Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Hello Everyone:)
How is everything with you? Well, our weather has gone from rain, gloomy and cold for weeks to sunny and warm in the 80's.  I love it!!!!!

I was walking through the gardens today to see what is blooming. I saw happy butterflies and hummingbirds! How exciting!!!!!!! Isn't nature beautiful? Give me a sunny day and I 'm a happy soul:)

 Even our little plump Sophia is happy. As soon as the weather becomes warm she is up early and in the garden all day. She slept all Winter long.
 Love these little pink flowers. Different shades, soooo pretty.
 Don loves Tulips so I planted these for him. What a great color combination, don't you think?
                                     Yea, my succulents are waking up.
 Of course, there are always flowers inside. Gerber Daisies are one of my favorites.
 Nicole and I had some fun the other day photographing some of our Vintage Prairie Slips for ETSY. Love this one.
                 They look great with cowboy boots.
 Vintage millinery flower with jewel pins added for extra bling. Look at the gorgeous lace.
 Here Nicole wears our Prairie Slip with leggings and boots. So fun!

 Pretty lacy green dress worn with cowboy boots too. They do go with anything don't they?
                                                              Pretty Pretty!

Hope things are starting to bloom in your gardens. I check every morning and actually watched our Cherry Tree bloom! I just love this time of the year where everything wakes up after a very long winter. The leaves on the trees get bigger every day and there is always something new to discover.

Have you walked around your yard to see such an amazing miracle? It will make you happy and put a big smile on your face. I know it does to me:)

'Till next time...
~Debra XXX


Monday, April 25, 2011


Happy Bloggers' Bodega Tuesday!!!!!! 

This weeks free give away is from Lynn at The Vintage Nest. She is so sweet to be our first shop owner to give away one of her creations.

Isn't this handmade shoe gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Lynn said it would make a beautiful gift box for Mother's Day:) What a great idea! Or you can just display this little piece of art.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You have one week to do it. We will pick the winner next Monday. Good luck to everyone:)

Check out Lynns other creations at The Vintage Nest . You will be amazed at the talent this fabulous lady has:)

If you own a boutique on line like us at, an etsy or an online shop you can advertised here for free on Tuesday. So grab our code and join us won't you? And for you shoppers, well let's just say that you came to the right place. These are the best of the best!!!!!

This week MAISONSTGERMAIN.COM features some new archectural pieces. We sold out of them

at the show we did recently. We just got a few pieces in. They are so detailed and pretty.

Check them out at AND add BBFREE for free shipping on our etsy!!!!!!!!

Have fun!!!!!
~Debra XXX

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

My apologies for not having the winner on Monday. My Internet went down and we just got it back last night. We weren't able to have BLOGGERS' BODEGA yesterday either but will have it next Tuesday.

So without further delay......

the winner of this purse is   [me]

Fran. said...

What an awesome little bag, I would feel so blessed to win! Thanks so much. XO Fran.

 Congratulations to you!
                                       . Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in this give a way:)And Thank You to Stella who picked the winner out of a hat:) This was so much fun that we are going to do another one soon.

'Till next time.........
~Debra xxx
and ~Nicole

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


We were over Nicole and Manny's last night. Part of Nicole's computer had been ruined in the flood and Don was helping her out. So while he was doing that and Nicole was giving the girls a tubby I went around her house snapping photos. SShhhhhhhh;)  What? Doesn't every Mother do this?
 I just love her style. She can make anything look like art.
 A great chippy chandy hanging from her mantle.
 Birthday flowers. Sooo pretty. Way to go Manny:)
 Chippy mantle with photo of her gorgeous Mother-in-law.
This dress form that is supposed to be for sale;) I have noticed that some of her decorations are supposed to be on our site. And to think she used to yell at me;) Hmmmmm
 I love this cozy spot in her kitchen and her use of color. 

 Oh look a curly headed  baby:) Fibi Pearl .

Can I go out Mama? Just look at those chunky legs. Why don't my chunky legs look that cute. Sooooo unfair.
Hope you enjoyed these top secret photos;)
Did you ever sneak photos of someones home? LOL

`Till next time....
~Debra XXX

Joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday today. Check out her blog, you will love it:) Now I'm off to suggest to Nicole that she read my blog. lolololol hahahahahah

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Happy Bloggers' Bodega!!!!
I have some fun news today. Lovely Lynn of The Vintage Nest will be joining us this week for our Bloggers' Bodega. And, she came up with a fantastic idea.

So here it is: Starting next week we will be having give- a -ways. Lynn will be our first business owner to be so generous to do it. All you will have to do is leave a comment on the Tuesday that we have it. Then we will pick a winner. If anyone else who owns a business or etsy wants to do a give-a-way let me know and I will feature you for another week. How does that sound to you? I think it is a great idea and very generous don't you think? I'm  in. I'll do a give-a-way next:) Who's next????

You know, if you own a boutique on line like us at, an etsy or an online shop you can advertised here for free on Tuesday. So grab our code and join us won't you? And for you shoppers, well let's just say that you came to the right place. These are the best of the best. Have fun!!!

~Debra XXX

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hello Everyone:)

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? We went to three flea markets this weekend! Yes three;) I wanted to share some of the finds that I brought home.

 You have heard me talk about my favorite flower guys before. They never dissapoint me. This week I bought Sweetheart Roses and put them into little containers all over the house. I love this color.
 This is an old sewing cabinet. One side is gone but I liked it. It is covered with fabric and has great glass knobs.
 It is in my livingroom for now. Not sure if it will stay here;) See the side opens?

                 I fell in love with this ' Victorian stick basket'.
 I filled it with tin flowers and placed it on top of some gardening books.
 Canning trophy! LOVE this!!!! I actually bought this a few weeks ago but didn't post it. Have I mentioned that I am going to attempt to can this year? Do any of you can? Is it easy? My grandmother used to do it all of the time.
 A couple of weeks ago I introduced myself to Lisa of Serendipity Chic Designs. She was surprised that I recognized her from her blog. We really hit it off and are becoming friends. She is very sweet, as is her adorable family, and ever so talented. Check out her blog. She is always doing something creative. She only lives about 25 minutes from me so this could be so much fun:) I have bought some of her wonderful creations. The above 'cafe' sign was perfect for my kitchen island.
And I LOVE this vintage sign made by Lisa too. The mercury glass ornaments , ironstone platter and flowers are also flea market finds. I will show you some of the other things I got from her pretty booth in future posts.

Hope you enjoyed my finds for the week. It was so beautiful outside today. In the 70's!!!! I was out side planting things. Hope they take. See you all tomorrow for Bloggers Bodega. We are going to have a give a way. See this blog tomorrow for details;)

`Till next time.....
~Debra XXX

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Hi Everyone:)
How is your week going so far? Mine is busy, busy, busy:) Yesterday I had off from work and decided to wall paper one wall in  my laundry room. It is the wall you see when you look into the room. Don took the door off of the room for me. I had a silly idea that if it was open it would stay neater. It usually works...not so much this time. But now, since I love what I see I am confident it will;)I had painted the walls a while ago a deep shade of pink. I ordered the wall paper on line and was so happy to see that it matched perfectly.

This is the counter that we put in there. I am supposed to use it to fold clothes but you know how that goes;) Empty counters are soooo over rated;) I see a counter and think, awesome space to decorate.
This is the wall paper I used. I LOVE it!!!!!!! Of course, everyone in my family has said to me "Don't you already have that paper?" "Uh noooooo" Geeez! I do love flowered wall paper. When I wall paper I usually only do one wall. Except for the kitchen. Happy roses are everywhere!
                 I used lots of architectural pieces and chippy tins in this  room. See that tiny iron? Isn' it cute? After I snapped these photos I rearranged a few things but you get the general idea of where I was going with it.
                       I put my antique wooden school house lockers in the laundry room. Great storage! And I love the way they look:)
                             Here are some of my chippy tins that I hung.
                            Some folded linens.
                           Roses in the laundry room????Heck yea!!!!!! Every day is a special day even in the laundry room;) Can you tell my favorite flower guys are back at the flea market. I was so happy to see them. Not only are they great guys they have the most prettiest flowers. These roses are gorgeous! They are called Amnesia.
          Oh and yes, I do have birds in my laundry room:) They are Cockatiels.  They 'cat called' me all day and I just love them.
They asked me to say Hello to you:)

Today I will be cleaning my kitchen because in this house if I am working on one room the other ones look as if they were ransacked;) lol
What are you up to this week?

'Till next time...
~Debra XXX


Monday, April 4, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

I am having a 'JUST BECAUSE' give-a-way. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. I will pick a winner on Monday April 18th. Good luck to everyone.

You will win this purse! We are going to carry them in our etsy soon and have been busy working on them. They are all different, no two alike. So you will have a one of a kind. Hope you like it:)

OK, By now you know Tuesday if Bloggers' Bodega at Capers of the vintage vixens.

Tuesdays are dedicated to you the shop keeper with an Etsy, on line shop or on line boutique like ours MAISONSTGERMAIN.COM. Also it is dedicated to you the shopper as these are some of the best shops on -line. Here you will find the most unique things. So, grab a cup of tea and relax while clicking on our many different friend's shops. ENJOY:) All we ask is that you grab our button and post it on your blog that you have joined. The more people that know about all of us the better it is for everyone. And since this is world wide this is even more exciting:)
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HAVE JOINED AND WELCOME TO NEW COMERS! I hope you are getting more traffic from it and that you are finding some extra special finds too:) I know I have;)

~Debra XXX