Ooooooh noooooo!! The French teacher in me is coming out!!!! Warning! Warning! Turn back if you don't want to hear me blab, because I want to show you some of my French stuff!!
I have a small collection of pictures of French children in provincial costumes and I am going to show you two of them. First, this one is from Alsace and is actually a reproduction of a post card by the French-Alsatian artist, J.J. Waltz, better known as Hansi. He is best known for his drawings of the children of German occupied Alsace during World War I. For a peek at more of his art work, visit here. The site is in French, but I think you will enjoy it just the same. Scroll down and click on cartes postales to see more drawings like this one!
This picture is actually a brochure that came in a tin of Traou Mad butter cookies that I found...strangely enough...at TJ Maxx!! Traou Mad means good things in Breton! The biscuiterie (cookie company) is located in Bretagne (Brittany) in Pont-Aven, which is known as one of the favorite haunts of the French artist Paul Gauguin. The brochure features one of his paintings, Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven. If you would like to learn more about Gauguin and see more of his work, click here! For more information about Traou Mad, click here. There is a button that allows the site to be displayed in English.
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Welcome to Wordless Wednesday with our hostess Dixie from way down there in French Lique, Texas! Be sure to drop by her wonderful blog to see who is participating this week and to find out how to get in on the wordless fun!! This week our theme is...