Friday, April 30, 2010

And The Winner Is ...

The "Cute Loot Blog Giveaway" from Another Bella Boutique has come to a close. And the winner is: Meg M.

Congratulations Meg! We will get your "Loot" wrapped and mailed to you in just a few days! "Merci Beaucoup!" to everyone who entered our blog giveaway. Your support is much appreciated! ~ Chelle, Josie, Archi, Franki

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day One Day Only Sale!

20% Off Storewide Sale!

Bonjour ~ French Charmed is having a 20% Off Storewide Mother's Day One Day Only Sale on Thursday, April 29th! Charming and Unique gift ideas, even for the Mom who has it all! Perfect prices and still time to order for Mother's Day delivery. Hope to see you there! ~ Chelle

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Again

Every time we get around to our annual spring cleaning — complete with moving each and every piece of furniture to make sure the floor, walls and practically everything in between is spic and span — we start lusting for new pieces to brighten everything up. We know we’re not alone, which is why we couldn’t resist sharing this easy, affordable makeover that could bring a little spring back into your bedroom’s step.

All it took for this room to be transformed was replacing the outdated bedside tables with antiqued versions from Pottery Barn, hanging some romantic curtains, and brightening the room with a few fresh flowers and some Ikea table lamps! It’s simple yet dramatic, and the small changes packed a triumphant punch!

Photo Credit:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Giveaway! Ends April 30th

Just a quick reminder ~ The "Cute Loot Blog Giveaway" ends April 30th! Scroll down to the "Cute Loot" post to enter! Have a Happy Sunday!! ~ Chelle
This gorgeous French Ribbon Silk Rose Pin is included in the Giveaway!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where Are You Wearing?

We all love that single, revel-filled moment when, in the middle of a get-together, all eyes direct themselves upon you and someone asks, “Who is that you’re wearing?” And as much fun as it is to tell a little story about how you found the designer scarf/shoes/jacket/earrings while strolling down a little street in Paris/New York/Milan/your neighborhood, wouldn’t it be entertaining — and admittedly out of the box — to answer where you’re wearing, rather than who you’re wearing? “Oh this? It’s a piece of my living room.” We’d like to try it someday and share the experience, but for now, we’ll just share a couple of inspiring living spaces — and of course, articles of clothing to match. ~ Chelle

Photo credits from top to bottom: Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, West Elm, Anthropologie.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's A Wrap!

They say never judge a book by its cover, but every lady knows that the sentiment is pure nonsense: presentation is everything! And just like we make sure every strand of our coif is perfect, every inch of our pout is glossed and every seam of our gown is pressed before we make an appearance, we should also be sure that every gift we present is given an equally show-stopping outer appeal. With “La French Wrap” — our new line of elegant, readymade gift wrap — you’ll have time to perfect your pout and still give a gift in style! (Hint, they will work superbly for any Mother’s Day gift you so choose to give!)

The “La French Wrap” line consists of two sizes of black and blush pink fabric-covered boxes that come with high end black crinkle paper and coordinating black and blush pink striped and blush colored tissue paper, as well as a crystal rhinestone Crown pin that can be removed for one to wear. And, the black satin ribbon bow is attached to the lid! For pricing and to order, be sure to visit “French Charmed” boutique. For those of you who are more inclined to toil over the packaging yourself, check out these other gorgeous gift wrap ideas!

How can one go wrong with this stylish blush pink and brown gift wrap ensemble? Its sweet and polished presentation will work wonders no matter the occasion, and you can buy a package that includes everything you need to re-create the look at “A Gift Wrapped Life”.

Here at “French Charmed,” we’re very big on repurposing antiques. That’s why this package, wrapped with simple white paper and adorned with a vintage house number and glitter-coated chipboard letter, caught our eye. Credit: Design*

Why save your doilies for your dressers when they make the perfect dressing for a gift? Credit:

Sometimes, the very best ideas are right in front of us, as in the case of this “duh, why didn’t we think of that?” gift packaging. We all have wrapping paper and ribbon in our homes, so let’s get cracking darlings! Credit:

Happy wrapping fellow bloggers! ~ Chelle

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Win A Bit Of Cute Loot!

Want to have your cake and eat it, too? Then you must drop by and check out the grand opening of “Another Bella Boutique" where not only will you be privy to many more fabulously foofy finds, you’ll also be able to win some of the items featured on the website in a giveaway sponsored by “French Charmed!” Read on for a peek into the items up for grabs and to find out how you can win the entire bundle of “Another Bella” fun, valued at $100!

Giving a card is supposed to make someone else feel great, but when you give this Pretty in Pink Butterfly Kisses Card, you’ll be feeling pretty great, too! (Measures 4” x 5 ¾”)

Why not crown yourself Queen for a Day with this gorgeous Crystal Rhinestone Queen of Hearts Tiara? One size fits all with this jeweled 1 7/8” tall beauty, so who’s up for reigning supreme?

A handmade pink and cream Ribbon Rose Pin/Brooch would look simply stunning anywhere, but we think it would look best with you! (Measures approx. 3 ¼”)

Nothing beats this darling two-piece Skirt and Tee Top Gift Set... except receiving it for free! Trust us: any new mom would love to put her 0 to 6 month old tiny tot in this pink and white getup!

Of course, the beloved infant sporting the ensemble above just wouldn’t dare leave the house without these matching pink and white Gingham Baby Booties!

This Spring Floral Tussie Mussie Cone is embellished with paper garland and a pink crystal, leaving it the perfect place to store your special treasures... and standing nearly a foot tall, there’s plenty of space for whatever you choose to put inside!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and this gift package of goodies comes complete with a Handcrafted Mother’s Day Gift Tag. How perfect is that?

This set of two Just For You Tags will perfectly adorn any package. (Each measures 2 ½” by 4 ¾”)

To win this incredible bundle of “Another Bella Boutique” goodies, all you have to do is become a follower of this blog and post a comment under THIS post telling us what your favorite item is at "Another Bella Boutique"

A winner will be drawn at random on Friday, April 30. Good luck and happy posting! ~ C

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Grand Opening Announcement!

My friends Josie, Franki & Archi are having a Grand Opening of their website "Another Bella Boutique" starting next Thursday, April 15th. Look for specials and check back here for a chance to enter their Giveaway sponsored by "French Charmed". More on this coming soon! Merci ~ R.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just In: My Reupholstered Channel Back Chair

My favorite upholsterer just paid me a visit. He finished up & delivered the most adorable chair ever! I sent my ratty vintage 1930's Channel Back Chair to him, this past February. I also sent along some of my gorgeous Barefoot Roses, by Tanya Whelan, fabric. It takes about 3.5 yards to redo a Channel Back. I started redecorating my Atelier (workroom) in 2008. I fell in love with the dreamy Barefoot Roses line, and started collecting fabric pieces here and there. I have had pillows, throws, lamp shades & even a magazine holder made from this beautiful fabric collection. Now, I can add Channel Back Chair to the list. Here are a few pictures of my latest remake of a classic.

Before. Although the raspberry color of this chair was awesome, it was much too tattered to be considered "pretty".

A few "during" pictures.

I just LOVE the raspberry polka dot fabric from the Barefoot Roses fabric collection.

Tah-Dah! Here she is in her new stunning gown of roses! I am thrilled with the remake of this classic chair. The gorgeous white and pink fabric coordinates perfectly with the raspberry polka dots. This will definitely be the rooms focal point! At some point in the future, I will have my workroom completed, and will share pictures of how it all comes together. Well, thanks for stopping by to visit and please know that I appreciate all of your comments! Have a splendid week ~ R.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Sending Happy Easter Blessings To All Of You ~ Have A Splendid Day! oxox - R.