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FRENCH WISHES...

I dream of traveling to Paris...

Shopping the brocantes & collecting treasures and bits along the way
traveling through the countryside, staying in an elegant French hotel
or maybe a little country house...
speaking the language perfectly of course :)
and living a French life for a little while


So when I found this dainty ornament of the Eiffel Tower (at Target)
with a 'Wish' sash tied to the top it was *LOVE*
and it had to come home with me.

I love the vintagey brassy gold color.

The wee little champagne glittered trees (also Target) are
'picks' that would go into an arrangement or your tree to add a bit of pizazz
but I flipped them upside down and saw tiny wispy gold trees
and knew just where they would go perfectly.

I was inspired by Anthropologie's darling little mason jar snow globes
(which have been copy catted all over the blogs!)
One of the wee gold trees sits quietly inside a jar covered with glistening snow.
Loving these and am making several variations
to give as gifts this year
so I will be sharing more of them soon.

Adding a few silver ornaments & a silver creamer for a tree stand

Darling for a little tabletop display or
for bringing a bit of Christmas cheer to a cupboard.
~



41 comments

  1. Gorgeous! Great find with the ornament!

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  2. Courtney this is so very pretty and very inspiring. I just love the mason jar. Thanks for sharing and joining in, this is going to be the best upcoming week ever!

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  3. Gorgeous ornament and the most clever use of picks that I've ever seen. Love it all, its so pretty.

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  4. Beautiful ornamnents!

    Greetings from Australia♥
    ...already Monday morning here :)

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  5. So pretty and magical. It just says Noel!

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  6. Just darling, and I would love to get such a gift. Beautiful!!

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  7. Hi Courtney,
    Your photos are just beautiful!!! I love that ornament and the beautiful silvery trees!
    Hope you have a lovely week.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  8. How perfect your Eiffel Tower looks under glass, Courtney! Love those Anthropologie copies ~ I haven't seen them until today and now I want to make some, too!

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  9. Coming Over From Debbiedoos... Your Arrangement is Lovely and so Very Soft and Sparkley... HHHMMM... I was just at Target the other day and didn't see the Eiffel Tower.. I do believe I MUST go back and look for it.. :) Great Job!!

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  10. Courtney, these vignettes look dreamy! I think you should join the 'silver' Christmas party over at Freckled Laundry for holiday decorating with silver accents! andrea@townandprairie

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  11. Ok.....that's where you and I are totally and seriously different, Courtney. When I saw those those silvery little picks, I saw silvery little picks. YOU, my talented and creative friend, saw mini Christmas trees! lol! You amaze me..... :)

    xoxo laurie

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  12. Courtney, that is such a pretty display and I like how you used things you found in a different way than intended.

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  13. Beautifully elegant ~ I love it all! The mason jars are such a lovely idea. I guess I'm really behind as I have not seen them prior to this. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Pat

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  14. This is beautiful, Courtney. What sparkle! Great copycat.

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  15. Courtney, So beautiful. Love that you saw the little glittery wisps in a different light. That's what makes your special. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

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  16. Ooh La La..Im in love with your little Eiffel Tower too! Just perfect for an Anthropologie inspired piece...love what you have created!

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  17. hi Courtney I am also going to use silvers in my Christmas decor. Love all your bottle brush trees.
    Thank you my sweet friend for taking the time to visit my theatres, your support means a lot to me.

    Keep inspiring your beauty.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  18. I agree the Mason Jars are stunning and what a delightful gift they make! Well done!
    Hugs
    Cxxx

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  19. I have always liked snowglobes and tiny scenes in jars. It's like a treasure box of visual goodies. I, too, have this Eiffel ornament that a local shell artist embellished.

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  20. Just gorgeous! Beautiful copycat!

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  21. Oh, Courtney, this is so pretty! Just magical! I love how you took the picks, turned them upside down, and made little trees! Genius! Love the creamer as a tree stand. Everything is just gorgeous!

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  22. I love the mason jars. They look just beautiful.

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  23. love the mason jar trees also this year.
    I am headed to the studio to make me & my friend a few

    I am dreaming with going to paris with you LOL save room for me

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  24. What a wonderful Blog! I just popped in because I've recently developed a love of all things French, after a recent trip to Aix en Provence and Paris. I'm going to add myself as your newest follower so I can keep up with all your great ideas. Merry CHRISTmas Ya'll from Houston, TX!

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  25. Very pretty take on the mason jar snow globe Courtney!! As usual, you make lovely things.

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  26. Love this sparkly post...and the mason jars are so cute!

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  27. Beautiful and elegant...no one in their right mind would know you created these lovely sparkly and oh, so French pieces starting with products from Target!

    I'm inspired.

    Ciao bella,
    Suzanne

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  28. So very pretty. I love all this French! I also like how you put the cloche inside of a cloche. Very clever! Visiting from Debbiedoos!

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  29. Well, the french theme certainly makes you dreamy. I just love the snow globes you made. They are gorgeous.

    Makes me want to dig into my stash of jars and quirky little things and make some of my own. So thank you for the inspiration

    You have a lovely blog.

    December wishes
    Annika

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  30. Being an Anthro Addict, don't you know I love this!!! Great copy cat!

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  31. So lovely! I am inspired!
    ~Debra~ afrenchtouch.blogspot.com

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  32. I'm a travel agent during the day and you wouldn't believe how inexpensive it is to get you to Paris in May... =D

    Make your dream a reality! Let me know and I'll price it out for you.

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  33. L.O.V.E. - what a glorious Holiday post!

    Happy holiday hugs,
    Marie

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  34. Courtney~
    Your boxwood arrangement turned out so beautiful. Very sweet and festive with the candles and Joyeux banner.

    Thanks for hosting. I'm linking up our Mudroom Style Entryway with a fun lattice wreath @ #268 and some vintage inspired stockings at #269.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Sherry

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  35. I so love the Eiffel Tower under the cloche. I must have a look in Target to see if I can get one. I have a friend who has a birthday coming up and I know she adores Paris. I thought this would make a nice gift with some handmade tea light candle holders I make with small glasses and diamond dust. Thank you for the inspiration.

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