Late Nights

Well, it's finally caught up with me. Too many late nights have "done me in," as Ms. Eliza Doolittle would say.

I'm looking forward to the weekend and rest. I'm starting a bit early with a candle to light the way to relaxation.

And here's a sweet collection of items that carry some of my favorite French graphics in all the world. I'm a nut for French antique graphics. Look at this box and you can see why.

This graphic represents little lights used in candles. I mean, look at it! This is just for a small little box of candle lights. Only the French would put this kind of love and detail into the mundane and transform it into a work of art.

Next a doctor's pharmacy box with gorgeous calligraphy.

And lastly, a beautiful roll of antique French ribbon. The laurel wreath is so pretty.

A small collection from my home to yours.

Have a glorious weekend.


Lori said...

Nancy, you are killing me...i want everything!!! your boxes with the french graphics and wording are really beautiful!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The French were and still are, AWESOME. When you go shopping anywhere in France, and you buy anything, they always wrap it up in a pretty paper and ribbon comb that you don't even want to untie. All of my teacher trainees in the last seven years have all been artists and I tell you, I love it all. Great pics and thank you dearest for visiting! Anita

LiLi M. said...

You are so right Nancy, only the French do this and do it this way. When driving through France I always wonder, the houses are not as well maintained as here or as in Germany, but somehow they look so much better. Here if a house isn't well maintained it is a wreck, but over there it is pittoresque, how can that be? When staying in France you feel the creative juices boiling: I'm going to do this, build a folly in our garden, that, make all my clothes myself. Oh it is a wonderful country and the people over there have a monopoly on beauty.
Have a great weekend!

KeKe said...

I love the images and the old labels~Very chic!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Wow-it's all gorgeous!!!



Cathy said...


What an amazing lot of scrumptious French treasures. Love the gorgeous aqua teacups. Just gorgeous.

xo Cathy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, and since then, my baking skills had improved. However with work in teaching and going to school, baking came to a halt! But I hope to get back into it soon...we need to warm up around here! Bisous, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Nancy, you saw my miniature blog! Aren't the artists just wonderful? I so love my pals' art such as Patricia and the Dutchess and Oona Patterson's paper art is phenomenal! Come back! Anita

My Grama's Soul said...

First time to find your BEAUTIFUL BLOG!! LOVE, the purple, and your pics are divine.

I'll be back again.



Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love your French packaging collection, Nancy. And your photo collage is so pretty.

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Nancy
You blog posts are impeccable. What a great talent you have. You give a lot of people, including Anita and I, great inspiration and ideas.
Give our love to everyone.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

The French do take such care in presenting the most ordinary things in a beautiful way. I'm so glad that my Ben, who learned to write in the most beautiful cursive in French first grade, still writes that way. Every time I notice it, I think how lucky he is to have been given that gift.

An elegant post as always, Nancy! Hugs to you!

Chatelaine said...

Love your little french boxes. I used to collect boxes too. Mine were not French or as pretty.

Looks like you are having fun with your shop. I must have a look see right now. All of your items look fabulous.

Secondhandrose said...

The graphics really are beautiful aren' t they! I love the calligraphy on the Drs. Come for a visit.


Miss Sandy said...


What do I always say when I visit here? EXQUISITE!

Lady and Librarian said...

C'est vrai...c'est tres magnifique! As always, your items are just beautiful. hope you got some rest!

Jennifer said...

These are just wonderful! I design my own cards and wish I could use these French label images as part of the collages I do on my card design - they are so detailed and lovely. Thank you so much for featuring them. Jennifer

Please stop by and seay hello....

rochambeau said...

Fabulous graphics! Inspiration galore!
Also, nice Wisp photographs!


Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by... I also visited your sister in law! Both your blogs are fab! Jennifer

Kate T. said...

Oh, I have such a weakness for vintage cups and saucers. That tower of beauties caught my eye right away. Then, I saw that gorgeous one tucked in the bottom. Eye candy for sure. :)