Entries from November 2013

wee wednesday with lindsay | wee Hanukkah gifts

November 28, 2013

With Hanukkah right around the corner, I thought I’d bring you some gift ideas. These can of course be used at Christmas as well, but the idea is that each one is affordable (you know, since there’s 8 days of gift giving and all!). What are your favorite gifts to give to the littles at the holidays? Since Juliette is still young, we can get away with giving her things she actually needs (like new pj’s & socks) since opening the present is half the fun. We’ve got a few fun surprises up our sleeve but we’re sticking with as many activity toys as possible, think art supplies, dress up and imagination building things.  

1. Cutest handmade bunnies at Amelia Presents 

2. Vintage Pastels at Amelia Presents 

3. French Play Food at Darling Clementine 

4. Wax crayon blocks at Acorn Toy Shop 

5. This old truck (Dad will love this) at Land of Nod 

6. Handmade pear & apple soft toy at Darling Clementine


7. Happy together doll family at Land of Nod 

8. Wildlife Puzzle at Land of Nod 

Xx Lindsay

yuji obata’s snowflakes

November 26, 2013

in case there was any doubt that this world of ours is full of magic…

yuji obata’s snowflakes.  i can’t wait to show b and lu!  

i can’t help but stare…go ahead, you should too.

xo mrs. french

pillows and a home built in the 70’s

November 26, 2013

the mister often complains about the abundance of beautiful pillows around the french residence.  he now realizes after 15 years of marital bliss there is no point in objecting.

this danish home is not helping his case.

this lovely home belongs to barbara hvit, cofounder of soft gallery, and family.

the frenches are in the early stages of looking for a home of their own…in other cities i have always been drawn to homes built in the 20’s.  there is a shortage in our current tiny city, but there is an abundance of 70’s homes.  which, i will admit, i poo-pooed in the beginning. i am beginning to have visions of what we could do with homes born the same decade as myself.  barbara’s home makes this idea more of a happy dream.  lemonade from lemons right?  the best part is that i think i have the pillows covered!

xo mrs. french

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