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Monday, December 03, 2007

Sugar Plum Nutcrackers

Christmas is around the corner and I have been busy creating my one of a kind nutcrackers!!!

Here are a few to enjoy - check out ebay - thefrenchroses or etsy - thefrenchrose to purchase or just email me @ to inquire availability.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Lovely Hand Painted Shutters

Custom Hot Pink and Red Shutters

What a great way to reuse and recycle!!! I found a lot of shutters in the trash and snatched them right up. This was two years ago - I am finally inspired to reuse them by painting them with sweet rosebuds and roses. This set is for sale on Ebay, but I have more and can't wait to redo them, too. They can be used in an office for note storage or a bill holder - even business cards could be clipped on the slats. Please, please post any more ideas for use of these wonderful discards!!!

Friday, March 16, 2007

New Pink Nutcrackers on the Horizon

Well I have been busy spray painting and adding lovely roses for my spring nutcrackers! I have many more ideas for new colors and designs so keep posted. Here is a look at what I have been working on!

I also have had the pleasure of painting some lovely roses for a client's bathroom and daughter's bedroom - please take a look and let me know what you think!!!

Here is a great idea if you need a guide before painting: I use chalk to outline my design on the wall before I paint - it really helps to get an idea of where to place the flowers and wipes right off when done!

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Holiday Decorating

Holiday Ice Skates - Sweet ice skates adorned with red roses, holly and berries will add a winter freshness to your holiday decor. Accented with red ribbon and holiday greenery that can be removed if desired.

Shabby Nutman!!! A shabby twist on your festive nutcracker. He is a raspberry pink with light pink roses, cream trim, rhinestones and silk roses. Add a touch of glitter and he is all set to romance your holiday decor.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Shabby White Pumpkins

Here is a great way to shabbify your halloween pumpkins!

I found these at White's Farm - farmer's and flea market, and decided to spray paint them white and add pink accents. I did not prime them first, but I would suggest doing just that. They took a few coats of spray paint to cover them. Then add accents of pink and green for the stems. Still spooky, but in a cottagy pumpkin way!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Welcome to The French Rose

Hi there,
This is my first blog and I would like to welcome you to The French Rose!
I just wanted to post a before and after hand painted shabby chic french dining table.
Please let me know what you think!
OH WELL - I posted a after - then a before!
This table will go with me to the Burlington Antique Market.
When I get back I am sure that I will have lots of stories to tell.
My sister, who works the Market with me, and I always have tons of fun.
In the meantime, please visit my webstore ~