My name is Barb and I am the woman behind the online boutique THE FRENCH ELEMENTS. While I will always keep The French Elements blog (so many memories), I have started a new one and I hope you will visit.
CHASING THE NEXT CHAPTER is about change. The past few months I have been thinking about writing a new blog. My youngest son passed away 7/1/2015 and life will never be the same for us. He entered Heaven and we entered a new chapter in our lives. A very different chapter that is still unfolding.
We have always talked about moving back to Europe (or elsewhere). The talk continues but we are planning on making the dream our reality.
He would be pleased.
Timothy R. Botts is a MASTER calligrapher and artist.
Needless to say, I adore his work.
With Easter right around the corner,
I thought you might like to see a snippet of his work.
They tug on my heartstrings, that is for sure.
images from timbotts.com
While I enjoy my neutrals, I could fill my house with all of these colorful creations. Couldn't you?
To see more of his amazing work, you can visit here.
P.S. Happy St. Patrick's day
When we were in Colorado last week,
we received a great gift. A lovely surprise that
means the world to both of us.
Mom H. knew that I love old photo's, ephemera, etc.
This is just a sampling of what we were able to bring home.
Many of the photo's, hubs had never seen.
I don't have many photo's of myself as a child and I think
that could be why I have been "a crazy clicker",
always taking pictures of my boys and grans.
A legacy to pass on (or so I think).
I love this photo that ran in the Denver paper.
Mom and her BFF (Kathryn came to the funeral).
Two bathing beauties!
How sweet is this?
Autographed by Pee Wee King.
Mom H. had a piano and as a kid I took lessons.
I hadn't played in years and tried it out.
What a hoot! Not pretty but it had been decades.
What wonderful family treasures to bring home.
I love surprises.
Now one for you......
You know I love giveaways.
Last year I started doing a monthly giveaway
Well, it is a new year and a new day.
In the past, I have given away TFE pillows, Chanel goodies,
Items brought back from France.
To be honest with you, I'm not sure what this giveaway will be
it will be full of French goodness and love.
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