Monday, November 19, 2012

For the love of Shutters


Hello everyone!

I hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a wonderful start!! 

I have a quick post for you tonight...I still seem to be trying to catch up from being gone, so I have not had a chance to even go through all of my photos from Nice yet...the combination of sick kids over the weekend and hosting a dinner party had me rather busy all weekend :)




While in the Cote d'Azur, I found myself in love with all of the shutters on the buildings!  Mostly they were in shades of turquoise, blue, and sage green...just so pretty...

and it didn't hurt that the buildings themselves were so beautiful, in shades of lemon and tangerine!






{LOVE the deep blue on this one}


{these crystal chandeliers were everywhere, hanging between buildings...very pretty!}





...more lights strewn overhead between buildings...the Cote d'Azur is gorgeous at night! 



{a little Photoshop fun}




In honor of our recent trip to France, I made Boeuf Bourguignon for the dinner party I had this weekend and I wanted to share the recipe with you...it is a Martha Stewart recipe that I have been making for years and it never disappoints!  It is a bit involved to make, but easy :))

Have a great night ~

Tracey




51 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

Tracey the colors are so soft and creamy looking...like icing

Elma said...

Love all the pictures!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

They are stunning! I have a thing for chippy shutters, for sure!

Heaven's Walk said...

Someday....someday....I will make it to France. It's so romantic and beautiful! Your photos are just amazing!!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Tracey!

xoxo laurie

helen tilston said...

Hello Tracey

I love the images of the shutters.
The Christmas decorations in Europe are different to N. America.

Have a happy Thanksgiving

Helen xx

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey you and I were cut from the same cloth.....I love old shutters and your photos just took my breath away.......soooo beautiful!! Xo

Peggy said...

I have a quick question concerning the Boeuf Bourguignon.... do you add new potatoes to yours? I noticed in the picture on MSL that there were new potatoes included to the side but no mention was made. A friend of mine always added potatoes to her's but I never could determine if it was "authentic." Thank you!

I just love your photos!! I can hardly wait to go in the spring... we will start in Paris and then made a mad dash through the countryside. :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Amazing photos Tracey,
Beautiful French Holiday.

Thank you for sharing the Beauty in all those shutters, and the streets of France.

Xx
Happy ThanksGiving.

Dore

Tricia said...

It is so beautiful there. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving. xo

Pam said...

beautiful photos tracey! i can't wait to visit their. i also made boeuf bourguignon this weekend! xo

Geli said...

Hello Tracey! I love your photos from Nice! It' s my dream such a house with this shutters.... Best wishes and happy thanksgiving with your family! Geli

Swede Dreams said...

I have a special love for shutters...the more rustic and old the better. These colors are beautiful!

Ivana said...

Oh my goodness, this is such an inspiration galore! I love every single photo, the pastel shades are simply breathtaking! You are such a talented photographer!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

What a beautiful place Tracey!! I can just imagine how beautiful it is at night with all of the little twinkle lights sparkling between the buildings.
I hope your kids are well soon and
I wish you and your family a very joyous Thanksgiving!!~
Sincerely,
Melinda

Anne said...

Beautiful photos Tracey! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! What a blessing to have such a beautiful day here too!
xx
Anne

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Just gorgeous photos with the pastel palette. So enjoying them and would love to see the holiday chandeliers all lit up..........could you go back and take some photos? xx

Alison @ BaysideVintage said...

Beautiful photos...I can't wait to visit there myself for a shopping trip! I recently found your website and have added you to my Blogroll...lovely blog and your photos are very inspiring!

Best wishes
Alison
www.baysidevintage.com.au

Alicia Conway said...

Adore such city landscapes. I'm already full of those urban buildings which, it seems to me, take all the air away and hide the sky from us.

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All Seasons said...

What a great, great shutters, Tracey. I love them all!

Hugs from Holland
Patricia

Vintage Finds said...

They are just so pretty ... and your photos are just great. I love details on buildings, and what seems same and ordinary turns out to be so different and individual!

Clouie said...

They look so fantastic!!!! Its old look adds beauty to the building itself.. and it looks so secure!!!

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ShabbyTräume said...

Hi,
I just found your Blog. I love shutters and these beautiful colours. wonderful pictures

Tara

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