Friday, September 11, 2009

Make a Single Line and Have Your Tickets Ready Please...Thank You Very Much...

We are full to capacity and then some....there are people standing, sitting and waiting impatiently in the aisles as the curtain will rise to reveal the final act of Good Night Sweet Prince, a four act play written by moi, your hostess, Anita or better known in the "wanna be" literary world as Camille Benoit!

Tonight, someone will win the title of "author of the final act" of this whimsical canine caper...oh mon Dieu! here are some late comers...depêchez-vous, Madame's standing room only folks!

Now, without further ado, the envelope please...uhummmm, I'm waiting...Merci beaucoup...

Drum roll please....and now, the winner of the title of "author of the final act of Good Night Sweet Prince" goes to the talented, wonderful and now two-time winner of the Castles Crowns and Cottages Playwright award is....

Let's give a hardy round of applause to Bonnie from Diamonds and Daisies!! Please click on her blog name and pay her a visit to congratulate her. She has a delightful blog and is a bright and wonderful writer! Bonnie is also the winner of La Diva which was posted back in February sometime. Bonnie captures our hearts, that is for sure!

Bonnie darling, you are just lovely in your lace gown! Please, come up and say a few words....

Let us now raise the curtain on the final act of our Summer Stock play and give a toast to our winner, a woman of great kindness, perseverance, and courage.


He went as fast as his legs could take him

this scruffy ragamuffin.

Through alleyways and boulevards he was on his way a puffin'.

Soon he would round the corner of La Rue de Sainte Honoré

through peoples' legs and winding streets he soon would find his way.

It was fine with the kids, all the hugs and kisses

but he belonged in the salon with society's minxes

how he loved to upset their apple carts

With his crazy antics, this little upstart

even Madame Chou Chou was heard to whisper

"How I dearly miss that little trickster."

M. Balzac entered the salon that day

"Fear not fair lady", he seemed to say.

"For I have come back for good at last to stay

Gone is my wanderlust, and to this day,

I will stay faithful to my friends forever

But I am still a scamp, a scoundrel and clever!

And if I do not hear a sincere "Merci"

Your shoes may make their way off the balcony!

Balzac! Monsieur Bergeron cried out with joy

Oh mon petit chien, my sweet little boy.

The clients were hushed by this beautiful scene

all their protests were just a silly smokescreen.

All’s well that ends well I believe they say

A sweet ending to this magnificent day!

Le Petit Théâtre de Chimères would like to honor and thank The Dutchess, entry #1 and Jaqueline entry#2 for the work and great thought they put into their drafts. I raise my glass to you dear friends and lovers of literature, beauty, and dreams. Et à vous tous, à la vôtre!

Good Night Sweet Prince.....

Good Night Sweet Prince is the property of Castles Crowns and Cottages


deb famularo said...

Bravo Encore!
Conratulations Bonnie! That was incredible. I am sure gonna miss M Balzac - and thank you Anita, my 2 sick kids loved 'votre chien!!!' I haven't seen them smile all week! All 3 of us are in love with M. Balzac!! lol You truly are a gifted writer, and I'll be the first to buy your book, I want it signed of course! lots of love, deb

Unknown said...

Dearest Bonnie, You take the cake and the medal and the's all about you! Many congratulations...
Anita dear heart, that was the most fun I've had in 40 some years. Lets do it again some time! Look at the moon, I'm with you whenever you see it.

Fete et Fleur said...

A wonderful ending for this story. Congratulations Bonnie. Thank you again my dear for providing some wonderful entertainment.


PS. The comment moderation thing takes getting used to. You have to sign into your blog and then go to your dashboard to see if you have comments waiting for moderation. A bit of a hassle, but worth it to me at this point. Hope that helps.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

More,More,came the call from the lady in the front seat.Oh! that was me....LOL. You are a wonder Antia.
Guess what??? I'm having a givaway.Do stop by my dear.XXOO Marie Antionette

Chemin des Muguets said...


Brilliant choice!

Where is the after party? Can I come?

Next play svp!


Presépio no Canal said...

Congratulations, Bonnie :)
And to you too, Anita :)

Yes, I want too an after party, in honour of this great play and wonderful writers :)

Bisous, ma cherie :-)


LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita! Well it's a pleasure to be here! These French surroundings will make every visitor happy, not only Jacqueline, congrats to you Jacqueline! Well everyone was a winner in my opinion as I loved all stories. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event Anita, hope all is well with you, bisous, LiLi

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Very nicely done! Congratulations one and all! Looking forward to the next performance. Cathy

Unknown said...

What a wonderful blog entry! I enjoyed it.

Tristan Robin said...

what a perfect ending to the tale!

I look forward to your next premier ... and the final proscenium photo is just enchanting!


Rattus Scribus said...

Congratulations Bonnie! Very cute story with hilarious pictures of Balzac. Seeing him gives me the distinct impression that Balzac is NOT M. Bergeron's dog. Bergeron is Balzac's man. Look forward to more stories about this larger than life dog.

The Dutchess said...

At E mail is working again..And so nice to say BRAVO to Bonnie..this was wonderful..:))

The Dutchess said...

Oh,and we are so happy there is an after party..Miss Moussie came home...this was unforgettable..and with all the home improvements and the internet problems we where late...Now... open the champagne..

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how I enjoyed this evening out on the town....And, I do so love getting all dressed up....but my feet did hurt at the end of the evening....

Great job ladies!


Bonnie said...

Hello, everyone...I was tres happy to find out I had won the contest! Thank you for your kind words. I'm sure The Dutchess and Jacqueline join me in raising our glasses of bubbly champagne to the lovely Anita for the chance to enter her writing contest. You are the best Anita!

Lots of hugs & kisses all around,


Woolytales Miniatures said...

Congratulations Bonnie!!!!!!!! How exciting! And to you dear Anita... once again, marvelous post... my face hurts because I hold a smile soooo long while I read your post.... I often do it twice!Love~

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congratulations Bonnie!


Anita, thank you so much for providing such wonderful entertainment.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bravo! Bravo!

Congrats to Bonnie & to you Anita for the wonderful delightful play! What a fun time I had, all the fanfare & beautiful gowns and sparkling champagne... a treat indeed!

Merci beau coup ma chere!
Bisous, Sherry

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I was at Fete et Fleur and well, gushed about you after finding out you are related! I can't wait to see your husband's blog and I want you to know I consider you one of the truest gifts I have received in coming to blogland and opening my heart! Blessings dear.

Unknown said...

Congrats to Bonnie and thank you Anita for entertaining me.

Jorgelina said...

Congratulations Bonnie.
Very cute story.

à la parisienne said...

Reading your play and the other ladies entries for Act Four has been an absolute delight!
Felicitations to Bonnie!

And answering your question about my banner, I took the photo, edited it, and designed it for my blog. I love the background of your blog, by the way-so unique and beautiful!

à la parisienne said...

I appreciate your compliment about my banner. Best of luck in your banner endeavor. Did you know that I do custom blog designs- blog banners, signatures, and other embellishments? If you visit my Etsy shop at
you can see some links to some of my work. If you decide that you would like some help, let me know! But I totally understand the desire to try it yourself!
Oh, and I would love to have your email address. For some reason I can't reply to your comments on my blog via email. I guess you don't have an email contact listed on your blog profile???
Bonne chance et amuse-toi!

Gina said...

Congratulations, Bonnie! You are as gifted with words as our lovely hostess. You should consider writing a book!

Anita, thank you for having all of us meet in Paris! I'm home now exhausted by the jet lag, but felt it was well worth the travel! I look forward to your next soiree!


P.S. I promise NOT to bring any box wine. LoL.

Rattus Scribus said...

Dearest of all,
I just posted my third blog that I believe many people will like. I'd love feedback from folks.

Unknown said...

hi anita,
congratulations to bonnie. i love this post and your little dog too. i cut my hand last night so i am typing this note with one hand. in case it looks a bit different. anita, i lived this event and i too am disappointed that it is over. have a lovely week.


The Victorian Parlor said...

Bravo! A spectacular performance! Is it too soon to obtain tickets to the next performance:).



Kirsten Steen said...

Yay! It is screaming applause all around the theater! What fun! I love this idea and am so glad to get to participate. Love those photos too!
Congrats to you both!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Just happened upon your blog and LOVE it! Your writing is wonderful and that little dog of yours is adorable! I'll be back to visit more!

Rosemary said...

Great job Bonnie!!!
Hi Anita,
Better late than never!!
So busy here.
Chat with you soon,

FIONA said...

Bravo Madame, Bravo.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

i love that long white and gold evening gown! is that nicole kidman? anyway, congradulations bonnie! =)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning sweet gal!

Ahhhh.......thanks so much. I love things on the's so satisfying, I think. I just slipcovered a chair too. I'll show that soon. I bought new file cabinets and I'm getting some nicer shelving for my little computer area. Yeah, some gals have a lovely little den area....then there are some (like me) who have their computer area in the CLOSET.....I actually planned it that way when we had the house built and had all the outlets put in there. It works pretty well, but is NOT attractive. That MUST be fixed.

By the way........little Frenchie gal.....I save little French phrases/words (I don't know a word of French) for signs or whatever...."someday".....I found this one the other day.......uv vevre d'amitie. What does it mean? I'd hate to write something on a sign only to find out it means "beer garden this way" or something. :-)

I had to post this here.........I don't have your e-mail address, just no-reply....sorry it's irrelevant!