Friday, April 23, 2010

Le Jardin de Lavande

It's one of my absolute favorite perennials....

a garden full of it would be dreamy wouldn't it?

Oui! Oui!

so I created a sign to get you started!

'the garden of lavender'

& I'm delighted to tell you...
it's my new giveaway!

It's my

'avec amour, chers amis!'

'with love, dear friends' giveaway!

{of course this sign is from a Provence garden of lavender}

It measures 24"x12" and naturally is all
cracked and chippy, a little faded and just oozing with vintage charm!

This giveaway is open to inside the US & Canada and will end

Sunday, May 2nd....about 8pm est
All that's required is to leave a comment here on this post!
Of course if you'd like to add a link on your blog come back and leave a second comment
for a second chance!

....good luck & as always thanks for stopping by!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Sunday, April 18, 2010

One fine day....

at the flea market!

For quite some time now I've been looking and looking for garden lounge chairs...

{something we just start doing more of in our late 40's I believe, lounging!}

...never could I find one that I really liked...

always too prefab or too heavy or too cheap or too walmarty or too something...

well look what I tripped over today at the flea market!!!!


{ was my darling husband who found them...
did I ever tell you how much I love him??????}

Just look at those scrolly arms and adorable wheels!

They were a steal!! 55.00 for the pair!

They need a little fixing the white one, that's my eiffel tower holding up the back!
The black one, I've gotta find more decorative wheels, then get it white and chippy, then find just the right cushions but I'll tell ya, I can just about taste the after-tennis apple martini's this summer can't you?
Also...on another 'fine day note'...I won LaurieAnna's french script pillow giveaway!

So excited about this, I'm thinking it will be on my new~old lounge chair soon!
Thankyou LaurieAnna!
Hope everyone had a fine weekend!!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Friday, April 16, 2010

Make my day!

I love when customers send me photos of their signs I've painted really makes my day!
Laura, from Party Perfect sent me these today and I just had to share them with you....

How fun huh?

Thanks Laura!!!

Visit Laura's website for more party fun!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Monday, April 12, 2010

Springtime Beauties...

Spent some time this past beautiful weekend visiting an old springtime friend... the gorgeous Lilic bush a few streets over...{shhhh!}

I don't know who owns the abandoned house lot but since they've torn down the house, the lilac bush seems to have flourished!

we came home with there are bouquets all over the house...

a few tucked in with the herbs on the kitchen windowsill...

on the mantle....

in the dining room....

the bathroom...

the porch windowsill....

and of course... in my studio!
Don't worry...we left a few on the bush for the bees!!

Hope spring is bringing you all lot's of beauty!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Sunday, April 11, 2010


...calling on your prayers ...

for Robin of Fonville Farm and her family.
I remember when she shared the news before Christmas...
she was pregnant and so excited and happy. Baby F was due in June.
The loss of a child is the most painful.
Please send her your love and prayers.
I know her pain and it's not going to be an easy road ahead.
God Bless all of you:)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

{adoring} Paper Nosh

I recently had the honor of painting a sign for a designer that I so admire.

Let's peek into Paulette Kinneys' world of pure eye candy...
she describes herself as 'TĂȘtue mais pas obsessive'

'Obstinate but not obsessive'

As if her designs aren't breathtaking enough...

her personal attention to detail will have you swooning....

{ can a Queen have too many crowns? methinks not!}

There's more...

new at welcome Alice!

below is the front view of

"Pierrot Au Claire de la Lune Boxed Set of Six Flat Notes with Handmade Italian Envelopes"...

Pierrot Au Clair de la Lune, the ill fated and poor dejected Pierrot here gets his kiss from the beloved Columbine

the back is as exquisite as the front!

...all with complimentary gift wrap....

Need more? of course you do! Paulette also has a blog...

La Nosh Paperie

which she recently redesigned and as you can imagine...

is simply divine!

Treat yourself to a visit to Paper deserve it!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What does the Easter Bunny get for making a basket?

Two points like everybody else!!

Happy Easter little Bunnies!!
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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula

Friday, April 2, 2010

O my gosh! I won!

Le Creuset pan!!
I chose Black Onyx but isn't it so pretty? !

I can hardly believe it but it's true!
You know how much I love doing giveaways but I didn't
know I would love winning so much!!
Thank You Jenny Matlock!
Jenny Matlock

Thanks for all your funny posts that keep me in stitches on long days in the studio & for your great giveaway!
Oh the soups I'm gonna make!!
Happy Easter chickies!!