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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Featuring ... La petite boutique de perles

It's getting close to Christmas ... everyone is soooo busy!  I still have a tonne of things to do but really wanted to feature my online friend, fellow Etsian and Kris  (who also happens to love all things French!)  Kris is the most wonderful 'blog comment leaver' !  I always know that in 'cyberworld if no-one else is reading my posts, Kris is because she's always leaving me lovely comments. xx

paris skyline notecards

Kris' Etsy store La petite boutique de perles has a lovely French Provincial feel to it and I'm sure you'll enjoy her story too - grab a coffee and read on ...

cabbage and roses tote bag

Bonjour Everyone,

My name is Kris and I opened my Etsy shop, La petiteboutique de perles in June of 2011.  I am a lover all things French and wanted to sell handmade items that had a french farmhouse and farmhouse chic look.  I am always on the hunt to find fabrics that are natural i.e. cottons, linen's, muslin and patterns that are unique to make my items and like the "less is more" or simple design styles.  I also try to make one of a kind items that aren't duplicated unless specified by the purchaser. I also do reserve listings on the items I sell if you should want more than one of the items I make.  

french inspired le coq tea towel - i LOVE this

The idea for the name of my shop came from a blue pearl that I was given in Hawaii.  La petite boutique de perles is the french translation for The Little Shop of Pearls.  The history of  pearls is an interesting one and in part explains why I decided to use the word pearls in the name of my new shop.

french farm inspired tea towel

Perles are formed within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk and is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. It is hard to find a perfect pearl and no one pearl has exactly the same form, just as each item that is handmade is not the same. There is something perfect in things that are not perfect, with each item being unique, and surprisingly different each time it is made.

handmade cotton sachet filled with grosso lavendar

Interestingly enough, the word pearl was borrowed from the french word perle and my love for all things French is why I choose the name La petite boutique de perles.

wooden caddie

I am always looking for new ideas and products that I can introduce to the buyers in my shop.  I hope that you will drop by for a visit here: La petite boutique de perles

shabby chic pillowcase with floral border

A big thank you to Deborah for taking the time to do a feature post on my shop. :)

handmade pillowcase


pillow cases

~ my pleasure ... what a gorgeous array of items ... happy shopping readers ~

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