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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A happy and new development


Have you noticed?


The flower beds in France have taken on a new look.





A thing of the past are rows upon rows of marigolds and petunias lined up in perfect soldier-like formations.





Nowhere else was this more evident than in the small town of St. Emilion, Bordeaux Region, France.




St. Emilion, tucked away in hills and beautifully cared for vineyards, is the perfect place from which to enjoy the Bordeaux wine country.





Well cared for vineyards and tidy streets connect cobbled small squares,  and well stocked wine shops.





Of the Bordeaux's famous red wines, St. Emilion Reds represent 5% of the regions total production. 





Hostellerie de Plaisance, St. Emilion, France.









A souvenir from St. Emilion for my Thanksgiving Table.


Have a great week my dear
Blogging Friends.

Gina





12 comments:

  1. The gardens are simply beautiful Gina.
    I somehow think its the high walls that give these plants protection.
    I love that area of France.. the wines are superb.
    St Emilion looks a lovely town.
    Your textiles for thanksgiving table look divine.
    wishing you a happy evening
    val

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  2. Gorgeous photos of St. Emilion Gina - I have stayed in the countryside nearby. Did you visit the great monolithic church built into the caves? Love your tablecloth - the colours and the design are just you.

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  3. Divine - is the operative word for me to use in describing that tablecloth! How heavenly!

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  4. Dear Val, You would love St. Emilion. You are right about the high walls, the few roses that I am able to grow all survive our harsh winters because of our east facing walls.

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  5. Dear Rosemary, How wonderful that you are familiar with St. Emilion. St. Emilion has a different feel than the rest of France...no wonder, many Brits have made it their home.

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  6. Dear Mary, I found this wonderful tapestry in one of the many beautiful shops in St. Emilion. It was made by "jpansu" of Paris.

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  7. Dear Gina, I love that St. Emilion tablecloth. It reminds me so much of a fine Aubusson design!

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  8. It all looks lovely I think even gardens are subject to fashion and marigolds and petunias in borders are so last century. :)

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  9. That tablecloth is fabulous! I can't wait to see photos of your Thanksgiving table. :)

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  10. Dear Mark, It does look a bit like an Aubusson rug. Wish I could afford one of those.

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  11. Dear Theresa, It's going to be "Duck a la Orange" this year.

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  12. I agree with you LindyLou, park-like flower plantings are a bit out of fashion.

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