Friday, June 8, 2012

Fairy Wands, Ginger Jars and French antiques New Orleans Style!


This beautiful fairy wand was made by the gorgeous Anita from www.castlescrownsandcottages.blogspot.com
It is amazing what we can access from all parts of the world and it seems so far away and yet so close ......



This delicate little bird wand with the flowing ribbons is so sweet and so elegant ... just like Anita .... she has started her etsy store and is finding her passion.... already a very experienced and talented French teacher this lovely lady decided to follow her creative heart and start designing and making these incredible treasures!  My little bird is nestled in a silver mercury vase on our mantle and her name is "Rose". Thank-you and congratulations Anita....


which brings me to the next fabulous creation from Florida based Anne Harwell ..... Anne's ginger jar/ming vase on the hot pink canvas took my breath away and I thought it belongs on my Designer's Guild stripe wallpaper.  Anne's work is incredible and is so versatile ..... www.annechovie.blogspot.com


I also bought these so cute match boxes with the same art on the side .... I have bought Anne's work before and everytime I love it and it works with everything ..... she is a very talented lady ..... what is it with the American ladies .....


I want to share something very special with you all ..... today I received a phone call from my wonderful friend, Karina, in New Orleans and it was just what I needed .....



Like everyone I have been so busy, stressed and out of time .... time is so precious and so are people .... our family, our friends and also ourselves ..... I have realized that people are what make me feel inspired, energized, excited and happy ... with what we can share and laugh about.  I sometimes feel quite isolated as we live in a regional area so I often think ....  I have no idea what I am doing and then I get a call from a beautiful friend and I feel instantly positive and excited ... (by the way this beautiful mirror above at Karina's 1st dibs store has my name all over it!)
Then I remember all the things that are special like this sofa below .... I love this sofa .... the tufting, the patina of the frame and the story it tells ....





This chair above is one of Karina's and is also one of my favourites ..... the elegance of these French antiques is stunning and something which Karina is so brilliant at ... her ability to create something so beautiful out of tired, worn out pieces is incredible.

 

more of Karina's work and yes she does ship to Australia ....
for more beautiful pieces go to


with my love and best wishes
M.A. the 2nd!
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12 comments:

Samantha said...

So many beautiful things, full of inspiration. Have a lovely weekend.x

Karena said...

Frances thank you for enhancing our Parisian Party with Anita so beautifully!! I love the work of art she created for you!

A Parisian Party
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Bluebells and Lavender said...

What a coincidence, yesterday I was on Castlescrownsandcottages blog and visited her Etsy shop, I've been looking at the lovely slippers and wands - they look beautiful and make lovely gifts for someone people! They certainly look lovely on your mantle. Have a lovely weekend. Sharon

vicki archer said...

Beautiful pieces... thank you for the gorgeous post... Happy weekend Frances... xv

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY DARLING FRIEND

I am finally here after my last day at school! I WORKED ALL DAY LONG and am finally here to relish in the love. THANK YOU so much for showing off little "ROSE!" Oh how appropriate for her! She is lovely pink and perfect for YOU!!!!! OK, this post is so generous and this could be a PARIS POST!!!! I must must MUST take a photo of my studio after I paint. I am planning to give it a fresh coat of white paint and then you can see my mirror above my mantle. Oh dear heart, it is so good to see you again.

The love that is communicated in the generosity of all of YOU is felt so closely. I send you my fondest regards and love and enjoy little Rose! You must see the mini Marie Antoinette slippers I have in my shop now!!!!

BISOUS MON AMIE, Anita

annechovie said...

Your home is gorgeous, Frances. Congratulations on the magazine article. Love my canvas on your DG wallpaper and thank you for the kind mention! xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just HAD to come back my dear. Your taste is my fAVORITE of all time...enjoy your new week! Anita

*Chic Provence* said...

HI Franny everything is so beautiful.. the darling sweet bird, Anne's painting, and of Karina's beautifully transformed furniture.. thanks for the inspiration as always!

bisous! Kit

Laura said...

Just so gorgeous!! as always! I love everything, and will definently visit all the links; also, i was delighted to see your home in the magazine last month!!! Loved it!!
laura xx

VictoriaArt said...

What delightful pieces! I love these dainty French chairs! And the artwork is a fabulous!
Happy Sunday my dear!

Kellie Collis said...

How fabulous! I'm loving those chairs! Enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead, Kellie xx

red ticking said...

hi darling friend...
as always, such a fun filled post... love it all... so much talent in our world of friends...

please take time for you.. remember each day is truly a gift...
my sweet friend (who is so sick with cancer) looked me in the eye
the other day and said... "i am running out of time" and i honestly think
i will never be the same. life if so precious we need to truly take time for everyone and everything we truly love in life.

i miss you and hope this finds you feeling rested.... xxxx

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