This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Blog Party in Paris...and some Eiffel Tower Birthday gifts!!!


The gorgeous Anita is hosting a blog party in PARIS this weekend...
perfect to go to on this cool Winter's Saturday evening...



I've not been to Paris but I do have a few heaps of things with Paris and/or the Eiffel Tower on them and thought I too would join the party (how could I not!!!)...
First of all I couldn't resist a fabric panel with the Tower on it...and Bonjour...
perfect for a quick little quilt made last year...





and used a couple of weeks ago as a table topper when Barb from Theodora Cleave called in for a cuppa before she left town...


We used Eiffel Tower serviettes!!!


I recently had a birthday and received this brooch on a little velevet cushion from Margaret...


and this little stitchery pattern from my dear blogging friend Simone...



along with some paper clips from Andrea...
Thank you so much dear Friends...I love them all and will add them to my collection!!!


A Fat Quarter...


Paris...the City of Love...


I couldn't resist these Cafe signs...


and couldn't do this post without some cafe food - carrot cake...


a Lime Cheesecake...


macarons...


A trip to a local winery based on French vineyards...


cheese...


a good read on Coco Chanel by Edmonde Charles-Roux...


My latest cook book...


and a little corner in our dining area...
my apron with Paris on it...
Now I'm off to cook dinner...Roast Pork tonight...

(Pic taken before I broke my arm...I can't even do an apron up now, arm won't go round the back!!!)

So if you get a chance hop over to Anita's and join the party...and thank you Anita for hosting this wonderful event!!!

Bon Appetit...Dzintra

23 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Vive la France, vive Paris!!!
Love your post, Dzintra (o:

Notjustnat said...

And don't forget Tokyo and Osaka! Greeting from Japan, have a great Paris party! Xoxo Nat

Maree: said...

Lovely Post Dzintra...love all your Paris collection..Nice to See you had a chance to catch up with Barb..
cheers

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely Eiffeltower-items!! ;))
Enjoy your weekend! And your cooking!!
Love, Ria.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST!!! I got an early start and I am making my rounds but I see that you came to visit me so I took a step off the beaten track of the list....dearest, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR FINDS and collectibles!!! THIS IS WHAT I LOVE..I am enjoying seeing EVERYONE'S different VIEW of the city and this makes me so happy to have people from all over the world connecting! MERCI MILLE FOIS and you look wonderful in that last picture my dear!!! BISOUS MA BELLE, Anita

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Dzintra
You have a quite a collection there of Parisian fun and Eiffel Towers.. I love that last shot of you and had a good laugh about Rome, Paris.. 'Canberra' slogan .. hahaha... Not sure our overseas visitors will understand that one!!

Have a great weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Hi Dzintra,
Making the rounds on Anita's Paris party, and so glad to be invited into your cozy home and life! Your quilt is quite wonderful!
A bientot,
Dawne from Quiddity2

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there GORGEOUS!!! THANK YOU for coming..isn't this a blast? To see you all, around the world, is such a joy. May everything turn out perfect for you as you continue to heal and ENJOY THIS DAY MY FRIEND!! Oh, I got my basil planted, so we are on our way to getting that soup made!!! Anita

Kath said...

Hi Dzintra, just followed your link to the Civil war quilts and spent a most enjoyable hour or so reading and admiring the quilting.

It's me said...

It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from Anita...enjoying...love love ......bisous Ria...xxx...

Rayanne said...

How fun your tour of Paris was!
I must say...I got side tract from the tour with your header...I love the ocean!! Beautiful!
Lovely to meet you today here in Paris!!! Anita is so sweet!

Fete et Fleur said...

I love your Paris inspirations! I hope your arm is healing well.

Nancy

Karena said...

Dzintra what a wonderful quilt to share for our Paris Party with Anita!!

Be sure to stop in and see my post...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious one, last night I had problems commenting! There was a problem all week, off and on, with leaving comments but now it looks like it was fixed...ahhhhhh...yes my friend, it was truly fun to skip from blog to blog and feel the magic, wasn't it? THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THE FUN and just simply engaging in this friendship is what makes it all the more special. Have a healing and MAGICAL DAY!!!! Anita

Classic Style Blog said...

Bonjour !!!lovely posts
greetings from sweden and paris party tour..welcome to visit :))
/Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahh...it was splendid, wasn't it dear Dzintra? Enjoy a perfect day and night....Anita

Terry said...

Paris Party is charming. A delight for the sight,sound and mouth watering.

Tea table was so nice and Jojo in her chapeaux. Cool.

Have a good week.You will be able to tie your own aprons.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

great post dzintra !! that was really fun. and yes, pop over for a cocktail anytime!
~laura xx

Bev C said...

Coffee near the Eiffel Tower Dzintra,meet you at three.
Thanks for your tour of France.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Margaret said...

Walking down the Champs elyees make you feel like a Parisian , even if ou are only a scruffy Aussie from down under , enjoyed the trip with you.

Jeni said...

Thanks Dzintra.... for the trip to Paris
it was wonderful..and the music i love also...........

rosie said...

Hi Dzintra, hope your arm is continuing to heal nicely.. My lovely friend is off to Paris in about ten sleeps, she would love this post...xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow What a wonderful post!! I wish I knew some French so I could be writing a witty comment in French. I love all your Paris and Eiffel Tower things! I'm going to go and read your post again I loved it so much!

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