April in Paris…

our tour of France was oh so delightful from beginning to end…

Magpie's Nest Paris lifeParis was every bit as magical as I remembered…

Magpie's Nest La Tour Eiffel it was exciting to have the chance to make new memories…

Magpie's Nest April in Pariswe began our trip with a special meetup with Chris and her husband across town at the Montparnasse Tower

Magpie's Nest Montparnasse street signit was so nice of them to take time out from their visit to Paris from the UK to treat us to coffee and treats at the Le Ciel de Paris restaurant (The Sky of Paris) on the 56th floor (Chris ordered in French!)…

Magpie's Nest Chris Patty The Sky of Parisooh la laa it was a perfectly wonderful spot and Chris and Tony were great at pointing out the sights and getting us oriented…

Magpie's Nest The Traveling Tea Cup and La Tour Eiffelour husband’s were very good sports letting us chatter away…

Magpie's Nest views from Montparnasse TowerI was so excited I didn’t take any photos…

Magpie's Nest Panoramathe views of Paris were spectacular…

Magpie's Nest Montparnasse Tower viewit was definitely a “pinch me” moment to be in Paris AND to meet a blog friend that felt like an old friend as we have so much in common…

Chris B Momento holder front and backChris surprised me with a lovely momento holder that she made (front and back above)…

Chris B Momento holder insideit was the perfect size for carrying along and keeping all of those tickets and special bits I wanted to save…

Chris B Momento holder at workthank you so much Chris for making our meeting happen and for your kind and generous ways along with your sweet anniversary wishes…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz flagswishing everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover a Happy T Day as I unpack and go through photos settling  back into “real” life here in Virginia…

 

40 responses to “April in Paris…

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful and memorable holiday – ah, how the other half live! Good to see you back in Blogland again. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. ….chestnuts in blossom. The photos were wonderful and made me quite green (with envy). So many memories to treasure.

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  3. What amazing photos dear friend, this sight over the roof tops of Paris is so wonderful. Jim did a great job. Chrissies gift for you looks so lovely and is made with love and talent. I think on this journey you collected a lot of unforgettable moments.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  4. Oh what stunning photos Patty! As you know I tried to keep up on FB too and must show it all to Bill over the weekend. I am thrilled you and Chris got to meet up-what a thoughtful memento she created for you! And what spectacular views you got to enjoy! I’m sure in your mind will be reliving every joyous moment over and over and over. A dream come true indeed. Welcome home and happy T day!!

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  5. Hello, and welcome home dear Patty.
    I`m so happy on your behalf, that your tour was every bit of what you had dreamed and wished for. And I`m thankful for all the most beautiful photos you shares on FB and now here. These, for me, new ones, really shows the splendor of Paris , the grand city the beautiful marks from long ago, and the very hectic and huge city.
    How lovely to meet up with a blogging friend of yours, and to have time chatting and enjoying a special meeting. The gifts are so wonderful.
    And Patty I love you with your braids, you look so sweet.
    Love to see your teacup greeting The Tour Eiffel .
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  6. Welcome home, although I’m sure it was hard to leave! What a view! Thank goodness for Mr. Magpie and the camera! But you look so happy! I love Chris’ memento — and I see you have a Galleries Lafayette map! They were one of my favorites! Very easy to follow! I am looking forward to many more posts from France — and all the wonderful art you will be inspired to create from this trip!

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  7. fab photos and art and how fab to meet a fellow blogger

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  8. I’ve been enjoying seeing photos on FB and was so excited to read that your and Chris had gotten to meet up in Paris. So fun!

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  9. What fun…and I spy the traveling tea cup too! Gorgeous views and wonderful art you were gifted with…happy Tea Day!

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  10. Trip of a lifetime, we so enjoyed strolling along with you and Jim in your great photos. xox

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  11. what a fabulous treat you have given yourself. i am relishing your photographs. blessings patty

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  12. Fabulous photos of your visit to Paris, it sounds a great trip that you had to celebrate your Anniversary.
    Yvonne

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  13. How lovely these photos are! You have really captured the magic of Paris so well! Fancy you meeting with dear Chris! She is a lovely blog friend, but although we both live in the UK I’ve never met her in real life, as it were! I should love to! What a lovely, thoughtful gift she gave you. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful photos on Facebook too. xx

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  14. It is hard to believe that you have gone and come back. What a wonderful gift Chris had for you – it is a keepsake all by itself!
    Looking forward to seeing how this visit will influence your art journal!
    Sandy xx

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  15. pearshapedchris

    Oh Patty! What wonderful time that was! I’m pleased to see that Jim had some decent photos of us – Tony had taken two – one where I looked drunk and another where you looked as though I had sent you to sleep!!! I am so pleased we managed to meet up and of course we both knew we would get on!! Your fabulous hanging has pride of place in my craft room and as yet I have not used my journal! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photos as FB is a no! no! for me! Hugs, Chrisx

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  16. Was that your traveling teacup I see in front of the window. I think Chris said you brought it with you!!!!
    sandy xx

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  17. SO happy to hear your trip went as well as planned and perhaps a bit better even ♥ Your photos are wonderful and I can feel your joy in them 🙂
    It’s good to have you back home again too ♥

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  18. You had a great time by the looks of it. Thanks for sharing the photos. You certainly had a beautiful view up on the 56th floor.
    It was made extra special because you met up with Chris. I have also read Chris’ post and I’m pleased you had such a good time.
    Thank you for visiting and happy T Day!
    Blessings,
    Lisca

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  19. Your entire trip looks amazing! So happy that you enjoyed the journey and shared it with all of us as well. Welcome home!

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  20. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time!

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  21. Your photographs are gorgeous, looks like an amazing vacation. It’s great fun to meet blog friends. Welcome home x

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  22. Love seeing your Paris photos along with Chris’. Looks like you had a super trip. I think Paris in the springtime looks even better than it did when I visited many years ago in February. And that T cup with that view. C’est fantastique. Happy T Day!

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  23. Welcome home my dear Patty!!
    Ahh to see the traveling cup in front of the Eiffel tower- magical!!
    I am so happy for you to have been able to spend your special day in the city of love! Looking forward to your pages that you will create from your ephemera!! hugs&love

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  24. Welcome home Patty. I apologize for being late, but I have been fighting round after round after round of steady hail, torrential rains that have turned into flooding streets, high winds, and the continuing threat of tornadoes. I finally stuck my head up long enough to check my blog and feel bad I wasn’t here sooner, but I’ve been trying to keep Bleubeard calm because he gets very upset during bad weather.

    I want to begin by thanking you for the postcard which arrived this afternoon. It is adorable, and made Paris even more special to me.

    Your photos are incredible. You and Chris look like you have been friends forever, as I knew you would. And your gifts to her are out of this world. I am glad you like the gift she made you, too. If anything, you and Chris are truly fellow stampers.

    I’ll be back later to peruse these photos and the wonderful scenes that you and Chris shared, but right now, I must once again head for the basement, because my weather alarm is beeping and Bleubeard will be all in a tizzy if I’m not there when the storm hits again.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful images of you and Chris having tea (and other drinks) and your first photos of Paris. Thanks also again for the bEARTHday postcard for T this Tuesday.

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  25. oh my, it is so Long ago i was in paris… you are bringing back memories. what a nice idea to meet with Chris, i´m sure you had a lot to chat…wonderful photos – how fun that you are taking your tea Cup to places:)
    take your time to settle in at home again (that always takes me a week or so;))
    xox, johanna

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  26. Hubby has to take me there one day. It looks totally all I want and more. Thanks for the photos living vicariously through you guys will have to do for now. ❤️

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  27. How wonderful! I’m glad your husband was there to take such gorgeous photos. Paris is wonderful!

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  28. As promised, I am back. The hail and high winds have tentatively left the area, but another round is projected just as people head to work today.

    I love the panorama view that Jim took. It is wonderful. I am so very glad you shared these lovely photos here, because I’m not on FB, so had no way of following along on your trip. I hope you will continue to share more photos here on your blog, because they are truly magical.

    BTW, I am so jealous of you and Chris getting to meet. And in Paris, no less!

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  29. Bienvenue a la maison, Patty! What fabulous pictures of Paris! So happy that you had such a terrific time. I don’t go on FB very much but I see I will need to go explore your page from the comments above. It is great to have you home safe and sound, glowing from your adventures.

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  30. Amazing trip! Fabulous Imopressions of Paris dear Patty!oxo Susi

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  31. Isn’t it amazing to meet a fellow blogger this way? So wonderful that Chris and you could meet . Lovely pictures of Paris. This is one of the places that I too wish to visit. You take rest and relax now Patty.
    Have a lovely week
    Hugs

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  32. Hello Patty, it’s great to see you back and know you had a wonderful time.
    Your photos and Mr. M’s photos are magnificent (of course) and really show the spirit of the place (or what I think of as the spirit of the place).
    How nice for you to meet Chris and for Chris to meet you, and good to see you together.
    I expect we’ll see more photos? – and I’m really looking forward to that.

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  33. Hallo Patty, thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 very appreciated 🙂
    Your photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing. It’s always wonderful to meet some friends.

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  34. Paris in April… ohhhh, did you tango too? I bet this trip will be a happy memory forever! Enjoy unpacking all the bits and pieces and memorablia and re-living those days. Big hug from Holland!

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  35. Wow! Very beautiful looks like you enjoyed your experience in Paris 😊

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  37. Great photos! They bring back happy memories! xxx

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  40. Many people aspire to go to Paris because the city is well-known for its romantic walks along the Seine River and of course, the Eiffel Tower. To visit the Paris is one of my dream abroad.

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