Hello again ladies and gents! I've been off the blog for awhile visiting family and changing shops! There is much more to show of the beautiful French Vintage shop Je L'adore! in its brand new location in Albuquerque that I have just this minute set up shop in, but here is a small sneak preview of my little space inside. . . .
Thank you so much for welcoming me Tammy! You can see more of Tammy Rorem's former shop Je L'adore! at this link where I featured her adorable French Boutique at Christmastime, here.
I am tout simplement ravi to be here, and hope you will make a point of coming by for a visit!
I am all set up with soft colors for a joyful spring celebration. Please enjoy having a petite look around. . . .
On a different note, I am once again including shots of my Albuquerque neighborhood this time of year. The sun is every bit as bright in springtime in NM as you can see in these photos. It's warm. Near seventy five degrees. The wind is calm. Unusual for spring here.
The winter here is this colorless brown. These are old cottonwood and Chinese Elm trees that line the road. Although we are within the city limits we are lucky to have a few fields that have not been turned into developed real estate. There is not a day that I take this walk that I don't appreciate that fact, because I know it can happen at the drop of a hat.
A tall adobe brick wall once enclosed this space. You can see a portion of it in the foreground. It was waist high when I moved here twenty years ago. Every year a little bit of the earth wall is reclaimed by the elements.
A view of what remains.
Blue tiles and a mailbox embedded into a stucco wall.
A nicho is a common feature in the local architecture both indoors and out.
You would not likely notice the roadrunner perched on top of this neighbor's wall. I didn't notice him myself until he dropped down after I snapped this picture. I encountered two of them on this midday walk. Not an unusaul occurance.
Finally, a bit of blossom outside of an old farmhouse. . . .
Well, it's so great to be back visiting again!
So much catching up to do!
I hope a new spring is just lovely for all of you!
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