The Collective Collector’s… Courtship Scenes

Mar 24, 2010 | Parisienne Farmhouse Design, The Collective Collectors | 10 comments

I love the word courtship.
It conjures up the romantic process… the way it “should” be.  Did you know “dating” is a word associated with prostitution?

Courtship?  Well… think Jane Austen.  A process of getting to know each other and fall in love that includes enjoying nature, music, poems and most importantly… each person’s families.  To me the word implies a sense of propriety and simply heady romance.

I love courtship scenes and you will find them all over our home from plaster reliefs to tiny little framed pictures that are easily overlooked yet so important in creating the homey, romantic, French look that we love.  

I was pressed for time this morning so pardon my late post and my uninspired photos but here it is:  I know you have seen most of theses delights in other photographs our of home but here is my collection for this week…

What’s yours?  Use Monsieur Linky and show your stuff!  Please be sure to Link Back to Parisienne Farmgirl… and if you’d like, grab the new Collective Collector button on my sidebar!  Merci!


  1. Sophia Mnemosyne

    I so enjoyed reading your post today. We certainly need to keep Romance in our lives! What beautiful pieces – reminds me that I need to unpack some boxes. Your new Blog header is wonderful.

  2. BonjourRomance

    Bonjour Angela,
    A lovely collection and so romantic. The pintings are wonderful. Courtship should continue as long as you’re in love…yes I’m hopeless too.
    Hope all is going well with you and those sweet little kiddies.
    A bientôt,

  3. Tami

    Beautiful collection! Would have loved to be part of your Linky today but we are all packed up and ready to move…maybe next time!

  4. Lylah Ledner

    i love this post and love your new beautiful header…simply lovely…so sorry i’ve been gone way to long from your spot in the world! blessings…lylah

  5. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Gorgeous! I love being able to see all the detail on these, what a wonderful collection. You have some of the most beautiful things!

  6. Jenny

    The header is great. I really like the font on your blog title. And that fountain picture is fabulous.

  7. June

    I love your courtship scenes. Just the type of romance I love to dream about.
    In your previous post I think I have just fallen in love with your house…all over again. It is just too beautiful.

  8. Berlin Deluxxe

    I too enjoy and collect courtship scenes, but your collection is way more gorgeously ooh la la than mine! I love it!
    When you have some time please stop by my blog, I am hosting a contest 🙂

  9. Bonjour Madame

    These are gorgeous and romantic. I like how you have them on so many different items, it’s really cool. Courtship does sound so much better than dating.

  10. Haleigh

    are these all yours?! You have BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION! you are one lucky parisian farmgirl 😀 I too love the idea of “courting”

    Thanks for keeping in touch over at Bardot in Blue, it is always a joy to hear from you and to stop by and see all the wonderful things you are sharing here in your corner of cyberspace

    xoxo Bardot in Blue


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