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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thinking of.............Christmas?????

Hello Ladies!
Yes, I know that Halloween is not even over, but I am already thinking of Christmas!  Are you?  I usually am not at all in the mood for Christmas until much later, but this year I wanted to get a head start on my holiday creations for my Etsy shop!  I thought I'd show you what I've been working on.  If you follow me on a regular basis, you know that I am crazy about all things French!  So of course I had to make some Parisian themed hangings!


I have been having so much fun making these wall hangings, that I think will also be pretty hung on the tree.


Reproduction vintage French postcards, wonderfully crinkly seam binding, jingle bells, rhinestones and my paper roses made from vintage French book pages!  Ooooh, la, la!!  My favorite are these sweet birdies, flying over Sacre Couer.


And you know how I adore the Eiffel Tower!

These are just a few of them, I've made a bunch more!!  The three of these have gone in my shop.  You can see them here if you wish.  Au Revoir!!
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The French Cupboard Holiday Preview Party 
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Le Chateau Des Fleurs French Obsession Party 
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44 comments:

mizdarlin said...

Awww..love the bird card-really sweet! Yes, thinking about very little else these days..boogged about all my holiday fairs coming up...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are spectacular!! How did we end up making things with bells at the same time? Soul sisters...lol
Fabulous designs and they will fly off your shelf!!!
XO
Cindy

Debbie said...

Bee-u-tea-full... need I say more???!!!!! :-)

NanaDiana said...

Donna- Those are gorgeous! You really have a good eye for putting things together. I love the one with the birds. I have been thinking Christmas earlier than usual too. I think I need to weed out some ornaments this year and pass them along. I have HUGE amounts of Christmas "stuff"...a whole area of it in the basement. Did you go through Christmas, MI on your trip? I think you must have if you went through Munising.. I'd love to move there and organize that whole little town...lol Me and my big ideas!

Joyeus Noel (early). BTW-That is one of my daughter's married last name..Noel -I love it.
Hugs- Diana

Prior said...

So lovely, the little flower just sets it off!...I went to Laurie Anna's today, so I am thinking Christmas, too! over the top wonderful store!
Lezlee

Love of the Sea said...

ooh...so pretty. I may have to get a couple for gifts. Actually today I thought about Christmas. I went through all my decorations and ornaments cleaning out my garage. It will be here before we know it!!

Tete said...

So, so pretty! I love the bird one the best! You have such a special talent!
Have a wonderful Sunday of rest!
Hugs- Tete

Jacqueline TresBella said...

I love them! I too love all things French, I can't stand it, if it's French I want it. I teach French at the high school level and everytime my students see something frenchie, they make sure I know where it is or get it for me. I never get tired of France. I love your hangings and so glad i found your blog!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Bonjour! I love your beautiful creations. You're right, they would look so pretty on a tree. I've been feeling Christmasy lately too :)

Linda said...

These are really lovely, Donna! Gorgeous! I'm looking forward to Christmas projects and decorating, too!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful works!!!

Kisses and nice weekend.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love these Donna! I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday wishing I'd hit the lottery, lol. I have been thinking of Christmas already too, but yesterday, I bought some indian corn and more squash, one holiday at a time,hahaha!

Debbie said...

Yes Donna, I am actually starting to think about Christmas. I am over the Halloween Fall season for decorating, NOT the weather though. Those french vintage post cards are so cute. I was thinking they would make a really cute Fireplace mantel banner too.

Barbara Jean said...

all too sweet!!

blessings

barbara jean

keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 said...

I love them! It is so lovely to see Christmas goodies starting to pop up-it is my favourite time of the year!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

I love this! Can't wait to visit Paris some day. I need to learn to make your newspaper roses! They definitely say "Paris!"

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful! I love these!

Pam said...

Those are beautiful. Love the crinkly ribbons and bells on them.

Sami said...

Love them...I am heading over to your etsy shop right now!

Kim K. said...

I love all things glitter. These are just fabulous. The crinkly ribbons and bells are the perfect touch.

Peggy said...

Will you be making more...these would look lovely at my house. PEggy from PA bfdgirl@yahoo.com

Jane said...

I am also thinking of Christmas and decorating projects. Love these! You should make a few to sell on your blog.

Melody said...

Oh Tres Chic Donna! Those will look great on a tree.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oooo-la-la!!! I stopped by to say "hi!" and see all your treasures again!!
XO

Sandi said...

These are beautiful Donna!!!!! I am sure they will sell out for you!!
Hugs~

French Cupboard said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing them with us. Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love them!!!

Erin said...

SO beautiful!!! I love the addition of the paper flower!

Yes, I am thinking of Christmas! I don't start this early usually either, but I'm doing my first Holiday craft show next month, so I'm getting ready for that.

Jenny said...

This is so beautiful!!! J'adore!!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

PS. I'm having a giveaway that ends tomorrow -- please feel free to come check it out!

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

You are so talented! Those are just SO gorgeous !
Great job!
Thank you so much for linking up! This was a treat !
XO
Frenchy

The French Maid said...

Wow! I can just imagine a whole tree done in various ones of these! So lovely! Wouldn't this be a fun project to do with kids of family photos?
--Lee Ann

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

To think it all starts with a postcard...amazing. Great project. I must bookmark it. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest. These will do great in your Etsy shop!

Holly said...

Oh my...these are beautiful. You have done it again...I love the Eiffel tower card so very much.

Cindy Adkins said...

These are perfection, Donna--I'm so glad you linked them up!!!!
XO

Susan Allan said...

These are so beautiful, such a different 'take' on Christmas. I love them, they remind me of a wonderful holiday I had in Paris a few years ago.
Sue xx

Vicki said...

These are just gorgeous. I love them! I'm a new follower over from Cindy's. Have a great day!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great creativity on your part, I love what you have done and the roses are so sweet.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kelly said...

I ADORE these and so want to try them! I found your blog through whimsical musings...thanks for posting this. I'm a new follower! :)

Linda M. said...

Beautiful cards Donna, I realy love the paper flowers.

Terry said...

Wow those are all so luscious! Love all the detail and bling! Beautiful!

Creative Grammie said...

I love vintage French theme, just beautiful. TFS

stampdiva said...

Paris is a my most favourite theme so your hangings are right up my street. Love each and everyone of them. Stunning. Lynne M

Carola Bartz said...

I love how you altered those French vintage cards. Looks really good!

Sherry said...

Your work is beautiful, so much detail. I think my favorite is the birds flying over Sacre Couer. The paper flowers are a perfect touch.