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Category Archives: French fancies

These notelets from one of my favourite paper stores, Papermash, are trop jolie! Perfect for sending out to your Francophile friends. They cost £12.95 for a set of 8.

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String me up and colour me pink! I just have to get me these quirky party banners! Forget the old bunting, text banners are where it’s at. Inject a little Joie de Vivre into your get together – or, like, simply hang them in the kitchen to remind yourself to smile over the dishes. Available from PaperMash for £10!


Oooo j’adore this super dinky little freestanding calendar from Plumo. It costs £69 and is made in metal and has scrolling windows to change the date, month and day of the week. Nifty huh! Now all I need is a cafe au lait and a croissant and I’ll have recreated Paris in my home office!


I have been promising for ages to blog about some of the super-cute products for babies and children with a design slant for those mummies who prefer a bit of edge rather than the schmaltzy stuff that is on the highstreet. So first up is an excellent site I subscribe to called Project Nursery – it’s great for getting inspiration for your own little one’s rooms and I often find a new online boutique to check out.  The stunning nursery below was created by one of the PN members – now that’s how to do pink!

Another great site that has caught my magpie eye recently is ModGenes Designs – and Etsy store – this talented lady creates customisable prints for your little tinkers – there are some really funky designs.

The images above are totally my cup of tea, but if I was choosing one for my little Elsie Valentina, it would be these beauties…

ModGenes Designs are all fully customisable and cost around a tenner a print. Created by Lori, an art therapist who works primarily with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the company is based in the States but will ship over to the UK. I reckon it makes a change from all the pink fluff you usually get! Happy browsing!


hop hop hop

Oh my!  You know when you have found a special little place when it has its own theme tune! Dear little online shop “Hop,hop, hop”  is so lovely, I spent ages there. I totally recommend putting your headphones on when browsing! This heart necklace and bracelett set is just one of many truly unique and dainty creations in the shop…

hop hop hop bracelett

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Lucky doll charms

Ever watchful for super-cute finds, I have come across some great French websites (thanks Shiv) that I thought were so lovely, they need to be shared…

Pop by Les Fleurs a blog that has since turned into a shop selling unbelievebly cute bits and bobs like the Lucky doll charms (above) which cost €11. And the amazingly detailed ‘bijouets’ brooches below are something else.

 

 

Paris XL

Oooh I love this little ‘Carte Postale Paris Retro’ by Camille Soulayrol

carte postale Paris

Next up is Yum Yum which makes some adorable jewellery, bags and accessories, really unique stuff that you just don’t find no matter how hard you search!

Yum Yum

I love the Cherry branch brooches below. There are lots more lovely things to see, so I suggest you get over there toute suite!

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