Friday, August 30, 2013

French Friday Giveaway WINNER & News

There is nothing like a box
 of creating goodies headed your way!

CONGRATULATIONS
to
CINDY LANIER
Cindy, please contact me and I will send your 
French Friday Giveaway
La French Box on it's way to you!
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The next French Friday GiveAway is
Friday, October 4th.
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Exciting NEWS
I will be heading to Brimfield, Massachusettes next week!
Following a family wedding in Connecticut, there will be some antiquing 
at the Brimfield Antique Show
and
 meeting up with the beautiful and talented 
You all know how dangerous it is for us bloggers to finally meet!
Michelle and I can talk of nothing else!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday weekend!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grey Dey Thursdey

A fabulous new linky party
 Pull out your greys and join in with us grey lovin' bloggers!



I look at all my greys in a different light now!
Merci Michelle for hosting such a wonderful theme! 


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

La Vintage Finds

It's a happy moment when recent vintage finds arrive in my studio
Unwrapping large vintage rhinestone pieces 
that are harder to find
I simply cannot get enough of them 
French lace trims and rhinestones make me smile 
 A vintage Jeanne D'Arc postcard find
Her faith is moving
Sharing some special vintage treasures with you
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Joining Becky



Saturday, August 24, 2013

Weekend Happiness

 A glimpse at what's new in my studio today
 Some of these are in my Etsy shop already
  






I have a lot of blog catching up to do.
Bonjour to all my new followers.
Have a great weekend everyone!



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Floating in Time

No matter how hard I try to simplify my life,
I find I feel as if I'm floating in time.
You know, time, that much desired time we all want more of.
(A newly created finding)

More time to truly do what we love.
More time to get life in order.
I barely found time to photograph my newest finds and gifts.
I'm lovin' my wire dome.
These sweet images are from a giveaway I won
during the "Where Bloggers Create" Party.
Merci, Gail of Shabby Cottage Studio
These pieces are gorgeous and will be put to good use.
Too much time has wonderfully passed (I had so much fun)
and now it's time to simplify our home life and not just my studio, ha.
Speaking of studio.....more treasures I found last week while stockpiling my supplies.
(a French medal and metal petite purse)

Remember the film "Hanging Up"?
Well, I have to hang up for a few days, or perhaps a week.
When I return, I hope to have some wonderful new creations for you to see.
Merci to all my followers for being there
and hello to all my new followers!
I will be back soon, I promise.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Blissful Summer Weekend

My weekend started with this basket of supplies on Friday night.
I had vintage and antique books to unwrap and supplies to put away.
I like to start with a clean work space.
I woke up Saturday and started in, coffee in hand.
I created bundles for inspiration.
I even pulled out the saved laces from France.
Then I started sewing fabric image rolls.
These never last long in my shop.
I found trims from France that I meant to sell a long time ago..
I ran downstairs to dye more crocheted pieces.
I love how there was a soft breeze to dry them in the sun.
It's been a busy summer and we have had lots of plans, 
friends from out of town, pool parties....so busy and loving it.
Somehow, squeezing in time to create seems more special.
I am painting, sewing and creating jewelry from the minute I wake up.
I hope you've enjoyed my newest creations.
I know some of you already own a few of these.
Enjoy these last months of summer
as fall (my favorite season) is right around the corner.
Linking up with Timewashed
Merci Becky for hosting every week!
Sharing a simple day in my studio with you.



Friday, August 2, 2013

French Friday Giveaway

La Passion
A French Friday Giveaway
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This giveaway is officially closed.
Winner has been announced.
It's that time again.....
 Once a month on the first Friday...
a little day we like to call
French Friday Giveaway
Petite collections of created treasures to
laces and crocheted pieces from France
 and other fabulous places
Pieces of torn ephemera clipped with trims from France
Bezels galore and fabric pieces
A gorgeous estampes from France
(the metal rose piece)
Sharing my collections in a shabby white box for your next project.
A Little Bit French Inspiration
Just leave a comment you want your name thrown
 into my summer straw hat.
Winner will be announced Friday, August 30th.
You must be a follower to win.
Simply contact me after winning name has been announced
 to arrange for this giveaway to be mailed to you.
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Have a fabulous weekend everyone!