Monday, December 21, 2009

Noël 2009 - A Great Vintage

The fire is glowing on this cold winter's evening...
Doucement, l'arrivée du père Noël approche...
Once these old fire-cups (ventouses) were used
to take the winter ills and pains from poorly bodies.
To some extent - they are still fire-cups to me ;-)
Mais maintenant - elles décorent ma cheminée 
et m'éclaircissent avec la lueur d'une petite flamme

There is laughter behind everything at La Rivière
Le rire m'accompagne de partout à Nöel, et toute l'année d'ailleurs... 

Tiny "pampilles" decorate my wreath.
Even the rosehips deserve a bit of Christmas sparkle...
C'est la saison de briller!

We have music playing ... but the violin just listens now.

So come in and share some Christmas cheer...
Promise - the Chateau Guiraud is a great vintage too!
There's a glass waiting just for you...

Joyeux Noël! Et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année...

Noël Christmas banner by my Libellule

More of a great vintage Christmas at Joan's.
And if you would like some tips for making singing angels
with vintage clothes pegs
click here!

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  1. Lovely post - parfait! merry christmas to you all at La Rivière!

  2. Please pour a glass for me...I'll be right over...Lovely post! :)

  3. beauty in each cup of light and art...sweet noel friend

  4. Now I don't mind if I do have a glass....Bon Noel and good cheers for a lovely holiday and a year full of lovely posts.....snow makes me silly too ha ha xxx
    Mince Pie Hugs Lynn xxxx

  5. You should know that my mother's maiden name is "Giraud" which, seeing as there is only one letter missing, means that I really must share that bottle of wine avec tu!

  6. Lovely Post Ange!

    BTW Check out my "Ange Groupie" profile photo ;-)

  7. You know dearest Fremitto that I have had nothing of the like since I last saw you ;-) If you promise to keep me fed, I shall evermore feed you with positivity! I'm in stitches with laughter by the way!! Love and back to my planks.

  8. Et bien dear Mimi - what's a missing letter between friends. The wine will only be better by April ;-)

  9. Comme c'est beau et comme c'est on chez vous; Noël s'en vient vite.

  10. Greetings Ange,

    What a wonderful post with such inviting pictures.
    Your selection of wine is one I have in my kitchen too.

    Thank you for sharing,

  11. The fire cups and the rosehips are perfection!

    Cheers to you!

  12. Ange I'd love to share a glass or even two with you!! And the rosehips and fire-cups look so warm and inviting. Hope you're weathering the cold, and keeping snug and warm! Amanda xx
    P.S Love the new header xx

  13. Dear Ange
    i know these fire-cups!! Or at least I know the Traditional Medicine variety. They never looked lovelier! xxx Julie

    PS i just posted re my incredible present from an Angel In France!!!hehe I wonder who that could be?

  14. Oooh I love your new header, and I love the rosehips, they look so pretty wound amongst candlelight. Lovely to look at while snuggling up with a glass of xmas cheer. Have a great Christmas Ange.xx

  15. What a beautiful post Ange - so calm & peaceful. Despite a predicted temp. of 108F. here in South Australia, I'll be fighting the throngs at the Wine Store today selecting all the grog for Christmas lunch, so that bottle of Chateau Guiraud is just the inspiration.
    Millie ^_^

  16. Repurposing these firecups is wonderful. Looks lovely amongst the rosehips.
    Joyeux Noel!

  17. Dear Ange,
    Many thanks for your kind words about my ' HOME '.
    It probably looks better in photographs than in real life !!
    Your photographs are beautiful. I love rosehips. I can't seem to get my hands on many round here, otherwise, they would be part of my decorations.
    Julie and I are great blogging friends so , when she told me that you had sent her the antique glass slides I said I was coming over to make you my 'best friend' and that, if I told you that I liked Picasso that maybe you would find me one in a French flea market !!!! Ho ho ho..... just kidding.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you many happy times in the New Year. XXXX

  18. Hello Ange,
    Just wanted to wish you a very merry christmas! thank you for your support and encouragement, it has meant a lot. Angie ox.

  19. Hi Ange. Me again! I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. And to say how lucky I feel to have found you in the blogging world. Such inspiration! Hope it's contagious! See you in the new year! Amanda xx


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