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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back From France...the rest of the chateau

It's time to leave the chateau, but I must share some final parting shots

My favorite bathroom in a visual sense, was this one that I saw posted on Sharon Santoni's wonderful blog My French Country Home

Her photo came from the Mires Paris website, and as soon as I saw it I recognized it from the La Verrerie website.  But you'll notice that the towels are not rolled up in the urn. I mentioned that to Bruno, and he seemed surprised that I would notice that.  But not half as surprised as the Brothers,  who looked at each other as if to say "Who IS this woman, and how does she notice this stuff?"
But seriously, I missed seeing those rolled up towels!

The bedroom that goes with this bathroom is the Yellow room

the dream kitchen

Look at the size of those two chandeliers...
and that's a Lacanche under that hood...

a peacock in the morning room

But as splendid as the inside of the chateau is, it's the neighboring outbuildings that captured my heart.  Arranged like a petit hameau, such as one would find at Versailles, each barn, cottage, stable and folly was...well, if not decorated, then at least "arranged" in the most fascinating way, with artful vignettes to be peered at through the windows.  Like this view

of the workshop

or this view through the window

of this sweet little unoccupied cottage called "la petite verrerie"

...little hidden corners...

Amuse Bouches with Bruno and the boys...

And then there's the potager...

...but I must stop.  I feel I'm being a bit unfaithful to my own humble, but beautiful 
Everafter Farm. It's not a chateau, but it's a warm and cozy home.  God gave us this farm, and living here has been a joy for the last 9 years. Maybe these words say it best

Off to Boston tomorrow to visit friends, and then I'll be back with more of our trip to France!

Au Revoir, mes amies,


  1. Beautiful!!! And that quote is so true! Have a lovely day with your friends!

    Love, Kristin

  2. What a beautiful post !!!! lovely quote !! so true...enjoy your day

  3. Such a beautiful place you visited! Your farm is awesome! A wonderful thought to remember about what we have. Hope you have a safe and fun trip to Boston.

  4. Dearest Dawne,

    I so wish you could come visit me. My home has been lovingly fashioned into that little cottage you show, with some features of this chateau. Doesn't it make your heart sing to hear the silence of the architecture, the furnishings of times past, and the beautifully crafted trinkets and designs? Your trip is an unforgettable experience for you, and your sharing it with us leaves US with memories as well. How I love your blog!!!!!!!

    Looking forward to you return ma chère, Anita

  5. My beautiful friend, YOUR WORLD, YOUR HEART is a pleasant place to reside and cherish. THANK YOU and I am thrilled to have won the earrings! Oh how kind you are to visit...I just posted a new post....I so love your photos. You capture all the things I love about FRANCE!


  6. YOU dear, dear heart. Mille mercis pour tes mots d'amitié, Dawn. Je suis vraiment émue que tu trouves mon écriture valable! It is so kind of you as well to visit Pat. She is an incredible artist and sculpture artist. There is ROOM for us all....

    I JUST LOVE THESE IMAGES YOU TOO! Don't you just love that French gray?

    Whatever you do today, ENJOY IT TO THE FULLEST!! Anita

  7. beautiful images...and yes..lovely bath..and I too would miss the rolled up towels if I had seen them in pics previously and then upon my visit found them absent.. :)
    lovely trip..thanks for sharing..

  8. Was that a real peacock???
    The quote was so true!!!
    Lovely post!! Love all the blacks and grays!!

  9. Oh, that kitchen - I would love to cook in there! Dawne, I loved that saying so much. I wish I could frame it and put it in my home. It is something I want to remember. Your post made me smile on my anniversary today - 31 years. Thank you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  10. O.K. maybe you can go directly to my blog now. This happens sometimes depending on how I sign out. Thank you for the anniversary wishes.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. A beautiful post and such gorgeous photographs, what an incredible place.
    I loved that saying in conclusion, so very true:)
    Wendy xo

  12. Hi Dawne,

    I loved seeing your photographs of Chateau de La Verrerie as that is where we had tried to get to stay when we were there in January. Unfortunately they were closed for the winter.
    I loved everything about this place when I saw it on the Net.
    Have just discovered your beautiful blog, via Anita.
    Thanks for sharing

    Happy weekend

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  14. Dawne, such true many of us long for what others have, and are not grateful enough for the things God has ALREADY given us.
    Your blog is a delight as coming here.


  15. So very BEAUTIFUL...

    AMAZING..... gorgeous!!!!

    and the saying on that sign? perfect.

    ~ Violet


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