Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Sale!



It's that time...fall sale currently going on in the online shop!

Everything is on sale.  Through Friday only!



Hope you are enjoying your week ~

Tracey







Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hydrangeas



Can you believe I'm blogging two days in a row?!  I'm on a roll!! 

For those of you subscribe by email followers, I realize that the post that went out this morning showed my new post, along with an old one, as well.  Not sure what happened there!  Rather strange but I just write the blog post and then it automatically goes out via email...I don't get to preview a copy of it first.  Hopefully that won't happen again!




One of my favorite flowers to style with are hydrangeas.  I am always sad to see the hydrangea season end.  Currently, my limelight hydrangeas are a beautiful lime green color and I am looking forward to them turning shades of cream and pink, as they fade.  I do miss these beautiful pink and purple ones though...




This sweet cafe au lait bowl {below} is currently available in the online shop...






At this time of year, I am grateful for the hardworking verbena bonariensis in my garden.  It self-sows like crazy and I have to ruthlessly pull up a bunch of the seedlings in early summer, but the reward is lots of airy purple color in the garden, at a time when most plants are starting to look a little frazzled...





Tracey





Monday, September 12, 2016

Fine Art Prints



Bonsoir!

I am so excited to announce that I am now offering some of my France photography as fine art prints, available for purchase in the online shop!

The sunset photo above was taken in Beynac-et-Cazenac, France {Dordogne} and it shows a portion of Chateau de Beynac.  Beynac is a true fairytale village and one of my absolute favorites in France.


The photo below was taken at the Paris flea market ~ Marche Paul Bert.  The wisteria was in bloom while we were there, and it was spectacular.  I just loved the vintage French ladder propped up among the wisteria...




This next photo is one I took this past spring, in the darling village of Vezelay {Burgundy}.  I can't wait to explore more of beautiful Burgundy, on our next trip to France...




I just happened upon this next photo, as my husband and I were wandering around the village of Gallargues-le-Montueux.  The gentleman who owned this home came out as we were passing by and I asked if I could photograph his beautiful little garden.  He did such a great job of creating a happy front entrance, despite the fact that he had no yard...




Honfleur holds a special place in my heart.  Normandie during the spring can be a bit rainy and somewhat cool, but it makes the landscape so fresh and lush with color.  As we strolled the empty streets of Honfleur one {very early} morning, when the light was barely up, I snapped this photo...the darker lighting allowed me to capture the saturated colors down this beautiful street...




Since we are in the middle of September, I thought I would offer one of my favorite fall landscape photos from Provence.  I took this photo last November, from high up in the hill top village of Bonnieux.  In late October/early November, Provence shows its fall colors and the vineyards turn the most gorgeous shades of red, yellow and gold.  Here, the sun was just dipping behind the mountains...




My favorite building in Provence, is this next one, in Menerbes.  For any fans of "A Year in Provence," Menerbes was the home of Peter Mayle, while he wrote that book...




And lastly, here are just a few favorite vintage French finds that are currently available in the SHOP...


{the vintage French bread board on the buffet}











Wishing you all a wonderful new week!


Tracey





{p.s. you may have noticed that I turned off the comments for my posts, at one point last year.  Unfortunately, I was just flooded with too many spam comments, so I made the decision to turn the comments off.  If you would like to drop me a note, you can reach me through the "contact" section of the shop *HERE*}





Sunday, June 12, 2016

A New Collection From France



Hi there!  I don't usually work on Sunday evening :) But I realize that not everyone is on Instagram, or any social media for that matter, and so I thought I would give a quick announcement here on the blog that I will have new {vintage French} items in the online shop tomorrow {Monday} at 5:00 CST!  

Thank you to everyone who have been so patient with my slow progress on blogging.  What can I say, Instagram is just quicker and easier, I guess.  But, I'll admit, I do miss the good old days of blogging...as it was such a small, close community, filled with wonderful people...some of which I have created lifelong friendships with!  I keep saying I will get back to blogging more and I hope that really does happen!  I promise to try :)

Here is just a peek at some of the new items I brought back from the flea markets in France...






























































All new items will be available on June 13th at 5:00 CST in the online shop.

Wishing you a great start to your week!!!



Tracey


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p.s.  I am selling my Canon f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens.  If you are a Canon user and you are interested, please send me an email *HERE*.  It is in excellent condition and is like new.  I am asking $700.  It is a fabulous lens and takes beautiful photos!





Monday, April 25, 2016

New items in the shop



Over the weekend, I added some new items to the online shop, so I thought that I would share some of the photos here on the blog...














While I was taking my product shots, the only things blooming in my garden, were grape hyacinth and pear branches, so they featured in a lot of the photos :)








My French lilac bushes have just started blooming, so I am happy to have something new to photograph...




...you can buy these beautiful glass bottles at any health food store and make your own homemade hand soap, however this recipe does work best with a foaming hand pump {glass ones are available via Amazon}.  This was a quick gift that I made.  I combined it with a pretty tag and a few sprigs of French lilac right before I delivered it.  

Homemade hand soap DIY recipe:

1/4 part filter water
3/4 part unscented Castile soap
{I like Dr. Bronner's Pure Unscented Baby Castile soap}
5 - 10 drops of essential oil {depending on strength of scent you want}

The best part about making your own products, is that you know exactly what ingredients are going into them and you can be sure then that they are 100% pure and natural...nothing toxic, artificial, or harmful to your body.

For this bottle of hand soap, I used the doTERRA lemongrass essential oil.  If you are interested in learning more about my very favorite essential oils...doTERRA...please email me **HERE**



Have a great week ~

Tracey