Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flea Market Style Magazine


A Brand New Publication is on the Market!! Flea Market Style, full of beautiful glossy color, making Flea Market Style decorating Beautiful, Warm, and Fun!! With Feature titles like 'Doing Dishes' (where Blue & White become a decorating asset), 'Delicate Cycle'(new roles for Lace in your Home), 'Afternoon Delight'(Impromptu Girlfriends get~together), to 'Brushed ~ Up Junk'(re~newing Junk with purpose and style). These are just a few.

This Publication sold out in our B&M Stores, so round two is available in our Boutique, under New Listings.

Thanks to the Fantastic Team of Flea Market Style for giving us this Fun, Exciting, Inspiring Publication!!!

Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Linens & Lace" Shopping Event

This Friday we are celebrating one of my all time favorite Themed Shopping Events ~ "Linens & Lace"! Oh the Memories I have of growing up surrounded by Gorgeous French Linens and Lace at my Mimmie's home. I even used to take a Lace Tablecloth that wasn't being used and just wrap my self up in it as I was the 'French Princess Bride' running around in none other than lavender fields. Memories, Memories and more fun memories. My love for these beautiful pieces that I create with today has never changed. Please read on as Joyce shares her wonderful experience with all of us.

For as long as I can remember, linens and lace have always been a part of my life. They were not only present on every special occasion, but were used to add small touches to our everyday lives, making even the ordinary moments special and memorable.

The first time we are surrounded by linens and lace might be when loving hands tenderly wrap us up in an heirloom christening gown. Later, the corner of a simple lace handkerchief tucked in grandmothers pocket, then customary, now used as the lining of a straw tote or repurposed and stitched into a pillow, brings a touch of nostalgia.

Mary's Cottage TreasuresI used to watch in fascination and excitement as my mother and grandmother brought out special tablecloths, some trimmed in lace, others with intricate layers of crochet stitches. I would excitedly wonder what special occasion we were celebrating. Often, it was a simple milestone, made extraordinary by the use of Mom’s special collection of linens. You could just feel the excitement in the air when these special linens came out of their safe storage.

I fondly remember a linen tablecloth with delicate lace around the edges, was lovingly spread on the table for holiday dinners. As a child, that might have been my very favorite. Or was it the beautiful crochet tablecloth with the impossibly intricate pattern of lace that seemed to tumble right off the end of my mothers' crochet hook? I had an appreciation for the beauty of my mother’s collection of linens and lace at a Grandma G'svery early age. Today this very collection, added to one of my own, continues to add beauty and grace to my everyday life as well as to special occasions.

If you ask me, all of the best things in life come carefully wrapped in linens and lace and I never miss an opportunity to add to my own special collection.

Please join us on Friday February 19th as the boutiques at Make Mine Pink share their special linens and lace collections. I hope that you will find a piece of two to add to your collection.

I look forward to having you Shop with me this Friday 2/19/2010, at www.makeminepink.com for "Linens & Lace"!

Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Amour Valentine" to You......Part 2





Part 2
First I sent Laurie a "Expressions in a Bottle" to let her know her box was arriving soon. I thought this would be a extra fun Surprise for Laurie!!!
Then I sent her the Box I made, Painted, Trimmed in Vintage Trims, and lined with Vintage Fabric. Yes, I even added Vintage Spools that I painted, tied bows, flowers onto and added as little feet. Then more fun, stuffing it with Lollia, French Soaps, a Silk Rose Brooch etc. It was so much fun!!

Thank~You Again Cathy!!
Huggs. Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Amour Valentine" to You and You and You...........




"Amour Valentine" to You, and You and You..........


The day is finally here!!! How Happy I am to have been part of this wonderful Valentine Day Swap of Cathy's from Treasured Heirlooms/Elegance & Whimsy. My Swap Partner was Laurie from Mermaid Treasure Art. The pics below show my Beautiful Valentine Box that I received and all my fantastic Treasures! Thank~You so very much Laurie, I just adore all of them!!!!

Be sure to visit all the Ladies below to see the rest of the fantastic creative Valentine Boxes, like mine they are all Beautiful works of Art!

Thank~You Cathy for such Great Fun!!

Sheila - Faded But Desired Treasures
Melissa - Piney Rose
Janet - Janets Creative Pillows
Debbi - The Wicker Patio
Deborah - Debs Vintage Soul
Trisha - The Brantingham Family
Vera - Olivia Paiges
Gail - The Sassy Beach
Rhea - Sweet n Shabby Roses
Sandy - Hobbnobbers
Sarah - My So Called Junky Life
Eleanor - A Bit of Pink Heaven
Jenny - Fated Follies
Linda - Country Pickins
Joyce - Scrap for Joy
Julie Ann - Kitchen Floor Creations
Stephanie - Rose Petals and Rust
Carol - Songberries
Terri - The Glittered Nest
Lisa - Lisas Craft Boutique
Chastity - One Womens Haven
Cindy - Angel Heart Designs
Tracey - Magical Kardz
Mary - Vintage Patina
Jacalyn - RME Bath Products
Mary Jo - Creative Vintage Cottage
Lisa - Pupylov
Lori - Ruffles Ribbons and Roses
Valarie - Glittery Daze and Nights
Karen - Secondhand Rose
Jayme - Flaming Biscuits On The Farm
Elyse - Tinkered Treasures
Lisa - Pale Pink and Roses
Shannon - Shabby Shans Cottage
Vivian - Vivs Whimsy
Kathy - Lil Bit Old Lil Bit New
Stephanie - Crowns and Pearls
Nancy - Coeur d'Alene Gifts
Karen - My Desert Cottage
Tammy - One Frustrated Momma
Ramona - Samuels Family Frenzy
Cathy - Treasured Heirlooms
Pam - Treasures-N-Textures
Sherry - Sherrys Rose Cottage
Laurie - Mermaid Treasures Art
Sue - Suzeeez
Andrea - Vintage Bella Studio
Hannah - Ashmore Family
Meg - Vintage Garden Home
Nancy - Its Raining Pearls
Josette - My Grammas Soul
Angela - Henny Penny and Chickies
Melissa - Abigails Pocatello
Cassandra - My Artful Adventures
Renee - Vintage Recreations
Lorena - Rose Chic Friends
Amy - Paper Trails Leaver
Stevie - My Art Canvas
Jennifer - Jennifers Petal Palace
Shirl - Shirls Rose Cottage
Lulu - Coastal Sisters News
Jill - Jill Sibbald
Crystal - The Hummingbird Cottage
Hayley - Nesting Notions
Nicole - Gibbys Girl
Bryanna -The Canarys Cupcake

Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roses and Pearls


Casual Cameo 2-12When I think back to when I was a little girl, I remember the pretty off-white and pink pearls that my mother and grandmother wore for what I always assumed was "dress up." Whenever they went anywhere special, like church on Sunday morning, or celebrated a special event like a family birthday party, they slipped on their strings of pearls. Sometimes they let me try them on too, as long as I was careful. I remember admiring myself in the large mirrors on top of their dressers, framed by pearls and sitting on a rose covered bedspread.

Please join us and the other Boutiques at Make Mine Pink tomorrow for our Special Friday Shopping event!! Have a Wonderful Valentines week~end Sweet Friends!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Friday, February 5, 2010

Featured Boutique of the Month, February 2010


Hello Sweet Friends!!

For those of you catching today's Snow Storm, please stay indoors and stay warm. I am happy to share with you that Coeur d'Alene is Feature Boutique of the Month of February over at Victorian Heart Shoppe Mall. Please stop by and us. Victorian Heart Shoppe Mall has some very lovely Boutiques with unique and exquisite merchandise of the Victorian era. Please take the time to do some Window Shopping, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Have a Great Week~end Friends!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Expressions in a Bottle"


Good Morning Sweet Friends!
I finely stole some time to make what I have wanted to make what seems like Forever! I Love sending Cards with a little treasure enclosed. The concept of the message in the bottle has always intrigued me, something a little mysterious about it. And the bottle it floated around in, would always be a keepsake. So I created my own, "Expressions in a Bottle" and I Love the way they turned out! The sky is the limit when it comes to embellishing these special treasures. Then I was able to find a Custom made shipping box to send them off in. Instead of a little sand in the bottom, I put together a little mix together of Lavender & Lace Potpourri(My favorite from Patricia Rose Pot~Pourri), some little shells that I brought back from Cape Cod last Spring and some petite clippings of Vintage Lace. The first two sets I put in my B&M stores, they didn't last long and I even had a couple request for Custom Made Bottles for "Happy Birthday". Then I was able to make a batch up for my website. I absolutely LOVE making them!! If your interested you can find them here. And please contact me if you would like one Custom Made. Enjoy my Friends, I am off to the Studio to make a few more. Have a Great Day Sweet Friends!!
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
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