Friday, February 25, 2011

My Fanciful Designs Rose of French Paper


A set of four Fanciful Designs napkin rings at disegno Karina Gentinetta, about $70.






Photo: Jacqueline deMontravel, ‘Romantic Homes’ October 2010


Photo: Jacqueline deMontravel, ‘Romantic Homes’ October 2010

My giveaway prize front & center on my mantel.

In December, I won a giveaway at the celestial Fanciful Designs studio of artist Noel Solomon.  Sound familiar?   You may have heard of her from her feature in Romantic Homes, or from her mother’s sophisticated French Blue blog.

She fashions tea roses out of a stiff, heavy French paper.  They’re light and heavy at once.  The edges are torn, like fine stationery, adding a stylized feel while remaining acquiescent to the natural shape of a rose.    They don’t look crafted.  They look like art--technically perfect, arresting.

My friend Karina sells Noel’s napkin rings ($70 for 4) at her stunning New Orleans store disegno Karina Gentinetta.   I’m hard pressed to find a shot from my shoot at her store without Noel’s paper roses gracing a vignette.   I found myself using them more than real roses.

Everything about Noel is elegant; from the font addressed on my package to the pretty note card with her sentiments penned inside.  I can’t wait to see what she does with her own wedding—congratulations to her and her fiancé who proposed over the holidays!

If I won a giveaway item from you, your time has at last come -- I spent a lot of time writing posts earlier in the month so you should read about it by spring!

Until next time, stay shabby!


I’m sharing this with Faded Charm’s White Wednesday, please come and see all the pretty entries! 
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31 comments:

Lisa said...

Those roses are just perfect. Yes, a work of art.

Cheers,
Lisa x

AntiqueChase said...

White paper roses are perfection... lovely!!

Amanda said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Sandy! Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Karen said...

They are beautiful. Have a great weekend Sandy.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Those roses are so beautiful!! Each one is a cherished treasure :-)
Enjoy your weekend!
Blessings,
Marcia

meandering pearl said...

they are so beautiful!!! i l~o~v~e your heart bokeh photos!!!

so
much!!!

smiles & loveliness

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sandy! I'm sure I missed the Oct Romantic Homes. I'm going to have to track it down. So beautiful! Somehow I missed following too! Love your posts!

It's me said...

Beautiful that roses...happy weekend darling....love Ria.....xxx

ShabbilyByTheSea said...

Hi Sandy,
They are so beautiful and so creative...the amazing beautiful creations i see before my eyes on Blogger blows me away...this really is a special place for us all to share and to be inspired,
Thank you for all these pretty pictures that have brightened my day,
Love to you,
Kristina XxX

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I bet you too are getting anxious to get into your studio void of snows...it's coming...SPRING!!!

sharon

Pattie said...

Sandy, those paper roses are just amazing I love them, have a wonderful weekend...

~~Pattie~~

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Sandy ~
Those roses are just gorgeous!!!
I LOVE all of the beautiful pictures
with them ~

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh yes! ~ her work IS g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s-!!!
She was one of my first "favorite" blogs to follow and her etsy shop is a wonder to behold too:)
Thank you for showing us your fabulous paper rose so very elegantly placed! It truely belongs in your dreamy, fairytale cottage!!
xo, Rosemary

Jennifer Robin said...

The roses are lovely, but that photo of the candles slightly out of focus appeals to my sensibilities like nothing else!

Pam Ponder said...

they are beautiful, have a great weekend!! :-)

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI SANDY THE WHITE PAPER ROSES ARE SO DELICATE AND PERFECT WHAT A WORK OF ART THEY ARE DREAMY ,THEY ARE NOT SO EXPENSIVE ...HAVE A MAGICAL DAY DANCE WITH THE SNOW FAIRIES....BLESSINGS..SANDRA

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

Always good to come here for lots of romance and lovely items.
Have a great weekend!

Love,

Mariette

jade said...

What a lovely post, dear Sandy, that looks soooo romantic!!! Have a wonderful weekend,

Hugs Jade

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Sandy...
Your White-Out Pics ~ ALWAYS STUNNING!!!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

lvroftiques said...

Ooooohhhhh they are sooo beautiful! So wonderfully soft and romantic! Vanna

Rhonda said...

Oh, be still my heart. They are wonderful.....I must check her shop out.

Madelief said...

Hi Sandy,

Lovely romantic pictures!!

Happy sunday & lieve groet,

Madelief

LizlovesVintage said...

What beautiful roses to last a lifetime.
xx Liz

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow Sandy, these roses are elegant and mouth droppingly gorgeous. You have such lovely posts.
blessings,
Debbie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

White roses are my absolute favorite!

Hugs,
Judy

Paula said...

Hi, Sandy,
I am SO EXCITED for you and all the attention you're receiving over your beautiful studio. It is well deserved! I know you must be enjoying it so much...and look at all the followers you've got to your wonderful blog! I always enjoy my time here, although lately I've spent less time on the computer with our sweet new addition to the family! A ten month-old baby boy has a way of occupying a lot of time! But I am loving being a mom! In my quiet, alone time that I get on occasion, I love to steal away here to dream of a perfect creative space of my own and to draw inspiration. Thank you so much for that!

Hope you're doing well and having a marvelous time, Sandy!

All good wishes!
Paula
www.paulasserendipity.blogspot.com

Vintage Home said...

Those roses truly are works of art...so tactile stunning and generous!

Noel Solomon said...

Dearest Sandy,

I love what you've done with this post! I'm scrolling up and down saying to myself "is that my work!?" You're photos are stunning and everything is so special and beautiful. I'm so grateful and appreciate everything you did here. Sending you big hugs!! Thank you so very much for the thought and pure quality you put into this. I'm so touched and forever grateful.

Lots of love to you always,
Noel from Fanciful Designs.

Pasta said...

Sandy,
These roses are so pretty I think they must have floated right out of heaven!
Hugs,
Olivia

Carol said...

Love your Blog! Once I figure out more on blogging, I will add your pictures to my blog if that is okay with you:) I am new at this! By the way, I have a Maltese also (boy) and his name is Mickey. Wish I could dress him up - got any ideas. Your little puppies are soooooo cute!

Carol
freshlinenscottonandlace.blogspot.com

cristmae said...

So beautiful!The white roses and white color around makes the area so neat and clean.Inkjet Paper

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