quelle difference a day makes

vicki-archer- dressing table

vicki of frenchessence.blogspot.com

do you die for this vanity by vicki archer? ohh la la it makes my heart sing!

hello everybody! sorry i’ve been out of the loop for a few days. truth is i had a health scare that’s not so scary now but got me into a bizarre frame of mind where i shut off the phones and shut down the laptop. it’s funny to think how life can change in an instant, even if it’s just your frame of mind. anyway i’m nyc now, headed out to see my family tomorrow, then back to prep for the ny show.

i’ve been getting a some great vanity shots and wanted to share them, check in and say hey.


i love getting these, they’re like presents in the mail. this one is from jennifer of the old painted cottage. she really lives a glam life, this is her boudoir!


jennifer of theoldpaintedcottage.com

these old dolls are so sweet and they’re all so different.

HPIM1640 - Bonnie's Vanity

bonnie of loveyourplace.blogspot.com

bonnie’s been helping me with this whole vanity for humanity project. (you’re still invited to send in your vanity shots to theparisapartment@yahoo.com for the book of blogger’s vanities we’re compiling for a book. all the proceeds will go to habitat for humanity so please do send them).

4th of july 060

paisley of myflightsofwhimsy.blogspot.com

she found this post of paisley’s and passed it on to me along with tons of great pics on flickr i’ll be posting soon.


oh and if you’re looking for something to wear while you’re at your vanity getting ready, check out

ifferslittlenest.blogspot.com for ridiculously beautiful eye candy.

dita von teese

i can’t wait to get more shots and hope yours is in the next batch! for now, i’m back to work, fattening up the website and answering emails i let pile up. i guess scares are good for one thing. they make you think about things you normally wouldn’t and maybe that’s what they’re designed to do. well, bon nuit to you with love from me!

August 6, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Melissa replied:


    I’m glad ‘the scare’ has passed!

    Vicki’s vanity leaves me speechless! Everything she touches is absolute gorgeous perfection!



  2. Judith replied:

    Ooooh Claudia! Gorgeous post! I’m glad to hear your feeling better and that it isn;t something scary. NY sounds fabulous right now :)

    I just knew Vicki’s vanity would be amazing! How does she do it?

    I’ve been out of the loop myself for a bit and can’t wait to read more :) Missed ya!


  3. Pamela replied:

    Lovely photographs, as usual!
    I’m so sorry you had a health scare, but most happy you are alright!


  4. Kristin replied:

    Oh my gosh, I am drooling over that last vanity. Tres gorgeous! Hope you’re doing ok!


  5. Linda replied:

    Glad to see you back and I hope all is well. Health is everything.


  6. theparisapartment replied:

    it’s cliche but you’re so right, health is wealth. truth is they still aren’t sure what’s up but just having to think about something major is a change in perspective that i guess i needed. i’ll know more when i get back to fla. till then, what can i do but live, live, live!


  7. Maverick replied:

    Love these. Those dresses are incredible!


  8. Deborah Milne replied:

    Claudia very sorry for your scare, but happy to know you are fine now. Please take much care. I am so impressed with your vanity project; I only wish I had a photo to pass on, guess I would need a vanity first! I so love Vicki’s, that is what I would say is perfection. Something to inspire too.

    Sending good thoughts your way,


  9. CashmereLibrarian replied:

    Beautiful and inspiring!


  10. agneta replied:

    My goodness, your blog is a Rolls-royce….. Me like like like!!

    Agneta from Sweden


  11. tiff replied:

    i love it when new vanity pics get posted! all of these are absolutely drool-worthy. :) i’m glad your health scare is not as scary, and hope you continue to do well!


  12. Fabulous Finds Gal replied:

    Vicki’s vanity took my breathe away. Actually, they are all gorgeous. And, you are a little devil end with that blue dress… AEE…

    Live, live, live!


  13. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    Claudia , love this post . Love Vicky style , she has such a taste


    • A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

      They are all wonderful Claudia. Glad to hear you are all right……but I know what you mean about slowing down. I’m still thinking on Paris, will be in touch when I get back from Toronto Tuesday. Just a hectic week. Slow down…….and count to ten. XO


  14. Laura Gaskill replied:

    Oh, goodness – I love that last photo of the woman in the blue dress! And the vanities are gorgeous :) Maybe one of these days I’ll take a picture of mine…


  15. rochambeau replied:

    Dear Claudia,
    So glad that all is well now. That you are on your way to see you family!!

    The vanity shots are fun to see.
    AND the advertising on your site really looks great!

    Have a nice weed end in the city.


  16. rochambeau replied:

    Not weedend ~ weekend.


  17. theparisapartment replied:

    hey gang! spent all day with my nieces and nephs yesterday and wore ol’ auntie mame out! back at it today with another round!


  18. Lenox Ave replied:

    The gorgeousness is just killing me.


  19. Olga Granda-Scott replied:

    I told you Vicki was my inspiration! Did you finally order her book? I hope you did, it’s so wonderful.

    Have a great weekend.



  20. Redness replied:

    Darling Claudia … I wish I could jump though cyber space and hug YOU! My beautiful book arrived … you’re my heroine … I’m working on shots of my vanity for you … A thousand Thanks Gorgeous Claudia you’ve bought me much joy and inspiration! Keep well, Huge Hugs, xo.


  21. g replied:

    Gorgeous post. Glad all is well.


  22. Berlin replied:

    Truly wonderful dressing tables! I still owe you a pic of mine :)


  23. The Antiques Diva replied:

    Sending warm wishes your way Claudia and glad that the health scare is over!!! Beautiful images as always,


  24. Üdo replied:

    warm wishes and good cheer your way! XOXoXoXo <3 Üdo


  25. maureen replied:

    I hope everything is well with u Claudia as far as ur health! The images are wonderful, it’ definitely amzing to see other people’s creativity & how they make their space truly their own!


  26. Keith replied:

    Those are beautiful. I hope you had a nice weekend.


  27. Vicki replied:

    So happy that you are ok Claudia!!! Enjoy your family!!!


  28. theparisapartment replied:

    hi guys, i’ve been away from technology for the entire weekend and am headed back to the city now. more from the other side!


  29. Paisley replied:


    Thanks for posting the picture of my vanity! I hope to get clearer pictures of it soon. I also hung up more things on my bare walls to make things much more pretty! Oh, and ignore that missing a/c vent in the wall, a new home owner’s work is never done lol!

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having health problems, our thoughts are always with you!



  30. sk replied:

    Thank you for the eye candy!!


  31. Cynthia Maniglia replied:

    Beautiful! What a collection of great shots!


  32. {g} replied:

    vicki’s vanity is amazing! so glad your health scare turned out to be okay :)


  33. Laura replied:

    How wonderful! I adore Paisley’s, although they’re really all so beautiful…


  34. Chrisy replied:

    What a beautiful gift this post is! Thank you for sharin these pics…I’m particularly inspired by Jennifer’s mirrors with silver handbags…so clever…hope all is going well for you now healthwise…it’s true we never know what the next moment will bring…all the more reason to enjoy every second and not waste any time of people/things that don’t bring us joy…


  35. French furniture replied:

    Fabulous post, gorgeous photos!


  36. kayellen replied:

    Stunning vanities…. and that blue dress!!WOW!

    Hope all is well with you Claudia:))

    Take Care,


  37. theparisapartment replied:

    hi dear friends, thank you for the good wishes! hope all’s well with you too. i’ve been crazy getting ready for the show and running around ny. i think i’ll get up early and do a post tomorrow morning xoc


  38. Elaine Power replied:

    I am so sorry to here you havent been well I hope all is back on track, so glad the vanity shots are going good I bet the book will be a great hit, I loved that first pick but my god that blue dress is amazing I want it & I want it now :( keep smiling Elaine :)


  39. Christine replied:

    I am happy to hear your health scare was nothing. Some of us have had those, and it does do a number to your head.
    Wish I was with you at the Show to help and lounge in you ‘booth’. Have fun in NYC!
    P.S. Love Jennifer’s boudoir.


  40. a la parisienne replied:

    Bonsoir, Claudia,

    I am glad to hear that things are going well with you.
    All of the vanities here look gorgeous. It looks like you will have some book for the Humanity project!

    Oh, and can you imagine how it must have felt for that model to be wearing that gorgeous blue gown while leaning on a Parisian balcony that overlooks la tour eiffel??? Can an advertising shot get any more glamourous??


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