Outdoors and on the Run...

Recently I painted this adorable Carmel Cottage bookmark (available HERE) however... I know nothing about the stolen paintings in nearby Pebble Beach ... but even my hubby is suspicious... sooooo thanks to my lovely friend Petunia... a car arrived late last night... that drove moi immediately to a private jet with Petunia aboard waiting for me... she is the BEST and so is her fabulously rich friend Maurice who owns the plane... and I believe a villa on the French Riviera ...said to be well stocked with Veuve Clicquot!!!with beautiful views of the coast ...Relaxing spot for reading...Ooooh my gawd... news travels fast...I need this jacuzzi to forget the rest of the world... and the scandal...Ooooh merci beaucoup Petunia for taking me VIRTUALLY to safety and France!!! Let the adventures begin!!! Ooooh and be sure to visit other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY participants via Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer!

Oooooh and be sure to READ ALL COMMENTS BY PETUNIA... you may even want to check the box that lets you read any more comments she might make later during the day!

See you tomorrow... Petunia and I will be welcoming all of you to a FAB Tablescape Luncheon... stunning frocks are required!!!

Travel Tuesday... making plans...

Ooooh I'm sooo excited... soon I will be off to the French Riviera VIRTUALLY with Petunia... perhaps some of you would like to come along... anyone have a trip in the past they would like to share... come GUEST BLOG for moi... Here are cities I would love to hear about...

Places on the Côte d'Azur (following the broadest definition), following the coast from south-west to north-east, include:
Cassis - La Ciotat - Bandol - Sanary-sur-Mer - Six-Fours-les-Plages - Toulon
Hyères and the Îles d'Hyères (Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Île du Levant) - Le Lavandou
Cavalaire-sur-Mer - Saint-Tropez - Inland - Grimaud, with Port-Grimaud on the coast
Sainte-Maxime - Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël - Inland - Fayence - Théoule-sur-Mer
Mandelieu and La Napoule - Inland - Grasse - Inland - Mougins the Îles de Lérins - Île Sainte-Marguerite and Île Saint-Honorat - Cannes - Inland - Vallauris - Inland - Valbonne
Inland - Sophia-Antipolis - Golfe-Juan - Juan-les-Pins - Antibes - Inland - Biot
Villeneuve-Loubet - Cagnes-sur-Mer - Inland - Vence - Inland - Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Inland - Saint-Jeannet - Saint-Laurent-du-Var - Nice - Villefranche-sur-Mer
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - Beaulieu-sur-Mer - Èze - Cap d'Ail - Monaco (including Monte-Carlo) Beausoleil - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin -Menton

Breathtaking views... fun parties...
boat rides...yummy food... and Fifi will throw in some painting...
Oooh la la mon amies... we are about to have some FUN!!! Grab your passports... pack your bags!!!

Sketches to Paintings...

Last week I showed you HANDPAINTED bookmarks by moi... however... I never showed you the back of the bookmarks... soooooooooo... here are the sketches... I like to take a portion of the bookmark painting and enlarge it...

and then paint it and seal it with varnish... it's like getting TWO ORIGINAL Fifi Flowers paintings for the price of ONE... some bookmarks are STILL AVAILABLE... CLICK HERE to see which ones... and try to figure out which of these belongs to each full painting!!!
This weekend I worked on this sketch...and painted ("Girls at a Cafe" 6.75" x 7.25" is available HERE) it to be used as an advertisement for a company I do marketing and graphic design...and last but not least... Fifi sketches her FABULOUS friend Petunia...and then painted her... I do soooo hope Petunia loves her portrait!

I hope you ENJOY seeing my sketches turned into paintings and all the blue throughout! Please be sure to visit more BLUE posts via Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's and METAMORPHOSIS posts via Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's!!!

This week Fifi will be posting Tuesday through Friday!!! THERE WILL BE PAINTINGS too... Be sure come back and visit... YOU never know when YOUR photo may end up on Fifi's blog!!!

ENJOY your week!

Football Season... Fashionable time...

Tonight (Friday) I will be heading off to another high school football game... but I will NOT be as fashionably dressed as these other football fans... however the boys on the field will be dressed nicer than these players... and thank goodness they will be wearing more protection...
Look at the lady to the left decked out to watch football... and men in TIES...
Hmmm... this is a lovely ensemble for throwing around a pigskin...
Even these post game fashions are FAB...

See more fashions... be sure to check out the referee's outfit too... via this trailer of Leatherheads... and you can rent it or buy it on DVD now!

Sooooo... do you look like Renee at football games or are you like moi... jeans and a t-shirt... perfect for tailgate parties and sitting in stands...

I'm READY for FUN!!!

Be sure to visit other FUN Friday posts via Melissa’s Beautiful Life and Julia's Hooked on Houses and Arleen's Seasons for All at Home... AND Don't forget to visit all the PINK participants on Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound!!!

Andddd don't forget... if you have a book... and you LOVE to read... you must have the PERFECT bookmark!!! Or if you have a friend that LOVES to read... Or... darn I say it... if you are looking for STOCKING STUFFERS... HANDPAINTED BOOKMARKS are FABULOUS and AVAILABLE HERE!!!

See you on Monday... Bon week-end mon amies!


P.S. I'd like to share a HEARTWARMING STORY with YOU... A REAL TOUCHDOWN!!!

Late to the Party by the Water

Sorry soooo late the Tablescape Party... It is such a hot day here... I thought I would pack up some food and head to the water... cool breezes... soooooo I could not make up my mind... I've been busy shopping for Macarons to Nibble by the Sea (6" x 6.5" painting available)...not sure macarons were enough... I stopped by to see Ina for her advice about a picnic...she suggested I fill my basket with grapes, berries, cheese, sausage...
and of course some easy to go Barefoot Contessa items she had on hand...Oooh la la... PERFECT for a Lounging Day by the Water (6.5" x 6.75" painting available)... inspiration for this painting via Aiken House & Gardens...

I hope your day is COOL and ENJOYABLE!!! Be sure to visit other Tablescape Thursday participants via Between Naps on the Porch...

Andddd don't forget... if you have a book... and you LOVE to read... you must have the PERFECT bookmark!!! Or if you have a friend that LOVES to read... Or... darn I say it... if you are looking for STOCKING STUFFERS... HANDPAINTED BOOKMARKS are FABULOUS and AVAILABLE HERE!!! 3 NEW ones are being ADDED today too!!!

Fashion Friday tomorrow... Au revoir... à demain !


In Honor of Autumn...

NYC... Central Park Bridge (painting is available... email moi for details)... Leaves changing... LOVE this time of year... even if the leaves in my neighborhood will not change until maybe December... hmmm...

NOW... Don't forget to scroll down to my post YESTERDAY and see MORE OUTDOOR PAINTINGS... Art work you can take along with YOU all day long!!! Anddddd then off you go to visit other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY participants via Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer!

Tomorrow... food... drinks... tablescapes!!! Au revoir... a la prochaine...

Joy of Reading...

I LOVE the read and I LOVE to look at my FUN... whimsical bookmarks... approximately 3.5" x 8" and of course I LOVE to HANDPAINT and varnished them (on both sides)... and NOW they are FOR SALE!!! 10.00 each + shipping... 2.00 US - 4.00 Elsewhere... PERFECT GIFTS for a friend or for yourself... Here is an EXAMPLE of what the bookmarks look like with a silky ribbon attached...
Here are bookmarks AVAILABLE unless marked SOLD...
1. Flower Shop SOLD
2. Pink Shutter
3. Blueberry Tray



4. Lime Chair
5. Hot Pink Chaise
6. Pink Courtyard Cafe - SOLD
7. Orange Wine Garden
8. Red Wine Garden
9. Along the Pacific Coast


10. Lakeside Lounging
11. Red Curtain Music Room
12. Paris Courtyard
13. Tiger Lily
14. Straw Hat
15. Wine in the Rose Garden
16. Paris Atelier
17. Picket Fence Garden
18. Anemones
19. Cake by the Lake - SOLD
20. Coral Rose Cove
21. Bienvenue - SOLD 22. Along the Arno - Sale Pending
23. Italian Laundry - SOLD
24. Italian Vineyard

25. Flowers Delivery Bike - SOLD
26. Lime Carpet in Paris
27. Iris Garden
28. Cafe Arc de Triomphe - Sale Pending
29. Italian Courtyard
30. Le Refuge Cafe


31. On the Boardwalk
32. Musician
33. Atelier de Fifi


34. Can Can a Paris
35. Paris Wine
36. Fruit Marche

37. Red Dress in Paris
38. Reading in the Garden - Sale Pending
39. Parisian Waiter et Amelie Street
40. Paris Neighborhood
41. Waiting for Family to Come Home
42. Garden Room Lounging

There is ONLY one of each of these bookmarks AVAILABLE... if you are interested in purchasing any of these bookmarkers... please email me with the NUMBER and TITLE and I will send you a Pay Pal invoice. Oooh... and don't forget there is another painting on the back of these bookmarks... YOU will have to purchase one to see it!!! I will mark SOLD after each name once it is sold... soooo unless you see SOLD... it's AVAILABLE! Andddddddddd to See MORE available Fifi Flowers ORIGINAL PAINTINGS HERE !!!

ENJOY your day!!!

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