La qautorze Juillet! Happy Bastille Day!
Are you ready to tickle your french fancy with more red, white and blue inspiration? After all, this is “Blue”berry Month! Just 10 days ago we were looking at red, white and blue to celebrate the USA, now we will tickle our fancy, french style.
I like that these pillows allow you to show a little national pride and that the colours are a bit muted. Of course I am mostly fond of the Australian and American flags but to each their own. Obviously today it’s all about the French lessons!
Funny thing, I took two years of French in high school, because everybody was taking Spanish and I didn’t want to be everybody. I can barely remember most of what I learned and now have a better grasp of Spanish than French!
While considering Bastille Day Inspirations these gowns seemed to be a perfect match. Not only are they red, white and blue but they evoke Marie Antoinette. Tight bodice, full skirts, a life of luxury. Is it no wonder the people rebelled? They wanted it too! So we now believe that madame Marie didn’t say, “Let them eat cake” and I don’t think that should be a surprise…I mean seriously…how could you indulge in cake and still fit in those corsetted dresses?!
If you don’t want your Bastille Day inspiration to come from the decadence of Marie Antoinette then you can always be inspired by the clean, crisp freshness of a french farmhouse done in red, white and blue. This farmhouse bedroom is lovely. Simple and chic with its white backdrop showing off the hints of colour. I totally love the denim coloured linens. And I’m an absolute sucker for the thought of having a lazy cup of tea in bed while reading. It’s decadence on a more personal level.
If you are like me and not the brightest little bunny in the morning you may find you can tickle your french fancy later in the day with some lovely cheese and grapes. Of course if it’s after 12:00 you can have a nice glass of french wine with that!
In about three months the Fashion Mister and I are heading to Spain for holiday. We are planning to spend a few days in the South of France near the start of the trip. Predominately to try the wine and because friends say the South of France is amazing. I’m thinking I could live on bread, cheese and wine for a few days!
Did any of this tickle your french fancy?
I think Bastille Day has inspired me to open a bottle of red with dinner tonight!
Vive la France!
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