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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   fran├žais...
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?