27 December 2008
My wonderful friend Erica sent me this beautiful pendant and earring set...does she know me or what! Thanks Erica!
Kris from Tres Belle sent me a lovely package too...I really am blessed! It was so perfect of Kris to send me this beautiful ornament...as this year I completely forgot to buy one...I usually buy one every year...isn't this one a beauty.
She sent me great tags, a beautiful monogramed mirror, a journal...the list goes on and on.
Kris also sent me a sweet 'lil bird candle and this wonderful book...French Country. I love decorating books...as many of you do to I'm sure...but this book is gorgeous! It's one I didn't have, and have so enjoyed admiring all the beautiful pictures. Oh...how I long to live in France. Thank you Kris!
20 December 2008
19 December 2008
15 December 2008
Lastly, I wanted to show you these fabulous faux candles I bought at Target. The outside of the candles are made with real wax and the inside features an led light that flickers just like a real candle...love it!
12 December 2008
This present was wrapped using a small muslin bag filled with shredded vintage book pages. It is further embellished with a vintage brooch, playing card and petit French Flags (available here). This would be perfect to hold jewelry, gift cards, etc...
This package was wrapped using a burlap sack (available here) with wonderful black lettering and further embellished with black ribbon, vintage millinery and a hand aged tag.
Really this one's too simple...wrap you gift in newspaper add some pretty ribbon and an old music sheet rosette for you bow (available here) and there you have it!
For this gift wrap you just need a jar...any jar...even a baby food jar will do...wrap it with a piece of burlap add some ribbon and vintage lace...a few vintage buttons...and there you have it. Just add some shredded vintage book pages inside to give your gift a little cushion.
Chic Paper Sack
Here's a great gift sack that's so simple. Just an ordinary paper bag can be transformed into a chic gift sack with the addition of some tulle, vintage millinery and an old playing card. Punch two holes at the top of the bag and weave your tulle through. Tie in a bow, add some vintage flowers and an old playing card for your tag...that's it!
No.5 Gift Box
10 December 2008
On the way out of the tree farm, you drive past these cuites....Santa's reindeer.
These last two pictures are of the snow that fell last night. It's just like we were sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Those are my boys walking up our driveway to wait for the bus this morning. I felt so bad watching them go out in the cold (it was 0 degrees this morning). We've only lived in the midwest a couple years, we are originally from California, so you can imagine, even after a couple years, that the cold is something were still getting used to.
06 December 2008
05 December 2008
vintage wood mouldings, straight from an old farmhouse...
I also have some beautiful new colors in our French Ribbon Roses...
And some absolutely gorgeous new earrings in the Bijouterie, like these lovely vintage style Antoinette earrings.
Just some last minute items...in case you have a few stockings to fill.
Have a wonderful Friday...Andrea