Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Painting!

Bonjour All!
I have been so busy the past few months and havent had time to sit down and paint! Painting for me is so relaxing. Nothing beats sitting next to an open, breezy window while listening to relaxing Celtic music and only focusing on what I am drawing. Come visit my newest listing!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bonjour Frenchie on Daily Candy!

Bonjour friends!

I was recently contacted by an admin for Etsy who asked if I would be interested in having my work featured on, I sent my work in and anxiously waited. I found out today I made it! This is a big step forward for me, I am so thankful!

Come visit Here!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Special Guest Susi - Dreamy French Spaces!

Hi, I’m Susi, a writer for Design Shuffle, a community where interior designers, home enthusiasts, and other design professionals showcase their design projects, share inspirations, and network. One of my favorite things about my job is visiting fabulous blogs as a guest blogger. I'm excited to be here at Bonjour Frenchie today writing about dreamy French spaces. What is it about French style that is so romantic, elegant and chic? Here are eight dreamy French rooms that caught my eye. Curvy lines of furniture, sparkling chandeliers, and soft, sophisticated pastels with lots of gray and white are some of the gorgeous interior design ideas seen in these dreamy spaces. Hope you enjoy them!

Parisian Design
Pinterest via
This dreamy French dining room is centered by a gorgeous antique French country dining table and sparkling glass chandelier. The painted buffet creates architectural interest on the wall. Parisian Design
New England Furniture via
Glamorous French giltwood furniture turns this bedroom into a dreamy, romantic space. Soft pastels and grays look wonderful against the warm gold. Parisian Design
Conspicuous Style via
This French dining room is so chic. Love the voluminous linen table cloth paired with the tailored French arm chairs. Topiaries and mirrors add additional French flair. Parisian Design
House Beautiful via
This French hotel style bathroom sparkles with silver accents and bathroom design ideas. A soaking tub in silver adds glamour to the antique filled space. Parisian Design
Pinterest via
French style in all white has a shabby chic elegance. This dreamy bedroom design is full of French details in the furnishings and linens. Parisian Design
Classy in the City via
I adore the blue velvet chaise longue in this dreamy room. Creams make up the palette on the walls and curtains. Love the millinery inspired lampshade. Parisian Design
Monaco Interiors via
French blue is such a dreamy color for bedroom designs. Love the mix of Parisian and country in this bedroom. Love the beautiful pendant hanging from the beamed ceiling. Parisian Design
Fixr via
French provincial style furniture and a sparkling classic crystal chandelier are gorgeous in this simple room. Herringbone wood floors are so French and so chic. This room is so dreamy and romantic. Did you fall in love with these French Spaces? To get the latest from interior designers/enthusiasts across the country visit Design Shuffle where you can connect with Los Angeles interior designers and New York interior designers!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

OPI Color Obsession

Current OPI color obsession, "Mermaid Tears" 

Love how beachy it is! What is your favorite OPI color?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bonjour front page!

Bonjour my friends!
My apologies for slacking in the blog department, I have been so very busy lately with the new shops! I was so excited to log in to my etsy account tonight and see one of my paintings on the front page, just wanted to share :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another new shop!

Bonjour all!
I have opened a new shop with my best friend! Our shop is photography from our travels, with a soft, romantic, feminine, dreamy theme! Come check it out and let me know what you think! Mention my blog and receive free shipping on your first purchase! :)
Chez Jolly

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I have chosen 3 winners! Congrats to the following...

Tiffany (KittyCat)

Beth Carrillo

Kelly at I Dream of Decor

Please send me an email at with your address. If I do not receive a response within 1 week, another winner will be chosen.
Thank you everyone for participating, please look out for new giveaways coming soon! 
Jess (Bonjour Frenchie)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's that time again, Spring Giveaway!

Bonjour my friends!
I have decided to do an original painting giveaway! Here is the tell ME what YOU want! What would you like to have hanging in your home? Winners will be announced after I receive 30 entries!
Entry Instructions:
Leave a comment under this entry with the following information;
  • State 3 things you love. (Example: I love Amsterdam, kittens and bows)
  • State 3 colors you love. (Example: I love Mint, Peach and Lavender)
  • State your style in 3 words. (Example: I am feminine, simple and other-worldly)
Leave your email address in your comment!

Good Luck to all! The 3 winners will receive an original, customized 7x10" Watercolor Painting!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jillian Tamaki Book Covers

The lovely Jillian Tamaki is reproducing three covers from three classic novels in embroidery. After two months of work, she completed wrap-around covers for EmmaBlack Beauty, and The Secret Garden. How gorgeous is this?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Etsy Finds Shopping Guide!

Was SO excited to find out one of my paintings made it to the top of the Etsy Finds email today! My views went from 20 to 1,000!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New painting series!

Bonjour all!
I have started a new series of paintings, 12 painted so far, 1 listed. The paintings are my usual watercolor and india ink, now with fabric hair pieces, handmade :) I would love your feedback!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crafty Clotheslines!

I am fixing up my Craft space over the next few weeks, I think I might just have to do this!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Perfect idea to hold my rings!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Artist of the month, March 2011: LouisestArt

For the month of March, I chose an Artist whose work I admire very much. Louise van Terheijden is a talented Dutch artist with a very whimsical style, which is my ultimate favorite. Her work is inspiring and fun to look at. Here is a little interview with Louise;

What inspires you?

What inspires me most is people, their relationships, their dreams, desires, what makes them sad, happy,etc.
Nature has a big influence on my art, as well as Henri Matisse. His use of color inspires me!

What is your technique?
For example, in the series, "Violas." I studied trees and flowers and made collages of them and in the end they ended up in a digital piece of art (using programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop.)

How is your art different from other artists?
I can’t tell what is different in general from other artists, I like to think of my Art as unique in the Poetic way I express it.

Why do you do this particular kind of art (or use this particular technique)?
Being able to produce prints makes it possible to make affordable Art. People can enjoy my work at home.
I keep the editions limited so they are still unique.

You can find Louise's art work here & here!

Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 Hair Trend...

Braids, love them! Which is your favorite? I'm going to have to go with the top one.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This day in History; February 16th

Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of the Pharaoh, King Tut [1923]

[King Tut Shirt on Sale at ShipWreckDesign]

Margot Frank is born (Anne Frank's sister) [1926]

[Vintage 1958 Book, Anne Frank Diary at UndoneEclectic]

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CRUSH: Pink and Gray

Perfect blend, love these spaces!








Monday, February 14, 2011


Adrienne from Sonoma Wine Country, California! You won my Original "Je T'aime" Watercolor!
Please send an email to with your address and full name.

Thanks to everyone who participated, there will be more giveaways soon! Thank you everyone for following my blog and facebook, you are each appreciated! Happy Valentines Day!

[MayaLee on Etsy]