Monday, October 15, 2012

Bits and bobs... francais

Like many of you, I have a bit of a 'thing' for all thing French, so for this Bits and bobs I am going francais.
What do we spy here?
 Some gorgeous old faded tricoleur ribbon, vintage blue lace, very old postcards featuring the Arc du Triomphe, an old perfume bottle that once held a concentrate of violets, a blue sparkly ring by Jacqueline Singh that my very good friend brought back from Paris for me on my 40th last year, a tiny bottle of the classic Chanel no.5, my very special Chanel brooch that I recently acquired (I finally spent my 40th birthday money after 11 months of thinking about it) and one of my handmade Paris pendants featuring an image from another of my vintage postcards.
Anything take your fancy? What is it about France? I don't know, just "something".
Can I admit to you that when I visited Paris for the first and only time (so far) in 1997 that I signed my name on the hand railing at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Call it graffiti if you will, but I think of it as my calling card and a promise that I will return :)

ps sorry I have been so slack with the blog, I have been very under the weather. Feeling on the mend now though.
Also, Good Mail Club friends, I will be emailing you today!


  1. A charming little collection, hope you're feeling better now. Nothing serious i hope.

  2. A wee graffiti artist at heart eh! Lovely wee collection Sarah. That Chanel brooch is very special. There is something about France that I think we all secretly embrace. But why isn't your gorgeous wee purse amongst your collection here?
    Am I too late for your Good Mail Club? Think I'll email you anyway, just in case...
    Amanda xx

  3. Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly. Yeah for the good mail club, can't wait to get creative!
    Love today's bits and bobs with all the stories and history behind the bits. One day I'll visit France -might be delayed for a little while now! ;)

  4. Love this! You have such an artistic eye. Would never have picked you to graffiti the Eiffel Tower. Classic. Hope you'll be able to find your scrawl on your next visit. xx

  5. I love the faded ribbon and the brooch looks lovely from what I can see.
    You tagged the Eiffel Tower......ha!!
    Glad you are on the mend x

  6. Sighing in the next suburb, naturellement! C'est fantastique. Vraiment. I'd love to do one as well. Must get organised! J x

  7. What a very lovely collection of French bits and bobs. The Chanel brooch looks absolutely beautiful.

    Just letting you know i'm hosting a giveaway at the moment, hope you enter:


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