Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Francophile Fancies: Snowed Under in Paris

{ink & watercolour illustration © Shell-Sherree}

When Tiffany & Co. took its gorgeous horse-drawn carriage to the streets of Paris, I have a feeling the smelling salts had to be passed around.  If Shakespeare had been there to seen it, he would have written Much Ado About Something.  It's so beautiful, it's worthy of its own supersized snow dome.  And I'd want matching ones for all of us. 

Merry Christmas to you.  May your days and night be merry and bright and resplendent with love, peace and happiness. 

26 comments:

  1. This scan is coming up grey here on the blog, sorry! {On my screen, at least.} It's coming up normally elsewhere so it's something technologically beyond me. Not to worry. :)

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  2. "It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious, it's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely".

    Words fail me! So borrowed some! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Heh! Thank you, dear cali ~ I'm very chuffed to have inspired such borrowing. It was the least I could do to thank you for showing me the Tiffany & Co images. Merry Christmas, eagle eyes. ;)

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  3. It's lovely from here, Shell! Wonderful to see you and your charming illustration. Happy Christmas!

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    1. Happy Christmas, dear Petrea. I couldn't let Christmas slip past without another illo to break the drought. I'm happy you like it!

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  4. Paris really does everything better! Even Christmas! How I've missed you dear Shell. Your snow globe would look perfect under my tree xxxxx

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    1. Thanks Debs! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas, sweet lady.

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  5. It's lovely! (I want a snow globe like that!)
    Merry Christmas to you and Ella!

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    1. It would be very cool, Mary! I hope you've had a beautiful day celebrating with your loved ones.

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  6. exquisite !!! as your post ... Merry Christmas Shell xx

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  7. Thanks, dkshopgirl ! The sun has set on a lovely Boxing Day as well ~ enjoy.

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  8. How could one not swoon upon seeing such a gorgous vision of Paris! I hope any little people in the scene aren't too freaked out to see a huge cat looming over the city. Thank you for such a lovely Christmas gift! Best wishes for a wonderful new year!

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    1. Hahaha! Ella just might have put on a little Christmas cheer around the girth, Katie. :) I hope you're having a happy holiday.

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  9. And your days and nights likewise, dear Shell. You give us all year the peaceful beauty that Christmas always promises.

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  10. Oops—I'm a bit late to this Christmas party. Must say that presented with something as lovely as that Parisian globe de neige, I might come down with a slight case of the vapors myself. Pass the smelling salts, please—and have a very Happy New Year and the best of the best in 2014, ma belle Shell!

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  11. wow! this is absolutely lovely!
    I have a weakness for snowglobes you know.
    I wish you a very happy healthy new Year too miss Sherree!

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  12. Alexa, I simply thought you were still passed out on the floor when you hadn't arrived earlier. ;) Have a beautiful New Year, ma chère ~ thank you.

    I'm glad you like it, dear Lily! Thank you ~ hugs to you and Priscilla.

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  13. Hi Shell, gorgeous illo, great to see you back here. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you a wonderful 2014. ♥ Carla. xo

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    1. It's lovely to be back, Carla! I hope you're having a beautiful New Year's Eve and here's to a happy 2014. Hugs to you and you-know-who. x0

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  14. Peace, love, and supersized snow domes for all! It's a precious illo, Shell. Hope you had a great Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I hope you're all having a beautiful New Year's Eve there. Take care, my sweet.

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  15. I hope Christmas time was wonderful for you, I wish you a sweet and creative New Year !

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  16. Merci, Nathanaëlle ~ I hope likewise for you. Here's to magic.

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  17. Oops - looks like I missed Christmas. Gad to see the kitty though. You and I are rare bloggers who hold the cat in high esteem.

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    1. Yes, we are card-carrying members, Pasadena Adjacent. :) Always lovely to see you, no matter when.

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