Category Archives: c’est french

Happy Mardi Gras

Let the good times roll! Hand-lettering practice {Micron & markers}

GoodTimesRoll by OliveLoaf Design


something good

happy friday beautiful people.


SOLD::i’m thrilled to send *Sunshine-on-a-Stick*

off to shine in massachusetts!


MOVIE::oh i can’t wait to see Hugo. oh doesn’t it look charming?

steampunkish, magical & paris 1930’s…mais oui!

{and chloe grace moretz is an amazing young actress}


GREEN IDEA::i’m thinking about these unpaper towels/napkins. great idea.


BAKE::this pumpkin-banana bread recipe over at skinny taste is delish.

i’ve made it several times & it gets rave reviews.

oh, and i replaced the butter with applesauce {just cuz}



DRINKS & MUSIC::match your music to your drink at drinkify {via design crush}


CRAFTY::a pile of forest findings, some ribbon, a ton of glitter, and a glue-gun.

miss m & i are gettin’ crafty this weekend! {oo! i have candle makings too, hmmm…}

stay tuned!


have a magical & crafty weekend!


“every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ~unknown


Un Monstre a Paris



“Vanessa Paradis (Mrs. Johnny Depp) and Mathieu Chedid (aka M) sing “La Seine” (The Seine),

an upbeat number from the enchanting animated film “Un Monstre a Paris” (A Monster in Paris).

They lend their beautiful voices to this charming duo in the movie.

The US release date is not known yet but it came out in France last week.

Great energy and music in this song…{via *art of the home*}


here are a few dreamy images from the movie…





better yet ~ here’s the trailer…

{it looks a little jekyll & hyde, a smidgen of phantom of the opera,

a pinch of moulin rouge, with a dash of triplets of belleville}

serenite maison

in a charming little hamlet called leiper’s fork, tennesee

is a swoon~worthy shoppe called

serenite maison

ohhh it sang to my french~gypsy soul

{if there is such a thing ~ that’s what i have!}…



antiques~ mercantile~soul


sparkling lovelies…



it’s a little bit country

a little bit french flea market

a little bit antique~y

but a lot beauty~full



magical sightings at every turn…
i can’t wait to return & spend hours
exploring this enchanting place …


happy saturday everyone!

lookey…i have this puffy flying paper mache heart

for sale in the shoppe

{along with many other fun & handmade valentine-y items}

ohhh…there are many nature inspired

things to see & do around my new homeland

{it has inspired mr.d & me creatively too! stay tuned!}

since we are having warmer weather than we’ve had in weeks

we’re heading out to go exploring & collecting today…

{here’s a snapshot of the last time we went out & about}

i just love looking through all these artifacts & specimens.


here are a few wonderful things i found

on my interweb wanderings…


~do it yourself macaroon kits from the macaronner

i love the pistachio/vanilla ganache


~did you ever see this rainbow eucalyptus?

soooooo cool….read about it here


~lately, my favorite go-to place for healthy recipes is

{cuz mr. d & i are trying to slim down}

these blueberry-orange muffins

are very, very tasty & you must make today!


~i saw this adorable {& tuquoise!}

seahorse photo by sweet thing photo

& thought it would look just perfect

in the just-perfect-for-me beach house

we discovered on the honeymoon

in gulf shores, alabama

alright…this post was all over the place!

oh well, i don’t care because…

{via pinterest}


have a great weekend everyone!


one of my favorite places to peruse in chicago

is a delightful little shop called


they specialize in lovely antique reproductions ~

très delightful french flea market finds

& other little goodies

{thank goodness you can shop them online too}


new “swoon~worthy” finds in the store this week…


{vintage limoges dish}


{vintage french mineral water bottles}


{woven ribbons from denmark}


{vintage souvenir scarf pillows}

{vintage hotel bell from belgium} 



{circus elephant wall hook}


{grandma’s *fruit & flower* tea towels}

click here to see tons more!



oh wonderfully~magical~can’t wait…yay!

i just this moment found out that

there’s a new jean-pierre jeunet film

{amelie, delicatessen, city of lost children}

out & about in the world {film festivals & whatnots}…called

Micmacs à tire-larigot ~ {‘Non-stop madness’}

the film is billed as “a satire on the world arms trade…

 a man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan

to destroy two big weapons manufacturers”

tres interessant!


{dany boon}

{dominique pinon}

{dany boon, omar sy & marie-julie baup}

{dany boon & julie ferrier}

 {dany boon & jean-pierre marielle}