Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adèle, the Boys' Study Partner and a French Chalk Board....


Hello,
I wanted to share a picture I took yesterday with my iphone and shared on instagram....
(Adèle is the boys' favorite study partner : )
The chalk board is a vintage french chalk board that came out of a school house in France....
I bought it for practically nothing from one of my favorite french importers at the Chateau Sonoma Flea Market....
The boys currently use it for spelling and math...


On another note....
The girls and I have been working on creating some fun cards to go out with orders....
Here we printed off a 3.5 x 5.5 image I shot of the Vintage French Bowling pins and adhered the image 
to a 4" x 6" post card using Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive ....
Then we wrapped some of our vintage Dutch Butcher Twine around the card to finish it off.
I used to make my own Christmas cards using images of the kids and I love making cards with the kids...
I am going to try and create some stationary to sell in the shop, I am still working on trying to find the right paper and printer...

Enjoy the rest of your day!
Take Care, 
Maria 

Instagram (dreamywhites)

26 comments:

pink*cherub*moon said...

What a great idea! I love your photos! Have a great day! Hugs, Leena

Amber said...

Lovely!

Auntie Bliss said...

just followed you on instagram :)

this capcha thing is giving me fits

Rhonda said...

Love it all - your Adele is precious!

primjillie said...

Gorgeous, as usual! Enjoyed seeing a bit of the boy's bedroom in Jeanne d'Arc last month!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

The little cards you send out are the perfect touch to accompany your lovely shop items, Maria!

XO,
Anne

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

What an adorable picture of the little dog and a really cute one on the card. Cute idea. xchaoin 19a

ms.J.J said...

Wow)))
Very cute pictures!!! I like it))

Happy New Day to you))
Yulya,from Ukraine.

'Inga' said...

Ad[orable]ele! Love your pictures and style!

Debbie said...

What a nice post, Maria!
The chalk board is awesome!
Love your puppy, and your crafts.
xo

SuzyMcQ said...

An easy way to remember that stationery is spelled with an "e" is that the word letter has only "e's" in it!

Love your blog and the pretty card backed with the grain sack........

Tereza said...

that chalkboard is a great score, and I love how you make your own cards, I will have to try some christmas ones this year :)

Olivia Cornell said...

I love all of your photos!

Burlap Luxe said...

Love all you inspire. Everything is perfect just the right kind of rightness over here :)

~Dore

Anonymous said...

Maria, you are crafty, clever and farmhouse fabulous! I want one of those cards with Adelle in it next time! :) xo angie d.

Silvia Shabby Chic Joy said...

I LOVE YOUR WONDERFUL DOG !!!
Ciao da Roma
Silvia

Anonymous said...

Maria,
Yesterday your generous and beautiful gifts arrived!

Thank you so much!

My selections from your beautiful store were wrapped in simple white tissue with that wonderful red & white twine. The scent of lavender filled my home while I unwrapped my beautiful gifts.

I selected a beautiful french grain sack apron, the large, perfect tote bag, and an adorable grain sack bottle cover! I can't say enough about these beautiful items.
I am a collector of American feedsacks, but the weight and texture of these french textiles is just amazing. The workmanship is perfection.

Maria, generously added 3 amazing lavender filled pillows!

The little cards you included are so sweet...and yes, I hope you add them to your shop!

I plan to do a post very soon about my new treasures, hope to do a little garden table setting with everything!

Thank you again Maria
Stacey
www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com

Geli said...

Hello Maria, what a lovely idea! Your dog is so sweet! Best wishes, Geli

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

C'est un très joli tableau, Madame!

Bon weekend! Anita

Inge @ Simply Fabulous Chic said...

I would love to see what you've been up to! :) But I'm sure the stationary you're creating will look as gorgeous as your blog and the decorations in your shop! I love that chalkboard by the way... How I would love to go back to the Provence since they have all these wonderful little decoration.

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Adele is a love.

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Tattered Tiques said...

Love your little dog. Now that picture would make a cute postcard!
Julie

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Greetings from Bulgaria!

Mila

RSA Certificate said...

Good boy learns to talk!