The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scrumptious Stationery from Chandler Michelle

My latest discovery on Etsy are the wonderful luxurious cards, gift tags, and stationery from Chandler Michelle. The designs are so elegant and wonderful that I will let the cards (and their product descriptions) speak for themselves.

One of the sets that makes up Chandler Michelle's mini card collection it is "...dedicated to none other than the first born child of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. She was known by the French court as Madame Royale, Marie Terese Charlotte, a true daughter of France." The full product description is just as dreamy as the cards:
"Set of six mini cards made of acid free textured Bazzill card stock in French vanilla, a creamy Ivory. Followed by a second layer in a heavenly pattern of swirls in Cotton Candy Pink. The four corners of each card are embossed into romantic victorian tips. The cards are doused in imported Authentic German Glass Glitter of the highest quality and fine fairy dust for a show stopping sparkle. Finally, three Genuine Swarovski Crystals in Violet, have been added to each card. They are then enrobed in a double faced satin ribbon in Pink and tied in a pretty bow. These are truly must have little beauties. Out of all of my mini collections, this is my absolute favorite. Pictures do not do these beauties justice!"

I have to agree, because they are my favorite too! There are many other colors and designs awaiting you at Chandler Michelle. Be prepared to fall in love with at least on of the beautiful offerings found there.


Pink Paris Paperie said...

I am so happy Cindy, that you have featured Daisy's creations at Chandler Michelle on Etsy. I ordered the Versailles Boudoir mini cards myself and I have to tell you they are to die for! Absolutely gorgeous and the details are truly beautiful!! I will never want to give up these pretty mini jewels ! I placed them around my office so I could think of Daisy and Marie Antoinette !

daisy said...

Dearest Cindy...I can not thank you enough for such a beautiful article on Chandler Michelle! Not only am I flattered beyond belief, but your blog page is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. This is a true honor for me and as a special thank you to you Cindy we are mailing you your favorite set!

Marie Terese, True Daughter Of France, Vintage Mini Note Card Collection, Fifth Series

Warmest regards,
Daisy Jeannette
Chandler Michelle

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