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I have to say that Sweden has the most changeable weather in the world (at least it feels like that). It was Summer last week and now it is so cold that it feels as if the warmth has disappeared into an early hibernation and the Autumn is making an early appearance with full storm force. I feel frozen in my mind and there are loud facade renovations going on outside.

My thoughts drift off from clouds and cold to sun drenched lavendar fields in Provence and romantic small French villages. I’ve always been tempted to try the French country life and the desire is so strong today that I’d love to just book a ticket on the next flight and…bonjour France :) What would life be without dreams? … empty, grey and as depressing as the Autumn-like weather outside the window right now.

What do you dream about on grey, rainy days?



Within interior design, I love the combination of old and new, a marriage of history and modernism, romanticism meeting minimalism. In addition, I have a burning passion for crispy silks, dark chocolate and long baths with a fragrance of lavender.


  1. This is a dream trip…Provence..I love French country not so pretentious in style but in its culture..!!Lovely post!!xx

  2. Weather in Germany is as crazy as in Sweden, today we have luckily a really warm day. It will not even last till the weekend, then we have autumn weather again, that’s crazy, so I’m dreaming about being somewhere where it’s more or less steady warm and beautiful and making holiday plans, those lovely pictures make me dream and Provence that is always on my wishlist.

  3. Everything looks so great!!! Awesome post :) That´s definitly a way I would like to live like one day :)
    Thank you so much four your wonderfull comment you left on my blog :)
    xoxo from Munich

  4. Å dem där bilderna behövde jag verkligen få se idag i detta grymt tråkiga vädret! :) Tack för det!!! ;)
    Har just nu själv en tävling inne hos mig! Ville bara att du skulle få veta ;) Jätte fin blogg du har med helt fantastiska bilder!!! :) Lägger till mig som läsare direkt! ;)

    Kram Bettan

  5. Hi Maria, lovely and inspiring pictures of Provence. Weather in Canada is so changeable too. But the weather in Provence is better than here. I was there last Fall and it was beautiful. Have a great day!

  6. Oh the sud de france! I’ll be there for the entire month of August but until then I can only dream. Your pictures definitely help with the dreaming part!

  7. I’ve tried the French country life and highly recommend it – especially on gray days! I can almost smell the fields of lavender… I dream of warm sunny beaches on gray days and counting down the days until summer!

  8. Hi Maria,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so happy to have found yours. It’s gorgeous! I love all your pictures and am having a great time reading all your posts!
    I will follow you too!

    Have a good day!


  9. Ja, så som det har stormat idag så tror man ju nästan att det är höst… :( Och åhhhh så vackert med lavendelfält, helt otroligt!
    Just precis nu drömmer jag mest om att försöka förstå skatteverkets momsdeklarationsblankett… suck!

  10. Thanks for visiting katiedid! So glad to meet you! What a lovely blog you have. I will be linking, and yes, I am on facebook and very new to twitter. I just tweeted about the photo of lavender with your blog address! :)

  11. Hey M thanks so much for dropping by on my humble blog.

    summer has gone so quickly. It’s rather rainy, cold, and windy in Germany lately :(


  12. Such calm images. Ahhh…I also dream of Provence..swaying in a hammock…lavender scented air…a chilled glass of wine…ahhhh…

  13. Love the lavender field … Just so romantic that I want to lie down there in the fresh grass and kiss(: and kiss(:
    Ciao z

  14. I feel much the same about the weather here in my part of the US. Yesterday it was in the 70 F
    and today in the 50’s. It will freeze tonight, and we will build a fire again in the fireplace to stay warm : )
    Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for your visit to mine!

  15. Wow! I love all the pictures … especially of the lavender fields. I have enjoyed reading your blog, it’s full of beautiful images, clean and well written.

    Have a lovely new coming weekend!


  16. La Vie en Rose Reply

    Stunning photos Maria!! Makes me want to hop on a plane to Provence right now!!! Like Sweden Ireland’s weather is VERY changeable!! Sun one minute – freezing cold the next! Like you I dream of France, Provence and hot days surrounded by lavender . . sigh . .


  17. That sounds absolutely divine… I would run away in a heartbeat. The weather here in NYC is beautiful this weekend, but the surroundings are nothing compared to the romance of the French country side!

  18. Ohhhh, these photos are divine and it has been fun checking out your posts :-) —- thanks for your lovely comment and visiting my blog.

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