It’s been a fun, fun time on the Cote d’Azur. I have SO much to tell you about.
But today, I’m spending the day uploading photos for the posts about our trip. I had no idea how many photos Bonaparte and I took.
Anyway, I just wanted to write a post to tell you about a great gift that Bonaparte received from his father! FAMILY PHOTOS! Yes! OLD SCHOOL VINTAGE FAMILY PHOTOS!
It’s so exciting because I love living vicariously through his family. They are just so….so…FRENCH!
I gotta stop talking. Have a look at some of the vintage pics that
I, we, Bonaparte received.
Bonaparte, his sister Isabelle and their mom Evie. La Ponche, St. Tropez. 1947. Check out how chic Bonaparte’s mother is.
L’Estagnol plage 1957. I’ll be posting pics of this same beach–we went there. It hasn’t changed!!!
Another shot of L’Estagnol. I think I have this same exact shot taken last week! OMG. I love this so much!
Who IS that man looking at?? Why it’s Bonaparte. And his sister Isabelle is to the left of him. This was a picture from an editorial in Marie Claire magazine. Bonaparte said it was for a famous designer but he couldn’t remember who the designer was. He said it was either Dior, Carven, or Givenchy! We need to return to dressing like this!
Keep calm and study! Bonaparte was such a serious student. Suntanning whilst studying. I certainly never studied while baking in the sun! This was 1957.
Another shot of the beautiful Evie. Bonaparte’s mother and I have the same sandals. She loved her Rondini Tropeziennes just as much as I do!
This HAS to be one of my favorite pics of all time. Check out Bonaparte’s mother Evie and his stepdad Jean in the background! Even in a barn surrounded by farm life, there is still time for romance!
OK. Wanna know why THIS photo is so special? Well, it’s because this was our first visit to France without visiting Daniele (R.I.P) And look!!! We still got to see her because this photo was included with the pile of pics. It’s Daniele and her husband, Yves Robert on their wedding day!
Hope you enjoyed! I’m going back to uploading pics! Glad to be back at the computer after a hiatus of phone, TV, computers and wee-fee (That’s how the French pronounce Wi-Fi. I know these things! I’m special!)
Stay tuned!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!
Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!!! I’ve enjoyed the Instagram pics!!!
Hi Leslie! Oh…thank you! LOL. The Instagram pics were my saving grace in the few moments of “wee-fee”! XOXOXOXOXO!!!
Welcome back, glad you both had a nice trip. Love these b&w photos, there’s nothing like vintage pics. Looking forward to the rest of your trip details & pics!
Hi Margaret. Aren’t they great? I love old B & W photos. Too bad I don’t have many of my own family. I believe one of my sisters has them and won’t hand them over to me………XOXOXOXOXXO!!!
Yay! You’re back! Welcome home, I’ve missed you and can’t wait to hear all about it. Love the photos too 🙂
Hi Lori! Thanks! I’m glad to be back, but am counting the weeks until our return! Lots to tell!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!
Awesome photos my friend. Black and white is awesome.
Thanks Tony! Bonaparte said that his grandfather, Jacques Henri Lartigue took a few of the pics. Tres cool! XOXOXOXO!!!!
I am a huge admirer of all things vintage and I am loving these pictures… 🙂
Hi Bling! I’m drooling over most of the pics. Vintage photos rock! XOXOXOXO!!!
Wonderful pics 🙃
Hi Steph! Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the pics! XOXOXOXO!
Welcome back! I LOVE vintage photos. These are all so… as you said, “FRENCH!” 😉 Beautiful!
Hi Rita! Glad to be back! Oh…right??? The only word I could use to describe the pics was “French”!!! They are absolutely amazing! XOXOXOXO!
Love! The station shot is great…the clothes! I could look at old photos all day long. 🙂 Glad to hear you had a fabulous time!
Hi Haylee! Isn’t that station shot the best??? I would have loved to see the magazine article too! XOXOXOXO!!!
Hi Never!!! Thanks so much! I’m glad that you enjoyed! XOXOXO!!!
I’m totally loving those vintage photos!! What style everyone had! They’re all too incredibly beautiful for words. 🙂 I got a good laugh out of the photo where Bonaparte’s mom and stepdad are going to town in the background while everyone else is concerned with the bull! Haha! Vive l’amour! So glad you are back home safe and sound! Can’t wait to see more pictures. 🙂
Terri Lee XOXOXO
Hi Terri Lee. OMG. RIght?? I’m so happy you get it! I was hysterical over the fact that Bonaparte’s mom and stepdad were oblivious to everyone else but them! I swear I was crying from laughing! Glad you love the pics!!! XOXOXO!!!
So glad you are back – really missed you (yes despite the fact that technically we don’t know each other). Love those photos – in fact love old photos full stop, the daughter has just hit 21 and I found some suitably appalling photos of her as a wean, she was not impressed
Hi Juliet! Thanks so much–it’s funny because I missed my circle of friends who read the blog. I kept thinking of everyone. Oh..the old photos..I was laughing so hard at dinner because I told Bonaparte that even as a young child, he looked a bit miffed!! XOXOXOXO!!!
These are such fabulous photos. How in the world is it that everyone looked so attractive back then…even in their “grubbies” people in the 50s all looked like movie stars!
Hi Painter. Oh..tell me about it! I think it is because in the 50’s, there was no such thing as polyester! Everyone wore natural fibered fabrics. Seriously. I look like a bum when I’m at the beach. Bonaparte’s mother looked like a movie star!! XOXOXO!!!
I missed you. Welcome back. The picture are very precious.
Hey Bernadette! I like YOUR photo!! It’s really pretty! Thanks for the welcome! XOXOXOXO!!!
Welcome back! I’m glad that you had a great time.
HI Trudy!! Big NYC Hugs to you!!! Thanks for the welcome! XOXOXOXO!!!
I absolutely love the pictures! They bring a smile to my face and joy to heart Catherine. It sounds like you and Bonaparte had a wonderful time! Glad you are back safely and I look forward to your future posts about your trip. Happy 4th! 🙂
Hi Terry! Hope all is well with the sale for you! Glad you are enjoying the pics. We did have a fantastic time and now it is back to anxiety! XOXOXOXO!! Happy Stars & Stripes to you too my buddy!
These pictures are absolutely amazing — they would be so beautiful framed in vintage frames in a little tabletop vignette. I have only been reading your blog for a month or so but it is so fun to read that I missed it when you were gone!
Hi Lyn. Oh wow! YOU GAVE ME THE GREATEST IDEA! I am going to find vintage frames for those pics. Thank you so much!!!!!! LOL. Glad that you read some posts while I was gone. Second day that I’m uploading more pics. I hope to have a post by the end of today!!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!
I understand your excitement about the pictures. They are wonderful.
How far back can Bonaparte trace his family roots?
Oooops I am reading these backwards…oh well. I love these old photos! They are all so romantic!
Nice vintage picture. I have been once in St. Tropez A long time ago. That is where Brigitte Bardot reside. She is 80 now.
Hi Dude. Oh. There’s a ton more vintage pics. And they are amazing! I also have a great St. Trop story coming up. Bardot–I look for her every time we’re in St. Tropez but she’s like a recluse! XOXOXOXO!
Did you get the french films that you wanted by the way.
Hi Dude. No, I didn’t. We picked up one film: “Voice leTemps des Assassins” because Daniele DeLorme is in it. It’s always fun to watch her in films because I’m missing being with her. It also stars Jean Gabin..and I’m waiting to tell a bit of dishiness on a blog post that’s connected with our trip! XOXOXOXO!! I did manage to pick up some good music though!