Saturday, October 2, 2010

Welcome Pinkies! Thinking Pink in Paris

Hello to all of my Pink Saturday bloggers... welcome to my little part of cyberworld where I love to write about my latest antique finds, family, and adventures in antiquing.

Dear Hubs and I have the antique bug in common, so it helps to both be on the same page. We both think looking for fun antiques is entertaining! Good thing because we do it a lot. We EVEN went scouting for vintage stuff on our honeymoon in Paris, France. That's me in the above photo. Note I am wearing a pink scarf.

Of course it was my favorite place to look! Who wouldn't in Paris, France? Let's overlook the fact we got lost on the Metro, got off at the wrong stop, and walked FOREVER. The point is we finally made it to the Marche au Puces. (Market of Fleas)

Ever find something and pass it up because you thought it was too expensive? Then later kick yourself for not buying it? Well, this particular day I found a tiny pair of pink satin ballet slippers, the smallest I had ever seen, even for a child. And I passed them up. What was I thinking? Yep, I still think about those pink slippers.

We found neat stuff but not everything was affordable to us. A vintage porcelain canister set with pink florals caught my eye, French books, and some barber items made it to the suitcases. I have sold almost everything I purchased that day minus a book and the Quimper pieces I bought for my Mother.

Now here are a few highlights from the trip. One thing I need to mention: I am not "allowed" to show my Dear Hubs in photos on my blog. This is why most of the photos include me!

Here I am having my portrait drawn in Montmartre, the famous area near the Sacre Couer where the artists hang out and scoop up cash, I mean, sketch your picture. Let's just say it looked nothing like me.

Here I am floating down the river seine on a dinner cruise boat...what a fabulous night it was! And I wore a pink dress people! Pink dress! Come on, that's dedication. I didn't even KNOW about Pink Saturday at the time.

And here I am with Monet's famous "Les Coquelicots" painting in the Musee D'Orsay museum... I have a special place in my heart for it. My Italian great Grandmother gave me a satin wallet with this picture on the front. I cherished it and still have it today! I don't know why, but I teared up when I saw it in person. Kind of like "Someone pinch me because I am standing in front of the REAL thing!"

It was a special moment.

Thank you for taking the time to come along with me for a look back at my PINK fling in gay old Paris!

And a BIG BIG BIG thank you to Beverly for featuring me on Pink Saturday today!


Connie said...

I think you looked adorable in those photos of you on your honeymoon, honey! Just darling. Happy pink saturday.

gail said...

Hi Jillian-that's so funny. My husband won't let me put him or the fam on the blog, either. Oh well.
Love your pictures, and some day maybe I'll get to Paris.
Congrats on being featured!

The Painted Garden said...

HI Jillian,

Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for sharing your great Paris photos (my very favorite city to visit.

Have a lovely day.

bj said...

I would love to go to a Paris flea market, with my pocket full of money. :)
Happy Pink Saturday.

Grace said...

Beautiful pictures. I miss Paris! Happy Pink SAturday. Grace xoxo

Marie Arden said...

I loved your post. I was in Paris in June and ifyou go to my blog you will see many photos in June/July posts.
Loved the pink dress I wear a lot of pink too. I will visit again--I have nmever done flea market in Paris need to go there next time!!
Marie Arden Pink Living

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Looks like you had a great time! When we were in Paris, I didn't buy anything because I didn't want to schlep it around with me (lol). In the end, I loved being in Paris, but never felt the need to bring home anything more than memories.

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Oh Jillian..that trip was a dream! What great memories. Lovely blog post today..have a beautiful pink day..xo Tami

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

How I would love to go to Paris! Sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Char said...

Didn't you just love the flea market, all the goodies you don't see here. Hopefully when you went, the exchange rate was abit my giving. You look like your honeymoon was the perfect trip.
Congratulations on being featured this week Jillian. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Patti said...

I enjoyed reading about you on Beverly's blog, so I thought I would come over and make your acquaintance.

Oh, wow, a honeymoon in Paris!!! Surely there is no more romantic place to honeymoon!!! And a dinner cruise on the Seine...oh, my, I'm envying big time. I would LOVE to go to Paris some day, though since I detest flying, I dont' see that as likely.

I have recently been bitten by the antique bug...unfortunately, my hubby isn't into it. My kids will go antiquing with me, but it's not their first love. Oh, well, maybe one day they'll all wise up, right?

Anyhow, blessings and a happy pink Saturday to you,

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian. I hope you enjoy being one of the featured participants.

Your honeymoon must have been perfect. I think a pink lover in Paris is an ideal match.

Unknown said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Congrats on being one of the 5 featured on Beverly's Pink Saturdays, I enjoyed my visit and you look great in your pink scarf! XO

Sue McPeak said...

Happy Featured Pink Saturday! Great post, photos and virtual vintage shopping experience for those of us who have never been to Paris! Thanks for sharing....your blog is lovely.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

Ahhh, what sweet family memories - from your great grandma to your own new family! Thank you for an enjoyable visit. :)

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Well, Paris is easy to get lost in! I remember walking forever to get to the Eiffel Tower because we ended up at the wrong place to start. Have a great weekend, Nan

JEANNE said...

Hello Jillian, I love going on your honeymoon trip to Paris. A dream honeymoon to say the least. I love the pretty photos of you and it is ok for hubs to stay incognito. Smile.

I too love antiques and it is wonderful that your hubby loves them too.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs, Jeanne

Ms.Daisy said...

Now here are some photos I've never seen! Do you have them in an album? Next time I'm with you I'd love to see them! Great Pink Saturday pictures!


LV said...

I was fortunate enough to visit Paris many years ago. I enjoyed the tour you took us on today. I found most everything too pricey even back then.

Maison Mutt said...

Congrats on being spotlighted this week! You & I have Paris in common. Love love love. As a matter of fact I also blogged about a Paris institution this week. Hope you stop by to check it out. Thank you for the wonderful trip to a place that I just love! I am your newest follower.
Licks & Wags,

Unknown said...

Congratulations on being featured this week. Your trip to Paris looked wonderful. My hubby and I like antiquing too. Just wish we had a truck and pocket full of money. Happy Pink Saturday!

Amisha said...

Looks like you had a blast!! Paris is on my life's to-do list.

A Garden of Threads said...

I would love to go to Paris, I too have passed up things I wish I had purchased. You look beautiful in the pink dress.

Gail said...

Wow, what a great time you had in Paris. You seem to travel alot, lucky you getting to see the world. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Rebecca said...

Great photos of your trip-how wonderful that you and your husband share that together-antiquing hunting-wish mine did-happy PS!

Natasha in Oz said...

What a fabulously romantic post! I loved everything about my trip to Paris too...I wish I was there right now!

Best wishes,

Unknown said...

Hi Jillian, so romantic a trip to Paris! Love your photos!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I wish so much that my husband and I could go to Paris together. I took my children 10 years ago and we had a blast. My husband doesn't fly, so I just need to keep the memories alive from 10 years ago. Great posting! Marcia

D. Jean Quarles said...

Such a lovely pink post and you're right so much commitment. Love it.

MJ said...

Great post! I love Paris but didn't get to Marche des puces either! One day, I hope! At least I got there vicariously!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I love your photos. What a great honeymoon. Happy belated Pink Saturday.