I’ve been seeing these “pebble mats” in many catalogs and am fascinated by them… The construction, the texture, and of course, the colors. These are from Pebble Mats, but really you can find them in oh so many catalogs



So then, of course, I began relating this to France! The color of stone takes on a whole new meaning when seen in France. Note the textures here, and the varied degrees of color:


our terrace in Saignon, Provence


entrance to our room in Seguret, Provence


the fountain outside hotel in Saignon

Grignan 2

in Vaison

Thursday Garden 1
au Jardin du Luxembourg

And yes, these blues are for real. I think they seem even bluer because of the neutral stone, and the intense light.


I’m joining Frenchy in Le Chateau des Fleurs “French Obsession Party!