Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gifts from a Paris Flea Market!

Hello dear friends!  I hope you're having a delightful week!  Mine is off to a great start!  I worked in my space at the shop last night which is always fun!  This coming weekend is our neighborhood garage sales where I usually find a whole lot of treasures...so I am saving my pennies and counting down the days!  Speaking of treasures...I have a few fun things to share today!

First of all, here are the beautiful barkcloth pillows that my adorable little guys gave me for Mother's Day, propped up in the Family room chairs!  I love them and they work so perfectly in this room!  My little guys are so proud of them too.  Every time they see me fluffing them they say, "you sure like those pillows we got you, don't you mom?"
I know that as soon as my husband sees this photo he's going to wonder where his surround sound speaker is!  Don't worry, honey!  I put it right back after I took the picture!
Basil saw me taking photos and jumped right up into the chair for his cameo.  What a little ham!

I received the sweetest little box of goodies in the mail last week!  Yes, I won a giveaway from Rhonda at A Little Bit French, and can you believe that she shared treasures that she actually purchased at a Paris Flea Market and brought home with her in her carry-on bag?!?  What a treat!  Thank you so very much, Rhonda!  Shopping a Paris Flea Market is a fantasy of mine and I am really enjoying these little treasures and dreaming about where they came from!
Adorable little Eiffel Tower!
Awesome old skeleton key!
Buttons, vintage lace trim and an old French clothespin!
Rhonda made this lovely box!  And I loved how she had everything carefully wrapped in old sewing patterns!  So very clever!

Thank you once again, dear Rhonda for sharing a little bit of Paris with me!  I feel so honored!  If you haven't been to visit Rhonda at A Little Bit French, you must do so!  Her blog is gorgeous and she is a dear!

Thank you for your sweet visit today!
Best Wishes and Blessings to You!


I will be joining Kathleen at Faded Charm today for her 100th White Wednesday Post!  Come join the party!  She is having some fabulous giveaways!!!


  1. Your pillows are so pretty! Your little guys did good:)

    How wonderful that you won the giveaway! It must be so exciting knowing those items lived in France at one time:)

  2. Authentic gifts! I have the same effiel tower I bought myself in Paris. Still loving those pillows!

  3. Gorgeous photos Amanda!
    I love your living room!!

    Pamela ox

  4. Beautiful photos!! I love your living room, it's so lovely!
    Hope you have a great night.

  5. Your pillows look wonderful in this room! I love your new Eiffel tower too! Happy WW!

  6. What a wonderful treat to receive from Paris! Beautiful living room photos :).


  7. Oooh, la, la! congrats on your Paris Flea Market win! Those are some wonderful treasures! I have a collection of Eiffel Towers, including a couple of those mini ones, which I adore. And I also am in love with your bark cloth pillows, they are gorgeous!!

  8. those pillows ARE gorgeous and ever moreso because your children gave them to you. how sweet! i just adore rhonda and her creations! How lucky for you that you won her giveaway and that she shared some of her beloved French finds with you! swoon...

  9. Looks like you win, all the way around, this week, Amanda! Love the pillows, Paris, AND the puppy! Happy Wednesday - Tanya

  10. Hello neighbor! Can't believe my newest follower lives so close to me and has a booth at Camas Antiques....my favorite! I'm following back.

  11. Awesome! Sweet! So beautiful! I just love that room! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. What a cozy room! Your pillows look right at home in there. I love your French flea market treasures :)

  13. Hi Amanda! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments there - and for becoming a new follower! :) Looking forward to getting to know you in your "pink" world! lol!

    xoox laurie

  14. What a great giveaway you won lucky lady! Thanks for stopping by!


  15. Congrats on your win! I love Rhonda and her shop. Yours are SO special cause they came from the mother ship of beauty, Paris.

    Happy Belated WW,


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