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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Note Card Party and a Giveaway

 

Vee came up with a brilliant idea for a linky party. Search for four photos, already posted on your blog, that would make a nice set of note cards. This is my first time joining in and I went waaaay back - to 2007 and 2009.


The above staircase is in the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette's hideaway at Versailles.
 

This photo is a bit blurry and wouldn't make that great a card, but it fits with the theme and I had posted it. It's in one of the salons in Le Petit Trianon. I love the blue and white room and furniture.
 

This oeil de boeuf (bull's eye) window is in the guard house at the entrance to Marie Antoinette's hideaway. Can you imagine a French guard peering out?
 

This old window latch and worn wooden frame is in the main palace of Versailles, in the Hercules Salon.

And now for the giveaway. Last fall I was contemplating opening an Etsy shop and I actually had some cards printed up. The only photo of the above which is included in the "French set" that I'm giving away is the last one of the window latch.

The Etsy shop is still in the works - I've been creating a few more things for it lately. But for now, I'm giving away a set of 5 French-themed note cards. If you would like to enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment and make sure that I have some way of contacting you. I'll draw a name on Sunday, April 22. 

Please visit Vee at her cute haven to see the wonderful links. Thanks, Vee, for hosting.


29 comments:

  1. Fun to look at everyone's choices for Note card pictures. Love the idea of your give away!

    ~Linnea

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  2. Nice collection- what an ornate stairway!

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  3. I'm not surprised that you chose a French theme!
    Your cards must be lovely, if the window latch is a hint of the theme.

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  4. The cards must be so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Very pretty and fancy! The only thing the pics have in common with my house is the chipped paint:@)

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  6. Actually caught my breath at the sight of that staircase. WOW!

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  7. What a lovely idea!! I miss out on hearing about this photo card idea but I sure hope I can join in next time.

    I would be tickled pink to have any one of your shots on some note cards, Lorrie. They are ALL beautiful.
    France is on my bucket list. *sigh*

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  8. The French theme for the note cards has both romance and old-world loveliness. The latching mechanism certainly has my more appeal than my door knob and lock! I also like the "oeil de boeuf" for the shape and decoration. I'd be pleased to be entered in your give-away. Thank you, Lorrie.

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  9. Oh, Lorrie, these make a terrific set of cards. I am intrigued by the lovely details...the latch, the oak leaf clusters around the bull's eye window, the ornate paneling, the sweep of the diminutive staircase. Lovely!

    Your readers should know that the party goes on all day and one can sign up at any point today. (Third Wednesday of the month.) We'd love to welcome anyone who wishes to participate. It's easy, lots of fun, and a great way to meet more bloggers.

    And a giveaway to boot? Sweet...

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  10. Beautiful and very glamorous shots...they would make a lovely set of note cards. Now I miss Paris :-)

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  11. Wow! These are so grand! Thanks for sharing. Happy to have found you via Vee's card party!

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  12. I love the French Connection theme of your *cards*. Wonderful photo choice for Vee's party. Well done!

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  13. Wow, these are all so gorgeous! You picked a very nice theme for your note cards. The staircase is magnificent.
    Good luck with your Etsy shop and how nice of you to offer this giveaway.

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  14. These are fantastic! Love that last one, great choices.

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  15. I love your French theme...perfect for a set of note cards. Those photos bring back some good memories for me as well!

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  16. Great photos, love the theme and the architectural elements. They would make a wonderful set of cards, and what a good idea for a give away!

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  17. So elegant, and all would make beautiful notecards. Good luck with your new Etsy shoppe. Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

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  18. Such a delightful set of photos, Lorrie . . . totally you!

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  19. Love every one of them!!

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  20. such a beautiful collection there. love the up close & personal details.(: elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

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  21. Wow. What a staircase!

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  22. What a lovely set of notecards! Beautiful!

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  23. Oh my, Lorrie, I would love to have these note cards! I've never been to Versailles, but I'm sure it's just amazing. I enjoy different types of architecture, and these features are wonderful.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  24. I love your note card set for Francophiles! (My eleven-year-old daughter fits that category...I must remember to show her these photos in the morning.)

    Très magnifique! :D

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  25. Lorrie - I love your choices and would certainly like to enter your draw for a lovely set of notecards.. Thanks for your visit tonight. i haven't been doing much blogging as I wait for the new hard drive. Have a great week!

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  26. Interesting theme! I think my favorite is the last one. It visually raises the question will it be opened or will it be locked?

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  27. I like your French influenced theme as possible note cards, Lorrie! They are all wonderful photos and I'd be happy to win a set of your cards. I'm excited to hear about your upcoming ETSY shop...best of luck with it!

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  28. I am sure that your photos will make a nice and unusual set of cards.

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