Friday, February 19, 2010

A Gypsy In My Garden

I have the perfect spot in our garden for one of these sweet gypsy caravans - down on our small meadow under the shady branches of the big old Oak. With the laurel hedge all along the side to act as natural wind break & these superb mild Summer days still upon us, it would the best way to wile away a weekend. Jeanne Bayol & Jean Marie Marechal produce these beauties in their home town of St. Remy de Provence at the foot of the glorious Alpilles mountains. A place that is also home to our dear friend & fellow traveller Vicki Archer.

I've had such a fun week here at The Hedge. I've laughed & laughed at your wonderful, witty comments. None more so than those of that most stylish & chic of blogger's Jane from My Pear Tree House, who likened herself to a drug dealer driving around Melbourne in her first car, a slinky black Celica!! And for those of you who finally came out of the Days of Our Lives closet, I'm glad that this little blog was able to facilitate that moment of liberation for you! Mystic Millie has looked onto her crystal ball & has only seen the happiest of weekends for you all.










Images: Les-Verdines

22 comments:

  1. This post ignites the BOHO in me. You did have some silly things going on at the Hedge this week. Hope the Bonnie Hunt Doppelganger comment didn't offend you. You are one crazy woman, that's why I love ya. Have a great weekend. Heidi

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  2. Okay, where can I get a gypsy wagon for the manor? I need one! Now!

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  3. Ohhh... another perfect little abode to add to my collection of studio dreams. Wouldn't one of these in lots of bright colors be a fabulous backyard hide-out?
    Have a wonderful weekend Millie and MOTH.

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  4. Hi Miss Millie,

    Yes today must be slightly better 'cause I have spelt your name right!! I have just gone back and read the comments yesterday and they are so funny...Have a wonderful weekend. I do pine for all of the blogs I follow during the week and will often feel destitute without you all posting of a weekend. Yes, I know I need to turn the computer OFF and leave it OFF over the weekend. Some weekends are better than others. Have a good one.
    Take care
    Janine
    XXOO
    N.W. Coast Tassie

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  5. Ah now, I could do with one of these in my back garden...sigh

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  6. Ha I love that caravan. Would love to be a gypsy. Not a wallet stealing, not very clean, hanging round at Hungarian train station gypsy but more a Stevie Nicks style bangle and jangle gypsy.

    And I am so pleased the idea of me as a DD is so funny. Oh our misspent youth. xoxo

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  7. Sweet gypsy caravans under the shady branches of the big old Oak are really excellent!
    Lovely colorful blog post with wonderful information.
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  8. I can just see mystic Millie in that caravan with her shawl and a few bells and her tarot cards and palm reading. Can I make an appointment please?

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  9. Oh aren't those are all just beautiful Millie! I'm sure I have some Gypsy coursing through my veins! Thanks for sharing those pics. :)

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  10. Oh Millie - how absolutely divine - I love the interiors and the candles on the steps - when you tire of the view, just hitch up & go - perfect!! Happy weekend wherever you plan to roam....Susie x

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  11. This is so beautifully enchanting..it steals my heart....Magical!! Beautiful photos..gorgeous blog!
    Kiki~

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  12. Mille
    Lovely
    I have linked you from my blogg hope that is ok becaus I loveThe Laurel Hedge
    Annika

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  13. Mille
    Lovely
    I have linked you from my blogg
    I Hope its ok because I love The Laurel Hedge
    Have a great weekend
    Annika

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  14. Oh my goodness, I have just read Heidi's comment about being Bonnie Hunt's Doppelganger....she's absolutely right! And what a fabulous compliment by the way - Bonnie is one of those people who looks beautiful, but also warm and possessing of a wicked sense of humour. Just like you Millie, non?

    Back to the gypsy wagon...I'm putting on my hoop earrings, wrapping a scarf around my ample hips and bringing the tribe down to live at the bottom of your garden, commune style. How's the broadband hook up in those wagons? Meredy xo.

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  15. Hi Millie,

    What a perfect little getaway to have in your back garden, I love it.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely colourful Gypsy wagon with us.

    Have a very happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. Hi Millie
    Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a little bit of St Remy de Provence in one's backyard.. and gypsy to boot! Hang on a sec.. wouldn't it be wonderful to have a backyard!! Have a great weekend .. xx Julie

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  17. I truly believe there is gypsy blood running in my veins as with these other lovely women. There has to be, because of the thrill I get in seeing pictures such as these. I stumbled on the jeanne-bayol website and saw her gorgeous gypsy caravans some time back. Oh, how wonderful it would be to have one tucked away for a quiet creative escape. The thought of a free spirited woman full of life and passion, listening to her heart and chasing her dreams is one I hold dear. Thank you Millie for your inspiration each morning.

    Becky
    Simply Rebecca Studios

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  18. I want one too! It would be huge in my garden, but it would give me an excuse to get rid of that eye sore of a trampoline!

    xo
    Brooke

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  19. Wouldn't one of these be cute? Happy weekend Millie, xv.

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  20. OverthehillbutgreatviewFebruary 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    The Bohemian in me loves it but as a geriatric Gypsy now, practicality counts. Could see me in one at the bottom of my garden, with my crystal ball!. xD

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  21. Kiki from Awake with Charm and Spirit mentioned your lovely Blog. I am so glad she did! I will come again soon.

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  22. Been looking for caravan renovations to be inspired. I think I have fallen in love with the romanticism this evokes! Not going to get me round the country though, sadly.

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And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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