Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dreams of jardins de pays...

Shortly after Christmas I begin receiving spring catalogues de jardin.
We usually experience an intense winter during the months of January and Février. During those months I begin to drool over garden periodicals especially the jardins de pays.
I'm particularly affectueux of pink cabbage roses and hydrangeas. Old fashioned blooms of phlox and foxgloves in pretty shades of violet, pink and cream I amour! Lavender blooming freely throughout the landscape.
Little hideaways covered with English ivy and wisteria are to my liking.

A comfy vintage chase with piles of oreillers seem to speak my language. Pretty tumblers filled with lavender lemonade or mint tea call my name.
rêver, rêver
Do you dream of jardins de pays when it's cold and snowy outside?
Ayez un beau jour


  1. Love your photographs! I love the thought of lavender lemonade during the favorite summertime drink! Happy New Year.

  2. Oh Jill.....what gorgeous photos! Is there a way for me to subscribe to that magazine?? Even though I don't speak French, I'd love to look at the photos. :)

    xoxo laurie

  3. These are wonderful! Loving that gorgeous window! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

  4. Just stunning Jill, I agree now that the rush is over I too start to think spring. :)

  5. I love these photos. So very pretty. I pinned them!

    Happy New Year!


    P.S. I'm following you now... hope you will come by and say hi.

  6. How beautiful! You've shown such gorgeous ALMOST makes me look forward to spring! :)

    I'd love for you to come link up with my Homemaking Link-Up Weekend! You can link any homemaking post---and as many as you want!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I have just discovered your blog through "Show and Tell Friday", how absolutely delightful it is. I have been so absorbed I forgot the time...I will be back to read more after my dinner!

  8. Well, I live in the Arizona Desert so it really doesn't get so cold and definitely not Snowy... but I adore such fabulous Images for the opposite reason... how lush and green everything is, how much more temperate the climate appears when ours is so very hot... and the delightful aromas that must be evident with so much gorgeous blooms abounding! *swooning*

    These Images simply captivate me too and you so eloquently stated exactly how I feel... Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. i just found your blog. it is beautiful. I am going to follow you and look forward to what you show us in 2012. happy new year.


  10. Jill, just a note, your post fonts have gotten really small and hard to read. Just happened in the last few minutes? Thought you'd want to know. : )

    I love getting gardening catalogs in the winter. I'm in California so its time for me to start planning my vegetable garden, only about a month left before planting time.