there’s a lot going on

hey guys! it’s getting late and i promised to announce the winners of the book today. so with just a couple minutes left and a trip to the random number generator, out goes quick congrats to blogger courtney khail (above), and

the french mouse who’s beautiful feather pins can be found on her site. i love the talented bloggers i meet every day!

on another note, just wanted to say thank you and update you on the latest collaborations now in the tpa boutique.

welcome to joy from savvy city farmer who hand makes these grain pillows!

city farmer in the boutique

tables in the boutique

and the ladies from oomph with their gorgeous collection of little jewels. it’s all just in the first stages so not a lot is up yet. it all takes so much time!

a la parisienne

the latest to come in is mandy of a la parisienne who took this shot.

last but not least, i wanted to give a heads up that melissa from reverie daydream is offering free shipping and 15% off everything in her site to tpa readers, so if you need a good guy’s gift or just want to get inspired, head over to see her collection of artisan works. she sent me this candle below and it’s just divine!

ok that’s it, more tomorrow~

sweet dreams!

December 11, 2009. Designers, Friends.


  1. Judith replied:

    Hello Claudia,
    I hope all is well and you are feeling better. I love how you support the women in our blogging community and how much you do to not only raise awareness on so many levels but find the time to be so selfless and giving always! You rock!!!!
    Best wishes and I hope our holidays are wonderful!!!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      hey judith, yep, all better! had to re-adjust my diet but that seems to have done the trick.
      as for our blog buds, they’re entrepreneurs and the backbone of america! i love to support we all have for each other too, i swear these ladies (and a couple gents) mean the world to me!


  2. Melissa replied:

    Congratulations to the winners!

    And merci beaucoup Claudia for spreading the blog / boutique love!


    • theparisapartment replied:

      hey mel, i better tell the winners, huh?!
      i hope some friends stop by for your tpa discount incentives! xoc


  3. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    Congratulations for the winners ! And Merci for the links , I’m going to see if I can find something ..


  4. theparisapartment replied:

    hope you do, mel! i bet your shop is gorgeous right about now. i’ll pop over and see!


  5. a la parisienne replied:


    I am honored to have anything I created in your gorgeous boutique. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Judith said it well, you do so many “selfless” acts that help so many of us. Thank you so much.


  6. theparisapartment replied:

    well it’s not all altruistic, i get a lot out of it…it’s FuN to play store with you guys!


  7. My Feathered Nest replied:

    I live in Paris….illinois, that is! I loved your book and have wanted you to do another one. I love any books and magazines that deal with home decor…..Tuscan, cottage, romantic, Victorian, French….ooh la la! Love all you do!


  8. thebeautyfile replied:

    I love that candle! SO beautiful! That color…gorgeous!


  9. my favorite and my best replied:

    ho ho!!! i have this candle. it smells nice.


  10. julie y. replied:

    claudia! great post by the way, thanks for including one of my photos!! your blog is always so so fun to read!!


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