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January 28, 2011

Love Your Weekend ~ Giveaway Reminder

Just a small wish for you

as we are about to begin a new weekend...
Wishing you much beauty and spending time
with people you love!
I was thinking Alameda Flea was this weekend
as I'm so excited to go hunt for new treasures...
guess I'll be sleeping later than I thought on Sunday!

The flea is not until next weekend, so I'm planning
on rearranging some furniture here in the bedroom,
moving our big TV in the living room to somewhere
else in the house...  

Just have to change things up a bit.

Always lighting white holy candles

I'm planning on moving some little pieces too.

I'm currently taking an art class and have plans
to happily work on that project this weekend as well.

Also... if you haven't entered my giveaway,
it's the post below.

I'm giving away the next Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine
and a few French goodies too!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Happiness to you,

January 26, 2011

Inspiration and a Few Other Lovely Things {Giveaway}

I've been working this week in my outdoor studio
a place where there was once no vision but now
with a little (a lot) of hard work, anything can happen.

Working with my head in the clouds

Flea Market Find • Madonna in bed of Roses •
 Wanted to show you what I created
with my flea market find from
last summer

I put this beautiful Madonna 
in an old French Flower Market Container

I just  l-o-v-e  the way
it turned out

My little hardware store gazebo
is turning into my own masterpiece
with flea market goods from France

... And I thought I didn't have anything
to work with in my weed filled backyard
(make that fleurs & plants filled backyard now ;)

Hard work, flea market scouring
and the love of creating a special place
for myself to dream!

I want to take a minute to show you
my beautiful flower arrangement my husband
gave me for my birthday too

he picked out the French crate and my friend, Barbara
created the fleur arrangement in her shop, Uniquely Chic

Birthday flower arrangement from my love

 I am also so blessed to have blog friends
which I cherish and respect to no end.
I received the current dreamy
Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine
as a gift 
 from sweet Roberta of Tresor Trouve ~
Enchanted Treasures

Thank you, Roberta for keeping me supplied
with my lovely addiction of JdA Living magazine!

If you're looking for a copy of JdA Living
from her shop, you may click  HERE


The beautifully inspiring
Maison Chic Magazine
was gifted to me by none other
than the exquisite Janet of Shabbyfufu

From what I understand, the magazine

arrived right off the plane 

from my heart loved place... France
Photos Courtesy:  Maison Chic Magazine

Isn't it quite beautiful?
You can realize decorating
in this form... forme français.

Merci... cher ami, Janet!


last of all

I'm having another 

All Things French 
My Petite Maison Giveaway

All you need to do is go to my shop
and tell me which item is your favorite

 if you don't follow my blog yet, please follow along
for the French flea market way of life, of course!

Okay... let me know, which is your fav?

How about this French Pie Safe? ... Just click above photo to visit store

Specializing in French Nordic Style

I'm giving away:

A favorite store item...
Vintage French Cornichon Jar
filled with Lavender tea from Marseille, France 

Vintage French Rosary

My favorite organic lip balm
from Melvita Cosmetics in France
My favorite figue candle from France
All Things French • My Petite Maison • Giveaway

the next issue of JdA Living magazine

Photo Courtesy:  JdA Living Magazine

That's it!  If you want to spread the word, I'll throw your name
in the hat again, just let me know by separate comment, please.

Giveaway ends February 3, 2011

So, that's it for now...

Will be out at Alameda this weekend
and expecting a few parcels from France soon.

Covered much today... thank you for all your kind comments
and emails.  I truly appreciate it with my entire heart!

Remember, you can do anything if you set your mind to it
even if you have a weed filled backyard as I once did...

My outdoor studio garden table ~ French rosary

so love it now!

As always...
Loving all things French
Happiness to you

January 24, 2011

Mira et Bianca's Book Giveaway

Bon jour sweet friends,

Just a very quick post letting you know 
beautiful Mira is having a giveaway as is beautiful Bianca

for their new book (which I can't wait to have here
on my little French coffee table)
Mira et Bianca's Book Giveaway

You may find the details by clicking
on their book cover above...

bonne chance/good luck!

I'll be back Wednesday with new shop items 
and my own petite giveaway

Loving all things French
Happiness to you!

January 17, 2011

Romantic French Finds in Store

Happy New Week...

A chance to embrace & love this week... let's do it, non?

Just wanted to share a few new things
in my Romantic French Boutique at 
this week... of course, it's all things French here

I'll be adding new items all this week
and going on a buying trip to celebrate
in a couple days...

It's my plan to find something special
that's from France, of course! 

Let's make it a spectacular week, okay?
I'll be hosting a giveaway in the next few days
since it's my birthday week.  Stay tuned...

Happiness to you!

January 16, 2011

Peaceful Sunday

Beautiful Sunday Wishes
Lovely ~ Sunday ~ French Madonna Statues

Happiness to you,

January 13, 2011

A Trip to my Friend's Store & Thank You!

You know how I love to walk everywhere in town, right?
I'm so thankful to have that option to have cute shops
and fantastic restaurants so close to home.

Want to take a field trip to my friend, Barbara's store?
She's just renamed her store to much better fit
her ability to find unique items that are chic.

I love Uniquely Chic items don't you? 

And yes, that's her new name...
Uniquely Chic

 She mixes vintage goods, new items
and many, many beautiful flowers.

I love this chippy, white chair with the biscuit box

I also love that when I go in to Barbara's shop to take photos,
she lets me re-stage things... just says "move things as you want"

What person would not love that?

Chippy Goodness!

Cute garden children meet you at the door

Old garden table upon entering store with tons of fleurs ~ white, my favorite!

Beautiful Lady Statue

I'm wanting some of the White Broom for my garden too

 Are you in love with these dreamy lanterns?

Know I am...

So many possibilities!

Lemon Balm Cypress... smells dreamy

Pretty trinkets everywhere

Orchids over Old Garden Gate

Pretty Plants too

See, unique... non?

White Broom... definitely on my list!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Barbara's
Uniquely Chic store.

If you happened to see something
you're interested in here,
her email is

I'm going to harass (I mean help)
Barbara to start her own blog and a Twitter account
before long so she will share in all the wonderful benefits 
of the blogging community and great folks 
out here filled with positive, generous spirits!

I'll be bringing you more photos of Barbara's
adventures since she'll be attending flea markets
with me searching for unique items
you can't just find anywhere,
(except maybe my shop ;)

I know I can't wait to get out there
and stock my store, My Petite Maison.

I'm joining in 
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Debra's blog

~ et ~
Feathered Nest Fridays

And brand new to me
from Laura et Audrey...

Metis Linens French Fridays

Please check to see what other vintage
goods & dreams are out there today!

I'll be stocking my store over the next few days

but now...

I want to take a moment 
to thank my dear customers:
Thank you from My Petite Maison!

It's an honor to search for all things French for you
and a little romantic chic too!

I truly appreciate every  
~ one ~
of you.

Happiness to you,