Friday, June 29, 2012

French Friday Winner and French Finds

Winner of the June French Friday GiveAway

Congratulations to Jennifer

Please contact me
(sidebar has a button)
and I can get your boxes
on their way to you.

Thank you to all who participated.
I really hate picking just one number each month.

Next month's give away will have 2 winners...
how does that sound?

How about a look at some recent
French finds via our sweet friend Liz.

Liz is a French brocante shopping extraordinaire.

We chatted one early morning
I was able to snag some of Liz's French finds.

A fabulous French spa glass and carrier.

I have lusted over these forever!!

Now hold your breath....

This beautiful French Mary statue 
took my breath away.

Liz tucked away extra surprises
that delighted this gal so much.

Merci Liz for being able to part
with such beauty and Frenchness.

You can find Liz's items 
in her Etsy shop La Croix Rosion.

And if you read her blog
you will get wonderful post after post 
of her French finds when she is in France.

Well, that's it for now.

Have a wonderful weekend mes amies.

xo Rhonda 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

White Wednesday's Bride...and more

What has more white and lace 
than a wedding?

The tenderness of a bride.

Casting her wedding glow on us all.


A smiling baby francais.

Recent projects I've almost finished.

My muse has been whispering in my ear.

Letting her help me capture a bit of summer romance.

Create, share and keep your dreams alive.

Happy White Wednesday!

Following the weekly link
at Kathleen's Faded Charm


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thrifting on Saturday Creating on Sunday

A few pieces of lucky finds from thrifting.
I had a cart full of white dishes yesterday.

My Saturday went something like this -

A few errands and then a quick trip
to a local thrift store. 

Sounds simple enough but....
while in the thrift store the power went off.'s only 105 degrees outside.

Boom.....darkness but enough light from the windows.

No cash register, they were writing out
purchases by hand...calculating tax on a calculator.

All of this did not stop us ladies from shopping.
It was funny, no one even complained.

I stashed my cart to the side,
(it was full of white dishes and ironstone pieces)
drove to the nearest bank for cash,
only to find out the whole block 
had lost power.

I finally got back to the thrift store 
and the power was back on.
Whew...only makes you wonder
how we would survive without power
or worse yet, thrifting. 
Now for the creating.....

A little bit of inspiration in a petite wire basket.

French themed clips

Le Journals

I'd say my weekend was full.

I love days like these.

Hope you are all having the time of your lives.
Make life happen.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A White Wednesday Secret

Can you keep a secret?
Oh, I bet you can't.

I could make you wait
and see what it is.

Okay, I will give you a hint...

I've been moving things around
in my studio.
Sprucing it up a bit.

Getting ready for.....

with Karen Valentine
at her fabulous blog

Hanging shelves....
moving furniture around...
cleaning and organizing,
all part of the process
of getting ready.

I did find time to create 
this photo key.

Stay tuned
 as there are some more
new and exciting changes
around the corner.

Happy White Wednesday
to all my friends and followers, too!

Joining in 

Much Love, Rhonda

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A White Wednesday Story

It started out as a vintage shaker.

I added a copy of an antique photo
vintage fabric flowers
along with French words
from an antique French book.

Some frayed cotton ribbon was wrapped around the neck.

A story in a bottle.

The French words say:
A woman of the people.

Une femme du peuple

Soon, these petite bottles
will be available in my shop.

Along with French themed vintage clips.

Joining Kathleen of Faded Charm.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Studio Supplies

There is a lot of
French wire in our house.

I cannot help myself
when I find it.

I can always find a purpose 
for wire baskets.

Holding my recent vintage and antique lace finds.

Or simply sitting on my desk
to hold a recent inspiration.

Enjoying the weekend.
Hope you all are doing the same.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fabulously French

Do you love France?
Do you long for Versailles?

Visit Fabulously French's blog
 check out her post on the newest Dior video.

It's's beautiful
you will be so happy
you viewed it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

French Friday Giveaway for June

Another 1st Friday of the month
and it's French Friday once again.

This month's giveaway is for
 3 of my petite altered matchboxes
 that hold a petite set
of French themed postcards and letters.

If you are into small and sweet
this is the giveaway to cross your fingers for.

I will also include a hidden surprise
 in one of the three boxes.

I enjoy creating these petite boxes.
I try to let each one tell their own story.

Winning name will be announced
Friday, June 29th.

Much Love, Rhonda