Listen to the music

Thursday, June 14, 2012

De Bons Souvenirs

The shades are now drawn 


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 the view has waned


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and what remains of

the gathering for which we so

meticulously prepared



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is now 


De Bons Souvenirs






that hang in the wings


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waiting for another 

opportunity


to shine again next year.


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From 

clever storytelling


Hi-d's Place

 
original photography


Dawne Polis


Bluebird Notes


paying homage to the greats


Colette - Artful Fairytales

whimsical artistry


angelsdoor

and museum tours


The French Hutch

to

cultural lessons


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fashion


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and of course

historical


FRENCH CUISINE



Lost Past Remembered


pAriS


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came alive 

because of 

YOU. 

I would like to say

Merci Mille Fois

to all the participants

that made this 

Paris Link Party

Simply Irresistible.

To show you how much I love

your creativity 

and 

friendship


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I am offering a


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from


castles crowns and cottages etsy ©


If you participated

by posting for the party

and are 

interested in winning 

this handmade paper shoe

from my 

studio




simply leave me a comment

saying 

you would like a chance 

to win. 


La gagnante

will be announced next week!

Until then

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Header photo credits for my dear friends:

Koralee at Bluebird Notes
Emily at The French Hutch
Stephanie at MillesFeuilles
Dawne at Quiddity 2

131 comments:

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Well done Anita - the fête was marvelous! So mnay talented bloggers, I enjoyed visiting. Dawne Polis especially does such gorgeous work.
How you inspire us mon amie!
Mimi

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

The Paris Party was really fun...thank you for all you did. I would love an opportunity to win the gorgeous paper shoe!!

Sarah said...

Bravo, Anita! This year's party was fantastic! I'm still savoring the visits as I was late to arrive. Thank you for hosting Irresistible Paris again this year. Yes, yes, please count me in. I'd love to be the lucky one to win one of your precious pieces of paper art.
Thank you for the week of fabulous Paris inspiration!
~ Sarah

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Beautiful. Merci` Anita for hosting the adventure. A wonderful way to begin summer. How kind of you to give a gift of your paper shoe...if I were to win I would gift it to Dore. ox

catkin tales said...

hello dearest

what a fabulous post! reminding me of the wonderful week we've had. reading so many marvelous posts, meeting lots of lovely creative folk, making new friendships.
i'm sorry i dissapeared yesterday and for the best part of today, my children's daddy (my ex) was taken ill. thankfully it was nothing too serious and he is now recovering well.
my goodness, that shoe is stunning! and your studio is a dream ❤

my very warmest wishes and much love xxx

dorothy

casadeberry said...

Anita, of COURSE I would LOVE to win some of your beautiful work - my goodness, thank you for the party and all the joy it brought me!

SuzyMcQ said...

Anita,
Thank you so much for the early summer visual dreamscape...it was lovely......

The shoe would look perfect in my daugter's slowly-evolving boho chic room! Merci.

helen tilston said...

I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful post - all unique- all so special.

Congratulations Anita on organizing such an exciting event

Helen xx

chateaudelille said...

Thank you for the party. It was fun to be a part of it all even tho I still have so many to visit. Would indeed love your shoe or any of your creations as they are all so magical.Fiona

Dessa Rae said...

I feel so sad that this fun week is coming to and end...and then again, I have had such a wonderful time making new friends and fun memories!!

Yes, I would love to own one of your amazing creations!!

Thank you Anita for a wonderful Party!!

XOXO
Dessa Rae

Michelle May said...

Such a wonderful party. Don't count me in the drawing. Leave that to one who posted in the party. My prize was the adventure to all these beautiful places.
xx

Victoria Sayer said...

SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, Your Majesty.
You have out done yourself, Anita.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh my word - this is AMAZING. i was FASCINATED by these images!!! how do you get GIF images (the moving ones) to show up correctly?!?

Ivy Clad said...

Hi there, friend! I hope your week has been wonderful and that you're enjoying summertime. Just before I came here, I was over at your Etsy shop perusing your beautiful artwork. It is so wonderfully whimsical and magical; I just love it!

(By the way, it looks like a spam bug got into my yahoo email account and sent you a spammy message with a link to who-knows-what. I'm so sorry; I hope it didn't cause you trouble.)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of sunshine!

Keri

Mary said...

That's a nice look back. I still laugh at Kooky.

Mary said...

I like you imagination quote, to positive. Thanks for the great party, and thank you again. Mary

French Girl in Seattle said...

Quel talent, quelle créativité, dans le monde des Bloggers. Bravo, Anita, pour cette initiative. En plus, le timing était parfait, une petite mise-en-bouche pour moi avant mon voyage annuel à Paris. A bientôt. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Beautiful and absolutely inspiring, Anita. Now I'm dreaming about Paris ...Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous and fascinating images. And Yes, I listened the music video you posted...LOVE IT! Have a great weekend ahead :)

Hugs <3

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! Yes! Anita!
Please do enter me in your lovely paper shoe giveaway! Thank you!
It's off to bed for me~
Teresa
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Marie-Ange said...

Extraordinaire ...
Je vais participer, on ne sait jamais ...
Très beau week-end chère Anita.
Marie-Ange

YONKS said...

Well done Anita, what a magical week you have given us all. Did you make new friends yourself?

Have a wonderful weekends dear friend. Love the shoe!
Di
xoxoxo

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hey lovely - did I spot our shared fireplace?
I loved the party and would LOVE to win one of your exquisite shoes.
Thanks you for a lovely reminder of a fabulous event...looking forward to next year..fee x

Peeters Liliane said...

That party was so great, thank you for sharing! I love the music and that film from Paris. When you ever visit Europe again you have to stop in Belgium I show you then the most beautiful places here!!!
How lovely that you enjoying your summer vacantion,I hope that your weather is better than ours!I'm so happy for you that you now have more time to create your art, one day you are famous!!! You must be proud that you did that used step?
I finished my Alice and also the fairy that's trapped in a spiderweb, but it's raining and I can't take pictures from them :o((
Have a nice and magical weekend!!!
Hugs sending your way,
Liliane

The Dutchess said...

A souvenir from Anita Rivera's studio..wonderful..just wonderful..Your very own studio..your very own design..I'm so happy..:))

Catherine Robinson said...

Your posts are always so beautiful, Anita...I enjoyed joining you in Paris this year...it was fun.
Have a wonderful weekend and please include me in your drawer to win the handmade paper shoe.
Catherine
xx

Martina said...

Oh, Anita, thank you again for hosting this very fun Paris Party, i'm not even finished visiting everyone! And your paper shoe looks divine. Will post about your Etsy treasures soon to boost your new career! Any plans for the weekend yet? Bisous from germany, M.

Martina said...

Oh, Anita, thank you again for hosting this very fun Paris Party, i'm not even finished visiting everyone! And your paper shoe looks divine. Will post about your Etsy treasures soon to boost your new career! Any plans for the weekend yet? Bisous from germany, M.

Molly The Wally said...

Hi Anita
I have passed on the fabulous ‘Sunshine Award’ to you! Please pop over and scroll down to the award post and collect it.
Best wishes Molly.

catkin tales said...

as the party comes to a close, i want to thank you wholeheartedly for holding such a fabulous event. it was sensational! dearest.
i am incredibly busy today and over the weekend due to preparing for the family birthday's (five this week.. and another imminent!) but i will try to pop by to say hello when i can. wishing that you and your dear dreamweaver have a fabulous weekend xxx hello too to your sweet garden bunny :3

much love and huge hugs from peace lily and me xxx

p.s lots of tail-wagging going on at the moment as lily is sensing a special event... she sdores a parties!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

BRAVO! What a beautiful way to wake up... listen to this lovely music and soak up more of Anita Rivera's amazing gifts. :)
No one captures my heart the way you do, Anita.
The shoe is exquisite ~ how can it not be? Anyone who was lucky enough to participate in your Paris party should be thrilled to own such a piece of art.
When all calms down on my end we will have a wonderful chat...we have much to talk about. :)
Tonight is graduation! I'm so excited for Francesca!!
I will be in touch after the festivities...
Love you! xoxo

Debby Steele said...

How did you ever create that shoe? How cool is that?! I still haven't had time to go through all of the Paris links. Looking forward to doing it this weekend. xo

catkin tales said...

oh my goodness, i can hardly contain myself... a cinderella inspired slipper! do i want it? of course i want it... i would absolutely adore it!!! i would dance around it in joy :) i can't think of a more wonderful gift, i am quite teared up with emotion.
i will email you this evening dearest friend xxx thank you so much! xxx

catkin tales said...

p.s. how did you know that cinderella is a story so dear to my heart?
i think you are truly magical xxx

catkin tales said...

p.p.s i have just put up a short post anouncing my intended fairy tale party in december! :)

Gem said...

Oh I loved taking part in your party, it was a pleasure Anita, my dear. And yes please do count me in with the paper shoe, it looks gorgeous. Have a very restful weekend x x x

lostpastremembered said...

I had a wonderful time writing the post and meeting so many new bloggers with so many special voices of Paris. We all hold it in our hearts so differently... that is what makes it so exciting. It is a moveable feast.
Great little slipper... will Princes and pumpkin carriages be far behind??

The French Hutch said...

Hi Anita, Paris Irresistible was a wonderful party. I met so many interesting bloggers and enjoyed visiting with them. I know it took a lot of work, so Merci dear Anita! How generous of you to offer one of your beautiful designed paper shoes for a thank-you. Please know I would love to own such a lovely gift. Again dearest, Thank You for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

It's me said...

Hi darling Paris was like a dream......i enjoy it wonderfdul !!...of course i will win that beautiful shoe of yours !!....love love love ....bisous....xxx...

Joy Tilton said...

Back from vacation and now I get to go to Paris with your past posts! Thank you Anita for hosting this fabulous journey! The music, the photos, I can smell the flowers...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello my dear friend across the river. (Someday we'll cross it for coffee together!;) I have missed visiting such friend as you! That shoe is all the Such a Wondrous Place colors!!! Gorgeous!!! I am sending you love and hugs and all the joys for summer you can handle! Blessings.

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Dear Anita

The elegance of France just flows from your post and your beautiful home, I hope you are enjoying your new found freedom and I know any time you have will result in amazing creativity as only you our talented one know how...

Have a lovely weekend

Denise
xxxxxx

The enchanted home said...

What a magnificent finale you have created!!!!! You are a master Anita! How about a book on this wonderful tribute to all things France? I would buy it and give it as gifts.......it was brilliantly done, I am sorry I coudlnt' participiate but I knew my limits and I was truly at my own threshold. I applaud you for a truly incredible vision that was carried out by so many so beautifully! BRAVO ANITA!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Oh, Mille des Mercis for hosting such a bon fête!!! My bandwidth has diminished far too rapidly, but I will try to get through the list in the coming days. Everyone was so nice, and I made lots of new fiends. I love the photos of your beautiful home, Anita, and will pin those right now!!! haha!! Your shoe is fit for Cinderella! Love it!
Have a relaxing weekend :)
dawne
P.S. I'm honored to be in your collage [blush]!

Denise said...

Thank you Anita for all the fun.Enjoyed our tour, the places and people I met.Of course I would love to own one of your precious shoes.Please count Me in.Blessings your way-Denise

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

I think we can ALL agree that we had SO much fun! So sweet of you to include a photo of Maximus & Kooky! hee hee...

I hope you have a lovely day!!!
Heidi

p.s. Those shoes are so beautiful!!!

hi-d said...

I mean, "shoe." :)

Even though this would be a lovely shoe to own and so special, I wondered if it would be possible to replace my name for this drawing with someone who was planning on participating, but was not able to for whatever reasons? What do you think?

Okay...I best get going...I have a little squirmy boy on my lap who wants my keyboard. You'd think he'd be happy with a spare one of is own? haha...guess NOT!

xoxo
Heidi

BirgitW. said...

ma chère,

Oh,naturellement je voudrais très bien gagner ton cadeaux merveilleux - ton post est à la parisienne ( comme le photo de toi dans ton post passé - La Madame en Noir...plus belle!!!) Aujourd`hui une autre femme avec beaucoup du Charme et Charisme - Colette... quand tu visite mon blog, tu voir " la baguette - ton baguette" plus jolie)

gros bises à toi et bonne chance
ta Birgit

Dessa Rae said...

Hi Anita,

Heidi of hi-d's Place (the winner of "Francoise") has generously offered to pay her forward... she would love for you to accept her. I thought I would check with you first to see if you would like her.

My email address is: dessadolls@hotmail.com

Send me an email with your address and I will mail her off to you.

Thank you for stopping by my blog...the number generator is quite easy to use I have included the link to the generator.

http://www.this-play.nl/randomnumber/

I hope it works...if the link doesn't work let me know.

Thanks again for a wonderful Paris Party!!

XOXO
Dessa Rae

millefeuilles said...

Oh Anita, call me sentimental but I have tears in my eyes. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity dear friend. I am embracing the thought of future parties hosted by you and future colaborations.

Much love to you, mon amie.

Stephanie

PURA VIDA said...

Oh thank you dearness...I would love to win, but I already did just by being a part of this very fun trip!!!

RobinfromCA said...

I have so enjoyed reading the posts I've been able to get to. I really, really hope you do this again next year because there was so much I wanted to share and didn't get to because of much loved time spent with out of town guests. So, Dear Anita, I shall save my "Paris" folder on my desktop for the next time. This farewell post is so lovely because, along with the beautiful photos, you have such a way with words!
Hugs,
Robin

DolceDreams said...

Anita,
"merci" for hosting such an incredible soiree, I enjoyed everyone's posts so much, and have so many new friends to visit now! But of course i would love to be included in the opportunity to win a piece of your talent...pleae include moi :)
Are you "free" from school yet?
Get your wings ready...you will be flying high!
Nathalie

Cherchez French Femme said...

Anita, mon cher!

You are magnificent! I love your posts, heavy sigh, gorgeous, beautiful, you're so talented. It was my first Paris party and I would bloody well scream to have those shoes!!!!! ♥

xoxo Gwendolyn

The Shop Around the Corner said...

"Parting is such sweet sorrow." But the beauty continues in this beautiful place we call blogland, not to mention that each visit to your page is a dream tour in itself.

LOVE your header and highlights. Thank you for offering that gorgeous slipper. I am; however, bowing out of this one to make room for a lucky guest to enjoy your art more closely. Thank you for a wonderful party.

Much love,
Marcia

Sylvia said...

Dear Anita,
Thank you for the magical, fun party you have thrown for all of us who share love for Simply Irresistible Paris! I enjoyed it tremendously and found new interesting blog friends.
To end our celebration with a giveaway is a brilliant idea! Who would not want a souvenir from such a creative artist as you?! I hope you get inspired and keep on creating and writing ! Enjoy your summer, precious friend!

Cat & Cricket said...

Anita~ This has been one of my favorite trips to Paris!!!
Thank you dear friend for taking us along on this 'simply irresistable' journey!!
It has been fabulous!!!
Smiles~
Cat

SizzleandZoom said...

Thank-you for hosting our Paris adventure. Such beautiful, wonderful and whimsical images from everyone. I loved it. I would love a chance to win your adorable slipper.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Merci beaucoup, once again for organizing the fabulous Paris Party.
It was so much fun seeing Paris, through others eyes and meeting new friends. I love all your beautiful photos and see Heloise and her beautiful shawl her Mother made her.
Your sweet shoe, is fit for Cinderella.

Happy weekend, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Thank (((((YOU)))) for inviting me in. I visited as many blogs as i could .... I leaving to Paris in few short days so my days have been so very busy....
I would LOVE to win this marvelous shoes my darlin'
love you...

A Vintage Chic said...

IT was such a lovely party, Anita--thank-you for the invitation to participate!

I would LOVE a chance to win one of your beautiful shoes--what a treat!

Wishing you the most beautiful weekend...

Julie

wendy said...

This was such a cool undertaking you did....for the Paris Party and Extravaganza.
I am sure all those who participated enjoyed it completely.
My experiences with Paris and France are Nil.........so I had nothing to contribute, but I sure enjoyed watching, experiencing it through all of you.
love you Madame Anita

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EdenClare said...
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EdenClare said...

anita dear
it was grand
this gathering
and i am ever
so grateful to
have been a part
of it all...
till next year
a kiss and a
wish to my Paris!

Palomasea said...

Wasn't it all si magnifique??
Merci, ma chere amie...thank you for this magical party...for allowing creative and kindred spirits to connect this way! Everyone was an inspiration....merci merci!!
(look at that Maximus and Kooky!!!)
I hope we can have a "slipper-making" workshop some day! Please? :)
Stunning...again the colors are beyond delicious....
Love the header, the music...LOVE YOU!
Can't wait till tomorrow!!!
BISOUS,
- Irina

francis said...

Hello my dear friend ,
I have been thinking of you a lot .
New beginnings ....
Elisabeth is doing so well !
She is doing better each day and
last wednesday she got the keys for her new apartment . In the centre of our city Just what she wanted !
I am so proud of her .
Have a peaceful weekend dear

vicki archer said...

I would adore anything made by your beautiful self Anita... but the shoes, they are irresistible... xv

J. Beaudet said...

Your Paris party post was amazing! I felt like I was there.:)
Jenxoxo

catkin tales said...

just dropping by with a hello and a warm hug.
i intended to email you yesterday evening, but i was so exhausted. then i thought i would have the chance to write one now (this afternoon) but my son has brought a guest to stay, so it looks like i will not be able to write it until monday. meanwhile, know that i love you and am sending sparkles across the sea xxx

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita my friend, it ws a beautiful event over here, and my stay in France was divine. The success of the French tour you hosted was so inspiring, i thank you for all the beauty you add to blogging.

For a chance at a win of anything you create would be a blessing. So with that being said add me to your long list at a chance.

Love this post and your studio where dreams are kept safe and beautiful I want to tell you it's a special room to love.
Can't wait to see the painted French doors of French grey.

Lots of love to you.
Xox
Dore

Karena said...

Anita as you can see everyone Looooved...The Paris Party!!

Do not include me though since I am the recipient of one of you Lovelies already!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Privet and Holly said...

Such a sweet
gathering....!
I wonder if you
will hop on a
plane and head
to the City of
Lights for real,
this summer?

Enjoy the weekend,
Anita!

xo Suzanne

EdenClare said...

happy happy saturday
and i too have that
eastern light moment
every day...and it
is magic...ps shared
an audrey quote on
your fb....

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm loving all this images, wow! Loving the city of lights party you made, specially now that my daughter Alexandra was invited to Europe by her boyfriend and she's leaving this Tuesday coming..I am so excited for her!! I love the dresses you just shared, I love to wear dresses, short and long. Have a great Father's Day weekend.
FABBY

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello lovely Anita...Your Paris Party was a wonderful, magical journey indeed and so many inspiring participants too...I shall have to join you next year wherever you may choose to travel!
Good luck to everyone in your fabulous Giveaway..there is going to be a very lucky winner...Your paper shoes are enchanting!
Hope you are having a happy weekend,
Susan x

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

Oh Anita, how lovely! You are a kind soul. Hosting a beautiful Parisian party and then giving those of us that participated in the fun the opportunity to own one of your gorgeous creations....how utterly devine! Bien sur! Add me to the list of entrants!!!!!
Merci infiniment!
Simone

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

To dear Anita,
I was horrified to discover that I was not "officially" following your blog!! Not sure how that happened, but I'm on it now!! Must be because I follow "Nowhere" and maybe I thought I had you covered? :) Sometimes, though, Blogger mystifies me. My default is always to blame them ;)
Your Paris party looks as though it was spectacular!!

Anne said...

Anita, chere, it was a WONDERFUL party and I met some delightful new bloggers. MERCI for bringing us all to Paris!

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh what a delightful party my dear!
Thank you for hosting it, there's a bouquet for you over on my blog...

And of course I want to be entered in your generous give-away!
Your designs are gorgeous!!!

~ Violet

Ann said...

What a lovely party...
And of course I'd be delighted to win, it is absolutely gorgeous.

Kerri said...

Dear Anita, thanks for giving us an opportunity to meet new blogger friends and lovely Party in Paris! I am discovering the area (online of course) and will continue to post on my French finds! That shoe is absolutely adorable, but I never win anything. I will try :)

Have a sweet week!

xoxo
Kerri

koralee said...

Oh Anita!!!! What magic you bring to us all!! Your party was one we will all remember! Thank you ..thank you...thank you. What would we do without you? You are so special to us all. {thank you for posting my images....happy dance!}
I am so happy you had such a blessed day yesterday with your sweet friend.
Sending you ooodles of Sunday love...and a BIG hug just because!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Anita, I just followed you, as I'm loving the beautiful French looking building in your header, as I live in Cuenca Ecuador where some time ago it had lots of French influence and around here there's a building exactly like that one in main street (and many more). I will make a picture tour, so please be alert. Hope you like to follow me back too, so we can find each other faster! Happy Sunday!
FABBY

curlysusieQ said...

Dear Anita, I love visiting your blog, it's always so beautifully composed. The shoe is so pretty, I would love to win them.

Susan

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
I have been without a computer since thursday.. I had to replace the monitor. Did you receive my email?
Would I be interested, need you ask? Oh Anita, I would love to have a chance to have your beautiful work. Merci mon ami for this magical Paris party! I know how hard you worked to put this together....You have opened my eyes to such beauty in Paris and I have met so many wonderful bloggers... I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed visiting everyone and seeing Paris through their eyes.. I am honored and humbled that you would share my little Bebe here..
Merci cher ami,
Penny

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

How was your weekend? I hope you're getting back to creating after the cleaning. Thanks for emailing me back...I still need to respond, but it's been a busy weekend.

Your comment was so sweet on my post today...kind of made me sad though for you. I wish you could have shared in that joy of a son. I KNOW that you have made SUCH an impact in so many of those childrens's lives that you taught for all of those years and they will remember you forever.

Much love,
Heidi

Kristin said...

Hi dear Anita, what a pleasure to come here this morning and listen to that beautiful French music. I dreamt myself away....to France. SIGH!!! And that photo of Maximus is soooo adorable! Have a beautiful day! And your shoe is LOVELY!

Kristin xoxo

Barbara said...

It was great fun, Anita, as usual. Loved meeting new bloggers and their takes on Paris...so creative!
Thanks for hosting!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Anita,
Your comment on my post made me smile this morning. I would love a chance to win your beautiful shoe. I love your creations.

This post is gorgeous, and the ending totally enchanting. I met so many wonderful kindred spirits at your party. Thirty-nine comments and ten new followers and beautiful places for me to visit now. Thank you dear lady, because you brought together not only a chance to celebrate Paris, but to find kindred spirits all oner The Land of Blog...your elegant part of the neighborhood.

Happy creating Anita,

Karen

Mrs. Sutton said...

Absolutely fantastic - and well done for organising it - SUCH an inspiration!
Paula x
p.s. Has your book arrived yet?x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita...what a beautiful post...makes me feel like I'm revisiting the Paris posts again...Just wonderful...

Oh the Bloggers meet was fantastic...I had never been to one before...All Kindred Spirits and a lot of us knew each other by sight from photos...unbelievable! Wining, dining, shopping, laughing, talking...a beautiful beautiful get together for us all!

Have a wonderful week...and your slipper is gorgeous...Dzintra xo

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Jeri Landers said...

Anita, Oooh La la, the velvet rosebud outfit, I could just die!!!
At the Lavender Festival, I thought of those acres and acres of French Lavender, bought several pots of Provence and am dreaming of the day when MY lavender plants cover the hills.
Good to know you are in your studio and enjoying every second of it.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Anita enjoy your 'vacation' as you ease into it all..a wonderful journery for you xo

Amish Stories said...

Hi Anita and I just wanted to let you know that I'm staying behind for a while longer in Paris, I really liked the place and figured out that I can complete my blog from a pastry shop. I'm really glad they have internet access! Richard from Paris

catkin tales said...

i found a little window i could step though to give you, my dear friend, a hug.
my home is as busy as a bee hive these days and there is muchexcitment in the air as my daughter-in-law has been 'nesting' as sure sign that the baby is on it's way very soon. my poor son is in bed with a cold virus today, his birthday! we are hoping that the mum-to-be won't catch it too.
although we had their party at the weekend, my twins birthday is tomorrow and i have just been adding the finishing touches to their gifts.
and i am wondering how you are today and for some reason i keep thinking of swans. maybe because your dreams are growing feathers :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ah Anita that passion I think will take you a long way...Dzintra xo

Mrs. Sutton said...

Oh Anita, I'm SO delighted that you received your book safely today, and even more happy that you like it so much. Your description of your husband ooohing and ahhhing over the pages made me laugh - it gives me SO much pleasure to know that the book has given YOU so much pleasure.
Happy Days!!!
Much love,
Paula x

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!
Gorgeous images in this post as always!!
I want that silver, sparkly coat!!!! MAGICAL!!!!
How was your weekend? It's HOT, HOT, & Humid here.
It's here- my blog's first birthday is this week- the post that's up is in honor of the year mark but the actual date is June 22, 2011.... I can't believe a whole year flew by!!! I have met such amazing friends like you! This has been a wonderful journey!!! I can't thank you enough for your friendship, support, kindness, & encouraging words!!! You are truly a wonderful person who is beautiful inside and out!!!!
Thank you for everything!!!!
Luv & hugs!!!!
Shannon :-)

Michele said...

Bonjour Anita ~~ Another beautiful post by You ~~ I would absolutely love to participate in your give away and thank you for the chance to win :)


BISOUS, ET QUE NOTRE SEIGNEUR JÉSUS CHRIST TE BÉNISSE-

KISSES, and may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you!!!!


Sincerely,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Anita,
I am so late in commenting - I cleaned all day. It was time, and now I'm tired and sore, but isn't it nice when everything sparkles? I had such a wonderful time on the Parisian tour. I love Dawne's picture, and little Bebe stole my heart. There was something so precious about her. I left you a message on your previous post - yes, I would love to enter in your giveaway and win the lovely shoe.

Oh, I noticed that you have Dream a little Dream with the French version - how delightful. I adore that song, and have had it on our playlist since the beginning. My favorite version is by the Mamas and the Papas. She has a dreamy voice. The girls loved the French version. Who sings that? I'd love to know. I hope you have a good week, and I'm still dreaming of Paris...maybe someday.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Sent you an email, love, but could not resist stopping by here too. Who could? :) And I'm glad because I got a closer look at your amazing romantic studio. How do you manage to do anything at all in such a place. I'd be too lovesick to think. ;) Do you know what I love about your decor? I love that it is so regal, while at the same time uncluttered, airy and simple.

Thank you for happy mail again. ;)
MUAH!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Was so much fun joining in on the Paris party, thanks again for organizing this.
Sending hugs and hope you have a beautiful week and have fun creating in the studio.

Hope the sun is shinning and you are enjoying summer.
Hugs
Carolyn

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for being part of my link Party! It's the first time i try this. I would prefer having images with each link, maybe next time i'll figure out how to do it. Are you enjoying summer? Here, it's getting warmer and i work in the garden every day when i get home. Love for a fabulous day!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Anita, I hope you woke up to a sunny Tuesday. Your pictures are pretty as always. Paris is such a good idea, any time!
How have you been, did the Summer School holidays already start? We have 3 more weeks of school.
Enjoy your Tuesday ma tendre amie xxx

desde my ventana said...

Anita, all is so beautiful and so french!!!
wonderful post!!!
Happy day to you too

Hugs

Cecilia

Sandra van Doorn said...

oh Anita, i’m so excited you got photoshop!! just had to drop by to tell you:)

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...what is on your agenda today!? I am off and running! One more week with students and then a teacher week...I CAN DO IT!!!
Enjoy your day...card making sounds like a wonderful way to spend your day
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

fashion meets art said...

hello my sweet friend anita, how are you? hope fine! this post is gorgeous. i've enjoyed it so much. every singel picture is fantastic and this is one of my fav. headers you've created here.
kisses to you
maren anita

FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

Renae said...

Anita, I saw on your comments to hi-d that you don't swim. I sort of don't either. I do, but I didn't until I was 18 - I went thru my childhood/teen years deathly frightened. But you know what? I can't go on a cruise. It still frightens me because the water is too big.... hahaha. Just some fyi!

Maria said...

Bonsoir et merci pour la fête1

I hope your new week started well. It's amazing that it's Wednesday tomorrow! There is still more work for me to do at school and I'm hanging in there!
We're supposed to hit 90 degrees tomorrow. I was thinking of going in early to beat the heat and get things done before all that heat rises to the second floor!
Sooooo looking forward to a few mornings in a row when I'm having my second cuppa in my jammies curled up in the sunroom!
Wishing you relaxing mornings too my dear!
*blessings always*
Maria

hi-d said...

I hope you had a lovely day. Okay...I think you should take swim lessons...you would love it!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Anita, Back again . Thanks for all your comments this week. I am having Sooo much trouble with my Google account. Just spent a half hour trying to leave a comment on Nancy's blog. Can you help me and leave it for me?
"I'm delighted that you won Irina's book giveaway and Anita's tag! Congratulations! It looks like a good one.
And i'm drooling over your trade. How lovely they are. Do you call those girondelles?
xx
dawne"
Let's see if I can leave this here. I'll copy this and email it to you if it doesn't "take"
ThankXXX so much!!

I just tried to leave that on your blog...
Well, as you can see, I cannot leave comments at all!!!!!! When I hit "publish" it goes back to my Google homepage. Grrrr. I guess I really will have to move to France to get proper internet!!!

So could you PULEEZE copy and paste my thing to her comments?? After all this work, I'd hate to discard the comment

Always nuts,
dawne

koralee said...

Hip hip hip hooray....my Summer days are one day closer.
Sending you a little love today...wish I could sit by your fountain and enjoy your company! Someday! xoxoxoxoox

Renae said...

Anita, you are so cracking up funny. Ya a grand $15 for a hard weeks work and a whole Saturday, huh? That is exactly why I am swearing them OFFFFFF. hahaha.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Hi, I am your newest follower and thoroughly enjoyed myself as I poured over your beautiful images. The music set the stage for a relaxing feast for the eyes!!I am a new blogger and am learning from you veterans!! Thanks and have a wonderful week!

hi-d said...

You are so funny and remind me of my Mom somewhat. She does okay in the shallow end, but once the water is over her head, she would be VERY comfortable with a life jacket. haha...

It's a beautiful sunny day here. I better go clean my tub. (that just doesn't sound right!)... :)

Have a good evening!!!
Heidi

carolyn bradford said...

Simply breathtaking and I'm LOVING the music! My parents just returned from Paris and had the best time! So glad I got to see this and HEAR this….may be playing it the rest of the night!! Or…watching Something's Gotta Give! I love the music they play in that movie so much! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Ruben Rivera said...

Lovely post. I'm so sorry I missed the Paris link party. I've been so out of it, blogging-wise. But I hope to hop back in.

XOXO
Ruben

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

It certainly is wonderful to create and share...I just love it...Enjoy your day dearest...Dzintra xo

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

!2 hours later, and about a gazillion trips to Google and Wildblue, 6 phone calls and a lot less hair later, I may have this new Google Takeover figured out. Now I have to sugn in to see my email, then sign out to go to a blog and sign in to Gmail to comment, then sign out again to go back to my email. So, let's see if this thing works here...scrinch eyes, grimace...here goes...

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Yes!! Conquest!!! But it still uses the old name!!! I wanted it to just say dawne...but it won't...well, at least I know I can leave a comment here!
Love to you!
dawne

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

Even though,sadly, I missed your party, Anita (I have been lost in the Doll Room for some time now), I had to tell you that your slipper is perfectly fit for a faerie princess. Beautifully done...

Palomasea said...

Happy Thursday beautiful friend!
I wonder if you are up now at this early hour? I fell asleep with A, and woke up bright and bushy tailed at 3:00 am.
Did you and Ruben see a rainbow around 8:30? Oh my goodness, the sky was lavender here, with a gorgeous double rainbow...nature's miracles!
I was so very happy to see your messages....I am sorry, blogger would not let me link to Etsy for some reason...
Thank you for the always heartfelt and beautiful words you leave for me, precious friend.
Love you,
- Irina

koralee said...

Here I am for my morning visit...2 more days with students!!! Grade 5 graduation today...our weather has been sunny and there are many happy dances going on at school these days.
You will almost have a month behind you before we even get started on our holidays....but I will run and catch up to you. xoxoxo hugs.

Jeri Landers said...

Anita, that post you can't get into, " One man and a Pergola", I accidentally published it late last night and removed it immediately. I Will have it up later today or tomorrow morn. I lost your email, can you send it to me? jeri@hopalonggreetings.com

The Average Jay said...

Can a Gentlemen say in a crowd of women "I too would love to win?" Your posts always bring love to my heart. Jay

Stacey said...

Darling, it's seems as if I am always the last one to join the party these days!:-). However, I just wanted you to know that I LOVED being a part of our Paris fiesta! Looking forward to it again next year:-). Bisous.

Amish Stories said...

Thought Id get a second helping of Anita's blog, man look how many comments you have I feel very full. I need to sit down,lol. I really dropped over to re-look at your pictures and that puppy image is my favorite, I'm am a big animal lover after all. Richard formally of Paris now living in a Pennsylvania Amish community. Richard

Marie Antionette said...

Dearest Anita,
This is one of the most enchanting post I have ever seen.
I just loved the music.
By the way...my daughter Alexia wants to talk or visit you soon.She just bought a small beginners harp.She had always enjoyed Music played on a harp.
You take care Hon and May God Bless,
XXOO Marie Antionette

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Anita I am soooo sorry I missed your party! I had started a post and didn't get it finished! I do hope you'll forgive me :(

La la loved your post!!!!

Mwah
gi gi