Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

31 December 2009

Happy New Year Friends

I wish everyone the Happiest New Year Ever! Here are some French New Year's postcards in honor of a
dream coming true when I went to Paris this year. I will always remember 2009 .........for PARIS

22 November 2009

Dried Herbal Bouquet

I recently took some dried herb bundles and made a simple little bouquet. Anyone can dry herbs.......................just snip the herbs and secure with rubber bands into little bunches. Hang the bunches upside down to dry. I do this all summer long so I have a lot of dried herb bundles for crafting.

I grabbed some dried lavender.................................and marjoram.....................


...............a few dried roses.............................


Put them all together with another rubberband................


then wrapped the stems with a ribbon salvaged from my craft box. This bouquet will brighten up a shelf in the bathroom this winter.


11 November 2009

Happy Fall Y'all

I so love this time of year................. This is the first year my bittersweet vine has bloomed. You must have a male and a female plant growing close together to get the berries on the vine. The berries are covered with these golden pods that pop open to reveal the orange-red berry inside.



I've cut a bunch for decorating and wreath making.........about 6 wreaths already.......

That's why there is no picture of the bittersweet vine itself as it is pruned and ready for next year.........................so..............
Happy Fall Y'ALL








18 October 2009

Pink Roses

Aren't these roses just about the most gorgeous
you've ever seen?
I got a surprise delivery at the office this past
Friday for Boss's Day.............
...........Thanks to the Dispensing Diva's!
They said they 'look just like you!"


I'm glad 'my look' is pink roses.


16 August 2009

More Paris Pretties

Here are some random pics I took in Paris.
Enjoy the eye candy..............................

Wasn't that sweet?
























04 August 2009

Paris Flea Markets.........SWEET

I knew the Paris Flea Markets would be sweet...........................


Just didn't realize how totally sweet!





As soon as I started to focus my camera on this beautiful shop with ivy, this lady came out and stood for the picture.











Can you believe all this?!?!












My dream job would be a decorator that shops the Paris fleas to find the perfect treasures to display and use.






The first market we went to was Clignancourt, which is on the north side of Paris. Luckily the subway got us there just fine.

.....no getting lost on this day!

There is all kinds of stuff there and thank goodness it didn't take us long to find the vintage/antique stuff. OMG..........this is such amazing stuff

........the most amazing stuff you've ever seen!
The other flea market we went to was Porte de Vanves. I highly recommend this one too. Very friendly vendors and lots of nice items.

The Marche aux Puces is a definite on any Paris itinerary.