Bonjour Mes Amis!
Oooh, la, la, it's beginning to look like a glittered Parisian Christmas here at the Chateau!
I first started making these Paris postcard ornaments several years ago and offering them in my Etsy shop.
I hadn't planned on creating any this year, but had several buyers request them. So I thought it would be a great excuse to make some more!
I had so much fun creating them, butI forgot how time consuming the ornaments were! I began by mounting gorgeous copies of vintage Parisian Christmas postcards to masonite boards that hubby cut out for me
(I'm so thankful that I have a handy hubby!)
I hand painted each board front and back creamy white, followed by a bit of distressing and an antiquing glaze to give them Old World charm.
Above is one of my favorites, sweet little birdies flying over Sacre Couer
(or, "Church of the Sacred Heart").
I added my wonderfully crinkly seam binding ribbon, jingle bells that I spray painted silver and coated in fine sparkly glitter (yes, I said I spray painted the bells! If something isn't the right color, I never hesitate to paint it!!)
The piece de la resistance are these gorgeous glittered paper roses, which I've created from pages from a vintage French book. They are a very lengthy process and are truly a labor of love! Of course I had to add tiny rhinestones to the centers for more bling!
The look so pretty hanging from a tree with their wire hangers! Or you could display them in pretty bowls, or give as a nice gift!
I also had to add glitter and more rhinestones to the cards, as you can never have to much glitter or bling!!
I'm also offering them with the option of red crinkly seam binding ribbons.
You find them in my Etsy shop, if you care to take a peek!
A few last shots!
I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers for Nana Diana's sweet little grandson.
He has been very sick, and in the ICU for many days with a mysterious illness. Thankfully, it appears to have been hopefully solved! Please continue to pray for him, and for Diana and her family. They truly appreciate the outpouring of support they've received. You can read more about it here.