Monday, August 8, 2011

La Vie en Rose

"Hold me close and hold me fast  
The magic spell you cast  
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, heaven sighs  
And though I close my eyes  
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart  
I'm in a world apart  
A world where roses bloom

 And when you speak, angels sing from above  
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me  
And life will always be  
La vie en rose"

La Vie en Rose was written by the beloved French artist, Edith Piaf, during World War II. 

She led a tragic yet successful life, and she is well known today as one of France's most talented singers.  

Since then, many singers have covered this charming song, including one of our favorites, Louis Armstrong. 

Wishing YOU a rosy day ;-)


Draffin Bears said...

I love your beautiful rose with the blue sky background.
Also loved Edith Piaf and her music.

Hope that you are having a lovely week

KP said...

That was a lovely start for my morning! Thanks!

Cami said...

A rosy day to you too!! Very cute post - beautiful photos! :) ox

Unknown said...

Thanks for this lovely post. I am smiling! :oD

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love that song! :D Very lovely post. Your photos are stunning!

Ricki Jill

Tammy said...

The rose pictures are wonderful and that sky is perfect. Hope your evening is great!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sheri!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! It's always so nice to meet someone new.

Your photography is exquisite... looks like you could reach in and touch the roses.

I'm very happy to follow you and keep up with what you and your daughters are up to. Please follow me also so you can see my current posts. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Hugs, sherry

Anonymous said...

HI Sheri! Oh, what lovely roses again! I love that song! Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you got to visit some of our party goers!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Micupoftea said...

I had not heard of this artist...pretty photos! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy August to you and your daughters, Sheri! :)

The Tuscan Home said...

Hi there! What a pretty blog you have and I like the background music, it makes me smile! ;) Beautiful photography!

Thank you for stopping by and for the sweet comment. I am now your newest follower. XO~Liz

Ava said...

What beautiful photo's ! I can almost smell your roses ! xx Ava

Anonymous said...

I love Edith Piaf! Such a lovely soothing and romantic voice...have you seen the film based on her life?
By the way, I love your Bob Marley quote, it's one of my faves!,
beautiful rose pics.
xo Jen at little cottage chic!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What great pictures! Love this song. Thanks so much for your visit. Blessings, Martha

Deborah said...

Beautiful the song and the rose photos!
Have a great week!

Deborah xo

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love this song...It is always playing on my blog--I just gave my followers a break from it this week! lol Have you seen the movie about her? It is subtitled, but it is purely amazing.

Red Rose Alley said...

Jen and Cindy~
We have not seen the movie based on Edith Piaf's life, but we will have to watch it soon! Thanks for the suggestion :-)

Daniella said...

What a lovely post!
I really enjoyed that history lesson!!! LOL!!!
It really is a fabulous post!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Hi Sheri,
It has taken me a little while to get over here, but thank you for your recent visit[s]! Poor French at Heart might not make it, because Quiddity2 seems to be where I keep posting. But I'd be happy to follow you and vice versa, as it does seem we have quite a bit in common. I just wish my daughter would blog with me :( Lucky you!!!]
I love roses and Edith Piaf [ though the movie left me a little depressed] so today's post is right up my alley! Beautiful photos!
:) dawne@quiddity2

1 Funky Woman said...

How beautiful she was! And your pictures of the roses are gorgeous!


Val said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I quite LOVE La Vie En Rose!!! Beautiful pic of Edith, btw. ;)

Jenna said...

I love roses, what a beautiful post. I never heard that song before, I'm going to have to try and find it. Wonderful pics too! Thank you for visiting me, I enjoy your comments :o) have agreat day! hugs, Jennifer

SLR said...

i love this song and Louis' cover of it! such pretty roses! thank you for coming by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment :)
you live in my favorite US place...Southern California! Lucky you!! I am happily following you now :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful words and a lovely post!

Diana said...

soo beautiful! Thanks for putting a much needed smile on my face this morning! Your posts are always great and I really enjoy following your blog!

Marie said...

Hello Sherri! Thanks for visiting me this week and for leaving such a sweet comment.

Love this post! I had the pleasure of visiting Mme Piaf's tomb when I toured the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris about 4 years ago. Her tomb was very simple, but wow...she still gets a lot of visitors and fresh flowers. She's definitely a legend.