The long days of summer that we left behind feel very distant at the moment –  the incredibly short winter days in Europe are a good reminder of how lucky we are to have such a warm temperatures for many months of the year! 

finding french antiques....
finding French antiques….

Buying antiques in this weather can make for some hasty decisions – i hope I will like it when the new shipment arrives! The winter scenery, old shop fronts & country vistas make up for the low temperature readings on the car dashboard…

original old shopfront near versailles, paris
original old shop front near Versailles, beautiful original paint 
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majestic trees make the winter landscape, northern France

Along the way there is always time to savour achingly good buttery pastries and lots of hot chocolates … the Galette de Roi, is a popular sweet/cake baked and eaten in the Christmas season.

Lyon, pastry Gallete de Roi

As we return to Paris to take flights home, i savour the daily walk to the metro or to the Marais & catch up with friends at an old favourite in the 11th..  Cafe De L’Industrie 

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Until next trip, when i walk on these floors again… au revoir France!

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* stock images next post:) ♥

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