Saturday, June 19, 2010

French and Fabulous - Giveaway Details To Match


Today I just want to share some
Fabulous French Finds
That I just couldn't resist purchasing...
Not only are the French but Vintage too...:)

My biggest dilemma is what to show you first....:)

Now you know I just love all things feathered...
And when I found this stunning vintage figurine....
I was a totally smitten...

Then to my immense delight discovered there was a set of 3....
Well it just wouldn't be nice to split this gorgeous set would it???

So I had to buy all 3.....:)I just love them .....

Scrolling thru this Fabulous French Shop
I found more pieces that were just begging to make 
Australia their new home...
Actually their new "Mum"... me....
Just couldn't resist them....
Like this WA Rogers Silver Stand and Darling Cloche....
Yes I have a thing for Cloche too.....

And this beautiful silver bowl....
Also by WA Rogers... So ornate and chic too...

This absolutely divine letter stand...
However I don't think I will use it for today's mail
.... as that is often just bills....:(
But instead use it for pretty vintage papers or ephemera
Or perhaps a cabinet card ???
What do you think???

And last but definitely not least.....
This Gorgeous French Hand Towel holder
Way too beautiful to resist....
I love those embroidered linen guest towels from days gone bye
I have never been quite sure how to display them... so I think this will be just perfect!

Now one of the best parts about finding this little french store is the
Gorgeous Owner is happy to look and find me extra little things I might be looking for......
Hmmmm I wonder how much it is to ship a whole container from France to Australia??? LOL!

So you are probably wondering what INSPIRED these purchases???
Apart from the fact they will be the start of a gorgeous vignette...

Well.... It was this image I found at Interior Design Blog
http://heidiclaire.blogspot.com/

I have the Wall.... and the Perfect Antique Table,
And even an old Footstool I picked up junking..
That is just waiting to be recovered.....
It wont be exactly like the image.. as it is a bit too cluttered for me...
But definitely Inspired By It.... :)

Add that to the Interior Renovation that is about to happen here...
Yep... a little bit French, a little bit Shabby.... a little Eclectic..
So I thought they would be perfect accessories......
It's the little things that that help make a renovation a home.....

By now you will know that I just love to share
Beautiful New Blogs  and
Gorgeous Giveaways I have found....
Today is no Exception...

 This is Debra's Beautiful Blog.....

I have been drooling over that gorgeous vintage linen in Debra's Header....

Debra is offering the most Beautiful Giveaway
That is just a perfect fit for today's post....
"The French Inspired Home"
By Carolyn Westbrook
Debra has done an interview with Carolyn, the book's Author
That gives great insight and is most enjoyable to read.....

And if the cover alone isn't enough to make you go and see....
Then how about this page from the book???
"Sigh"..... This would be my Dream Bedroom....

So Visit Debra's Beautiful Blog
 To find out more info and how to enter...
There is also a link to Carolyn's Blog at Common Ground too...

Sorry guys but no art to show today...
I'm only just recovering from a bout of pneumonia...
And have sooo many things to catch up on....

21 comments:

Rhonda said...

Beautiful finds....simply perfect!
I cannot get enough French in my life.

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful items.

Maria said...

Hi Lou,

Glad to hear that your on the road to recovery, wow your gorgeous new purchases look divine I love that beautiful silver bowl....

Look forward to seeing your display when it's all done....

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

What a lovely post, really beautiful pictures. I love everything. So glad to see a post from you as had been worried about you being so ill, get well soon. Betty x

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Lou, thanks for popping over & your lovely comment:-). Your photos are gorgeous and I can't wait to see Carolyn Westbrook's new book either...xo, Janet

Rebecca said...

Thanks for visiting Lou-Lou! Always a JOY to have you. Your words encourage and bless me.

I love to visit your blog. Always fun and inspiring.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Donna said...

Oh my my my my my!!!

What beautiful stuff!! You did well my friend!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I adore that bed in the last picture. Once I had a pair of twin beds like that and SOLD them at the antique mall. I sure wish I'd hung on to them instead!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a stunning space to do your art! I love your style

I will be back (marked you) when I have more time to look around... i am sure I will be inspired.

Stop by if you get a moment... I have a little give away.

Have the best day-- enjoy all your visitors!

Claudia ♥ ♥

http://www.dipityroad.com

Terri said...

Beautiful post. I am green! I love your birds and all your French finds.
Your vignette is going to be gorgeous with all your new accessories. I look forward to seeing it.
Hugs,
Terri

Ginger said...

I love french also and your birds are awesome. Glad they found a new home with you. Thanks so much for visiting me. Beautiful blog.

Ginger

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Lou, wonderful post on all your great "frenchy" finds and thank you so much for spreading the bloggy love with my give away!! I loved being included! Hope you're feeling much better, take care and rest up!
xo,
Debra

Jacqueline said...

Dear Lou,
First of all, I do hope that you are fully recovered now. Pneumonia is not nice thing to have !!
I love your recent purchases. I particularly like the letter rack. I have some vintage letters and would like to display them in something like that.
Many thanks for your lovely comment on my giveaway post. You are so kind..... and to put it on your sidebar was so generous of you. Thank you so much.
I wish you a lovely new week. XXXX

zandra said...

Just stopped by from the where bloggers create party? Beautiful treasures you have found.
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

What a beautiful space and lots of treasures!
Queen Bee Studio

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Lou! Hope you are feeling better now! I love visiting your blog! Love your French things! XO, Ann

vintagesusie & wings said...

Hi Friend,
So glad to have found your lovely blog! I look forward to following all of life's adventure's with you.
Smiles,
Susie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You have a lovely blog!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely gorgeous finds!
Your photos are stunning!

Hugs,
Anne

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hi Lou, thanks for your comment today - my email was only to say 'how are you'. shame you couldn't have some time off to completely get over your illness. I have been wearing your necklace a lot. It makes me feel calm, you can't wear a necklace with 'pray' written on it and not be on your best behaviour really can you! can you imagine what people would think of you if you lost your temper!!!

Michelle May said...

Hi Lou!
So great to meet you and find your blog! I'm following along now so I can keep in touch.
I loooooooove all the treasures you have here. Makes my heart swoon!
Hugs to you!

Tilly Rose said...

Hi lou! I'm really hoping I've found the right Lou!
It's me from Tilly Rose...you have alovely blog hun!

We have so much in common...
Will be in touch....thanks for the button link to my swap by thw way!
Hugs
Karen x x x