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 Hope EVERYONE had a GREAT weekend... time to catch up on the latest... Oui oui oui TIME to READ...


 What did YOU do?  Did YOU keep up with blogs, Facebook and Twitter... or leave it all behind?  Fifi spent a lot of her weekend PAINTING!!! 

Oui oui oui... the PAINTINGS are ALL in My Shop... SOME on SALE...
the BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop CONTINUES!!!
15.00/20.00 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS... NO shipping in USA... 
LOW shipping elsewhere ON PAINTINGS!!!

ENJOY!

MORE Paris...

Today  Castles, Crowns and Cottages is having a PARIS PARTY... I agreed to paint for it... and it has been a PLEASURE... andddddd NOW I can't stop... I'm still painting PARIS... MORE PAINTINGS will be uploaded HERE throughout the DAY... Come back to see them!!!!

 
andddddd... a HANDPAINTED bookmark of the painting... see the front and the back of it here...


andddddd... a HANDPAINTED bookmark of the painting... see the front and the back of it here...

OF COURSE the PINK bike is for BEVERLY and her PINK participants...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to PINK SATURDAY!!!

The Paris Balcony HANDPAINTED bookmark can come with PINK or GREEN ribbon... when purchasing TELL WHICH COLOUR YOU PREFER!!!
Oui oui oui... here is the BIG painting of the Paris Balcony...

 

and here is a HANDPAINTED bookmark for CATS (chats) and Cat Lovers... ooh la la Paris for KITTIES...

 front and back of the bookmark
ooh la la FASHIONABLE reading in a Paris...


front and back of the bookmark

anddddddddd ONE NON-Paris painting... 
front and back of the bookmark
 
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Oui oui oui.... ALL of these paintings are being put up for SALE in MY SHOP... ONE could be YOURS!!!
Oui oui oui... the BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop CONTINUES!!!
15.00/20.00 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS... NO shipping in USA... 
LOW shipping elsewhere ON PAINTINGS!!!


Andddddddddddddd  Don't Forget to Pop Back Over HERE TODAY
to see more PAINTINGS of PARIS!!!

Up this Week... Be sure to Visit Reading is Fashionable...
There are GIVEAWAYS and INTERVIEWS and MORE FUN!!!
And of course you MUST visit other Blue Monday and Metamorphosis Monday postings!!!

ENJOY!

FABuLOUS LONG Reading Weekend

I don't know about YOU... but I'm thinking this will be a PERFECT weekend for Reading and RELAXING... Now... a FUN book is in order... this is a FUN one if YOU have not read it... and don't you just ADORE the FASHIONABLE HANDPAINTED bookmark... perfect for BEVERLY and her PINK participants too!!
 photos show front and back of HANDPAINTED bookmark
Inspired by this book...

Soooo... how will we get around... hmmm a PINK Vespa...
anddddd I'm thinking Montmartre is a nice place to stay... hmmmm... maybe PAINT more there too for Castles Crowns and Cottages... she is having a Paris Day on Saturday!!!  Andddd I found inspiration for this painting via HER site... do be sure to visit her!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE PAINTING!!!  They are FAB to have or give as a GIFT too!!!

Fifi is Clearing out her studio... BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop ...
15.00 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS... NO shipping in USA... LOW shipping elsewhere ON PAINTINGS!!! 
 andddddddddddd
 HANDPAINTED Bookmarks are AVAILABLE in My Shop too... they are ALL ONE-OF-A-KIND... if they are all sold out... don't worry Fifi is ALWAYS painting NEW ones!!!

don't forget
Visit READING is FASHIONABLE... Giveaways, Interviews and  Pinkalicious for MORE FUN!!!

Bon Weekend EVERYONE!!!

ENJOY!

Yummy Cream Cheese, a Book and Tables

Soooo... FIRST... let's grab a table... I think this one will do... STOLEN via Creative Journeys... and made into a HANDPAINTED bookmark for My Fashionable Book Shop...

or maybe this table... I cannot remember where this inspiration came from... hmmm... let's pour some tea, café creme or even champagne...

ooooh and this table...

I know it was inspired by a painting I saw last weekend at the LACMA...
Raoul Dufy ... Still Life with Closed Shutters 1906...


Nowwwww that we have 3 FAB tables... time to nibble some Cream Cheese Pound Cake... This special Cream Cheese Pound Cake is from Geneva, the Book by Ellen Thompson Shook...

Reading is Fashionable was lucky enough to get an interview with her and fortunate enough to have her send photos and tell us the recipe...

3 sticks butter
8 oz. cream cheese
3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 T vanilla
6 large eggs
3 cups cake flour

To assemble: Cream in the large mixer bowl the butter, creme cheese and sugar. When fluffy, add eggs one at a time, continuing on the "Cream" setting. That is about No. 4 on some mixers. In another bowl, whisk together the cake flour and salt to aerate. Add to the mixer about 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Last, add the vanilla.
Pour into a large tube pan sprayed with Baker's Joy. Place in preheated oven and bake at 325 degrees for one and one-half hours.It may be necessary to loosely cover the top if it starts getting too brown. Test near the center with a cake tester or a nutpicker to make sure it is done. Ovens vary -- my oven today took almost two hours. (You cannot rush this.) Cool in the pan for a bit and then turn out into a cake keeper or a fancy cake stand if you are making a company presentation. This cake freezes well. This was one of my mother's go-to recipes, and whenever someone needed a cake, she could turn this one out blindfolded! It is a wonderful pound cake.

Now that you have been introduced to this lovely dessert... 
it's time for you to pop over to Reading is Fashionable...

Read Ellen's interview and ENTER to
WIN her memoir about her mother Geneva and learn more recipes!!!

Also... be sure to visit other Tablescape Thursday postings andddd remember
Fifi is Clearing out her studio... BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop ...
15.00 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS... NO shipping in USA... LOW shipping elsewhere!!! 


ENJOY!

Outdoor Flower Series Week 9

TODAY for my Outdoor Flower Series inspired by the book "The Meaning of Flowers" by Gretchen Scoble and Ann Field... FLOWERS in the South of France... Inspired by the French Word A Day blog...  J'adore the photos that Kristin Espinasse shows... I could paint from her site DAILY... cannot wait to see the South of France in person... for now I will enjoy her site and sighhhhhhh!!!!

Please be sure to visit other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAYS postings via A Southern Daydreamer!

 andddddddddd...
"French-Word-A-Day" GIVEAWAY ENDS today @ NOON California time on Reading is Fashionable Last Chance to WIN!!!

Don't Forget...
BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop !!!  MORE will be loaded throughout the day... sooooo if you don't see the perfect one for YOU... keep checking back!!!  Bookmarks et Books are AVAILABLE too!!!

ENJOY!

READY for the BEACH!!!

Fifi is thinking about getting ready for the the bikini... sunshine... suntan lotion... margaritas... oui oui oui... reading an advance copy of Mary Kay Andrews' Summer Rental has Fifi in the mood to hit the beach and/or PAINT it... BTW.. an interview with Mary Kay Andrews will be coming up next month on Reading is Fashionable!!!


andddddddddd RIGHT NOW... Fifi is selling Tybee BEACH HOUSES for 15.00each... AMAZING!!!





If you are NOT in the market for a Beach House... EXCITING MORE PAINTINGS COMING UP... 

Fifi is Clearing out her studio... BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop ... 
15.00 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS... NO shipping in USA... LOW shipping elsewhere!!! 

Ooooh and these Cottages are AVAILABLE as RENTALS... info via
 ENJOY!

My Painting Affair inspired by Raphael

I read this book Raphael Affair...
Inspired by the book and Raphael...


Fifi painted a BOOKMARK to go along with the book...
photos of the front and the back of the HANDPAINTED bookmark


YOU can own this ONE-OF-A-KIND bookmarks and the books...
AVAILABLE  in My Fashionable Book Shop!!!

Up this Week... Be sure to Visit Reading is Fashionable...
There are GIVEAWAYS and INTERVIEWS and MORE FUN!!!
And of course you MUST visit other Blue Monday and Metamorphosis Monday postings!!!

ooooh EXCITING MORE PAINTINGS COMING UP... Fifi is Clearing out her studio...
BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop and My Gallery Shop... 15.00 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS!!!

ENJOY!

Sitting in a Café...

Maybe YOUR weekend be filled YOUR Favourite Things...  I would like to sit in cafés sipping DELIGHTFUL beverages... perhaps reading a FABuLOUS book... ooooorrrrrrr just people watching!

Oui oui oui... this painting is AVAILABLE... as a 5" x 7" card and plus the ORIGINAL painting!

Don't Forget...
BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop!!!  MORE will be loaded throughout the day... sooooo if you don't see the perfect one for YOU... keep checking back!!!

Be sure to visit Reading is Fashionable... GIVEAWAY and FAB INTERVIEW with author Mark Childress on Saturday!!!  Of course everyone should pop in and visit Beverly and her PINK friends too!!!

Bon Weekend!ENJOY!

Up on the Roof

Time to feast in the surroundings... ooh la la... a garden on the roof... perfect for dining...
 Join me... let's view other Tablescape Thursday postings via Between Naps on the Porch... let's see what's new in the fashionable reading world on Reading is Fashionable... and let's see what NEW items are being added to Fifi Flowers' Shop... including the painting in this post!!!


ENJOY!

Outdoor Flower Series Week 8

Walking around my garden snapping photos of flowers to continue by Flowers Series... I found this cluster on leaves in my driveway... Mother Nature was sending moi a little LOVE... had to share it with YOU!
Nowwww... Continuing my Outdoor Flower Series inspired by the book "The Meaning of Flowers" by Gretchen Scoble and Ann Field... TODAY... flower is the Geranium... I have several in my garden... 



 Please be sure to visit other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAYS postings via A Southern Daydreamer!

 andddddddddd...
"French-Word-A-Day" INTERVIEW and GIVEAWAY on Reading is Fashionable TODAY!!!

Don't Forget...
BIG CLEARANCE SALE in My Etsy Shop and My Gallery Shop!!!  MORE will be loaded throughout the day... sooooo if you don't see the perfect one for YOU... keep checking back!!!


ENJOY!
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