Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Swept Away

I was swept away
 this past 3 day holiday weekend,
to create as much as I could
I also needed to photograph 
a lot I had already made
and list in my shops
Studio time is precious to me
and I've let a few opportunities to create slip on by
But not this time
I dug in and got serious
This petite religious shrine
was my absolute favorite
Petite Altered Matchboxes
I haven't create these in so long
These little matchboxes hold a religious bezel
I had 3 whole beautiful days of creating
I tried to remove all distractions
I removed my laptop from my studio
I only kept in touch via Instagram (phone)
I was surprised how much more I can accomplish
when not distracted by my laptop
I will  be listing in both shops
 throughout this week
If you see something you want
simply email me and I will get back to you
French Flea Market Style
Vintage * French * Treasures
Antique French ephemera and laces were my muse

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Objects of Desire

a few of my objects of desire 
when you collect with the intention to create 
some pieces actually make it into a piece 
while others are simply admired
creating vintage bracelets with charms this week
I found this Jeanne d'Arc tag from years ago
when I purchased Jeanne d'Arc French oven mitts
 (which are too pretty to use)
Hoping you find a few objects of desire in your future

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flower Stylin'

In my mind, a French country home in France
is full of lavender and brightly colored flowers
I grab large bouquets of flowers at the market
and create smaller gatherings in petite vases  
I love the smaller bouquets all over our home,
hoping their soft fragrance
will bring the summer days inside
And when the flowers have faded,
I switch to my favorite French diffuser

Linking up with Courtney and friends
French Country Cottage's

Friday, August 15, 2014

French Friday Giveaway Winner & New Creations

Karen B. of Todolwen Blog
is the winner this month!
Congrats Karen
Shoot me an email with your address
and your memo board will be on it's way to you.

I am so excited to share my newest creations with you
 Vintage bezel magnets and rhinestone piece magnets
 These vintage bezels are so much fun to work with
 hold a memo or note
no more thumbtacks or pins
your notes need not suffer
a beautiful way to keep organized
You can find them here in my shop

The weekend is upon us
I hope yours is all you want it to be!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Jeanne d'Arc Living Products

 Lace, music paper bags and clips
are currently available in my shop here
I'm still going through the shipment
and will be listing more later tonight!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Simple French Country Touch

My kitchen has only simple touches of French Country
 A country wood tray here
a French style cutting board there
 I've always been in love 
with a little bit of a French theme in our home
(hence my blog name)
 pure and natural works for me
white linens, cafe style dishes and fresh flowers
always make it easy to enjoy a simple 
French Country Style

Friday, August 1, 2014

French Friday Giveaway for August

Welcome to French Friday Giveaway
This month's giveaway is a 
small tent chalkboard display sign
one side is a chalkboard
the other side is metal
It's perfect for my vintage rhinestone pieces with magnets
to hold special notes or French ephemera
This giveaway includes:
1 tent chalkboard display sign
1 rhinestone magnet
1 copy of a vintage picture
A thank you to all of my followers.
I adore every comment and look forward to them each post.

Oui Oui are you in?
Simply leave a comment and I will add your name to the list.
This giveaway will run from
August 1st to August 15th
Make sure to check back on the 15th!
Winner "must" contact me via email
 after their name has been announced.
A very warm welcome to all of my newest followers.
I'm so happy to meet you.

Linking up with Courtney and friends

Monday, July 28, 2014

A French Cafe Style

Bringing a little bit of my favorite 
French cafe style outside
After a late night storm cooled down the temps,
we were actually able to enjoy
coffee and breakfast poolside the next morning
it's rare in the summer
to have cool enough mornings to do this
It was my birthday weekend
and flower bouquets were on my kitchen table
my sweet man came home
 with 2 large beautiful bouquets,
that allowed me to make smaller arrangements
a little French cafe style on the table
coffee gone and pastries nearly gone
It was a good weekend