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February 26, 2010

The Good Life

The simple things...

A bowl of great café au lait
in an antique bowl

while sitting outside in the rain ;)
Happy weekend!

What are your plans? I'm hoping to sleep in
this weekend.

Been a very busy week here ~
Have fun whatever you do, but get
some rest too!

Happiness to You!

February 24, 2010

On the Hunt

Yes, I'm on the hunt for one of these...

An old door for my little shack
I'm fixing up in the backyard.

My mind is filled with hardly anything
but finding an old door to call my own...

One with windows to gaze inside,
a little potting shed for the spring & summer...

A little dream for when the Sun shines again ;)

I so wish the Sun would come out
and I could search around a bit more.

What are you on the hunt for these days?

Happiness to You!

February 17, 2010

As Seen In Romantic Country

Did you happen to fall in love
like I did with the French Pickle Jars
in Romantic Country Magazine?
Photo: Mark Lohman

We've got them in the store
Buttercup was nice enough to model for you!

Also, since the Sun was nice enough
to show us it's face, I've been
creating. So many ideas,
such happiness creating in the Sun!
Embellished Vintage Heart Pots
from France

Pretty Pastel My Petite Maison Pots
"Beautified" with
Bits of vintage lace, ephemera,
the most beautiful pictures
just in time for your spring garden

And a little quirkiness in the shop too
Everyone needs a little quirky
in their life, non?

Our Petite Marie Antoinette Vintage Bottle
is back by demand ~ thank you by the way
It means the world!

New things are being added in the store
all week long and the little elves (me ;)
are quite busy!

What is inspiring you these days?

Happiness to You!

February 16, 2010

Inspiration with Porch

The Romantic French issue of
Porch Magazine

is now available

There are so many very talented
bloggers and shop owners
in this issue. The beauty really has me
speechless and I've struggled with this post
on just what to say...

You really need to see it with your own eyes!

Click HERE to take a peek
at our fantastic contributors
and to order a copy for yourself...

Happy dreaming of Romantic French Style...
I believe it will leave you speechless too.

Happiness to You!

February 14, 2010

Sweet Hearts

Which would you choose?

We'll be around the maison enjoying
the sunshine...

What are your plans?

And the very
Sweetest of St. Valentine's Days
to you!

Happiness to you!

February 5, 2010

A Message from Zeke

For a friend

I'm in need of a favor...
It's not for me, it's for a "friend"

REALLY... a good friend

His name is Monsieur Renoir
and he's on a star trek.

No, not like the show Star Trek,
he's on the way to becoming a star!

Renoir's entered a contest over at Bissell
and has promised (kind of)
if he wins
his assistant (Alice)
will make us reservations


Just Click above for link of where we'll be lounging,
Tracie says it would
suit us just fine...
I couldn't agree more!

He's even offered to help us set up
there in sunny Hollywood

So please

To Vote for Renoir

Thank you... my chances
to visit Chateau Marmont are more
than a dream away now ;)

To see Renoir (and Alice)
and the story of the famous
"close up"
and there's a giveaway too

Click photo
Photo Courtesy: Painted White

Thanks to everyone for being good sports
with this post...

I'll be hoping for sunshine myself
so I may be able
to take
website photos in what's supposed
to be sunny California

Lots of good things to show you
provided the Sun comes out soon!

Happy Weekend
Happiness to You~

February 3, 2010

Warm and White

I'm joining White Wednesday
this beautiful February day...

I've wanted to be a part of it since
of Laughing with Angels
sharing her whites months ago.

So, I've finally made it!
I wanted to share the birthday bouquet
my husband gave me for my birthday last month.

Beautiful white flowers,
the loveliest chippy,
white fleur de lys
sitting among the window box filled with
Paper Whites and Cyclamen

Also, I had to share my little bistro lights hanging outside.
We've seen almost
no Sun for weeks (except last Sunday).
Can't wait until the Sun shines here again

in California & the little birdies start singing!

It is romantic to look out the windows and see
little bistro lights
shimmering in the rain
in the evening.

Thank you for joining me for

White Wednesday

Don't forget to visit
Kathleen's blog Faded Charm
to see all the participants

Also, I couldn't let this day pass
without mentioning my dad.

It's been a while since I've talked about him
on my blog. If you've spent any time here
in the past, you know he meant the world to me.

Today's my dad's birthday and I just
have to say I'm hugging him in my little heart
over and over all day and know he's
watching over me like always ;)

Happiness to you!