Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Decor

I thought I would show you my Holiday Shabby Chic side. The tree is in my studio. The wonderful and lovely star garland is from my sweet friend Madai. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!

Friday, December 19, 2008


We have a winner. I assigned everyone a number, cut them out, and had my kido draw one. I don't know your name but you said:

"I love your creativity. I have some beautiful tags that I ordered from your shop--they are so gorgeous that I hate to give them away!Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from Australia."


Thank you all so much for commenting. I wish I could send you all something. I really do. Well Christmas starts today for us and I have A LOT to do! I will be back soon with more Holiday decor pictures!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Tomorrow is the drawing for the blog give-away. I can't believe I got almost 100 comments! Wow! I am blown away! I can't wait to announce a winner Friday morning. You can still comment until midnight tonight.
I will also be closing up shop tomorrow. I will be having a sale starting today! I will reopen sometime in January. I have a lot of new things in the works. I will be adding old but improved tags, lots of new tags, Valentines day goodies, vintage flea market, and destash supplies. I have already started going through my studio and have a huge box of de-stash items I am going to pass on to you at really awesome prices.
I'm very pleased to tell you we will be continuing the Joli Paquet blog and kits! Can you just imagine a Vintage Valentines Day?!
The pictures are a little vignette I put together on top of a stack of suit cases. I just love the romantic warm glow the vintage star has. I might just leave it up year around! I just adore all your very sweet comments on my decorating. Its amazing what you can do with what you already have.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gift Embellishing

I have been wrapping gifts the last few days. I REALLY don't like the wrapping part. I'm not sure why. My husband is awesome at it. The gifts look perfect when he does it. I asked him this weekend to puleeese be the wrapper and I would be the embellisher. "But you do such a great job!" he argued. Needless to say the gifts are wrapped but the tape is showing and the corners are not straight. But the embellishments are fabulous! I found this gorgeous flocked deer paper at Hobby Lobby. The toppers can be used as ornaments after being opened.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pearls, Lace, Glitter, And Stars Thats What the Holidays are Made Of

I'm way behind on Christmas decorating this year. My style and taste have changed sooo much in the past year that when I started opening all my boxes of decorations I was like "oh this will NOT due!" I culled my tree decorations to only meaningful ones and got rid of anything that had regular glitter. It just does not compare to glass glitter and silver glitter. I am ruined for life on glitter! After cherry picking my favorites (the family's too) we weren't left with much. So I have been making and hunting for decorations more to my style. Its a slow process but a very enjoyable one. So far this shelf is all I have finished. I LOVE it. Christmas past! I wish I could do the whole house in this style but the hubby and kidos would be so sad! I will show you more as I finish decorating. It may be Christmas eve before I'm done!
Thanks for all the comments on my last post. I am overwhelmed and tickled pink by all of you!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

From Me To You

I have been overwhelmed at all the wonderful people I have found and who have found me though this blog. I read each and every comment! They mean so much to me. I would LOVE to give every one of you a Christmas gift but we know that's not possible. So I will just have a super duper give away. Starting today though Thursday the 18Th if you comment on my blog you will be put in a drawing to win this package. I will announce the winner Friday the 19Th!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Just Popping In

We had a lovely Thanksgiving and I hope you did too! I have been so super busy with orders, shopping, decorating, kidos and now a virus is making its way around the family. But, hopfully I will have time for one more shop update before I close for a few weeks. Im planning on coming back in the new year with new, bigger, and better stuff! In the mean time I feel a blog give away coming so stay tuned!
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