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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

French Dreams....

"Dream Catcher Lore"

"Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad.  

The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. 

The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher... 

...slipping through the outer holes and sliding down the ribbons so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. 

Not knowing the way, the bad dreams get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day."

I was inspired to create some "French" dream catchers because I sometimes dream in French (it's true!)
I hand stitched a vintage scapular onto an old tatted doily....

...added a vintage Mother Mary medal....

...yards and yards of soft ribbon...

....delicate lace....
....and hand strung pearl beads.

"Receveur des Reves"
("Catcher of Dreams")

 Soon for sale in my ETSY shop....
a line of "French Dream Catchers."
Happy Blissful Whites Wednesday mes amies!


  1. Michelle- you have brought beautiful dreams to life here-- your dream catchers are stunning with their delicate laces and French accents. Is there ever a day when your pretty little head is not dreaming up beautiful creations?? These won't last long in your etsy shop girlfriend!


  2. Michelle these are wonderful. You comment about dreaming in french reminded me of my sister when she was about 3. She was taking a bubble bath and said. "My bubbles are talking" my mother then replied " what are they saying" she quickly answered back " i don't know, they are speaking french". Oh boy, we knew she was gonna be something in life after that. Lol
    Keep dreaming in french ;)

  3. What a lovely idea, Michelle! It is so pretty and so much different than all the ones I have seen before! Of course, that's because it is a Michelle original!

    Truly a tresor!
    And they won't last long in your shop...that's for sure!
    Hugs to you!

  4. Sooooooooo pretty, PML. I love the story behind them, mostly because I live so near to Native Americans. I cannot get enough of the stories this land has to tell.

    Oh, do I love Amy's comment. :)

  5. What a lovely idea - you have inspired me!

  6. Tres Chic this French Dream Catcher of yours is. All the softness of the laces and ribbons is bliss. With Mother Mary to watch over you while sleeping. Happy Creative Hearts...

  7. Your creativity is amazing!! Have a bright and creative evening.....Chickie

  8. Your creativity is amazing!! Have a bright and creative evening.....Chickie

  9. О колко красиво Мишел, обичам твоите творения.
    Поздрави и хубав ден от мен.

  10. Love your sweet dream catchers, so feminine and romantic! You know how to take everything to the next level with your amazing style.

  11. Just 'dreamy', Michelle, and so YOU! Love these enchanting catchers that will guide the most beautiful dreams...

  12. This is beautiful Michelle, and Susan is right, it's so YOU! Funny I was thinking that as I read the post and saw your lovely photos. so you. Have a wonderful weekend, I hope all is fabulous in your world!
    love, t.xoxo

  13. Your blog is very unique. I have not seen a dream catcher like this before. You are so creative.
    I'm sure people will enjoy them.

  14. OMG...it is beautiful!!!!!!! I have always loved the idea of having one but have never seen one that I like enough to buy...this one is to die for..you should be very happy and proud of this!!! x0

  15. Hello friend,
    In this land of blogging, Pinterest, books galore it's rare I see a totally unique inspired idea. Your dream catchers are AMAZING! Hat's off to you for taking what you love (French anything:) and creating a wonderful piece of art for it. Hope this ones going to Stampington.

  16. So romantic and pretty and I like the theme of Mary.

  17. So, so lovely! Such an unusual way to create a dream catcher.
    And big congrats for your stunning article! Cheering you on from across the pond! ;)

  18. absolutely gorgeous Michelle! love it! xoox


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