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21 June, 2009

Mosaic Monday...or...A Mas in Provence

I don't know about you, but I need a little virtual vacation! Sooo...today I am taking you to Provence...to be more exact, to the Lubéron...Peter Mayle country! I am revisiting the mas or farmhouse in Provence where I spent a week during my retirement trip to France. And since it's Monday, I'm doing it in the form of two mosaics and joining the crowd at Mary's Little Red House! Could it be any more perfect? I love the faded blue shutters, the oh so frenchy fountain in the courtyard, and the winding stairs by the twisted old fig tree! Now, all I need is...

...cats! lol Ahhhh! One of these days I'm going back...not soon enough! Sigh!!
I hope you enjoyed my little mini vacation. Please be sure to visit Mary's beautiful blog to see some more wonderful examples of mosaics. Thanks so much for coming to Provence with me! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to sit here in the courtyard with my glass of wine... Would you like to join me?

35 comments:

  1. Cuckoo, Debbie! Je suis la première! Que j'adore tes photos! Je voudrais quelques copies pour les encadrer - je suis sérieuse! Elles sont magnifiques! à la prochaine..Linda

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  2. Debbie, that place is just gorgeous. I love the relaxing look of it and it's so pretty. The fountain is gorgeous and the blue shutters are so beautiful. The winding staircase around the tree is so unique and just makes you have to climb them. The kitty is absolutely precious. I am really jealous that he gets to live there. Loved the vacation, but I really would like to stay a while longer. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi Debbie! This is so beautiful! I want to go back to France! I'll just go through your eyes! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. beautiful photos... makes me want to take a vacation too!

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  5. This is gorgeous, Debbie!

    I'm recommending you stop in at Across the Pond, if you haven't already. Mary is from England, has lived in US for over 40 years. Her brother has a house in France. Oh my!! She visits there and just returned from a visit to England. I think you might like her beautiful blog. Across the pond is listed on my sidebar.

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  6. It's so serene & pretty. Great mosaics Debbie & I LOVE the cats! ☺♥☺ Diane

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  7. Thank you for the mini-vacation! I feel more relaxed..and a little more cultured already! :-) L~

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  8. Somehow came across your blog as Ive been blog hopping :) Thought Id say Hi :)
    :)
    candy

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  9. Hi Debbie! Thank you for the mini vacation to Provence. It was just what I needed today. I enjoyed your photographs and truly hope you are able to return to this beautiful area again soon. ~Arleen

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  10. Hi Debbie, virtual it may seem, but I enjoyed the mini vacation. Great mosaic. And I hope to visit this place soon....(as I accrue enough vacation days, ha ha!)
    Have a great week!

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  11. Such a beautiful and peaceful spot - thank you for taking us along on this virtual vacation.

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  12. Oh I did love this virtual vacation. Such lovely scenes for my eyes! Have a great week and I hope you can "get away" soon!

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  13. Oh, Debbie! That house is as cute as can be! I adore the shutters... both the style and the color! You must have been in heaven there. It's charming!

    Thanks for taking us on this trip. I needed this after the last two weeks! LOL!

    Have missed you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  14. That was a trip back to France for me Debbie. Oh my, I would like to go again. Maybe some time later this year???

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  15. Gorgeous!!! Oh how I would love to go there some day! Thanks so much, Debbie, for sharing your beautiful photos at Mosaic Monday. :)

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  16. Really enjoyed your mini-vacation.Great mosaic.

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  17. Debbie, this is just the most beautiful spot. I love that staircase and of course, no home away from home would be complete without a cat. Thanks for the bit of relaxation before starting up the week! Hugs, Kat

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  18. Gotta love it. My dear friend lives in a quaint little town and her cottage house is on a cobblestone road.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  19. I can just imagine walking up that winding staircase - wonder where it leads?

    Provence is a dream destination for me - hopefully someday in reality!

    Thanks for a lovely mosaic and Happy MM!

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  20. Just darling! What a wonderful shade of blue on those shutters. Thanks for the mini vacation...

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  21. How charming!! I just need a baguette, some brie and a bottle of red and I am there:)

    Deb

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  22. As always...lovely!!! So frenchy!!!
    I needed a little vacation myself...I am so glad you chose this destination!!! I will travel with you anytime!!!

    Your mosaics are perfection!!!

    Happy MM!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  23. Debbie what a stunning mosaic!

    Have a wonderful week.
    ~Melissa :)

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  24. What a wonderful place for you to visit! I love the fig tree, and those shutters are wonderful! I hope to have some built, along the same line. Now, I know I will love them. Oh, Thank you for the glass a wine, I really needed the wine and the vacation!

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  25. Debbie, your photos brought back a flood of beautiful memories of our stay at Le Mas des Oliviers in Théoule sur Mer on the Cote d'Azur. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Take me away...I would love to go there!

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  27. That was a nice little mental break! Thanks. Love the blue.

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  28. Hi Debbie...I always love the visits you grace me with! Thank you for your kind comments!
    First of all...your music...LOVE IT!
    I still don't have any...I should I know...someday perhaps. I LOVE music but haven't figured out how to do it..or can I choose tunes.
    Yours are so relaxing..and soft! French...I love them..and their music...and their culture...
    Thank you for the little pause in life and a lovely break from my everyday world!
    Love and hugs~
    Mona

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  29. I enjoyed that virtual vacation!

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  30. Hi Debbie! Oh I did enjoy that petite vacation! Merci!
    Have a fabulous week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  31. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos. I loved the one with the kitten in the window.
    Carolyn

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  32. Thanks for the vacation, and I didn't even get air sick!
    Lovely mosaic...
    Don't forget the White party tomorrow!

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  33. Debbie, love all the pictures! France so need to send you a big fat check for endorsing all that is beautiful about their culture and architecture! Lovely!

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  34. Oh Yes! I'd love to join you! Maybe you should really do that Debbie - get a group of bloggers together to take a trip to France! I'll start saving my dimes so I'll be able to go! I'd love to go with someone like you, who obviously knows all of the best places to stay, eat, and visit! Lovely mosaics. laurie

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie