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Joyeuses fêtes

{Chanel window display December 2009/

Vitrines Chanel- Paris décembre 2009}

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and fabulous 2010/

Nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noël et fabuleux 2010

Leeann & Mr FF


ps Thank you to all who have visited "Fabulously French", I have appreciated you so very much. Take care and enjoy this holiday season wherever you may be.


  1. Dear Leeann, wishing you and your family a safe, happy, and very merry Christmas. I've enjoyed reading French Essence throughout the year & I look forward to many more of your gorgeous posts in 2010. Lee :)

    (P.S. I'll let you in on a little full name is Lee-ann, so not only do we share a love of blogging, but also a name!)

  2. Wish you and your family a joyeux Noel!!!
    Big hugs

  3. Happy Happy Christmas Leeann and thank you for being my very first 'follower' when I began my blog back in September.. Hope you and Mr FF have a wonderful time. XX

  4. Dear Leeann,

    Wishing you a Joyeux Noel, dear friend, happy holidays and best wishes for good health and happiness in 2010.
    I have so enjoyed getting to know you through the blog world.

    Carolyn xo

  5. They certainly put up the best display during this season~
    May the happiness of the holiday season
    be yours always~ Merry Christmas*

  6. The most magical of Christmas Day's to you & Mr. FF tomorrow dear Leeann. Thank you for all your beautiful posts this year & for being one of my favourite Hedgies.
    Love Millie xx

  7. Wishing you a fabulously French Christmas, Leeann.

  8. Tres tres elegant
    j'adore votre blog (mon francaise est terrible)
    I lived in Morocco for two years and have visited Pars
    I love all things French.
    Bonne Noel

  9. Leann ~ My gift arrived yesterday! I love it so much. What a surprise to find in my mailbox at Christmas time. I will treasure it always.

    Love your Chanel window.....I will show Ashley, she will love it!

    Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noel!

  10. Dear Leeann, thank you for your visit this morning. Your text is so sweet and the window photo is very elegant. Love it!
    May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
    Christmas love, Jeanne

  11. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    -Jennifer :)

  12. Dear Leeann, I hope you have a magical Christmas and many blessings to you and your loved ones this Christmas and New Year. See you in the new year! Axx

  13. Have a warm and merry Christmas. Here's to 2010... Terri

  14. Thank you so much for the Christmas Greetings. I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas Day.

  15. Have a fab time miss fab. Bet you're getting that 'chapon' ready right now! When do I come up and celebrate with bubbly??
    Much love

  16. Leeann, thank you for you kind Christmas wishes! I added your lovely blog to my roll!

  17. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful day today as you celebrate with loved ones!!!
    Margaret B

  18. Merry Christmas...I got a 100 inch cultured pearl necklace from my husband for Christmas...I've been feeling just like Coco Chanel the window display!

  19. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

  20. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, May the happiness of the holiday season be yours today and always x

  21. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and my very best wishes for a fruitful 2010! Love the look of your blog!

  22. just discovered your blog, it's lovely!
    wishing you a joyous 2010!


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