Once upon a time..there stood a house, on the sunny hills of Southern California.
It was called 'Si Petite'.
It was like no other...built with inspiration from France, it brought
the warmth and passion of the french countryside to this little corner of the world.
It proved to be a home with the fondest of memories. Mr H. travelled there frequently to visit his grandmother as a child. Many years later, visits from Mr. H and I whilst dating and another trip to spend the first few days of our honeymoon. Over the years we visited with our children where we lingered by gardenia bushes, lemon trees and soaked up the essence of this special house.
Every detail was attended to.... the woman who designed this home knew what she liked.
I recently mentioned her in another post, here.
One step thru the front door and you looked straight thru
the courtyard and living area out to the sea.
These pictures were taken many years ago
and I am thankful that I took them.
I have a video recording of the house
inside and out. Someday...I will find it :)
Memories of first birthdays and first steps for
Miss Claire who turns 18 this summer.
Every once and a while you come across a special place, the
kind of place that you never forget.
'Si Petite' was that special place for me.
It is never far from our thoughts, yet sadly,
the house was altered significantly when it was sold,
making way for a modern californian mansion.
It makes these few photos so very special
and when I find that video...
I will be happiest of all. :)
The End :)
Best wishes to one and all for a wonderful week!
taken around 1994