Thursday, July 1, 2010

Life's a beach... but it's giveaway time!

Hi dear readers,

long time no read. I had (and have) some health issues, this is why I did not update much recently. I really hope it will soon get better and everything will be just a memory left of difficult times. Even though I'm not so present in the blogger world, my shop is still open with the same service than usual.

Now the good news! Sweet Suzanne from Shabby Chicks (isn''t that a cool blog name!) is hosting a Blanc & Caramel giveaway on her blog, please visit and the best of luck to win The Glittered Jar . Filled with vintage Paris crafting goodies!

Here's the link to the giveaway:

Hurry, the drawing will be on July 4th!

Look at Dani's beautiful picture she took of her win of my last giveaway:

And even me I've been so lucky to win an adorable cinnamon bun miniature ring (smelling of real cinnamon!) by Gail of Guurrrl Designs. Doesn't it look superyummy??

I'd love to create miniatures myself, this will be my next creative project!

This ring must be the perfect accessory for autumn and winter days when we bake with cinnamon and ginger. I even like to match my jewelry with seasons! At the moment, this is my favorite necklace:

We finally went on our beach trip to Deauville: With winter clothing in June! But the sun came out on the second day and we could even walk barefeet on the beach. Loved it!

Now, back in town, it's hot hot HOT and while dreaming of jumping in the blue sea, I've added some summery nautical and shabby americana accents to our rooms.

By the Sea . Nautical double heart ornament .

Isn't our new beachy key box the sweetest?

Get some nautical decor in my shop, too...

Take care!



  1. Everything is so beautiful! I'd love to decorate my own home in this style - it's magnificent! ;) I hope you are feeling better!

  2. I hope you're are feeling better soon! I am a miniaturist! When you have time, stop by my blog. At the top you will see tabs and one of them is for my miniature projects and another one for my dolls :)


  3. Oh, I forgot to mention there is a BIG miniature show in Paris every year . . it just passed. So maybe next year you can go!


  4. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well, hope you are feeling much better soon. Lovely post , I'm off to enter your giveaway! x

  5. partecipo al giveaway...ho gia lascoiato messaggio sul blog americano.baci rimettiti presto

  6. It's good to know you are feeling better...Everything you make is beautiful but I specially like your heart ornaments and scented sachets...
    Glad to see you back!

  7. Beautiful giveaway. I'm a new follower. Keep up the great work.

  8. Yay! I'm so glad you are back to posting :)

    I love everything in your shop btw. I'm a definite Francophile :)
    You have such adorable things in your shop! Do you have an actual shop in Paris?
    I think I'll be there next summer! I can't even begin to describe how excited I am about going over there!!


  9. Oh, p.s. I adore that cinnamon roll ring!


  10. I love everything you have on your blog. living right by the sea I love nautical things. Can never have too many shells and buttons and lace. Hope you feel better soon. hugs Sara

  11. Hello Chani! I hope nothing serious with your health and that you're getting better very soon!!!! Everything you show is charming as usual...difficult to find words for each detail!
    Deauville looks faboulous!
    It's hot here too...we are boiling!
    Have a nice week end and take care!

  12. Thank you for the chance to win your marvelous giveaway! I sure hope that you are feeling better and have a restful yet joy-filled weekend!


  13. Chani...So happy you are back...and hopefully starting to feel better:)
    Your blog is as beautiful as ever, as is your photography and sweet creations!
    Thank you for posting about the giveaway...some wonderful people are hoping to win.
    Sorry I wasn't by sooner and haven't been to visit via email, either. My test results came back...just as I suspected. Well, time to make lemonade with these lemons life has handed, right?
    I'm going to post a reminder tomorrow and the winner on Sunday. Then I will update everyone and I will ALWAYS be a huge fan and try to send people to your lovely blog and stores!
    Stay Sweet,

  14. Hi Chani - well I am one of your newest fans. And Suzanne's also. You both are just too sweet.
    I'm just loving your shop! I need to go back through and take more time . . . and I also want to go back through your older posts.
    This is a very fun giveaway! I'm thrilled to be entered.
    Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you are feeling better with each passing day.
    Come visit me in my little corner of blogland!
    Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

  15. Hi Chani~ What a lovely giveaway! Feel better, and keep creating beautiful things.

    Best wishes.

  16. I love your jar filled with goodies. Thank you for the opportunity to maybe win this.

  17. What a lovely selection of goodies and images. So glad I found your pretty blog!

    Best wishes,

  18. I was lucky enough to go to Paris twice in my life and fell in love with the city. Just love your blog.

  19. Congratulations for your birthday! My birthday is also on the 9th of July, but I am a "little" bit older! I hope you had a funny day!

    Lovely greetings, Ingrid

  20. Chani, you win!!
    Congratulations! ^_^
    Remember to let me know your address!


  21. Dear Chani,
    Thanks for your visit at my blog and hope you win :)
    What a beautiful blog you have and I will be visiting this blog often, thank you

  22. How beautiful your blog is! I'm enchanted!
    I will be adding you to my favorites so I don't forget to come back again!

  23. How are you!? I hope you are doing ok now!

    your blog is so beautiful and I've missed so much reaidng at your posts...
    I love all of your products!!!

    Have a great week!

  24. ups and downs are a rule in my life and I understand what you mean!!!

    hope you'll get better soon...if you need to tlk just write me here

    sounds crazy?

    I'm depends from days...

    have a great week!