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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French Script Feathers

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A little bit of gold and glitter goes a long way to my eyes. 

But, I do like a little gold and glitter...

When combined with a whole lot of French-iness...  


Like in these 

French Script Feathers 

These French script feathers began as plain white feathers. 


Although beautiful in their original stark white elegance, 

it was time for them to be more than just white feathers. 

Well, they really were more than just white feathers

These feathers came from a very special 
ribbon , button, yarn, embellishments 
shop in the heart of Paris, France. 

la droguerie
9 rue Jour 75001, Paris, France

Before going to Paris that year, I researched which 
stores, shops, and flea markets I wanted to visit. 

la droguerie was high on my list because I love ribbons. 
I was not disappointed. 
I came home with yards and yards of ribbon and...


Today, I decided to stamp the feathers

with a French script rubber stamp and gold stamping ink.

Only fitting that they wear French words;

they are French.

Now they look French.

The big white ones and several small

pale, pale blue ones went into an old jelly jar

tied with a gold ribbon.

Definitely needs a ribbon... 
No, this one is not from France, 
just Michaels. 

V e r y   français...
mixing expensive items with not-so-expensive items... 

Well, not that the feathers themselves were all that expensive. 
But, the plane ticket and hotel bill... 

A couple more pale, pale blue ones went into an old jar 
with several small yellow ones. 

These small feathers fit perfectly inside the jar.

Of course, the old jar needed 
a curling ivory ribbon with gold threads down the middle. 

No, this ribbon is not from France, either. 

The French script feathers are right at home with the 
French script candle and gold-crowned bird. 


Now, I'm thinking, "Christmas," and 
seeing gold-stamped French script feathers on the tree. 

BIG feathers sprouting from the tree top, and 
clusters of little feathers bound with thin gold ribbons 
hung from the branches with narrow white silk ribbons. 

Yes, I like a little gold and glitter 
with a whole lot of French-iness.

What do you think?


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Art and Sand said...

What beautiful feathers. I would never have thought to stamp them.

I laughed when you said you brought home lots of ribbon from a Paris vacation. I brought home papers. My daughter thought I was crazy - she went with clothes.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

LOVE this!! I would've never thought to stamp the feathers. Now I want to find some white feathers so I can try this myself. They are so beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

Judith, these are gorgeous. It never occurred to me to stamp feathers. Now you have me thinking. I have a French script stamp. '-) Also have some little crowned birdies. Cute vignette!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These feathers looks gorgeous, Judith! Love the idea that you stamped them. They make for a great vignette with the crowned bird. Your blog is the second I've seen these pretty birds on; can I ask where you found it?

Jaybird said...

ooh la-la!! those are really pretty...I love the golds and glitters at Christmas. Of course the main color is red :^), but gold and glitter is the perfect accent!

Botanic Bleu said...

The little white bird wearing his gold crown is for sale in my Country French Christmas event. Send me an email if you are interested in buying one.


Donna Wilkes said...

Judith, I always tell my husband I want to go to Paris. He always say I would just buy junk and drag it home! So true. But you brought home treasure. Love how you stamped the feathers. Definitely keepers all year round.

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

How pretty those white feathers look now with the lovely gold script. I have that same bird with the gold crown only mine came with lots of glitter.
Hugs, Lynnie

Lois Arnold said...

Ooh! Those are lovely, Judith! What a great idea to make French feathers even more French! Love these!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Popping in from Jen's, so glad I did, these are beautiful!

Debra Oliver said...

WHAT??? you're a genius!!! these are AMAZING!! I'll be featuring this post on Be Inspired this week, thanks so much for joining in!

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your beautiful french feathers! The script is just the right touch.
Hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, your feathers are incredible. I love them. What a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Jeanine said...

Very creative and beautiful! Where did you get the gold crown for the bird? It's so cute, I have 2 birds like that I would love to get crowns for them.