Thursday, May 27, 2010

(CLOSED) Welcome back... and a thank you GIVE AWAY

I'm so happy you found your way back to my blog!

I wish this could have been easier, but I didn't have a choice and had to change the link to my blog without having the time to announce it on my old blog and invite you to come here.

Blogspot didn't change the follower link on your blog to my blog automatically, that means: You don't follow my blog anymore and I don't want to loose you as a follower and would like to kindly invite you to follow me.

Unsubscribe and subscribe again:

On the Blogger bar on the top of the blog > “Follow” > “Unfollow” > click on “Follow” again > “Follow publicly as XY” > "Follow"
Please make sure you see this newest post on your dashboard again, then it worked! Your picture should also be visible on my Friend Connect as the newest follower.

Probably unfollowing and following again is also possible directly on Google Friend Connect (but: even though you see your picture, you are not yet follower of my new blog)


I would like to thank you for your loyalty and give you the chance to win this adorable cream Toile de Jouy heart ornament from my shop Blanc & Caramel (please take a look!). All you have to do is to follow me again and leave a comment that you did so.

Of course new followers are more than welcome to participate too!

It would be very appreciated if you linked back to this giveaway on your blog. This is completely optional though. But if I reach again 266 followers, I will add a lovely set of coffee-stained and hand-stamped tags to the win ;)

The giveaway will be up until June 10, 2010, midnight in Paris. It's open to everyone (international).
When I'm going to post about the winner on Friday, June 11, watch out if my new post is visible on your dashboard. If not, the new subscription didn't work... then just try again.

Thank you so much for your support, I appreciate it so much!

PS: Working subscriptions on Friend Connect are those that are those that are newer than the "C" (that's me!). The count doesn't indicate anymore how many have working subscriptions...


Ich bin so froh, dass ihr wieder hier seid!

Ich wünschte, es wäre einfacher gewesen, aber ich hatte keine andere Wahl und musste den Link von meinem Blog ändern. Ich konnte euch auf meinem alten Blog znicht mehr informieren und euch hierher einladen.

Blogspot hat den Leser-Link auf eurem Blog zu meinem Blog nicht automatisch geändert. Ihr seid nun kein Leser meines Blogs mehr. Ich möchte euch aber als Leser nicht verlieren und möchte euch gerne einladen, euch wieder als Leser einzutragen.

Zuerst als Leser abmelden und sich wieder anmelden:

Auf der Bloggerleiste über dem Blog links oben > „regelmässig lesen“ > „nicht mehr regelmässig lesen“ > nochmals „regelmässig lesen“ > „diesen Blog verfolgen. Öffentlicher Leser als XY“ > "regelmässig lesen"

Bitte schaut nach, ob ihr diesen neusten Eintrag auf eurem Dashboard sieht, dann hat es geklappt! Euer Bild sollte auch auf meinem Friend Connect als neuster Leser erscheinen.

Eventuell ist abmelden und wieder anmelden direkt auf Google Friend Connect möglich (aber: auch wenn ihr euer Bild noch seht, seid ihr noch nicht Leser meines neuen Blogs).


Ich möchte euch für eure Treue danken und gebe euch die Chance, dieses süsse cremefarbene Toile de Jouy-Herz aus meinem Shop Blanc & Caramel (schaut mal vorbei!) zu gewinnen. Ihr müsst euch einfach wieder als Leser eintragen und mir dazu einen Kommentar hinterlassen, das ist alles!

Neue Leser machen natürlich selbstverständlich auch mit!

Ich würde es natürlich sehr schätzen, wenn ihr meinen Giveaway verlinken würdet. Das ist aber freiwillig. Wenn ich aber wieder auf 266 Leser komme, werde ich zum Gewinn ein schönes Set aus handgestempelten und auf alt gemachten Etiketten hinzufügen ;)

Der Giveaway dauert bis am 10. Juni 2010, Mitternacht in Paris. Jeder kann mitmachen, ich verschicke international.

Wenn ich am Freitag, 11. Juni einen Eintrag über den Gewinner mache, sollte der Post auf eurem Dashboard erscheinen. Wenn nicht, hats nicht geklappt... bitte dann einfach nochmals versuchen.

Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung!


PS: Funktionierende "Leserabos" auf Friend Connect sind die, die neuer als das "C" sind (das bin ich!). Der Zähler zeigt nicht mehr, wieviele Leser wirklich funktionierende "Abos" haben...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Ok let's hope this works now. I have a new blog name. This got really annoying and I hope that I didn't mess up my entire blog. I saw already that I have lost all my comments (this feeling must be called the blogger solitude...), but, most important of all, I didn't lose my posts and YOU. Please stop by for a short comment so I know the Google friend connect was moved over to the new blog address. Anyone? If this works well, I will keep the new blog address and ask kindly those who linked recently to my blog (shop features and blog button) to change them, please. I know all these name changes are annoying and complicated, but believe me, I didn't have a choice. Ok, let's hope everything goes well and that we will have many more happy blog moments together.



Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blanc & Caramel au bord de la mer...

Isn't it great that summer is finally here? In the last few days the weather here was simply perfect. Fortunaltely the cold May days (mayday? :) are over, when we had to cancel our trip to the sea because it was raining. I look forward to a summery seaside weekend in two weeks. Deauville is only two hours away from Paris. It's the perfect place for long beach walks when the sea is not yet warm enough to swim in. And the perfect place for little girls like me to collect seashells...

I'm so excited to announce my brand new nautical summer collection Au Bord de la Mer! It was such a pleasure to create seaside inspired items. I love this style, a perfect mixture of fresh white shabby chic and vintage with a story. Everything has of course a little French touch to it ;)

I wish I had beach house, a sailing boat and even a lighthouse, and you?



Our last trip to Deauville...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Please read...

My webshop has a new name, now it's called

Blanc & Caramel

(... the colors we love...)

and I have a new address:

Please update your favorites!

Those who were so kind to add my link and/or button to their blog, it would be very appreciated if you could replace it with the new one (and those who haven't grabbed it yet, feel welcome to do so!):

Thank you so much for your support!

The Etsy shop name change will be done soon as well.

My blog name will stay the same.

Have a wonderful day! Here, the weather is perfect and finally summer arrived! I feel like on summer vacation ;)


Monday, May 17, 2010

We have a winner!

I got so many nice comments that I would have loved to send everyone a prize... Thanks again so much everyone who participated. Every sweet comment, blog post or whatever you did for me was really appreciated and made me really happy.
Sooooo.... tatadadada...
Our lucky winner is...

m ^..^ from Tales from an OC Cottage! Congrats! You will soon get mail from Paris!
Everyone else, don't be sad, I will have soon another giveaway on my blog.



PS: You might wonder why there were 214 comments on my giveaway post, but 239 on the random number generator: Some of you didn't leave enough comments even though you had additional entries, like those who bought something. So I added those entries for you.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oh why can I never find an interesting title??

The shop name and link changed. I corrected them below:
I'm so surprised that so many of you participate on my giveaway... and I'm so flattered about all your sweet words. Thank you very much! This makes me so happy!

For those who have not yet entered, the giveaway will be open until Saturday night (May 15th). Please scroll down to the giveaway post, don't comment on this post in order to enter the giveaway.

I don't know yet when I'm going to announce the winner. We will probably go for a long weekend to the seaside (yeah!) and we'll have a holiday next week. I'll do my best :)

I've been a busy bee as always and I have added a few new things to the main Blanc & Caramel shop. Take a look at a few of them:

Talking about giveaways, I've been lucky, too! Look what I got from Rhonda at A Little Bit French: The win was wrapped so beautifully...

I've received one of her cute mini canvas! Rhonda, you don't know how I love those old French labels at the moment! This canvas is amazing! Thanks so much!

I decorated it on my white Greek birdcage. I've found those rose-shaped pinecones in the park in front of our house.

You can find so many romantic French inspired things in Rhonda's shop Parisgal56. And if you would like to try to win something of her treasures too, don't miss her French Friday on her blog ;)

And I won again! I got the sweetest necklace ever from Nicole who makes hand-stamped jewelry. She sells them in her gorgeous shop Sweet Tea Shoppe for a good cause. Isn't that amazing??

She personalized my necklace with the names of our little family. Of course this, too, was wrapped in the cutest little box with a bow! I adore this necklace and have worn it everyday since I got it.

Take a look at Nicole's blog 60 Piggies, she is an amazing photographer as well.
Nicole, thank you so much for the necklace!

As if I haven't got enough new treasures, I went Etsy shopping and found some lovely Americana bowl fillers. Isn't it funny how you always want what you don't have: I want American stuff and Americans want French stuff!

The bowl fillers have been coffee-stained with vanilla, they smell so good!

I love the tag, it's all hand-drawn!

So... promised, I'll be back blogging as soon as possible!