Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rosemary Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving Day

I don't know what was more exciting...
the fact our office closed today at 1:30 pm
or
the upcoming wonderful Thanksgiving 4 day weekend!
I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I got home.
Our weather is perfect right now at 68-70 degrees and sunny.
I headed to our yard for fresh Rosemary
to make Rosemary napkins rings 
for a Thanksgiving Day dinner table.
We will be enjoying this holiday with our friends, 
who just moved here this year.
They are celebrating their first Arizona Thanksgiving.
They both keep calling me and saying
"isn't this weather great?"
Yes it is, my friend, yes it is.
As we celebrate and give thanks tomorrow
I hope you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving ever!
Blessings to all of you and your families.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Simple Passion

Inspired by the simple French Nordic Style
 Bits of this holiday season are popping up,
as I tried my hand at stenciling vintage wood boxes
 I re-arranged the studio
and
spruced it up
 I enjoy moving things around,
after moving a mirror from my studio 
for a bathroom re-do
  The days are shorter
the nights are much cooler
*hello sweaters and socks*
Enjoying this November
as
we enter the holidays
with a
simple passion

at
with Courtney & friends



Friday, November 14, 2014

Winners of French Friday Giveaway


Congratulations to the 3 Lucky Winners
Cristina Romero of Australia

Please email me your name and address
at
parisgal2008@gmail.com

Many thanks to all of you for your sweet comments
and
for following A Little Bit French

Numbers were chosen by Random.org


Friday, November 7, 2014

November French Friday Giveaway

Keeping it French
Hoping this French Friday Giveaway
will be the one you win!!
3 Lucky Winners for this giveaway
THREE WINNERS will get:
A French wrapped paquet of French themed images

A mixture of everything
from postcards, letters,
 Marie Antoinette to religious tags
My Sainte Marguerite print was from France
*several years ago I acquired her*
French Friday Giveaways
are for the wonderful followers of my blog
You don't have to have a blog to follow me
but
you DO have to contact me
 after your winning name has been announced.
Simply click on Email on the top right sidebar.
This giveaway is running from
November 7th - 14th.
Leave a comment that you are adding your name
 to the list of potential winners!
Winners to be announced Friday, November 14th!



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sweet Sweet November

 We are anticipating the 70 degree weather
that is coming this Sunday
 November is sweet as always
 Studio window open
breezes flowing in
 I can hear the lawn mowers on our street
I can smell the fresh cut grass
Loving this Saturday morning
as I glance around my shelves
 Newest altered crosses
 I'm hoping you are enjoying this November 1st
You all know what comes next....
it's just around the corner...
Holidays, Family, Gifts, Food and Friends!



Friday, October 24, 2014

If These Walls Could Talk

Working in my studio I have done the following:
 1. almost stepped on the dog in her bed (didn't even see her)
2. lost a very expensive holy card and searched hours for it
3. glued my fingers together making jewelry recently
4. left hard boiled egg yolks in a baggy to tarnish silver 
and forgot where I put it
5. yelled at my printer (I've disliked all of them)
6. talked to my sewing machine because she is a gem
7. rearranged the furniture in here a hundred times
 All in all
 this space is my happy space,
so if these walls could talk,
they would say most of the time
this is one joyful room
 small treasures for the soul
I will be listing in my Etsy shop this weekend
some new sets and collections,
instead of single piece treasures.
Hope you get to grab a set or two.



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-