Monday, September 26, 2022

La Vie En Rose

Awhile back, I told you that I would show you the music box that I found on Amazon for Mia for her birthday.  Nel gave me a framed picture of Mia two years ago, and she was holding a dandelion.  It is the sweetest photo cause I love dandelions.



  I browsed all through Amazon for a music box that was just right for her.  I came across unicorns, carousels, fairies, and finally after all that searching, I found it, the one I loved, the one I wanted her to have.



So Nel ordered it for her, but she suggested getting it in white, so it would go well in Mia's room as she got older.  I thought that was a good idea.

The music box that Mia gave me for Mother's Day is small and special, and the song it plays is La vie en rose.



Remember I said that special things seem to happen when Mia is around?



On Mia's birthday, I was watching Emily in Paris.  Lily Collins plays Emily, who very much resembles a young Audrey Hepburn.



While watching the movie, there was a scene where Emily was with her friend, Mindy, at the park, and she asked her to sing.  Mindy didn't want to, but reluctantly did, and the song she eloquently sang was La vie en rose.  Right away, I thought of my little Mia, as I was hearing the song that plays from the music box she gave me.

Both of our music boxes are small, but I will keep mine forever, and I know Nel will keep Mia's forever too.


~Sheri   

29 comments:

R's Rue said...

Love it my friend.

NanaDiana said...

How very special, Sheri. I know you have a special bond with your sweet girl(s). I love music boxes but don't have any anymore. I hope you have a wonderful week. Off for coffee with a girlfriend for the first time in months! xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

Funny, I watched Emily in Paris as well. I heard her friend sing this but had no idea of the name of it. It was beautiful.
I LOVE the white dandelion music box. That was a find. It was just perfect for her.
You do have wonderful girl bonds going to multiple directions!
Blessings!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful music box, so precious with the story.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Sheri! Mia is such a gentle looking young lady, maybe one day she will be an Audrey Hepburn-like young woman of adventure, kindness and humility. She is precious!

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh that is the sweetest. Something she can keep with her forever.

Patricia said...

Oh Sheri, I do love music boxes and have several of my own. Our oldest grandson loved them when he was little. I am hoping the new little grands will enjoy the music too. Your pink box plays La Vie en Rose, one of my faves too, just gorgeous. I will have to find Emily in Paris - I always loved Audrey Hepburn. Have a great week.

Marilyn Miller said...

I love, love both music boxes. What a loving gift.
Oh Emily in Paris, I loved watching that too. There is supposed to be a new season soon, I can't wait.

Louca por porcelana said...

How sweet and beautiful. Really precious. Blessings dear Sheri.

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

That is beautiful. I am sure Mia will enjoy it forever. Special memories. I watched Emily in Paris too. Did you like it?

Donna said...

One of my favorite songs...I know every time she looks at it, she'll think of you...
hughugs
Donna

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely photos!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a precious story! I just love the picture of Mia and the dandelion, she is just precious! And how wonderful that you bought her such a precious treasure that she can keep always, even as the one she got for you! I loved the story of the sweet song that played in the movie, precious moments like that are so very special! I hope you are enjoying a lovely fall in your mountains! Our trees are just now starting to turn. Much love and hugs to you dear friend!

Carla from The River said...

I just love your posts my dear friend. Your love for your family and their love for you makes me smile!!!
Take care this week. Love, Carla

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, I loved that post! When the girl started singing La Vie en Rose, my eyes filled with tears and I started to cry. I'm terribly sentimental these days! That was sweet. And I LOVE the music boxes. Hugs, Susan

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness, Mia is just the sweetest little girl. What a perfect gift!!! I love the song, and all these super photos. Thank you for sharing them Sheri, I leave smiling.

Debby said...

That music box for Mia is adorable. That will be something I am sure, she will cherish all her life.

So sweet Sherri -

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I love this post, Sheri! How sweet to find just the perfect music box for your beautiful granddaughter, Mia. I love hearing La Vie En Rose sung in French. My husband and I often dance to that song sung by Tony Bennett and K.D. Lang. It's one of our favorites. In fact he played that CD after dinner tonight. Your sweet Mia has a mighty nice grandmother!

Jeanie said...

I love this story, Sheri. It's so meaningful and so beautiful. And knowing that you two share this song is really especially lovely. I've always enjoyed La Vie en Rose -- it's a beautiful song.

Linda O'Connell said...

Such precious music boxes to remind each other of your special love for one another. Oh that song!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sheri - played this beautiful song...how special that music box is for Mia. I adore it. I call these moments "God Moments". So glad you shared this lovely post friend. Hugs!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Very sweet! I loved watching "Emily in Paris" too! ♥

Pilar said...

What special music boxes and the story along with them! I know you and Mia will cherish them forever!

R's Rue said...

Love you friend.

It's me said...

Nice music box for your little princess…so cute…I love Emily in Paris…can’t wait that the new season starts…. Happy weekend …love Ria and Leaf πŸ€πŸ’—πŸΎπŸ€

Holly said...

I'm finally making my rounds again on blogs. Enjoying the beauty and sentiments of your past few post. Happy Autumn. I've had a few music boxes in my lifetime so far but no longer have any of them. They are forever in my memory though.

Veronica Lee said...

I love musical boxes too.

I am sure Mia will cherish it forever.

I enjoyed the video you share.

Hugs and blessings, dearest Sheri 🌹

roughterrain crane said...

Music is a shapeless train that can carry your happy memories in infancy to the days after growing up. They have a mighty power to form and support your lives in the future. :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, Sherri, this is such a sweet post. Your Mia is beautiful and how adorable that you now have a music box each.
Amalia
xo