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



Friday, July 25, 2014

The Joy of Collecting

 The absolute joy of collecting
is 
having what you want - when you need it
Using some of my collections in my home decor
a little vignette here
a little vignette there
It is so nice to have treasures at hand for an instant prop.
If you are not using your sweet coveted collections,
by all means....pull them out, it will make you happy!
A few collected treasures
made their way into my creations recently
I pulled out my antique French laces
Papier Delights
 petite lace books
(available upon request and in my blog shop this weekend)
La Grace miniature book
Creating using what I have "found" lately
as my collections grow
antique French wax flowers
on an antique butter pat 
*sigh*

with
Courtney and friends
of

Have a great weekend everyone!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Dreaming of Provence

I dream of visiting the south of France
PROVENCE

Let me take you on a visual tour of Provence
via Pinterest pins found here
Reading Peter Mayle books
that painted the scenes in my head
that tickled the senses
that created my dream to travel to Provence
Breathing in the French country air
Drinking and dining outdoors
Shopping of course
As they sing...sweet dreams are made of these...
 I can smell the lavender
My thoughts linger of days spent here
 Beautiful Provence 
your gardens and stone
 draw me closer to thee
 For now...I will have to settle for my Herbs of Provence pot
I bought at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris
When I get to Provence
I will have reached
my favorite destination
 in the whole wide world
*this I know*
 All images can be found here

Joining in with Anita
at
Castles Crowns and Cottages



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Angels On My Table

 
A thrift store find that speaks to me to this day
 
As our sun sets this fine evening,
my table grabbed what light was left of this sunny day.
Thought I would share it with you.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

BONJOUR MES AMIES
Welcome to my studio
here at
A Little Bit French
If anyone ran out of time sprucing up their studio it, was me!
I did the best I could and I hope you enjoy this mini tour.
There have been some changes since last year.
I love finding vintage and antique pieces for my studio.
After reviewing all 150 photos I took,
I saw all of my faux pas....learning is so much fun.
As I shot each image,

I tried to relax this time round
I wanted to enjoy this experience 
of sharing
what normally is a "messy" space
Because I like to display my collections 
and have everything out,

that often means "no room on the table to create"
I've learned to only take out the supplies I need.
soothing treasures to inspire
 Finding this pedestal table was a dream come true.
Thanks to the man of the house
 for all of his hard work refinishing it for me.

 A freshly painted white desk
A lot of creating goes on in this space
a desktop vignette
 Gifts from worldwide friends

My wire basket of vintage French
The shabbier the better I say

This concludes the mini tour of my studio.
Thank you for stopping in.
I truly hope you enjoyed your visit.
A heartfelt thank you to
for throwing a fabulous blog party
that has changed my creative life.
Please be sure to visit all the wonderful creative spaces
at

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