Friday, 16 September 2011

The Oh-La-La Shabby Chic Girls' Club Link Party!

I am sure most of you will know Cindy Adkins from her Whimsical Musings blog, but whilst I was away in France, she also started a new blog, which I found out about as I was working my way through a million and one missed blog posts - The Shabby Chic Girls' Club. And she is having a Linky Party today! For anything shabby chic of French inspired. Oh my, having just spent 2 months in France, I have one or two French inspired photographs, lol. What to show, what to show?

Well, I have decided to show you a few shabby chic lavender sachets and an altered old French glass bottle. Oh, it was so lovely sitting outside my craftavan, doing a little bit of al fresco sewing and crafting -


And when I was feeling peckish? No need to go back to the cottage for a snack, I had plentiful supplies growing right next to the sewing machine -


I made these lavender sachets for Christine with some of the lace found at a vide greniers we both went to -


I finally found some lovely old bottles at a vide greniers, I had been looking for ages but had never been lucky before. Some of the really old ones are too nice to alter, the embossed writing on them is decoration enough, but I had fun with the plain ones. Well, one of them, lol, the others are still awaiting their transformation.

The bottles I found -


and the one I played around with -


Sigh, I want to be back in my little craftavan.

If you would like to see more pics from France, the cottage etc, you will find plenty on the blog, lol.

I am linking this post to the link party, of course

Have a terrific weekend, wherever you are, toodlepip xxx

23 comments:

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh Lizzie I do love your lavender bags so much! Your bottle looks very sweet too. I bet you are missing your craftavan, who wouldn't? You really must move there soon. Your boys must miss all that space to run around (the dog boys that is!).

The man has removed MSN as our computer was really poked! I'm writing this on my new notebook - fancy aren't I?

LissyLou said...

ooo i love a bit of shabby chic - those lavender sachets are beautiful xx

Heather Jacob said...

sooooooooooooo beautiful .. luscious and lacy treasures .. hugz x

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love anything with lace. Your lavender sachets and bottles don't disappoint. Beautiful!!!

Dee

rosarod said...

Hello, That precious sachet, as delicate as the bottle, I love your work. These bottles have a lot of possibility! Greetings from the Caribbean. Rose Marie

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
WOW!!! Everything is SOOO beautiful!! And I love those antique bottles--and what you did with them--so exquisite and totally "Oooh-la-la!!"

I'm so HAPPY that you joined in the fun and I hope that all is going great with you!!
XO
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I misunderstood--I thought you bought those gorgeous sachets--WOW, you made them--they are exquisite and I adore all the lace--completely dreamy, my friend.

sonya said...

Hi Liz!
I love, love, love your sachets! The laces you used are gorgeous and I love the mop button! Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Sonya

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! Such wonderful ways to use the lace!

Lenet said...

Love the lavender saches,and the bottles and..every thing in this post.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Liz,how very beautiful- such special laces you found to use for the lavender sachets-and you made them so gorgeous with the pearls added- sweet-and vintage looking-
and all those wonderful bottles- the altered one looking so sweet and romantic. A beautiful french theamed post.
Thanks for the surprice call -and talk, Liz-you made my evening-I`m still smiling!
Warm hugs- Dorthe

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Lavender sachets...aaahhhh! I love these and I like what you've done with the old bottles! I can't wait to do some crafting this weekend! ♥

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Liz
I'm back on the scene again! I love your gypsy craftavan lifestyle - it's precious! - just as your gorgeous lace lavender sachets showing up just how beautiful the laces are! Great bottle collection too.
Thank you dear friend also for displaying my Giveaway for Gratitude!
I'm wishing you luck!
Hugs,
Suzy

Diane said...

Everything's so pretty, Liz. Do you ever find the bottles where the glass changes to a pale lavender when the sun hits it over there? Not so easy to find.
I love the sachets!

Hugs,
Diane

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Imagine getting to sit outside and create and snack...how absolutely perfect!

Everything is so beautiful...the bottles the gorgeous sachets....

Going to France is on my "bucket list" along with England and Ireland.

So nice to have met you and your sweet blog!
Jil

Kasia said...

Have a terriffic weekend yourself, looks like youre having fun though, the stuff is simply wonderful!

Hugs,

Titbelsoeur... mais sans sa princessôptipoâ ! said...

j'adore habiller les bouteilles, et la tienne est magnifique, tout à fait dans ton style !
thanks for sharing !
@+

Becky~ said...

Oh my I love your sachets so adorable.Im so glad I came.The bottles well Im just so so inlove with bottle decor.Ive tried making one myself.I used a jar.Who knows maybe I will make some again soon.Your are just sooooooo adorable!

Becky~ said...

Im a new follower,how can I not be,lol

Lynn Stevens said...

and here I though you were just kicking back and relaxing! Of course not, you've been creating gorgeous art. swoon.....
hugs Lynn

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything is beautiful!! Gorgeous!!

2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Oh La La. Fabulous creations here!

Xela said...

Was für eine tolle Bottle und die Kissen sind ein Traum.
Du warst fleissig meine Liebe!