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J'adore Etsy....

Where would we all be without etsy? I cannot imagine life without it and think that it has given "we" women a place to trade and make friends all over the world.

A couple of months ago I saw some fabulous cushions on etsy and thought that they would be perfect for one of our rooms at Maison No. 20.

So I contacted the owner of the etsy shop, the lovely Clara and asked if she could make me some "special" cushions for Maison No.20.

And here they are.........

I really adore them as they are a bit different to what is on offer here in France.

Clara and Marcela also have a fabulous blog, which I enjoy visiting regularly.

You girls are going to laugh at this bit, after taking the photos of the room, I decided that I did not really like the chandelier and that it would look better with a vintage black metal one that has leaves and crystals hanging down.

Luckily I already have one that I found at a vide grenier a couple of weeks ago so I have spent a couple of hours cleaning itthis afternoon, it was hard to clean and think that the previous owner decided that it was easier to sell it than clean it!

{the chandelier that I want to replace}

So now I just need to figure out a way of breaking this to Mr. FF, I feel that I may need to "butter" him up, so any ideas on how I best go about doing this.....

Signed L (the woman that likes to change her mind now & then)
p.s. Mille mercis for all the fabulous ironing tips!


  1. Cook him a fabulous dinner and hit with the want! heh...Gorgeous pillows! Fantatasic blog! Thanks ~lulu

  2. Well, you know exactly what gets those husbands of ours moving...don't you??? LOL!!!!
    Thank you so much for posting about the pillows. LOVE that room!!!!!!

  3. The pillows are beautiful! As always I
    love your blog and always learn something
    new! Asking your husband to replace the
    chandelier ... I understand completely!

    Flora Doora

  4. Ahh the pillows are gorgeous! I'm new to your blog and am just loving it! Thank you!
    Take care

  5. Those pillows are so perfect in that gorgeous room. That was such a great idea that you came up with for having them made. And I would just show the wonderful Mr. FF your post (along with a plate of his favorite food) to break the news to him about the chandelier! ~Lili

  6. Your new pillows are lovely and I love your chandie but can't wait to see the black one there. You ought to show him a picture of what the black one would look like first, proof that it's a necessary change. :)

    I'm afraid to invest in anything too expensive for my home as my taste changes daily, ha!

  7. Etsy is definitely one of the best inventions ever - these are great pillows, just right for your lovely room.

  8. Bonjour LeeAnn!
    How could you not love Etsy? Where else can you ask someone to create such wonderful custom made items just for you!!
    By the way, they say the way to amn's heart is through his stomach. Cook him his favorite meal and I'm sure he'll wonder what you're up to!!
    I hope you are having a truly wonderful day!

    I love those pillows, BTW!!

  9. Perhaps a frothy bubble bath with parfumed candles after taking care of the chandelier?
    J'adore Etsy as well..
    The pilows are just perfect!
    Bon chance♥

  10. The pillow are wonderful!! And also is the room !!

  11. They look wonderful - just love your new cushions and I am sure you will get round Mr FF - what about one of his favourite cakes? x

  12. Your room looks fabulous - love the cushions! Leigh

  13. I love your cushions. They really give it the Maison 21 touch of individuality. Perfect. XXXX

  14. I am so glad that I got on board with etsy a few months ago. It has been wonderful.

    I love your pillows. I think you know just how to get that man of yours to change the chandelier. LOL!


  15. Doesn't he have a sweet tooth? ...Say no more ;-) Having said 'say no more' you must spend enormous amounts of time cooking for Mr FF in order to keep that house in a constant state of glamorous change hehehe

  16. Oh I love those cushions ..just beautiful..yes we are all entitled to change our minds! I think if you cook him something nice...that might do the trick :) Love your blog...Kym X

  17. Its lovely. I actually love the chandelier and would love to visit and stay in that room!

  18. omg, it is so gorgeous!!! and as most people have already said, the way to a man's heart is his stomach! or the way to get a man to ease himself at least... hehe

  19. If we didn't change our boring we would be, xv.

  20. We all know that it is a woman's perogative to change her mind. Funny how photos can draw our attention to something that otherwise, because we see it everyday we may overlook. Love the new cushions!

  21. The bedroom looks fabulous, my husband just laughs now... I think he is in complete resolve.

  22. Leeann, I'm so glad you got to "meet" Clara and Marcela - I love them! They are so talented and sweet. The pillows they made for you are just perfect! I also have one of their wonderful pillows, and many of their beautifully altered books.

  23. I agree with some of the others the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. With all that wonderful produce over there it should be a breeze.

  24. Etsy is amazing! You are so right. And those pillows are lovely. Do take a picture of the new chandelier once you hang it, please? ;)

  25. Your room looks fabulous. the new pillows are a great addition. As far as Mr. FF......send us a picture of your newly installed chandelier!
    A la prochain


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