Memories Future... Memories Past...

Let this be my FASHIONABLE Christmas memory in the future... a cold and festive time in the City of Lights...
these are sights I want to see...

STUNNING...
oooh la la FAB...shop windows... toys...

PERFECT for my children too... look at these faces taking it all in... oooh what a wonderful time of year in Paris too!!! If only Fifi was REALLY there with her family... le sigh!!! A girl can dream... someday maybe!
Now to turn back the hands of time to the PAST...Okkkkk PINK Participants via Beverly of How Sweet the Sound... here is my childhood memory of Christmas... visits to the NOW defunct Santa's Village Skyforest in Lake Arrowhead... look at the PINK rooftop...
and the famous PINK lollipop lady...and the PINK gingerbread house roof...
PINK ornaments on the tree ride...

and check out Santa's house with PINK accents... and how about his PINK candy lane sleigh...

Hope you ENJOYED my future MEMORY and my REAL MEMORY of the Past! All photos of Santa's Village via HERE ... I'm sorry I do not have any photos of Fifi as a child to share at Santa's Village. To learn more about the history of Santa's Village Skyforest visit here.

To ENJOY more holiday memories be sure to visit How Sweet the Sound and The Inspired Room throughout this holiday season!!!

Oooooh and don't let me forget to tell you the names of the Coco Chanel Book Giveaway and Fifi Flowers signed print... Sarah of Hyacinths for the Soul and Dumbwit Teller... For those of you who did not win... the book is AVAILABLE in My Etsy Shop and prints are AVAILABLE via email... if you would like a print of any of my paintings simpy contact moi!

For those of you looking for holiday gifts... EVERYTHING in My Etsy Shop is 10% until the end of the year... if you don't see what you are looking for in my shop... contact me... what you are looking for may still be AVAILABLE!

Bon week-end mon amis!

Photos in the first half of this post are via Google search for Christmas in Paris and Paris clock.

38 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Fifi! What fabulous lights - Paris is indeed so beautiful at Christmas!

You should definitely paint one of these Parisien scenes and make it sparkle even more!

Have a dreamy weekend!

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous past and future Christmas images, Fifi. Tres jolie. XXXX

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh how beautiful Paris! this is the best time of the year everywhere! hope you have a lovely weekend, Fifi! xo

kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Fifi,
The lights are breathtaking! I've never seen anything like it before. I have been to Santa's Village though. A couple of times as a kid, and once in my 20's. Havn't thought about that place in years. Those were much more innocent times. I remember the excitment of pulling into the parking lot. I grew up in OC and almost bought a house in Crestline in the 1980'S. Thanks for the memory.
Kelly

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fantastic photos. Thank you. :)

Debra from Bungalow said...

Love your pictures Fifi! Wish I was there too.

Beverly said...

I love both your future and past memories. Memories are so sweet, and a very special treasure that we always have.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Fifi.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Every time I visit you, I wonder why I don't drop by every single day. There is such joy in your blog and in your art.

Happy Friday, Fifi!

The Fab Miss B said...

Love the images of Santas Village- looks like good kitschy fun!

Madelief said...

Hi Fifi,

I loved all your pictures of Christmas in Paris! Which I could go indeed!!! It looks so romantic.

Have a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Lipstick Chick said...

I could look at these photos a million times every day from now until Christmas.

www.thelipsticklist.blogspot.com

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Fifi,
I loved Santa's Village and have such great memories of it and a pin lift over that I cherish and lots of photos. What a happy post, went straight to my heart!
xo~Tracie

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Fifiness! Oh, I've been to Paris a few times but never at Christmas. What a treat! Now you go and hop on a plane and get over there! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh Fifi, I posted pics of Santa's Village just yesterday, of course, I was there in the early years. So sad that it is gone and replaced by the glitz of mall Santas. We went every year when I was a child — to see Santa and play in the snow.

I never realized until today that you live in the Los Angeles area, I always picture you in Paris, but thought you lived in some place like New York. California was my home for most of my life, left just about ten years ago. I miss it everyday.

Fashionstyle said...

Beautiful pictures!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Tres belle - no wonder they call it the city of lights. Wish I was there with you.
Sam

Renee Finberg said...

why oh why are we so obsessed with the 'city of lights?'
it is amazing.
we all seem to be in love with it.
i know i am, and would move there in a new york minute.
xxx

Slices of Beauty... said...

Dreaming with you Fifi!

Millie said...

Christmas in Paris - oh Fifi could it get any better! Such awesome beauty.
Millie ^_^

GardenDesigner said...

Hello FiFi!
Got my beautiful book in the post I ordered from Esty yesterday! It is just wonderful! It was so easy to do!

The art work is fab! And makes a great coffee table book!

We will always Have Paris! ... I count the days till I will return! ....xoxox

Have a great Holiday! Thank you for taking the time to follow your dreams so that others can appreciate your art!
Vanessa
RhinestoneContessa.com

FrenchBlue said...

Ah Paris at Christmas! I don't think I would ever be the same after that experience! Thanks for the festivities!!!!
XO's

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Fifi,

I love all your Christmas lights ~
very beautiful.

I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

Bonjour Fifi! I'm visiting via Pink Saturday and was so excited to see Santa's Village! My parents used to take my sisters and me to that park, too. I remember the Christmas tree in one of your photos. I also remember there being a snow-coated "North Pole" at the entrance. Do you remember it?

I've shared some childhood memories for Pink Saturday, too.

Take care!
Arleen

Sam said...

Oh those French department stores and street docorations!!! *sigh*! We don;t do Christmas as glamorously as that here in Sydney!! :(

Julie said...

Hi Fifi, Love the pictures of Santa Village...Do hope you have time to stop over at my place for a visit...
Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Grace said...

I had to "follow" you! I love your Paris pictures I was there in May but oh the Christmas Season looks fabulous there. And that village how stinking cute Grace

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

vickie said...

Fifi, beautiful post today, love the "Santa World". Oh the pictures
of Paris at Christmas, divine!

DailyDivaDish said...

So beautiful! Love the pics of the lights and snow on the trees. They are magical. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

What wonderful pictures Fifi. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Linda Merrill said...

Ah, Paris, tres jolie!

vicki archer said...

Lovely memories Fifi, wherever they end up...xv

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh, thank you for traveling me to Paris this evening! I can't wait for my son to wake up in the morning and look at your Santa's Village pictures. He will gasp!!

xo,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal
ps. I added your fine blog to my blogroll. Cheers!

Muffy said...

Ohhhh my gosh! I totally FORGOT about Santa's Village! The ads were ALWAYS on TV! Come to Santa's Village! AHHHH!

someplace in thyme said...

Now, that's magic, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

A Lady's Life said...

ooh la la tresor!!!

KayEllen said...

Oh Fifi!!
I had so many memories come flooding back~~we went to Santa's Village every year!!

I even took my kids until it closed:(

Thank you for sharing!!

xoxo
KayEllen

caren said...

Fifi ~ I love your Paris photos - it made me miss Paris so much. As I was looking at them I thought, I was there...wish I was there now! I am sure it is beautiful at Christmas.

Love you memory of Santa's village. How cute is that!

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