Today I am so pleased to present you the brand I teamed up with for today’s window. The brand is called Fog Linen Work and I have been a very big fan for years.
The designer behind the brand is called Yumiko Sekine. Her brand is mainly famous for beautiful linen, that are produced in Lithuania.
Her first collection started with only seven items. Now after ten years, Fog Linen Work produces a large line of linen products for the home and linen clothing.
You can see some of her products here.
My favourite one is not a linen product, but it is this beautiful metallic crown in the middle, and I am so happy you can win it today on my instagram
it’s already day three of my calendar and today I have invited Marina to participate.
les petites chineries
Martina is an interior designer but also passionate about junk hunting and she really has an incredible eye. Here are a couple of the things you can find on her site. I love everything in her selection.
I am very much in love with the pink vase you can work today on my instagram https://www.instagram.com/madame_love/.
good luck and see you tomorrow for the new window.
I am glad I went live yesterday with my floral advent calendar. It was so exciting, preparing it and it is great now to find the way back to the blog.
Today's brand is called Sobomarket and is run by the talented Mathilde.
SoBomarket is the contraction of South Bombay (a bit as we have SoPi in Paris for South Pigalle) and is the starting point of the brand created by Mathilde where she can mix her passions for interior and travel.
As soon as she can, Mathilde travels the world, and sells the products she brings back from her travel to India or Marokko.
Until the end of december she is not only selling online but also in a pop store, 14 rue du Chateau d'Eau in Paris - until the 3rd with lusaluso under the name un si beau voyage, and afterwards until december 31 with la seinographe
Here are a few pictures of the copper vase that can be won on my instagram today.
Hello everyone, I am starting my floral advent calendar today and I have a lot of surprises for you.
I have teamed up with fantastic flower and plant shops in Paris, but also for the non Parisian, you will be able to win floral prints from very talented photographers, some vases and also some floral and green books.
The first window in my floral calendar is the flower shop of one of my favourite florist in Paris - Thierry Feret, also known as titi la tige. If you follow my blog, you have probably already seen this article about flowered by I wrote last year. His bouquets are very colourful are recognisable at first sight. I am so happy he is opening the calendar and that you can win one of his marvellous wreaths. I wish you all a very good luck.
Flowered by Thierry Feret
37 rue de Chabrol
I am back on the blog today, after a long silence.
But there is something I would like to show you today.
I have the chance to live in a very lively and bursting with creativity neighborhood of Paris :
The 10th disctrict. A lot of creatives live here, a lot of ateliers and workshops have chosen this still kind of "affordable" (if that word can be at all applied to Paris) area of the city. Yesterday during my lunch break I paid a visit to the lovely atelier of graphic designer Alexandra Bruel who created the brand Papermint a year ago.
All the wallpapers are designed and printed in the workshop in Paris.
They have many different designs such as the flamingo (which the little miss would love) but also some more classical ones in the style of the 20's such as this one called Han'i, which I really love in that colour combination.
I really like the one with the paris buildings and little shop fronts in the most charming streets of Paris such as the rue Sainte Marthe on the picture.
One of the particularities of Papermint is that you have 2 different ranges : GAMME ATELIER and GAMME EDITION ROULEAU.
The GAMME ATELIER is a fully customizable range which is printed on demand in the workshop - you can customized the size and also the colour.
The GAMME EDITION ROULEAU are some more standard editions that are already printed and stocked at the workshop.
The wallpaper come also in many different finish quality from fully washable and waterproof (ideal for a bathroom or kitchen) to more standard ones. Some of them already have the glue at the back and you only need to humidify them to install them and some are fully repositionable.
They also produced stickers such as the moon, that as been designed with Lisa Gachet from Make My Lemonade.
I used the moon for a set design I made last year for "La joie des fleurs" :
and I can confirm it is very easy to reposition the sticker.
For the time being the website is only in French but can ship internationaly and from what I have heard, the international website is coming soon!
I wish you all a great day and looking forward to hear if you like French wallpaper and would consider it for your home!
I have been living in the centre of Paris for about a year now and I am still on the hunt for new and old flower shops that are spread over the city.
Today I would like to introduce you to one of my fav. A shop with a lot of atmosphere and flair.
The flower shop is called "flowered by" and his run by the talented and lovely florist, antiques dealer, curiosity lover Thierry Feret. He started is new carreer as a florist five years ago after having worked in many of the greatest restaurants in Paris. His shop is an explosion of colours inspired by India and Mexico and reflects a lot of joy. I loved talking with him today about his late passion for flowers, and about how much he likes it despite the hard work and the many hours spent in the shop and bying the flowers at the flower market of Rungis.
He also shared a little secret with me : He made the flowers that Christine and the queens is holding on the cover of her album Chaleur Humaine. How cool is that.
We both decided to organise a little give away for my readers on my Instagram @madame_love . If you leave a comment under my post, you and the person you tag, can winn a very special Christmas wreath made by Thierry.
Long time no see. As I have no other valid excuse than "life" and instragram for being silent here, I will not try to invent one.
I have started a new series of floral pictures in front of my black wall in my Parisian flat, that I call the black wall series. You can see them all on Instagram under the hashtag #theblackwallseries.
I enjoy doing it so much that I wanted to share it with you here. I will be posting more of them soon. You can also see some on my portfolio.
It´s starting to feel a bit weird to have been living in France for a while and still be writing this blog in English.
I have taken a big decision today and starting today, I will write my blogposts both in English and French. I will start with the French version, and you will find the English one further down.
Bonjour à tous,
Voilà ça y est, cela fait plus d'un an que nous vivons en France et j'ai décidé de me lancer et d'écrire mon blog en français. Aujourd'hui, je souhaite vous parler d'un nouveau service de vente en ligne de fleurs fraiches qui s'appelle Bergamotte (avec deux t). Leur atelier n'est pas loin de chez moi et j'ai eu la chance de pouvoir leur rendre une petite visite il y a quelques jours.
Leur concept est très simple et révolutionne les codes de la livraison de fleurs coupées type interfolia. Il tient en ces quelques mots:
"La livraison express de bouquets de fleur de qualité"
Des bouquets simples, élégants et dans l'air du temps à envoyer après un diner ou à une amie pour son anniversaire. Les bouquets, à partir de 29,90 € sont livrés en 2 heures à Paris et en 24h partout en France. Ils utilisent les fleurs que j'affectionne : renoncules, anémones, oeillets, roses branchues, de la camomille, des chardons et bien-sûr, encore et toujours de l'eucalyptus !
Je vous recommande vivement ces jolis bouquets qui outre leur beauté ont aussi la particularité de se conserver très longtemps et d'être très joliment emballés.
Pour en savoir plus sur Bergamotte, je vous laisse découvrir cette petite vidéo.
Bonne journée à tous, Elodie
Today I would like to introduce you a new start-up: the lovely online French flower delivery service called Bergamotte. I was lucky enough to visit their Parisian atelier a few days ago and it was just lovely.
Their concept is very simple: They deliver quality flowers within 2 hours in Paris in within 24 hours in the rest of France. This trend of new, more modern and up to date online flower delivery service is blooming throughout Europe at the moment. They tend to break the rules of classical floristry with the continuous trips to the whole sale flower markets at 4 in the morning. They are very agile with the management of their stocks and buy their flowers directly from the producers. I like Bloomydays in Germany or floom in the UK.
I am testing the light in my new flat with a little winter bouquet I made during the week-end.
I like the combination of anemone and mimosa very much and feel very happy and refresh to play with my camera and my flowers again.
Very much looking forward to spring.
Have a great day,
This a shooting I did last year, but have been waiting for the right time to show it to you.
When I bought this gorgeous hydrangea head at the flower shop I instantly fell in love. Those green and purple ones are my favorite.
I bought a little flower press before living Germany and I use it a lot. I know you can press flowers and leaves in books, but I always loose them and forget I which book I left them.
Hydrangea are just the perfect flowers, and the more I play with them, the more I like them. They look beautiful in the garden, in a vase as table decoration, or as a wreath.
But maybe it is pressed that I like them most. I love their texture and colours and they look so pretty in a transparent frame, such as this one from the British brand nkuku.
I hope I inspired you a little bit today.
I hope I will be more on the blog in the coming weeks and months. I have got a lots of plans and ideas anyway!
How time flies, I realise today we are already in december and I still haven't posted the pictures from my autumnal shooting with les herbes de Paris.
At the end of October I invited my florist friends Jefferson and Julie Pomme to my parent's place in Picardy to play around with flowers. We started the day with a walk in the garden and the forest to pick flowers, branches and fruits. After lunch, we spent the afternoon making bouquets and flower wreaths. I mostly photographed and they made the bouquets. Very unusual for me, but it was very interesting for me to step back for once and concentrate on one task. My mum was worried that there wouldn't be enough flowers to play with, but on the contrary it was just perfect! There were still a couple of incredibly big dahlias and tiny roses and so much variety of foliage and branches in a beautiful colour palette, that you only find in autumn.
It was my second photo shooting with "les herbes de Paris". The first one has been featured in the last issue of sister-mag and they taught me how to make flower wreaths last Saturday.
Here are a couple of pictures from that day.
I hope there will be many more to come. I think we are a good team and love working together!
Have a good day you all!
I am on holiday this week. Yeah! The best way to start your holiday or a day off is with a long breakfast and a pretty breakfast table.
It is almost the end of the hydrangea season and I decided to decorate the table with a little plant in a cup. So pretty and simple and so easy to replant afterwards.
Wednesday is bank holiday here in France, so it might be a good idea if you are invited for a brunch to bring a mini-hydrangea in a pretty enameled cup as gift.
I wish you all a very relaxed week,
post sponsored by the lovely Dutch hydrangea producer forever&ever
I am a little bit late for my #urbanjunglebloggers post but I just couldn't resist this topic: plant and flowers! it was made for me... I am not a big fan of plants indoors and never had a ficus in my flat. But I must that I slowly changed my mind in the past few years. I am in love with succulents and cactus. Here are the reasons why:
1. I love that you can have mini versions of them. I am a mini bouquet fan and I find mini pots of cactus and succulents just too cute.
2. I love the colour palette of succulents and cactus: mint and nude and many shades of green.
3. I love that they are very low maintenance plants, which is a perfect fit to my way of life.
For this vignette, I chose flowers that really matched the tones of my plants: Café au lait dahlias, cineraria maritima, eucalyptus and globe amaranth.
I used to have a lot of time for madame love, a lot of me time. Now I have a lot less of it, between work, the endless commute and baby love. But I don't want to let this part of me abandoned and I am trying to find a way to still post my bouquets here. Today I wanted to share with you this little bouquet of hydrangea and show you how you can make something spectacular with flowers from your garden and a pretty vase. I am completely obsessed with this colour palette this days and I love how the green of the eucalyptus works together with the white and pale pink of the hydrangea.
Have a nice day today and speak to you soon!
Scabiosa and sweet peas in my living room right now. I am so in love! I am packing my bag for Munich where the book I contributed to will be launched on Friday night. I will tell you more about it on the blog soon In the mean time, you can follow my German adventures on Instagram. Speak to you soon! Elodie
I hope you are doing well. I have been working a lot on the blog, doing some necessary but invisible things, coding, resizing, etc.. for the relaunch and I hope you like the new look. But a blog isn't a portfolio and it's not only the shop that is important but what comes inside it. I am glad to be back at arranging flowers and showing you the result today. I am quite desperate with my garden this days: The soil is so bad and so full of stones that nothing is growing properly. Only those beautiful cornflowers seem to like very much. So I made a little messy bouquet after work today and I quite like it. I hope you do too!
Have a nice day and talk to you soon!
Hello!I am back tonight with another bouquet from last weekend. I am still using the Pierre de Ronsard roses from my mum's garden but I decided to mix them with some irises that are growing next to the pond. I usually try to stick to one colour scheme when I make my bouquets and avoid mixing blues and pinks. but I really think it works in this arrangement.
Don't you think?
I like the contrast between the colours and also between the length of the stems. I also added some blue aquilegia to enhance the irises.
I hope you like this one as much as I do.
I wish you all a good night!
Hello everyone,The trouble when you come back from a lovely weekend with more than 500 flower pic on your memory card is take it takes you ages to view them, select the best ones and edit them to post on the blog when you get back. The good thing is that you have no regret and it feels you with good vibes. I was telling Mr. Love yesterday night that the only thing I can see when I close my eyes is petals and flowers. There are worst things in the world. I hope you enjoy this little bouquet. Have a great week everyone!