Saturday, May 29, 2010

♥ Welcome to Shabby Sunday ♥

Welcome to my very first Shabby Sunday post. I hope it is just the first of many. I also hope that you will join me so we can all share our beautiful shabby treasures from around our homes.

My first shabby treasure is this old cabinet I shabbified.
It got a shabby coat of white paint.
A lovely chic applique of little roses at the top,
and I covered the back with some old wallpaper.
I use it to hold my seashell collection.
The pink seashell on the top shelf, I got on a trip to Seattle on my 10th birthday.

I hope you have all enjoyed my Shabby Sunday post.
If anyone would like to join me for next week please send me an email with your email address and a link to your blog.
Please add the Shabby Sunday button to your blog with a link back to here.
Then show us your shabby♥
I will add a list to each Shabby Sunday Post with the participants(if anyone joins me).

email me
rebecca (at) bellemaisonshop (dot) com

♥♥Have a Shabby Sunday♥♥

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday

Pretty treats for a birthday celebration

Fluffy Pink Raspberry Frosting
Lots of colorful Sprinkles and Clear Sugar Glitter

Sunday, May 23, 2010

♥Sunday Morning Crafting♥

I am having a crafty Sunday. I have a few projects I have been putting off, so today is the day to get some work done. My dining room table is filled with lots of glitter, ribbons, millinery, and old wallpaper.

I love this bit of lace ribbon. My grandma sent it to me years ago in a big box of fabrics and trims.
My favorite supply...German glass glitter. Hot pink and sugary white. I use this stuff so often. I am addicted to glitter. I love giving stuff a little sparkle.

Some pretty pink organza ribbons and extra wide tulle ribbon. Plus lots of little millinery. The vintage forget me nots are my favorite. I like the little hydrangea embellishments too. That little Victorian box is something I made years is just the right size to hold little trinkets or in this case paper flowers.

I think I will decoupage this picture frame. I already gave it a coat of shabby white paint. I love these Victorian Roses. They are from Germany too. So pretty.  The rose swag appliques are going on the shabby tray I am making below.

This tray got a coat of shabby white paint too. I am going to line it with this old wallpaper. More little pink roses...can you see a trend here? No question about what my favorite color is♥I think it will be getting some shabby white appliques too.

Happy Sunday to You

Saturday, May 22, 2010

❀Pink Saturday❀

If you haven't already entered my giveaway for a Free box of truffles from New England Candy Co please enter here.

Happy Pink Saturday!! My favorite blogging day of the week. I love pink and love showing you some pretty pink treasures every Saturday!
My dining room shelf. I found this corner shelf on someone's curb years ago. It got a new coat of paint and pretty pink roses wallpaper on the back. The teapot on the right is my favorite. I got it as a gift for Christmas a few years ago. The lovely rosey clock was from my 3 boys!! Don't they pick the most lovely presents you ever saw!
I can only wish for this beauty to be in my garden one day. It is a beautiful hibiscus named 'Mary Poppins' I think it is the prettiest of all the hibiscus.
And of course my favorite-pink roses. I love these ones, they are barely ivory at the edge of each petal. Oh they smelled so good.

Make sure you visit our lovely hostess Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Belle Connecticut ♥

This is one of my favorite farms. I have loved it for so long that I finally had to get a photo. They sell bunnies and plants and I think they have veggies in the summer.

I want to finish this project, so please help me...
which of the two backs do you like better??
Please leave a comment below to let me know your answer.
I think I am leaning toward the one on top.
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I'm making some new items for New England Candy Co. We have a new Beach collection with lots of yummy pearlized seashell chocolates, some chocolate lighthouses with toasted pecans and a little sprinkle of pink Himalayan sea salt, and a huge chocolate seashell filled with creamy fudge and crunchy walnuts.

These are delicious milk and dark chocolate swirled with a little pure vanilla. Each seashell is brushed with edible pearl powder for that pretty sheen.  

This is our Beach Lighthouse Collection. The lighthouses are dark chocolate with toasted pecans and just a touch of Himalayan pink sea salt.

We'll have our beach collection through the end of summer in our Etsy shop



Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Hello pinkies!!

I haven't done a Pink Saturday post in a long time, and boy have I missed it.

Let me start by welcoming you to my Belle Blog!!

I have so much pink all around my house...but I don't want to show you something you have seen before.

Pour yourself a cup of tea...
and come look at some favorite pink lovelies I have around my house.

This is a letterbox I shabbified, I painted it the palest of pinks and added a shabby wreath with lots of roses.

Here is a box I use to keep treasures in...right now it is holding some really old and beautiful Victorian scraps.

It is a mini Lane Cedar Chest I painted and decoupaged.
I made it with the intention of selling it, but loved it so much and kept it so selfishly.

As part of pink Saturday we are supposed to find a new blog and introduce it to everyone else. Well everytime I wonder, how will I find a new blog? and then just in the nick of time, I found one. She is a new blogger, but I think it is going to be one of my favorite blogs. It is so pretty I know you will love it.
The lovely blog owner is Fulvia and the blog is called

Please be sure to pay her a visit...she is a new blogger and would love the company. Plus she is having a fabulous giveaway...but don't enter it because I want to win it...just kidding.

Look at this darling pink pincushion!!
How about all the vintage buttons♥

And this is just one of her hat pins...she makes these herself. It is so pretty I am swooning♥♥
I bought this pink one in celebration of Pink Saturday...but it was hard choosing. She has so many pretty things. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to Fulvia.


Happy Pink Saturday!!

Stop by my giveaway post to enter and win a box of truffles from New England Candy Co.

Be sure to visit our hostess Beverly and all of the other Pinkie Blogs for some more of your weekly dose of pink!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Truffle Mania and a Giveaway

Greetings!! Ok so this is kind of a big deal...there is an event call the National Stationery Show. If you are in the business of paper, cards, stationery...anything like that you want to be at this show. It is where paper and greeting companies go to be discovered.

So next week is this year's show. It is at the Javitz Center in New York from May 16th-19th. My new friend Julee from Siplicite Greetings will have a booth there. I am so excited! It is Julee's first show. She must be bouncing off the walls with excitement. If you want to see some of her lovely work here is her shop.

Aren't her designs simply beautiful!! She does greeting cards, soaps, t-shirts, and many more cute items.
I am so excited for Julee, there are going to be buyers there from hundreds of stores. I know they are going to love her work. I can't go to the show, but she has promised me lots of photos, so I will be posting them here as soon as she sends me some. I wish I could see her booth, it sounds like it will be beautiful.

Now for my part in it all...

guess what she will be giving away at her lovely booth?? guessed it...Truffles from New England Candy Co. YAY!!!!

These are the cute little truffle totes I put together for her booth. I did three different flavors...Lemon Tart Truffles, Coconut Caramel Truffles, and S'mores Truffles.

I hope she likes them. I think the colors will go good in her booth. It is going to be black and white with some pink accents.

She is going to be a huge success!!


Ok, now for the part that is fun for you...

I am having a giveaway to celebrate the first show for New England Candy Co...well it isn't for us, but we will be there in spirit!! YAY!!

So here is what you can win.
(U.S. only, sorry can't ship the candy would melt in the summer months)

I will be sending the winner (chosen at random) one dozen truffles. You can choose any flavor in my shop.
Shown above from left to right...
Peanut Butter and Caramel, Lemon Tart, S'mores Truffles!
but there are even more flavors here.

Entering is simple...all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I won't make you follow me or anything, however if you want to follow my blog or be my friend on facebook or twitter just because...then that is great. I love chatting with you all!!

So leave a comment on this post in order to be entered. If you don't have a blog linked, then please leave your email address so I can let you know if you win!

Oh, yeah...winner will be chosen on May 30, 2010♥

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Monday, May 3, 2010

More Fun♥

Look at these two beautiful pendants I found on Etsy. I was chatting with Lois in an Etsy forum about blogging and later she sent me a message. We figured out we live close to each other. In fact Lois lives in the same town I graduated high school from. I couldn't stop thinking about her beautiful work all day so I just had to buy these. The first one with the pink rose was easy, it is named Becca's Rose after her daughter. Seeing as how my name is also Rebecca, pink is my favorite color, and it is a all time favorite, I just had to buy this one.
This was my second choice. It was harder. She has so many beautiful pendants in her shop I had trouble picking one. Could've easily bought many more.

If you want to check out her gorgeous shop go here.

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I also want you to see the fabulous giveaway on OC Cottage.

Aren't these yummy!! And this is just a small part of the giveaway! Everything is just lovely!

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I am working on some other cool stuff too! These two round wood cabinets.
I think they are in need of a little shabby makeover. I am going to paint and decorate and by the time I am done you won't even recognize them anymore. I think they will be in need of a little shabby crystal embellishment as well. Maybe even some pretty vintage hardware. We'll see what I can find for them. I will keep you updated with lots of re-do photos!!
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Finally, I have an announcement of something very cool coming up AND I am going to be doing a giveaway of some YUMMY Chocolates in the next couple of days!!!

I'm deciding which candies to put in the giveaway.
Whatever they are it will be yummy! Check back to see when I post the giveaway. It will probably be Wednesday or Thursday.