Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oh why can I never find an interesting title??

The shop name and link changed. I corrected them below:
I'm so surprised that so many of you participate on my giveaway... and I'm so flattered about all your sweet words. Thank you very much! This makes me so happy!

For those who have not yet entered, the giveaway will be open until Saturday night (May 15th). Please scroll down to the giveaway post, don't comment on this post in order to enter the giveaway.

I don't know yet when I'm going to announce the winner. We will probably go for a long weekend to the seaside (yeah!) and we'll have a holiday next week. I'll do my best :)

I've been a busy bee as always and I have added a few new things to the main Blanc & Caramel shop. Take a look at a few of them:

Talking about giveaways, I've been lucky, too! Look what I got from Rhonda at A Little Bit French: The win was wrapped so beautifully...

I've received one of her cute mini canvas! Rhonda, you don't know how I love those old French labels at the moment! This canvas is amazing! Thanks so much!

I decorated it on my white Greek birdcage. I've found those rose-shaped pinecones in the park in front of our house.

You can find so many romantic French inspired things in Rhonda's shop Parisgal56. And if you would like to try to win something of her treasures too, don't miss her French Friday on her blog ;)

And I won again! I got the sweetest necklace ever from Nicole who makes hand-stamped jewelry. She sells them in her gorgeous shop Sweet Tea Shoppe for a good cause. Isn't that amazing??

She personalized my necklace with the names of our little family. Of course this, too, was wrapped in the cutest little box with a bow! I adore this necklace and have worn it everyday since I got it.

Take a look at Nicole's blog 60 Piggies, she is an amazing photographer as well.
Nicole, thank you so much for the necklace!

As if I haven't got enough new treasures, I went Etsy shopping and found some lovely Americana bowl fillers. Isn't it funny how you always want what you don't have: I want American stuff and Americans want French stuff!

The bowl fillers have been coffee-stained with vanilla, they smell so good!

I love the tag, it's all hand-drawn!

So... promised, I'll be back blogging as soon as possible!




  1. Oh what lovely things you've won!
    I'm new at this blog give aways, but I hope my luck will be with me one day, maybe in your competition, who knows?! :)
    The necklace caught my eye, you also have a Jonathan in your family - me too! But he spells it whitout the H, Jonatan. That's my son :) But in my blog he's called Jonton (and in real life too).

    Have a lovely holiday and thank you for a beautiful blog!!
    Love, ia

  2. oh was für schöne Dinge du gewonnen hast, ich komme richtig ins Schwärmen.

  3. Chani,
    I am just loving all the things I bought -- you are such an artist! :)
    And it was an extra fun "bonus" just receiving a package from France...
    ahh...France. ;)


  4. Thank you Chani for the wonderful post. Your pictures are absolutely PERFECT! You capture your items so well. You've inspired me, my friend. Best wishes to you, Rhonda

  5. Hallo Chani, wie schön mal wieder von Dir zu hören und zu sehen, so tolle Dinge die Du uns hier zeigst und auch deine wunderschönen Gewinne! Du hat recht die Kette ist etwas ganz besonderes und ist wirklich wunderschön verpackt, ich werde mich gleich mal genauer bei Nicole umschauen, vielebn DAnk auch für den Tipp!!
    dann ein wunderschönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße

  6. Liebe Chani!
    Zauberhafte Fotos und Sachen zeigst Du hier immer!
    Dann muß ich es ENDLICH mal noch nachholen, Dir zu Deinem Online-Shop zu gratulieren, der ganz, ganz toll geworden ist!!!!
    Und schon lang wollt ich Dir geanwortet haben bzw. der Sternendinge... und nun hast Du schon welche bei mir erblickt. Habe inzwischen auch noch Bettwäsche und auch noch ein paar andere Dinge/Kleinigkeiten... kaufte letztens einen kleinen Stempel, evtl. verziere ich mal etwas mit einem Sternchen. Mal sehen.
    Ja, ich liebe diesen Strandhaus- oder New England-Style usw. / oä. auch so sehr. An das supertolle Zimmer Deines Sohns kann ich mich noch sehr gut erinnern, das ist auch genau MEIN Geschmacke, einfach ein Traum!!!
    Aber bei Dir ist eh alles schön!
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße aus dem ach-so-kalten-Hamburg von Ann

  7. I forgot to tell you..your blog is wonderful.
    Hugs Linda from sweden

  8. Hello Chani, what a lucky girl you are and what a beautiful things you have won. Congratulations with this. I wish you happy days at the seaside and hope the weather is wonderful.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  9. Chani, How lovely for YOU to win a giveaway!

    Yes, you need a rest and the weekend off will do wonders!

    We can wait to hear who the v lucky winner of your giveaway is.

  10. Hello,

    Your blog is fabulous and I am glad I found you! I do agree, I am obsessed with everything French. I I adore your shop and when I get some extra spending money your shoppe will be my next stop!

  11. Hello! Ohhhh la la! I love your darling blog and I would love to win something from you, I am trying to find out how, but your gift you got makes me want to blog hop! Anyway, you have to stop over and say hi! I love FRENCH stuff and I always put little touches of Americana in my booths too funny you love the Americana...oooooh the mystery of life!
    Squishy hugs,

  12. Cottage charming posted your pictures I was so taken! I am going to be your newest follower. If you get a chance hop across the water and say Hi
    You are so talented!! I am not sure of the time difference, did I make it under the wire for your giveaway!!?


  13. Hello Chani, just wanted to let you know that I think you are amazing and so very talented!!! I'm coming over here from Tales of an Oc Cottage. Now your newest follower!

  14. Un petit bonjour depuis la France que tu sembles beaucoup apprécier !

  15. Hopefully with the content on this blog, I can add to my insight, thank you
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