Thursday, December 4, 2014

Twice Upon A Time




 I saw






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Versailles

L'Opéra Garnier

 les pâtisseries

and 

les boutiques...

I wanted to relive it all

when I came back home


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and I did.

Because



was

on

my handmade stage


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a wood and metal 

theatre


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where 

the court of 

Versailles


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marches again in a procession of 

ideas.



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The details I had remembered

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L'Opéra Garnier



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changed how I saw

a vintage soap dish

as 

a balcony seat


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suitable for a little bisque 

queen.

 
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The statuesque

croquembouches

in the best Paris 

pâtisseries






inspired a paper clay sculpture



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that makes me





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And

 winsome Paris windows



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reflect back

a friend's lithe paper works



paper dress violet skiles


as well as my own.



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But the best part 

about this showpiece is sharing 

a sense

of





with blog friends

who have also 

staged their dreams.


Take a break

from your Christmas preparations


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to 

visit their 

French-inspired theatres


and 

live life


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Theatre made from an old bookcase embellished with scraps from vintage metal valances. Wooden floor and beams hand-cut and painted by me. Marie Antoinette doll wig handmade by me with sheep's wool scraps.


93 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bravo cher ami ! I knew it would be magnifique !! I feel like I have been to Paris and back....Twice...
I love your Theatre and all that is holds within... Your paper croquembouches look good enough to eat! And Violet's paper dress is just beautiful, as is your tutu!! Oh my dear, you have outdone yourself. Then there is you...... Is it possible to become more beautiful? I think in your case, it is true... You look gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing your Theatre, your talent, your sweet self!
bisous!
Penny

"Create Beauty" said...

I am SWOONING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is all so L O V E L Y!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could be there, in person, peering into your theatre
and examine the wall and floor finishes and all the decor!

Those balcony seats!!!!!!
The opulance!
The Frenchness of it all,
and your french cake, oh my that looks good enough to eat.
If it were here I'd have to lock it up so the mouse actors couldn't get to it,
they are always hungry!!!!!!

I just finished my post, and it took me all day, as I had technical difficulties.
My plan was to do a movie slide show, but then I had issues with the program,
and then after all my work discovered it can't be viewed on a tablet, so I put most
of the photos in a post, with the movie at the end.

I can hardly wait to visit everyone else in the morning, and to come back here when
I am not exhausted! Love the photos of you with your theatre!!!!!!

Oh how you make me smile and laugh and fill my heart with joy!

~ Violet

Méa Strauß said...

Yeiiii, just stood up and saw THIS. Sooooooooooooo wonderful, yes, full of wonders - POCHETTE-SURPRISE!! - full of HUMOUR!!! and HEART. A you must have had such GREAT FUN!
♡♡♡♡ HUUUUGS to you all, THIS was a surprise :)), your fan Méa ;))) Aaaaand this star... an elf´s one...

Méa Strauß said...

Me again,
after the first flash i finally was able to read your lines. They are the crown to the pictures - ahhh, Anita,
you made my day, really!!!
Huuugs again ♡♡♡ Méa

MJH Design Arts said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. xoxoxo Mary

Barbara Fisher said...

How wonderful Anita! The clay sculpture looks good enough to eat, and the paper dresses are truly a work of art. I can only marvel at your talent and the talent of your blogging friends. I will visit all of their blogs and savour everything before coming back to marvel at your post at least twice more! Hugs to you my friend, enjoy your day. I really can’t believe how beautiful this post is it must have taken ages to put together, thank you so much for sharing the magic.

Art and Sand said...

Vera just sent me over to visit and I am so glad she did.

I am at a loss for words to express my enjoyment of your post. So, I will simply say, "thank you",

Jade said...

Oh Anita, my dear friend, what a breathtaking post..........can´t get enough of it!!! What a magical world.........every single word, every picture - that´s so YOU! And you are sooooooooo beautiful and talented!! Thank you so much for all your inspiration.......thank you for taking us into a world of art, beauty and harmony..........and nobody does it like you!!!! Have a wonderful weekend,

with love and hugs, Jade

Simplement ... said...

Merci merveilleuse Anita de nous faire ainsi rêver tout au long de l'année.
Et en cette période de l'Avent, magique et porteuse d'espoir, tu fais entrer la Beauté dans nos coeurs.
C'est un don du ciel de savoir embellir ainsi les instants de la Vie.
Mille bisous d'amitié
Marie-Ange

Burlap Luxe said...

My beauty I feel so under dressed for your production and performance here. I adore that you have added wood floors as well as the relief taking on more white and not so much French opera. Your theatre has taken on a whole new look of French theatrics, and is so poetically you.
Love that you have staged your theatre with French cakes that inspires me to try my baking skills with clays and pretty iceing. Your production in all things Paris France invites more then what it inspires here. It inspires the grandeur, the splendor that olny your style and photos put to words bring vividly to life.

Thank you Anita, for joining in and making this another Decembers theatrical Noel.

Looking forward to whats instore for your holiday home designs.

xx
bisous

Dore

bernadette b said...

Féérique. Magnifique et royal billet. Bisous Anita

speedyrabbit said...

OMG that is Beautiful Anita,our house is ready soon we will post our photos too,xx Rachel and Speedy

The Dutchess said...

Magnificent..Magnifique..Marvelous...xoxo

Molly TheWally said...

Wonderful Anita. So very magical. French taste at it's best. We have so missed your posts. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a treat to see your theatre again! So elegant and charming and luxe! And the stunning photo of the croquembouche - I attempted one once - it was not successful, to say the very least!

I visited all the various bloggers' theatre posts and it made for a delightful little hop! If you band together again next year and have a day of dream theatres, I would love to participate with you!

Have a delightful weekend - and thanks for the enchanting posting!

nélinha said...

Quelle magie tu as fait rentré dans ton joli théâtre...L'époque de la "belle Autrichienne" t'as énormément inspirée que dire tu as eu raison car j'aime aussi ce style...Raffinement, gourmandise, recherche et un énorme travail de création...Bravo à toi...TU es superbe à côté de ton ravissant théâtre...Tu es la ravissante actrice de ton billet majestueux, et.....forcément théâtrale...Tu aimes notre pays, je le sais..tu aimes notre histoire, on le sent,....Et moi j'aime ton splendide billet so giggle...
Bisous tout plein
Nélinha
ps: tes photos sont magiques!!!!!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dear dear Anita!!!
Oh,HOW enchanted beautiful is your images with all these incredibly nice details.....:)))*
Details are SO important everywhere!
And your own photo is beyond beautiful,you look amazing,yes it is!!!
LOVE,looooooove all in your outfit and your hair....
Absolutely fantastic images of Paris!!!

Thankyou,dear friend for bringing here touch of Magic......:)))*

Hugs and,
Xx,
V.

The enchanted home said...

WOW! Just when I think you cannot possibly top a prevo9us post..bam you do! And do so brilliantly...this is so fabulous. Makes me want to hop on a plane to Paris NOW! It truly is to me the most inspirational place on earth, it just makes you want to live life to the fullest and brings out the dreamer in all of us. Thank you Anita!!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Bravo, Anita!!! Encore!!! Beautiful. Artistic. And so very inspiring. Thank you, dear Anita, for all you share.
xoxo,
Lin

Kim said...

Well, that was certainly a Christmas tour worth waiting for, indeed! I love your unique take on life and the depth of your thoughts and words, Anita. Your decor is of course, elegant and dramatic. What a truly inspiring post and such lovely music, a song I have never heard before! Enjoy your weekend, surrounded by your beautiful handmade treasures! (I can't believe you made that floor and ceiling! Handy girl!)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Anita, I was so thrilled to see your new post in my inbox finally. And so glad because a visit here was the best way to start my day. Pure joy in seeing your gorgeous theatre and artistic works. Each piece designed from the remembrance of time in Paris. Oh I love this creation, your words and the music. And~~ to see you at the end with your theater is perfect. You are just beautiful!!!
I must go back and revisit with the music once again or in this case, twice upon a time!
Wishing you a wonderful Friday and perfect weekend.
Love to you

Catherine Robinson said...

MAGNIFIQUE! Such beauty and magic all wrapped with your incomparable style...and I love the photos of you gorgeous Anita!
Happy Weekend xx

Mary Hone said...

So gorgeous! What a beautiful way to relive a special memory of your favorite city. I take tons of photos for the very same reasons.

Stephanie said...

How do I put into words the feelings I had as I read your words, looked at your photos, and listened to your music.... There are butterflies floating around in my tummy and when I close my eyes I feel as if I am there in Paris among the beauty and magic.

This was beautiful, dear Anita :) Much love!

marciapilar.net said...

The grandeur of the details of your life leave this simple girl speechless.
All beautiful, especially you.
xoxo
Marcia

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Just gorgeous Anita. Each little detail fit for an Empress.
Thank you for sharing your unique talent...
Susan

I Dream Of said...

Oh Anita, I love this post so much I don't even know what to say in my comment. Truly, I am without words. Which my husband would say is a Christmas miracle. There is so much beauty, so much magic, so much to think about here. And whenever I get to go back to my beloved Paris is a moment to savor. Thanks for taking me there this morning. Thanks for the delight and the beauty. XOXO

Junkchiccottage said...

Absolutely enchanting and you sent our souls with you on this French journey. Felt like I was right there in Paris. Beautiful Anita.
Bravo mon ami. Love all your creative souls.
Kris

Leslie said...

ANITA! I love your paper clay sculpture! The icing is so pretty and looks edible;) Your home is stunning ANITA! The tree and mantle are beautiful and the photo looks to be taken from a home in the French countryside.

Beautiful... xxleslie

La Contessa said...

OMG!I was going to forward to DORE!!!!!So, happy..as I too bought one of her STAGES for MY MAMA last year........and just this morning with coffee in hand thought I best stop by and DO UP her stage setting and make certain her lights work!I have purchased magical old world thread with Xmas trees on top!I will send YOU one!Address please!
Many thoughts and questions going through my head as I read this.......what is that clawed thing on top of the candlestick?FABULOUS what you have done......and is the chandelier with garland in the THEATRE?DId you make that?Me thinks YES!I have been to all the spots you mentioned here........and have the same little print of MADAME P in my powder room!I tried so hard to find something to BUY at Repetto this last visit but alas was not meant to be!I of course, wanted some FABULOUS TUTU to BUY...........
This POST was AMAZING......the BEST PART???Was seeing you with your CREATION...............BRAVA MADAME ANITA BRAVA!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!XOXOX

Karena Albert said...

Oh my Anita, this is so thrilling to see your artful creations and dreams come to life!
I have traveled to many countries in the past, yet France and Paris are still at the very top of my dream list. Thank you for sharing this lovely magical travel!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Karen said...

Anita,
In this hectic month I thank you for the calming little visit to Paris, in your creative and talented hands. Such a lovely vignette.
xo,
Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita,
You are beautiful in this picture, truly. I love your red lipstick! Haven't worn that in awhile. Your Christmas tree with the pink balls is so charming, my friend. And the antique soap dish is gorgeous. You have such a great sense of style. And that paper clay sculpture is delightful. We have to have a little whimsical during the holidays, don't we? You know, what you said about Paris really got me thinking of when the girls went there. They came home and said it changed their lives. What is it about this place? I will have to experience it myself. Nel said she would live there if she could.

I loved your delightful post today, Anita, and I will have to come back and see it again. Your queen is so sweet. She looks real from behind hehehe.

A magical post, indeed.

love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, and I also wanted to tell you that the pictures you took are wonderful.

love,
~me

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness... this is totally squeee worthy. I visited the other sites and was just swept away with the wonderful stories and sets. I must have missed this last year! I will look forward to it next year. :) I have a thing for miniatures. I am always so fascinted with the realistic detail that can be achieved. Your sets are amazing and I could have sworn I stepped into a Parisian theatre. :)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

My sweet beautiful Anita, my sista Izzy... what a joyful act of creative play we had linking our theatre presentations together. Your production was splendid grandeur as you do it well. You transported us to a realm of fairytale hopes and dreams.Thank you for showing the photos of beautiful you and your theatre. You posted so early I stayed up to 2AM to post mine, but I wanted to wait until the 15th. There was such excitement and joy creating with other blogger friends and waiting patiently to see what was to be their productions. Yours is stunning, Bravo, bravo!
Love ya,
Vera

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

This post is in perfect keeping with the season, the weather and the magic of Paris. Truly beautiful. Wishing you the joys of the season

Helen xx

Robyn said...

Oh my, Anita - you truly know how to create magic. The music, the words, the incredible photos and your creations are just stunning! You have such a talent for transporting the soul to another time and place, my friend. Is there anything you cannot do? Thank you for bringing such beauty into all of our lives!

Constance said...

Dear Anita,
I think you lived in Paris in a past life! Perhaps hobnobbed at Versailles with the Royal Family, danced at their entertainments, and wrote poetry with the court gallants:)

Bonnie said...

Anita, I am so thankful I did not miss your lovely post. Your creations are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your talents. Hugs! Bonnie

Luisa María Benito said...

My dear Anita!

Your talent is amazing! I am fascinated by your creativity and this magic that you detach Your photos, and these sculptures of paper are simply magnificent!

Oh my friend Anita! I am charmed with your hair! One sees you very attractive in the photos! This one is a post full of dreams and magic, I want to visit other blogs also.
Always I am charmed with visiting, but I must be grateful to you also for your visit, so nicely as always.

I hope that you enjoy of a marvellous weekend !!

Luisa

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Botanic Bleu said...

Anita,
After attending all of the productions by all of the December 5 French-inspired theaters, I had to return to tell you how much I adore this series of productions. The theater ticket you created set the stage for all of these unique, exquisite set productions. Thank you for a truly inspiring round of holiday productions.

Judith

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Oh how wonderful - the theatre is magnificent! You are so talented dear friend from the little Queen, the chandeliers to the Croquembouche and then the sweet tutu and the marble fireplace. Love everything about this breathtaking work.
Also how beautiful the photos of you are. Thank you for taking us into your magical world with all this gorgeous French elegance.
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Palomasea said...

How do I find the right words here? Words cannot express what I am feeling...but I'll try.. :) Feeling absolutely transported...you sure know how to tell a story, my friend.
I feel like I have just been sprinkled with the most magical fairy sparkle dust.....
Dearest, this was exquisite down to the smallest, most enchanting détail Parisien à L'Anita!!!! Your creativity brings much-needed joy and light to our world....
And the photos of you are STUNNING!
The heavenly music is the cherry on top...
Love love love your magic.....Love YOU! :) Merci mille fois...c'était magnifique, chere amie....Brava! Let's play!!! :)))

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita I am with Irina here.....so totally transported with this post.....and maybe for real as my Son offered to send me to Paris last year for my birthday but alas we haven't anybody to watch JoJo for that time and no family nearby.....I thanked him profusely but declined.....Not to worry!!! Blow me down this July he said.....get your Passport Mum I'll take you.......!!!!!!!!! So, I think this may be happening next year.......oh my..........what can I say.........I would dearly love my Husband to come but how can I knock back my Son's very generous offer..........It's all happening..........A beautiful post from a Beautiful Girl.......a Cheers to you Dearest.....Much Love, Dzintra xoxoxoxo

Denise said...

Dearest Anita, A merry Christmas to You and Your's.I love Your miniatures.It is a fun hobby.My youngest daughter and I did a box country kitchen when She was in Junior High.My youngest is more like Me then the others and We had such fun doing it. As You dream of France,I dream of Ireland, in the country.You are so beautiful Anita,I love seeing photo's of You and those two were lovely.Blessing to You this holiday season- Denise

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning, Jeanne! I don't see a current blog for you, but I want to make sure you get my reply. Thank you kindly for visiting all of us! It is quite enchanting, isn't it, all of the stage productions! I rather, gave a tour of the theatre but next time, I will stage a show. It sure was fun! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Constance I can't find your blog! But thank you so much for visiting. Yep, sometimes I think I was French in a past life....why was I so intrigued with this language when I first heard it in first grade? I felt as if it was part of me!

Hugs to you dear friend! Anita

"Create Beauty" said...

I am back! To enjoy your theatre once again!!!!!! aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I see how you used your chandelier like mine, a candelabra!!!!! I LOVE that!

And you featured the paper dress I made you, oh your photograph of it is lovely!!!!!

Once again I am mesmerized by the detail of your theatre. The finishes are gorgeous, and I love
the tiny ornate framed portraits, the ornate wood trim, the balcony seats, your imagination just tickles me so!!!!!!!

I've been back to all the productions this morning. Up early to let the dog out.... I went back to bed, only to
get so warm I decided to get up.... the usual story!

This gave me time to quietly peruse all the posts once again and be entertained and awed.

xoxoxo

Violet

Red Rose Alley said...

Today, I am cleaning up so we can get our tree! I am looking forward to it. After the tree goes up, everything looks magical. Have a wonderful weekend. I just love that queen hehehe. I will come back later to savor this post.

Big hugs,
~Sheri

marciapilar.net said...

Brava!! Simply magic here, love. I look forward to many more visits to this one...it will take me several to take in all this beautiful light.
Thank you for stopping by earlier.
xoxo
Marcia
PS-Hi Sheri. ;)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Wonderful pictures! I loved seeing the Repetto boutique and the Opera Garnier.

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Pour moi tu es une noble dame
avec tant de talent
tant de concentration créatrice
que je ne peux que t'admirer.
Je souhaite que tes jours
se passent dans le “flow” parfait...


Je vois les rêves
qui fleurissent
dans tes mots
tes contes du coeur...

Je vois l'action
de tes mains
dans tes images
tes créations magiques...


http://youtu.be/vOTans552xI

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Anita I am back for an encore. I must say we should jump on a plane with our sweet husbands with wide opened eyes once again and soak in the beauty of "the city of lights" for many more years of inspiration. Me with my magical park and you with your grandeur... us together with our never ending enjoyment of play we could do this in the Spring of 2015.
Celebrating my first year of blogging I am so very grateful I've met you in this spell binding world of play that only
occurs in Blog Land. Hope you are finding time to deck your halls and walls and find time to absorb the magic of the season.
Sending love,
Vera

PlantPostings said...

I've never visited Paris, but you appear to have captured the essence of that destination. My daughter was there last year and fell in love with the city. Lovely images you've shown here. :)

Jeri Landers said...

I must tell you how elegant and beautiful and classy you look next to your lovely little theater! And so very French..

hi-d said...

Wow! Your artistry is amazing. I actually was thrown for a loop a few times looking at these photos of your theatre, feeling like I was looking into a large scale, real life room. Oh my goodness...your attention to detail is amazing. Loved seeing the photos of you too. You exude such grace.

I sent my mom your last blog post link and the photo you emailed me as well. She said that her mom and yours wore their hair the same. :)

Sorry I haven't emailed you back. Rob was traveling this week and we are all getting over being sick. I've decoratef for Christmas but still need to shop. It's creeping up way too fast!

Well my dear...this was quite the post. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Love to you!
Heidi

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Chère Troebadoer,

Grâce à vous, je trouve de la musique si féerique; vos poèmes aussi m'inspirent et vos visites chez moi sont comme des prières. On dirait un ange!

GROS BISOUS!!!!! Merci. Anita

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

OHHHHHH!! GASP!!
How WONDERFUL, AND MAGICAL, AND WHIMSICAL,AND..AND ENCHANTING!!! (how did I miss this)? The theatre is STUNNING!!!
Oh Anita I just love love LOVE THE PICTURE OF YOU!!!! How BEAUTIFUL and CHIC, and GLAMOROUS you are!!!!
I am so glad that I came over today! :-)
Have a wonderful day today, many many Blessings, warmth and much love, Linnie

A Joyful Cottage said...

Enchanting! Amazing! Anita, you are so talented. What a gift you have! Thank you for sharing it here. And I agree with previous visitors. .you are beautiful. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday. xxx ~ Nancy

Bonnie said...

Lovely, Anita. Bonjour, I am and remain enchanted. Please email me bonniesilva@cox.net I have something to share. My love to Ruben ~ Bonnie

It's me said...

Love love love you.....xxx !!

Christelle said...

Paris est un lieu magique ! A chaque fois que l'on y pose les pieds, on se prend à y réver, au fil des rues, au fils des avenues, des monuments ou des boutiques, on se sent prise dans ses filets et surtout, on a pas envie d'en ressortir !

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, sorry i come so late to see your beautiful post- i got really sick after returning from Berlin, which was lovely bit icy, icy cold. I still suffer from a sore throat.. I love this Anais Nin quote - it was the reason i started a diary, long time ago. Your pictures here are so pretty - and YOU are! This new hairdo suits you so well, as does your outfit and the red lipstick. You and Paris are a perfect match i think ;)
Alos, i want to tell you that the german KidsLife printed version is out and i LOVE your photos in it. I sent a copy your way today so you can see for yourself. Will also post one for Penny- The english version should be online too this week - will send you a notice and link as soon as i have it.
Hope you're in festive mood and enjoy the spirit of the season, until soon, LOVE, M-

Heather Lindstrom said...

Absolutely enchanting my dear Anita....I waited until I could come back and relish each enthralling image. YOU are beautiful with this whimsical, magical creation that whisks back to my favorite city as if by magic. The skirt, the pastry, the chandelier...I love it all. I'm in awe...inspiring...this took my breath away!
xx, Heather

Junkchiccottage said...

Hey Anita,
You were one of the winners of the giveaway on my blog this morning. Send me your name and address and your cut little fur coat tote and cocoa will be on its way.
Kris

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello dearest Anita!!!!!!
Great post and all the photos of Paris and the Marie Antoinette film!!!!!
"Paris is ALWAYS a good idea!"
How have you been? How is school?
It has been COLD and dreary here- perfect weather for costs and great boots!!!!!
Have you finished Christmas shopping?
Love & Hugs,
Shannon

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Christelle! Je ne peux pas entrer dans votre blog, mais je voudrais vous remercier de votre visite! Oui, Paris, il n'y a pas d'autre comme elle, n'est-ce pas? Je vous souhaite un bon mardi! Anita

La Petite Gallery said...

You gave me sweet memories, the Opera house and of course MAXIM's
I also had a blue fox, check this out - http://www.maxims-de-paris.com/p2us.htm
Very cold in Maine. Stay warm and Happy. love yvonne

Cranberry Morning said...

Anita, what a fabulous post! It's like a beautiful dream. Thanks for the minutes of peace and delight amongst the busyness of the day.

Down by the sea said...

Oh you have captured so much magic in this posts. It made me smile and was a lovely break to take from the Christmas preparations! Sarah x

Rié Moratto said...

A French inspired theater... le sigh
Rié | Portobello Design Blog

lynn said...

who knew a bookcase could hold such enchantments? beautiful--love that you added music!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Anita, I love the way you told the story today, the details of your theater are amazing. The best part of this post was seeing you at the end. You are beautiful.
Karen

June said...

Just Enchanting in every way dear Anita. I could live in your theater forever. So beautiful my lovely friend!
hugs from me...

Madelief said...

Oh Anita, Such a beautiful post. Listening to the music, reading your words, which are so true and enjoying your magical photo's. You made some beautiful ones yourself! They have the same feel to them as the other photo's you posted. What a lovely house you live in! Your croque en bouche looks absolute fun!

A beautiful photo of you too! You fit into the picture perfectly.

Have a lovely week!

Madelief x

Pura Vida said...

Hello lovely Anita...my weeks seem to be so busy lately, but when I have a chance I love to come back twice too...sometimes more...to add the music, to see what I might have missed...to be taken away from where I am...one thing I saw this time was the small gold frame...just so much prettiness...

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Anita, I remember your very first theatre and thought, how lovely! Now I see this fabulous piece of "theatre" and think, how magnificent! I love the way you thought out a way to use just the perfect pieces to create this fantasy dream come true. Amazing!
I just love it.
Hugs,
Patti

Christie Jones Ray said...

Anita, my dear dear dearest…
Returning home from NYC last week..I am reliving it through the creation of a new little book. You will not believe the serendipity . ..Eliza visits the Ballet. I created a shimmering tutu, moire ballet slippers, and a sparkling tiara…all of which were attached to her via pink hand-dyed silk ribbons. Such a darling she is, perched on our Frasier Fir inside the pointe shoes of the sugar plum fairy (purchased after our viewing of the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch theater.) You will forever remain a kindred spirit ..no matter how the time flies without our chance to connect..or the miles that remain between us.. for our bond was sealed that spring and early summer of 2011, and shall forever remain. This post is absolute beauty, my twirling petite ballerina. I will post on my blog, our adventure…soon. Much love to you my dearest.

Ann said...

aNITA this post is a welcome and lovely interval in my otherwise
very busy schedule this month plus having a little health concerns on the side.
This post is truly wonderful
with a touch of magic and enchantment.
You have featured Paris in all its grandeur, beauty, and charm
and I love it!

vicki archer said...

Anita, you look divine... superb and I absolutely adore your red lips.. :)

This post is magical and the perfect esprit for my mood right at this moment ( as you would have gathered)...

Your imagery is toujours spectacular and thank you for your beautiful and soulful voice... xv

marciapilar.net said...

Good morning, lovely. I'm online earlier than usual this morning, so I thought, Paris must be magic at dawn. ;) And it is! Sigh...from the grays to the golds, and every delicious word in between, all magic.
Thank you for stopping by. I'm having so much fun designing my lace crowns, little ones for gift packages, and a larger one as a centerpiece, prominently displayed in our home and dedicated to His Majesty.
Have a beautiful day, friend. It's so good to create and dream together.
xoxo
Marcia

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for coming to my owl post - i had some fun doing this little card - as you know how much i love dots ;) I just can't get over all the pretty things - and photos - you created here, it's truly magical and makes winter sparkle! And me!
Are you very busy in school right now, with the holidays approaching? Hope you have a lovely evening with little Paris! xox

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Well, I have finally made it by to leave my comment on this most delightful post. While I enjoy receiving your posts via my email, I find it makes me tardy on expressing my joy and delight by not being able to comment right then and there. I shall have to remedy this.

Your theater is AMAZING dear friend! Such a beautiful piece and you every bit as beautiful sitting beside your creation! Maybe one day you can move to Paris. Until then, your minds eye images will keep you in the dream awake. Light, love and hugs to you!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece! Your theater is an absolutely vision of beauty and you have told the story of true romance, travel and dreams. You do have a way.....You look fabulous dear Anita. How very fun to be able to play. Thank you for sharing something so special. xo

Incipient Wings said...

shockingly stunning!

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning Anita,
Oh, it was a berry pie, and it was one of the best pies I've ever tasted. I think berry is a mix of all different types of berries, so it was extra yummy. Yes, we are doing good with the rain. My TV wasn't working this morning, so not sure if it has anything to do with the rain. But I'm glad my computer works, so I could come over here and see your post again. :~) I just love that paper clay cake, it's amazing.

Have a good weekend, dear, and stay warm.

love,
~Sheri

Michelle Lindquist said...

[Okay, Anita, I'm trying again to send this after having trouble with it the other day, and hopefully it works now!]

Oh my goodness. Gasp. Swoon. Sigh. What an absolutely dreamy, sparkling, magical, and ohhh so French post you have gifted to all of us. And yes, I am in the midst of Christmas preparations and haven't been visiting my favorite blogs lately, but I took a small break this morning to do just that, and I'm so glad I did. I am fairly new to your blog, and on each visit I've been so taken with and completely immersed in your posts and your gorgeously breathtaking art and photography, that I have never even noticed anything else on the blog, like various formal details on how to subscribe, and things like that! But I did today, so I am officially a part of this now, and I'm so delighted to be. I don't have my own blog yet, but I will, so we can connect through that when I do officially open it. But for now, I just had to send you this note to tell you how absolutely enchanted I was to experience this post and lay my eyes upon your glorious theater creation. Thank you for such loveliness and for this dreamy little Parisienne respite in the midst of all that is hectic and bustle-y right now, as it was very heart-enjoyed and soul-needed!

Love and hugs,
Michelle

Debbie said...

Such loveliness....I was captivated.
Debbie

castellar rosa said...

coucou Anita, un petit coucou pour te souhaiter un doux dimanche de l'Avent, ton article est bien joli comme d'habitude, je rêve d'aller voir Paris un jour.
Gros bisous
rosa

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Michelle! OK, we shall connect as soon as you get a blog. I just added you to my Google+ so maybe in the meantime, we can connect that way. I hope you get my reply here; I am very glad to see you here today and your messages have been warmly received. Much love to you! Anita

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh Anita, I would feel right at home in your beautiful and magical theater. It is a place of dreams and enchantment my dear. You have a gift Anita. You are a true artist. I was transported once again to L'Opera Garnier. A place that took my breath away when I first laid eyes on it and I would have never imagined that it was a mini theater at all.

Paris has a place place in my heart and you have it in your soul my sweet friend. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous images with us. They make my heart sign. And you are gorgeous. I see you have a Spanish last year. What is your nationality if I may ask?

Wishing you an amazing week,

Janet

Janet

Paulette Adams said...

My goodness, the beauty you share on your blog is pure delight!
I feel I have entered an enchanting new world, it has been so lovely visiting.
I'm thrilled to have discovered you.
Thank you for sharing all the beauty and inspiration!