Saturday, May 2, 2009

She Had Me at Bonjour...A Love Story

A True Love Story....
French Husband said to Corey...
"What would you like for your 5oth Birthday?"
She answered....
"Outside Curtains like the ones we saw in Venice".....
French Husband replied..
"Would you like the windows too?"

I am in love with the story of this woman.
She had me at Bonjour.
Corey Amaro is from California,
she met her French Husband in San Francisco
nearly 20 years ago. Corey only knew 3 french words.
They began in a small apartment in Paris.
The two now live in Provence.
Her blog Tongue in Cheek is
absolutely amazing & a treat to unfold.
It is her story of living in France &
her love of flea markets & antiquing.
I dig and become lost for hours
in her stories and photographs.

She shares her family, her friends,
neighbor stories, her cooking & her beach
hunts for glass & beach pottery~
She brings the French Brocante Markets to you
with her delicious and most treasured finds....

Corey's photography captures texture and even scent!

Every page and word of this blog
is important and inspiring.

She shares her beautiful home and favorite corners~

And her found mysteries like this old letter discovered in a stack
of others but this one was never opened!
Not only is it an old unopened letter,
it is cloth!!

Her eye is like no other...

She shares her art & remodeling,
her colors,
her sad days & her happy

Her contests are fun and make
some of us actually think~
Corey is Beautiful inside and out.
She will make you laugh... and cry.
You will fall in love with her &
feel as though you've known her forever...
Enjoy this very special person and blog
Tongue in Cheek~


  1. Hello Janet,
    I have been reading and following Corey's blog for a while now...and it's true..all that you so eloquently said is true! She is amazing. Her taste, her friendliness, her grace and class. It's all there. Her blog is exquisite and I am always moved somehow when I visit her. Sometimes, I've cried (like when she wrote about a dream she had about her father, it hit close to home), and I laugh, like when she tells us about her fabulous neighbor with so much wisdom or her adventures in painting, and I am always, always inspired. She is incredible. Thanks for doing this post and sharing with us. The images you chose and the words you wrote were beyond beautiful. Best wishes!

  2. Is it bad that I too am in love? I hope my husband doesn't mind, as really, what can I do...?
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi Janet,
    Thank you for sending me to this blog....what a fabulous visit. I shall be re-visiting her all week to keep reading and exploring this gorgeous blog. You also did an outstanding job in putting together the images to entice us to visiting.....thank you for sharing. Now, don't you want to know what that folded paper is with the black grosgrain ribbon? I do, if you find out let me know, you know how I am with ribbons! XO

  4. Sweet Judith... I must go find the story about the dream she had of her Dad right now. Thank you for appreciating my words. I get so excited & overwhelmed, I'm not sure if I even make sense sometimes~

    Dear Mimi... I don't think it's a bad thing... I think it is helpless and pure:)

  5. A true French love story... how beautiful is that?
    I had peeked at her blog on various occasions but I did not know the story behind it all, lovely :)
    Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my page.
    Have a darling weekend!

  6. SO sweet and lovely. I can't wait to read on. Thanks!

  7. Unbelieveable! She has such a simple yet beautiful story. Thank you for sharing with us!! Amazing pictures and what a beautiful life to live...
    I knwo I'm going to spend a lot of time looking at her blog. And her French Husband.. too cute! Her eye IS like no other, but YOURS it too! MAUUH

  8. What a romantic story and blog she has. Thank you for sharing Tongue in Cheek with us.
    Have a blessed day!

  9. I remember sitting in Zinc Cafe last week with you and Noel. You were telling us all about this blog and how excited you were about it and I could see how happy it made you...I knew it would be a special one, but I had no idea how simply beautiful it was in person...Her photos take my breath away. Now I have to read her stories and I'm sure they will bring me every emotion you described...

  10. A beautiful post and lovely blog and mention! Will have to drift over and check out her blog. Btw, I've just added you to my list of favorites!

  11. Hi!
    I am rather new to your blog and I enjoy it very much!
    I am off to check out Tongue in Cheek, sounds like a blog right up my alley.
    Bonne Journée

  12. Thanks for sharing... lovely story... off to look at ther site!

  13. hi Janet! thank you for your nice comment about my blog. i must say that your blog is just beautiful! i love your post about Tongue in Cheek she truly has an amazing blog full of beautiful images. i'll be back to see what lovely post you will do next. thank you again.

    God Bless

  14. I love the photos how beautiful...this is going to be my next 'click' thank you so much for sharing :)

  15. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH THIS POST! She was the first blog I added to my blog roll. She has an amazing perspective, through the camera lens and otherwise. I found her visit with her dying father last year so touching and vulnerable. Just a lovely person and blog.
    Lisa & Alfie

  16. I have come back here maybe 5 or more times to looks at these photos! I just LOVE them!

  17. Great story and photos!


  18. What a wonderful story and the photos are divine. Thanks for the introduction!