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Friday, January 16, 2015

ribbons, lace and all things French



Bonjour!
I came across the blog Roses, Lace and Brocante perhaps over a year ago and was smitten with the writer's love of all things French and Paris.  Have you visited this beautiful blog yet?  If not, then you must.  Shane writes from New Zealand where it's summer right now but has a special connection to France.  Back in early December Shane had a giveaway on her blog.  My name was chosen to win a lovely French market bag and Shane said she'd add a few other things to the giveaway.  I was thrilled to have won the giveaway.    December 29, I received an email from Shane apologizing for the delay in the parcel arriving as due to Christmas holidays and work she was putting it in the post that day.

Yesterday I had been to town shopping for hours.  I don't usually 'shop' that long unless I'm looking for something in particular as I get too tired.  My good friend, Lois, met me at the mall and helped me with a few purchases.  What fun we had!  When I got home I retrieved the mail from our rural size mail box which was stuffed with a parcel envelope.  I knew what it was right away!



I opened the envelope and carefully pulled out an array of beautifully wrapped gifts.  Oh my!  There was ribbon, lace and string tied around brown paper packages.  So many pretty and 'Oh so French' gifts!  







The sweetest wrapping 'ribbon' ever!



Inside was the colourful French market bag with the rooster on it, lovely scented soap in a French post card package, much needed hand and nail cream, an Eiffel Tower notepad, a cotton tea towel, a package of Lindor chocolates (I ate the white one!), a pretty package of napkins which are in the drawer already, and a key to my hotel room in Paris!  :)
It is all so delightful Shane....right down to the tiny clothespin with Paris stamped on it!!  Thank you so very much.






I have a small bulletin board on the kitchen wall that I change out now and then.  I happened to have two French-style cards on it and added a few of the items from Shane's parcel.

Parlez-vous français?
Un petit peu....or is it Une petite peu??
I've forgotten my French and all the male/female stuff.  :)

So, if you haven't visited Shane before please pop on over to her lovely blog Roses, Lace and Brocante and tell her Pam sent you.  I know you will enjoy your visit there as much as I do.


Have a super day!
A Bientôt!

Blessings.
Pam



27 comments:

  1. I know Shane well, a kind and giving blogger. It doesn't surprise me that your parcel had so many wonderful Parisienne things in it to bring you joy.
    My high school French is quite rusty so I won't even attempt any words. Enjoy your new treasures Pam!

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  2. C'est tres bon! What a wonderful parcel to have received and how incredibly kind of Shane. A real touch of France from NZ! How great is that. What a lovely way to cheer your day. xx

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  3. Oh you lucky lady!! What a beautiful package to receive in the mail!! I hope you enjoy it all and that you had a wee mini holiday as you escaped to France when you opened all those lovely packages! I am off to visit Shane now :)

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  4. What a lovely French theme gift from Shabe in NZ. I met Shane this time last year through Grow Your Blog. and I see she is taking part again as I am in Grow your blog 2015. What a lovely caring lady she is, all through my illness last year she kept in touch asking how I was if she hadn't seen any posts on my blog. Although she was busy with her work she found time to take part in my around the world blog.hop . She shows beautiful pictures in lovely collages. .

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  5. How lovely! What a wonderful gift! Paris is beautiful, but our favorite place in France is Villefranche Sur Mer in the South of France on the Mediterranean.

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  6. Apologies to Shane for typing her name incorrectly I pressed the wrong key. what happened to my spell check ?

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  7. Such a thoughtful gift! Of course, neither of you could have known the unfolding events that would subsequently play out. Perhaps the gift becomes a reminder to pray...it had that effect on me. Must visit Shane as it has been too long...

    It is softly snowing even as the sun shines thinly in the wee forest...looks like Narnia out there!

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  8. Congratulations to you! What delightful and charming gifts! And isn't it so much fun to find something besides bills in the mailbox!

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  9. how sweet. a great deal of care and attention went into that package!

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  10. Bet you are thrilled with all these items! So much thought went into this parcel! So nice to read of kindness

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  11. I can hear the excitement in your writing of this WOW ! wonderful gifts . It is nice to get things like this in the mail now a days isn't it? Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  12. I don't know how great the gifts were, but your photos of the packages are really cool.!

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  13. What a lovely surprise in your mailbox. I love the key to your own room :) I was just saying a day or so ago that I would love to visit Paris. I'm off to visit the blog you mentioned.

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  14. Shane's a great blogging friend, so kind and gracious. How lovely that you won this giveaway, Pam - such sweet treasures to lighten your day a little.

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  15. Congratulations Pamela! It must have been so delightful to open the package Shane sent. I love the old key as i'm sure you would too. Je parle un peu... i was so pleased that my tiny collection of French sayings and words were understood the last time I saw Paris...

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  16. Hello Pam
    My faith in the world's postal system has been restored!
    Your photography is wonderful - as always Pam!
    I love the idea of the bulletin board in the kitchen - I spied your two gorgeous cards immediately!
    I'm glad my little parcel brought a ray of sunshine to your winters day!
    A Bientôt!
    Shane x

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  17. Awwww.. I am so jealous !!! Grin.. Trying not to be, though.. I have just found her blog last week and it is lovely.. Such dear sweet gifts.. Have a great weekend, dear. xo

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  18. Wonderful giveaway gifts for wonderful Pamela . . .enjoy!

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  19. How wonderful! And what a fun package to open....everything so beautiful! Shane is such a sweetheart. Happy weekend sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. PS I remember a little High school French...mostly the songs we learned! haha!

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  20. You were right with your first try Pamela... un petit peu. The "male and femaile" stuff is very tough!! But it is not tough to love getting a sweet gift like that in the mail. Lovely.
    Oh ...je m'excuse, j'ai oublié.... quel beau cadeau!

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  21. Hi Pamela,
    What a lovely gift ... so happy that you won.
    Stay warm,
    Cheryl

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  22. Hello Pamela. congrats on winning these lovely gifts from Shane.. Lucky you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Wow - you really hit the "mother lode" with this give-away! Congratulations!!

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