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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Le Bal Masqué and a Give Away

Time is gently ticking away

et c'est l'heure d'aller au bal masqué.

Oui, it's that time of year for all little girls who dream beyond the moon

and who reach for the stars


to step out of their favorite Christmas fairytale

for a masquerade ball

so they can SHINE.

I have the most elegant little gift

thanks to a special STAR that shines brightly in the Northern skies of Canada.

from where she has sent me a darling little sac à main noir

to give away.

It's the perfect little bag

to tuck away all those memories

of a special night of celebration.

I will include a hand-drawn billet au bal masqué as a keepsake

and a hand-made star wand with a vintage-style customized tag

with a French word or short phrase (or whatever language, si vous voulez)

to remind you to always look up towards the stars

for there, you will find a friend

"who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24

My sky is pocked with stars...


who seem to be light years away in distance

but close to my heart

because I know that we are protected under the same canopy of DIVINE love and light
de Notre Seigneur.

Look towards the North in Canada once more

to find your bluebird of Happiness

chez Koralee from

Bluebird Notes

who always serves up a sweet message sprinkled with charity to send you on your way.

North Carolina shimmers brightly as

ma chère copine, Patricia Cabrera

delights her readers with her

watercolour visions of childhood tenderness

at Woolytales

where you can access her shop on Etsy

and become a child again.

To enter my give-away

just leave a comment to let me know you believe in Faith, Hope and Love.

Winner will be announced Saturday December 18th.

Photo Credits:

photos 1 and 3 Goldbug Studios
Photo 7 - Annie Leibowitz for Vogue Magazine

Roses and Rutabagas
Bluebird Notes
Original artwork of
Marie Antoinette and star wand, Anita Castles Crowns and Cottages ©