dinsdag 26 juli 2011

I want to share another memory of our vacation in France. Along the cost of the Vendee you find lovely white houses with blue windowshutters. They not use one kind of blue, but you can find a lot of different kinds of bluetones. Poolblue, lavenderblue, skyblue, greyblue, .......A lot of the houses have hollyhocks in their gardens. Super beautiful. I tried it several times in our own garden but didn't succeed. I think because we don't have enough sun and warmth. So, I tried to make a card wich expresses my adoration of what I saw. It is not a piece of art, but it has something sweet.
And here is a photo to explain what I meant with the white houses and the blue windowshutters.

While we were in the Vendee we visited "Bourinne du Bois Juquaud". A lovely farm of former days. They say : "..it is a reminder of what was life like in the Vendee Breton Marshes during the early part of the 20th century". It now is used as a kind of museum. You can get an idea of how people lived then.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful card to remember your trip, Leni - and thanks for sharing that lovely picture. I'd love to visit there, too!

  2. How lovely that you have taken inspiration from your visit to France. I have enjoyed visiting your blog today.

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  3. Hi Leni.
    I'm glad to see you find inspiration in France. This house is beautiful and it looks like the ones you can see in a little village in Brittany.
    I also found inspiration watching Van Gogh paintings in Amsterdam, but I didn't have time to create a card yet.
    I felt in love with a new HA stamp called "ruffled flower" while admiring beautiful examples with this stamp at Posthumus, and of course, I bought it !

    Love the beautiful scene of your card !

  4. Oh, this is sooo very sweet, Leni! Love your rendition of the quaint looking houses on the card design! Wow, I have missed out on your posts, time to catch up!