daily bread …

inspired by the wonderful French gentleman from a postcard I bought for myself I created a spread in my France journal for the Journeys theme over at Art Journal Journey this month…

Magpie's Nest French Postcardspart of our journey to France was about food (of course)

Magpie's Nest food samplerthe “floating island dessert” that we had in Lyon was a ball of meringue floating on a light vanilla custard within a caramelized sugar cage … it sounded innocent enough when we ordered them…

Magpie's Nest BIG floating island dessertbut when the members of our coach tour group saw the size of them we could not believe our eyes (it was delicious and would have easily served four)…PhotosWallis C. Moirenc 2004 Ste pe 13240 Septemes les Vallonsenough about food for now… here is the page I started telling you about in the beginning… “pain quotidien” means “daily bread” I believe (credit for the postcard of the French gentleman appears when you click on the photo above in the picture description)…

Magpie's Nest La Campagne the countryside we took SO many photos of the gorgeous French countryside…

Magpie's Nest PanPastel coloringthe golden canola (rape seed) fields were dazzling with the blue skies…

Magpie's Nest the countrysidethe right hand page of my spread is about “the countryside/la campagne” with a few of our photos printed out smallish to fit the page…

Magpie's Nest daily bread the countrysidemy head is still whirling from our travels and photos and life in general…

Magpie's Nest french collage

thank you for stopping by oxo

30 responses to “daily bread …

  1. What fantastic photos, and the journal page is wonderful – you are still enjoying your visit to France long after returning home. Thanks so much for joining us again at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

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  2. What a wonderful way to preserve all those memories Patty. I can taste that bread,Fromage and the wine. xoxoxo

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  3. Wow Patty, what a wonderful trip you must have had and so great to share and have all these beautiful souvenirs. I think you must have loved your French trip and it’s so beautifully posted in your blog!

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  4. Super article… la France me manque beaucoup 🙂

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  5. Amazing photos and I am thrilled about the wonderful spread Patty!
    Thanks so much for joining us once again at Art Journal Journey!
    oxo Susi

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  6. What gorgeous images. It sounds like it was an amazing trip. It all looks so inviting…especially the food!

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  7. Oh Patty, your pages are making my heart sing! I remember the beautiful yellow rape seed and of course the fabulous bread! And floating islands? Ina was making those and I thought someday I must try! Keep showing all these wonderful French things! They’re making me happy!

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  8. What brilliant memories! Did you really eat ALL that floating island?

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  9. Thank you again for sharing your memories of France. We spent may happy holidays there and your photos have brought it all back for me as well. Fantastic journal pages.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. pearshapedchris

    Oh Patty! I came to your blog for a quick catch up – Ha!!! I wouldn’t like to say how long it has taken me to look at 3 posts…but Oh! how I have enjoyed seeing your fabulous photos and art! I love this spread – such fabulous colours and Iove how you designed these two pages! Gosh! That Floating Island dessert looks amazing !! looking forward to seeing more of your trip!
    Have a great weekend! Hugs, Chrisx

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  11. Hi Patty, thanks for visiting on T day. Sorry I am late replying which is due to my infected foot. I’ve never been on a coach tour. The scenery and food look amazing and that dessert – well words fail me!

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  12. That dessert was huge!!
    All your pretty pages will remind you of a wonderful trip. 🙂

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  13. What a fabulous trip, Patty, and your France journal is very interesting. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Mar 🙂

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  14. Oh Patty, these pages for AJJ are scrumptious. Both are truly divine. That little man and his bread was wonderful, and I’m sure you are glad you bought that postcard.

    Gosh, I’m so hungry. I had a small piece of cheese earlier, but haven’t eaten anything else today. Now I’m thinking about something sweet and something cheesy. What awesome photos and that dessert is incredible. Of course, all your photos are superb. I can see why your head is still whirling. You are reliving those awesome once-in-a-lifetime moments. Have a fabulous weekend and continue savoring!

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  15. I really love seeing your trip photos. And that man with the bread from the postcard- he is fantastic. What a great addition to your journal page- it gives it so much character. I also think those strips of floral paper makes it also feel so French. I hope your brain still whirls for a bit so we get to see more photos and more journal pages. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  16. So beautiful dear, you as well as La France! Have a great weekend, je t’embrasse

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  17. Such a beautiful spread! I love the colors you chose- just what I would think French countryside would look like!
    Tell Mr. he looks dapper in his new cap! And Patty, how cool is that Mistletoe? I never knew it to look like that while growing! Do you have any more close ups of it? Amazing photos my friend!
    oops, almost forgot, that dessert had me salivating -yum!!
    xoxo

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  18. Oh my goodness! Your pictures are so fascinating Patty. I am especially drawn towards the faraway house and the tree. It is so beautiful
    Hugs

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  19. Such interesting pages you have created this week. Your photos are amazing makes me feel almost like I’ve been there myself. Love all of the old buildings. We don’t have that type of history here and I love seeing it in your photos.

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  20. Hi Patty, what a wonderful vacation in Paris that you obviously enjoyed very much. Your photo collages are so beautiful, that dessert looks enormous and delicious and also the mixed media pages are also beautiful. Lots to see ! Have a great weekend, xx

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  21. Now I was reading very long on your blog and enjoyed the beautiful pictures of France. Very great site you have made with the photos and the french newspaper for the background!

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  22. Magical in every way!!! xox

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  23. What a flood of marvellous photos dear friend, they all invite us to make a journey himself. The yummy food photos makes me hungry. 😉 Jim’s new hat looks very good to him. The photo of the old man with the breads are so cute and looks very good in your art journal pages, great pages as ever.
    I feel the wish to pack my suitcase and to start a journey to France.
    Waiting for your next lovely photos I say goodbye for now.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  24. super gorgeous journal pages and photos Patty!! How I love that sweet pépé photo 🙂 You could show me pictures and talk about your trip for the rest of this year here on your blog and I promise I wouldn’t tire of it. My own memories come flooding back as I visit with you…
    happy weekend!

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  25. Dear Patty
    I feel terrible for not keeping up with you and your travels.
    So happy to visit this evening and honestly, I feel as though I have actually been whisked away to the French countryside with the manner in which you so beautifully captured the colours and essence of the countryside.
    Such a wonderful postcard, that man has a face brimming over with character.
    I had to smile at your tale of the Floating Island – oh my word, that is huge, possibly very light but still, that is a monster of a dessert!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. mmmm – I don’t know which I want more….the bread or that dessert!!

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  27. I love how you have captured the story in this page, I can just imagine the french gentlemen buying his daily bread from a boulangerie in one of the quaint villages dotted in the french countryside. It makes me smile :-).

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  28. Bread made in France is so delicious! – I have never found its equal in the US! Love your expression with the amazing floating dessert. I wish I had the talent to recreate your beautiful photos with paint.

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  29. Wonderful photos and I love your spread Patty! Great photo of you with that amazing dessert too! 🙂 xxx

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  30. I love your page — and I love, love, love your pictures. I knew you would come back with all kinds of glorious images. Love the picture of you and that fancy dessert – now that is priceless!
    I am a little late – I had surgery Wednesday and that took away some of my time and now when I take a pain pill I fall asleep!!!!
    I love this post and will look at it again and again!!
    sandy xx

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