Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fifi Chachnil

Fifi Chachnil is a french lingerie designer extraordinaire. She has updated her blog recently and it is worth a tour.  There is a really cute commercial for Fifi Chachnil's perfume on her blog  The description of her angora sweater says it all: "Crafted from the lovingly brushed fur of Angora bunny rabbits that frolic freely through the fields of Normandy, France. Fifi Chachnil's Angora cardigans have become a classic and must have seasonal garment amongst devotees. Available in one size for all girls the cardigans button up the front with dainty clear buttons into a sweater girl v-neck design."  What's not to love. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Too Faced Spring 2013 Boudoir Beauty

Love the newest makeup for spring from Too Faced.  All the packaging is pink and gold and looks like Laduree confections are contained within.  The No Makeup Makeup is mainly creams that rub into the skin and look more natural than powders.  Ultra girly and a little naughty on the makeup names, Too Faced always delivers great packaging and a decent performance on their products. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Floral Door Knockers and Stoppers

Over the years I have collected a couple of antique cast iron floral door knockers and stoppers.  The pictures above are some beauties I found on ebay and added to my wish list.  My interest in them stems from my love of Quelques Fleurs perfume.  If you look at my previous post you will see the Houbigant logo is a small basket of flowers.  When Houbigant first set up shop in Paris in 1775, his sign was painted with a basket of flowers.  That became his official symbol and was used on many compacts, powder boxes and perfume labels.  The door knocker on my own front door is from Paris.  It stands as a reminder to fill my home with the lovely frangrance of flowers as often as I can.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Houbigant-Perfumer to the Queen

I have worn Quelques Fleurs since 1986 when I fell in love with it at Nordstroms.  I was just 16 and didn't have a lot of money.  I did, however, strike a deal with my wealthier boyfriend that I would write his mid-term essay for the small price of $38.00...the cost of a small bottle of eau de toilette.  How I wish it was still that price.  Quelques Fleurs has the most intriguing history, worn by royalty and many other famous beauties. It is incredibly floral, as the name suggests, and I sometimes wonder if it isn't patterned off the original fragrance called Petit Trianon created for Marie Antoinette.  It seems to have many of the same notes.

Sorry to all my faithful followers.  I do not have internet at home any longer and it makes it nearly impossible to blog.  Don't give up on my yet...I will post as often as I can.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Little French Maids

Here is a sample of my kitchen apron and garden apron I am making to sell on Etsy.  They are made of linen and have ripped-edged ruffles.  The rosettes have vintage pearls in the center and are pinned on so they can be removed when washing.  They are quite time consuming to make so I am going to sell them for $69.00 each on Etsy one of these days.  If you are interested in one right away, please email me at

Happy Pink Saturday Girlies 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cozy Little Fire

Now that autumn is upon us, my house is so cold at night.  I am dreaming of a cozy little fire. Just how lovely would it be to light a couple pinecones, birch logs and sprigs of dried lavender in one of these gorgeous fireplaces?  I love the antique ormalu chenets with cherubs...reminds me of the ones in the old black and white classic film Camille starring Greta Garbo.  She had beautiful bronze cherub chenets looking into her fireplace, seemingly mezmerized by the dancing flames.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mad for Macarons

So many cute macaron inspired products are becoming available.  Cute little lip glosses in the shape of macarons to keep in your purse.  Tiny jewelry boxes to store your rings in look like a little macaron sitting on your vanity.  Great new recipe books. Mimi Holliday's silk lace macaroon collection bra and panty set.  Oh la la.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sitting Pretty

Just dreaming of a little Paris apartment and how darling a cozy pink chair pulled up next to a fireplace would be.  I love the old Bergere style, especially when it has caning, carving and tufting.