Saturday, March 31, 2012

April In Paris Giveaway Event 2012

“APRIL IN PARIS”… let the fun begin! 
Join us S’il vous plait for our Second Annual Celebration of all that is French!

We'll be sharing the magic, romance and splendor of springtime in France, from pretty flowering gardens, to fresh recipes, to the best outdoor cafes to visit while in Paris. And while you enjoy all the wonders we have to shower upon you this month, be sure to check out the French Charmed Boutique for fabulous new Parisian Inspired Gifts and Decor, Accessories for You, and of course, the sales!

Now let’s spring forward to the Giveaways! We will be offering 7 giveaways during this event. You must do at least one of the following to qualify. Each additional item that you choose to do gets you one additional entry. That’s right! You have the opportunity to receive a total of 7 entries.  And yes, this includes you into all 7 Giveaways! Keep in mind, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have to win, as the random drawings of the Giveaway Event will begin April 5, and be over on April 15. Good luck fellow Francophiles!

*When you sign up for our Newsletter “Le Gazette” you receive an automatic entry to all Giveaways!* (Current Subscribers Included Too!)

No.1 - Leave a comment on THIS Post.

No.2 - Follow us ~ Leave a comment on THIS Post so we know.

No.3 - Leave a comment in the GUEST BOOK on the French Charmed website telling us what your favorite item is in the shop.

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No.7 - Join our Newsletter ~ Automatic entry!

Click on the links below, to read about each of the fabulous items offered in this years "April In Paris Giveaway Event" (Pictured Above)

"Audrey Ruffled White Tablecloth", 72" x 72" (Pom Pom at Home!)

Our blog giveaways are free of charge, no purchase necessary to participate!

Now for the necessary *Red Tape*:

Winners will be announced on the blog and the website,at the end of each random Giveaway. Winner has 24 hours to respond to winning email notification. If we do not hear from you, we will draw another name.
We will not be held responsible for loss or damages once the winning package has left our hands. Any damaged or lost items will not be replaced or reimbursed to the winner. You will receive notification when the package is shipped (May for the JDL Mag), along with a tracking number for delivery confirmation, via the USPS, if you are located in the USA. Any winners outside the USA, will simply be notified of the shipping date sans delivery confirmation.Your participation is appreciated!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Whims-egg-al Easter

Some of my fondest memories of Easter are sitting at the dining room table with my girls, dipping eggs into small tea cups filled with purple, pink and blue-dyed water. Since both hated eggs as children, they would fuss and whine about having to eat all of the color-dipped creations, and I'm pretty sure they purposefully cracked a few just to make the next day's egg breakfast a little bit skimpier than it otherwise would have been. As they grew older, I began buying plastic eggs and filling them with candy and coins for the traditional morning hunt. It meant that we no longer sat down at the dining room table to dye the eggs like we did when they were smaller, but it made Easter morning all the more peaceful! Do you have any Easter egg-dying memories to share? We'd love to hear them in the comment section below!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Colonel Mustard

I've always fancied myself more of a Miss Scarlett when playing the game of CLUE — that is, until the issue of wardrobe comes up. True, the red-swathed beauty is quite stylish. But I'm much more inspired by the Colonel's name, having loved mustard yellow since before the hot dog even knew what mustard was. It's just an unexpected and warm color that instantly adds wow to any ensemble.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Please, Please, Mr. Postman

I can't tell you how beyond thrilled I was to receive a very special piece of mail today. It wasn't for an event, and it wasn't for a holiday; it was for absolutely nothing at all — just a friend letting me know how much she loves me. Simple, beautiful, and more meaningful than any of the letters people send mostly out of obligation. She wrote it out of pure joy of writing to tell me how special she thinks I am. And that, my lovelies, is a magical feeling. I intend to spread the smiles by writing back, as well as to many of my other dear friends. And I hope you join the bandwagon, too! These beautiful cards in our boutique should do the trick.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Ice Ice Baby

These cute little cubes are the perfect mix of winter and spring, and they're a great way to cure some of that spring fever that's hitting everybody! Just be sure to use edible flowers only, darlings. I don't want to be responsible for bringing on actual fevers!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Jaw Dropping

You guys know how much I love Anthropologie, and I try not to post too much about it (otherwise we might as well call this Anthropologie Charmed), but I just couldn't help myself after seeing this stunning gown on their inspiration board. I think my jaw literally hit the keyboard. It was either that, or the loud thud was my heart stopping. Isn't it gorgeous?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Joyous Circle

"She smiled in remembrance. 'I still come here a lot. Whenever life gets overwhelming, I just sit here and watch it go around. It takes me back to when the most difficult decision I had was figuring out how to make the quarters last until Dad came back. [...] Maybe I like carousels because they're so constant. They always go to the same place. And they never change. You know, I've probably ridden every animal on there." — from Richard Paul Evans' The Carousel

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Forward

We know it's those April showers that bring May flowers, but can we help the fact that we're a tad bit impatient and want to get to the good part, like, now?! It's partially because these pink blooms are utterly fantastic. But it's mostly because we've been working hard at putting together our annual April In Paris event, and it's got us dreaming of all the spectacular spring splendor to be found in Europe's sexiest little country. So that means it's official: We've been hit with a serious case of spring fever!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Bubbles And Baubles

There's just something so special and chic about having a chandelier in the bathroom. I went to a friend's apartment for the first time this past weekend, and I was so in awe over the fact that her small, one-bedroom rental had a gorgeous, bejeweled lighting fixture hanging slightly to the side of her tub. I couldn't stop looking, almost as if I were in a trance. But can you blame me? I've always wanted that girly touch of whimsy during my bath time, but I've never lived in quite the right place for it. And she somehow just lucked out with a temporary rental that included the romantic fixture — and it wasn't even something she was looking for! Some girls have all the luck!

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