Friday, May 17, 2013

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE INSPIRATION



French Script pink crownToday Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages is celebrating France by hosting a SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE party.


As we sail to meet all the Paris inspiration, let's have a song.






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

Botanical french script


paris dress twoAnita asked while we celebrate, what shall we wear?   Let's visit a French Dress shop and see what we will find.


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.


Dreaming of sailing away...



paris pillowSo, please take a cupcake home.

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Eiffel_Tower_with_blue bCKGROUNDOooooo the Eiffel Tower.







Paris Portrait scarf 3







Yes, yes let's meet in Paris

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

make a wish paris

So, make a wish and we will sail away for more Simply Irresistible.


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28 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, I am a sucker for all things French. From the vintage handwriting script on the postcards, to the sailing balloons and the fabulous accordion music, I am in heaven on earth. Thank you my friend, for joining in because YOUR special talents are always a reason to celebrate. The party lasts a week, so if you can, keep this up for a week and visit the other posts at your leisure. I've been having fun all morning long!!! Anita

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Here's my ticket! I'm ready to GO! Lovely my friend. I hope I can find a pretty dress to wear! Enjoy your day!

Hélène Glehen said...

This is a beautiful inspired post, Karen. I love the fancy dress (the drawing on a handwritten letter). You are very creative. it is a pleasure to visit your french inspiration.
Have a nice week end

Hélène

Nantucket Daffodil said...

You are so talented! You have me captivated!

Gathering at the Table said...

Yes, yes, let's meet in Paris, mon amie. My heart is bursting with all this inspiration and beauty. So many pretties. I think it was a year ago through Anita's Simply Irresistible party that I clicked on your page...if my memory serves me right. So happy I did.
Can't get enough of French music. I listened to plenty yesterday while sampling macarons with my daughter. Come and share a bite.
xoxo

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

I just loved looking at all your beautiful post cards and prints.
Very pretty .Thank you so much.
Marie Antionette

Red Rose Alley said...

What a delightful post today. I think I like everything about it. I am in love with that blue tea cup. For some reason, the blue tea cups are the prettiest to me.

It's so nice to meet new friends.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Lorrie said...

I'd love to meet you, and Anita in Paris. Such a beautiful city!

"Create Beauty" said...

I think your designs are quite
F A B U L O U S!!!!! so happy : )

I've had a lovely visit,
~ Violet

Luisa Mª Benito said...

lovely and creative !!
regards
Luisa

Sarah said...

Karen, these are wonderful! Love the vintage scripts. You are so very talented! ~ Sarah

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Karen!
OMGoodness! Your blog is a gift!
It's all superb! I adore the elephant! Mr D and I are celebrating our 40th tomorrow! When we were first married, we collected elephants!
May I pin it?
I agree with Anita about celebrating YOUR special talents!
I am so pleased to meet you!
~Lynne
withLove!

Beverly said...

So lovely, Karen. You create beauty and magic.

It's me said...

Welcome in France...nice to see you here.......love to do this together...Anita is such a good friend to all of us...enjoy the weekend love Ria...xxx...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just had to come back for more, Karen. Thank you for showing us your heart and vision about France through your art. I AM HAVING so much fun! Anita

Laura said...

what a beautiful post! love the pic of the little dress shop! gorgeous!!

Roselie May said...

That was such a lovely post! I feel so inspired! And beautiful music...

Art and Sand said...

Oh yes! Wouldn't it be lovely to meet in Paris, led about by all those who know the out of the way spots to visit.

Set the date!

Karen Albert said...

Karen so wonderfully done I adore all of you Paris Postcards!!

Come with me on my adventure in France.
life, possibilities, grace
a beautiful dream...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Linda Primmer said...

Hello Karen. I can see you are so creative and fun. It's been a pleasure to meet you and adore your lovely blog. You are so talented...French music is lovely and it takes me away to a beautiful place. Happily your newest follower, Linda

YONKS said...

I love those cup cake cases. Thanks for the inspiration.
Di
x

Dolores said...

Sign me up for Paris.... I'm ready.
Your pictures, your art work are captivating and beautiful!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Kanern, I love this post! Beautiful dresses. I have come over from Anita's.

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Karen,

Loved seeing all your fabulous French inspiration and glad that we can all celebrate this occasion. The pretty party frock is gorgeous and thanks for taking us back to Paris again.

Happy week
Carolyn

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

These are SO pretty!! Thanks for sharing for our link party!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Karen, so nice to meet you.. Your post is filled with beauty and inspiration.. Your postcards are lovely.. Such talent!
Enjoy your week
Penny

hi-d said...

You are so creative. Nice to meet you!

Heidi @ hi-d's place

deana sidney said...

What remarkable work you do... the cards just sing with color and energy. Lovely that I can meet you all thanks to Anita's party invitation... it's a grand idea.