Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My French Love

Bonjour mes Primmies!

I have a confession to make....

I have a not-so-secret love....

....Of all things French....

I love French food, the French language, French farmhouses and French farmhouse style....old French books, French patisserie (a food group in and of itself), French linens, French wine, French textiles, French enamelware....(French fries, not so much....)

In many respects, it's in my blood.  See, my mother (yep, the same one with the witch blood running through her veins) has French blood in her too.  Her father's ancestors originated in Niort, France.  In the late 1700's/early 1800's, several brothers immigrated to Chateauguay (Quebec), Canada.  They (or some of them) emigrated from there to the Land of Nod. (Notice how smoothly I worked in that grammar lesson regarding the difference between "emigrate" and "immigrate"???  It was more fun than trying to figure out why ANYONE would want to relocate to Nod....)

But I digress....back to my love of things French....
I do, I do, I do (not to be confused with "adieu") LOVE things French - so you can only imagine how tickled I was to have won these wonderful vintage French medals from Bliss Farm Antiques:


Aren't they tres cool???  An incredible variety - and such amazing detail....My favorite, though, has to be this one:


The back:
(Just so happens 1958 was my birth year.....)


Merci beaucoup Jackie!!!  J'adore ces!

Now....back to Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 Sales and another of my French loves:

 
 Petit Ecolier ("Little Schoolboy") cookies.....
Elles sont si bonnes!! 

Joyeuse Saint-Valentin!



31 comments:

Nancy said...

I sensed French style on blogs was going rampant. White everything. Or is that french cottage? Primme French sounds cool. Loved your metals and Mortisha loves that smooth language.
Love your new header!! Have a great week my Nod Friend!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Wow! Those are cool!!
How neat to have one with your birth year on it.
Hugs,
Tam

The Moonlit Stitch said...

The apparition at Lourdes...my friend and I were just talking about that last fall! The pic of medals caught my eye right away Robin...my aunt used to tuck a medal in my hand to keep me safe in travel (St. Christopher) and just about everything else LOL! I have french blood via Quebec also on both sides. One of my bucket destinations is Lake Memphremagog VT where I think we invaded the border, if for nothing else but to say been to a place called Memphremagog! Love your new header ~*~Lisa

laurie said...

Oh my gosh its good to hear from you , I thought the blogger gobblins had got you,, I think most things, french are romantic, as well, the language, the food, the way of life, , .The name of our town is french of course and we speak both languages here, but you may be speaking of Paris, I suppose,, beautiful photos, yummy cokkies too,

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin~ Happy Valentines day~ wonderful pretties~
smiles
Teresa

annie said...

Wow! What a great win, I love those! Happy valentine's Day!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow ~ What a great win!!!
Your a romantic aren't you???
Hope your day is filled with lots of LOVE!!!
Happy Valentines Day!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Those are wonderful ..thanks for sharing :)

basketsnprims said...

Bonjour, Mon ami! J'adore votre "new pretties". So sad that my french is so rusty, lol. Happy Valentine's Day. So very sorry I got interrupted and mailed your package a little late. You should have it today, tomorrow for sure.
hugs to you ~

Kim said...

Bonjour! But pardon moi......no french fries? Seriously? How about when they are covered in gravy and cheese? Under the broiler with some mozzarella and ranch dressing?

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I, too, have been French obsessed for many years. I so want to travel to Paris!! It would be a dream come true!
Love the medals...they are tres chic!
Hugs,
Courtney

lilraggedyangie said...

Love the goodies ...only thing i might really have a fondness for is french kisses :0) and maybe a hot man with a sexy French accent ! :0) lol HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT VALENTINES DAY ! U ARE SO LOVED! HUGS LIL RAGGEDY ANGIE

outjunking said...

Happy Valentines Day.
Lisa

MJ Ornaments said...

Those French medals are so cool Robin. Happy Valentine's Day my dear!! xo Martha

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Your medals are great, my husband's family came from France and Belguim. Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day.

Raggedy Creations said...

Thanks for the french lesson. I'll leave that to you LOL. Nice goodies. Hope you enjoyed your cookies

Felicia

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Love your head blog picture. The medals awesome.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I do like to hear the French language, but that's about it!!! Lucky you to win the medals.
Lois

Carol Stuck said...

Tres cool!!!!

So...any cool ideas how you are going to display these little gems of beauty?

hugs!
Carol

oldgreymare said...

I LOVE THESE SCHOOLBOYS!!! Kindred again <3
xx
z

The Cranky Queen said...

oh my dear cranky...I too love French items...and religious artifacts are one of my loves...my gal pal, Duchess Melanie, collects the same little religious icons as you. Thanx for sharing and Happy V-day, Tiff

Orange Sink said...

Love your medals and your ancestry! But what I'm really lovin' is that crow mold in your header! Beautiful header photo!
Happy Valentines Day!
Cathy G

LA BESTIOLE A ROULETTES ! said...

BONJOUR from FRANCE !I like your blog !
Aline

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Hi Robin, hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!! Those are so lovely :) I do have a bit of French in me, but it's French Canadian, lol and I used to be quite speaking french back in school, but now I just get lost trying figure out the language.
Have a wonderful day!

hugs, Trish

Siobhán said...

I love your holy medals--lucky you! I believe the 11th was the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, too. :)

Pam at A Little Off Quilter said...

Yet another thing we have in common...had I finished college the first time around I would have majored in French. Loved it! My daughter has the same bug; go figure.

Love your medals...still have that lucky streak going, don't cha!

Hugs,
Pam

frontporchprims said...

Oh, les médailles sont vraiment chouette! Qu'est-ce que vous avez une collection. Je pense que c'est propre que vous aimez ce qui est français. Je ne crois pas que je n'ai jamais mangé de la nourriture française. Sauf si vous comptez français toasts :) Quoi biscuits délicieux. Merci de partager votre amour. -Steph-

deb said...

oh my i LOVE those medals....so very cool!!!!!!! ok...gonna have to try those cookies too!!!!!!!!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

You are just to cute..love the French lesson..I love your metals too... I have one on my key chain similiar to the cross.

Thanks for stopping by to visit..I do so miss you here but I know how busy you are ..

I had to laugh most don't like dishes either..so glad all I have to do is take my dishpan full in the house and Peg washes them with no complaints...Gotta love my dishwasher..hehe!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs
Tonya

Prims By The Water said...

Although I cannot speak a word of French, somewhere down the heritage line there was a Count Husson, which is my maiden name. My great-grandparents left France during the French Revolution..and I believe it was to literally save their necks. They also came to Canada via Quebec, but emigrated to Michigan's Thumb. Love your medals! If you ever want to get rid of that 1958 one..that's the year I was born and will take it off your hands for you. :o) Hope you had a great Valentine's...I'm so far behind in my blog reading, that I may get done when Easter arrives. Take care and stay warm in Nod. Janice..hey we might be cousins..you never know.

Mannes Carman said...

Ils sont beaux! (They are beautiful!) Those intricate details really deserve to be maintained. An easy way to clean them is to soak them in a medal cleaner for ten minutes. It should remove the grime and dirt stuck onto it. After, gently scrub the medal to make sure the dirt will come off. And lastly, dip a cotton swab from the paste made from baking soda and medal cleaner and gently rub it onto the medals. Rinse it off through running water and pat dry. And that should help regain your medals’ beauty. :)

Mannes Carman