The Colors Of Provence

“See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:15‬ ‭

You all know how much I love books…to read, to decorate with, to get lost in…I just love books!  A couple of days ago, as I was rearranging and stacking books, my eyes were drawn to my collection about Provence.  Long before I ever visited this beautiful place, I dreamed about it and knew I wanted my feet to walk those cobblestoned streets!  For so many years, travel was not attainable for us, but I did the next best thing…I visited through books!  The warm colors, the fragrant smells, the earthy tastes…oh I wish I was there now!  Books made it so that I could get lost in a place that I had never even been!

Where was I?  Oh yeah, the family room!  As I took a little trip to Provence via the stack of books, I was inspired to create a vignette that is all things Provence!  My garden is full of sunflowers, lavender, and rosemary this summer, so that was my starting point…and everything else just fell into place!  Provence is one of my favorite destinations and hopefully we can return, but until then I can enjoy my colorful little spot of Provence in the family room!

I bought this beautiful antique country French chest many years ago (for a great price) and I have never regretted that decision.  The tapestry on top was made in Provence!


I have enjoyed growing lavender this summer and the smell is heavenly…the bees love it as much as I do!


This is the second year we have planted sunflowers…they make me smile!

Moss balls fill a country French bowl, and you will probably see a magnifying glass on almost any surface in our home.

Just a few books from my collection about Provence.  The plate with a rooster on an elegant French chair is a fun favorite.

The rooster print is by Provençal artist, Pascal Cessou.  The lamp is a French antique that I bought from a friend for an unbelievable price of $30…love its marble base!


I cut sunflowers, lavender, and rosemary from my garden and placed in bottles for an impromptu arrangement.  Provence is famous for fields of lavender and sunflowers….rosemary is widely used in cooking.


Even our local grasshoppers love these happy blooms!

Thanks for traveling to Provence through my family room with me today…you can see more of our real-life trip here!

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  1. Pam, if I were to see this vignette in an antique or vintage shop, it’s the kind that would inspire me to purchase the ENTIRE thing, I love all the components that much. It absolutely conveys that feeling of Provence (as I only imagine it through books). I also love that feeling of late summer that it conveys. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Pam, this is absolutely beautiful. Everything about this vignette is gorgeous. I love the French Chest, and I want that tapestry. I also want the antique lamp! All of these colors are my favorite! This looks like something you would find in one of Mr. Faudree’s design books. I hope that you have a blessed and wonderful day!!!

  3. Kim says:

    Beautiful! I would love to travel extensively, but until now, we’ve stayed on this side of the globe. I enjoyed traveling through your book pictures, and your vignette is very pretty. I’m with you on the lavender front. There’s nothing that smells as heavenly in the breeze!

  4. This is really a visual treat Pam, you took me to Provence immediately with these photos…the rooster and tapestry, the sunny yellows, sunflowers and lavender, you have captured it beautifully {I think because I haven’t been!} The tapestry is beautiful and the plate is fanciful fun, I just love this vignette!

  5. bj says:

    O, your French chest and all on it and above it just takes my breath away….just beautiful and I pinned several of your photos….

  6. gwingal says:

    I need to know your secret for growing lavender here in AL. I have tried it in the past with no luck. And I am ready to try again!
    🙂 gwingal

  7. dolores says:

    Pam querida, si hay algo que admiro en tí es como sabes amar las cosas y sobre todo el entusiasmo con que lo muestras. Eso es muy importante en las personas porque saben disfrutar de las cosas y saben transmitir ese entusiasmo a los demás.
    No puedo decir otra cosa que me has transmitido la belleza de La Provenza en todo su espledor y he pasado un tiempo realmente agradable.
    Gracias por se como eres.

    Pam dear, if there is something I admire in you is as you know love things and especially the enthusiasm with which the samples. That is very important in people, because they know enjoy things and can transmit that enthusiasm to others.
    I can not say anything that has given me the beauty of Provence in all its espledor and I spent a really nice time.
    Thank you for it as you are.

    • Dulce Dolores, gracias por sus amables palabras! Estoy tan encantada de que haya disfrutado de mi viñeta Provenzal! Me encanta traer recuerdos de nuestros viajes en nuestra casa! Provence es un lugar favorito! Te deseo un hermoso fin de semana! Mucho amor, Pam

      Sweet Dolores, thank you for your kind words! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed my Provencal vignette! I love to bring memories from our trips into our home! Provence is such a favorite place! Wishing you a beautiful weekend! Much love, Pam

  8. Mary says:

    Gorgeous Pam, I agree with Rita! Your chest is a beauty and I love all your Provence-inspired accessories! I would love to try to grow sunflowers next year by my potting shed. Is there a particular variety that you’ve have more success with growing? I’d take any information you could share, thank you 🙂

  9. Emily says:

    Love the scripture at the beginning of your post! Beautiful vignette from your inspiration from your travel books. I do this too, I travel to places I’ve never been through my books and let the inspiration inspire touches in my home.
    Happy Day……….

  10. Botanic Bleu says:

    Not only are all the flowers, roosters, chest, and linen beautifully French, your photos have captured them beautifully. Your chest with its arrangements does indeed look like it is in a house in Provence. I felt like I was in France.


  11. ruthanne501 says:

    Love your inspiring vignette! Think I just found some gorgeous pins for my French Accent Pieces and Decor Pinterest board–thanks!

  12. Nellie says:

    I love this vignette……….you really captured the provence look for sure………….
    very well done………..thanks for sharing it and all the lovely flowers as well.
    Blessings, Nellie

  13. A lovely post and I am on the same page as you in regards to sunflowers ! I love how the bees enjoy them now, the finches and squirrels enjoy them later…I have a post drafted on them for next week…every year I just marvel at them ! 🙂 There is a movie that I cannot recall right now that this post reminds me of; I hope that I can remember it soon

  14. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, I have never been to Provence; but this certainly is what I would imagine it to be like. The beautiful colors and sunny sunflowers make me happy as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Linda says:

    Love Provence! You have captured so many lovely colors in your sweet vignette. The french buffet cabinet is a great find. Love the tapestry as well.

  16. Cindy says:

    Oh so pretty! Love the colors, lavender and sunflowers, and I’m the biggest fan of roosters…love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  17. Pinky says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the linen, LOOOOVE the chest..OMG! I have always loved sunflowers and this year is my first year for growing lavender. I have 2 tiny plants but a few blooms and am so excited! I hope to bring them in and maybe dry them. Any tips? Your vignette is spectacular!!!

  18. Christine says:

    We were just in Provence a few months ago and I love it there And seeing your pictures and vignette is the next best thing, Pam. Love the colors and I can smell the lavenders…Christine

  19. Hi Pam, Those dusty Provencal colors warm my heart. Wish I could reproduce some of those shades here but they just wouldn’t look the same. As a big rooster fan, I loved your vignette. And I love books too. Could you share the name of the book that had those pretty street scenes? Pat at Bringing French Country Home

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