little village and be happy.

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  26. You must have had a wonderful time! What a beautiful place to visit.
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  27. Oui, magical indeed! The first photo definitely needs to be framed as a reminder of your trip!
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