Friday 8 June 2012

Paris 2012

It was lovely to visit Paris last year with Anita 
so I am delighted to be taking 
a trip again this Spring!
Here is my contribution a chunky wooden block inspired by both my talented friend and a beautiful city.
 I also include one of my favourite ever photographs and the best love story in our family (after mine!);
that of my Mum and Dad.

They honeymooned in La Ville-Lumiere in 1967, and although no longer with us 
he is still the love of her life! 
This is them on a boat on La Seine, 
Moet on ice!

Thank you Anita
Love fee x


  1. What a beautiful block and I love the saying on it! I graduated high school in 1967....I'm not far behind them! Lovely picture and what a handsome couple. Have fun in Paris!

  2. Hello Fee,
    Beautiful work, am just catching up with your lovely blog,as I have a lovely rainy day off work today! hehe..
    I soo loved your dear Mum and Dads picture and like you I lost my Dad as a child!
    Mum stayed devoted till her passing recently..
    Your jubilee pictures were the bees knees too...
    Take care,
    Love Maria x

  3. Gorgeous block Fee! Oh and that photograph of your dear mum and dad is absolutely lovely!
    Victoria xx

  4. That is a beautiful picture. True love...smiles...Renee

  5. True love never dies :) Lovely work as always hun x

  6. That is a really poignant post Fee. Bless your dear parents. Ah, true love never, ever dies. What a wonderful photo of them together. I love your clever block work too, I was dying to see what you would come up with and am not disappointed, you clever fox. Loving all the Paris blogs, makes me want to go back NOW!!!
    Have a great weekend. X x x x

  7. What a wonderful photograph to have of your parents in Paris. Beautiful, thanks for sharing their love……….
    Visiting over from Anita's Paris Party.

    The French Hutch

  8. Bonjour Fee!!
    It was so nice to meet you today at the Paris party!! Thank you for stopping by. What a sweet and loving photo of your parents and their romantic honeymoon. I love your Paris block too, and it makes me want to get out my stamps and play!! But we must PARTAY all day today, n'est-ce pas??

  9. aw, your parents are the sweetest ❤

    am loving the paris block/ artwork.

    have a fab weekend xx

    oh and thanks for telling me about gem's post. so funny about the dominique's :) love gem's blog too.

  10. p.s. i am going to order a baby block from your shop for my grandaughter due in just two weeks time. we are informed it's a girl but i want to wait until the birth just to make sure it is a pink block we are needing. love love love your shop ❤

  11. What lovely pictures :) :) Going to look around your blog some more! Would love if you'd stop by mine, xx Holly Have a fabulous day!

  12. Hilarious re Catkin Tales, just paid her a visit! Gotta love the Dominiques eh?
    Have a good weekend with your lovely boys.
    x x x x

  13. Charming label and what a great parent photo... one forgets they were ever young!

  14. I have come over from Anita's ! I love your paretns romantic photograph! What a wonderful memory!

    Have a great day, Elizabeth

  15. What a wonderful picture of your parents. Love the block too :D

  16. So wonderful, chere Fee, to meet you! Thank you for the lovely visit...this really feels like mingling at a party, doesn't it? Merci darling Anita!!
    I also see some dear blogging friends here, and look forward to getting to know you!
    You make beautiful art here...I love stamping too.
    And what a touching tribute the beautiful love of your parents.
    I have a photo on that boat with someone who was one of my greatest loves...
    my mum.
    Merci, and enjoy the trip today!
    - Irina

  17. So very beautiful! Love your collage block, and the photo of your parents is absolutely priceless...what a sweet love story.

    Wishing you the loveliest day...


  18. It is great to met you here in Paris ....enjoy your stay...what a great party !!!! love

  19. What a wonderful story of your Paris you have shared with us here! It must have brought back lovely memories for you.
    Thanks for your lovely comment, yes, it's been to long!
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Gorgeous... and what a beautiful photograph... Happy weekend... xv

  21. Last time I saw Paris, it was in the middle of one of those infamous heatwaves they have there. I just had time to observe how tiny the Mona Lisa really is before I keeled over with heatstroke!You'll have a ball, I'm sure.
    Lovely,lovely pic of your Ma and Pa. J'adore the new block. Have a good weekend too.

  22. Such a wonderful photograph...the city of romance...perfect!
    Thanks for popping by and leaving your lovely comment, I appreciate it.
    Have a great weekend.

  23. Yet another gorgeous block Fee!
    What a lovely photo of your mum and dad, you do look very like your mum. :)
    Vivienne x

  24. Bonjour Fee,
    So nice to meet you.. Lovely block... I just love the photo of your mum and dad.. I can see the love in their eyes..

  25. Bonjour and nice to meet you.

    Bisous, et que Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ te benisse ~
    Kisses, and may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you~

    Pearl 13.1

  26. Ohooo! I love your sweet blog! Anita is such a dear to host her Paris Party! I am participating too!
    Teresa in California

  27. Bonjour,
    Your piece of art is so lovely! Thank you for sharing your love of Paris, this Parisian soiree of Anita's is so much fun...and your parents are so chic!

  28. Oh Fee this is so lovely and romantic!!Thank you for sharing this journey with us all!

    Anita's Parisian Party
    Art by Karena

  29. So envious Paris is definitely one of the best cities in the world! Love your work. xx

  30. I AM FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!

    My dear heart, I had to go to my classroom today to spend time cleaning it for the new teacher and I was gone longer than I thought!!!!!!! WHAT FUN THIS IS AND I AM SOOOOO IN LOVE with all of your posts. This is exactly what I wanted, a diverse vision of Paris and what it means to you. THIS is so splendid here because your beautiful parents were there!!! Oh dear, what a place. I was in that very same boat and I am sure you have been there many times.

    Yes my dear, I will send you my addy! Please email me so I can send it to you via email:

    I am so happy that you love your shadowbox theatre my friend. It really means a lot to me that YOU enjoy it for you are quite the artist. Special are you, all of you all around the world....isn't this so fun?

    My best to you precious one, and I am sitting here looking at my mantle, knowing you have one similar!!!

    BISOUS, Anita

  31. Oh fee that is so sweet... like you , on my post, I am remembering my parents and their love for Paris... who does not? *grin*

  32. Hello Fee, I love your blog...

    I am going to be a new follower.
    I really enjoy love stories, which is what your parents had and I am sure still do...
    You are invited to visit my blog...
    Dessa Rae

  33. Your paris blocks are magical my friend! I have never been to Paris but soooo want to go. May you weekend be filled with happy family times. Hope all is well ....give Ned a little love pat for me! xoxoxo

  34. A beautiful and inspiring post.. Your parents are very lovely. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xoxo, B

  35. Hello fee,

    I am making my rounds in this beautiful Paris getaway! So nice to meet you! I love meeting new friends of Anita...they are some of the nicest bloggers around!

    I love this quote that you included. What a precious photograph of your parents! That's the sweetest thing that he is STILL the love your your Mum's life.

    I hope you have a good weekend!
    Heidi (hi-d @ hi-d's place)

    What A Lovely LOVE STORY!!!!I did the SEINE DINNER CRUISE while in Paris in April!!!It was so romantic and Such a great sightseeing adventure!!!
    love is indeed timeless.....My Dad left my MOM far to long ago...he was 51 and she just 47......My How we miss him still to do day....just had his 27 th year gone yesterday......But LOVE does go on....we remind her often the LOVE he had for her and for us!!!

  37. Oh I just had to come back to see my sweet friend. Dearest heart, I left you my email address here, but I am having trouble opening it!!!! So if I do not answer you, that is why!!!!!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post for it is so personable. Have a splendid weekend! Anita

  38. Beautiful Paris block, Fee!!! I absolutely love it. Such a sweet picture of your parents and a poignant love story. Mr P and I celebrated a special anniversary in Paris a few years ago and I made a little scrapbook about it. It's theme I really love....maybe I need a Paris block now too???
    Wishing you all a wonderful week, let's hope the sun comes out in these parts again soon :)
    Helen x

  39. Sweet story, and the block is lovely. Your blog is very happy, and it doesn't hurt that you're English because I'm a huge Anglophile and have been there 5 times.

    Warm hugs,

  40. I love your art work,so pretty and I bet fun to do.I'm a fan of all types of arts and crafts,but I work mostly with paper.Your tribute to your parents was so touching.See you in Paris!

  41. Dear Fee - or should I call you Fée (the French word for fairy but I'm sure you already know this) - I have shyly been in love with your beautiful blocks for quite a while now and since you were first on Anita's Paris Party list I popped over to see you last night. Such beauties you have made for this Parisian occasion. Bravo!!

    I am a little more than fashionably late arriving at the same party but Anita kindly allowed me to post today instead inbetween the usual plethora of ballet performances, guitar exams, etc. we all have to fit into our end of school year lives.

    Enough. It was a pleasure to meet you.

    Greetings from France,


  42. Beautiful art and beautiful memories.
    Glad to have you as a traveling companion in Anita's Parisian tour.

  43. What a fabulous picture of your parents! So many great love stories feature Paris - i got engaged there, so it holds many special memories for me too! Lovely blog - SO delighted to have found you via Anita.
    Paula x

  44. Precious Fee, I hope you got my email today with the address; I was having some email issues and I fear my message may not have gotten to you. Let me know! HAPPY PARTY TIME! Anita

  45. Fee, the photo of your parents in Paris is priceless! My mom also infused the love of France by giving me the name of her favorite french singer Sylvie Vartan. Your piece of art is beautiful and romantic as I believe is your soul. Delighted to have enjoyed it through Anita's Parisian celebration.

  46. I am head over heels in love with people who love each other. Such a precious nostalgic photo

  47. Fee, I enjoyed your beautiful contribution to the Paris blog hop. Such prettiness...and I love that printed quote. That photo of your parents is wonderful. ♥

  48. Hello Fee...
    Oh my, I am in love with your Paris's so pretty and just perfect for Anita's magical Paris tour!..Such a beautiful photograph of your mum and dad too...
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday,
    Susan x

  49. Hi Fee,

    Lovely to discover your blog and meet you through Anita's party.
    The photo of your parents is beautiful and what lovely memories you must have.
    I love the wonderful artwork and the quote.

    Happy Sunday

  50. What a sweet photo of your parents, and what wonderful memories!

  51. Hello,
    I enjoyed your Paris post. It is sweet and filled with simplicity, which I appreciate. I smiled when I saw the red flower because our blog is called Red Rose Alley. I love this picture of your mom and dad. Old photographs are so special to me. What a lovely blog you have.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  52. Hello, Fee! Just found your lovely blog via Helen Philipps. Love your Paris post and the Jubilee celebration pictures too :o) The picture of your parents is speciale sweet :o)
    P.S. Please, came to enter into my giveaway, if you like of course :o)
    Kisses from Russia

  53. Such a lovely picture and memory - a true Paris love story! Thanks for visiting me the other day, i'll follow you along!

  54. Thank you for the tour, it was a delight and inspiring visit.
    all things romantic and French.

    Come visit I am on the tour with Anita.

  55. To honeymoon in Paris! What a wonderful photo of your parents. Thanks for the tour ~ Sarah

  56. Hi, Coming to you via Anita's Paris Party (late I know). You have a very cute blog, love it! I'm a new follower. Off to visit your shop, Love, Linda

  57. Thanks for a lovely post..your parent's honeymoon is a wow factor. What a great place. I have really loved this party... I am now finished of my grand tour (I worked up the list from the bottom. Merci, Mary


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