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May 29, 2009

Jeanne d'Arc Magazine Update & Finds

Wanted to do a little sharing for the weekend
One of my very favorite things to do!

I'm off on a road trip early in the morning
but wanted to leave you with something French
from beautiful Jackie of Dreams of France

Click here to visit her beautiful blog and shoppe

Don't forget to visit my shoppe this weekend too
It'll be fully stocked by Monday evening
I expect loads from my excursion this weekend too
(Goodies galore ;)

The wire trivets have been added to My Petite Maison shoppe

Also, I posted earlier about Jeanne d'Arc magazine
and Roberta's completely sold out!

You can find it
Not Sold Out... Yet (as of this minute - Hurry! ;)
Photo courtesy Maynard Greenhouse

Get it here at Carole's blog (just email her for details)

Happy Weekend!

Au revoir for now~

May 27, 2009

Loving the Days

Outside and on the porch

I'm also loving these darling
olive trees I've found in town

Aren't they cute?

I'm loving all the little topiaries
I'm seeing in the magazines and blogs~

I'm growing some Rosemary and Thyme
topiaries too!

Have you seen these vintage french trivets
in some of the Scandinavian blogs and magazines?

I found a few while on vacation weeks ago
and I am finally getting them in the store
in the next couple of days...

It really pays to crawl along the floors
and dig in boxes, who knows what
you'll find?

I had to keep one for myself.
hanging from my ceiling pot rack
so cute!

(I'll have other goodies too ;)

Time seems to be slipping away from me
during these almost Summer days...

I will try to post about the weekend
field trip and get to emails too~

Where does the time go and most of all...
Thank you for being patient with me!

I know I've written about this before, but...
what do you do when time is tight?

Au revoir for now~

May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Long Weekend

From My Walking Tour...
To Yours~

Our Town to Yours

And Our Porch to Your Porch...

Have a Thankful Memorial Day Weekend

We're heading out to our town's
wonderful Twilight Parade and will
attend many events over the weekend.

I'll be making ginger chicken and here's the recipe
if you're interested, it's delicious!

Please don't forget the true meaning of Memorial Day

Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation's gratitude—the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.

May 18, 2009

Pre-Order Jeanne d'Arc Living for Summer

Good News Jeanne d'Arc Living Fans!
if you love the French Scandinavian style~
Just click the photo above
to be taken to sweet Roberta's website
to PRE-ORDER Jeanne d'Arc Living.

I had to hurry and post to let you know ;)
This magazine (I mean book) is much
in demand and is worthy to sit on your
coffee table!

I've been so busy planting white roses,
getting items in order for my website
(photos, photos and more photos!)
I've just found out we have company
arriving on Friday
(can you say clean up the maison?)

Hope you're having a beautiful week...
See you very soon!

Now go order that beautiful magazine!

Au revoir for now~

May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Weekend~

Wishing you a beautiful weekend

Filled with all the people you love...

How about some
Family, friends, safety, coziness,
four-legged friends and much happiness!

You can find the French burlap pillows
at Petit Coterie
(Thank you, Michelle!)

I plan on kicking back here on the porch
some of the weekend...

Reading a book, maybe watching a movie
(an early Mother's Day gift ;)

And being thankful for whom and what I have
to hold close in this lifetime.

Some of the time will be spent cherishing
memories of ladies that have given me much love
in my life.

My great-grandmothers and grandmothers
that I was so fortunate to know growing up!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Most of all, enjoy every moment!

Talk to you next week

Au revoir for now~

May 6, 2009

A Couple Good Things...

A lot of doors opening...

First of all, a "Give Back"
for 100 posts

Isn't that a great term?

A darling blog I happened to find
Laura from 52 Flea started following my blog

I love the way that works, someone starts following

Your blog
and you LOVE their style!

Find Laura
here and tell her I sent you ;)

Next, my dear, dear friend, Cathleen
that I've known for years is moving back
her Barn (and what a wonderful barn it is!)

I'm actually glad to hear Cathleen's heading back
to her charming Barn and Sales
beautiful Dry Creek Valley

As I told her...
Her gorgeous barn, chilled wine, twinkly lights,
good friends,
wonderful goods
under the stars
in Wine Country - Why not?

I'm already planning my "field trip"

for my blog and store to share with all of you.

Won't you please go by and wish sweet Cathleen

the best, and of course, tell her I sent you ;)

You can find her HERE

Happy evening and
Au revoir for now~

May 5, 2009

French and Scandinavian Style

Beautiful magazine... (I mean book quality!)

Have you seen this magazine from Denmark?

I had been hunting for it, only to find it sold out

at the very few sites that carry it here in the States

A wonderful lady, who I am fortunate enough
to receive her newsletters included that she
has this wonderful source of inspiration in her store!

Being a website owner, decorator, lover of all things beautiful...
I want to share... Have you been looking for
Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine like me?

You can find it here at Roberta's beautiful store
It is not just a magazine, it is a decorating book.

UPDATE 5.06.09
Roberta will be carrying the next issue too
Coming in June

And... I'm so happy to say I found a lot
of the vintage treasures shown in the publication
for the shoppe
while I was on vacation
(I'll be posting that early next week ;)

Au revoir for now~

May 1, 2009

Beautiful Blogging Party

Welcome to My Petite Maison
and what I love about blogging party!

Step onto the porch
I've been waiting for you!

Have a seat, you may be here for awhile...
What do I love about blogging?

The beauty of it...
sometimes it's learning a blogging friend
lives practically in my own backyard!

Or the sweetness
of making friends that live
on the other side of the Earth.

Friends we plan to visit, who would've guessed?

I know, you would have, right?
Because you plan to as well.

Meeting with a blogging friend or customer
of my store that is now a dear, dear friend
finding we have so many things in common!
Learning new things:
Recipes, languages, customs, family histories,
or just small every day tips to make life easier.

And most of all~
From my wonderful experiences...
Sharing with no strings attached!

It's all an open book and out there
for the taking. The people I've met
are so sweet and sincere.

Thank you, Merci, Gracias, Grazie, Dank u!

A lovely Mardi Gras mask from
sweet blogger and friend, Marie Antoinette

Thank you for joining me
Happy May Day
Have a wonderful weekend!

Don't forget to click the link below
to visit Joy at Cupid's Charm
(one of the nicest blogs around ;)

I'm off to see what you love about blogging
and say hello!

Au revoir for now~