A little Parcel from France

Merci beaucoup Valérie! …The gorgeous little parcel of vintage black & white goodies from France arrived today.

At first I didn’t want to touch anything as everything was so nicely arranged in the vintage DMC box

but then I slowly took out each item savouring each little thing.

Inside I found a wonderful collection of antique buttons, cottons , trims, black velvet ribbon,cotton trim. My favorite would have to be the bunch of wooden Art Nouveau buttons and the little pin holder

Oh and the stripey buttons…..

I may eventually use some in my wrist cuffs  and  handmade books but for now, I’ll just hoard, em to look at…

Thank you Valerie!

French Paper Napkins. Napkin Transfers.

My Beautiful French Paper Napkins


I love to collect napkins . These ones are very special to me and would have to be my favorite ones. Each napkin is covered in little rabbits, squirrels and reindeer with children playing in the snow, wearing colorful hats, coats and hand mittens.

Story behind these napkins…
I found these beautiful paper napkins in Paris. I bought them for our Xmas dinner at my son-laws parents in 2009. We had 11 courses of decadence consisting of colorful seafood terrains, Brittany crabs, lobster, chicken voulavents, duck, venison, deserts and to finish it all off, a huge chocolate buche covered with little ceramic ornaments. All this, while watching the Eiffel Tower lights twinkling out the window. I’m very spoilt when I live in Paris.

 

Paper Napkin transfers are fun too… check out this video

 

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