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Friday, May 14, 2010

French Friday

Hello All,
This time next week I will be in Paris!
I have begun to pack already. It is very exciting!
I am looking forward to strolling down the Champs de Elysee drinking in scenery.

I would like to share my French adventure with you all and hence, French Friday will be born and begins next week!!! While I am in France I will be sharing about my trip. When I return I will be having giveaways and free downloads, as well as bits of stories of my trip and hopefully really great photos! (I am frantically reading my new camera's manual!).

Until then, I am sharing with you all a surprise gift I received from a dear friend Marlynn, who I met right here in blogland.

She made this lovely card for me!
And can yous see in the top most photo all the fabulous bits and pieces of vintage bits and buttons! I just love this little tin of goodies, and what a fab key!!!
She sent it all tucked in a gorgeous box. There is even a little bag of vintage heart shaped sequins from French General.

I was in shock as I pulled out more and more goodies!

She is so talented, and I am always sighing at her ATCs!

Below is her gorgeous Paris tag.
Stop by and visit her at Honeysuckle Breeze.

Thank you so much Marlynn, you have inspired me to create!

Paperwhimsy Enchanted Room Swap!
I was also very fortunate to get a swap item from another blog friend Christy, she too is totally amazing with what she creates. Remember my Alice in Wonderland cigar box room? I have sent it off to a secret recipient, and I received one from Christy in return. How fun is that!!!
This is her Thumbelina room.

Isn't it Enchanting??!!!
I just love her little whimsy girl and her tulle skirt! And the idea of putting it in a book shaped box is fab!!!

I feel so lucky!!! Thank you Christy!!!
You can visit Christy and her her fab art here at Christine Chronology.

A very happy Friday to you all, and don't forget to look for French Friday. I am planning on sharing from Paris, so hopefully by next Friday I will have my 1st post!
Thank you all for stopping by!
Hugs to you all,


tehlia said...

VEry exciting. I received a gift like that recently from a blogging friend. Aren't these connections amazing? And your surprise is beautiful. Can't wait to check in next friday. Paris, so nice.

from Fabulous Nest Friday

joy said...

It's wonderful that you get to visit Paris - the city of lights!! I can only dream of going there; but am looking forward to your French Fridays!!

Have fun, take lots of pictures, and live in the moment!!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Terri -

I hope you have a lovely time in Paris! Take lots of photos so that those of us how are not as lucky can view them on your blog - LOL! I for one, will be living vicariously thru you! Above all, relax and enjoy yourself! I love all your wonderful goodies, what lovely friends you have!

Elaine Allen

Rella said...

Bon Voyage! I wish you a beautiful trip and many memory makers. 'See' you in Paris!!

xox Rella

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Such eye candy this morning!! WOW!!!!

Oh, my, I am just pee green with envy (yep GWTW is my FAVORITE book/movie)!!

I am SO looking forward to hearing all about your trip!!!!

Bon voyage!!!

Unknown said...

Oh Paris!! You must be so excited. Your surprises in the mail are amazing.

Marlynn said...

Oh, Terri - I am so happy you can use the "stuff" I sent you from my SOS (Stash of Stuff) box! I know you will put all the items to beautiful use and be an inspiration to all of us. I so look forward to your posts concerning your Paris trip. There is nothing like visiting Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower the first time lit up in those sparkling lights! Safe Journey my special BFF! Hugs

Claudia said...

Beautiful gifts from your friends! I'm so excited for you - Paris! I dream of going there. Can't wait to hear about your trip and see your photos!


Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Terri, this is so very BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

What wonderful gifts and swap items you've received, Terri!
Your trip to Paris sounds very exciting! Have a save flight and enjoy your vacation!

Victoria said...

Terri...have a Fabulous and magical trip! I am happy for you...many blessings!And wow..what abeautiful post..all the photos..and creative surprises..fantastical..beautiful!
Yay! that was fun!
Have a happy day and gorgeous trip..shine!

Lululiz said...

Paris is such an amazing city, you are going to have the most fantastic time there. All those antique markets and shops, all those fabulous sights to see. I'm really looking forward to seeing the city through your eyes when you show us your photos.

Susan Freeman said...

I am so excited for you Terri! I know that you will have the most wonderful time. I am anxious to start following your reports next week. I love Paris and have promised to take Bentley there one day. Be sure to take pics of the many dogs. The parisians love their dogs and treat them very well. Bon Voyage Mon Ami!!

Susan and Bentley

Lou said...

Oh terri I am so happy for you going to Paris!!! I cant wait too see and hear all about it!!! It is also on my Must Do List!! But not just yet... So your trip will be a beautiful interlude until I get there one day...
Your swaps are stunning!! Just beautiful!
I am so looking forward to your Paris Posts.. as I just know you will present it so artistically..
Have a safe and happy journey my friend..
Love Lou xx

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Hi Terri,

Just wanted to let you know that I watched your great tutorial on paper shoes and made some of my own. They are so much fun to create. I put some on my blog.

Your tutorial is wonderful and you have such a nice kind way of teaching. Thanks so much.

Have yourself a grand French adventure!


Ivy said...

Bon Voyage Terri! I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Paris!! xoxo

Debby said...

Terri, I am so excited for you! OH my gosh I wish I could be a little bird watching you in Paris!!! I am looking forward to reading all about and seeing your awesome photos!!! Get reading girl..lol..
I love your gift from Marlynn, she is so darned sweet and talented. Love your PW giftie from Christy, beautiful.
Have a wonderful trip!

Theresa said...

Dear Terri, I am so happy for you to travel to your dream spot! I will live vicariously through your travels and tales on French Fridays!!
Looking forward with all you have to share! May you have the most beautiful, safe and romantic journey possible.Don't forget to bring extra SD cards for your camera!:)
Bon Voyage! All my best, Theresa

The Tin Rabbit said...

Terri! You lucky girl! You are living my dream~someday I hope to take that trip,until then..I will see it through your eyes every Friday! Have a wonderful trip! Thank you for your sweet words on my blog! Take Care and Have Fun! Ann

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Terri, I am so excited for you, I am so happy that you are going on your trip to Paris. Have a wonderful time and I will really enjoy seeing Paris through your eyes. Safe trip. Hugs, Terri

Tristan Robin said...

Will this be your first visit to Paris? Do you have a list of all the things you want to see/do, so you don't forget any of them?

I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your holiday - I love seeing how other people see Paris!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh you lucky girl!!!!! I Dream of Paris! maybe someday ,until then I'll just enjoy what you share on your blog.
What generous friends you have!

Ginger said...

OH Terri, how fun, I am so jealous you are going to France. Can't wait to see your posts. Have a wonderful time. And how lucky are you, you really were spoiled by all the lovely art you received, just love it all. Have a wonderful time, I know you will.


Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

thanks so much for your kind comments. I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog as well. all the best to you!


Bunty said...

I hope you have a great time in Paris - how can you not?! I'm looking forward to your French Friday - I love anything French.

While you are in the Champs Elysses, don't forget to see all the beautiful fancies in Laduree - they have to be seen to be believed! Have fun!

What a wonderful gift you received - such pretty things - enjoy!

Barbara :)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

how exciting about your trip! I love all the beautiful art you shared...and Christy's box is just darling! :) I hope you have FUN and safe trip!

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! You are going to Paris! Is there room in one of your bags for me? I don't take up much room. You would not even know I was there. You are so lucky. I am so happy for you. You deserve it. Thank you for doing the Mr. Linky. You are the best. I wish you a wonderful time. Enjoy each moment. I can't wait to see your pictures. Blessings, Martha

Kristen H said...

What a great trip that is going to be, how exciting! I love your box of treasures, so pretty!
French Fridays sound like lots of fun!

Jacoba said...

Hi Terri,
Have a wonderful time in Paris! In Montmartre you will find so many nice little shops, are you taking an extra suitcase to stock up for your creativity? A notebook to write down your inspirations?
Paris is beautiful in May. Have a good journey! Jacoba

Elizabeth said...

Have a fabulous time in Paris!!! Please take along your old camera as a backup (just a suggestion) as it may be verys tressful to learn your new camera and take all the pictures that you want at the same time. I am speaking form a horrible experience with a enw camera and I would hate to see it ahppen to anyone else!!!! I have just found you and I am so glad that I have!!!

have a fabulous time and I am looking forward to your Paris posts!!!!

Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

I just love Paris, I only wish that we had one last time to visit before we move. Thank you for joining in on the Fab Nest Friday, have a great time next week.

Vicki said...

Hi, Terri,
You are a lucky lady! To be going to Paris, what an adventure. I will look forward to hearing about your fantastic trip. You received some wonderful treasures from your friends. I know you will enjoy all of them. Thumbelina has always been a favorite of mine. My momma used to read a Little Golden Book of Thumbelina to me at nap time. Enjoy your weekend, dear friend~ Vicki

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, Terri! Very exciting trip ahead for you and such a lovely gift also.

Princesa Nadie said...

You have a beautiful blog,I would like very much participate in your "Tuesday tea cup".It's a wonderful idea for teacups lovers.I see you on Tuesday

Jan Hennings said...

Do have fun in Paris! Mom just got back from spending 3 weeks there and I love all the beautiful photo's!

Holly Loves Art said...

You have such a gorgeous blog! So happy I found you and will look forward to seeing your post about Paris!

mimosamousse said...

I live in France and I hope that you will be enchanted with your visit of Paris.
I have just discovered your blog and I am under the charm of your realizations.

kimberly shaw said...

What amazing talent and swap! Really loved the card!

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