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



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
at
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
and
I hope yours is all you want it to be!