Thursday, September 26, 2013

My "Reunion" With Rhonda From "A Little Bit French"...



   I call it a “reunion” because that is what it felt like to me...not two strangers meeting for the first time but two old friends who had been long parted.

I imagine that in another time...another place, most likely Paris, we were great “amies.” We were school chums a la “Madeline”. We chose each other first when choosing teams...we shared each other’s lunches...we skimmed rocks on  “La Seine” and hop scotched our summers away. 


As we grew...we shared first loves and first heart breaks. We cried..we laughed...and we missed each other when we each left to “pursue our individual dreams.” 


We reunited in Paris (mais oui) and rented a flat together on the Champs-Elysees. We filled it with brocante finds and shared tresors. We bought fresh baguettes & chocolat at Chez Pierro just around the corner and sipped French wine while sharing secrets under La Tour Eiffel. We understood each other without ever speaking a word. Kindred spirits...soul sisters.

And on a late summer day in New England, we “reunited” once again. 
Arm in arm, as if we were never parted,we picked up in this life where we left off in the other. 
The quintessential town of Brimfield and its’ famous  Annual Flea Market was the perfect place for two old souls like us to meet. And what a “reunion” it was! Here is that very special and memorable day in pictures.....


"ParisGal56" and "Moi"


















I wish we had taken more pictures together but time stood still and flew by almost simultaneously and the day was over before we knew it. 

Someday Mon Amie.....some day...I hope this will be us.....


In the meantime.....


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grey Dey Thursdey #4


Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!
I hope you're feeling “grey” todey?

This was my sign at The Vintage Bazzar at Pettengill Farm this past week-end. It was an amazing experience of which I will be posting about soon. 
A special "Happy Grey Dey" to my "Show Sister"....Susan
I couldn't have done it without you by my side.

~*~Merci~*~




Now for the party......
(I would appreciate it if you would kindly add this button to your sidebar)


A few simple rules so that we all enjoy this weekly gathering....

1.  You don't need to be a "follower" to participate. ALL are welcome!

2. Post anything in grey or "shades" of grey  (I would hate to have to delete your Post so kindly respect this rule. "Merci")

3. If it's not something you've created or own, then please give credit to its' original source.

4. Kindly link back
to this post or place the blog button on your sidebar with a direct link.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Grey Dey Thursdey That Wasn't....

~*~My "reclaimed" wood signs for the show~*~


Hello Mes Amies....so sorry to have missed hosting Grey Dey Thursdey today. Susan and I are crazy busy getting ready for The Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm this week-end. Yikes! A LOT of work yet to do! But I'll see you here next week for another 
"Grey Dey!"

Oh and...if you're in  the area...please stop by "The Farm".....Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 -5:00...Ferry Road in Salisbury , MA. You'd put a smile on our faces for sure!


Friday, September 13, 2013


Happy Week-End Mes Amies!

Winner of Romantic Homes Magazine....


The winner of the October Issue of Romantic Homes Magazine can be found sharing her inspiration with us all right here...

"Merci" to all who entered!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Grey Dey Thursdey #3...


Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!
I hope you're feeling “grey” todey?
If not, here are some Pins that are sure to inspire.......

Click HERE to go to my "Grey Dey" Pinterest Board and links to some pretty amazing "Grey Gals."

Now for the party......


(I would appreciate it if you would kindly add this button to your sidebar)


A few simple rules so that we all enjoy this weekly gathering....

1.  You don't need to be a "follower" to participate. ALL are welcome!

2. Post anything in grey or "shades" of grey  (I would hate to have to delete your Post so kindly respect this rule. "Merci")

3. If it's not something you've created or own, then please give credit to its' original source.

4. Kindly link back
to this post or place the blog button on your sidebar with a direct link.  

Let's add a little "grey to our deys!"

"Merci" for joining in.....
P.S. DO "stay tuned" for a very special upcoming Blog Post about my "reunion" with the tres belle 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Romantic Homes Magazine Giveaway...

 Oh happy day....
The October issue of Romantic Homes has arrived and I was delighted to see photographs from my studio & home in their “We Love Tada” section!
"Merci" to Beth Livesay and Romantic Homes for the honor of sharing my blog and home in your lovely publication!






 Now for the Giveaway......

In keeping with my past "publication celebrations",
I am offering up a copy of this issue as a celebratory giveaway!

All you need to do is leave ONE comment on this post to win this tres beau issue of Romantic Homes.
You MUST be a current follower as of 9/4 to win!

The winner's name will be drawn on September 12th.
Bonne Chance!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Grey Dey Thursdey # 2.....


 Happy Grey Dey Mes Amies!
I hope you're feeling “grey” todey?
If not, here are some blogs that are sure to inspire.......

These gals have embraced this cool and soothing color LONG before it became trendy..... 

“Burlap Luxe”







Dore infuses her home with this alluring color with her exquisite hand painted furniture and creations. A visit to her blog will transport you to the French countryside where you are sure to dream in “grey.”
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Everything Rosemary touches is pure enchantment! Her otherworldly creations will almost make you think you hear the call of the sea, though you may be miles and miles away. A visit to her fanciful Pinterest boards will take you there.
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“Villabarnes”


Rosemary has the enviable ability to transform even the dreariest of castoffs into amazing works of art. With brush in hand, she casts her spell and the results are absolutely bewitching. A visit to her blog will inspire you to run to your nearest hardware store for a can of your favorite “shade of grey.” 

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Are you ready to celebrate another "Grey Dey?"
(I would appreciate it if you would kindly add this button to your sidebar)
A few simple rules so that we all enjoy this weekly gathering....

1.  You don't need to be a "follower" to participate. ALL are welcome!

2. Post anything in grey or "shades" of grey  (I would hate to have to delete your Post so kindly respect this rule. "Merci")

3. If it's not something you've created or own, then please give credit to its' original source.

4. Kindly link back
to this post or place the blog button on your sidebar with a direct link.  

Let's add a little "grey to our deys!"

"Merci" for joining in.....


Monday, September 2, 2013

Vintage Picture Purses....

Not long ago, I purchased a bunch of these little metal purse frames with the idea that I might sew some "French-inspired" change purses to sell in my ETSY shop. Alas, all these months later, I have yet to tackle that project for more reasons than not. Recently, I was inspired to make some "faux" purses by using them with old cabinet cards.....

~*~I soaked these frames in "Black Patina" to oxidize them a bit~*~

.....sweet photographs of babies and children are the focal point of these darling faux purses....

I've added rhinestone charms and beads to some of them....
~*~sold~*~



...while others are trimmed in vintage lace.....


The back of the cabinet cards were left "as is" depending on whether or not the ornate Photographer's graphics were on them....

....to others, I added snippets of poems from vintage book pages...






~*~sold~*~








They may not be able to hold your change, but they do hold sweet memories of days gone by.
These will be on sale at my booth at The Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm, in Salisbury, MA.....Sept. 21-22nd.
Happy Day Mes Amies!