Friday, August 20, 2010

Parlez-vous français ?

While out antiquing with my niece and great nephew this week, I found this.....
I have been looking for a vintage red covered French book and this is the closest thing I could find.

I think it looks great next to the other vintage books.

Ne fait pas vous ?
Welcome Home,


  1. Penny-Love the pictures in the previous post! I know you are enjoying their visit! Great find on the book. The color is perfect! One of big ant1que charity shows has a book booth. I could spend hours there.

  2. Penny, this is a great find. It just might be very useful also. :-)
    ~ Sarah

  3. Great find. Books are hard to find. I never see any good leather ones. I shopped for book for color also this weekend. I love your grouping on the end table and your bookends are gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  4. Not only red...but helpful. I could use this for my dream trip to France!


  5. Love your great find, Penny. It looks good with your other books. Hope you have a nice weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

  6. What a beautiful book! I have to say though, that the one I really noticed in your picture was Jane Eyre! It is my absolute favorite Bronte novel and really one of my favorites ever. You have good taste! :-)

  7. Now Penny, I know if that beautiful red book were sitting next to my chair I would be constantly opening it and trying to learn new words and pronunciations, et vous?

  8. Very neat.Penny.

    The old red book I used in my vignette post, this week, is a dictionary.

    I have a German to English/English to German translator on a table in the living room, with my magnifying glass on it. I keep thinking I'm going to pick it up and learn a word every so often. The book is at least 50 years old, I imagine, and has very small print. It is bound in dark blue, beautifully. J's brother bought it when he was stationed in Germany during the mid '60's. Their paternal family immigrated from Germany in the mid 19th century. So besides it being something that belonged to J's brother, it sort of has another family connection,with the language.

    Oops, I sort of went off on a tangent with this comment!:-)

  9. Hi Penny, love the red old book. I have a few old books, mainly story books dating back to the 1930's. They will go in lounge room once it's finished. Loved your pics in your previous post. It's great to spend time with the little one's as they grow up all too soon these days, and they will always remember the time we spend with them. Have to say I just love the bench too.. what a beauty! Your house is coming along so nicely Penny, love all your framed pics in the family room.. looks very sophisticated but homey.. take care, Maryann

  10. Gosh, I could sure use a book like that, Penny! I can't tell you how many times I have to google a French word that someone has used on their blog to find out the meaning.

    I took French in High School but I don't seem to have retained much after all these years.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your company.
    My grands wore me out last weekend!
    I'm still cooking down all the tomatoes we picked.

    I hope we both have a nice, quiet weekend this time!;-)

  11. Penny, what a great find-red and French!! It looks great with all your other vintage books!

  12. Wonderful find Penny, and handy if you need a few more pages for crafts:>) I love the other two books too!

  13. Great find Penny. I would have snapped it up too.
    A Bientot,

  14. Oui...that's my limit. :D It looks great!

  15. Looks great Penny...course everything you do looks great!

  16. Me no speaky French. But it's a pretty book!!


  17. I took two years of French in high school, but did not absorb a lot. Love your new Frenchy book with your others.

  18. Wonderful Penny! I would be probably tear out a few sheets to use in a project!


  19. I love pretty books and yours are beautiful.
    xo bj

  20. Nifty find.... and sadly, Sister Margarette would be ashamed of my complete lack of French !

    Have a wonderful saturday !

  21. Oui je le veux! Je l'aime!
    It looks pretty on your little table! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

  22. It does look the life to it all :D

  23. Oooh... I would love to have one of those! I've always wanted to speak French... I guess I need to take a class! ;o)
    The book looks lovely in your vignette!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

  24. Your room is looking smart Penny. I always say every room should have a little leopard in it! I have a few stacks of vintage books that I think are so charming...I guess we are on the "same page"!

  25. Ohhh, that does look nice!
    You have such neat ideas Penney, I love to visit here!

  26. Good morning Penny, I am visiting today because yesterday I helped a friend with her daughter's wedding. It pretty much took up the whole day.
    The wedding was beautiful.

    Your French/English book is awesome. I love the color. Your books look great. I love your bookends. I just found a pair of vintage lion bookends. Goodwill find for $4.00. Love that store.

    I'm glad you had a nice visit with your niece and great nephew.

    Hugs, jeanne

  27. Great find, Penny. I love the vignette, and the French/English dictionary is the perfect addition.

    I see Jeanne was here earlier this morning. I wish the three of us were chatting over coffee.

  28. Quel joli livre rouge! Tres bien fait, Penny!

  29. It looks great there and I'm sure it will come in handy too!!! If your leopard chair goes missing don't come looking for me! hehe!


  30. The red is perfect and as others have said, you can refer to pages if you need a translation.


  31. Hello ! I really like your blog :) I come often.
    I'm French !! :D haha I live in North-East France, near to Germany.
    I find your new book so cute !
    (But I didn't understood your last sentence "Ne fait pas vous?" can you tell me your sentence in English and I'll tell you what it means in French, if you want.)
    The book really looks great with your others vintage books, you have such a beautiful house !!

    I understand those who said that they don't remember French lessons, I admit that it's really a hard language, with many strange grammar rules !! ^^ If you need a translation, I would do it for you with pleasure, I love English language so much ! My blog is if needed ;)
    Bonne journée (have a nice day)