Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hello Lovelies

How is everyone today? I am tired, bored, and in class :( LOL. It’s ok though I have my friend Monica to keep me company. She won’t let me post a picture of her LOL. Hey everyone! Monica is French!  Oui, she moved here 3 years ago from Paris and boy is she Frenchie LOL. In honor of Monica and Frenchiness I bring you…Marie!

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Yay! I just got it, well Taylor got it for me :) It’s a lot different than I thought it’d be, it has a lot of tutorials for Marie inspired crafts.  While we were book shopping I also found…

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It’s called “New Cottage Style,” it’s pretty cute it goes through different cottage styles, European, American, Swedish, and..one other I can’t remember…maybe country…but it talks about how the style is changing and what things you can do for a more modern cottage. It was on sale (at Barnes and Noble) and you know I can’t pass up a sale :)

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This pretty toile bin holds my Romantic Home magazines and a few others, now it will hold these :)

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Holding books and magazines was not what I intended it for. I only bought it because it matched a basket I have from Peterboro Baskets.  The liner is the same red and white toile. But until I find a better use for it, this is what it does. It was pretty exciting finding the bin it was at my local Marshall’s at school and there were two. I came back two weeks later they were still there. I went back a week later and there was one left. I went back another week later and the same one was now $2 cheaper… so I bought it LOL.

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I looove toile :) Is anyone else enjoying their Marie? If I can I am going to do one or two of the projects inside and of course share. Has anyone else done any? All the best everyone!


Rue said...

Hi Allison :)

That basket is sooo cute! I think it's a great place to hide magazines :)


Rosemary said...

Ooh La La,
A friend from Paris, how fun!
I just got the Marie mag too!
It is different than I thought it would be as well.
That was so nice of Taylor to get it for you.

Girly Stuff said...

I will dig around for the cottage book!

I could not agree more about Perez...how did he get to be a judge anyways?

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Allison,

I love toile too! I love those bins! You were fotunate to still find them a week apart and then the one on sale! I have not see "Marie" the magazine before? I will have to look for it.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Thanks for saying hello on my post! Your just over the Ortega Hwy from me, too! You've got quite a lovely collection of things for a girl your age. Wow, it seems like only yesterday I was a 20 year old coed at UCLA, now I have a 21 year old son at the University of Dallas! I think I'll head over to Barnes and Noble in Temecula and get a copy of New Cottage Style. Thanks for the tip!

The French Bear said...

You are so adorable!! I love how you find such neat things, quite the decorator and so young too!!! I love my Marie magazine, it is different but really fun to look at, did you like the movie? I loved Kirsten Dunst as Marie, those costumes were fabulous!!! And her shoes!
Have a great week, sweetie!!
Margaret B

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I NEED TO GET OUT MORE OFTEN!! I have never even heard of that magazine. So...thank you sweet friend for showing us this. The baskets are adorable. I just bought one for my magazines but it is a different kind. I have this thing about containers. :) I would have bought that basket too! You betcha!
Hugs and smiles~

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Love tha basket, and what fun to have a french friend! I also love that dome below, they look so pretty with cupcakes in them! lol

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a cool place to find such pretty things! Gotta check it out Saturday when I take Lala to my alma mater to use their awesome library!

Tracey said...

Hi Allison,
Looking forward to seeing your projects!
Tracey :)