Saturday, 8 January 2011

Last Night I Smiled...

At the little things that we've seen along the way over the past few weeks... I smiled at the time we've shared as a family, and the time that we've shared with old friends and new friends... Friends who live in far away places but who love and value life in the same way we do... As it turns out, our French friends, 'The Frenchies' as we affectionately refer to these dear old friends of ours, don't mind a bottle of champagne or two - and in France the bottles come extra large - and so I smiled that a couple of nights ago we shared a couple of extra large bottles of champagne, right here in the French Alps where they live... (Needless to say, my smile wasn't so wide the next day) but c'est la vie when you live in France...
What an inspiration it is to be exposed to new things and sometimes to be exposed to old things too... To see the world in all of its wonder and to see aspects of it that you never noticed before. I guess as we grow, what we see changes, we notice the little things that pertain to the stage of life we're in at that moment. And so, voila, here are some little things that have been making me smile...

 Sharing A Moment In Time
 Finding Out Where You Need To Be
 Always Keeping It Fresh
 Respecting the Details
Dreaming Big

15 comments:

Karena said...

Shannon adore these images, and yes I am indeed dreaming big!

A new Giveaway on Monday!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Melissah said...

I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

Kim H said...

Oh how lovely! What a view of those alps!

Beach Vintage.com said...

Love this post Shannon, I feel like an extra large bottle of champas....would never knock it back that's for sure. Happy New Year to you.

May Brady said...

I love that you've included a photo of a laundromat... I spend a month each year in NYC and quite enjoy my time-out there with a coffee and a good book at the laundromat, so it made me smile.

How exciting to be at the French Alps! I've trekked around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland back into Chamonix in Autumn and it was one of the most amazing journeys of my life. Even more memories...

Thanks for the smiles :)

Carla said...

Hi Shannon, Sounds like fun catching up with your French friends.. Love your pics, what a wonderful trip... would love to do your decorating workshop one day.. Carla x

The Princess and The Pea said...

An inspirational post to start the year off with :)

Nicolex

Brit said...

Hi Shannon,

I would like to give you the "Stylish Blogger Award" for your beautiful and so inspiring blog!

How this award works is that it's passed on from blogger to blogger, so I received the award from someone and I pass on the award to others. Part of this award is to write 7 things about yourself (on your blog post) and pass this award to 15 other recently discovered blogs you think deserves this award too.

You can see my post and the link for the award here: http://myblackbook.free.fr/


xo,
Britta

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

Bonjour Shannon
I'm all about the small things that make me smile and, for me, that's all the little things that make a house a home hence my blog.
Having said that, Paris makes me break out in a pretty wide grin and laundrettes practically leave me drooling when travelling.
Vera x

Carolina Eclectic said...

What lovely photos and lovely thoughts. I am also stopping to appreciate small and simple moments more. Its wonderful.

red ticking said...

i love to dream big... thanks for the reminder... glad you are enjoying your holiday... and i am loving your book... xx pam

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had, even if the morning after was not as fun :) Wishing you all happiness in the new year Shannon! Thank you for all you wonderful inspiration year round!

xoxo Mary Jo

Magnolia Square said...

sounds like you had an absolutely amazing trip, with some wonderful memories to take home with you...

MANDY said...

Oh it really is the little things !!!

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah