Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lumière est l'art...bohème chic!



~ lumière de triomphe  ~


~ Cinderella & rust ~


~ holds a moonbeam ~


~ lights a castle garden ~


~ cirque du chandie ~


*L*
{with love}



resources: Aiden Gray, Authentic Provence

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

vintage at my house...meets Pottery Barn Spring 2011!


so, i am perusing through the Pottery Barn

Spring catalog...and what do i spy?


a vintage inspired Brittany Rose pillow...


and some embroidered Red work

guest towels!

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look what i found in my vintage stash!

my mother embroidered "the children at the seashore"...

...such a perfect touch for a summer guest room.

i think they would make cute pillows!

( guest towels are out of the question...

i could not wipe my hands on

such precious handwork!)

the Red work pillows would look sweet,

tucked in with some vintage grain sack pillows,


Dreamy Whites
visit Maria's shop
here

like the fabulous pieces from Maria's

 on line shop above ...

or... i could mix them with...


pillows made from my old vintage table cloths...

the finished product would look very similar to

the  Brittany Rose pillow above...

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i don't know if i have the heart

to cut them up and make pillows...

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i'm leaning towards the grain sack approach...

i'll keep you posted!


*L*
{with love}

Monday, April 4, 2011

a very special invitation...it's my first tutorial!


our first grandchild

will be arriving in June.

it's time to have a baby shower!

... first item on the list...the invitation!


the invitation was inspired by two

 very dear and talented woman

who i just love to visit.


firstly... Laura, at Decor to Adore!

i loved her use of vintage paper lace

when making her featured party favors.


learn how to make her pretty pink

party favors with vintage paper lace...

~ here ~

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a few days later i visited

Janet's peaceful and exquisite

French Blue.

~ visit Janet here ~

Janet's photographs and chronicle

of a sweet mother hummingbird

building a nest, laying her eggs

and nurturing her babies

on a chandelier outside her window

was captivating and beautiful!

i emailed Janet to ask permission

to use her image for my first

grandchild's shower invitation...

she graciously said yes!


i took the image on a little Picnik!


the vintage paper lace arrived

from Etsy


i purchased simple linen textured

 3 x 5  folded note cards (and envelopes)

from the Paper Zone.


i trimmed 1/2 inch off  the top

edge of each note card.


the vintage paper lace was measured

to match the length of the card...


... cut!


and...cut in half lengthwise!


two pieces...enough for two invitations!


a little glue was placed on the

straight edge of the lace!


i then attached the lace to the

inside, on the top of the invitation...

(on the edge that had been

 trimmed 1/2 inch)!


i wanted a little bit of lace to peek out

from the top edge of the

note card...sort of like a petticoat!


i printed the hummingbird image on linen

textured card stock.  i cut and trimmed the

images to the appropriate size.


i used simple foam mounting squares...


...to attach the image

to the face of the note card.


very simple, very sweet, and

now on the way to our loved ones.



once again...a little peek

at the sentiment inside!

happy Monday! ... my lovelies


when hosting a shower...thank you cards
and stamps are a nice gift to be presented
at the end of the event. it adds a
personal touch! ( this is just a prototype,
i need a softer color for the corners.)

thank you for popping in today!

*L*
{with love}

Friday, April 1, 2011

my messy table...and Monday, i will post my first tutorial!


hi everyone!

just thought i would share

my messy table before i am

off to work! it's FRIDAY,

and HAIR DAY, so it's a GOOD day!



why is my table a MESS?


i will show you on Monday!

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(and...yes! {smile} ... we have pastels and bunnies at

our place.  i am a mom and soon to be grandma,

with a 30 years of acquired Easter goodies that

are displayed for the babes that

come home for the holiday and the memories!)

oops...gotta hit the shower & go!

  God Bless!

have a wonderful weekend!

*L*
{with love}