Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Travel Tuesday...Giverny...again!

My sister & BIL have come home from their trip around France. And being the best sister in the world she brought me home a few pieces of my favorite place...Giverny!! I know I already posted about Monets home & garden, but I just had to share it a little more :)

Something I wish I had picked up when I was there last time was the paper house I saw in the gift shop. She brought me one home!! I had so much fun putting it together last night & just had to show you.......

The front porch
Monets children at one of the doors.
If you look carfully you can see Monet working on a painting at the top of the steps :)
Here's my photo of what the front porch looks like now....



But the best thing she brought home for me? This book....
It's filled with the all the history of how Monet came to live there & how the garden was started.

Here he is standing on one of the newly built bridges this garden is so famous for.

Heres a view of that same bridge when I last visited a few years back.....
This book not only shares the history, but also the garden layout & flowers that are in each area. And since my husbands a Landscape Designer, I bet you can guess what I have planned for him to recreate in one corner of our yard!! I've wanted my own little Giverny ever since we bought this house. I think this just might be the summer to start it :D

If you want to see more of the amazing gardens please visit the last post I did on Giverny :)




13 comments:

Natalia Lynn said...

Wow, so beautiful! Putting that on the list of things to see when in France!

Marissa ♥ said...

How thoughtful of your sister! Looks like a stunning garden, I can see why you love it so!

teekaroo said...

What a nice sister and how exciting to be able to bring some of that garden to your house.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a neat book!

Suzzie V said...

wow, Giverny looks breath-taking.

texwisgirl said...

oh, and your hubby is cussing your sister as we speak. :)

Allison said...

Yes, yes, yes! Get him to build you Monet's garden! Haha, texwisgirl made me laugh out loud! :D

Diane Writes said...

I love the idea of th paper house! And btw I have always been fascinated with landscape architecture! I admire how those great minds can turn a piece of land to the most breathtaking scenery.

Nancy said...

How thoughtful. I love the little pop-up house. Cute as can be. :)

Out on the prairie said...

What lovely gifts, I bet breakfast will be so different once back, no chocalate crosssaints.

Suzzie V said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. You are so right, s'mores are the best camping treat ever!

Michelle said...

Love that paper house!! I have that book :) One of my favorite places too!

Debbie said...

this is really awesome...what did we do and see before blogging!!!

love the little pop up house, i don't know if it could be any cuter!!!