Monday, June 18, 2012

Sneek Peek...Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine (July 2012 issue)



July is the month for sun and summer.....which is the inspiration for this upcoming issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living. This issue also features some amazing gardens and homes.....which you won't want to miss! And remember this magazine is completely advertising free! As always you can pre-order your copy of this beautiful and ever so inspiring french nordic style magazine through my website at www.frenchvanillahome.com







Enjoy!



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jardins........

France boasts some of the most beautiful historic gardens in the world.  No trip to France would be complete without a visit to one or more of these beautiful gardens! So if you are planning a trip to France anytime soon, you may want to add a few garden tours to your itinerary. For information on garden locations, hours open to the public and any special events that may be happening during the time of your visit go to
http://www.francemostbeautifulgarden.com/

Gardens of Chenonceau Castle
 Gardens of Versailles Castle
 Manor of Eyrignac

 Gardens and Castle of Villandry

The gardens of Vaux le Vicomte
 French Gardens of the Manor of Eyrignac

Gardens of the Villa Ephrussi Rotshchild




Hello Bonjour....

Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!

Sheila
(established July/2008)