the time is now

good morning guys, happy monday. i hope you’re week is already off to a good start. it’s a big day over here. two deadlines are met,. the first is the new book, it’s actually going to the printer today! and the other is my tastemaker tag sale one king’s lane that’s about to go live in 10 minutes! sorry for the short notice but it’s been so busy around here with every little detail that i have not had time to look up.

i realized yesterday that with the sale, all of my precious friends will be leaving one by one. the artwork and books that kept me entertained over the past few weeks when the light hit just right or i had to just sit and look for inspiration were on this one single wall. it probably was shot excessively but needed some creative outlet!  but by sunday eve i knew it was now or never to have one last romp with my little muses and shoot them before they’re gone.

i wonder where they’ll go?

i hope you get a chance to come by TPA ON OKL!

ps i couldn’t find this little portrait when it was time to close up the okl paperwork so i wanted to send her off to one of you. if you’d like to win her in a giveaway, i’ll post a winner tomorrow. leave a comment and we’ll do the drawing in the afternoon!

have a great day!

November 12, 2012. Life.


  1. glamourshoes replied:

    Congratulations on the book going to the printer! That’s huge! You must be exhausted and very proud at the same time! I hope you’re able to take a few moments and enjoy yourself today. Bravo!


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      thank you! for the first time in a long time, i don’t quite know what to do!


    • Nancy Ostrover replied:

      Love your merchandise. Wish I found you before. Absolutely love your lady giveaway. She would look beautiful in my home. Thank you for the chance to own her.


  2. Faith Boggio replied:

    I would love to win her!!!


  3. Melissa fosberg replied:

    Oui! Yes yes please! I love your blog, it’s my very most favorite in all of blog land! I dream of Paris from Montana through you! Merci!


  4. Karen Albert replied:

    Claudia, so excited for you! You wil also make many new friends in you collections! Off to OKL

    Art by Karena


  5. Karen Albert replied:

    Oh yes I would love the beautiful brooche! Lovely,,


  6. Bonnie Schulte replied:

    What a beautiful little picture. I would be so so happy to win her. Thank you for the chance.


  7. Winsome replied:

    She’s lovely. I have some oils of family members tha small. They are unique and she would be joining good company. Thanks for your blog. I so enjoy it. Winsome


  8. Julie Light replied:

    Congrats to you on the book, Claudia! I’m sure it’s going to be fabulous and an inspiration to us all.
    The little picture is so sweet.
    Have a fabulous day!


  9. Paris Rendez-vous replied:

    I could be so lucky Claudia. Merci beaucoup.


  10. Nancy Flemming replied:

    That is a beautiful portrait….a treasure!
    Would love to win!
    Congrats on book and Kings lane presence.


  11. Randa Talley replied:

    This lovely lady will be so beautiful on my French vanity! Hope to win her!! xo


  12. Lily replied:

    Congrats about the book!! Now I am off to check out your sale!



  13. Angela replied:

    Can’t wait for the book to come out. Love the little portrait on porcelain maybe? Love all the beautiful things that you have on OKL, however, as I live in Belgium, it isn’t possible (I don’t think) to purchase anything from there, unless you tell me different! Great success with the sale x


  14. Vive la France replied:

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. Please do enter us for a chance to win the lovely portrait. My daughter is fluent in French (alas, although I always wanted to speak the language, I still struggle) and the color of the hair of the beautiful young lady in the portrait is the same as my daughter’s. She has a French collection on the wall and this would be a treasured addition for her.

    By the way, if you ever need French translation (maybe you are fluent yourself?) I have the 11 year old girl who would be happy to pitch in.

    A bientot!


  15. Claire from French Furniture replied:

    Yes I would love to win her. Love your wall with all the art. What an inspiring place to sit. Looking forward to your book.


  16. Jill replied:

    Yea for your book. Can’t wait to add it to my collection.

    Please include me in your drawing.


  17. Carole replied:

    You really have an eye for finds! Who wouldn’t want to have that lovely lady hanging around. ;-)


  18. Martha O"Brien replied:

    Congratulations on your book!! So excited to see you on OKL again! I so enjoy your blog. Thank you


  19. chapmanhon310 replied:

    congratulations on book, and yes, please enter me in your drawing for the little picture.


  20. Laura replied:

    I really enjoyed your sale over on OKL. So much wonderfulness! I’m really looking forward to your book!


  21. Allyson Kirkpatrick replied:

    Love everything Parisian and thoroughly enjoy your blog. Especially love miniature oval portraits.


  22. Michelle Raymond replied:

    Love every pretty object and would love to own every one. Looking forward to reading your book!


  23. Laurie replied:

    The lady hid so you could give her away to one of your readers. She is lovely! Thanks for sharing her with one of us.


  24. hospitality301 replied:

    She is so cute! I hope she gets to come and live with me.


  25. Andrea replied:

    The beautiful woman on the brooch seems to have a devil-may-care attitude…but in the sweetest way! I could learn much from her!!!Thank you your generous gifting of her to one of your readers.


  26. Kay Ellen replied:

    Thrilled for you:)) and the book…love all your treasures in the photos!! Sorry it has been so long since I popped over to catch up!
    Happy week to you.. Love the sweet little gift too!
    Kay Ellen


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  28. Susan Ruggieri replied:

    Zut Alors! It’s my great, great grandmother Sophie! (Just kidding!). I would love for “Sophie” to come live with us! I would take very good care of her! Can’t wait for your new book to come out. I’m sad that I missed out on the sterling napkin rings at OKL – maybe you have more? Best wishes in all that you do!


  29. Melissa replied:

    Congratulations on your new book! I the love the lady giveaway. She reminds me of my collection of Cameo Creations. Thanks for the giveaway.


  30. Louise replied:

    She does look so pretty. I wonder where she has spent most of her life. I really enjoy your blog.


  31. phyllis replied:

    Mon cher amie, je voudrais dites OH NEVERMIND I stink at french.
    Love ya Claudia!


  32. barbara acuff replied:

    Weee!! Love that little lady! And congratulations on your book!

    Thanks for the opportunity to (hopefully, possibly, luckily..) win!



  33. Rhonda replied:

    Are you kidding me? She is gorgeous! Best wishes on the new book, our close friend was just published. We are so proud! I’m off to check out your One Kings Lane items…how incredible.


  34. Teddee Grace replied:

    How do you stand to sell these lovely things? I’d make a terrible dealer! Count me in on the giveaway. She’s lovely.


  35. Nikon replied:

    Such a beautiful wall!
    I wish I had one like it….
    I especially like the first two shots – very beautiful


  36. ppuppy replied:

    I travel to France vicariously through you. Thanks for the great blog posts. I love to see them in my in box.


  37. brandyinthesky replied:

    Thank you for the great giveaways, the lovely blog, and for all the eye-candy! Please add me to your drawing for the little portrait. She is beautiful!
    Have a great sale, by the way, and congrats on the book!


  38. Geri Giese Texeira replied:

    she reminds me of my grandmother’s family what a beauty


  39. Lisa Harris Palazzolo replied:

    Congrats on the book gong to print. I love that wall of goodies!


  40. Emma E. L. Mitchell replied:

    Lovin’ that little portrait! You’re wall of pictures looks really great. Always am amazed by gallery walls.


  41. JasmineKyleSings replied:

    I have spent all morning on your blog and It’s FANTASTIC!!!! I am signing up!!!


  42. Jennifer Beaudet replied:

    Love this little portrait Vicki! I just found this blog of yours! It’s wonderful. I know your other one already and love it too!


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