Shabby and French

What is your favourite style for arts and crafts? Is it different from - let's say - your home deco style? I think my favourite is the shabby French country style. Weathered, worn, a bit chic. Soft colours. Romantic. With lots of soft flowers.

I have a lot of relatives in France. I love that country, especially the south. Here's a sweet doggy's country life in southern France at my aunt's home.

My other crush is laces. Lots and lots of laces. Lacy flowers combined with beads... so yummie.

This creation was meant to be a bookmark, but actually it could do very well as a hanger. I've sent it to Sanne (update: blog is private now).

The fabric of the bookmark/hanger is stamped with music notes, because Sanne is a great music lover. But on the photos it doesn't really show.

News flash ~ Remember the giveaway I planned for the CCCB birthday? We have a winner!!! Ira, congrats dear friend, I will make a sweet package for you!! And Daphne, I didn't forget your package either, expect it in your mailbox coming week :)

But for now: happy sunny weekend wishes to you my friends!

xx Wen


  1. what a delightful blog and that dog is too precious!

  2. ja dat is ook wel mijn stijl he. Ik ben ook gek op Frankrijk, gelukkig maar want ik woon er hahaha. Dit ziet er prachtig uit allemaal

  3. Allereerst nogmaals onwijs bedankt voor het winnen van je CCCB candy Wen, vind het echt helemaal te gek! Het is erg leuk om te lezen waar je allemaal van houdt en ik vind deze stijl ook helemaal bij jou passen. Ik moet je zeggen dat ook ik erg van kant houd, sterker nog, ik zou het allerliefste de hele dag in jurken met kanten kragen en mouwen rond lopen, maar ja, niet altijd even praktisch ha ha ha! Ja, bloemen, kant, ruches, de romantische dingen van het leven die blijven toch wel errug aantrekkelijk, dus dat herken ik wel! Maak er een mooi weekend van, liefs, Ira xox

  4. Anonymous22:51

    Dear Wendy
    I am sorry to read you are dealing with such sorrow in your life.
    Your Blog brings such joy with your creations and photographs, this post is such. Is it possible for that sweet doggie to come and live with me!!!!!
    Take care.

  5. What another lovely creation and so kind of you ... My style changes all the time ... but I do love all things French and shabby ... I had French Grandparents ... maybe that's where I get my love of it from .. Have a beautiful day

  6. I do love french and shabby too, lots of layers, lots of crinkled ribbons, vintage images, love love love!!!
    Thanks for the beautiful post and I hope you smile a lot today! : )

  7. Ooooh...I love pretty lace too!

    My decor style is too many things! lol

  8. What a beautiful bookmark Wendy!! I would love to visit France someday!

  9. Oh ja, nu lees ik het!
    Nogmaals, doe rustig aan hoor.
    Ik kom niet zo heel vaak meer op visite in bloggers land, dus deze post had ik gemist.
    Maar........ik kan wachten hoor, nogmaals RUSTIG aan doen.
    Liefs, Daphne


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen