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Friday, March 21, 2014

French Stenciled Signs

Bonjour Mes Amis,
I've been busy creating and painting in my craft room, and thought I'd share with you two of my latest creations.
With the help of my handy hubby who cut the boards for me, I've created a couple of Frenchy stenciled signs for my Etsy shop.  I just love the curvy shape at each end!
For the first one you see here, I've used a gorgeous turquoise chalk paint by DecoArt.
The stencils are from DecoArt as well.
 I just love all of the flourishes and fleur de lis!  Tres chic!

 "Le Petit Gateau" = "The Little Cake".

 The second sign is in the same shape, and I've used DecoArts chalky finish paint in a pretty creamy dreamy white!
 I just love their French themed stencils!
 (I've not been compensated for this post, just sharing my opinions about DecoArt!)
Now if you want to see a real French patisserie, how about this?!
 Or a Parisian cafe?!
 Oooh, la, la!
I snapped all of these shots on one of our trips to Paris.
Just thinking about all of their wonderful food is making me hungry:)
That's it for today, have a great weekend!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the stencils you used...Great work!!!

The Bear's Blog said...

Very nice.

Tete said...

I just love them! They will sell fast! You do such awesome stuff and I didn't see one speck of glitter on them...are you losing your touch, old girl? LOL
I hope you have a wonderful weekend there! I have to do blood work in the morning, then mine should get better! ;)

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

I was just thinking as I looked at your adorable signs how they reminded me of being at a real patisserie and lo and behold - you've got the photos of the real Paris cafes!!! Oooh la la!

Susie said...

I like the new signs. And I would love one of those cakes..oh yum. Your pictures make me really want to go to Paris more. xoxo,Susie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your charming signs, Donna! You do a beautiful job...so nice to have a helper!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the signs - they look really good. I love the French stencils and sayings.
But the baked good in Paris look so yummy. I would be in trouble if I was there.
Have a wonderful Spring Weekend - hopefully Spring has arrived in your area.
Hugs to Katie.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful stencils and you made beautiful signs!

Jan Hermann said...

Ohhhhhh...these are beautiful!

Chris said...

Hi Donna, I absolutely love the French stencils - adorable. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful signs, Donna. Love that shade of blue.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, on my way out but had to stop over when your post came to my inbox. Love your signs. WOW are they gorgeous and I love the shapes with the wonderful French stencils. The colors are beautiful. Great French pics too!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm dreaming of outdoor markets and lovely food after seeing your beautiful signs. Despite the continued cold weather, the sun is out this morning. I'll take it!

Okio B Designs said...

You did a great job! Love the color on the first one! I have to check out those stencils. My mouth is watering over here just looking at them!


NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH, Donna. Those signs are wonderful I love the shape of them and the transfer on them is wonderful. I bet they will just fly out of your shop- xo Diana

Little Miss Maggie said...

I'm drooling over the black and white one, plus I love cake. Gorgeous, Donna.