Simply Irresistible

French Script pink crownToday Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages is celebrating Paris in a SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE party.  So, let's set sail to Paris to meet Anita.

paris-nights-hot-air-balloonI have been taking notes...

Botanical french script

paris dress twoAnita asked while we celebrate, what shall we wear? Perhaps a fancy frock...

French script bicycleOr my personal favorite, an ooh la lah dress.


The roses are in bloomI have been searching through some lovely French Inspiration for the party.

Eiffel Tower Dress Form DesignSetting the table with a hint of our Evening in Paris

Paris Anyone?

paris pillowSo, please take a cupcake home.


Eiffel_Tower_with_blue bCKGROUNDOooooo the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower Dress Form Fabric Design

My favorite inspiration is Paris for anything that I design, especially in French script.


Now I couldn't very well celebrate without a fun song and a little Audrey for Anita.

Here is the movie clip of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face singing Bonjour Paris, with Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson from 1957.

Paris Portrait scarf 3

Yes, yes let's meet in Paris

sweettreatand join Anita in her simply irresistible Paris celebration and visit more French inspiration.

make a wish paris

paris march 9So, make a wish and we will sail away for more Simply Irresistible Paris.

script hot air balloon for post

bonjour with my french background

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH KAREN!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING IN ON THE FUN and like always, your work is inspirational and so uplifting! I am going to post is almost MIDNIGHT AND BLESS YOU! MAY THIS BRING NEW AND OLD BLOGGER PALS TOGETHER FOR SOME FUN!!!!!! HUGS, Anita

Sabii Wabii said...

On top of the Eiffel tower...Dave,
the Famous artist proposed...the rest is history....

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING MY FRIEND...I am so glad you love M. Balzac; he is my sweet but scrappy boy that I first encountered in Paris in a shop. He was ON GUARD and would NOT allow me to go into his owner's fancy shop!!! Hence the story began in my head. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.....LOVE TO YOU, Anita

Martina said...

Lovely post Karen - so fun to see all the Paris inspired images pop up here in blogland! Love your pretty collages with french script - Vive la France!

Sarah said...

Karen, each one is totally enchanting! You are a talented lady. I always feel so inspired after a visit to your beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing! ~ Sarah

The French Bear said...

Wonderful artwork, what a delightful post!!! I love the dresses!!!! This has been such a great party, I adore all things French of course!!!
You have so many inspirational works of art here, thank you for sharing!!!
Margaret B

Vee said...

You just never know where you're going in Blogland. Paris sounds lovely... Beautiful images and an upbeat song make for a grin on my face. Enjoy your time in Paris!

Dolores said...

Lovely post....

Id love to be in Paris right now!


It's me said...

It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from love ......bisous

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is so delightful Karen! I have not yet had a chance to visit Paris but someday I will. I love seeing previews of this beautiful city on many blogs that i visit. Your designs are O la la!

Rayanne said...

So wonderful to see your "PARIS".
I so love your artwork...all of it!
Isn't this so fun that sweet Anita is having such a lovely Paris Party!

Fete et Fleur said...


I think your work is fabulous! I especially loved the hot air balloons in your first photo. You've provided wonderful Paris inspiration.


Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Karen,

It was so lovely to be able to catch up with you in Paris at Anita's party.
Your creative work is wonderful and love the pretty frocks you wore and all the Paris mementoes you have done.

Enjoy your weekend

lynne said...

A fabulous, fabulous post.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Karen, Like you, I love the French script too. And I love your hot air balloons. I took a ride in a balloon a couple of years ago. When we landed we celebrated with a champagne toast. Why? Because it was a very French thing to do. :) xo

Kristin said...

Really beautiful, Paris friend!!!!

Kristin xx

Joy said...

Your images and art are so pretty and inspiring--so uplifting and relaxing. I also found some decorating ideas, thanks!