February 9, 2011

Dreaming of ....

It's morning.... I am just about to wake up ...I feel how the sun  is coming out and  a tiny sun ray   is trying to enter through the window. I am sensing the loveliness of the newborn day ..., but I wish I can stay a whole day in the cozy bed ...

And then , he is coming , my husband , setting down a "tray" on the bed . First , the warm joy of seeing him , and next unfolding delights of the "tray "... 

Yes, it's a surprising breakfast in bed with noticeable statements: a small vintage suitcase instead of a tray , a charming embroidered tray cloth ,  two cups of coffee with images from Paris , a special  Marie Bouvero "tablete de chocolat" , few carefully chosen flowers,'' poin perdu '' ...


I can feel my heart beat ... intense excitement and mixed thoughts ....
I am taking a sip of "cafe creme"' that tastes so warm , so good and I know  it made a milky mustache above my lip ; it always does ...

and then I see a vintage postcard of the Eiffel Tower ...

But , wait ...there is something concealed beneath the postcard.... 

 Is it a plane ticket to .....PARIS ....???!!!

I already picture myself in The City of Light , 
surrounded by the Grand Architecture .... 

resting on a park bench near the edge of the Seine .....

 shopping at the food market , 
 diving in and out of the Parisians cafes and wine bars ..... 

indulging in fine desserts in the patisserie ....

and on , and on , and on ......
It's a city of Art , Romance , Beauty , Love , Dreams...

Suddenly , I am barely hearing my son's voice : '' MOM, wake up...I am already late for school..."


My Valentine project: a scented vanilla heart sachet

Well, to be honest, the  plane ticket above is the ticket to Paris from our last summer trip to Europe and couple of years ago my husband surprised me almost the same way with a flight to Havana, Cuba. He is always thoughtful, caring and in love ...
I  absolutely have no right to complain, but '' I am a dreamer " .....
In fact, I am happy to have a simple breakfast in bed with no plane ticket at all because I believe  that when you make a romantic gesture, you needn't break the bank, a simple thought and attention is so much intimate and expressive!

Be in Love and keep on Dreaming !

Merci  beaucoup mes amis pour visiter !



  1. Oh.....you REALLY had me going there, Sylvia! I was thinking, "Wow....what a hubby she has! I've never gotten breakfast in bed!" lol! But what a sweet dream! Happy WW to you, dreamer! :)

    xoxo laurie

  2. Okay you dreamer, you had me going along too!! I'm a new follower!

  3. What a wonderful dream. Hey! don't stop! It'll come true.

    You'll love it. Not just art, romance but Paris share it's beauty.

    Lovely dreams in a beautiful room.

    Happy TS,

  4. If you dream it..........

    I love all your beautiful pictures and what a delightful post!

  5. If you can dream it, it can happen! Lovely! :)

  6. I was spellbound by your beautiful photos & images...so dreamy & lovely! Your tray set on your vintage suitcase would make me want to linger in bed & enjoy all those treats. I'm so sorry you had to wake up :-)

  7. Beautiful images and I want to have that dream too! Lovely images too. :-)

    Thanks so much for joining my first linky party on The Little Round Table and I hope that you will be able to visit again soon.


  8. Beautiful post, romantic sentiments. First time visiting here from White Wed., but it won't be my last :)

  9. i really wanted it to be me getting that beautiful breakfast in bed! Oh well, we can keep dreaming! Linda

  10. Listening to the music and looking at your photos, I am there already lol. just beautiful and romantic, dream or reality this is my favourite post of the day.

  11. Your breakfast tray is a delight I love the cloth! the story you wove had me captured instantly..

  12. Ok...here is where it fell apart for me. I get the whole breakfast in bed...my hubs does that...he even decorates the tray....and writes little notes...so I am following right along...but then when you said the tray was an old suitcase. Yep, knew you were dreaming there. Sorry, but ALL the men I KNOW, would not think of using a vintage suitcase. Duffle bag, Maybe!
    But it is a gorgeous post and a wonderful idea!! Can't take our dreams away!!

  13. What a build up and then a let down. At least you went one time. Nothing is wrong with being a dreamer. I feel sure most people are.

  14. What a beautiful post! I was getting lost in that dream. Just wonderful. Love that embroidered heart!

  15. gorgeous post!
    beautiful pics!

  16. Beautiful post and pictures. Thanks for taking us into your dream. I just became and friend and follower.

  17. Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.I think you would love the post on my French blog today.

    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. Sylvia - you had me dreaming with you - Loved the lavender by the bedside - great inspiration - the beauty of the breakfast brought to you and the ticket to Paris - whether it occurred today or before - it's a delicious, Delightsome treat!
    Thanks for taking me along,

  19. Great post! Better pack your bags ... Thanks for sharing your dream!

  20. What a fun read. Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday.

  21. Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day! Marcia

  22. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Great trips! Love all your photos.

    ~ Gabriela ~

  23. Goodness! Your blog is so pretty! I like the idea of using a small vintage suitcase as a tray. This post is so dreamy....the breakfast looks so delicious! I am your newest follower :D

  24. By the way.... Bonnie and I are hosting a "What We Are Reading" linky party the twentieth of every month. Please join us!

  25. What a lovely post! I kept wondering "is this for real? did she really step out of bed to take photos for her blog?" LOL! Your photos by the way are gorgeous as was your story! I would be happy to follow you!
    best wishes and blessings,

  26. A girl can always dream....great post!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  27. Love your photo's now I want a vacation!

  28. How charming the vignettes, and the exquisitely gentle touch of your lens! Just lovely.

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  29. Hi Sylvia,

    Today's post is simply lovely, timeless and romantic. Saw the match box with the Eiffel tower on it and had to pop in for a closer look. Your story was indeed touching. You are very lucky to have such a thoughtful man as a husband.

    Wishing you sparkles & lots of l'amour this Valentine's Day weekend.

    Cheers! =D
    ~Kell Belle

  30. Oh Man, I was just thinking- I WISH MY HUBBY WOULD READ THIS POST AND FOLLOW IT!!! :) Lol!! Your husband sounds like a sweetheart. Love the dream... love the post...thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  31. Beautiful dreams! I'm also a dreamer. Keeps life sweet! Loved all your romantic photos.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  32. I dream of going to France all the time! My lucky son is going in June for a Math conference! Wish I could go with him!
    I was in to Michaels today and they have a whole selection of frenchy things in there. It was hard to leave everything just sitting on the shelves! I did splurge on one sweet little bottle with some bling though. Happy Valentines Pink Saturday!


  33. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    Oh Girl, you really had me going there. I thought wow, what a Valentine's Day for you. Even if it was a dream today, that is okay, he actually took you another time. WOW. I would so love to go to Paris. What a romantic and beautiful place to sip a little coffee on a sidewalk cafe and enjoy each others company.

    I loved your tray using a suitcase and the heart breakfast surrounded by blueberries, so gorgeous. To pretty to eat.

    Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day sweetie.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  34. Oh what a wonderful dream ... and trip from last year! I was just happy with a trip to Key West (to get out of the Maine cold) last week (will be blogging about that later this week)!

    What a wonderful husband to surprise you so sweetly! Happy Valentines Day to you!


  35. Beautiful thoughts and dreams. Your husband sounds like a wonderful guy :-)
    Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

  36. What a beautiful blog with nice and spiritual thoughts. You descibed it very good! hope to viste more times.


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