Thursday, October 29, 2009

Details for "French Pillow" Holiday Photo Contest


Morning Bloggers!

Here is today's post ~ "French Pillow" Holiday Photo Contest at French Charmed! We are hunting for Holiday Decorating Ideas for our Vignettes Category. All you need to do for a chance to win this fabulous "French Pillow", an Aimee Boschet design, is listed below. Contest is open to all Continental USA and Canada Residents. Contest ends 11/15/09.

1. FOLLOW this blog.

2. Go to and leave a comment on our contact us page, stating that you are interested
in submitting your Holiday Decorating Photos to be considered for our Vignettes Category.

3. Beginning Nov. 1st 2009, you will be contacted by email with a request for three (3) to
five (5) photos. Please allow us a day or two to respond.

4. Photo submissions MUST be turned in to us no later than 11/15/09, to be included in this

5. The winner of this contest will have their photos placed in the Vignettes Category on the
French Charmed Website on November 20th, 2009. And, of course, be the new owner of
this fabulous "French Pillow"!

6. Notify us that you saw your Holiday Decorating photos posted in our Vignettes Category.
And Voila! Your new "French Pillow" will be wrapped up and sent on its way!

*Please remember, this contest ends 11/15/09* We look forward to your submission of gorgeous Holiday Decorating Ideas ~ Good Luck!!!

Merci, R.

Friday, October 9, 2009

NYC Out and About & bits of Shopping

5th Avenue, Times Square, Soho, etc ...

My very Favorite Window Display ~ It's all Bling!

Shopping in Soho. Yes, I am at an age when breaks are necessary ;)

5th Avenue!

This Church is so Beautiful!

Somewhere in New York City.

Empire State Building

Leave it to me to find France in NYC

Times Square!

Me, after asking "Where is the Ice Rink?" Duh ... it's summer momma.

Well, we certainly got around that City. I have a blister for every monument! I have just one more Post left from my big trip to NYC. I will Post it in a few days, as soon as I am back from Idaho. Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

NYC fun in Central Park

So ... Central Park is such a treat! I was surprised at how truly beautiful it is. I remember scenes from movies, but I really didn't pay attention. That is until today, when I a caught a sweet movie called 'Enchanted'. I recognized so many places in the scenes! Apologies for the photo clarity, I am still trying to figure out how to run my equipment. Thanks for your patience!
Goofing off with my new son, Adam

Descending into the masses.

Kam & Me (practicing for our upcoming Hollywood stint) LOL!

This place is right in the middle of the hustle & bustle of NYC. It is so beautiful!

Just goofing!

City Scape from Central Park

I thought the building in the background was beautiful. The name of it escapes me.

More goofing!

With Alice in Wonderland. The little guys were having a blast.
What a fun time! I will be back soon with more NYC & Kids. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I am getting to those NYC photos ...

Geez, where does the time fly to? Seems I am stuck in work mode ~ fun work I might add! I have been busy getting Holiday Treasures ready for the shop. I stopped to take photos & my camera beeped at me 'No Memory'. So, I am now taking some time out to Post a few NYC pics. My purpose there was twofold. My daughter, Kami Jo, lives in Manhattan. She is an Editor for ABC Soaps in Depth Magazine. Her job is to hang out with the cast & then write about them! She called me a few weeks back and told me that if I was ever coming to see her in NYC, I had better make it fast. She is being transfered to Los Angeles at the end of October! So, there is reason #1. The second reason, of course what ELSE do you do in Manhattan, was shopping. We went straight to 'Hells Kitchen Flea Market'. Wow! There is just so many vendors. My feeties gave out way before we finished looking! I managed to get a few photos here, but sadly most places have signs posted 'NO PHOTOS'. Oh well, over the course of the next few days, I will just Post some fun pictures from just hanging with the kids. Oh, my daughter also just married! Her new husband Adam, is an Asst. Producer on Broadway. Still sorting through all those pictures as well!

Textiles & Hats ~ I am always on the look out for great vintage fabrics.

I purchased many antique and vintage papers. I use them in my paper crafts.

Ooh, I just LOVE wild cat prints!

These antique shops are just across the street from 'Hells Kitchen Flea Market'. All of these are posted 'NO PHOTOS'. Some of these shops are filled with amazing pieces & they all have gorgeous displays. New York Vintage is very upscale. It's worth stopping by if you get the chance!

The kids are nearby, I hear "Are we done yet?" and "I'm starving!" Brings back old memories from vacations past. "OK" I said. "Lets do lunch!" Family fun & more NYC photos to follow ...