Friday, December 28, 2012

Bonne Annee.....


What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.
.......Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Joyeux Noel, God Jul and Merry Christmas....

One of the joys of the season is the opportunity to say thank you to all my wonderful customers! My warmest thoughts goes out to you and your families this Holiday Season and best wishes for a prosperous, healthy New Year! 



Monday, December 10, 2012

Jeanne d'Arc Living/January 2013 Issue

I'm excited to offer this wonderful and inspiring magazine for another year. Published monthly by the Danish company Jeanne d'Arc Living this magazine by the same name features Nordic French at it's best. You can pre-order the new January 2013 issue (release date January 2nd) via our website at www.frenchvanillahome.com









Hello Bonjour....

Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!

Sheila
(established July/2008)