I am so THRILLED I could SCREAM, but I won't:) I just received a GIFT from PARIS!!!, OK, let me rephrase that. A gift from... CLAUDIA, from THE PARIS APARTMENT!!! Let me set the scene for all of you... It was the usual busy day here in my studio, LA PETITE PLUME, and while working on an order for a wonderful customer from across the pond, aka, THE UNITED KINGDOM, My DOOR BELL RANG!
It was the mail carrier with a LARGE envelope, hmmm, I thought, as I RAN to tear it open. And there it was,( as a choir of angels sang, oh, and the golden rays of light beaming down on me. I want all of you to just visualize the entire scene, ha ha), an AUTOGRAPHED book from the QUEEN herself, HER MAJESTY, CLAUDIA STRASSER, AUTHOR OF, "THE PARIS APARTMENT"!
I could not contain my excitement:))) I flipped through the book so fast. I was trying to ABSORB as many pages as possible within seconds. Remember, I was in the middle of working on an order of NOTE CARDS, so I had to get back to packing them up for shipment. -But I just had to see a bit of of this long awaited book containing so many FABULOUS TIPS on fabrics, colors, lighting, and HOW TO SHOP for wonderful FINDS at FLEA MARKETS , RUMMAGE SALES and much more to get that perfect PARISIENNE style you've been craving, OK, I don't want to give away all of the details:) I could no longer look at it on my desk, begging me to go over and drool over the VIVIDLY colored pictures ARCHITECTURE and ANTIQUE ROMANTIC details not one more minute! I then got the sudden URGE to pick up the phone and make that MAGICAL CALL to who other than, you guessed it, CLAUDIA!! Yes I did, I sure did.
I called Miss. Claudia and had the most FANTASTIC, ENERGIZING conversation with her. CLAUDIA is an AMAZING lady with some of the most amazing pieces at her boutique. I truly ENJOYED our chat and just when I was thinking of crossing the 'ol HUDSON RIVER to NYC to go to THE PARIS APARTMENT, Claudia lowers the BOOM:(( She is now in MIAMI BEACH! So I guess this is a great excuse for me to fly down to Miami and INDULGE in a bit at Claudia's BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE:)) If you haven't popped over to The Paris Apartment yet, you MUST go and tell her Daisy from LA PETITE PLUME sent you:)), and if you haven't picked up her BOOK yet, treat yourself to one for the holidays!
A MILLION MERCI'S to you my Queen for the DIVINE book! I will be reading it in the evenings when my day has wound down, and I finally get some ME TIME to kick up my heels. When the studio is closed and the dinner has been served, the dishes are done and the children are safely in their nooks snoozing away. Mommy will have herself a HOT TOTTY, slip into her "SNUGGIE" and savor each and every page of this MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT!
Images courtesy and property of Claudia Strasser, The Paris Apartment.
Envelope, telephone, Kick up heels images property of photobucket.