Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Shabby White Wednesday

 The soothing whites of a shabby cross
as I add layer
upon chippy layer
of white paint
 thinking of all of the descriptive
words of a once discarded cross
worn, chipped, tattered
 and yet
there is still beauty to behold
 These crosses have already sold in my Etsy shop
but I am creating new timeless pieces
for you to hold in your hands & hearts


Friday, October 10, 2014

JDL French Friday Giveaway Announcement

Congratulations
to
Victoria 
of Fort Myers, Florida
 
Email me your address 
and
your JDL Giveaway 
will be
on it's way!

My heartfelt thanks to all who entered!
Just sharin' the love here!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Capturing Autumn

After returning home from a nice dinner at a local cafe, 
on a gorgeous Fall evening,
I decided to go through a large basket of
"who knows what is in here"
you know - those baskets of collected bits for later -
that basket stuck in a closet or drawer for months
-we all have them-
in my basket I found my next picture subject
but when I walked to my table to put my bits down,
I stumbled and the leaves in my hand 
scattered and framed her head
(gorgeous fall leaves given to me by a good friend)
here's my fall
here's my autumn
in a moment's time 
a happy accident
turns into this 
-those eyes-
-those boots-
-those beautiful leaves-



Friday, October 3, 2014

A JDL French Friday Giveaway

Welcome to
a
Jeanne d'Arc Living
French Friday Giveaway
here at
A Little Bit French
This month's giveaway includes:
2 Jeanne d'Arc Living metal clips
1 Jeanne d'Arc embellished music bag with 8 candles
8 Jeanne d'Arc Living music gift bags
 So many wonderful ways 
to alter these music bags

Giveaways are for you followers of my blog.
Simply leave a comment
 that you find this giveaway desirable.
That is all you have to do!
Winning name to be announced
on 
Friday, October 10th
Thank you for all of your encouraging comments
but most of all for our friendships


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Daydreaming About France

 Oh, would I love to own a cottage 
in the south of France
This little lithograph came from France via a French Etsy shop.
It's my inspiration today and every day!
Bright sunny morning light is the best
as it pours into my studio window
I'm working on a footstool at the moment
I remembered today that I never shared
my Marie Antoinette bust that I found.
Isn't she lovely?
And just when you think your customer order wrapping is so good
I receive this order from la Belle Brocante
Such thought goes into her wrapping.
I did not want to unwrap my order
but I did....
and now it's back to the footstool.
I hope to show you the finished project soon.




Sunday, September 21, 2014

What Do You See?

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
They say we all see an art piece differently.
They say we are always looking for faces that remind us of someone.
This morning I see a cross in this image.
The worn and chipped French door created a cross.
Trying to use up all of my French themed fabric labels,
I created a cozy for glass candles.
These are purely for decoration
unless you want to trim the lace around the top. 
Using the Jeanne d'Arc Living cotton laces
I also created notepads
 Mini collages with a Jeanne d'Arc Living clip
 
Enjoying capturing treasures from the past
Weekends always fly by so quickly for me.
Do I read? Do I relax? Do I create?
How anyone can say they are bored is always beyond me.
Life is simply flying by.
Make your life full of ideas as inspiration is everywhere these days.
Look ahead and ask "what do you want to see"?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Found Treasures and a Winner

Oh, the treasures I've been finding lately
 Talk about a lamp parts treasure find!
I almost fainted that I actually found them.
This shop had vintage brass filigree crown rings
and so much more
 I simply cannot stop buying vintage findings
for the love of the tarnished
or
the whiteness of these beautiful petite bowls
 The vintage angel lamp part is going to be a project
that I have been dreaming about...more on that later
 I'm totally smitten with my finds...
how about that vintage cast metal base...sigh
Let's get to the lucky winner
CONGRATULATIONS
to
A Bit of Colour
(a lovely jewelry blog)
Please email me your name & address
and
your la femme dish & bits
will be on it's way!


Happy Friday Everyone
and
have a fabulous weekend!!



Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Simple French Friday Giveaway

 Welcome to French Friday Giveaway
Every month I try to woo and wow you with a giveaway
as my way of thanking all who comment and read my blog 
If you are anything like me,
you collect and enjoy the little things.
 I hear everyone say they "have too much"
so I decided to keep it simple this month.
A simple antique white dish
filled with a ladies treasures
*All vintage*
Simply leave a comment you are interested in this giveaway

Winner's name will be announced on 
Friday, September 12th

Good Luck Everyone
and 
Thank you for always being there!


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
as
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