Pink Saturday

Little French Bed and Calendar

painting-french-8Today is PInk Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this pink event. So, please stop by Bev's PINK SATURDAY PLACE and link to all the pretty in pink posts for this Saturday.


painting-french-8Painting French. I love French inspiration, and well, if I can't get on a plane today and fly there, I will get lost in a french mood.


painting-french-8I adore everything with a French flair.


painting-french-8I was designing some prints for my Etsy shop yesterday, and I came up with this one. Using one of my original paintings, some antique illustrations, ephemera and a bit of script, I created the dove carrying a tiny post card boasting I LOVE PARIS. The print measures 8 x 10 inches and I used Fine Art Paper and archival inks to create a bit of French Inspiration. I call this print...I LOVE PARIS. I put I LOVE PARIS in my shop this morning.


painting-french-2Now I am sending you over to my very French inspirational lady. She lives amongst us every Pink Saturday and creates grand theatre extravaganzas for all of us to enjoy. Anita from Castles, Crowns and Cottages teaches French and everything she does has that flair. She lives in a home inspired by French castles, and if you peek around her home you will find crowns and French reflections. Hurry, if you don't delay you will catch the Third Act of Anita's play.

The song for this post is Un Jour Ou L'autre. I hope you have a very French Pink Saturday.

painting-french-3shhhhh. I purchased a gorgeous Antique Parisian black and white architectural lithograph yesterday from a new blogging friend Keri from Antique Therapy. When I got home I took this lovely artwork and digitally created the pieces in this post. She now has a beautiful corner of my absolutely favorite antique shop called Thoreauly Antiques. The illustrated hot air balloons were created using an antique page that I also purchased from another lovely lady there...Kari at Thoreauly Antiques. Keri has a lovely blog. Oh yes, what fun to meet a neighbor from the Land of Blog in person. You can meet her at her place here...she calls it Antique Therapy. I found so many wonderful posts that she wrote about French inspiration, like this one she calls French chateau style. Being an antique dealer, Keri has amazing treasures that she sells, here is a post that she wrote about Parisian ephemera.

"oooh la la"

someplace in thyme said...

Good morning Karen and Happy French to you too. I enjoyed the tour and love the work, the bed is absolutly gorgeous, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

someplace in thyme said...

Good morning Karen and Happy French to you too. I enjoyed the tour and love the work, the bed is absolutly gorgeous, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Mlle Alex said...

ohh yes , Paris is a amazing place in this world !!!!
have a nice pink saturday
greetings from Paris

Atelier de Charo said...

Hello Karen what amazing bed, so romantic, so french.
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Tami said...

I lovely post today...took me away to Paris!
Have a perfect pink day, Karen.
xo Tami

Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy French, too!
Love all of your creativity and especially the bed!

Antique Therapy said...

Karen, Thanks so much for the post you did on Antique Therapy. The art work you designed is absolutely amazing I would love a copy of the bird and the flowers if it is possible to send me one that would be great, what would you charge? I will write a post about what you designed as well sometime today or tonight!!
Thanks for the inspiration,

Dee Light said...

What a fantastic little bed!! and yes French style is devine. Love your print:)

Antique Therapy said...

back again, would it be possible for me to to cut and paste your pictures of your designs on my blog so I can write a post about you? I will add your link to your site as well?
Thanks Keri

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful, as always Karen! We'll do a swap soon. I would love to make a pincushion designed just for you.
Have a wonderful weekend!

LiLi M. said...

Yes we all love that French flair! I already visited Anita's exciting play, what suspension and what theatre, and what great hostess she is. I am going to visit that other link, thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Amisha said...

Thanks for sharing! Btw, I am loving your balloons!

NicNacManiac said... love all of your French inspired papers. Your print is divine and the little four poster is just scrumptious!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!! xOxO Nerina :)

Catharina Maria said...

Lovely pinks !Have a nice weekend !
Love from the Netherlands Rini

Shirley said...

Great post. I love your signature.

Claudia said...

Love that bed - would it fit in my dollhouse? Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

I want to hear more about that little bed at the top of your post!
I just love tiny things.

Here is a book you can read if you want to learn more about France: Sarah's Key
You can get it at Costco now.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Karen,

What a lovely French post. Thank you for taking us on a deightful tour. Your work is beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Patricia said...

The tiny bed is beautiful. I just love the graphics you have created this week, especially the paint brush. Have a wonderful new week.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh have touched my heart. I am sitting here practically breathless from your sweet "plug" into my blog site, but that FRENCH FLAIR of yours is DIVINE (in our mortel sense of the word, of course!). Where ever did you get that miniature bed? That is the cutest thing I have seen. I have many miniatures, but none to that degree of detail! Your graphics and Frenchc motif for this post are brilliant and isn't there something about the French inspiration that just appeals to us? Bravo to the French for their Savoir Faire...and you have captured it. Thank you for coming to our play; M. Balzac is so pleased that his audience is appreciative; it is not easy rehearsing for a play! Yes, this sort of dog is so endearing. I met up with one in Paris when I was there, and he inspired me to come up with this feisty little character!! God bless you my talented and beautiful friend! Bisous, Anita P.S. Yes, I love Audrey Hepburn...she had the character of an angel and a sweet soul!)

Beverly said...

Karen, I had such a good time doing Paris with you. Your post is lovely, and I am definitely going to follow your links.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend. I am sitting at my computer now gazing at your garden print you sent me. so you see, I smile at you every day.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen! I love French, too! Ola la la Paris!

great work, Karen!

have a nice day

jeanne said...

Hi Karen, your whole post is a beautiful reflection of French inspiration. I totally love the pink roses at the end. The dove idea is awesome.

Happy PS.


Cherrie said...

Beautiful post!

Elise said...

Hello, you have such a beautiful blog I just had to leave you a small note to say thank you for sharing it ! You have written some lovely interesting and creative posts, and you have great pictures too. Perfection !

Best wishes....

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Your post wasn't up when I visited you on Saturday...
I am an early bird...:O)

Love this tiny pink bed.

~ Gabriela ~

Rhondi said...

I love Paris! Talking about all things French made me want to go back there again. But I'll have to be content with visiting the blogs you mentioned today!