Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dreaming of France -- Children's Nursery Rhymes

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season.
Just this evening, I visited with some friends and my friend Sheila gave me a present. She is always finding antiques and she thought of me when she saw this book, Nursery Friends From France. It is written in English, but features nursery rhymes and drawings from France.

On the inside cover is a map of France. The copyright is from 1925.

When Sheila gave it to me, she said, "I can picture you reading this to your grandchildren someday."
Now, I'm not anxious for grandchildren, but the book is so charming.
Many of the drawings are based on famous paintings, like the one on the cover, which was suggested by the portrait by Francois Drouais of the prince and princess, Cahrles Philippe and Marie Clotilde. The portrait hangs in the Louvre.

Did anyone else receive a gift that made you dream of France? I hope so. Happy new year.


Esme said...

what a beautiful book.

Louise said...

How gorgeous is that book? I'd love it too. I got some delicious edibles from France, but I haven't eaten them yet.

Sim Carter said...

Lovely! Is Cendrillon in the book? I've got a look at the dubbing process today including the French Jennifer Lawrence, which I think is kinda nifty.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Paulita , what a fab friend and a beautiful gift , just love this book, I would read it to my grandchildren. . I did get a lovely calendar from Angouleme, which I visited with my friends in May! I also got a lovely gift from Italy too. Very lucky lady.

Just Me said...

How beautiful. What a thoughtful gift.

Virginia said...

I stopped by to leave a comment and realized that I had forgotten about your Dreaming of France blog! Help me remember. I love it but just like everyone else, I get busy and let things get away from me.

All the best in 2015. Bonne année,

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