Monday, May 27, 2013

Count Down To Paris

Less then 100 days to my Dream Trip to Paris!
I showed you my inspiration board last week
I hinted that the cubbies were going to get a makeover
All things Paris!

This amazing adventure started a year ago 
while on vacation with my daughter Ashleigh in Las Vegas
On Mother's Day she surprised me with a dream trip to Paris...
you can read about that amazing gift here

I pulled together all my Paris items to fill the cubbies.  
Some have been treasures I've had for a long time, others have been gifts from friends and family as I've enjoyed this year of planning! 
The little Eiffel Tower on the top row was a gift from my daughter Sara when she went to France after graduating High School in 2000.  She was able to take that trip with her HS Choir and enjoyed many amazing adventures.  Now it's my turn! 
Some of you might recognize cards & gifts you have sent me!  
My Paris sign painted by my good friend Jenny Matlock tops the cubbies!  
More cards and gifts from friends!
This great box was found at Michael's and will be used to hold treasures from my trip.
More Eiffel Towers and of course Guide books!
All those pink ribbons mark things on my list to see and do in Paris!
This is an old French/English dictionary!
I better start studying!
This will be so much fun to add trinkets and other items as my trip grows closer! 
I've added a countdown on my sidebar!

I always love to hear your experiences and recommendations of what 'not to miss' in Paris! 

I'm joining:
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Wishing you JOY,



Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Great Parisian post! I'm so excited for you and you're going to have such a wonderful time! Love your little cubbies all Frenched up! :) I'd love to see what you were cleaning out of your basement today. I got rid of so many clothes that were just taking up space! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatty Crone said...

YOU ARE ALMOST THERE GIRLFRIEND! WOW it is coming fast. I love everything Paris myself. And you know I love those cubbies. sandie

Kathe said...

100 days, how many hours is that Linda? Lol! I love your French cubbies! I am getting so excited for your trip! 100 days!

Sarah said...

Oh, Linda, this is adorable. I do think it is my favorite of your cubbies! Each Parisian treasure makes me smile. So excited for you. This is going to be a fabulous time for you, I promise. 100 days will disappear in a blink of an eye. '-)
~ Sarah

Vicky Hunt said...

So exciting Linda! Your cubbies look great too...:) Your trip will be here before you know it! A friend of mine just returned from Paris today. SHe loved it...:) I know you will have a fabulous time...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Susan said...

I love the cubbies...and the countdown will go by quickly. My friends say you must go to Versailles and visit Marie Antoinette's hamlet; a most ideal spot. Hoping I'm back east and can see all your photos when you return, XOXO

Susan said...

This is SO EXCITING, Linda. Can't wait for you to go and share everything with us. Might be (more than likely definitely) the only time I'll get to see Paris! Susan

Jann Olson said...

Oh Linda, I am so excited for you. This will be a trip of a life time! I love all of your treasures. Your cubby display is wonderful. Hubby and I leave for a two week trip to Spain on Sat. Our youngest daughter is there. Haven't seen her and her hubby since Oct. Can't wait to hug them both! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Pondside said...

Wow - only 100 days - you will be there tout de suite!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very exciting Linda! Enjoy the countdown, I know you'll have an amazing time:@)

Hartwood Roses said...

I'm so excited for you, Linda! Paris is such a beautiful place, and I know you will love every minute of your trip. I guess it's 99 days now.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

WOW!! A trip to Paris!! Good For you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments all the time!!


The White Pear Tree said...

Do you have room in your suitcase, Linda?? I want to go back so badly!!! I totally understand your eagerness. I'm excited for you!


Susan said...

Linda, I am so excited for youI know when you are looking forward to an exciting adventure, time passes by so slowly.
Your cubbies look wonderful filled with all your Parisian goodies.

Nellie said...

I thought of you when I toured our local Symphony Show House! One room there was decorated with a French theme, with mini-Eiffel towers all around. I can sense your excitement!
Hugs, Nellie

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you I could pop! How perfect to design your cubbies with all things Paris!!! Can't wait to follow along with the countdown, you must be SO excited! Mary

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Love your French cubbies! I know you're chomping at the bit to get to Paris!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am so excited for you a dream trip for sure

I have a set of 3 suitcases cardboard from Michaels and they have PARIS on the front, they almost match your paris souvenir box

I can't wait to see your pictures and what you buy over there in the city of Love

The Cat Guy said...

Less than 100 days now, it'll be here quick! I've never been there so, can't give you much in the way of pointers. I'm sure it will be fun!!

Dawn@ We Call It said...

That's so exciting! I hope you have a wonderful time, and the countdown goes by quickly for you. That Eiffel Tower glass bottle is so pretty, btw.

Alycia Nichols said...

I continue to be excited for you!!! I know you are going to have the time of your life, and I am so happy to be able to share in your anticipation!

I see lots of fun things in your cubbie display, some of which I have myself. I've never been to Paris, but your dream is coming true. Hooray!!!

Cozy Little House said...

What a fantastically thoughtful and generous daughter you have!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I am so excited for you a trip to Paris would be bloody awesome, although I don't speak French and don't know how I would go but still I think it would be a lovely place to visit

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your French themed cubby, and the countdown, too! You are going to have the time of your life!

ImSoVintage said...

I am expecting to live vicariously through your trip. :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Linda, love you Paris cubbie display! Paris is on your mind!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is just the best idea my friend! The cubbies are perfect for your collection and will keep you excited while you wait.(I know you are excited enough! lol) I remember years ago having a corkboard for little mementos. This is SO much better!

the cape on the corner said...

favorite. cubbies. ever. EVER!!!

when you say it like that (100 days) it's even more exciting! and rick steve's is my travel guru! love him.

oh man, exactly a month til Alaska for me! woo hoo!

The Provision Room said...

My husband and I took our dream trip to Paris and Rome three years ago. The memories still feed our souls and make us smile daily.


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I am really behind on visiting with my flower planting. I love the Paris cubbies. It won't be long now until the trip. The summer always goes by too fast.

Sue said...

this is great....I have never seen anyone so excited to visit Paris...and the best part is your enjoying the wait...September will be here before you know it so enjoy everyday between now and then...It will be a trip of a lifetime and nobody deserves it more then you my dear friend....Hugs, Sue.

Annesphamily said...

Hi Linda! I need my hubby or Hannah to speak French to you! LOL! They both studied it in high school! You have such a fun space here! I know you will love your trip!

Brenda said...

I usually pop over and check out your cubby when you change it out. This is my favorite so far!