Saturday, February 5, 2011

A New Day ~ it all started with a bath!

After everything that has happened ..... I ran a bath.  We renovated and did our ensuite last year and for me, a bath, is the ultimate luxury.  So candles, roses and chardonnay are a must ..... and a good book ....



 Calcutta marble was the marble du jour ..... and parfait indeed......


         So I raise a glass to a new day and a new beginning .......


For you who don't know me .... this image is perfect ... love or hate "Marie Antoinette" you must admire her ... and the film of Sopia Coppola was stunning .... I know the zealots say it was not perfect but it was historically correct.  I have decided that I will begin a new era of saying what I think, which is not like me.  Normally, I am a diplomat .... so here I am ....


This is my version of "Marie Antoinette" from a costume party.... I had the most amazing fun and I so loved all of the costumes ....  I always new I was born in the wrong era!!!!




My favourite "Macarons" .....


I believe, truly and honestly, that all women are princesses and that is why we are all connected ... there is an underlying pull between us all ....


Pink bubbles of course for the special ladies ....



Roses scattered and a flute to toast ...


Gorgeous cupcakes ...  (and I didn't say "Let Them Eat Cake")


Divine , delectable and delicious chairs ....


and then of course the beautiful script fabric that allows us to dream of what life was really like ......

                 I hope you know me .... I would love to know you ..... 


Come and join me for a glass of champagne and your gorgeous company ... I would relish that now ....


You could come and see the beautiful artwork my little daughter has prepared ......



And then we could watch a beautiful sunset together ....
I wish you were here .....
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15 comments:

chateaudelille said...

Im so glad all is ok in your part of the world. I certainly hope Queensland has no more heartache and that soon everything can look up again.Many hugs to you and your family, Fiona

BonjourRomance said...

The looks like the perfect way to forget all the day's troubles. You photos is lovely by the way, and I love your duaghter's artwork!
Enjoy a marvelous weekend,
Mimi

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You have touched the queen in me dearest heart, and I am with you there, raising my glass to a new day. I pray that your fellow Aussies will be able to recover day by day, with the support of strangers, friends and people near and far. Thank you for the beauty here; you know how I feel about M.A. and I JUST LOVE COPPOLA'S FILM!!!!!!!

GROSSES BISES MA REINE, Anita

FrenchBlue said...

So Beautiful! Love it every bit!
xxx

Jenny said...

A lovely girly post Frances. I could certainly do with some roses around here surrounded by three boys! All so very pretty. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ;-)

Hamptontoes said...

I'll be on a flight shorly and we'll toast to friendship! Fluff my pillows, pour me a glass and leave me a cupcake...your invitation was too inviting to turn down!

Karena said...

Frances,

Thank you for the most wonderful post and your bath is gorgeous. My way of winding down and relaxing as well..

You know I love bubbly!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

M.A.the2nd said...

Thank-you all for such beautiful comments and Lisa I will have everything ready for you!!!!!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Love your gorgeous bathroom Frances...it's next on my list of rooms to renovate here! The pink bubbles are always a good idea too! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Tracey xx

Tonya said...

Dear Franny,

Could your tempting invite extend to the rest of the year please!!

Footy season begins in the next few weeks and every Television in my nearby vicinity will be dedicatedly switched to the Match broadcast - leaving me plenty of time for Girls Happy Hours!!

See you soon,
Ton! x

sharon said...

Hi MA

Lovely post - makes me want to come right over!
Thank you for your comments, I left you a mail yesterday but apparently you didn't receive it, I'm putting another one through straight away. If you find nothing in your mail box again, let me know and I'll release a carrier pigeon!
Have a great Sunday
Sharon
My French Country Home

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, that pink champagne just calls my name!!!! You are so kind to hop on over to visit me! Yes, those 10 things to have a lovely day are enough to keep us busy for a lifetime of learning how to be a kind human being!!! May your day be as WONDERFUL as ever my sweet queen!!! Anita

Classic Style said...

..You must bee my soulmate ..I could not have said it better myself..Im your "neighbor in the thoughts" so cheers to you in a glas of pink champagne..love from sweden wish you a lovely day :)/Marie

*Chic Provence* said...

Dear Franny, I will be right over! What a gorgeous, girly, wonderful post! And thanks for posting the Chic Provence tour..so kind of you to think of us..and with all you and your fellow Queenslanders have been through, that tub and glass of bubbly is perfect! bisous! Kit

French Inspiration said...

Hi Frances, I love your bath! I to am renovating my bathroom and when I get home from my trips I look forward to bath time with lots of bubbles and candles...

Much love xoxo Kelly

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