Pink Saturday Celebration...

Bonjour PINK Saturday participants... time to toast to Beverly and her PINK SATURDAY anniversaire!Time for treats via a PINK cupcake shop called Dots Cupcakes in Pasadena...

isn't the box adorable too...YUMMMMM... look what comes in those boxes...Ooooh there's more from another PINK shop... Cherry on Top in Pasadena...andddddd here we have yogurt...
Moving on to the PINK bar...
PINK Veuve Clicquot champagne of course... Allllll treats are ready... let's sit in this lovely PINK courtyard (via Google pink restaurant image search)... laugh... indulge and toast to Beverly... Long live PINK SATURDAY!!!
I wish I could give each one of YOU a parting gift... this Tiffany & Co Cupcake Charm Bracelet to remember this day... le sigh!
Before you run off to your next Pink Saturday stop via How Sweet the Sound... Be sure to leave a comment... YOU COULD WIN THE ORIGINAL PAINTING at the beginning of the post! Deadline to enter this GIVEAWAY Sunday @ 10:00PM PDT... Winner announced on Monday, June 1st... Good Luck!!!

See you next week... it will be a week long celebration week for moi... I hope you will come visit... Bon Week-end!

Coco Chanel Book Giveaway...

Welcome to Fashionable Friday... how more fashionable can you get than Gabriella "Coco" Chanel...
Last summer Fifi Flowers was ask to paint illustrations for a Coco Chanel quote book... Of course I said YES... LOVE working on ILLUSTRATION PROJECTS... and here are my designs that reflect Coco and Paris...

I hope you ENJOY Fifi Flowers' Chanel Inspired Art Work...


Classic Coco pearls...
Included in the book were a few quotes from Karl Lagerfeld... so here are his signature ties...More Coco inspired jewelry...Signature houndstooth... Chanel No 5 bottle...
Lagerfeld sunglasses... Signature Chanel quilting...
Lagerfeld gloves...
Fleur de Lis...
and of course Tour de Eiffel...
This video is NOT part of the book... but J'adore this new Chanel commercial and had to share it...



Now... Here is the book in PRINT... SADLY... the arranger of this book a TRULY LOVELY woman name Carolyn did not give credit anywhere in the book to any of the illustrators... but I assure you the background illustrations are painted by moi!

She recently sent me 5 copies of the book... I will be keeping ONE and I will be giving ONE to my mother... sooooooooo THREE COPIES are AVAILABLE as a GIVEAWAY!!! And should you not win this giveaway... there is a link in my sidebar where the book can be purchased.

Okkkkkkkkkkkk... who wants a COPY of this BOOK... simply leave a comment and THREE winners will be drawn randomly!!! Deadline to enter is June 4th @ noon EDT... WINNER will be announced on June 5th which is the next Fashionable Friday and my wedding anniversary!!!

GOOD LUCK... and should YOU be the winner... I will sign the book to YOU... if you wish!

Now off you go to have MORE Friday FUN... VISIT Melissa’s Beautiful Life and Julia's Hooked on Houses !!!

See you TOMORROW for Beverly's How Sweet the Sound PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY and I will be giving away the ORIGINAL PAINTING in the post!!!

PLEASE LINK AFTER YOUR FASHIONABLE FRIDAY POST IS ONLINE... MAKE SURE YOUR POST IS LINKED BACK TO FASHIONABLE FRIDAY... AND THAT THE LINK YOU ENTER HERE IS LINKED TO YOUR POST AND NOT TO YOUR BLOG SITE... for more details click on the Fashionable Friday button in the sidebar or email me... ANDDDD remember to play nice and by the rules or your link below will be removed...

Table for Fifi and Guests...

TODAY... I hand my blog over to French speaking Kelly of DesignTies...
There is a translation feature in my sidebar for non-French speaking visitors... if you wish to know exactly what is said in this post... or just simply ENJOY the party...

Bonjour, et bienvenue!! Aujourd’hui, j’avais l’honneur de créer une table pour la belle Mademoiselle Fifi Flowers. Suivez-nous à la France…
Nous avons trouvé un maison à la campagne en Provence
…auprès des champs de lavande. Pouvez-vous scentir l’arôme des fleurs mauves??
Et voici, la table dans le jardinPour commencer, je mis une nappe St. Jean De Luz en jaune, orange, rouge, et blanche sur la table... Puis les vaisselles dans les mêmes couleurs que la nappe… avec les fleurs pour Fifi, bien sûr!!

Et un plat avec les rubans
Les services de couverts (fourchettes, cuillères, et couteaux) en argent et lucite…
Voulez-vous un Perrier avec un tranche du citron vert?
Et nous avons besoins les verres cristals pour la champagne!!
Il faut avoir les fleurs pour créer l’ambiance… aimez-vous les soucis francais en jaune brillante??
N’oublions-pas les bracelets “Champs Eysées”… peut-etre comme les ronds de serviettes
Fifi, il y a une place ici pour toi… Pour le petit repas, nous mangeons des baguettes
…et les croissants chauds avec beaucoup du beurre!! Les fromages Françaises…
…et une mousse de betterave et radis. La rose est très jolie, n’est-ce-pas??
Et enfin, nous irons a la crêperie pour le dessert

…les crêpes avec les bleuets, framboises, et fraisesJ’espère que vous avez aimé notre voyage à la Provence et notre petit repas Français dans le jardin avec Fifi :-)
Merci et au revoir!!

Picture credits
#1 House: Avignon-et-Provence #2 Lavender field: Better photo
#3 Table in garden: Avignon-et-Provence #4 Tablecloth: Jackryn
#5, 6, 7, 8 Four plates, #12 champagne glass: La Table d’Arc
#9 Cutlery: The French House #10 Perrier: Wiki-land
#11 Tumbler: Le Tom #13 Champagne: Wikipedia
#14 Yellow marigold: Wikimedia #15 Champs Elysée bracelets: Armchair Trader
#16 Placecard holder: Pierre Deux #17 Baguettes: Flickr
#18 Croissants: My Bakery Delights #19 Cheeses: Flickr
#20 Beet & radish mousse: La Tartinade Gourmande
#21 Creperie: Flickr #22 Crepe: Becky Higgins

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Merci Beaucoup Kelly... your guest post was FAB! What a delicious day you put together for all of the lovely people stopping by today! I know you ALL hate to leave... but it is only fair that you visit all the Tablescape Thursday participants over at Between Naps on the Porch!

Oooooh... Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Fashionable Friday (post will be online 5/28/09 @ 7pm PDT if you want to link your Fashionable Post to my Fashionable Friday blog party) ... there will be 3 Coco Chanel quote books to be given away... you don't want to miss your chance to WIN!!!

Carousel Rides for Everyone...

Come along with moi... yessss... that is Fifi on the carousel at Knott's Berry Farm...
Youngest darling (now 11)...
Oldest Darling (now 14)... Yet around carousel ride for my darlings... one didn't want his photo taken... mom's privledge... haha... I can take your photo... lol... this is taken at Shoreline Village in Long Beach...
This is another carousel on the Santa Monica pier... I couldn't find photo of darlings on it... but they have riden it!

Some day I hope to take photos of my kids riding at least one of these next three carousels in Paris...


Annndddddddddddddddd back to reality... this lovely old carousel is in Griffith Park in Los Angeles... darlings took a spin on this one too... I think those photos were taken with a non-digital camera... and I can't find them...le sigh! I can tell you that I rode it with them... it went much too fast and gave moi a tummy ache... good thing ice cream came after the ride! Okkkkkkkkkkkk... time to top off the carousel trip with some Fifi paintings of carousel photos I found via The World According to Isa...




These paintings are all AVAILABLE in My ETSY STORE... as prints too with no shipping charges to the US until May 31st!!!

I hope everyone ENJOYED a little ride on a carousel... now off you go to ENJOY other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY delights via Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer!!!

Photos... Paris carousels, Santa Monica and Griffith Park carousels via Google image search... Personal photos are NOT recent... no more babies!

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