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August 24, 2010

White Wednesday ~ Here & There

This post for White Wednesday is here & there
And all around the Maison... 

Hope you have some fun!

Forgive me, but it's 106 here and it's a challenge
to get something together right now
side garden tour to happen in cooler weather!

(I'm not really a plan ahead type of person
& write my posts right before I publish)
I figured we'd start in the Maison to say hello...

bon jour!

And work our way out for refreshments
Not much text today, let's just enjoy the photos ;)

A little bit of art I've been creating
I know... MORE My Petite Maison projects
love sea shells and projects.

And now a little tour to see some white
flowers before they get wilted by this very,
very hot Sun today
Spoon created by Sandi of Wayside Treasures ~ Merci, Sandi!

 Even the strawberries have the prettiest
white flowers.  I have eaten so many
my throat's closing a little (allergic, just a tad
but nothing serious... really!)

It's so hot, my angel trumpets started opening
within a day... all the buds

The smell of these plants is heavenly
and two of them are pure white.

Yay for our local nursery.  Lost all my angel trumpet
plants during the freeze earlier in the year

 A quick walk to town to show you one of my
very favorite restaurants, Ravenous.

They have a gorgeous courtyard out back,
just seems like a neighbor's quaint backyard ;)

 And now I leave you for the evening...
with some delicious macarons on one
of my very favorite Pillivuyt plates

I'll leave you here,
back in the Maison
Hope you're cool and cozy

Please don't forget to turn off
the light after you finish your
Chocolat Macaron ;)

Happiness to you!


Fete et Fleur said...

Tracie, your garden is beautiful! Love the first photo by the window too. I know how you feel about the heat. We're trying to stay inside and keep cool. Thank you for sharing the beauty.


Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... I so enjoyed your little tour of My Petite Maison...106 sounds awfully hot! So nice and cool inside and merci for the treats! Your white flowers all still look so pretty, and I too love fresh strawberries, and eat way too many of them! Your petite seashell bottle is just gorgeous! And I LOVE the name of your favorite little restaurant, Ravenous, how fun! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Jojo said...

Even in 106 degrees, that chocolate macaroon is so tempting. I know I should have been thinking about the icy cold bottle of water on the porch but the macaroon....

Rebecca said...

I love your pillows on the wicker chair and your cast iron cherub-they're both great!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Wow!!! If you can do all this in 106 degrees, I am SO looking forward to see what you can dish up for Autumn. Great photos all around. That porch looks waaayy too inviting.

Sandi said...

Beautiful photos Tracie! The macarons look divine and you are so sweet for sharing your spoon. It looks right at home in your garden. So thankful for your friendship!

Karen said...

Oh my ... all these beautiful whites... and so much French. That's a challenge for this south Texas gal, but I love to hear it and see it written as well.
Ladybug Creek

Faded Charm said...

I'd love to visit you and your maison someday. Everything is so beautiful! Thanks for taking us on this journey.

Take care and stay cool!


* French at Heart * said...

~*~Beautiful post..your porch looks so cozy! :) Rachel~*~*

Shabbyfufu said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You are so talented my sweet friend and you really do know how to live life beautifully and romantically, embracing each of life's sweet moments. Just luv ya!

Coté Provence said...

looks so beautiful and cozy ... and all the white flowers... just gorgeous! Hope it cools down a bit for you!


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love that lampshade! Your place always soothes me somehow. Love your pretties and the garden space. I have pink Angel's Trumpet.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful Tracie!
Your garden is heavenly! So funny, I have been making spoons and forks like the one in your garden.
It'a a lot of hammering.
Love everything in and out of your cottage. I enjoyed the tour very much.

Virginia said...

Everything is....

Chatelaine said...

Mmm! Chocolate macarons! Such a nice garden and tour. And I love your lampshade.

trash talk said...

I can only imagine the scent of you angel trumpet at must be heavenly!
P.S. How did you know macarones are my favorite?

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Tracie~thanks for visiting me. I know you are in Ca too, can you believe the heat? I was in the valley yesterday and it was 112!thank goodness your garden is holding up and beautiful as ever. Your kitties are so pretty:)Stay cool:)

Petit Coterie said...

What a beautiful garden you have. I feel like I could just sit out there all day minus the hot weather. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a completely gorgeous porch vignette!

Anne Marie said...

beautiful walk through Tracie! I'm envious of all that shade!!

and it looks like the perfect snack - macrons -
a good friend of mine: Angela - from Parisienne Farmgirl - she makes THE best macrons - and you can order them for her.......just in case you want some addictive, mouthwatering yumminess!!!

Anne Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

I loved coming to visit you today at your gorgeous home, merci beaucoup.
Your white flowers in the garden are pretty and the strawberries and macaroons look tasty.
It must be so hot there, phew!... and I hope that you manage to stay cool, and have a lovely weekend.


Debbie said...

Hi Tracie~~always a treat to visit you. LOVE all the lovely.
Did the hollyhock seeds get to you? If not, I can send more.
Enjoy your weekend.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Tracie,
What a beautiful WW post! I'm a little late visiting, sorry. I LOVE your beautiful porch sitting area... gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for visiting and your sweet comment. I'm so glad you did, so I could discover your beautiful blog! I am now a happy follower and will be adding you to my blog list. :)
Have a great day!
xo ~ Jo

P.S. I'm in California, too... this heat has been a killer! They say it's supposed to cool off this weekend (fingers crossed). :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Right off the bat I want to thank you for your beautiful visit. As I toooo! can see that we have so much in common...I went back in some of your older postings to find many things of inspiration.

I will have to make it over here more often...Adding you to my blog roll so I too can keep up with all things beautiful over here.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw Tracie I'd love to sit in that gorgeous comfy wicker chair on your pretty porch and look around your beautiful garden! Love the spoon!!!
Seeing that I'm too late to wish you a happy WW I can at least wish you a happy white weekend he he
xoxo~ Carola

Zuzu said...

Oh, Tracie, it's all so very beautiful! I love your lamp in the last photo - magical! :)
Happy weekend to you & yours,

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Tracie, for your sweet visit.
Thank you for adding me. I am going to keep your inspirations close by :)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh my! You had me at Olive Trees!!!!
What I wouldn't do for an olive tree (or a hundred for that matter) - I have a little fake one by my kitchen sink...
Thank you so much for your kind words about my garden... that's high praise after looking at your gorgeous flowers.
Thanks for the tour!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Tracie,
Your pics cature your home space beautifully. I so enjoyed this tour of your gorgeous whites from flowers to decor, peace and romance is at every turn.
Thank you for the treats, so yummy. I remembered to turn off the light!!
Miss Beazy says hello!

Love to you, Celestina Marie

chateau de fleurs said...

It's all soooo pretty!!!Have a great weekend also, christie

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Pretty, pretty! Thank you for the walk through your garden. It cooled me off!

Happy summer to you Tracie.

Ciao bella,

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Tracie, I adore your porch, it looks so comfortable and relaxing! And your garden just makes me feel "cooler" looking at it!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,

Laura said...

Hello Tracie! What lovely photos! I hope you have been having a wonderful summer. All is well in our little corner of the world.
A wonderful week to you,