Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yummy Stuff

On Sunday, Laura and I will show our Spring Vision for Metis at the Long Beach Flea Market.  This has, frankly, consumed me for the last few weeks.  More than baskets.  Initial inspiration came in a box of  French Macaroons~

macaroons And Pink, yes we had lots of Pink & Pretty in mind, to chase away the winter chill and blahs, with a French twist~

rasp mac

If you have visited our Metis booth, or if you know me or Laura personally, you understand our natural hospitality; on Friday night my niece Nicole will come help our kitchen become a creme puff factory, for treats to give our shoppers on Sunday~


She does not know it yet, but I will gift Nicole one of the lavender pillows we will show this weekend; vintage French grain sacks I found in Cluny with new-old-stock French 1920’s puffy sew-on monograms.  Nicole will think she’s gone to heaven with this kidney pillow.  The grain sacks definitely cut the pink; the monos are superbe; wait til you see it all…~IMG_3532

As I attempt to tick off my list of To Do’s for the New Year, Live Writer was way up there.  This is my first post with Live Writer, which Laura has been cheerleading me to try.  What do you think? This year I want BIG pics; Jo has been cheerleading me on the pics.  Yes, lots of pics.  Pretty stuff to show you.  Fingers crossed as I hit the Publish button!  Check our Metis Blog for LOTS of pretty stuff this weekend. 


  1. Pass the cream puffs please ~ if you need help, I can be on a plane this afternoon. Those pillows with the puffy monogram ... dreams do come true!

    Wishing you a very successful weekend filled with lots of fun and new friendships. Can't wait to hear all the details.

    I owe you an email ~

  2. I so look forward to your sharing of the market. It's like I got to be there. You can't show too much, the booth, the items, the people, your surroundings - love it! Much success and most importantly - stress free safe fun for you both!

  3. LOVE your pretty pics!! ;) Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  4. Mmmmm...they look so good! Loving the puffy monogram too. Have fun this weekend!

  5. Ooh la la this macarons can be trés inspiring! Can't wait to see your new collection... Good luck at LBFM... Perfect weather this weekend too!

  6. Dear Andrea, one word: gorgeous! and what is Live Writer? good luck this weekend, have a fabulous FM!



  7. I'd love to see your booth at LB, but I'm not going this Sunday! Are you always there? If so, I'll stop by next month. Your baskets sound divine! ::Jill

  8. I'm anxious to hear if you like Live Writer! I ONLY post using it now! I don't have to work on my photos ahead of do it all right on your post! It saves so much time! ♥

  9. Hi Andrea, These look so yummy! I saw your feature in Romantic Homes today. Congrats and well deserved.

  10. Oh it was a dream come true!

    I hope you are enjoying live writer!