Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine/March 2013

Here is sneek peek of the soon to arrive March 2013 issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine.....








 As always you can purchase your copy on-line at www.frenchvanillahome.com


Monday, February 18, 2013

"Brilliant ReUse" by Jeanne d'Arc Living....




Vivian and Lonnie the creators of Jeanne d'Arc Living have a passion for scouring flea markets and second hand stores looking for all sorts of fun, old things. Oftentimes they fall for items without really knowing what to do with them. Most of the items have long finished their service for the original purpose. Their task is to then come up with new applications for these objects of interest. Each month, they feature one of these items in their magazine.

Now they are featuring all of these wonderful repurposed ideas in their new book  called "Brilliant ReUse".





In English this 160 pages hardcover book has a release date of May/2013 (English). As limited copies of this book will be available, it would be best to pre-order your copy as they won't last long.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coming Soon.......

We're excited!! Debra (A French Touch) and I (French Vanilla) are teaming up to bring you a variety of classes and workshops such as decorative and faux painting, stenciling, creative card making and other paper crafts, fabric classes like basic upholstery, seasonal workshops and much much more!  We will be conducting these classes and workshops at our newly acquired space right next door to French Vanilla. We are currently in the process of setting up our workshop space and hope to have our initial classes up and running by month end. We'll be posting more information soon (blog and facebook pages) once we have firmed up our classes/workshop details and dates.......so stay tuned ! 




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)