Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Roulottes... Jeanne Bayol

My Jeanne Bayol Books on Gypsy Roulottes arrived today, you wouldn't believe the great lengths I have gone through and the long wait to finally procure them... two failed orders and three long months... but it was definitely worth the wait... all I can say about the contents of both books is... OMG!   Jeanne restores and collects old Gypsy Roulottes and is passionate about the Tzigane culture and people... she has done a magnificent job of her restorations and of presenting them to the World via her books.  I don't read much French, but the pictures are worth 1,000 words so it matters not... and I'm able to gleen a limited amount of translation to satisfy my desire to follow along on this journey with Jeanne.  The breathtaking photography and History presented photographically is superb!  I immediately devoured the images like a visual buffet feast... I swooned as I turned each page.  Any of the fabulous Roulottes I'd gladly own and move into... I'd probably not venture into the House very much if I had one of these on our property.  I certainly would be in creative Heaven if one were my Studio... I can't even say I could pick a favorite since I loved them ALL.   Jeanne is one lucky Woman to have fulfilled her passion in such a way and live it daily... a slice of Heaven here on Earth... and I'm so glad she decided to share her beloved Gypsy Treasures with us... Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. So much texture and color, reminds me a lot of the Magnolia Pearl interiors. Hope you are having a great day, T

  2. I need that book too:) I am going to see if I can find a place to order it. Gorgeous!!!
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  3. Oh how gorgeous. I'm so glad you finally got your book. I love it! Re: your comment about my wrapping job on the gift shown on my blog...Dawn, I have to tell you that the picture of the wrapped gift was for my friend and partner on Our Cottage Garden. I sent it to her last year for Christmas and when she hadn't mentioned the contents after a week or so, I told her she had to open the box. I had made her a tiny little dressed bisque doll in her favorite colors. She was amazed there was something in there. She thought the box WAS the gift! I wish I could say I do that for every gift I wrap, but alas, only for my closest friends. Thanks for the compliment!



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