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...........breakfast!


Bon dimanche (mine will be spent painting skirting and washing a lot of sheets)
L x

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  1. Hi L.
    Your breakfast look so scrumptious! May I join you? Its already dinner time here..

    Enjoy your day. (Don't forget to take a tea break)

    xJulie

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  2. A divine image for weekend R&R, thank you for sharing that inspiration!!! Have a wonderful week, your blog is fabulous!! Best wishes, Claire

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  3. What a gorgeous coffee carafe (or tea pot, I'm not really sure).

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  4. Oooh la la... J'adore the photo! Très magnifique!
    Please email moi your address so I can mail you the ORIGINAL Fifi Flowers painting you won!!!
    Merci!
    Fifi

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  5. Ooohh that breakfast looks good - if I had known it was going to be that delicious, I would have hopped across La Manche and joined you!
    Happy Sunday :)

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  6. Is that your breakfast! C'est divine! Love the teapot! A-M xx

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  7. Hello! What a gorgeous photo of your breakfast....I just need to have a coffee...and croissants...faboulous!
    Have a nice week!
    Vale

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  8. What a lovely breakfast. Love your new background!

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  9. What a pretty teapot. That would make any breakfast beautiful!

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  10. Thanks very much Leeann.. Great to meet you and looking forward to all the French inspiration.

    Vitania

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  11. I wish my breakfast look as elegant and delicious as this!

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  12. Hi Leeann

    I've just been catching up with all your posts for the last month. Wow you've certainly been VERY busy - it's all looking so wonderful. Love all your images, especially your photos of Maison 20 - more please! Thank you for all the lovely comments you left while I was drifting around the Loire Valley. I can very much see why you love life in France - I'm just sorry we couldn't have stayed longer and seen more but have already started planning next years trip.

    Cheers

    Leigh

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