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Pretty Things, March and Laces

March 4, 2018

It is not surprising anymore how the year runs fast as it does same every consecutive year.  
  However it is already March on our globe.  And this week sure got away from me like water on the leaves.  Eventhough last week I wasn’t too well with colds, flu and fever, however I am back on my feet again.  042I have been so busy since the beginning of the year and the weather has changed and it’s been snowing for days and temperature has been said to be getting even colder with more snow. 

I have been preparing all the works I have for spring and summer – you may know already it is all to do with fabrics.   Movements and settling down has never been easy.  And I have been reading some information about charity organisations in UK and that made me frown. 

And since I had packed up so many stuffs and given them to charities, I thought and hope that my donations been going to the cause and that I did not add to the luxurious living of those owners’ lifestyle.    And with a “Brexit” on the horizon, who knows what next?  –  Waiting for the unknown!2025AAnd I took pictures of some of my stuffs and now selling them on Etsy – making a difference for myself!  But don’t get me wrong, I still have a BIG HEART for those in need, I will NOT STOP GIVING!009Today I visited a flower shop in my little town and I picked some fresh flowers for our home.  Feeling like I needed a dose of some bright colours mixed with the green leaves.  And I combined them with a little of this and a little of that, I took some photos and finally I put together a post.  018Apart from having ambitious thoughts about flowers, I am forever on the chase for interesting bits and pieces – some things new, somethings old.  Since I was a teenager, I found the love for everything old and shabby.  And I grew up in a home that never had a thing about lavish living, but more of a traditional home life with everything done at home.  In later years after he left the British army, my father became a professional carpenter, and every pieces of furniture in our home were made by him.  I do imagine at times, how lucky a girl I am who had it all made by my father.  When I look back on my days, I see that happy vintage childhood full of happiness, comprehension, and family values.  And today I entered the world of interior decorating, and I still love every aspect of things old, rusty, shabby and pretty.  I am venturing in the world of my ancestors, “a future with a bit of back to the roots.” 053I love things like rusty pieces of woods…things with texture.  Aww perfect for my eyes.  If I remember correctly, I think I scavenged these wooden spools from a bid I made over on E-bay a few years ago.  I received a large box filled with materials for sewing and crafting.  In a little note someone wrote “they belonged to my late grandma who passed way at the age of 89 years old.”  I felt sympathy for them.  I realised that every bits and pieces in that box were older than me.  I especially thought they looked very pretty, mixed with a few beautiful blooms I could spend hours and days rearranging them and enjoy every minute of it.026Some weeks ago I went to a “Vide Grenier” in a village, and found some vintage handmade crocheted lace.  It was a treasure I wouldn’t leave behind.  I bought the whole lot of 10 metres together with some check white and red fabrics for good price.  I am now following the movements of “vide grenier” over the internet for their whereabouts since they do not stick to one place only.  I want to just follow them from time to time to try and bargain some good treasures, especially the beautiful vintage cotton fabrics that was kept in cupboards many years ago.025Oh, one last thing, you may still remember a post I made sometimes in 2017 – when I received 100 followers.  I also mentioned about making a “GIVE AWAY” for two of my followers.  “I will name the two persons in my next post that I will be writing in a couple of days.  Since last year, it was in the great mid of summer and I was very busy, I couldn’t think how or what to do about the “give away.”  In some days to come, it will be announced!  I am late for this giveaway – right, “I better be late than never.”  So stay tuned.2023E.JPGWell my lovely people, I hope you are all setting yourselves for that “spring” season that is on the horizon, we just cannot wait.  It would be blooming with daffodils!  I wish you all a wonderful weekend and let’s hope the weather will get better!  Love you and leave you with lots of hugs!DSC_0003.JPGThis post and pictures are my properties!


  • L. T. Garvin, Author

    March 11, 2018 at 2:24 am

    It is wonderful what fresh flowers can do for our perspective on things. Your photos are so beautiful as they always are. I love old and shabby, shabby chic decor too, Juli. I love and treasure old things. You got a marvelous surprise with the sewing box and those wooden spools of thread on Ebay! I like those old scissors that you have pictured too. Last summer, I found a shabby old suitcase full of an elder person’s scrapbooks, news clippings and such that their relatives had thrown out (most likely they had just passed away). I was so heartbroken knowing that those memories meant so much to someone that I took the old suitcase home and put it in my closet. At some point, I’m going to go through it and see if I can come up with some stories to write. Happy Spring my friend!

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 11, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Thank you Lana, just keep them treasures, do go through them and keep as many treasures as you can, they are good for pictures to add to posts on blogging, and people loves these kind of pics on blog posts, old treasures as always appreciated. Cannot wait for your post with those treasures.

      1. L. T. Garvin, Author

        March 12, 2018 at 11:56 pm

        Thanks Juli, I couldn’t bear to toss them. They meant something to somebody. You are a kind soul, like me 😀

  • Hub City Girl

    March 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations, I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award because of your exclusive and lovely content!! This is an award for bloggers who captivate their audiences and have a passion for it. ❤ Please go to the following blog link to read the rules and participate in the fun:

    XOXO, Hub City Girl

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much. I will try to go there and see.

  • America On Coffee

    March 7, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Hope you are feeling better! I have not quite recovered and it’s been over a month.💕

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 8, 2018 at 2:00 am

      Awww bless you, you will surely get better and the cold is making everyone sick, watch yourself and take care of yourself too. “a bit of whisky” will do haha! Thank you for visiting, I am so happy to have read from you. Big kisses, hugs full of health for you!

  • D. Wallace Peach

    March 5, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Your posts are always so colorful. I love the flowers and they make me eager for spring. I’m glad you’re feeling better, Juli. Spring is on its way. 🙂

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 5, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      Hey Diana, thank you for visiting. Yes isn’t it fantastic that Spring is thinking of us? haha. Have a wonderful week!

  • Hub City Girl

    March 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful flowers! I too enjoy purchasing on Ebay…so many lovely things you can find there.

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      yes there are so many on ebay. And now Etsy is dominating too. I just made a shop at Etsy and I haven’t published it on my blog which I will be doing soon. I love flowers, we all do, don’t we?

      1. J

        French Shabby Chic Cabane

        March 6, 2018 at 9:49 pm

        Hi there, thank you for stopping by. Etsy is a heaven on earth, too many treasures you can browse there. I am selling lots of things cause I am moving. Most of the things I have never used them, I bought them and kept them in cupboards for such a long time. Yes I will publish it in or so in my next post. Thank you for visiting!

  • ambikabhardwaj

    March 5, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I love the way you capture the colours of spring! So beautiful!

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 5, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Thank you very much. I appreciate your little visit. Yes Spring is on the horizon.

      1. ambikabhardwaj

        March 5, 2018 at 3:07 pm

        It’s really beautiful! <3

        1. J

          French Shabby Chic Cabane

          March 5, 2018 at 10:23 pm

          My pleasure, thank you very much!

  • oneanna65

    March 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Yes, the year is running fast but we take time to smell the roses.
    Thank you for posting. Hugs

    1. J

      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      March 4, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you Anna for visiting me today. I love your presence to my heart. I wish you a wonderful week! Take care of yourself!

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