Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Saint Emilion cobblestonesSaint-Émilion is a village in the Bordeaux wine region of France (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Saint Emilion Arch their history goes back to prehistoric times…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Saint Emilion garden and wisteriathere were wonderful photo opportunities at every turn…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz welcome to Saint EmilionI could snap photos of windows… doors and arches all day long…

Magpie's Nest Saint Emilion Church yardthe Gothic Collegiate Church Cloister built between the 13th and 14th centuries contrasted beautifully with a more modern art installation there…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Art installation Collegiate Cloisterwish we knew more about that…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz speak english with french accentthis sign made us giggle with its great sense of humor (many Europeans speak two and three languages at least)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Saint Emilion up highI created another spread in my French Travel Journal printing some of my artwork onto a used and flattened teabag (more about the process here)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz St Emilion beginning pgsusing one of my hand carved stamps on tissue paper and my arch photograph on the left hand page…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Saint Emilion Bordeaux Francethe peeled wisteria napkin pieces attached with glue stick were the final touches for my spread …

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz abandoned convent grapevinesthis is my tenth entry for AJJ’s JOURNEYS challenge… 

Magpie's Nest St Emilion hillside~♥~ thank you for your visit ~♥~

22 responses to “Saint-Émilion

  1. This is a wonderful post, love all the photos and your journal pages are stunning, I LOVE them, they have that very special PATTY touch. Thanks for joining us for the tenth time! Alles Liebe, Valerie


  2. Amazing post dear liebe Patty – Such beautiful photos and the spread is unique! I am thrilled about it !
    Wow… you are on a roll this month with the theme! Thank you so much Patty for supporting us with so many awesome entries!
    happy weekend


  3. Oh Patty♥♥♥♥♥ The photos are so beautiful and charming ♥ LOVE THE JOURNAL SPREAD ♥♥♥♥ i have thoroughly enjoyed you photos and your dream vacation!!!


  4. Sigh… such a gorgeous post, Patty! Your page spread is so beautiful!! And the photos of that beautiful village are a feast for the eyes. Thank you for taking us along with you on your trip, I enjoyed every moment of it! Hugs xx


  5. So, so beautiful….the photos, your journal pages! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your journals would make truly wonderful printed books. I’m so glad you share on your blog, such beauty needs to be shared.


  6. You certainly captured the look and feel on your journal pages. I could look at the windows, doors, and archways forever! 🙂


  7. Have to tell you how much I am enjoying your photos of your journey, they capture the subjects so nicely. You’ve organised them in such an art-full way, thank you for letting us see 🙂


  8. Stunning photos. I adore all the windows and doors, with all the historical architecture. All those art history classes I took ( way back when) gave a great fascination and desire to see it……..way back then I hoped to see it in person….*grin* Now YOU bring them right into my home!

    I really giggled at the sign……tooooo funny!

    Your tea bag printing is fantastic…..makes me want to drink tea, just for the bags. Love the journal page, captures the feel of your journey.

    Thanks for sharing EVERYTHING. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.


  9. An very impressive old town, marvellous photos again and such very,very nice pages you created with the lovely bow photo and the wisteria around that sweet face. I love it very much dear friend. Watching your photos I get more and more the wish to travel through France next year. 😉
    Thank you for this photo journey.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox


  10. Once again I’ve been transformed to a beautiful part of France. I’ve noticed that a lot of the travel brochures emphasize wine experiences, but nothing as unique and romantic as your lovely trip. It’s one thing to see it in brochures, and another when you “know” someone who has lived it.

    Your journal spread is wonderful, and I simply adore the wisteria tissue paper you added at the end. That’s something I appreciate about you. You see the tissue, napkin, or stamp, and use the best part of it. You aren’t afraid to use something out of context.


  11. gorgeous photos! gorgeous journal piece — it looks so ancient! xo


  12. Such amazing architecture!


  13. Wow stunning pics, I love doors, windows and arches
    Inspired by tea bag printing…Thanks for a wonderful post


  14. It is I who should be thanking you Patty. Your pictures are really fabulous and I would love to have your adventure. Every place you all went is fabulous. I thought I really wanted to go back to England but now I just want to visit the places you did!!! Of course, you know, I have always admired your journal pages and your French Travel Journal is extraordinary!
    Sandy xx


  15. Fabulous page! I adore the wisteria and images you have used. It’s breathtakingly beautiful, thank you for sharing 🙂


  16. You always made beatiful photos and what you do with them is simply awesome. Love this post.


  17. sorry, “make beautiful” of course


  18. pearshapedchris

    Oh Patty! Did you hear me squeal? This place looks amazing and I love your photos – that sign is a hoot!! Your journal page is fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx


  19. Oh what a beautiful town Saint-Èmilion is, Patty, so many beautiful old buildings there, too, I would so love to visit the Gothic Collegiate Church ,myself, to see the amazing details in the buildings,from so many.many years ago,- the streets around, and houses, looks so worth a visit too.
    Your journal page is stunning dearest, so very beautiful, in your loved color tones, the lovely image and the paper napkin wisteria, remembering you of glorious sight from Saint-Èmilion.
    I`m sorry I?m so far behind, but I will be back very soon to your other lovely posts.
    Hugs from Dorthe


  20. I really love this spread. Love the girl printed on the tea bag. I do need to do that!!! And your carved stamp is so cool. I have done that! Really enjoyed this!


  21. Exquisite journal spread Patty!!!! I just love the arched window you choose and the stamp you made to go along! And the Wisteria- Perfect!!
    you truly have some wonderful photos to use in your artwork!!
    May I ask what type of paper you print on to use these in your journal pages?
    hugs and xx


  22. Dear Jackie Many thanks to you! Most of the paper I use is assorted recycled paper that Mr M brings home. So it ends up being printed on both sides. The “new” fresh paper we use has some recycled material and is sold at Staples. Can’t find the package at the moment. I mostly like using thinish paper for glueing to journal pages. I hardly ever print out images onto “real” photo grade paper anymore. This spread is one of my favorites in my French Travel Journal.

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog *“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver* Show message history

    On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 7:55 AM, Magpie's Nest ~*~ Patty Szymkowicz wrote:



Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s