AIGNE is a little village just a little way from here and is in the shape of an escargot (snail), a 'round' village. This afternoon I went there to get some souvenirs from the little shop I found and to take photos of the Christmas decorations before they got taken down.
Here is a grid of the Christmas wreaths I saw hanging on doors. One of them is decorated with peakcock feathers - isn't that a great idea?!
This is the entrance to the shop I found which sells lovely little souvenirs. The shop is on the right.
Looking through the windows!
This photo and the one beneath is how the owners decorated the shutters on the outside.
These doors belong to very old houses! The wreaths are really effective on the outside, even though they are decorately thinly.
A very old window barred with mesh.
Look at the moss under the window on the above photo!
I bought some lovely little souvenirs there and am going to do a little New Year blog give-away. The stamp isn't new but as good as (which I didn't find in the shop by the way).
A sachet of Provence lavender with an ornament of an angel, a Christmas tree hanger and a stamp. If the winner is not vintage-minded and doesn't want the stamp I will pull out another name for the stamp.
Just leave a comment here and tell me what you think of this little village in France and I will pick a winner at the end of the week, probably saturday.
Hope you will join in!
Quaint! I looked at all your photos so carefully as I'm planning a trip to France in the fall and am reading all things French-related. I can't wait to visit little streets like this! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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Hi Jacqueline. Thanks for sharing those lovely photos - looks like a very nice village. What a sweet collage you made out of the lovely christmas decorations!ReplyDelete
Lovely giveaway, too - yummy ;0)
I loved my little "virtual" visit to this charming little village. I love the historical buildings, the feeling of permanence from buildings that are so old. I love all of the natural decorations, they are so simple yet beautiful. Thanks for sharing this lovely place with us.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing the photos of this beautiful place...your photos really captured it well! next best thing to being there!ReplyDelete
Simply lovely! Love the decorations and how beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures Jacqueline! I definitely want in for the drawing of the stamp and goodies! How fun!ReplyDelete
Jacqueline, Stunning photos, just adore France and those winding narrow streets... stunning. Adore seeing the Christmas wreaths as I have never visited over the Christmas holidays. Hopefully will get to visit in April/May this year when the ferry starts again. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win such a beautiful stamp and goodies. DeirdreReplyDelete
I would so love to be there and to experience that vision of loveliness! Your photographs are wonderful, Jacqueline. (The wreath by my front door also had peacock feathers....to go with the purple and green of the wreath.)ReplyDelete
Sigh........what a lovely little trip I just had looking at your pictures! Such a quaint little village....love the aqua shutters on the windows! Thank you so much, Jacqueline! Please do more of this "exploring" your area with photos......I thoroughly enjoyed this one.ReplyDelete
What do I think? Hmmmmmm......I think I need to plan a little trip.....lol! What a charming place. And your photos are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh!! That was like a mini vacation! I"d love to live right around the corner from that little store. Beautiful!! I can almost imagine wandering down that narrow street and opening the door into the shop. Thank you for sharing, Jacqueline!ReplyDelete
Oh my, I LOVED looking through all of these photos! Now I think the wreath with the pink has to be my favorite, they are all beautiful and I can't believe they are done thin, they look so full and abundant! The alleyway is so charming!! I can just imagine how thrilled you were to have been there!ReplyDelete
What a dreamtown!! I doesn't look like its freezing out there!!! I can smell the herbs and flowers!ReplyDelete
Lovely give away!!
What a quaint village Jacqueline. I am planning to visit France - in particular- Paris in late August this year. We will have 5 days based in Paris and hope to do a day trip to see some little villages like this. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.ReplyDelete
It is sooo beautiful where you live, Jacqueline! I love the photos!ReplyDelete
Oh, Jacqueline. Merci pour the chance to see all the wreaths in Aigne. They are all adorable. Et tu es tres gentille de nous donner un bon chance pour tes goodies... (ow, my french is getting worse..) Hugs, Dwita..ReplyDelete
The photos of the quaint little village of Aigne stirs up a longing to travel to France, Jacqueline. I will share these photos with my GD. I think it will remind her of her weeks in the south of France last summer. I love the way the owner of the shop used simplicity in many of the decorations. Very beautiful. And what a find the shop is for you! The stamp and French goodies are really lovely. Please include me in on your drawing.ReplyDelete
I have fallen in love with the village of Aigne. It is breathtakingly beautiful, at least to me. Thanks for sharing the photos and thank you for your blog, it is so inspiring. Happy New Year, Jacqueline.ReplyDelete
I was sighing as I was looking at the photos of that charming village. I've been to Europe twice (England and Germany) and both times I've been just blown away by the architecture and old world feel of these small towns and villages. Just beautiful...makes me long for international travel! :-) Thank you for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love this visual Jacqueline! It reminds me of our trip to France.ReplyDelete
What I wouldn't give to visit rural France! Those wreaths are all just lovely in their simplicity. A few years ago I visited Paris for a day, and I've always longed to return to France. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty of Europe.ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the mix of rustic and pretty elements! Your pictures seem surreal, like out of a movie or something! How amazing to actually be there!ReplyDelete
je sais, ô combien, c'est joli ces petits villages!!
bonne année à toi et à ta famille!!!
happy new year!!!!
oh how I would love to spend some time there! Reminds me of small towns in Italy with narrow streets, interesting architecture, and the wonder of who/what is inside! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos.ReplyDelete
I'm jealous- so many beautiful doors and your other photos make your home area seem so exotic. No wonder why you're so inspired to make beautiful art. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
It is so different from where I live. It reminds me of a Swiss village in the mountains.ReplyDelete
Hi, Jacqueline! No need to include me in the draw. I just wanted to let you know that I loved seeing your photos. The wreath collage is wonderful. And I liked reading about your discoveries and each window or wreath you picked to photograph. :-)ReplyDelete
Jacqueline what a Wonderful quant shop that is. I wish we had place like that here. So glad you shared all your lovely photos with us!ReplyDelete
It's been a while since I visited your blog! Wow! What a treat! love the picture of the window display...just amazing! Love your fabulous work!!ReplyDelete
Hi Jacqueline, I have been with your blog for a long time, since it had the other name..lol! I love your style, your love for our Lord and your beautiful photos of where you live and where you travel...you have a lovely family also! God bless you in this new year and keep up the great work!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us Jacqueline! Makes me want to visit this quaint town! Love the way the locals decorated for Christmas.ReplyDelete