Monday, October 31, 2011

~ Happy Halloween ~ Shabby Chic Pumpkins ~

Saturday, October 29, 2011

~ Give Freely ~ Giveaway Winner!! ~

(Romantic Homes Magazine)

Hi friends
Thank you to all who entered the "Give Freely" Giveaway!!
The lucky winner of the Burlap Lavender pillows and Wine bag by Andrea The French Basketeer ,
and also  featured in Romantic Homes Magazine is:

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Congrats to Sandi!
She has a beautiful blog too
(click on image below)

Please email me with your info and I will get them mailed to you! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

~ Give Freely ~ GIVEAWAY~ Romantic Homes Magazine ~(Now Closed)

(Romantic Homes)

Hi friends
My talented friend Andrea Drexelius, The French Basketeer, is featured in the newest issue of

(Romantic Homes)

The feature "Give Freely" is written and styled by Andrea Drexelius.
Photos are by the talented Jacqueline DeMontravel.
When Andrea asked me if  I would like to do a giveaway for my friends/readers here at 425
I was so excited to share this giveaway with you all! :)

(Romantic Homes)

Andrea made the beautiful large burlap lavender pillows( in the photo above ) that were featured in the new Romantic Homes issue.

(Romantic Homes)

 And also this darling burlap wine or cider bag

(Romantic Homes)

In this feature Andrea gives cost effective, french inspired decorating and homemade gift giving tips and ideas for the Christmas Season.
I love the candles she simply wrapped in burlap (above)
and the candle holders wrapped in old plaid pjs, so creative! 

(Romantic Homes)

(Romantic Homes)

The lucky winner will receive:

* Two large burlap lavender pillows (above)
* One burlap wine bag
All featured in the newest issue of Romantic Homes Magazine

To enter:
1. leave a comment here on my blog about your favourite Christmas gifts to give
2. Visit Andrea, The French Basketeer  and become a follower of her lovely blog/leave her a comment
3. Blog about the giveaway or put on your sidebar
(Leave a separate comment on my blog for each,so you have three chances to win!)
(This giveaway is open to everyone)

Andrea is also the basketeer to the stars!
Basketeer to the Stars 
(click on photo to read about it)

~ THANK YOU Andrea for your generousity ~

Good luck friends~I will pick a random winner on Saturday!


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Friday, October 21, 2011

~ French Inspired Autumn Vignette ~

Hi friends
I hope you are having a wonderful week
I used an antique french enamel shelf with pots to create a french inspired Autumn vignette

I just added some dried hydrangeas and my favourite baby pumpkins

I really like the patina on my french farmhouse table for adding vignettes and taking photos

I love Autumn
The pumpkins..crisp cooler weather..cozy sweaters..warm lattes..candles.
I could go on and on... :)

The antique french enamel set is available in my Etsy shop  (Sold)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

*** I have an exciting giveaway to share with you soon!! ***

Monday, October 17, 2011

~ Whimsical Whites ~ Pt.2

Hi again everyone
I wanted to share with you part 2 of Whimsical Whites
Thank you for all of the sweet comments on the 1st post :)

The 1st post was Fall vignettes and I wanted to show you the shabby chic side of the shop

I love the selection of beautiful french ribbons

So many gorgeous pieces of antique jewelry

Whimsical Whites serves complimentary tea and cookies

Tea from Paris

Antique ephemera and a wonderful collection of greeting cards

Happy returning customers
Kristy,Laura and Suzie
They were so sweet to let me take their photo :)

Whimsical Whites is having their 11th anniverary sale November 1-15th
20% off all items
They also ship items *

Whimsical Whites Blog

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

** I have an exciting giveaway to share with you soon!! **


Sunday, October 16, 2011

~ Whimsical Whites ~ Pt.1

Hi friends
This past week I visited my favourite antique and floral shop
Located in Kent,WA

Love the flowers and spider in the entry

I took alot of photos, so I will share pt 2 soon
These are some of the Halloween / Fall vignettes

Beautiful flower arrangement in an antique carafe

Kathy and Kris are sisters and the owners of Whimsical Whites
Located in an old farmhouse it is such a charming shop

They have an assortment of teas for the season

Kathy and Kris always having amazing vignettes and displays
The merchandise is always changing

Love the little details

This amazing witch hat was handmade by Kathy
(sold quickly)

Kathy and Kris always have beautiful fresh flower bouquets 
They do florals for all occasions
They did my sister's wedding flowers and they were stunning

This cozy spot is where they serve you complimentary tea and cookies

This chandelier is one of their custom made signature pieces
Made from vintage salt and pepper shakers
These chandeliers always sell quickly
(They ship items too!)

You can find Kathy and Kris also at 2ND SATURDAYZ

I will share more of Whimsical Whites  pt.2  tomorrow
Whimsical whites BLOG

~Thank you Kathy and Kris for allowing me to take photos and post about your beautiful shop~

Hope your weekend has been great everyone!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

~ Fall Colours ~ Shabby Chic Style ~

I recently found this beautiful tattered, faded and worn antique rug

I love the colours

Reminds me of Fall
Shabby Chic style

Perfectly tattered, faded and worn

Now available in my Etsy Shop  (SOLD)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!