welcome to my new blog and a special giveaway

by Sharon Santoni

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Welcome to my new blog!!

I so hope you like it![blank]

The layout is a little lighter and fresher looking; the archives are easier to negotiate; there are share buttons to … well,  share with;  and many different ways of following the blog.

The blog roll has changed to highlight a new selection of blogs each day and the  tags and the search button work better too.

I have to say a huge, enormous  thank you to the patient and talented team who helped me put this together – no problem was too big, no detail too small, you guys are my heros!

And – fingers crossed – in a week or so  I’ll be welcoming you to the grand re-opening of my brocante store![blank]

But the big news is that to  celebrate my new site I have a very special giveaway for you:  the chance to win a private brocante tour, to stay here in our guest cottage  in  Normandy and come shopping with me at my best brocante addresses to find your very own treasure![blank]

The winner of this ‘yay-for-the-new-blog’ giveaway will be welcome to come, alone or with a friend or partner,  and stay here for a week anytime during 2014.  While they are here, I shall take them out for two days shopping for brocante and flea market treasure, and share with them all my very best addresses.[blank]

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is  subscribe to My French Country Home, or – if you already subscribed to the old blog – then just confirm your resubscription to the new site.  The come back and leave a comment to tell me its done.

If you would like a second chance to win this private brocante tour just share the news of the giveaway on twitter, instagram or facebook, then come back here to tell me.[blank]

Be sure to leave separate comments for each new entry![blank][blank]

790 comments

Merry Bern November 20, 2013 - 8:34 am

Happy to be a re-subscriber! Would be thrilled beyond words to win the chance to “chine” and visit with you … what a generous prize … love the blog and look forward to more!

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Marsha Miller November 21, 2013 - 2:16 am

Sharon, Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. You are such an inspiration to me every day, really. Your beautiful photographs, special perspective on life in France, and the special charm of Normandy is incredible. I must also admit I have a special affection for Gibson and Ghetto….they are quite the team !! Hope to come and visit you in 2014 !!

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Erin Miller November 21, 2013 - 2:37 am

Looking forward to officially having your blog in my in box every morning. I will soon be moving to another state and will not have my mother sharing your site with me. We often look at your pictures together, and imagine a trip to visit you ! Winning this trip would be a dream come true. Merci Erin

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Virginia Leachman November 21, 2013 - 4:40 am

Oh…my sister and I will be in Paris and then we could come to your charming bungalow. I’ll bring you an actual birdhouse, like the one featured in your giveaway.
We’re both growing cool little businesses; gardenbirdhouses.com and hillbrookcollectons.com and France is always a source for ideas….we wouldn’t be any trouble, just fun – loot shoot – we’d have a hoot!

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Virginia Leachman November 21, 2013 - 4:44 am

Re-uped with your new blog and just posted your Blog on Facebook! It’s a first for me to do this! You deserve it.

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Irene November 24, 2013 - 11:44 am

Well done Sharon! new blog; new camera and you say your not as organized as you would like. I love your blog; you are true to your life living in France as it is. Very refreshing, love sharing your day to day experiences. Would be a delight to see you in the flesh.. Have a lovely festive season to you and all your readers. As women we need to remind ourselves its all about sharing; not trying to have everything perfect.!

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sherry klusman November 24, 2013 - 2:58 pm

I wouldn’t want to miss one day of this new blog. There is something about country living that touches my heart and soul more than city life. I’m an Arizona girl through and through and we simply don’t see things like you post. Your photos capture the pulse of the area you live in. Thanks for the chance to come to your part of the world and walk by your side.

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Frances November 24, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Looking forward to reading your blog! I would love the chance to come to your guest cottage 🙂 I’m celebrating 25 yrs married and turning 50 yrs old in 2014 winning this would be the cherry on top!

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Milissa Klicka November 24, 2013 - 3:42 pm

I am happy to have re-subscribed to your newly designed blog, and am hoping to be one of the lucky ones who gets to meet you and find wonderful treasures. Until then I will faithfully be reading your inspiring blog!
Thanks for brightening my day every day! ~ M

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Laura Cook November 25, 2013 - 4:54 am

Of course I would confirm my subscription! I already have my plane reservation for June 2014 to Paris. I would love to do a brocante tour, although my about to be 18 year old son might sigh and roll his eyes. In the meantime I will brush up on my French.

Keep up the beautiful work,
Laura

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Kerrie Roberts November 20, 2013 - 8:43 am

As a subscriber I look forward everyday to an email from you with your next blog. Love the feeling of involvement you give us and hope you long continue with the new look. Always fun.

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Pauline November 20, 2013 - 8:43 am

Hi

Love your blog and in particular the antics of Gibson and Ghetto !

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Eva Martin November 20, 2013 - 9:01 am

Hi,

I was a subscriber but has just also subscribed to your new blog.
Thanks for the chance to win !
xEva

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Paula Wales November 24, 2013 - 5:56 pm

This is just beautiful am new here haven’t been here to long but I am enjoying this very much thank you for sending me a new way to enjoy beauty …good luck and those things that come with something new and different….I will enjoy being here very much..Thank you

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Lynne Ireland November 20, 2013 - 9:06 am

I too would love to enjoy this fabulous give away, stepping into your blog world would be a very welcome and exciting break! New blog looking very clean and tidy, although I cannot work out how to do any of the re registering, so I hope you still pop up on my blog reading list as usual?

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FB November 20, 2013 - 9:09 am

Hi,

I’m a new visitor on your blog and I’m happy to be welcomed by such an exciting giveaway! I naturally subscribed! 🙂

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claudia gori November 20, 2013 - 9:21 am

Thank you Sharon for your new blog. I have just registered and would be very, very happy to win this wonderful giveaway.

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Lynne Ireland November 20, 2013 - 9:29 am

I already follow you on Pinterest!

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Patricia Ratcliffe November 20, 2013 - 9:42 am

Hello Sharon from Australia. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize. It would be a dream come true. Best wishes for the new blog. Reading your blog each day is a real joy!

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Cathy Chapman November 20, 2013 - 9:54 am

Bonjour Sharon,

I have successfully re-subscribed, the new blog look is fabulous, although I liked the original one, too! The giveaway is absolutely fabulous! Merci’!

Cathy 🙂

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Lyndia Rono November 20, 2013 - 10:13 am

I’m a new subscriber; however, I have followed your blog via various blog rolls for a very long time. I like your new design but I miss the picture of your beautiful farm house with your horses grazing in your yard. You are so kind and generous to offer an amazing prize. Thank you.

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Amanda Rush November 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

Hi Sharon, I would be unable to join you in 2014 but I just wanted to congratulate you on your new blog. Thank you for continuing to share your wonderful photos and reflections on life in Normandy via the blog. I always look forward to reading your posts. Best wishes, Amanda

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Shannon Weir November 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

The new layout is great and what an exciting giveaway!!!

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Mary November 20, 2013 - 10:56 am

Happy to re-subscribe to your blog. It ‘s always a treat to read about life in France. Love the new look!

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Vicky Dickens November 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

Hi Sharon – I’ve re-subscribed and look forward every morning to your latest post. Boy would I ever love to win your fabulous giveaway! I don’t do facebook, instagram or twitter so I guess I’m out of luck on that second chance. But what an unbelievable chance of a lifetime a visit and brocante hunt with you would be – I’d bring my sister and we’d be two mighty happy “girls”!

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Joanna Palomäki November 20, 2013 - 11:16 am

I so love this blog! The photos are really amazing. Want to re-subscribe 😀

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Karen November 20, 2013 - 11:28 am

I love your blog and have subscribed. Would love to win this generous giveaway as it would be the opportunity of a lifetime!

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Anita Rivera November 20, 2013 - 11:31 am

Good morning Sharon!

Don’t you just love a cleaner page? I do. Your new banner is gorgeous and I personally like a page where the layout and text are simple in order to help focus on the photos and what you want to say.

BRAVO! Anita

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Carol Matney November 20, 2013 - 11:32 am

Greetings from Indiana, United States! I just re-subscribed! I love the beautiful pictures you post! I would love to see these places in person! I hope I win!

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david terry November 20, 2013 - 11:32 am

Well, congratulations, Sharon. I should say, however, that you have a problem. I’m working on my 3 year-old laptop now
(via the usual “Internet Explorer” browser), and the right-margin, vertical banner ads are, for some reason, blocking-off the right-margins of the comments left by your readers (i.e……I can’t read the last two or three words of every line, although I can read all of the comment if it’s BELOW the right-margin, vertical banner ads).

I do wish there were a way to emphasize words without resorting to shift-caps (which, I gather, means that one is hysterical and screaming).

In any case?… At times such as this, I always call my canny webmistress (who designed my site), and she fixes “it” within two minutes.

Just saying…..

Thanks as ever for your wonderful, invigoratig, and always lovely blog,

David Terry
http://www.davidterryart.com

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Sharon SANTONI November 20, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Thank you for letting me know about the problem David, but that doesn’t mean you get to win the giveaway!

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Annie Bourke November 20, 2013 - 11:39 am

Hi Sharon,

Am only a recent subscriber, but would be ecstatic to spend a week with you next year. We’ve already booked to visit France (from Australia) next September and I’d love to have to re-jig our plans a bit to see your beautiful part of the country!

All the best, Annie

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Dorene November 20, 2013 - 11:40 am

Dear Sharon,
I am a faithful follower of your beautiful blog! I have resubscribed; however, when I clicked the link to confirm my subscription I got an error page. Hopefully I will remember to try again later to make sure I have gotten through.

Traveling to France is a lifelong dream! Getting to stay in your guest cottage and go shopping with you would be incredible! Tears come to my eyes just thinking about it…

Thanks,
Dorene

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Dorene November 20, 2013 - 11:40 am

Just shared on facebook!

Thanks,
Dorene

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Ellen Bourgeois November 20, 2013 - 11:46 am

Yes re-subscribed!! Glad to find you on Instagram and Pinterest too. Love the new blog and layout. Don’t give up on your new camera yet. You will feel at one in no time.

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david terry November 20, 2013 - 11:53 am

P.S. I want to win the giveaway. As far as I’m concerned, it’s already mine, and it was made to be mine. I want to come to your place and stay for free and explore both my inner and outer selves. I also know, deep in my heart, that everyone in the vicinity would benefit (morally, physically, and spiritually) by my presence on your property. I would ask if you agree with me, but I already know that I needn’t do so.

I also want to think of even ONE reason that any of your readers might just possibly deserve to win this give-away more than I do…..but I really can’t…I just CAN’T. I can’t think of a SINGLE reason for anyone’s possibly deserving this lovely, generously-intended gift more than I do. I quite sincerely dare ANYONE to tell me how he/she could be more deserving of this treat than I already and obviously am.

I’m just kidding, by the way. Perhaps you’ll be amused to hear that I’m longtime friends with a woman (she is, indeed, quite beautiful, even at age 65….and she is the ULTIMATE “Southern Belle”, a la Scarlett O’Hara) who was a former beauty queen (yes, she did win titles, before marrying well). She once (this was about ten years ago) came by the house….quite rattled by a meeting with some divorce-lawyer who apparently had been frank and straightfoward and practical with her.

As she sat in the front room, she sipped her wine, and she talked of “I have NEVER been talked to in that way!…I went back home and just CRIED!!!!……but then, I got up, and I looked in the mirror, and I told myself ‘He has no right to speak that way to me; I am ADORABLE!!!!”.

I kid you not….she said that. What can one do in the face of such tsunami-proportioned egotism?

So…..I want the give-away. Give it to me. Now. I deserve it more than anyone else. A cursory glance over all previous comments and personal photographs left by your readers will immediately and obviously demonstrate that I am by far the most intelligent, amusing, and physically-attractive person in the whole bunch.

I would ask if you agree, but I know that you will…..so the question would, of course, be merely rhetorical.

Give me the give-away.

Thank you in advance,

David Terry
http://www.davidterryart.com

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Emm November 22, 2013 - 6:11 pm

At a time of too much sad news, your monumental comment makes me laugh. Thank you.

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Marcella November 23, 2013 - 11:24 pm

David does pose a credible point.

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Melanie Jimerson November 20, 2013 - 11:55 am

Long time reader but a new subscriber. Your blog is beautiful and makes me long to go back to France. Thank you!

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Milissa Klicka November 21, 2013 - 7:21 pm

What an absolute wonderful opportunity! I would be so pleased to win!!
I have tried to re-subscribe to the Blog and it isn’t letting me and says that I am already subscribed… I have posted a fabulous notice for your new Blog on Face Book~Thanks, Sharon for sharing this with one of us! Cheers!

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Heather @ new house new home November 20, 2013 - 11:58 am

You are going to make some lucky girl very very happy with this giveaway!! How wonderfully generous of you to host this.

As for the new blog lay-out – I love it. You’re right, it’s so much lighter. Makes me want to look at mine in a new light.

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Heather @ new house new home November 20, 2013 - 11:59 am

Just to also let you know that I’ve been a long time subscriber, but have resubscribed.

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Jackie Layton November 20, 2013 - 12:06 pm

I have subscribed to the new blog and confirmed the email.

The new look is beautiful, and I’d love to come spend a week with you. Thanks for the opportunity.

Have a great day!

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Elisabeh November 20, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Hello from Sweden. I’m a regular reader and have gladly subscribed your new blog. It looks lovely.

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Christine Frew November 20, 2013 - 12:12 pm

I am the real person from “Sunny Morning Vintage” on Facebook, and I love your FB page so to now have ablog too it great!

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Cheryll Kaczkowski (Corinne) November 20, 2013 - 12:13 pm

A long-time follower and I must say the new look is very inviting. Your generous offer is beyond tempting. Over the last few years I have referred my little blog group of readers to your blog because it was so interesting, well written and inspiring. Best to you, and thanks for all your hard work.

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Dianne November 20, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Lovely, just lovely!!! I always look forward to see what you’re up to…..

Needless to say, would love to come and visit you…..

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Mable Zak November 20, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Have re-subscribed and looking forward to new posts!

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Melissa November 20, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Just shared on Facebook!

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Jana Adams November 20, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Resubscribed for sure!!!! Love, love, love your blog! Really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Paris so I would be ecstatic to win a trip to Normandy! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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Jana Adams November 20, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Shared your awesomeness on facebook!

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Jan Meacham November 20, 2013 - 12:42 pm

We would have such fun! Hope I win… Thank you ❗Jan

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Carolyn from Pittsburgh November 20, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Everything looks great. Resubscribed when I got the email. Thank you for the chance
to come visit. Please enter me.

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Hildy L November 20, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Just posted on FB! Would love to visit and shop! What a generous giveaway!!

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kathy November 20, 2013 - 12:49 pm

i would love the chance to hunt for treasure!!!! thank you for the chance. fingers crossed

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Connie November 20, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Sharon, I look forward to your new blog! I have been admiring your FB posts and other blogs for quite a while. Each morning I take a little trip to France as I peruse your beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing!

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steph November 20, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Love the new look!!! (and the new camera seems to be performing quite nicely!!!)

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Martine Alison November 20, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Bonjour,

J’étais très heureuse de vous suivre sur votre ancien blog je vais l’être encore sur ce nouveau…
Vos photos, vos petites recettes sympathique, la vie de tous les jours avec vos toutous et bien évidemment la brocante qui parfois me ramène à mon enfance et à tous ces objets que j’ai connus chez mes grands-parents sont autant de choses qui me donnent du plaisir à pousser la porte de votre univers.

Gros bisous à vous;

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Barbara Anderson November 20, 2013 - 1:25 pm

I’m a re-subscriber and a dedicated Francophile. Will be in Normandy for D-Day 2014 and would love to shop til we drop!!!! Inspired by your blog! Texas Francophile.

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Charlsey November 20, 2013 - 1:35 pm

I look forward to your blog each day. I like the new look and resubscribed.

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SESTOFI November 20, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Hello,

I have just subscribed to your website. Congratulations on the new design! I would love to have the chance to visit Normandy and go on a brocante tour.

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Roxane November 20, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Wonderful new look on the blog! I look forward to your blog posts every day. I just subscribed again (although no notification email?) and will be posting it on my FB page and on Instagram…no tweeting for me though, I can barely keep up with all the blogs, Instagrams and Facebook postings as it is. How I’m expected to work while keeping in touch with the world is beyond me! Winning a week at your cottage and shopping with you (missed that last time!) would just be unbelievable! I’d love to bring my oldest daughter with me to show her beautiful Normandy, buy her some beautiful treasures and make her drive me around, lol. She really deserves a wonderful experience like this as for the past year she has been learning and running our businesses which has enabled us to more free time. If for some reason (hard to believe there is one!) she couldn’t/wouldn’t go with me, well my sister would be on the plane with me in a split second. Once again, reading David’s post has me roaring with laughter, but……as for his over-the-top confidence that he’s got this give-away all sewn up, I’m going to give him a run for his money….because I (emphasize that “I”) want to win this give-away something wicked. I need to stay in your beautiful little cottage again, visit with your adorable dogs Ghetto & Gibson, drive on the narrow village roads at hair-raising speeds (yikes!), get stuck in a “credit card only” line at the tolls booths without realizing it (I wasn’t driving for that one) eat fabulous food and just soak in the essence of France. Game on, David! lol 😀

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david terry November 20, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Dear “Roxane”,

I will remain surprised that you find my sincere comments a subject for mirth. Simultaneously, I am not in the least surprised to read that you wish to win this give-away only so that you & your automobile might endanger the very lives of Sharon, her children, her dogs (whom you, with unmistakable cunning and, frankly, disgusting hypocrisy, puport to “adore”), and the general, unsuspecting peasantry of Normandy.

As a Christian, I cannot tell a lie. Therefore, I am forced to publicly declare that you sound like a remarkably dreadful, cruel, crudely gluttonous (what true lady would publicly speak so shamelessly of eating anything?),and enterprisingly self-centered & self-serving, speed-drunk & doubtlessly DANGEROUS harpy.

In short? You are obviously a scheming, selfish little MINX of the first water! How DARE you question my right to win this give-away (which was so obviously designed to be MINE)? I ask you to even try doing so; have you NO shame?

I rest serenely in the bosom of the comfortable assumption that there is no chance whatsoever that you will be allowed, for even one moment, to pollute the shades and lawns of Mme. de la Santoni’s French Country Home with your all-too obviously lowborn & vilely insinuating presence. Your boldness is and will remain a cauterizing affront and an appalling impudence to all decent folk of the upper classes.

Yours in Righteous Anger,
The Rev. Dr. David C. Terry
Webb House
Hillsborough, NC

P.S. Hey Roxane?…..I should admit that I really have, FOR YEARS, wished for an opportunity to parody Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s eye-poppingly snobby&illogical “pollute the shades of Pemberley!” speech to Elizabeth Bennett in “Pride & Prejudice”. Thank you for providing me with the chance……

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Heather in Arles November 20, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Run for the hilllllls! When the Rev Doctor Terry shows up, it is time to take cover. Although it looks like Roxane is going to give him a run for his money…

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Marcella November 23, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Uh oh.

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Sissy Thomas November 20, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Love your new blog and would love to return for a visit. I just subscribe to your new blog.

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Esther Mangione November 20, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Just shared your generous giveaway on Facebook. Can’t wait to meet you in 2014!!

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Laura @ 52 FLEA November 20, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Hi Sharon,
Your new look is fabulous! I look forward to each post and have re-subscribed, of course.
The chance to visit your beautiful home and go brocanting with you is beyond my wildest dreams! Fingers crossed! 🙂

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CÉLINE CHOLLET November 20, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Sharon,
Le look du nouveau blog est pas mal du tout ! Oui, plus lumineux, plus clair, bien rangé…
Je ne manque pas d’y jeter un œil chaque jour avec plaisir ! Giveaway, giveaway… je ne sais même pas comment traduire ce mot en français…? En tout cas cela t’apporte encore des fans et du succès, bravo !
Bonne journée,
Céline.

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architectdesignblog November 20, 2013 - 2:07 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! Count me in -it sounds magical.

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Kelly November 20, 2013 - 2:10 pm

What a dream trip!! I’ve not won any give-aways ever so hoping this is the one! To roam the French country side and then come back to your lovely home……..wonderful.

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Cindy White November 20, 2013 - 2:22 pm

So happy to re-confirm my subscription. Love the new look.

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Lana November 20, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Have been following your blog for awhile but happy to subscribe.
Would love to visit, thanks for the opportunity to win.

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Lana November 20, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Just shared your link on Facebook.

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adrienne November 20, 2013 - 2:55 pm

I love the new look and the header is fabulous ~ very charming.

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Doria November 20, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Look forward to your posts every day. Thanks for your generous look into your life in France. It is such a pleasure to look at and to read.

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Contessa November 20, 2013 - 3:13 pm

I have re~subscribed!Under CONTESSA……………..instead of LA CONTESSA!

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Jennifer November 20, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Your new blog looks great and I am happy to be a re-subscriber!

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Laura Bradley November 20, 2013 - 3:15 pm

I resubscribed! Happy to have the chance to win! Wow what a prize! Peace, Laura

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Trudye November 20, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Congrats,Sharon, on the ‘facelift’ to the blog! I have been a longtime subscriber and follow on IG as well. The glimpses you give us into your life in Normandy are dream worthy . Beautiful pics and prose shared here! What a wonderful legacy you have chronicled for your children to reference in years to come…priceless! I would love the opportunity to come stay in the cottage with my husband and partner in crime! He is a WWII history buff and I would love to surprise him with a trip! It would be an honor to meet Gibson and Ghetto IRL,the magnificent horses in the barn, and of course,you too, Sharon! I am adorable,too! If I do not win based on that mere fact alone,David Terry should win! He is hilarious! Fingers crossed, T

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Trudye November 20, 2013 - 4:28 pm

BTW…justmetbg on Insta!
It looks as if the makings of a grande house party are hatching! But, beware…Roxanne may eliminate David! Remember Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’…cunning vixen with a gun

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Contessa November 20, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Of course, I would LOVE to come hang out in your kitchen and meet the four legged BEASTIES!I would be beside myself!But I do think you would be more entertained by DAVID!!

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Laura Bradley November 20, 2013 - 3:19 pm

I also just shared on facebook for a second chance at the win! Keeping all my fingers crossed! Peace, Laura

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Bebe November 20, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I hope that my comments will “take” on your new site! I have never had any luck, writing brilliant prose (a la David) and ending up with nothing posted. Here goes….

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Fiona McKeogh November 20, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Lovely!! Pleeeeeeze let it be me!!

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[email protected] european farmhouse charm November 20, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Hi Sharon-
Nicely done-very fresh looking! What a giveaway! I’m happy to re-subscribe.
Hugs to you-
Sarah

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Bebe November 20, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Well, here I am. Posting after months and months of yearning.

Missing France and Normandy, would love to be able to enjoy one of your brocante tours in person rather than vicariously. (Though that is quite special, too.)

Your fall roadway photos are stunning. They look like impressionist paintings.

Waiting and hoping…

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Bebe November 20, 2013 - 3:31 pm

PS. I just subscribed for the first time.

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Fredrika Johnson November 20, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Following your new blog as well, and wishing you all the best luck with it!

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david terry November 20, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Oh….just for the record, folks? I’m long-married to a genuine Frenchman (suffice it to say that our biggest problem, so to speak, has been inheriting his grandmother’s very pleasant Paris apartment and his great-aunt’s very elegant 18th century house in Perpignan….when we have no intention of living in either place?). Herve’s parents are still quite healthy/lively (they were just here, visiting for three weeks), but I assume we’ll eventually have to deal with a house in Tours, also. For various reasons, both Herve and I come from families that have always managed to retain their houses, but the current generation (us, to be frank) comprises half the number of folks in the previous generation, which comprised half the number of family member who were kicking around in 1900 or so. Hence, a surfeit of houses.

Sharon knows all of this. I think she’ll agree with me that I can chatter and type-away as furiously as I please……but I don’t get to win anything. Even in this world, that would be too manifestly unfair……if I had any real gumption, I’d hop on a plane, go to the Paris apartment, and vacuum the damn thing. I don’t think anyone’s been it for at least three months (we loan it out regularly to friends and family, as you might guess)

It is awfully fun, though, to imagine some reader’s (preferably someone who’s always dreamed of going to France, but never has been able to do so) winning Sharon’s generously-spirited give-away.

I should emphasize that I grew up in the country….the mountains of East Tennessee. I never visited France until I was 42, and Herve took me there. As was the case for Julia Child and countless others, I was profoundly changed by that very first visit, and I’ve been going regularly since then (2005, to be precise about the matter).

Thanks again to Sharon for all the work (and, yes, I know it’s WORK) involved in creating this lovely blog.

Sincerely,
David Terry

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Trudye November 20, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Alrighty then! So, all of us who do not win,can stay at one of your, fortunate to have inherited, homes? I will even vacuum! Lol…. T

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Jean Clark November 20, 2013 - 3:45 pm

I find your blog so refreshing and have resubscribed. I have visited Normandy and found it very beautiful. Thanks for blogging!

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hopflower November 20, 2013 - 3:45 pm

I just resubscribed. Now, that is a give-away!

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Heather in Arles November 20, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Hooray! Oh my goodness Sharon, this absolutely made my day, all of it, it really did. Your new blog is beautiful (and exactly along the lines of the kind of update I would like to do but am too chicken), your giveaway is amazing and David? Well, we all love David Terry dearly now don’t we? He is the real deal. Just like you are, Madame. 😉

As Mr. Terry has inspired me (NOT the Rev. Dr. but the actual one), I too will forfeit my vote for someone who has never been to this fine country, so will merely say “bravo!” and that I am looking forward to many more years of being inspired by you.
xo
H

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Gayle November 20, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Love your new look and as always look forward to your photos, recipes and thoughts.

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Martha Tsihlas November 20, 2013 - 4:00 pm

I adore your blog and Ghetto and Gibson’s antics. Definitely would love to visit that part of Europe with my daughter. Thanks for sharing!!

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Carole November 20, 2013 - 4:04 pm

I am re-subscribing to your beautiful post and pictures and lovely stories………the pictures of the curvy road along side the fence on your property that you have posted so many times in so many seasons is so peaceful………. I enjoy so much reading your posts and I am transported to France every day…….such a treat. Would love to brocante any where, any time. Thank you for your slices of life in France…….so much enjoyed.

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Jo @ Let's Face the Music November 20, 2013 - 4:10 pm

I have subscribed. Everything is light and lovely. The giveaway is sublime. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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Jan November 20, 2013 - 4:10 pm

I have replied to the email that you sent, so that I could re-subscribe to your lovely blog. I LOVE the new look of the banner. Your home is so beautiful; I would dearly love to join you on a treasure hunt! Thank you for your blog – I look forward to each new post!

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Jo @ Let's Face the Music November 20, 2013 - 4:11 pm

I shared this beautiful giveaway on my FB page. Just thinking about the prospect of winning is dreamy. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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Alison Beyer November 20, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Hello – just re-subscribed. Would love the oppriunity to come all the way over from Canada. Keep up the awesome posts!

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rachel organ November 20, 2013 - 4:30 pm

I love your new look. I have been fallowing you for years but I just re-subscribed and hoping to win your amazing give away !!! I am a treasure hunter here in California and ready to go international 🙂

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cecilia November 20, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Hi,

I have been a reader but just subscribed. Thanks for the chance to win. What a dream come true that would be.

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Marcia Haimbach November 20, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Love the new site, clean, crisp and inspiring. I hope to shop and visit in France one day, even though I may not win this giveaway! Fingers crossed, Marcia

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Pam November 20, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Love the new look
crisp, clean and easy to navigate
really highlight your beautiful pic’s now too
great job
Would be thrilled to come and visit you
a dream come true!!!
xxoo
Pam

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Asha November 20, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Some blogs are just that bit of inspiration you need every day to keep following a dream – and this is one of them! I love the photos and descriptions of your lovely life -it always adds something beautiful to my day! I, like everyone else would absolutely adore the chance to have a couple of days doing my absolute favourite thing in the world in an area I don’t know well at all (and a few days without the kids to boot- oh the heavenliness of it!).
Thanks for your blog and congrats on the new layout – it was worth the effort!

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Sherry Reckas November 20, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Checked the new website, Liked you on Facebook. I would love to win the brocante tour trip. I go to brocantes fairly often here in Paris but I don’t know what I’m doing so I never buy anything. I was at one this weekend on rue Cler and found a fantastic painting but didn’t think it was worth what the people were asking and they weren’t at all flexible. So, I think that I have a lot to learn. I see that you get tons of great stuff (your loot) and I am very envious. Thanks. Sherry

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Barbara H November 20, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Re-subscribed to your new blog. Love the new one by the way. I have never been to France, would love to go.

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Kristen Crumly November 20, 2013 - 4:51 pm

LOVE your blog and was happy to resubscribe so I don’t miss a thing!

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Kimberly Hart November 20, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Love your beautiful new blog- and I confirmed my subscription. Thanks for this spectacular chance to visit!

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Barbara November 20, 2013 - 4:52 pm

I just re-subscribed to your new blog site. It’s lovely. As was the old one. It’s always such a delicious place to visit and it would be dreamy indeed to win a visit IRL.

Congratulations and best wishes in your new endeavors.

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Sue J. November 20, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Happy to re-subscribe. Your posts are lovely.

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Cindy November 20, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Beautiful! I have re-subscribed.
Blessings,
Cindy

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Sheila November 20, 2013 - 4:58 pm

I am new to your blog, and I love it. I am trying to subscribe but have not yet received the email. I also would love to come to Normandy and visit your brocante store.

I very much look forward to your posts!

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Brittany Ruth November 20, 2013 - 5:01 pm

I follow on Bloglovin and I Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/TheRococoRoamer.

Please pick me, I am dying to visit and go antique shopping. I live in Germany 🙂

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Brittany Ruth November 20, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Forgot to separate the comment, I follow on Bloglovin and Tweeted.

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Kim K November 20, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Just resubscribed! I love your blog – it is a morning highlight! The new format is beautiful.

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Joyce royse November 20, 2013 - 5:02 pm

I have resubscribed and would love to win the trip to your lovely area. Looking forward.

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Kim K November 20, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Facebook share – check!

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janet hiltbrand November 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm

I am a subscriber and enjoy your blog very much. What a wonderful give-a-way!!! Janet

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Patrice November 20, 2013 - 5:07 pm

I am a re-subscriber to your blog which I so look forward to! I would love to visit Normandy & experience “your world”. Eons ago my father’s family came from Normandy so it would be extra special to walk the same soil. Merci and best regards!

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Georgette Baumann November 20, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Hi Sharon,

Not sure if I did the confirmation of my email to resubscribe correctly – but would love to be entered in your drawing for the giveaway to Normandy – it would truly be a dream come true! I love love love your blog!

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Georgette Baumann November 20, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Hi again Sharon – I went out on Facebook (I’m not that well versed in it, but I tried my best) & shared the news on the giveaway to Normandy, so if you can count me in with a 2nd chance to win your Giveaway I would really appreciate it 🙂

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Sara McCutchen November 20, 2013 - 5:11 pm

What an amazing giveaway!! I would love to win! I just re-subscribed.

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Amanda November 20, 2013 - 5:12 pm

I have resubscribed! Thank you SO much for this very generous opportunity. How exciting! I look forward to my daily peek into Normandy, France. One day I shall visit your beautiful part of the globe. . . . 2014 perhaps?! Some dreams DO come true!

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JoAnne November 20, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Just signed up for your blog. I have been following you on Bloglovin. Enjoy your blog so much. My daughter just left for Germany. We definitely could make a stop in Normandy on the way to visit.

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Glynis Morris November 20, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Hi Sharon

We have recently moved to the Charente Maritime so I find your blog really interesting and full of good tips, recipies, interesting articles and oh such beautiful flowers. I too am now an avid dahlia fan!

Happy to re subscribe.

Glyn

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[email protected] November 20, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I am thrilled to be a re-subscriber. I love reading your blog and look forward to following along with your new site. 😉

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pilar asensio November 20, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Hello Sharon,
So excited for your blog. Loved the one, but it is always a good idea to renew yourself once in a while. I read and look forward to your blog everyday; coffee cup in hand I sit and relax and you bring good things to me as I start your day. I am in the process of opening a small store here in Southern California so a trip to France and shopping with you would indeed be a dream. Thank you.

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Donna November 20, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Really enjoy your blog with your wonderful photos. Very well done!

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Dale Ballard November 20, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Sharon, on my less busy days, it is a pleasure to sit and review your blogs from the week! Would miss you terribly otherwise. Thanks for the French contemplations!

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Eve November 20, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Bonjour,
Loved shared and subscribed <3
Eve

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Maria Ricci November 20, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Just put your giveaway on my Facebook!

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Elena November 20, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Following your new blog as well. Would enjoy meeting you and seeing that beautiful part of France, but most importantly, do a brocante tour with you!

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Lorrie November 20, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Love the new look. Love the giveaway idea. Love the banter between Roxanne and David. I’ve added this new site to my Feedly reader so I won’t miss a post.

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Lorrie November 20, 2013 - 5:46 pm

I just shared via Facebook.

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Teresa November 20, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Just re-subscribed. Love your blog and would not want to miss a post!

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Pat M November 20, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Hi Sharon,
I have loved your blog from the first moment I discovered it–so happy to resubscribe and I am sharing on fb too.
Please pick me, pick me, pick me for that fabulous giveaway.
xo Pat

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Sherri November 20, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Thank goodness I’m re-subscribed! Love your inspiring blog!

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Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon November 20, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Congratulations on your new layout. It is lovely as expected.

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Penny Kweder November 20, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Resubscribing!! One of your biggest fans! AND…….lover of Ghetto! Well, Gibson too!
Yes please………enter me in the contest! Love you! Penny

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Dorothy Durbin November 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm

I received your confirmation email and replied to the link earlier today. Thank you for the heads up yesterday and thank you for your amazing blog.

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Elyn Wright November 20, 2013 - 6:11 pm

I have resubscribed – wouldn’t want to miss a day of your life enriching blog. Your photography is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life! Would love to win your giveaway and get to experience everything in person instead of in my dreams.

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Emma November 20, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Thanks for the chance. Hope to be lucky enough to win ;P Love your blog. A big hug,
Emma

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Nancy November 20, 2013 - 6:17 pm

I would so love to come stay with you and do a tour! Does this prize mean you no longer have your house on the market?
Your blog is always on my morning read!
Nancy

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Sharon SANTONI November 27, 2013 - 11:58 am

Hi Nancy, My house hasn’t been on the market, you must have confused it with another

x

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Julia Ryan November 20, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Hello, I am happy to resubscribe to your blog. It truly is my favorite! What model of the lumina camera did you get? I think your new photos are beautiful! Would love to hear how the operation of it works out for you. I hope to visit you for a tour one of these days!
Thank you for all of the time and heart you put into this blog for the rest of us to enjoy!

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Emma November 20, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Shared on facebook a few minutes ago! Let’s hope the double chance will bring me luck!

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Jane Bulmer November 20, 2013 - 6:23 pm

Hi Sharon,

Brocanting is absolute heaven to me!!! Would love, love, love to win! Congratulations on your new blog! I do miss the photo of the house with the horses and dog, though!!!!! I log in througout the day to just gaze at that picture and dream! Please find I place to put it back in your blog!

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Barbara James November 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Happy to be a rescriber. Can’t wait for new posts.

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Lise-Lotte November 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm

I love the new look– it coincides with your new camera! The one thing I know and hope won’t change is your wonderful eye for beautiful photographs, your honesty, humour and insight in your writing, and your topics which always inspire.
Thank you for sharing this blog- it is a gift.
I think I re-subscribed correctly?
Lise-Lotte
partygreen.ca

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Sylvia Faye November 20, 2013 - 6:31 pm

Sharon I have been a happy subscriber to your old/now new site and I believe as did my MIL that 13 is a lucky number and look forward to winning this most extraordinary trip. How I would love to come to France with my dear one in the spring. Thank you for your generousity in offering this desireable giveaway.
With gratitude,

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Diana November 20, 2013 - 6:33 pm

Hi Sharon, I have been reading your blog for about a year now and love all your beautiful photos and conversation. This would be an amazing giveaway to win after seeing all the places you’ve been and the treasures you’ve found. Thanks for this chance. Would love, love, love to win.

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Diana November 20, 2013 - 6:34 pm

The new blog does seem to have a lighter look, but I loved the old one too. Would love to win this giveaway and so I posted it to Twitter as well. Thanks again.

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sue November 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

I recently discovered your blog and joined your e-mail subscription! I look forward to the lovely photos.

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Rachel November 20, 2013 - 6:41 pm

I love the fresh new look! Each time I read your blog I’m filled with a new wave of wanderlust. You capture the simple elegance of the French countryside in each photo. Who would not want to visit such a beautifully historic land?

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Anne November 20, 2013 - 6:43 pm

Sharon, love the look of your new blog and am pleased to be re-subscribed. I am looking forward to receiving your posts again. They offer me a few minutes of serenity, inspiration, and beauty each day over morning coffee; and sometimes giggles, too, when I read of the dogs’ and some of their adventures.

Congratulations on the new site, and thanks again!

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Aimee November 20, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Hi Sharon,
I have been following your blog for a few months and re- subscribed. I always look forward to your posts. I am new to blogging and in the process of starting my own. I would love to win this giveaway and visit your beautiful countryside. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Aimee

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Donna Baker November 20, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Love he new look. I always wondered how blogs looked so professional. I’d love to come visit Normandy. I have never been to that part of France.

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Caroline November 20, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Hello! I have subscribed – the new site layout is so lovely…such a dreamy give-a-way, thank you for the chance to enter.

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Patty/BC November 20, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Love your new look! Congratulations on the chrisp, bright, new layout, it’s beautiful! Patty/BC

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Dana Skotdal November 20, 2013 - 7:14 pm

ooooh yes please!!! I have loved your blog for years, and found you through one of my dear friends in ‘real’ life, Jeanne of I Dream Of. I am hoping to come visit there one of these days anyway, so winning your contest would be amazing. 🙂 I tried commenting on your post a few days ago regarding your camera…but it did not work. 🙁 I just bought a new Canon EOS SL1 Rebel, and LOVE it. I had a point and shoot for years, and this is a wonderful step up without getting too ‘serious’. I’ve taken great pictures of family, outdoors, and some of my interior design projects, all with good results. Several professional photographers I know recommended this one for non professionals because it’s super light weight, easy to use and takes gorgeous pictures – either in the automatic settings or using the manual ones. I haven’t figured those out yet…but maybe someday. My husband has the giant Canon 5D, which is the size of a pony. I throw mine in my purse and it’s easy to take with me. Anyway, in case you have not already found your next camera I thought i’d try giving you one more recommendation! (I’m not in any way connected to Canon…)
Hope to meet you someday, if not as the winner of your contest then when I can get there on my own!! xo Dana

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Alison November 20, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I feel like I already won with being able to get your posts in my email!! Thanks again!

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Michele November 20, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Very happy to re-subscribe, just really love hearing about your life in France!

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Delia Bourne November 20, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Hi Sharon, greetings from Le Morvan. Thank you for the invite to resubscribe – I have done straight away! I would love to win the opportunity to meet you for some brocanting heaven. I will share the competition details on my Facebook pages and tweet too. Bon chance everyone. xx

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vicki archer November 20, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Hello Sharon,

Congratulations… the new site is gorgeous… and who wouldn’t want to come brocanting with you… ? Yes please…

I shall share this for you later on FB etc… xv

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Wilma Tichelaar-Timmer November 20, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Wow Sharon, what a great give away. I’m in. I love the new lay out of your woderfull blog. Last October we were planning a trip to Paris. Never been there. But because there was a lot of rain expected, we decided not to go. So we (my husband and I) would be very happy to win. Nice combination, brocante shopping, Paris and staying at your beautifull property. Have a nice evening.

Wilma

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Dawn Marie Weeden November 20, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Hello from Chilly Wisconsin!
Have been following you on Facebook…just subscribed to the [new] blog. Congrats! It’s lovely!
Can’t wait for our cyber-friendship to unfold. Would love to be able to come shop with you some day…
Warmest regards,
Dawn Marie

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El Strickland November 24, 2013 - 7:57 pm

I love all things French!! I want to come and visit please!!!

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nadine November 20, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Just beautiful and absolutely dreamy.

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Dawn Marie Weeden November 20, 2013 - 7:44 pm

…and a share on Facebook as well! Cheers!

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sally everett November 20, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Love your blog! Happy to re-subscribe! Would love a week in your cottage! Merci beaucoup.

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sally everett November 20, 2013 - 7:56 pm

Shared on Facebook too!

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Lauren November 20, 2013 - 7:56 pm

As they say in the lottery commercials, “you’ve gotta play* to win.” Done. Fingers crossed.
*resubscribe

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Shyra Hallan November 20, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Love your blog! Just looking at the beautiful pictures of your cottage makes me relax. Imagine getting to actually visit!! With two little ones at home, a romantic get away with my husband would be wonderful! 🙂

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Cristina Gomez November 20, 2013 - 8:02 pm

Okay done! I am on your site every day for escape and inspiration. Thanks.

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Debbie November 20, 2013 - 8:04 pm

Well, you’ve certainly tempted me to subscribe! I’ve been reading your blog for about 6 months now, and have always just kept it bookmarked. Now I’m a subscriber!
I love your blog. I so loved Normandy when we visited in 2010, and your posts always bring that love back to the surface. Thank you.
D.

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Julie November 20, 2013 - 8:07 pm

I just subscribed. I currently follow you on blog-lovin’. I’ve been to France twice (although never to Normandy) and would be ecstatic to win. Your pictures look idyllic. Love from Indiana!

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Katie Vincent November 20, 2013 - 8:12 pm

I have resubscribed and love the idea of shopping for antiques with you in France!

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Babs M November 20, 2013 - 8:16 pm

I just subscribed — I already follow you on Facebook and will soon share to get another chance to win because I’m determined to win! I was in the Bayeux area in early November and would love to go back and spend some more time in Normandy.

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Susan Fothergill November 20, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Hello Ms. Santoni Smith,
Re-subscribing, for sure. I like the lovely, soft quality you are achieving with the new camera and through the photos, can easily imagine being there enjoying the sights and scents of the forest.
Wishing you continued success with your labours of love.

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Kat November 20, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Greetings from over in Ohio – I just resubscribed and want to take this opportunity to let you know how much I look forward to your blog. Your photographs are amazing – there are days I wish I could just stroll right into one of your pictures! Thanks for sharing Normandy and a little bit of yourself with us.

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Heather Gaylard November 20, 2013 - 8:24 pm

I have been following your Facebook page and blog for about twelve months, I have to say, I love everything about both! Can’t think of anything more exciting than winning a brocante trip.

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Babs M November 20, 2013 - 8:28 pm

I shared on Facebook — have I won yet? I’m packed!

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Rosemary Dunn November 20, 2013 - 8:32 pm

I think you had better give it to David… I don’t think I could bear to stand by and witness his heartbreak. I have finally “gone” direct and subscibed, it was a vicarious subscription via my mother before. Reading your blog is a family thing around here… and what war would erupt over who was to come with me if I was lucky? Mothers, daughters, sisters, sons… Mon Dieu! Mum and I have dreamed though, don’t you worry about that! Thank you for beautiful window into your world, I greatly appreciate it.

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Lydia Langston November 20, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Love love love your blog, the new look is great.

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Avril November 20, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Great new look. Have just subscribed and look forward to staying with you! I won a doll in a raffle when I was 9 and have won nothing since so it is surely my turn!

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Avril November 20, 2013 - 8:45 pm

Just shared on Facebook too, now I am bound to win!

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Dorothy Snyder November 20, 2013 - 8:47 pm

Your blog is so inspiring to me. The photos of the countryside bring me such joy and peace, your writing is incredibly inspiring and beautiful, your precious dogs are hilarious, you’ve expanded my world with such beauty. Your blog is the one I go to FIRST. Definitely my favorite. Thank you for all the time you spend giving us such inspiration, joy and beauty.
Blessings,
Dorothy

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Paige November 20, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Fingers crossed! Would love to come and visit and meet Ghetto in person!

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Dawn Fleming November 20, 2013 - 8:48 pm

So excited by this chance at your wonderful giveaway! I just resubscribed to your blog and shared on facebook.

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Lydia Langston November 20, 2013 - 8:51 pm

Sharon , Just shared on the Maine Country Home Face book page.

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Kay November 20, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Have re-subscribed – love your blog 🙂

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Trina November 20, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Just subscribed! Love your blog!!!!

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Trina November 20, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Also tweeted about your giveaway!!! Hope you gain more traffic from this. Your blog is wonderful!

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Pamm Callan November 20, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Hello Sharon,
I have enjoyed your blog so much and it would be a dream come true to win this opportunity! Thank you for sharing your life and for your generosity in this offer!
P.S. I’m making your butternut squash soup this afternoon as it is cold and cloudy here in So. Cal. today. -Pamm

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Judy Phillips November 20, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Just subscribed and would love to win!

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Lynne Beattie November 20, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Have followed your blog for a couple of years – first time subscribing! Love your site, photos and puppies!

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Shirley F. November 20, 2013 - 9:35 pm

I have confirmed my subscription so I look forward to continuing to read your wonderful blog!

The cottage looks like a wonderful place to spend a week too.

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Giselle November 20, 2013 - 9:39 pm

Sharon, The new site continues to inspire in your thoughtful, delicate way. Thank you for sharing your life, home and spirit with us! Giselle

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Pat Crowder November 20, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Sharon I love your new site, however I will miss the old one. This is so generous of you!

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Johanna Oinonen November 20, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Hello from Italy, by the Adrian sea.
I am a finnish girl living here with my italian husband.
I love France and the french style for interiors, architecture, landscaping and culinary not to forget :).
I have been there 13 years ago last time, but in the region of Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, Annecy and Paris.
I’m a new visitor on Your blog, eventhought I already follow You on Facebook and now shared Your giveaway. Now I subscribed here too! Love Your blog! 🙂
I would love to win with my husband the opportunity to meet You and enjoy a private brocante tour, to stay in Your guest cottage in Normandy and come shopping with You at Your best brocante addresses finding some treasures!

All the best for the Autumn, almost Winter!

Best regards,
Johanna

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Jessica Conick November 20, 2013 - 10:02 pm

I confirmed my subscription and would be in heaven if I ever had the chance to visit your home and see France with you! Until then…your blog is my dream and obsession 🙂

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Shirley November 20, 2013 - 10:07 pm

I subscribed. The new blog is lovely.

Shirley

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Joyce Changnon November 20, 2013 - 10:07 pm

Thrilled to subscribe to your new blog and loved your old one. I would love to visit you in France. I drove from Paris to Rome on my honeymoon and France has always held a special place in my heart.

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grace dudley November 20, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Enjoy the blog so much……………good job.

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Francesca Muir November 20, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Lovely new blog – Congratulations F xx

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Kim Lambeth November 20, 2013 - 10:21 pm

So happy to subscribe to your new site!! I Would LOVE to win this one for sure!! Your pictures make me dream of doing a tour with you in France ~ this would be a dream come true for me!! So love your posts and site!! Please keep inspiring me : – ) Cheers!!

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JaneEllen November 20, 2013 - 10:23 pm

I am very new to your breath taking blog but I resubscribed (or tried to) but got message I was already subscribed. Just wanted to do what was required. Your header is so breath taking and the fall road photos, exquisite, like I could step into my computer and step out on that road. I’d love to print those photos out for my enjoyment just to look at and dream.
Who wouldn’t want a trip to Normandy, go shopping at authentic French stores. I was very new to French style when I started to read blogs but the ideas of it have certainly enchanted me and won me over, love the grace of the style.
Ok I’m off to share this opportunity on Facebook and maybe twitter also. Happy days to you and yours

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shari November 20, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Have loved following the beauty that you share, now though – I AM A SUBSCRIBER! Thanks for entering my name into the hat!

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Bonnie Gutierrez November 20, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Hi Sharon,
What a fresh new look, although it was quite lovely to begin with. Oh how we would love to return! Our time in the Country was probably the most wonderful and memorable trip that we have shared. Well I am reconfirmed and now all I need to do is win!! Thank you for providing the most pleasing posts. Regards, Bonnie G.

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shari November 20, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Shared your “New Style” blog on facebook…. thanks for another ticket in the hat!

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Kim Lambeth November 20, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Just liked your pic on Instagram!! : – )

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Kim Lambeth November 20, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Just pinned and liked you on Pinterest! 😉

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SarahB November 20, 2013 - 11:15 pm

I love the new look. Clean, fresh and still maintains the warmth of the old layout. Cheers!!

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Charlotte Stapleton November 20, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Sharon,
Thank you for sharing your French lifestyle. It keeps me dreaming happily from my comfy chair in the Ozarks. The new blog set-up looks wonderful! Charlotte by Design

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Kristie Franklin November 20, 2013 - 11:55 pm

I just subscribed to your new blog. I really like the layout…its cool, crisp and “so very French”.

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Bette Lee Collins November 20, 2013 - 11:57 pm

Thanks Sharon for being so generous… Yesterday I re-subscribed and today enjoyed the photos taken with your new camera and look forward to more of everything..

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Laurie November 20, 2013 - 11:59 pm

I subscribed and would be thrilled to come visit and shop with you!

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Nib's End November 21, 2013 - 12:03 am

I think I re-subscribed, but being technologically challenged as I am, I am not quite sure. Of course, winning the give away would be lovely and unexpected, but your generosity in granting us glimpses into your french country life and transporting us to places we might not otherwise see are a gift in themselves. I so enjoyed your selfie post awhile back but was too timid to selfie myself. You look as lovely and charming as your blog posts suggest.

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Deborah Wilkins November 21, 2013 - 12:10 am

Love the new look! Wouldn’t think of missing an issue. And, I would love, love, love to visit. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Lorena November 21, 2013 - 12:11 am

I suscribed again! And would love to be a winner and return there!

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Lorena November 21, 2013 - 12:12 am

I shared the post on Facebook! Cheers!

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Tami Grabinski November 21, 2013 - 12:31 am

I love your site and would be over the moon happy to win a trip! Happy to be a new subscriber!

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Judie Olivero November 21, 2013 - 12:36 am

Love your blog – love your country – love your dogs. Thank you for offering such a wonderful prize!!! I feel it in my old bones that I will win!

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Marcia Rocks November 21, 2013 - 12:38 am

I have enjoyed reading your blog for a long time and have just subscribed. What a dream prize for the winner!

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Maureen November 21, 2013 - 12:43 am

New subscriber to the blog, but have followed you on FB for over a year now. Thanks for the chance to winthe 2014 week with you!

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Gary November 21, 2013 - 12:43 am

I read all your posts but I am now a new subscriber. Love your blog and antiquing.

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Maureen November 21, 2013 - 12:45 am

Shared on my Facebook and sent private messages to @ 10 friends for second entry 🙂

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Kate Salvant November 21, 2013 - 12:54 am

Love the new look!!!!

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Wendi November 21, 2013 - 12:56 am

OK, have subscribed through my email account, I have already liked you on FB and have shared the contest there and will do the Twitter thing and let you know Sharon. You have no idea how much I am hoping, praying, doing mantras etc to win!!! What a fabulous prize!

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Wendi November 21, 2013 - 1:05 am

OK, did the Twitter thing too! Love the new look but do miss that beautiful picture of your home!

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Katherine November 21, 2013 - 1:07 am

The new site looks beautiful – the layout is simple and elegant…. like the author.

I did receive a notification today for your posting as I always do, but I did subscribe again. A visit to Normandy to take in the beauty of your property and community first hand would be a dream.

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michel cohagan November 21, 2013 - 1:16 am

Wow,that would be grand to come out and meet you and see your lovely home in person!!!!!!Just love to see what’s new everyday,thank you!!!!!

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lora Reardon November 21, 2013 - 1:18 am

Of course I re subscribed, I always look forward to your posts. The new blog is perfect.

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Karen November 21, 2013 - 1:18 am

I love reading your blog, and love the new look! Just subscribed – what a fabulous giveaway! This would truly be a dream trip!

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Gina Mattison November 21, 2013 - 1:24 am

Hello Sharon,

Thrilled to be able to subscribe now and leave comments as I wasn’t able to in the past. I love to follow you here, FB, & also on Pinterest. Thank you for making life a bit more beautiful just by taking the time to share all your lovely pictures, words, stories, incites, country roads and, of course, brocante!

Hope you have a beautiful day.

Gina

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Eileen November 21, 2013 - 1:25 am

Lovely! Congratulations on the new site and blog. It’s all beautiful.

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Leslie Humphries November 21, 2013 - 1:27 am

I check on your blog almost everyday for the beautiful photos! You absolutely must choose me for the 2014 tour!

Congrats on the new blog and keep those photos coming!

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Sally November 21, 2013 - 1:31 am

Definitely want to do this!

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Sally November 21, 2013 - 1:33 am

I shared on Facebook too. What a fun opportunity.

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Gina Mattison November 21, 2013 - 1:33 am

Hello,

Just shared on FB also.

Thank you for a wonderful give-away opportunity.

Gina

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Susan Vicary November 21, 2013 - 1:36 am

You have no idea how you and your blog has helped this middle age woman stay current, somebody I like the looks of and that is age appropriate…it’s so French, I wonder why Americans don’t get it….would love to be chosen, what a trip.
Thank you for all the inspiration!
Susan Vicary
Pennsylvania USA

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Theresa Halverson November 21, 2013 - 1:57 am

I’ve resubcribed. What a great giveaway Sharon! As an antique dealer and shop owner and interior decorator I’ve dreamed about joining in one of your tours. Your pictures becon me to want to step right into them and wonder the quant little towns there. With this many responses how will you decide? Let me help you…..PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEE, PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, PICK MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! HAHA, just joking. Wait, no I’m not!

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Di Mitchell November 21, 2013 - 2:04 am

Hi Sharon
I have just re subscribed. Thank you so much for your gorgeous blog.

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Jan Meacham November 21, 2013 - 2:07 am

Shared on Facebook!

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Pam Greene November 21, 2013 - 2:10 am

Sharon …
I love the new look! I always look forward to and enjoy your posts and photos 🙂 And … I am excited for the lucky person who wins the giveaway! Oh what a lucky person that will be 🙂 What a absolutely wonderful gift!
Hugs,
Pam

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Kim November 21, 2013 - 2:12 am

Yes and yes! Follow your blog and signed up to the new page and hope to win a trip!

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Pam Greene November 21, 2013 - 2:14 am

I just shared on Facebook! *smile*

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Kim November 21, 2013 - 2:22 am

Signed up and just posted on Instagram! May the force be with me! Hope to win the trip!

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Lisa November 21, 2013 - 2:22 am

Just re-subscribed! I enjoy your blog!!

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Kathy Nolen November 21, 2013 - 2:28 am

Hello Sharon!

I’m so happy to resubscribe (did that this morning) and would be estatic if I won your giveaway!

The new blog looks great and I’m looking forward to more charming and interesting posts!

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Margie Cox November 21, 2013 - 2:39 am

I have your blog saved in my favorites so although I have read it for several years, this is the first time I have actually subscribed. All because you have offered the chance to win time at your guest cottage, a brocante tour and of course time with you! What a dream come true that would be! My only problem would be deciding which of my sisters to bring with me when I win. Notice I said “when” not “if” ! Thanks for giving us the chance to have our dream come true!

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Maggie Harrison November 21, 2013 - 2:43 am

A new subscriber to your blog…so excited. Love your Facebook page. Winning would be a dream come true!

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Maggie Harrison November 21, 2013 - 2:49 am

Done and done. Facebook shared.

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Lynne Birchard November 21, 2013 - 2:57 am

What a wonderful and generous give away, Sharon.
Like many of your other readers, I have read your blog daily for several years now, but have never ‘subscribed’ to it, until today that is! My, how you have motivated us with your exciting offer of a stay at your guest cottage! I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Who ever wins will be blessed with a special holiday!
Lynne

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Cheri Hansen November 21, 2013 - 3:01 am

Dear Sharon, Have just re-subscribed. Love the sight. Cheri Hansen

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Debra Alfano November 21, 2013 - 3:14 am

I love your blog and following your life in such a charming place. Just subscribed and can’t wait to see what what lies ahead for My French Country Home.

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Lorene Crisalli November 21, 2013 - 3:25 am

Sharon,

I just love your new look… it is so pretty and light!! I am a follower and just received the notice to continue following now that you changed your blog…. Thank you so much for this very generous give-away… I have my fingers, toes and anything else can cross so hoping to win this wonderful get-a-way vacation.

Thank you again,
I just love reading your blog
Lorene

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Lorene Crisalli November 21, 2013 - 3:27 am

Hi Sharon,

Its just me again… and now I am a follower on your facebook page. I never thought to look for your on facebook so I am so happy for this contest as I can now follow you there as well. Thank you again.

Lorene

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Rissi Cherie November 21, 2013 - 3:38 am

Hi Sharon, your blog and photographs are so enjoyable. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into your blog, not to mention your fan taste and style! I would love to win a week at your guest cottage. I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page moments ago, and of course I resubscribed!

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Donna November 21, 2013 - 3:42 am

I am a follower who has just re-subscribed. I’ve learned so much about Normandy and hope to visit one day.

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Things That Inspire November 21, 2013 - 3:56 am

Your new blog looks beautiful! Congratulations on your new beginning.

Holly

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DIANE November 21, 2013 - 4:39 am

My favorite blog………and a brocante tour would be a favorite vacation.
Thanks for the chance.
Diane

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Jennifer Gleeson November 21, 2013 - 4:48 am

A longtime reader but new to the subsciption. Congratulations I Love the ‘light’ look of your ‘smile inducing’ blog.
I can’t hope to compete with the earnest words of others but believe me, my heart too desires the wonderful opportunity to brocante in Normandy with such a gracious hostas yourself.
To whoever wins may you have a wonderful time.

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Linda November 21, 2013 - 5:02 am

I love your ‘new look’ Sharon….and I adore your give-away! I would love a chance to return to France next year. I am in Paris (now) as I write this, the weather is ‘chilly’, but as always I am enjoying every second of my time here.
Linda

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elizabethdecourcy November 21, 2013 - 5:02 am

Ce nouveau design est fabuleux, j’ai hâte de découvrir vos nouvelles photos , je me suis inscrite et je croise les doigts pour que le ciel soit avec moi sur ce concours, je rêve de revoir ma Normandie natale.
All the best
Eli

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Trisha November 21, 2013 - 5:09 am

Dear Sharon, so enjoy receiving your news every day. I feel like you are a friend already.
I do like the new look, though to be honest the previous look was pretty fabulous anyway.
Ella’s blog also made you more real, it was so personal and honest. Anyway enough of that. Thank you for bringing a little of your life into my life everyday. Your photos of the countryside are so serene and the dogs are delightful. A warm goodbye from sunny Johannesburg (we were in the 30’s this weekend) – Trisha

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Taffy November 21, 2013 - 5:23 am

Yes, I thought the old blog design was lovely, but this is sweet as well- yes, a bit lighter. As always, you continue to delight and amaze!

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Tricia November 21, 2013 - 5:26 am

I love your blog and just re-subscribed! I am obsessed with France and all things French. I just visited Normandy for the first time last summer and I loved it, but I didn’t get a chance to shop (so many things to see, so little time!) so your giveaway sounds wonderful!

Tricia

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Lawless, S November 21, 2013 - 5:32 am

I love the new look, just resubscribed, thank you!

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Deborah Carter November 21, 2013 - 5:39 am

Hi Sharon, Of course I will re-confirm my subscription to your new version blog! It’s always one of my favourite ones to read over a mid afternoon cup of coffee! I am now enjoying your instagram images too! I couldn’t think of anything nicer than a few days in Normandy, anywhere in France would do! I loved the front page of your blog previously, but this one is more open and lighter looking. Well done on all the changes!
How on earth are you going to read through all these comments?
Cheers,
Deborah from Melbourne, Australia

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Sarah Mossop November 21, 2013 - 5:41 am

I’ve re subscribed to your fabulous blog…really enjoy reading it in sunny South Africa! Would adore to win your amazing prize…here’s hoping!

Sarah

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Gina November 21, 2013 - 5:54 am

I love watching your life in France. Thank you so much for your efforts which keep me in touch with a little piece of French life from my rainforest home in Australia.

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Janie mills November 21, 2013 - 6:00 am

I just resubscribed. What a dream come true it would be to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

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Virginia Smith November 21, 2013 - 6:06 am

Sharon, I look forward to your posts everyday. I must see them even if in the small screen of my phone. Of course I would re-subscribe! You take me away everyday to my most favorite place in the world. What a dream it would be to visit you in Normandy and go brocante shopping! Please keep the posts coming!

Virginia from California

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Amy November 21, 2013 - 6:15 am

I just recently subscribed to your blog…and have now confirmed my re-subscription! 🙂 What a lovely blog and what a generous prize you’re offering to a lucky reader…hope it’s me!! Cheers!

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Shelly November 21, 2013 - 6:16 am

I have enjoyed your site very much and always love to see you in my inbox! I would love to meet you and see the beauty that surrounds you. I already have a passport and I would treasure the chance tostay with you. I would love to bring my niece who just finished college.

Merci,
Shelly

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Kimberley Castle November 21, 2013 - 6:19 am

Happy to re-subscribe to your lovely blog. Love to read your wonderful posts each day. What a generous prize for someone to win…..hope it’s me.

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Virginia Smith November 21, 2013 - 6:20 am

Just shared the blog on my Facebook wall! One more chance to win! Merci!

Virginia from California

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Paula November 21, 2013 - 6:29 am

Lucky at love but not lucky at winning prizes. But no worry I win by re-subscribing as I enjoy your lovely blog.

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Sue M. November 21, 2013 - 6:31 am

Resubscribed with pleasure …I enjoy your blog and the opportunity to win such a generous giveaway. 🙂

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Sue M. November 21, 2013 - 6:33 am

Just shared on facebook as well. 🙂

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Beverley Carroll November 21, 2013 - 6:34 am

What an amazing gift to resubscribe,would do anyway as I love reading your blog,looking at your photos and stories.

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Wendy November 21, 2013 - 6:36 am

Greetings from sunny South Africa. Your images are balm to the soul. Together with my early morning coffee, they are the best way to start each new day! To be there in reality, rather than virtually, would be a dream come true. I have re-subscribed – I’m guessing all we have to do is enter an email address as if a first time subscriber? I have also visited you on Facebook.

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Helena Botha November 21, 2013 - 6:38 am

This is great and congratulations! Love the new site and I can reply too ….
Sharon, you have no idea of my mornings at the office here in Pretoria, South Africa. Coffee and this e-mail from you and my mornings seems so much lighter.

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Karen T. November 21, 2013 - 6:47 am

A giveaway to beat all giveaways! I resubscribed. Hope to see you next year.

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Jeanne @ Collage of Life November 21, 2013 - 6:51 am

Well done Sharon…your blog looks spruced up and beautiful. You did it! What a fabulous offer..all the more reason to come to France..giveaway or not. I will hopefully be Paris way in September and am hoping we can plan a rendezvous…we will hold that thought. Your blog details have been updated…I wish you a very happy giveaway period. When the deed is done and you have time to put your camera down, drop me a line, would love to know your thoughts on updating a blog. Happy Days Sharon…best to you all. Jeanne xxx

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Julia November 21, 2013 - 6:53 am

I just re-subscribed. I just love your blog. Your flower arrangements are exquisite! I aspire to tend a garden so well kept. I really do need to plant a greater variety though. All my bouquets tend to look alike. I’d love to win your awesome give-away. I’d love to meet you in person. 🙂

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Margaret November 21, 2013 - 6:54 am

Oh count me in, please!!!

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Penny November 21, 2013 - 6:58 am

I follow on blogloving but will also do it through my e mail. What a wonderful give away, Unfortunately I cant compete with David so will go and sit in a corner and feel sorry for myself, or alternatively make a voodoo doll and stick pins in it. I would LOVE to win.

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Judy November 21, 2013 - 7:08 am

Your blog is the highlight of my day. … Do hope it will be the highlight of my year in 2014 I and I win

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Melissa November 21, 2013 - 7:14 am

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win your brocante holiday. I would be over there in a flash, but I may tremble under combined wrath of Lady David de Bourgh and Roxane. As always, I love reading your blogs and hope that the transition goes smoothly.
Cheers,
Melissa

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Laurie' Moratto November 21, 2013 - 7:15 am

Sharon, Congratulations on your “new” blog. I personally can’t wait to hear more about “life as it should be” in your beautiful country. And thank you for such a generous give away. A trip of a life time, and to spend it in your beautiful guest house, someone will be very blessed. As we live in CA, in a valley town with not much beauty, I would bring my son, for he is doing so well in 3rd year French. Thank you for your charming posts! Sincerely, Laurie’

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Laurie' Moratto November 21, 2013 - 7:26 am

Sharon, I am sorry, in my excitement I failed to read the info on the trip carefully. Regrettably, you will have to remove my name from the contest. There are three people in my family; myself, my husband, and my son. And the offer was for two. I couldn’t leave one at home. Congrats again.

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Julia Piper November 21, 2013 - 7:25 am

Absolutely would not miss a blog feed for the world, so very happy to re-subcribe…My little piece of France delivered to my inbox each day – A big thank you to you Sharon for sharing your words, wisdom, pictures and daily excursions around beautiful Normandy and further afar and who knows one day I may just come brocante hunting with you or maybe offer to dog sit for Gibson and that little rascal Ghetto!!….Congratulations on the new look for the blog and for also reaching such a milestone on Facebook…xx Julia (NZ)

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Christine Sylvie November 21, 2013 - 7:41 am

Merci for the wonderful daily photos and blog posts. I look forward to reading your blog everyday. I have subscribed and hope to maybe one day visit you in Normandy!

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Christine Sylvie November 21, 2013 - 7:44 am

I have also posted on Facebook 🙂 Fingers crossed!

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CK Izawa November 21, 2013 - 7:45 am

Subscribe to new blog – done.
Share on Facebook – done.
Wishful thinking – done.

Thank you for living the dream and sharing it.

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jen November 21, 2013 - 7:55 am

Hi Sharon, well the new look is just beautiful. Bright and inviting. I know creating it must have been a lot of work… well done by all involved. I have re-subscribed and am thrilled with the opportunity to visit, shop and stay in your wonderful Normandy. A truly generous gift!

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Gina November 21, 2013 - 7:59 am

Love the new blog! I have subscribed and look forward to it. I would love love love love to visit you in Normandy. It would truly be a dream come true. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Fingers crossed {I am feeling lucky lately…so…perhaps} Lovely to dream about!

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Lisa November 21, 2013 - 8:09 am

You are living my dream! If I could spend 1 day living your life I could fulfill one space on my bucket list!

I enjoy living through your blog. Your pics are fabulous and to see you riding through your property transports me daily.

Thanks

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Susan Mathison November 21, 2013 - 8:40 am

Greetings from Boston! I am an avid follower of your blog and look forward to the daily emails with your amazing photography. I cannot even imagine winning an opportunity to spend a week in your cottage, brocante shopping and getting to see your wonderful blog come to life. Best of luck with the new blog!

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Elaine November 21, 2013 - 8:51 am

Re-subscribed and looking forward to more of your wonderful blog!

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Kate November 21, 2013 - 9:14 am

I love your blog Sharon and it would be a dream come true to visit your beautiful French town.

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Joanna Callander November 21, 2013 - 9:25 am

Hi Sharon
love the new look, it has a very fresh, clear feel to it, look forward to exploring the new brocante site too.

I’ve been really surprised by the generosity of the give aways on blogs I follow this year and I’d love to win yours and have happily resubscribed.

look forward to many more happy hours browsing the store and blog.
Joanna

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Rebecca Morse November 21, 2013 - 9:28 am

I am a brand new subscriber. What a find you are!

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Rebecca Morse November 21, 2013 - 9:31 am

I confirmed my subcription. I love discovering your blog! I would love to win. Pure bliss!

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Mihaela Dămăceanu November 21, 2013 - 9:48 am

Thank you, Sharon, for this wonderful chance! For me, too, it would be a dream come true. I have subscribed, because reading you was always one of my daily pleasures. I also like the new blog.

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Tina November 21, 2013 - 9:51 am

Hi Sharon,
I would like to convey you the pleasure that I feel when your newsletter arrive to my e-mail…It is a surprise because the reality is more high than the expectations!!!!!
Thanks a lot for your sharing with us.
Tina

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Carolyn November 21, 2013 - 9:52 am

Hi Sharon, I just love opening up your site each week to see what treasures you have to share for us. I’ve just subscribed to hopefully win your wonderful competition. Congratulations on your new site. C x

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Sheila November 21, 2013 - 9:56 am

Your site is a pleasure to read and peak through.

I have confirmed my subscription and look forward to your future posts.

I would also love to win the chance to pop over to your corner of France!

s

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Jacky November 21, 2013 - 9:57 am

What an opportunity, thank you so much for gives ‘us’ a chance to win; a stay at your wonderful home and a slice of your time. And the blog … very light and welcoming.
Jacky x

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Dee November 21, 2013 - 11:04 am

I love the new site! It’s very light and clean. I’ve resubscribed and will keep my fingers crossed to take my first trip to France. Thank you for the generous prize!

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Dee November 21, 2013 - 11:06 am

I shared on Pinterest.

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Dee November 21, 2013 - 11:08 am

I shared on twitter and facebook.

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Pat Frank November 21, 2013 - 11:09 am

Hi Sharon!

Congratulations on your new, redesigned blog! I have re-subscribed as I do not want to miss out on a single word of your lovely blog! I have always wanted to visit France and live vicariously through your breath-taking photos, beautiful treasures and shopping excursions, not to mention the wonderful antics of two of the cutest, funniest and most charming dogs in the world, Gibson and Ghetto! Thank you for your most generous offer and the opportunity to win the chance of a lifetime!

Sincerely,
Pat Frank

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Pat Frank November 21, 2013 - 11:25 am

Hi Sharon,

I am also a fan of your Facebook page and it is also wonderful! Again, my thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful stay!

Pat Frank

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fia November 21, 2013 - 11:28 am

ohh..what a price! Hope for good luck 🙂

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suzy November 21, 2013 - 11:34 am

Looks beautiful!

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Keli November 21, 2013 - 11:41 am

The new blog looks great! Thank you for your generous giveaway, I’d love the chance to visit France again.

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Sheila November 21, 2013 - 11:53 am

I’ve just re-subscribed. I look forward to reading your posts and especially enjoy the exploits of Gibson and Ghetto. Would love the opportunity to come to Normandy – it;s and area of France I’ve never been to.

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Deni November 21, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Hi Sharon! I have re-subscribed to your dreamy blog. It’s always been my dream to travel to Paris, thank you for the chance to win!

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Karena November 21, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Hi Sharon, I love the look of your new site! It is nice to change things up and the design is perfect!

I would love to have a getaway to your wonderful home in France. This has been my dream for a very long time. This is a very special gift!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

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Lori November 21, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Very excited for you! Blog looks great. This means your growing on the inside and out. Best of luck and hope to meet you some day!

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Robin Alley November 21, 2013 - 12:49 pm

I love your blog! Each time I read it I feel like it’s a mini vacation! I would so love to win and visit you and your country for real! It would be a dream come true!

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Rae November 21, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Sharon,
Long time reader but not a subscriber til now.
Love your new look & would LOVE the opportunity to return to France!
Congrats!

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the Elegant Economist November 21, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Congratulations on your new look! And fingers crossed on my part…though I do think it would be fun if David were lucky enough to win (does he deserve it? Probably not, but fortune is a flirt who never goes near the deserving). He could write a journal during his visit…and you could make him vacuum before leaving.
Very best wishes,
Alison

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Sandy @ You May Be Wandering November 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Sharon, I love the new site! What a fabulous giveaway! I would love nothing more than to win and have the chance for a brocante tour with you!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Sandy @ You May Be Wandering November 21, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I also tweeted the giveaway…

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Sandy @ You May Be Wandering November 21, 2013 - 12:59 pm

And shared it on Facebook…xoxo

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Beth D November 21, 2013 - 12:59 pm

To win such a trip would be a dream come true! I’d bring my daughter as a graduation present from college. Love all your posts-the pictures are a visual feast!

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maureen November 21, 2013 - 1:07 pm

signed up again… fingers crossed on the giveway… it sounds fabulous!

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Stephanie November 21, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Done! Love visitng your blog, and it would be fantastic to win!

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Melissa O'Toole November 21, 2013 - 1:13 pm

Love the new blog would love to come and Ride horses and shop in Normandy!

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Laura Newman November 21, 2013 - 1:13 pm

I love the crisp new look of your blog, Sharon. I have re-subscribed!
Offering a brocante tour is very generous of you! Good luck to everyone!
Cheers, Laura

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Nathalie Blazevich November 21, 2013 - 1:15 pm

I am new to following blogs, but yours is one that I look forward to everyday. It is a pleasure to resubscribe. My family is originally from France, but I have lived my entire life in the States. Your blog gives me a way to reconnect with my roots. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your amazing giveaway. It would be a dream come true!

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Bev Toner November 21, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Hello Sharon….I am a follower of your blog, and I love it! In fact, yours was the very first blog that got me started to follow others, but yours remains special in my heart. I would love to win your giveaway….couldn’t imagine a more wonderful vacation for my husband and myself. He loves shopping more than me!!!

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Lynda Dunham-Watkins November 21, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Re-subscribed! What a fantastic giveaway….a dream trip!

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Mary November 21, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Sharon, it’s a dream giveaway and would be so wonderful to win so thank you for the opportunity!

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Susan McLeod November 21, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Sharon, love your beautiful blog! I would love to win your generous giveaway! How fabulous! Good luck to all subscribers

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Faith Boggio November 21, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Good Morning Sharon,

Love your blog! I am a faithful follower. I would love to win your giveaway. My husband & I love France and I am a francophile. Would enjoy the chance to go on a brocante and collect treasures/memories of a country we love.

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Faith Boggio November 21, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Also, I have resubscribed to your blog with pleasure.

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cheryl cusack November 21, 2013 - 1:46 pm

THANKS FOR THE NEW IMAGE…THE NEW BLOG PAGE IS REALLY CLEAN LOOKING & EASY TO READ(NOT THAT I DID NOT ENJOY THE OLD LOOK,(Haha)

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Kim Svahn November 21, 2013 - 1:47 pm

I just confirmed my subscription! Your blog is wonderful! Vive la France!

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Julia Weich November 21, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Good morning from Belmont, North Carolina! I just subscribed to your fabulous blog which I was introduced to by my sister who knows how much I love France. My husband and I have been to Normandy twice and we love the area. Nothing would make me happier than to return again and have an opportunity to meet you! Thank you very much.

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Julie November 21, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Sharon,
I would just like to say how much I enjoy your blog, so I have subscribed. The new look is great, and I am looking forward to all the photos with the new camera. It’s your eye for a good shot that really counts! Really generous of you to offer your cottage for a giveaway holiday, so thank you for the opportunity to take part.
Julie West Wales x

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Vicki Rees November 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Hi Sharon,
Your new site is beautiful! I just re-subscribed. I’ve never been to France before and I would love to see your part of it through your eyes and guidance! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Kate Fraser-Hominick November 21, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Hello Sharon. I’ve always loved your blog, shared it in fact. Your beautiful blog allows me to live vicariously . . . I’ve purchased from your online brocante and it would be so fantastic to shop in person! Shared on my facebook page, share, share, share.

Kate

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silvia November 21, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Hi Sharon,
I love your blog and the french life you share with us.I won your giveaway some years ago…I try again!!
Kisses
Silvia

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Paula November 21, 2013 - 2:03 pm

~Sharon~

Love your blog old and new !

I love seeing a place I dream of visiting through your eyes!!

What a dream come true it would be to be your guest!

Sincerely,
Paula

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Mardi Shepard November 21, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Bonjour!!! Waking up in the Idaho Rocky Mountains, you simply transport me to the most marvelous place in the world. Your blog truly makes my morning!! I love to walk my legs through Hon Fleur and find magical treasures in the town. Sharon, thanks for making mornings so bright!! I reregistered and am good to go!!!

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Kelli November 21, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Sharon,

Thrilled to re-subscribe to your beautiful blog! It is beautiful. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading it each morning with a cup of french roast coffee. Thank you for offering the lovely chance to stay and play with you in Normandie!

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Vicki Farmer November 21, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Some folks like to read their daily newspaper! You, however are mine!! Such happiness and peacefulnes, plus joy at the same site!!! I love my home and yours! Happy times! It would be wonderful to visit, but I am sure all of your cyber friends would love to meet you. Some re-visit! Thanks for sharing life across the way!!! Your canine babies are precious….I don’t have to bathe them, right??!! And…..it was so nice to hear from one of your daughters! Again, your blog is beautiful and enjoyed.

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Carol DeGraeve November 21, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Sharon, I have been a long time subscriber to your lovely blog and have often dreamed of staying in your cottage for a week or two and visiting all the wonderful places you so often talk about! I just resubscribed to your new blog and would love to spend a week visiting in 2014! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win. Kindly, Carol

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Missy November 21, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Crazy excited to be a new follower! 🙂

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melissa spada November 21, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Beautiful new design. Very onderstated and elegant! My daughter just married a Frenchman and I am excited to absorb the culture! Looking forward to a trip to Normandy!

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Megan November 21, 2013 - 2:18 pm

I subscribed! Thanks for the opportunity. And I love the new look. =)

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Suzluvsflowers November 21, 2013 - 2:20 pm

I resubscribed….beautiful new look!

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Margy November 21, 2013 - 2:22 pm

Signing up for your blog is like a piece of paradise! I so look forward to reading it, as a new chapter in a well-loved book. I SO hope to to be able to have the chance to win this opportunity. A real dream come true!!!!

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Betsy(@coastal-colors) November 21, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Love the look of your new blog! I just confirmed my subscription. Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway!

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Jennifer Daly November 21, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Sharon, the new blog is gorgeous – I would expect nothing less! I look forward to your posts like they are little gifts. I resubscribed so please enter me once for the fabulous giveaway!

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Jennifer Daly November 21, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Shared your blog on Twitter @iamjendaly
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous life with us, Sharon!

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Shari November 21, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Love new site!! I’ve subscribed !! Liked you on Facebook too!!

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Cheryl November 21, 2013 - 2:45 pm

I can only dream! I resuscribed. Haven’t been to France in four years but ready to go in a minute. Thank you for your generosity!

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Teresea November 21, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Just re-subscribed. I have been trying to figure out a way to visit so I so hope I win! Love your blog!

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Wendy Robinson November 21, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Just subscribed to your blog via The Enchanted Home – looking forward to reading it – love all things French & would love to win your most generous prize!
Thank you!
Wendy

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Jennifer Dillon November 21, 2013 - 2:51 pm

This is such a lovely place to visit and have in one’s life and yes, I have already re-signed for the new blog, could not risk missing a single entry!

Visiting France has been a life long dream of mine, it may be a calling of the blood as my great-grandparents would have said…we have a many Huguenots “in the woodpile” of my family, dating back to the seventeenth century and later. My grandparents always made sure we knew of our history since Louisville Kentucky is, after all named for King Louis!

Take care,
Jennifer Dillon

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Elizabeth Brown November 21, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Dear Sharon,

I just confirmed my subscription to your fabulous blog. Please enter me in the contest…and thank you for your blog as well as the opportunity to have a guided shopping tour in France. I would love to meet you.

Warm regards,
Elizabeth Brown

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Colleen Hodge November 21, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Love the new look and adore your blog!

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Johanna November 21, 2013 - 3:06 pm

I tried to post a comment yesterday but I don’t think it got through… So here is another. I’m happy to be a resubscriber! Me and my mother would love to come and visit you! We have talked about going to France and visit the markets and it would be just great to do that with you who knows where to go! Thank you for a very nice blogg. I really enjoy following you.

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Melissa November 21, 2013 - 3:08 pm

I love the new look! Your posts and photos are so inspiring, I resubscribed to be sure I keep getting all the goodness!

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Flo November 21, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Lovely to witness this love affaire that all of your subscribers have with you! Please allow me to add my love. I did re subscribe and LOVE receiving your beauty in my inbox each day. With gratitude, Flo xoo

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bonnie fields November 21, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Love your new site! I resubscribed and will enjoy it so much more

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bonnie fields November 21, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Have followed you on Facebook and would love to share some of your pictures with my Francophile friends. I wish you the best with your new look.

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Karen Brott November 21, 2013 - 3:16 pm

I have re-subscribed! Fabulous new blog! I look forward to reading about your adventures in Normandy every morning when I grab my iPad! Thanks for sharing!

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Christine Gotfredson November 21, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Just subscribed to your blog and look forward to sharing a slice of life in France.
I’m an Interior Designer in San Deigo and invite you to stay with us if your ever in the States!

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Julie November 21, 2013 - 3:18 pm

I just subscribed. Your home looks beautiful. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

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Lynn November 21, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Hi,
I’m a new subscriber. A trip to Normandy and brocante tours, what a wonderful combination! I love all things French and look forward to reading your blog

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Annette November 21, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Yay for the new blog! What an incredible opportunity–I am itching to get to France again to shop for vintage linens! What a dream to be able to shop with you.

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Julie November 21, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I ‘liked’ you on Facebook.

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Annette November 21, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Shared on Facebook! 🙂

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Karen Brott November 21, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Just shared on Facebook! I would love to spend a week treasure hunting!

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Anne Hardock November 21, 2013 - 3:35 pm

What an amazing getaway/giveaway!! I have always dreamt of going on a brocante shopping tour and so this would fulfill a long held wish. Thank you for your generosity in sponsoring this wonderful treat for one of your readers!!! I have subscribed to your blog and look so forward to receiving your posts.

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Anne Hardock November 21, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Here is a second entry comment for the amazing giveaway!!! I have shared on FB!!

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Donna November 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Sharon,
I love the new style of the blog, not that I didn’t love the former one. It’s always nice to change a bit. Thank you for all your beautiful posts. They make my day!
Also wanted you to know that I have responded to the email requesting an update.
My husband and I are planning a trip to France this spring. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time with you?

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Sandy w November 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Just resubscribed to your blog. Love reading and seeing all your beautiful pictures. Especially enjoy Gibson and Ghetto. They are quite the pair. It has been a number of years since I have been to France. What a great giveaway. Would love to win this!

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cheri November 21, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Sharon, Just re-subscribed and I already follow you on Pinterest. What a lovely, generous giveaway. Thank you

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Colleen Taylor November 21, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Third is charm to resubscribe & so I did again, happily so. Beautiful new fresh blog Sharon. I’ll be back after I twittered away! Would love meeting you in person & having an experience of a lifetime!

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Cathi Rafalski November 21, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Sharon, re-subscribed yesterday and I love your new look! I so enjoy receiving your daily posts in my mailbox; thank you for sharing!

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Cathi Rafalski November 21, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Done and Done! Just shared today’s post on my Facebook wall… It would be an absolute dream to come and visit you!!! Fingers crossed!

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Rosemary Deshaies November 21, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Reconfirmed my subscription! love your new header . . .

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Teresea November 21, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Just liked on Facebook. Really, really want to win.

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Colleen Taylor November 21, 2013 - 4:08 pm

OK, I think I’m set here, resubscribed here, twittered this. I”ll be back!

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Colleen Taylor November 21, 2013 - 4:10 pm

I already liked you on facebook, posted that too, followed you on Polyvore, Instagram is not letting me log in. Best of luck everyone!

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Peggy Cox November 21, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest. Hope I win! Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy your blog.
Peggy

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Pamela Bolton November 21, 2013 - 4:24 pm

I would love to spend a week in Normandy next year. I have reconfirmed my subscription.

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Kimberly Walsh November 21, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Yay! All signed up for the new site, and what a beautiful sight it is! Love your blog it is my happy place.

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Christine Alexander November 21, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Subscription done! Wow–best blog prize EVER! I look forward to meeting you and your with mine. And if for some reason I couldn’t go, I would have to nominate this rogue David Terry! Hilarious! So of course I had to link over to better fathom this beast and what an incredible artist he is! If I ever write a book I will pout and stomp about the publisher’s lair until finally I pull out my pocketbook and pay to retain him myself to illustrate the cover. Thank you for the belly laugh Rev. Dr.Terry.

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Tamara Tennant November 21, 2013 - 4:30 pm

I love your blog and have definitely re subscribed to your new one! I would love the opportunity to come and stay in your guest home! Thank you!

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Kimberly Walsh November 21, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Hello again,
Added to Facebook your wonderful site, and give away! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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Cheryl Olson November 21, 2013 - 4:33 pm

I was introduced to the joys of Paris last year and when I got home I searched the web for sites/blogs that have anything to do with Paris and France. Yours is one of my favorites. Good luck with your new site.

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Nella @ Acorn Lane November 21, 2013 - 4:38 pm

I have re subscribed Sharon…your new blog header is lovely..I always look forward to each post…it is a favourite of mine…N.xo

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Laura November 21, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Sharon,
You are a breath of French air every day!
Thank-you.
Laura.

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Kimberly key November 21, 2013 - 4:41 pm

We live in Switzerland on assignment and I been fokllowing with envy. I love gong to brocantes but I never seem to find the good ones like you. Please pick me I would be the most appreciative. I am sure:)))

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Robin Fink November 21, 2013 - 4:43 pm

I love your blog and I have subscribed. A visit to your beautiful part of France would be a dream.

Thank you for the chance, Robin in Umbria

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Peggy Braswell November 21, 2013 - 4:50 pm

have just re-upped and would love to win(even thou I hope david will win & by the way ,should)the give-away + Your new look is great! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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Debbie November 21, 2013 - 4:51 pm

What a treat. Thank you for sharing this with some lucky fan.

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Jeanie Schuler November 21, 2013 - 4:52 pm

While I always read your bog and follow you on Pinterest and FB, I had never subscribed. Now I have and would love!!! The trip. Wow!thank you for your generosity.

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Luisa November 21, 2013 - 4:53 pm

I love your blog and I love France and Normandy. Thank you very much for this chance.
I have re subscribed.
Luisa

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Vicky November 21, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Have always enjoyed your blog so much, and the peek into your life in France.

The give away you have decided to offer, seems like a dream come true.

Looking forward to your new blog too.

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Angela November 21, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Hi Sharon, have resubscribed to the new look blog! Love the new layout! Simple & elegant! Would loveeeee to win the prize to stay at your adorable little cottage & explore the brocante’s with you! Hope I’m lucky!! 🙂

Merci! Angie xx

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Lucy Auburn November 21, 2013 - 5:06 pm

I am a new follower. Love your blog. Found your link posted on Facebook. Will follow you there as well!

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Julie Aarsvold November 21, 2013 - 5:07 pm

This would be an absolute dream come true to win this tour. My sister and i would love to come to your beautiful part of the world and share an adventure. thank you for the truly wonderful offer! I have followed your blog and the exploits of Gibson and Ghetto, they are such a delightful pair! You truly have a gift for photography and blogging.

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Aura November 21, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Happy to re-subscribe. Love your blog!

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Julie Aarsvold November 21, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Hi Sharon, i just shared with my friends on facebook as well. Have a wonderful holiday season and keep the wonderful pictures coming.

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Sondra Daly November 21, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Love the new format.. Am anxious for the Brocante to be open and see if I “need” anything.

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Anne November 21, 2013 - 5:31 pm

i am “re-registering” just in case you lost me in the transfer to new blog.

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Kirsten McGannon November 21, 2013 - 5:32 pm

I just subscribed to your incredibly beautiful blog! You are a wonderful writer and photographer and your blog is a gift to us all. Thank you!

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Jennifer Wines November 21, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Merci de m’apporter un petit coin de Normandie (ou les boulevards de Paris) tous les matins! J’adore la Pennsylvanie mais la France me manque!
Of course I’m resubscribing. Looking forward to even more wonderful photography with your new camera.
All best, and pats to Gibson and Ghetto,
Jennifer

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ANNA LUCIA BOUDREAUX November 21, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Love what I saw of your new site, and like everyone else, would love to win the opportunity to stay at your home!

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Lynn Juhl November 21, 2013 - 5:45 pm

What a most generous giveaway! I have resubscribed to your blog, which
I love :)). I spent two weeks in France for the first time last May and loved every minute of it. The only thing I missed was checking out good flea markets and brocantes, this gift would be so much appreciated. Thanks for the opportunity!!

Lynn

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Laura Dalton November 21, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Wow, what a spectacular giveaway! How utterly generous of you. I’ve been following your blog (and just re-subscribed) and have been taking notes. My husband has been working in Afghanistan for over two years (with one left to go) and I meet him somewhere every year for his R&R. This year was going to be France but since our visit is in December we decided it might be too cold and not the best time for visiting the brocantes (isn’t he great for being willing to shop with me during his vacation?). 2014 is definitely our year to go, how incredibly special it would be to be able to get advice from a local expert. In any case, love your blog, the gorgeous photos and the inspiring information-many thanks.

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Linda Jensen November 21, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Just re-subscribed….love your site. Would love to experience Normandy with you!!

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anna November 21, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a magnificent opportunity! I would LOVE to come visit and SHOP! LOL~ Your blog brightens my day… it takes me away to place I see only in my dreams~ Perhaps it could become a reality! Anna~

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Yldaura November 21, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Hola Sharon, I have subscribed to your blog eventhough I have been following you long time ago. Everyday you open a window to your world that is so diferent to mine. I live in a neigbourgh country in a really beautiful city opened to the Mediterraneum. I look forward visiting Normandy. It would take me only a 9 hour driving to be there. 🙂
I like the new MFCH. Thank you for your generous giveaway…

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Teresa Dunlap November 21, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Love the new look! Your blog is like a grand bubble bath and good wine – but with beautiful pictures. Shared on Facebook – hoping I can meet you in 2014!

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E.Mle November 21, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Most appropriate prize in the world. Who isn’t planning & packing already? Love the new blog – don’t you love it when a plan comes together? And so nicely!
If I win, I’ll have to find something for my husband to do while we shop. He hates to shop and I LOVE to shop. But touring the area between the brocantes would be perfect sight seeing opportunities Oh yes, he can walk the many country lanes that you have shown so beautifully on your blog. There will be tons of other things, as well I’m sure. In such a magnificent setting in rural France, we would find heaven in the area. Oh, yes, please!

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Kay November 21, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Your blog is a delightful way to start any day……if I can’t be in France…..I can at least see it through your eyes!

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Jennifer November 21, 2013 - 6:48 pm

It’s beautiful! There’s so much beauty to look at! Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway!
Jennifer:)
https://www.facebook.com/JBeaudetStudios?ref=hl

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Jeanne November 21, 2013 - 6:49 pm

You had me at Hello! I would follow you anywhere! The new look is nice!

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John November 21, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Love your new blog and your Fbook page! Thinking about heading to France next year, and this would be a great addition to our trip. What a generous offer!

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Judy Herling November 21, 2013 - 6:51 pm

I so enjoy your blog! What a wonderful give-away! The chance to visit France would be magnifique!

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kim L November 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm

I just resubscribed to your blog! Lovely new format…

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kim L November 21, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Shared you new blog on twitter

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Alison Gibb November 21, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Love My French Country Home – would love to visit! A wonderful giveaway! x

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Maura Endres November 21, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Loved the before and love the after. Always inspired by your blog and life. I would be thrilled to visit your cottage and shop for treasures!

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Kim Gibson November 21, 2013 - 7:06 pm

I just found your beautiful blog through The Enchanted Home and subscribed through email. What a generous giveaway! My husband and I will be celebrating our 25 year anniversary in August and we’ve decided that we need to take a special trip to celebrate. This would be just perfect! We would LOVE a chance to stay at your guest cottage in Normandy and go shopping with you!!!

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[email protected] November 21, 2013 - 7:11 pm

oh sharon! what a gift it would be to join you on a vacation of a lifetime. thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

michele (a very loyal blog follower!)
hello lovely

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Sharon November 21, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Your new blog is stunning, as always. Thank you ever so much for your daily inspiration and beauty. It has been such a joy to follow you!

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Peggy karrasch November 21, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Winning would be a dream come true. I’ve subscribed and posted on facebook. Hope to see you soon!

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Eileen November 21, 2013 - 7:28 pm

It’s a done deal.

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Linda Quast November 21, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Hi Sharon,

I am new to your blog and am enjoying it so much. The photographs are beautiful and an inspiration for us to return to France. We have never been to the Normandy area and when we last visited Paris, we talked of making a trip to Normandy whenever we return to France. So a visit to your cottage would be perfect.

Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Linda (near Seattle, Washington)

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Diane Dainis November 21, 2013 - 7:32 pm

Hi,
Just signed up for your new blog! And wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to win the fabulous giveaway. I love Normandy, it is one of the most tranquil, beautiful places I have ever been.
Again thanks so much,
Diane
[email protected]

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Brandi Stage November 21, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Your new blog is beautiful!!!! I have subscribed to the new blog and I got a message that I am already subscribed. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win the giveaway!!! What a dream!!

Many blessings,

Brandi

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Patricia November 21, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Love, love, love the new look! Glad to resubscribe!

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Brandi Stage November 21, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Shared on Facebook for my 2nd chance at this FABULOUS giveaway!!!

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isobel November 21, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Love the new layout, very easy to navigate. What a joy it would be to win your amazing giveaway and visit the places that you so beautifully photograph and write about. Keeping my fingers crossed

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Sharon Kosko November 21, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Hi, I just resubscribed to your new, lovely blog. It is soooooo calming to see your wonderful photographs. I would completely enjoy spending the time with you on the getaway visiting the beautiful Normandy countryside…thank you for the possible chance of visiting.

Kind regards,
Sharon
[email protected]

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Mari van der Merwe November 21, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Greetings from Durban South Africa. I have enjoyed your blog for the last year and wonder how it can get any better. I am a 61 year old mom of a 21 year old daughter who is medical student and an adopted 9 year old son. I could really do with a break enjoying the beauty of Normandy and a first hand experience of your guest cottage.

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Deborah Cole November 21, 2013 - 7:59 pm

I’m a brand new subscriber and I’m so excited to be able to follow your blog! Your giveaway is nothing short of amazing…anyone would LOVE to win. Love your photography too! Thank you!

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Lucie November 21, 2013 - 7:56 pm

I visit with my family France every summer holidays, but never been to Normandy. My husband and children are big mountain lovers, so I can just read about this beautiful part of France 😉

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Julia November 21, 2013 - 8:28 pm

When I want to give my head a mini-vacation I read My French Country Home! Thank you for all the beauty and inspiration you give your readers.

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Margie Cox November 21, 2013 - 8:40 pm

I just informed all my facebook friends of your new website & your contest. Once they see your facebook posts they will all want to like your page. Love your new look by the way!

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Dianne Wallace November 21, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Bonjour Sharon,
Your wonderful, inspiring and sometimes funny blog has carried me through some very dark days in the last two years and kept me dreaming of the joyous time that I can visit, brocante shop with you and frolic with those two mischievous “furry angels”. I dream of all things French and couldn’t get through each day without my “fix” of My French Country Home. Thank you with all my heart for sharing your amazing life with us—you have become my muse and I adore the new layout.
Kind regards, Dianne

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Kelly November 21, 2013 - 8:46 pm

I love reading your inspiring blog. I have been to Paris but not to Normandy. Would love to win this beautiful giveaway.

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Tess November 21, 2013 - 8:52 pm

I am re-subscribing. I love your blog

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Angélique November 21, 2013 - 9:07 pm

I have subscribed on the new blog….so much fun to see all the lovely lovely blog story’s you put on (several) times a week….about your house, the dogs, the horses, the garden, the interior……been a quiet follower for some time, love eevery story, hope you will go on and on…..
Kind regards,
Angélique

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Pam Walther-Mabee November 21, 2013 - 9:07 pm

I love this blog very much and would love to win your contest. It would be a dream come true. It is such a pleasure to read each week, and know that I appreciate all of your hard work – thanks!

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JuliaW November 21, 2013 - 9:16 pm

You have the most amazing blog! I am a subscriber. I would love to visit France and see the beauty that surrounds you every day. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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Ingrid November 21, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Hi! I have been a keen reader of this blog for some time already and I especially enjoy the loot shoot posts:) I subsrcibed now also and of course dream of winning the faboluous prize!:) Keep up with the good work, all the best and greetings from Tallinn, Estonia! Ingrid

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Wendy Prior November 21, 2013 - 9:24 pm

Inspirational. Ideas translate beautifully into our medieval thatched cottage. On recent trip to Paris my husband and I followed your suggested itinerary through quartier latin including lovely lunch at recommended brasserie sitting outside watching world go by. Perfect!

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Natasa November 21, 2013 - 9:25 pm

I already told you that, but I’m telling you again – I love your blog. I hope one day I will be able to come and stay at your cottage. Avec des amis! But may be I’m the lucky one. Keeo my fingers crossed.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Hope it will last and last and last.
Hello from Slovenia!
Natasa

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Natasa November 21, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Uf, I forgot to tell you – I subscribed and I also shared the link to your blog on my FB page.
Gracias. Merci. Thank you. Hvala. Spasiba. Gracie. Obrigada. Danke…

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Peggy Reynolds November 21, 2013 - 9:28 pm

Love the new look of the blog. I just re-subscribed, but also follow via feedly. I’m long overdue for a trip to France, and to visit the brocante with you would be ‘la cerise sur le gateau.

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Kristin Freeman November 21, 2013 - 9:39 pm

The new blog website is wonderful, fresh and so easy to navigate. A beautiful new presentation of your news and photos…fantastic

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Sharon Abarca November 21, 2013 - 9:47 pm

I can’t tell you how much I love your blog. My guilty secret is that I read every day when I should be working. I won’t tell if you don’t. Instead of just looking up your blog every day, I decided to take the plung and have subscribed.

Your photos and descriptions make me feel like I am right there with you. You are truly an inspiration. I would dearly love an opportunity to participate in one of your brocante tours. Thank you so much.

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Cyndie Gray November 21, 2013 - 9:48 pm

I am a new subscriber 🙂 just confirmed moments ago. I can already tell I will enjoy following your blog… and maybe I could even be a winner!!

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Jayne November 21, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Love your blog!

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Kathy November 21, 2013 - 10:00 pm

I love your photos!

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Liza November 21, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Your blog is a bit of relaxation in my day!

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kathie November 21, 2013 - 10:34 pm

hi sharon,
i have re-subscribed, and i really like the new look! thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome give away. like so many of your followers, this would be my dream come true!

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Susie Clontz November 21, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to visit France as well as enjoying your favorite antiquing haunts. I escape to the beautiful countryside via your photos and am crazy about those two lovely pups – love the recipes too. Let’s just say I love your blog.

Knowing in my heart that this Texas girl has won the grand prize.!!!!!!!!!!

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Kerry November 21, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Ohhhhh a shopping tour, pick me, pick me! I’ve loved your blog for a very long time but I especially love it when the dogs, Gibson and Ghetto give you grief by getting lost or getting all muddy, so funny and a joy to read. Thanks for the laughs x

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Sarah November 21, 2013 - 10:47 pm

Sharon, congratulations on the beautiful new look. Well done! It goes without saying that your give away is beyond generous and incredible. To win this would be a dream come true! Thanks for the chance of a lifetime. ~ Sarah

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Molly November 21, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Loved being a subscriber and resubscribing. Fingers crossed.

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classic•casual•home November 21, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Yay for the beautiful new, blog….I really want to win…I subscribe.

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classic•casual•home November 21, 2013 - 11:21 pm

DOUBLE YAY…JUST LIKED YOU ON FACEBOOK, TOO 🙂

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Melody King Komisar November 21, 2013 - 11:25 pm

A beautiful gift. Everyone needs to take time to smell the roses. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter. I have been a subscriber for some time and just re-subscribed.
xoxo

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doreen michalak November 21, 2013 - 11:36 pm

would love to visit with you and your furry friends!! the simply pleasures……..xx

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doreen michalak November 21, 2013 - 11:38 pm

p.s. I re subsribed

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Megan November 21, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Just shared a second time on facebook! =)

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carolina elizabeth November 21, 2013 - 11:42 pm

How exciting! Congratulations! Visiting your blog after years continues to be a delight and very inspirational. THANK YOU for all you share. Kindest regards, Carolina Elizabeth

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Sue November 21, 2013 - 11:44 pm

have shared on fb and subscribed, lovely…sue

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lissy parker November 22, 2013 - 12:02 am

Sharon, Re-subscripition is complete! i hope to see you in France!
xo, Lissy

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Carolyn November 22, 2013 - 12:14 am

I just re-subscribed…don’t want to miss any of your very interesting blogs. May be your oldest follower but would love to visit. With all these comments, you will probably be reading them for weeks.

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Barbara November 22, 2013 - 12:18 am

I subscribe to your beautiful blog and I would love to visit your beautiful home. I love the light, fresh look!

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Garden, Home and Party November 22, 2013 - 12:32 am

Sharon,
I love your new look, so pretty. I subscribed and always look forward to your posts. Thanks for always bringing me along as an armchair traveler to your beautiful part of the world.
Karen

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Garden, Home and Party November 22, 2013 - 12:34 am

I’ve posted news of your giveaway on my facebook page.
Karen

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Nina Sgriccia November 22, 2013 - 12:45 am

What a beautiful new website and a wonderful way to celebrate it. I have subscribed and would be over the moon to win your generous prize. As others have said, I start every day with you. Merci, merci!
Nina from Michigan

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Debra Smith November 22, 2013 - 12:48 am

I have been a subscriber to your blog for some time now (2 years, I think). It’s a lovely blog, and your new look is refreshing and quite beautiful. Thanks for your creativity and for sharing it.
~Debra

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Jan Barrett November 22, 2013 - 12:59 am

Just re-subscribed to your wonderful blog. Would be so great to win a chance to visit your beautiful home. What a generous prize!!

~Jan

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Carolyn November 22, 2013 - 1:11 am

Hi Sharon, I’ve also just shared on FB to all my friends. They better take me if one of them wins. Thanks again for the great dream of winning. C x

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Barit White November 22, 2013 - 1:22 am

Resubscribed and I love your new format. I have enjoyed your blog for a long while. I enjoy having my morning coffee and reading about Ghetto’s latest adventures and looking at the beautiful pictures of all things French! I have been saving money since I first found your blogs to eventually afford to come and do one of your brocante tours. To win this would be fantastic. Keep posting- we here in the states live vicariously through you!

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Sharon K November 22, 2013 - 1:36 am

Just subscribed! Oh, how I would love to win this fabulous giveaway. My BFF and I would just adore some time with you in beautiful Normandy!

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Jamie Harris November 22, 2013 - 1:37 am

I used to follow you and drool over your home. I got out of the habit of many good things during a recent big move. I have subscribed to your new and beautiful blog. Thank you so much for such an opportunity!
Jamie

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Joan November 22, 2013 - 1:45 am

I have been following your blog for a couple of years and I love the new layout. You are a great inspiration to me.

I am living vicariously through you! Oh how I would love to meet you and join you on one of your Tours!

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Joan Rosen November 22, 2013 - 1:48 am

Dear Sharon, I would resubscribe even without a giveaway! Your blog is a tranquil slice of heaven. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. My husband is learning French for when we come to France. Your kind offer would let him practice the language while I shop. The perfect marriage! J’adore your new blog design.

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Joan Rosen November 22, 2013 - 1:50 am

Just me again. I’m telling all my Facebook friends!

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Ree Childs November 22, 2013 - 1:54 am

I just subscribed to your blog……it all looks great!

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martha Iszard November 22, 2013 - 1:55 am

Love your Blog, it is the best one I read.. Love your dogs and your pictures are so beautiful.. would love to come and visit, Thanks , Martha

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Ree Childs November 22, 2013 - 1:56 am

I just followed you on Pinterest!

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Kate Abt November 22, 2013 - 2:01 am

Sharon – what a very generous and wonderful giveaway. Thank you. Your blog is a joy to read every day and I always look forward to it. I do hope one day to come and join you on one of your brocante trips!

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Nancy November 22, 2013 - 2:21 am

Thank you so much for this special chance – Vive La France!

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Linda Berryman November 22, 2013 - 2:27 am

Hello Sharon, Your new blog site is Spectacular you have such a way with words.
And as always your pictures are perfection.

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Catina November 22, 2013 - 2:28 am

Sharon,
Thank you so much for the beautiful blog. I enjoy it greatly. It’s like going on vacation every day. I have never been to France so seeing through your blog is amazing.

Catina

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Pat @ LifeAt LydiasHouse November 22, 2013 - 3:07 am

Following through Bloglovin! What a wonderful giveaway!!

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Pat @ LifeAt LydiasHouse November 22, 2013 - 3:15 am

Just shared the giveaway on Facebook!

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Nancy Lydon November 22, 2013 - 3:27 am

Yours is the very best French blog – very much appreciated!

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Rae November 22, 2013 - 3:45 am

Love your new space!!!!!

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Carla November 22, 2013 - 3:55 am

Just re-subscribed! LOVE your window into the real ‘French life’…..and would SO love to shop with you! Thanks for the opportunity……. 🙂

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Lindsey in Dallas November 22, 2013 - 4:04 am

my mom always sends me links to your blog, but i decided i want to see all of them – not just the ones she picks! i studied in lyon my sophomore year of college, so reading your posts always transports me back to the french way of life. it’s been 10 years, and i’m so ready to go back!

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Liz November 22, 2013 - 4:15 am

Winning would be a dream come true! And, thank you for a blog that I enjoy so very much! The new look is fresh and very appealing!

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Jane November 22, 2013 - 4:17 am

I am so excited to have found your blog. I am sharing your information with all my friends. I would live to come visit you and stay in your cottage and I thank you for the opportunity to win. Either way, I will visit you on your blog and you will always brighten my day!
xoxo,
Jane

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Lorrie November 22, 2013 - 4:44 am

Glad to re-upped and ready to come for a visit.

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teresa blakeney November 22, 2013 - 5:18 am

Resubscribed, Sharon. Would like you to know that My French Country Home is the last thing I read before going to bed. It’s the best way to send me off to dreamland.

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Jo-De Davis November 22, 2013 - 5:40 am

I resubscribed and posted you on my facebook… Please enter me twice!!!!! It could be a dream come true for me. Love your blog. Don’t change much – I really miss the old picture with your house and the front yard with the animals.

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Lara November 22, 2013 - 6:11 am

Thank you for the daily opportunity to dream! I spend part of every day visiting France through you and am grateful for the beauty and care that you pour into your blog every day. You share so generously with time and inspiration… Lovely to look at and lovely to read!

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orit meir November 22, 2013 - 6:20 am

I just re-subscribed to you wonderful blog. I love it!

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orit meir November 22, 2013 - 6:22 am

I shared the blog with my facebook friends!
Thanks for making it so lovely!

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Kathy Aplin November 22, 2013 - 8:37 am

Bonjour Sharon, I love your blog and re-subscribed eagerly. I often post your blog entries onto Facebook to share with family and friends as you often have photos of the ‘look’ I want to recreate for our French café next year!!!
I would love to come shopping with you and visit Normandie. If you ever feel like popping down to Annecy vous êtes bienvenue!! Kathy

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Vanessa Witte November 22, 2013 - 9:50 am

Hi Sharon, have resubscribed and am back to say I love your blog – especially the antics of the 2 pups. Now. After reading David Terry’s missive, I want to tell you that in actual fact the giveaway is MINE and there is no negotiating about it 🙂 If he’d like to partner me, then I MAY consider sharing the prize with him! LOL
France is my dream holiday destination. Please pick me.
From a sunny Cape Town, South Africa,
Regards,
Vanessa xx

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Astrid November 22, 2013 - 10:56 am

Great new site! Registered and looking forward to reading more!

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Patricia Lilly November 22, 2013 - 11:00 am

Love the new layout. I’m so happy to subscribe to my favorite blog.

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Dee November 22, 2013 - 11:06 am

re-subscibed with pleasure.
Thankyou for sharing pieces of you life in Normandy.
Will put my hand up to win such a lovely prize.

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Teresa November 22, 2013 - 11:12 am

Would absolutely LOVE to win such a prize. I thoroughly enjoy the blog every day and am happy to be a new subscriber.

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Jenny Thame November 22, 2013 - 11:15 am

Salut! Have re-registered as I don’t want to miss a word of your brilliant blog. Would love the chance to visit and meet your rascally dogs.

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Gale Roanoake November 22, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Hi, and thank you for this opportunity to re-register for your wonderful blog! I love the new layout, and wouldn’t want to miss a single post. Although I only recently discovered your site, I am so grateful that I did. I love your photos, your stories, and all the inspiration I gain from your posts. Thank you!

Of course, like every one of your readers, winning your giveaway would be a dream come true; but whoever wins it, thank you for such amazing generosity. That makes me love you even more.

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Mary Kennedy November 22, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Sharon- Oh my…..what a fabulous give-away! Have enjoyed your site for some time now. Love the new and improved look. Hoping and praying that I am the luckiest woman on earth and am the winner of your prize. Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!

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david terry November 22, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Dear Mme. de la Santoni,

To begin with, I cannot tell you how pleasant and gratifying it has been, over the past few days, to wander about my own lovely home, knowing that, once you have determined a way of disabusing these 516 respondees (who would have thought that the world was still so filled with self-deluded fools?) of this absurd notion that anyone but me would win the give-away, I will be visiting at your lovely home. We will have such fun, won’t we?

This will happen once you publicly announce that I am The Winner, and all of these other chattering, furiously-typing, and obviously SELFISH readers are, inevitably and as pre-ordained (I really do sense this in my deepest heart) losers.

No doubt there will be a great wailing and gnashing of middle-aged teeth, but that should not bother us; we will have far more delightful prospects to contemplate. In any case, Being Designated A Loser will, I sincerely hope, serve as an all too obviously necessitated corrective to these many readers of yours who selfishly hope to win the give-away for THEMSELVES. Their bourgeoise self-absorption is beyond revolting and unavoidably disgusting.

I should say, since I wish to cause you as little inconvenience as possible, that I will be bringing my own little dogs with me. Neither they nor I enjoy the presence of large, non-pedigreed dogs about us, so it will of course be for the best (in fact, strictly necessary) for you to board those two dogs of yours during my stay. I do not mind LOOKING at horses, but you will understand that they must be kept FAR away from the actual house. I do not enjoy smells.

Additionally, while I certainly adore children and adolescents, I simply cannot abide their physical presence (my nerves are delicate, and children are so very loud). So, I assume you will agree with me that it will be best to board these children of yours, also. Perhaps your husband can go to visit his family? Tell him to do so. It should be no trouble whatsoever to send all of them away for the short while that I have the time to grace your household.

I really prefer that my stay at Maison de la Santoni be an entirely peaceful one for me. I do need my rest, you know; life is very stressful for me in a world filled with such selfish, ignorant, and generally low-born and ill-tempered people.

I will ask my little secretary to send you the pre-prepared list of my multiple allergies, sensitivities, and preferences regarding my meals (schedule, content, etcetera). I do like to eat little snacks throughout the day, by the way. I’ll have her also send you the list of what I enjoy (and also REQUIRE, in order to keep my strength up…I have a very obliging doctor who has agreed with me that I must have everything the way I want it. I am fortunate in having discovered a doctor who truly understands my delicate consitution and artistic temperament).

You will also be receiving a list (including convenient internet “links”) so that you may purchase the very particular sheets I always require (and, no, I do not sleep on anything previously used by God-knows-whom), the wines I happen to enjoy, the CD’s I would like to have played during my stay, and various French celebrities & dignitaries whom Iwould like to have introduced to me during my stay in Normandy. I would particularly like to meet both Catherine Deneuve and our current representative of the Anglican communion/Church of England in France; this would provide me with an opportunity to examine him and determine if he proceeds according to the strictest of ecclesiastical traditions. I would like to tell HER (vile, cinema-bedazzled strumpet that she so obviously is) what I think of her subsequently re-marrying after a divorce from a still-living former-spouse. She should be ASHAMED of herself, and I intend to let her know that.

I think that will be all for now. I will write more over the coming days as I think of other things I would like for you to do for me and further arrangements/provisions that will be necessary for my complete physical and psychological comfort during my stay at “your” French Country Home.

We’ll have such fun……don’t you agree? I know that we’ll become the best of friends once you understand how thoroughly it simply is Best For Everyone if things are arranged in such a way as to please me.

Thank you in advance,

The Rev. Dr. David C. Terry
Webb House
Hillsborough, NC

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sharon - my french country home November 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Dear Reverend Dr …. what can I say ? … I can hardly wait!

your dutiful blogger

Sharon de la Santoni

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david terry November 22, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Hey Sharon (and I’m being sincere here)….you know (don’t you????) that, if we were living in a Dickens novel, “The Rev. Dr. David Terry” would inevitably be some inveterate and incorrigible and transparent sponger who’s never held a job, doesn’t have a penny, and has for at least twenty years been explopiting gullible folks with his tales of some glamorous/high-born past?

In short (and as we say in America), a con-man and a grifter. I love these characters in Dickens and Thackeray; they do, in the end, always turn out to have aristocratic connections…..but those “connections” always turn out to be the sister of a great-grandmother who married the stepson of an earl’s younger brother.

So?….I wouldn’t bother responding to “The Rev. Dr. David Terry” if I were you. Next thing you know, he’ll be high-handedly requesting your bank-card numbers so that he can transfer some cash (unfortunately held up by those fools at the Nigerian branch of Cartier’s, who owe it to him) to YOUR account.

Quite sincerely,

Plain-old David Terry (who is spending this afternoon organizing whatever’s down there in this 220 year-old cellar. It’s an old house, and this will be a long job)
http://www.davidterryart.com

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Marcella November 23, 2013 - 11:20 pm

Too funny!

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marisol montoya November 22, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Yes! I have been looking for a French Country blog to enjoy and it looks like I found the right one. Looking forward to your posts and pics, thank you for sharing from the beautiful countryside in France! Much success in your new business!

Marisol Montoya

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Cherry November 22, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Love France, love your blog as it captures so much of it whether in word or photo. I’ve never subscribed to the blog as I just check in periodically but to have an opportunity to actually come for a week!!! A picture may be worth a thousand words but it does not come close to being there, breathing the air, tasting the food, feeling the atmosphere. Ahhh France!

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Shawna Burnett November 22, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Lovely give away. You are generous and sweet. Thank you…

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Dawn November 22, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Cheers to you & the new blog! My dream is to one day visit France and until then I live vicariously through your wonderful pictures and stories. It is truly my pleasure to re-subscribe and to thank you for your time and your generous give-away. Merci~

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Jeanne McKay Hartmann November 22, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Sharon, Congratulations on the new look! I know this is not a simple undertaking and think that it looks fantastic. Your posts always brighten my day and inspire me. A brocant tour with you is on my bucket list! Looking forward to more loveliness from you! XOXO

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Emm November 22, 2013 - 5:10 pm

I’ve entered a subscription, although I have your link in my Regular Places to Check. What a marvelous giveaway — I’d be thrilled to spend time in your lovely guest gite. [fingers crossed]
The new format is lovely — very crisp and clean — and I like the idea of showing only a handful of other links and rotating them from time to time. I’ve found some nice reading through such sidebars.

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Lori November 22, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Great new look; happy to re-subscribe – fingers crossed I win! Thank you!

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Emm November 22, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Annnnnd — I just posted your link at Facebook. Although my screen name there is not this one. 🙂

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Karen Sternberg November 22, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Love your new blog! Love the clean lines and pops of color. I would love a brocant tour with you, I would love to see France through your eyes. Fingers crossed! How exciting!

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J Paul November 22, 2013 - 6:38 pm

I am delighted to be a new subscriber to your blog. My family loves your recipes.

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robyn November 22, 2013 - 6:54 pm

Love your blog I have re-subscribed! Would Love to win this giveaway 🙂 I also posted your blog on my instragram #rarebirds….Thanks Sharon!!

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Linda E November 22, 2013 - 7:23 pm

I stumbled upon your site and blog. Love it! Your home, cottage and garden look tres jolie.

Linda from Houston.

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Deborah Brown November 22, 2013 - 7:25 pm

I re-subscribed! Love your blog! I would love to win this giveaway!
You are such an inspiration!

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Jennifer Saunders November 22, 2013 - 7:25 pm

Happy to re-subscribe as your blog is always beautiful! I own a shop called Twig in Richmond VA and would love to stock it with finds from a trip to visit you! Thank you for such a generous give-away!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) November 22, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Love your blog as it gives inspiration with each visit. It was a pleasure to resubscribe. Whoever the winner may be will indeed to lucky to stay in your charming little cottage and go shopping with you. 🙂

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Alchamillamolly November 22, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Hi there – Here I am a new subscriber, have always been a lurker on your blog but here I am now a permanent fixture!

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Sherry @ No Minimalist here November 22, 2013 - 8:02 pm

Wow, I have wanted to do a Brocante trip for the longest time! Sharon, thanks for the opportunity and I just re-subscribed.
xx,
Sherry

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Jan Meacham November 22, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Do I win tomorrow ?

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Wanda Decker November 22, 2013 - 11:50 pm

Yes, yes, yes to 2014! Thanks for the opportunity! Wanda

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Kimberly November 23, 2013 - 12:40 am

Subscribed

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Kimberly November 23, 2013 - 12:41 am

Following on Facebook!!!

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betsy November 23, 2013 - 12:48 am

I was already following the old blog by email. Now I’m following the new blog by email and blog lovin and also on facebook! Viva la My French Country Home!

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Kim November 23, 2013 - 12:50 am

An opportunity to see your work in person is too good to pass up! Thank you for the chance to win one!
My subscription is re-confirmed.
Kim

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Jennifer McCracken November 23, 2013 - 12:53 am

I already subscribe to the old blog by email, and am subscribing to the new blog now. Love your blog!

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Jen Jacobson November 23, 2013 - 1:52 am

I just found your blog last week, and I love it. I”m subscribing to the new blog and can’t wait to read all the archives. And fingers crossed I win! We are definitely coming to France next year (Normandy or Brittany… or maybe both if we can swing that long), so having someone share the treasures of the area they have found would be a dream come true.

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Mandy November 23, 2013 - 2:04 am

Love reading about your garden and life around your table with your children. We’ve enjoyed several of your recipes. Looking forward to many more. Thank you.

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Kristie November 23, 2013 - 4:03 am

Love you blog so much! Always dream about going to France and stay in your cozy cottage. I hope my dream will come true eventually!

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Millie November 23, 2013 - 4:14 am

MOTH here mate. Any chance you can chuck in a couple of return airfares as well? Mills wants to win this big time – geez it would give me more brownie points than the Melbourne Footy Club have sacked coaches.
MOTH x
P.S. Mills reckons you new blog looks very smichko.

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Charlene Jones November 23, 2013 - 4:57 am

I subscribed. Looking forward to the blog. 🙂

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Charlene Jones November 23, 2013 - 5:01 am

Followed, liked and shared on facebook. Merci

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Emm November 23, 2013 - 6:58 am

As an addendum, after I posted your link on Facebook, I was intrigued to see that most of the “likes” and responses came from some of the people I would have thought least likely to read about life in Normandy — but they, too, appreciate the chance to read about beauty and a peaceful life (I didn’t tell them about Ghetto) in the midst of the world being too much with us.

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Budsdiana November 23, 2013 - 7:40 am

I miss the opening pix with your horses and Gibson. Wish u would somehow incorporate your dogs in your opening banner.

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Dawn November 23, 2013 - 10:45 am

Found your blog via pinterest…it is wonderful!Amazing pictures of great finds and beautiful places…takes me to a place I could only dream of going…please enter me to win a chance at this amazing adventure!

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Karen November 23, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Love your blog and all your beautiful photographs….it’s inspiring and makes me smile. Your giveaway sounds like a dream come true!

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Sue Bruce November 23, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Sharon, I have re-subscribed to your lovely blog! What a wonderful giveaway…hunting for French treasures with you would be so much fun!

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Mary Ann November 23, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Thank you for adding something so special to the start of each day here in Florida!

Your blog has become a daily ritual with my morning coffee. I used to live over there and cherish the couple minutes a day of feeling like I am back on your side of the pond.

Re-subscripttion. done!

Congrats on all your success!

MA

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Karen November 23, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Hello, Sharon,

I have subscribed and confirmed. Thanks so much for your most generous offer. My husband and I visited Paris and Normandy for the first time last summer. We fell in love and dream about visiting again. Meeting you would be the icing on the cake!

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Dana Munoz November 23, 2013 - 5:51 pm

What a wonderful new blog!
Congratulations!
I subscribed with my email!
Thanks for the fabulous give-away….I hope I win…I have dreamt about shopping here!!
Dana Munoz

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Linda November 23, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Just re-subscribed! Love your blog 🙂

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Sharon Penney-Morrison November 23, 2013 - 6:39 pm

Oh, I really like your new blog look. The pictures are so peaceful to look at.
I would like to be entered into a chance to win a trip to stay in your beautiful cottage.
Looking forward to reading about any tours you will be organizing in 2014.
Sharon

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Marcella November 23, 2013 - 11:51 pm

Being new to this blog, I must admit up front that it was indeed David Terry who inadvertently directed me here while reading one of his posts elsewhere. Not the Rev. Dr. mind you, but the David Charles Terry himself. As it would be a such a great adventure to join you on a “private brocante tour”, to stay in your guest cottage in Normandy and to shop with you at your best brocante addresses to find my very own treasures, I must concede that David would be a far more entertaining guest. Just want you to know that this is indeed a dream come true for so many of us, and, if in fact it is David who is chosen, I do hope that he will post all of his adventures in the eloquent way that I have come to expect from him. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful blog with us, and my thanks to David for directing me here.

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PAM J November 24, 2013 - 2:53 am

It would be so amazing to win your special giveaway. I hang on every word you write and I know going to a brocante and staying at your guest cottage would be the ultimate France experience. Merci for the opprotunity. Love the look of the new blog…..

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Pam Jacobs November 24, 2013 - 3:04 am

Just left a comment on my Facebook Page

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R. Drga November 24, 2013 - 5:05 am

Love the new blog and am so happy to be a subscriber! (Somehow I missed the opportunity to subscribe to your “old” blog.) What a wonderful opportunity you’re offering – thank you!

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