Bon Jour, Mon Amis!
It may be the middle of a very long, cold winter here at the Chateau, but I can still be dreaming of roses! French roses, to be exact!
Today I wanted to share with you a few of the projects that I have been working on lately.
I am in love with this beautiful frame! Isn't it gorgeous? When I found it, it was a gold tone and just begging for a coat of Heirloom White! After a bit of distressing, she was feeling much better and oh, so shabbylicious!
Aren't these white roses lovely? I added a vintage print of roses by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. Redoute was the premier botanical illustrator in France in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He offered drawing instructions to nobles and socialites, including the infamous Marie Antoinette, and Napoleons wives, as well!
Redoute's work even drew the attention of John James Audubon, another artist whom I admire. Audubon even took a trip across the pond to visit with him!
Oooh, la, la!
I am always excited when I find oval frames. This one was also gold when I discovered it. I immediately knew that it would be so much prettier in creamy white!
After adding another of Redoute's rose prints, I think this former dated frame (that came with a really ugly picture!) is much happier!
More distressing love!
I added this pretty wooden applique. What a difference it makes!here if you would like.
Ok, this baby is not for sale! She is a keeper! You may remember me showing you this a few months ago. My mom gave me a very old and dusty window, in dire need of a makeover. Several coats of paint and Redoute prints later, and she is looking just gorgeous!!!
Whimsical Musings Magazine!
I've linked up with the following parties, be sure to visit!
Faded Charm White Wednesday
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $100 Party
The Speckled Dog Favorite Things Friday
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday