Friday, November 22, 2013

French finds and Christmas Decorating

Bon vendredi!  Happy Friday!

Phew, it's been a busy, busy week!  I opened the shop back up on Tuesday and this is the first chance I've had to sit down and write a post.  Thank you so much to everyone who scooped up new French flea market treasures!!  I will have a whole new round of items available the day after Thanksgiving, for anyone who wants to shop without fighting the crowds :)  

My girls were my assistants for shooting some of the product shots.  This is how I sneak in some new photos of them without them realizing it {although my oldest, Halena, has wised up to my ways and now purposely does not smile during "product shot sessions"}.  

The weather last weekend, however, did not cooperate with us!  We kept dashing in and out of the rain, trying to squeeze a photo in, in between rain showers...

This is my sweet Caighton, not so happy about the misting rain in the air, so this was the best shot I could get of her on the adorable little Vintage French Child's Bistro Chair that I brought back from Provence.  Caighton is in love with cowboy boots {or I guess I should say cowgirl boots}, so my sister picks them up for her all the time at the thrift stores.  This red pair is way too big for her, but she clops around in them all the time anyway...she picked them out all on her own for the photo shoot, to go with the Christmas theme that the shop has right now :)  Her "skirt" is the vintage crinoline that usually hangs in her room.

These Vintage French Aqua Wine Bottles inspired me to go with a bit of a winter wonderland theme for my Christmas decor this year...I am just getting started.  Once I get through the dinner party I am hosting this weekend, I am going to really start decorating for Christmas :)  I know it's a tad early, but I love this time of year and how festive it is and I am just so excited to start preparing for this beautiful season!

There was no sun out when I took this next photo {lots of dreary days lately}, so it is not the best, but I've included it anyway, to give you a peek at the start of my Christmas decorating.  I used the Vintage French Hand Dyed Wool Yarn from my shop to hang the large snowflakes that I bought from Traci's fabulous shop in Morris, IL, Whimsy {check out photos of her gorgeous new shop on her blog}.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!!!

There are still lots of beautiful French flea market finds in the shop, if you want to pop over!


p.s  there is still time to order the Christmas issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine!

{photo courtesy of Jeanne d' Arc Living}