Saturday, December 22, 2012

A French Country Weerkend

A gorgeous herb wreath punctuated with kumquats (!)
          As one of you told me (anonymously) a month or so ago, "enough already" with your fruit eating and wish making. Knowing you, I thought you were too polite and kind to come right out and say I was annoying you with a boring subject, so I kept on wishing and consuming my fruits in silence.

         You know the French "tradition." For every fruit one eats for the first time in a calendar year, we can make a wish. I was doing that with a frenzy you may recall and was, I must admit, starting to run out of fruits. I had decided today I would buy a few kumquats and then look forward to 2013 so I could eat an apple.


         However! My wish came true even before I stocked up on kumquats. I'll tell you about it sometime in the new year; I promise. All I can say now is, this will be our best Christmas ever. I may say that every year, as Andrea points out, but, really, trust me on this; it is.

         Weather report: more rotten rain resulting in one very large wet dog and it appears, unfortunately, no snow on the horizon for Paris and our part of the country. Sun is predicted for Monday, so all is well.

          A demain mes très, très, très chers amis and thank you for reading and writing.

30 comments:

rebecca said...

Speaking of kumquats....There were some on the "day-old" rack in our grocery store last week. (I can't remember tasting them before, but decided to take the plunge.) They were unbelievable inexpensive - as were the clementines sharing the shelf with them - and VERY tasty.

Wish I'd known about making the wish though....I'm pretty sure it was the first time I tasted them in 2012!

Merry Christmas to you. (Rain, nasty wind, and bits of snow here, by the way.)

cheeky rose said...

Love the wreath, never heard of this tradition, if I can remember I will make a wish. Hope you have a restful and joyous holiday

Lost in Provence said...

Hooray! So thrilled to know that your wish came true. Persistence pays and dear Tish, you most certainly deserve the Christmas of your dreams.
With gros bisous from Arles,
Heather

mette said...

What a wonderful wreath!
Is it ok to guess what your greatest wish has been?
I have a strong feeling, that it has to do with your daughter and her husband and...?
Have a wonderful Christmas time: )!

Kathy said...

Beautiful wreath. So glad your wish came true. Mine did as well, and next Christmas will be quite different I think :)

sanda said...

Love your wreath. Real stuff in Christmas decorations are so much better than artificial! Looking forward to hearing your good news.

Joni said...

Beautiful wreath. How wonderful that your wish came true; can't wait to hear what it is.

California Girl said...

Merry Christmas Tish!

California Girl said...

Merry Christmas Tish!

Lorrie Orr said...

I can hardly wait to hear what your wish fulfilled might be. I have the same suspicion as Mette.

Have a wonderful celebration filled with joy, hope, peace and love! Joyeux Noel, Tish and your Reason for Living in France.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and so happy for you that your wish came true!
What a pretty wreath...

Karen Albert said...

A lovely wreath, Tish...now am very excited to hear of your wish granted!

Love and Hugs,
Karena
Art by Karena

Deborah Flanagan said...

Experiencing the rain in Paris but the mild temperatures are wonderful. Joyeus Noel, Tish.

BigLittleWolf said...

Could not be more thrilled for you that your wish has come true! (I may start wishing on my favorite fruits as a consequence...)

How lovely when the universe grants something sweet, in more ways than one.

Meanwhile, your wreath image is beautiful, and I'm now wishing I'd grabbed some of the kumquats at the supermarket this morning!

In retrospect, I'm fortunate I came home with 90% of what was on the list - and now with bags everywhere to sort through and manage.

Fortunately, I have excellent company at present. Katherine Hepburn. A classic.

That and a few wishes?

Perfection.

xoxo

Murphy said...

Joyeux Noel, Tish!

The Entertaining House said...

the wreath is gorgeous! I had no idea about this tradition... or maybe I did... One year I served a wooden skewer with 12 grapes on it in a flute filled with champagne. Each grape represents good luck for a month. Wishing you and your family a very Joyeux Noel and a Bonne Annee!

Amelia said...

Truth be told I was disappointed when you stopped posting the fruit of the week. I hope you will continue after the kumquats. The best confirmation for continuance is that your "wish come true". Hope more wishes will come true for you, and your family for Christmas and New Year. Love the wreath. Very beautiful!

Merry Christmas Tish!

Anonymous said...

Bravo! You corrected the accent on 'très'.

Carol said...

Tish, l'm delighted to hear that your wish came true. What a perfect Christmas gift for you all.

Love the wreath and enjoyed your ' wishing on fruit ' posts.

Merry Christmas Tish

Splenderosa said...

Merry Christmas, my dear & precious Tishy, and may God continue to bless you and your family.

Splenderosa said...

Merry Christmas, my dear & precious Tishy, and may God continue to bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your website, your spirit, your advice, your fashion. Everything is wonderful...except....the design. There are so many beautiful websites and since you are often highlighting beautiful design, why not do a makeover on your website.

Probably you already are just in time for your book launch!

Best wishes!

Duchesse said...

A wish for each fruit, what a pleasure! Beautiful wreath!

Duchesse said...

"très, très, très"... I got my wish ;)

Francesca Muir said...

Merry Christmas and love from Sydney xx

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LENE said...

Dear Tishy
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with lots of joy and warmth!
Big Christmas hug from Lene

Coco Love said...

Merry Christmas Tish and thank you for this blog. It brightens my day.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What an attractive wreath. I think it's the prettiest one I've seen this year.

As the year comes to a close, I want to thank you so much for your friendship. Your blog brings much happiness and good advice into my life. And I'm so much more chic and happy with myself thanks to you Tish.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and the happiest of new years.
Sam

quintessence said...

Can't wait to hear!! Wishing you a very merry and hoping to see you soon!! :-)))

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