Friday, August 20, 2010

Francophile Friday: Wearing Rouge to the Epicerie

ink & watercolour weensy meep miniature, 3.5" x 2.5" [9 x 6.5cm] ACQUIRE

It feels like we've had a sweet tooth here lately.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  {Denial can be a happy place.}  Nonetheless, I thought we'd spice ourselves up a bit and take a ride on something red for a change {albeit faded.  Baby steps}.  This vintage scooter will do nicely, and as all good fashionistas must do, we shall stop in wherever we see a matching door.  This one belongs to an épicerie, so we're bound to find something interesting inside.  And on that note...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

26 comments:

  1. J’adore l’épicerie! We could buy some lovely produits rouge!
    Les sauces préparé : les fleurs de sel rouge : jus de tomate:
    And they would match nicely with the vintage scooter rouge. Viola Perfect !!
    ~Dianne~

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  2. I believe I'd find more than one interesting thing in there. How much does the whole store cost? I'll break open the piggy bank and count the pennies. One cent, two cents...OK, maybe not.

    How much for the pink scooter?

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  3. You know I'm always up for a ride on a vintage scooter (won't name names, hee hee)!

    Gotta have some of those fabulous macarons you made and a cuppa in your cheery kitchen before the ride.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend Shell! :)

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  4. A very cute meep here Shell. I love the red door to the epicerie.

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  5. Wait 'til Virginia sees this, Shell. You know how she loves red. And if she doesn't fancy it faded, I'll take it. Baby steps included.

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  6. All Things French ~ ooh, all wonderful ideas, Dianne!

    PCN ~ surely they have some little bonbons...

    Favourite Vintage Finds ~ yes, heh heh, "the scooter who shall not be named" Happy weekend to you, too!

    Thank, MmeB! It's supposed to be good feng shui, I think...

    Petrea ~ I hope V gets a kick out of it! Either way, you're most welcome to the baby steps.

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  7. Oh my neglected etiquette - I was quite unaware of that 'matching door' rule. I'm glad the red is faded to blend in with those lovely shop fronts or it would be a double blow to me this morning.

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  8. Ah ! L'épicerie de mon enfance !! Et le scooter dont j'ai toujours rêvé !!! Merci ! Merci ! Merci !

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  9. Same to you, Shell. Thanks for this.

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  10. and this being a meep, I immediately looked for le chat...

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  11. Oh, I do so love your meep-ish minis, Shell! The blue door is rather intriguing too. Like Hiker, I looked for le chat—and of course you didn't disappoint!

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  12. What a whimsical idea: stopping at color coded doors!

    I will just go ahead and say the name. Voldescooter. There! Cat's out of the bag. Don't want to give it more power than it deserves!

    Speaking of cats: how fun to play cherchez le chat. (Apologies to any and all French speakers and lovers of the French language.)

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  13. Mise ~ I'm delighted I could return you a tip, in light of your good guidance in banishing fitted sheets from my home.

    Marylène ~ my pleasure ~ dreaming of scooters is a lovely past time!

    You're welcome, le0pard13!

    Hiker ~ much cuter than Alfred Hitchcock...

    Thanks, Alexa! We'd better pick up a blue scooter next.

    Cali ~ Voldescooter? Hahaha!

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  14. And what would le chat like from l'epicerie? Looks like she's waiting for a special delivery (probably wrapped in pink)

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  15. Shell, what a delightful mini and the scooter is about my speed! I am fascinated at your detail and almost missed le chat!

    I love your color palette!

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  16. Ms M ~ oh, I like the sound of that!

    Thanks, Genie! A few moments more and the kitty will have vanished from view altogether. ;)

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  17. This is absolutely adorable! At first I thought le chat put on rabbit ears and was hiding in the front window, but then I saw her sneaking around the corner. I'm with Marylène: it's the scooter of my dreams too!

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  18. Katie ~ heh, this épicerie sells red herrings. I can see you on a scooter...

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  19. I luv Francophile Frydays. What day is for Macaron's, ShSh??

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  20. OUI!!! J'adore votre rouge chère Shell. ( How's that for running an entire sentence together en français!!)
    V

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  21. That's good, Cafe! And Virginia's idea is wonderful ~ by fluke, last Tuesday was Macaron Mardi!

    Formidable, Virginia!

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  22. Oh, I suppose change is okay. ;)

    This is a lovely illustration, and I'd take that scooter on a spin around the town any day.

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  23. Thanks, Amy ~ I try to shake myself up once in a while. :)

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  24. What a lovely watercolor piece! I just adore it...

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  25. Hello, Indie.Tea ~ thank you, for your kind thoughts and for dropping by! It's beautiful over at your place...

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