Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paris Jet Lag for Sale

As I closed my Paris room's shutters......

 and watched my very last French tv show (Friends in French)

I said a goodbye to one of my favorite cities in the world. I will be back and I will spend the whole time at the flea markets and brocantes - this I know.

We passed the Eiffel Tower on the way to the airport....sigh

Unpacking my finds from Paris

As they say, it's good to be home. I will be sharing more photos in the days to come.

It's back to creating for my shop and simply catching up in life.

I leave you with this note, Paris is affordable, save like you've never saved before
and you can make there and have a wonderful time, believe me.
xoxoxo Rhonda - now I really feel like a Parisgal


  1. Hi (:o) I'm one of the calm readers because if have no blog. I'm a You Tuber where i show my art. I found you via the lovely Lilla. I really love, love your blogs and french mood. 2 Years ago i thought, i have to fly to Mallorca (Spain) with an emty case to buy cloth. After reading your blogs i changed my mind. I have to ride to France with an emty car with trailer. I've been in France 3 times but when i go now, i really have another view especially on old things. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and creation. Greets from Germany. Elly ( Ellypirally on YouTube)

  2. I am so happy it was everything you expected and more! You are an inspiration! Thanks for thinking of me....I almost fainted when i got a postcard from Paris! Can't wait to see the photos.

  3. Welcome home dear Rhonda-- I can see you brought beautiful things back,-and a back full of wonderful memories.
    I hope you soon feel real at home, and begin creating again.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  4. So good to see you are home safe and happy. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip as well as seeing each and every one of your finds!! Looks like you did good! Take care and get rested,
    Blessings, Doni

  5. Oh how sad to leave such a beautiful place.
    But on the other hand so happy you are back :)
    and loving the treasures.
    My problem is I can't save a dime, lol
    I need a business manager.
    Hey, can I hire you?

  6. Just love your last glimpse of Tour Eiffel from the taxi window!!
    Drooling over your stash, the little pots and the pegs I'm imagining smothered in lace!
    Oh the dreaded jet lag... on my trips to France I fly direct, taking 30 hours from airport in NZ to CDG Paris!!!!!!
    but it's always worth every bit of tiredness!!!!
    à bientôt

  7. it must have been a bittersweet departure for you mon amie? although there is no place like home. i am happy you are back...fiull of inspiration and a newfound passion for your beloved france. your tresors are just gorgeosu ! when i go to Paris....the brocantes are where you would find me almost everyday! can't wait to see more!

  8. I bet you had a couple of tears in your eyes when that plane was taking off. Oh, but the memories you must have! Welcome home Rhonda!

  9. Welcome home! Glad you are back safe and sound, and more fully a Paresian gal!

    Ciao Bella!
    Love all of your finds and photos!

    Creative Carmelina

  10. Oh, I'm worried your on that "my trip I looked forward to for so long is over now and I am sad" train. You will be back one day soon, I am sure. And if I ever win the lottery I will take us both, Lol. LOVE your finds and can't wait to see and hear more! Thank you so much for my postcard. You are such a dear friend! Hope to catch up soon! xoxo Rhonda...

  11. Your wonderful time in Paris may be at an end, but it looks like you brought a good part of Paris back with you! Those teasing glimpses of your new Parisien treasures, aaahh! I am looking forward to seeing a bit more of them. Welcome back.

  12. I so know how you felt passing the Eiffel Tower as you left for the airport. I tugs at my heart every time. But as you said, it good to be home and now you have all the wonderful memories and you can start planing your next trip, because I know you will.

  13. Good morning Rhonda and I am happy to read that you made it home safe and sound. That 'jet lag' thingy is the pits ... when I travel TO Europe it is fabulous but I dread the flight home as I am walking sideways for days and my body clock takes about a week to adjust. I have found it worth it, however. Looking forward to seeing all your Paris 'finds' and the beautiful creations you will make from them. Welcome Home!! Hugs, Marilyn

  14. Wonderful YOU are coming back! When you do hopefully we will both be in France at the same tie. Then you can join me in the south for some brocante pleasure.
    I am glad to see you had a wonderful time, got to go to the flea market... your photos show pure happiness and the beauty that is Paris.
    When you come the next time I will show you how to use the metro and buses, then the world will be a whole lot smaller.
    Good of you to encourage others to come, Paris is affordable, and has such richness to share!
    Thank you Rhonda for being such a wonderful blog friend!

  15. Hello Rhonda, So glad to hear that you had a safe trip home. I have to tell you, I really enjoyed you sharing your wonderful trip with us, I almost felt like I was there. It looks like you had such beautiful weather. I love all the beautiful things you bought, shopping must have been so much fun. Thanks again for sharing your trip, I really enjoyed it. Hugs, Terri

  16. Welcome home, Rhonda! I am so very delighted you had a wonderful, magical time away in the City of Lights! All of your treasures look just like what one would imagine you would bring home ... delicate, lovely assortments of goods with patina and rich history. ~ Savor the memories ... warmest of hugs, P.

  17. Welcome home! What fantastic memories you have. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful time.

  18. So nice to see more final parting photos!:) And can't wait to see all the goodies you brought back. The little lady figurine sitting on the wooden peg intrigues me. Oh, and love your stop/direction sign for the bathroom. I have a similar one:)
    SOOOO glad you're trip was everything you dreamed it would be.

  19. I'm so happy for you Rhonda, you finally realized a long awaited dream! I know by your "love of all things French" that you made it an exciting and memorable trip. Be inspired and inspiring! <3

  20. Hi Rhonda, I just popped in your blog and LOVE it! I'm going to Paris for the first time next October. And we are going to hit lots of flea markets, etc....woohoo! I've added myself as your newest follower so I can keep up with you. Hope you can drop by and see me sometime soon! Happy Easter from Houston,TX


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