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madame love loves: les petites emplettes

les petites emplettesHello everyone!  I hope you had a great week end! Time to relax and enjoy some time with your family. Today I would like to share another online shop crush I had lately. It is a French shop again called "les petites emplettes" - I love the natural style of their furnitures and objects. What do you think? Lovely and very French isn't it?

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madame love loves: Shanna Murray

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I have been very busy here, but I will tell you very soon why, and I am sure that you will forgive me! Today I want to show you the lovely stickers by New York based artist Shanna Murray. Each sticker/decal is  created from super thin vinyl, which allows each decal to appear hand painted. I love how delicate and thin they look.  You can order the stickers via her online shop or on Neëst, a lovely French online shop, I already presented here. Wall stickers are so easy to install and don't leave any trace on the wall when you want to take them off. It's a really good decoration solution if you are renting your place. I collected a little selection of my favourite ones on Pinterest. I really love that Shanna's stickers come in different colours and textures:

  • speckled gold
  • speckled silver
  • matte white
  • matte charcoal
  • matte fog
  • matte black

so you can stick them on a dark or on a light background.  For Ella's nursery I ordered the "i love you beyond measure" sticker in speckled silver to stick on the dark blue wall.  I wish you all a great start in this new week! Elodie


madame love loves: bolia


 Hello everyone! I hope you had a great week end! This time, I am not showing a little brand, or less well-known online shop or designer in my madame love loves column. If you live in a Scandinavian country or in Germany, you will already have heard of bolia. Unfortunatly, they are not implanted in other European countries now, but you can order online as they deliver to all EU countries. Bolia is a Danish furniture brand, with its own team of designers. I have known Bolia for 4 years now, and the book shelves in living room as well as my sleeping couch comes from Bolia. The amazing thing with bolia is that they are getting better every year.

I went to one of their shops/showrooms in Hamburg this week end with my little family to have look at their new collection and saw some really lovely pieces.  I am for example completely in love with their TuckIn recliner chair {1.149 €(at the bottom left of the collage) which comes in many different colours. I also love their new floor lamp called Heavy {579 €(at the top right of the collage), which mixes steel, concrete and leather. 

I love the materials they use, a lot of natural wood of course, as many Scandinavian brands and also a lot of leather. I also love the colour scheme of the new collection: grey, black and nude. I think those colours work so well together in fashion and decoration.  They also have a arrival of gorgeous berber rugs, unfortunately, Mr. Love isn't a big fan, otherwise I think I would have bought one for my home. 

I wish you all a great day! Speak to you soon


madame love loves: Lieschen Müller

  Good morning! Today I am back with a new crush for the madame love loves series. You know I love doudous and soft sculptures. Being the mum of a little girl, probably doesn't help! I have been a fan for a long time of the work of German doll maker Lieschen Müller. Her real name is Annelise Müller and I love her creatures. At the moment, she is not selling her dolls on her website but you can still purchase the doll patterns as PDF files. I just bought this pattern, and I will be showing the work in progress on Instagram as soon as I get started. I haven't been doing much sewing lately, just a little pouched for my friend Clara's babyshower. Now Ella is getting a little older, I really feel the need to be a little bit more creative in my everyday life. What about you? Don't you think Lieschen Müller's little creatures are very poetic and pretty? I wish you all a great day!

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madame love loves: Seventy Tree


  Hello everyone! Do you know Kerry Layton? Maybe you know Seventy Tree then? Kerry is the brilliant British illustrator behind the brand Seventy Tree.  Seventy Tree was established in 2010. I really love the animals, Kerry uses in her illustration and bought this lovely print called Everyone's friend (currently out of stock) that Ella literally loves! The bear is saying H E L L O and many different languages including the three languages Ella is looking at it everyday and it makes me very happy. I am sure that it is not the symbol of her multilingual upbringing that appeals to Ella yet, but the great contrasts. During the first 6 Months of their lives, babies can hardly see any colours and are fascinated by black and white, as this is pretty much all they can see.  So I really recommend putting up contrasting prints on the wall when decorating a nursery. On top of that, I think that animals in decoration always work very well, not only for children! I also love the cutting boards and tray by Seventy Tree. Geometric and very happy! I wish you a great day! Elodie Nursery_overview_2

 © Picture from the nursery by Jocelyn Casey, pictures from the collage by Seventy Tree with permission

madame love loves: Audrey Jeanne

Audrey Jeanne Hello everyone!  I would like to dedicate this post to my sweet Cheddar! He is been quite jealous lately, with all the new baby stuff invading the flat. Audrey Jeanne is a French illustrator I really love. As you can see above, she really likes cats like I do. She is my favourite crazy cat lady! I really encourage you to follow her on Instagram, if you don't already do. Her siamese cat Mikado is just the cutest! You can see a lot of Mikado, on Audrey's blog too. 

byaudreyjeanne on InstagramShe produces posters, stationary, printed bags and t-shirts and now also jewelry. Most of her products can be purchased in her online shop or in her Society6 shop. I wish you a great day and talk to you soon, Elodie

madame love loves: minted

Hello everyone,
I hope you are not too stressed out with the pre-christmas madness going on! Today I would like to introduce you to minted. Minted is an online stationery store powered by a global community of designers. Minted has for instance a great Holiday Cards designs selection, that you can combine with your own photographs. The paper quality is excellent. I just received a card from a friend yesterday and I loved the look and feel of the paper.
Apart from their great stationary, I am big fan of their photo backdrops for wedding and parties.
I also love their art prints, which are highly customizable - you can pick the colour and get them in many different sizes.
I also love one of their new products, that I haven't seen in any other online stationery shop: the personalized wrapping paper. You can transform the templates with your own words and photos. Isn't that great?

art prints by minted

wrapping paper by minted

In France, you send Christmas Cards after Christmas actually, more as a way to wish your friends and family a good year ahead - and I am thinking about creating my own card with minted this year.
What about you?
Are you sending Christmas cards?
When and what do they look like?



Madame love loves: Babyssimo

Hello everyone!

Do you know this feeling, when you discover a shop or an online shop and think: oh, I like that! and that and that... in fact, if I had a shop I would like it to be exactly like this one... That is exactly what happened to me when I discovered Babyssimo - the shop for small citizens of the world, and I ordered some of my favourite things for Ella from this online shop. I like it so much, that I thought I really needed to share it with you.
And you know what I discovered? The owner Olivia is also French! So now I understand, the Liberty fabric, the French magazines and the Japanese items! Exactly my cup of tea! It is so French and so international at the same time.
Babyssimo is a shop for the little and big ones, so I made two mood-boards to show you some of my favourite items. Olivia was nice enough to answer a couple of questions for you.
babyssimo_for_little_ones 1. Belle & Boo Cushion "Boo"
2. Linen Dog "grey-white"
3. Oeuf NYC Alpaca Wool Sweater "Cat"
4. Tocoto Vintage Knit Baby Shoes "Powder Pink"
5. Tocoto Vintage Corduroy Overall
6. Reversible Plaid Blanket "Liberty Betsy"
7. Tocoto Vintage Jersey Shirt "Colette" grey
8. Belle & Boo Wall Sticker "Hug" A3

Babyssimo for the big ones

1. Fog Linen Placemat, nuit
2. Kinfolk Vol 8
3. Fog Linen Table Cloth 130x130 grey-white
4. Enamel Prep Set

5. Fog Linen Table Basket

Dear Olivia, what made you start babyssimo?
My husband and I, we were travelling 6 months around the world while I was pregnant with our first son Joseph (btw, we had a travel blog). So, naturally we were always looking at baby things and found so many nice items that you can't find over here in Germany and sometimes even in Europe... That's how the idea of babyssimo was born. A little, very personal selection of baby items from all over the world!

How do you select your designers?
Well, first of all, totally by taste. I first have a crush for the product and am obsessed about having it in the babyssimo selection... Then I usually first check the quality, how is the brand working, producing. I prefer if things are organic, or at least of natural materials. I especially lo