April brocante tour is underway!

by Sharon Santoni
[blank] The guests for my April tour arrived in Normandy this morning and life is going to be pretty speedy until after the weekend, so I’ll just keep you updated with a few pictures of what we get up to each day ….  in fact today was so filled that I hardly thought to get out the camera:  …   we visited Monet’s garden at Giverny, we enjoyed a spectacular lunch at Les Jardins Plumes, and we shopped and shopped and shopped …. ![blank]

[blank]turning in after a lovely supper; tomorrow is another day …[blank]


ArchitectDesign™ April 25, 2013 - 11:22 pm

charming! can't wait for more 🙂

Anonymous April 25, 2013 - 11:56 pm

Absolutely beautiful. I would love to see Monet's garden. Can't wait for more. Thank you for sharing.

Lynne April 26, 2013 - 12:21 am

Lucky them. I'm envious.

Myplace4tea April 26, 2013 - 12:36 am

Beautiful images…

Linda Carswell April 26, 2013 - 12:56 am

Gorgeous photos as always….thank you!

Vintage Finds April 26, 2013 - 6:29 am

Have a wonderful time. You are in your element in 'hostess mode' so I know you will be thoroughly enjoying yourself, if somewhat exhausted, after the tour! Lovely the drawers in one of the middle pics.


Colleen Taylor April 26, 2013 - 6:35 am

Oh how gorgeous & inspirational these photos are Sharon! Makes me want to paint flowers. I'm envious as well. Thank you as always.

The Blue Farmhouse April 26, 2013 - 6:39 am

My husband would love that old fishing basket!

Charulie April 26, 2013 - 7:05 am

I love – as in L-O-V-E – the drawers.

PamLuvsPink April 26, 2013 - 7:36 am

Hi Sharon!!!

The tour looks great!!!

I love all the pictures and I swear(in a polite way LOL) that in the 3rd picture I see a turtle. You know how much I love history and the 2nd picture is so great!!! They all are, but, these two really caught my imagination!!

Thank you and I can't wait to see the rest of the tour!!


Today's Treasure by Jen April 26, 2013 - 8:04 am

Brings back such great memories. I hope your guests enjoy their time with you, in your beautiful part of the world, as much as Rick & I did. Cannot wait to see some of the weekends loot! xo ~jen

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon April 26, 2013 - 9:14 am

This is so exciting. I did not know we were going to go with you. Can't wait to see what is next.

Anonymous April 26, 2013 - 11:14 am

This is my own backyard for 25+ years now. But we're moving – they dug up the fallow field behind us in Berthononville and are sraying pesticides right on us. Moving to the Correze – there are grazing fields(Limousin cattle) so less spraying. Going to miss Giverny so much – it really is 'chez moi'.
Recognize the Hotel Baudy. Years ago The World of Interiors had a an article about the renovation of it and how it housed the American art colony that was coming to Giverny to paint.

Angie Burrett April 26, 2013 - 11:31 am

The highlight of my morning is checking out your blog, always wonderful photos and great inspiration – thank you …cannot wait for tomorrow's update!

The enchanted home April 26, 2013 - 1:29 pm

How exciting and charming….oh I am jealous, but in a good way:) So happy we get to take part in it with you, at least virtually, next best thing!

marsha cannon April 26, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Thanks for the beautiful pictures. I am so excited to see what is new each morning!

Julia April 26, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Ah Monet's garden in April, parfait!

Sarah Malone, European Farmhouse Charm April 26, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Great memories of our trip with you last year-I can't believe it's been a year already!! I know your guests will enjoy every minute :)!
Sarah XO

peggy braswell April 26, 2013 - 6:37 pm

I so adored hearing + seeing all the spots you are going + doing each day. Can't wait to see more. Happy Weekend. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Anonymous April 26, 2013 - 7:08 pm

My husband and I toured Giverny in late May one year.

It was magical.

[email protected] April 26, 2013 - 8:55 pm

Hi Sharon
I almost joined your brocante tour, but I have to come with my family.
I drove pass your area from Paris. Still in France.

Can't to see the photo of cooking lesson.

Julie x

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Karen (Back Road Journal) April 29, 2013 - 4:17 pm

I know that your guests first day had to be memorable. I've spent time at Monet's home…even in the rain, it is wonderful.

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