groovin on a sunday afternoon

photo

good morning and happy sunday! how’s your weekend going? i hope things are going well in your world. i’m heading to the flea market to try out my new camera. it’s a lot getting used to all the controls, let alone the exposures, f-stops, focal lengths, aperture, shutter speed and all the things my other cameras didn’t  have.  (at least not on auto  :) anyway it’s time for a real camera and i’m excited to play with it. i’ll take some shots around the house once i get the settings down.

IMG_5563

these were trials. this week i’ll be shooting things that are up for sale, vignettes to show how we’re using them in real life. we’re now selling on lots of portals (besides the paris apartment’s boutique) the buttons and links are to the right on the blog side bar. have you been to hunter’s alley? it’s one king’s lane’s sister site and they put together the best features on the web so you can sell, pin, like, favorite, share etc. it’s a lot of fun! next is etsy and of course one king’s lane itself. we have a tastemaker tag sale coming up in the spring, so more about that soon. in the meantime, check out what we’ve been up to!

logos

last but not least, it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway  for the original book, The Paris Apartment. drumroll…#26, Bridget Boyle. congratulations!  i wish i had more copies to give away. a new one is coming soon so we’ll just have to do it again. thank you for all your sweet comments, they mean a lot to me!

26

last but not least, i’ve been meaning to get this next giveaway going for quite awhile. the author, jan dolphin, was kind enough to send two editions of her compilation of books called ‘Paris from the Heart’.  they’re lovely paperbacks with great color photos and info on walking tours, day trips and escapades around paris. if you’re interested, leave a comment and we’ll draw TWO winners this week.

IMG_5597

IMG_5591 IMG_5594 IMG_5595

well it’s sunny so i better get out there. have a great rest of the weekend, today is just getting started and they days seem to fly by! have fun!

February 16, 2014. Giveaway, Photography.

55 Comments

  1. Nancy flemming replied:

    I love the artwork for the book….hope to win!
    Nancy

    Like

  2. Nancy flemming replied:

    I love the artwork for the book….hope I win!
    Nancy

    Like

  3. danielle replied:

    missing paris so would love to have this offering of the city I love.

    Like

  4. Angela replied:

    Having visited Paris for the first time late last year and with intentions of returning and soon, this would be a great accompaniment. Fingers crossed xx

    Like

  5. Emma M replied:

    Can’t wait to check out what’s on etsy! Would love to be entered for the contest as well.
    Looks like a great win!

    Like

  6. Kat replied:

    Beautiful graphics they look wonderful! Count me in! Fingers crossed…thank you

    Like

  7. brandyinthesky replied:

    Please enter me in the giveaway! It looks like such a fun book! Thanks, ever so! Brandy

    Like

  8. Mary Ballard replied:

    Can’t wait to get back to Paris…and take all those fun tours, not to mention going to the Flea Market…Sure hope I win because I want to USE this book!! Love your blog!!!

    Like

  9. Carolyn replied:

    I am going to Paris in September….could really enjoy this set of books!

    Like

  10. Laurie Schut replied:

    I loved your first book, the paris apartment, which led me to your blog. I hope I can win this lovely new book.

    Like

  11. Suzanne Bernadette replied:

    VERY pretty-looking livre! :) Pick me! Pick me! As always, LOVE YOUR e-mail/blog! Heading out for my day, too! Au revoir!

    Like

  12. Jody Meza replied:

    These would be perfect for the trip I am planning. Beautiful looking books!

    Like

  13. Rita C. (Panoply) replied:

    Ooh! Count me in – looks like great graphics in those little booklets, too! Bring on the fleas – here, there, everywhere!

    Like

  14. Anneli replied:

    Oh what a charming book!
    Loving Paris so much and I would really appreciate this!
    I’m not there so often so I try to have much of Paris in my home instead :-)
    Love Your blog!
    Best wishes from Anneli

    Like

  15. catherinebrown replied:

    I would love to go to Paris.The art work in the book makes me want to go even more.

    Like

  16. MJ replied:

    Ooo-La-La!!! Wouldn’t it be lovely to visit Paris in the springtime?

    Like

  17. Ann Wilhelm replied:

    What a great set of books to get to know Paris and the surrounding countryside better…a GREAT adventure! Thanks!

    Like

  18. julieheiland replied:

    I was recently in Paris in January and have loved following your blog. It keeps my memories fresh. I loved the flea markets and attended my first Maison et Objet show. Fabulous!

    Like

  19. Susan Parks replied:

    Have never been to Paris~ would be a dream to go~ I think the book would be a must!

    Like

  20. Susanne replied:

    What a gorgeous set of books. Thank you once again for your fantastic blog! Endless inspiration. xoxo Susanne

    Like

  21. Melissa fosberg replied:

    Eeeee! Yes please! Those books look amazing!

    Like

  22. Jan Dolphin replied:

    If you aren’t the lucky book winners of “Paris From The Heart”, contact
    me @ jandolphin@comcast.net and I’ll send out a book to you at a discounted price!!!

    Like

  23. Marcia replied:

    PARIS! Love it!!! Would love to win the book set in preparation for my upcoming trip.
    Your photos are beautiful. White is so difficult to photograph but you succeeded beautifully. Can’t wait to see more of your work.

    Like

  24. Peggy Braswell replied:

    would love to put my name in the drawing for the book + can’t wait to go to the other sites. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

    Like

  25. Angela Stewart replied:

    Please count me in for the drawing as well. I could use a little more color in my life since everything outside is white!

    Like

  26. Michele !cCoy replied:

    The illustrations look fabulous! I would love to have the books.
    Merci beaucoup!

    Like

  27. Carole Bial replied:

    I visit Paris every two years and there is always something new to see or do. The books look beautifully laid out. Hope it’s my name in the drawing.
    Merci beaucoup.

    Like

  28. Carol Evans replied:

    I look at your blog to remind me of Paris, I will be enjoying my 30th wedding anniversary this Sept as well as my 75th Birthday, After 8 trips this will probably be my last real view of everything I love about Paris, This book would be a lovely reminder to go along with my celebration.

    Like

  29. Tammy replied:

    I just found your site!!! I love it!! I cannot wait to go through everything!!!

    Like

  30. Nikon replied:

    Enjoy the new camera, Claudia! The pics of the flowers look great!
    Please put me in for the book contest – thanks!

    Like

  31. Natalie N replied:

    What a treat! Happy weekend, thanks for the inspiration :-)

    Like

  32. aceekaywa replied:

    Jan’s books are adorable! And just perfect for my next to trip to Paris in May!! Good luck with your camera, I’m “learning” my new camera too.

    Like

  33. Jillian replied:

    Wow…rich and vibrant…gorgeous book

    Like

  34. Mom replied:

    Ooh, too bad I am not eligible for anything.

    Like

  35. Deborah McReynolds replied:

    What a lovely giveaway. I love Paris and would love to relive my visit via this wonderful book.
    Debbie

    Like

  36. Christina replied:

    These look scrumptious!!!

    Like

    • Karena Albert replied:

      Congrats to Bridget! Paris from the Heart looks wonderful!
      Have a great week Claudia!
      xoxo
      Karena
      The Arts by Karena

      Like

  37. Deatra replied:

    I love peonies in the springtime, Ah oui Paris too! of course. Je T’ aime Pairs anytime. It is always fantastic to hear what others have found out
    about Paris. Sometimes it is just the little places like my favorite restaurant
    Autour du Saumon and my favorite tea shop Mariage Freres. I wish someone had told me about Chez Helene’s before they closed. I bet these
    books are full of all the little tidbits like that. And of course I would love to have it. Thanks

    Like

    • Jan Dolphin replied:

      In case you don’t win a book, I can send you out a book or it can be ordered @ www,parisfromtheheart.net Good luck!

      Like

  38. Kimberle Boggs replied:

    It is my dream to go to Paris, France no matter the weather condition or time of year.
    I would love to curl up on the couch with my faux fur blanket and read “Paris from the heart”

    Like

  39. joanny replied:

    a very charming and full of artistic possibilities to enjoy Paris even if only in an armchair while the snow falls silently outside.

    Like

  40. Faith Boggio replied:

    Count me in!! I love those books.

    Like

  41. dru replied:

    wow, great graphics…

    Like

  42. Valerie replied:

    The artwork is simply stunning…I would love to add this book to my collection :) Happy Monday!!

    Like

    • Deborah achelles replied:

      My heart is in paris ever since my first visit in 2004 – I couldn’t believe that I was driving through the streets of that beautiful city how coul I be so lucky. Ever since I have a constant yearning to be back and living my dream.
      I love Paris!!!
      Deborah

      Like

  43. Ms Anon replied:

    Another giveaway? I can’t keep up! But that’s not the only reason I read your blog. LOL.

    Like

  44. Gary replied:

    I stumbled upon your blog through 37 Paddington. I am tossing my hat in for the giveaway because I am going to Paris in July. Wouldn’t it be kismet if I were selected?

    Like

  45. Audrey Jescheling replied:

    I am interested! Love your blog. Thank you

    Like

  46. Mari Rosa replied:

    Have never been to Paris, but it is on my bucket list…love your blog!!

    Like

  47. blanketknows replied:

    Those books are gorgeous!

    Like

  48. Tania C replied:

    Not sure if I am eleigible here in Australia, but I would love to win this gorgeous set! They would be a perfect gift for my mother who will be visiting Paris for the first time in September. Bon chance!

    Like

    • Jan Dolphin replied:

      Hi Tania, If you don’t win the book, please contact me @ jandolphin@comcast.net or http://www.parisfromtheheart.net and
      we can get a copy to you – we’ll check out the freight which
      I imagine could be pretty high. I know that in Bondi Beach they
      were being sold in a store there – let me know what your interests are and I’ll follow through. Thanks so much, Jan Dolphin

      Like

  49. Carter Kelly replied:

    This book may be the only way I will ever see Paris! And if I already replied this time, that would be one of the reasons I’d need to stay home and just READ about the City of Lights!!

    Like

  50. Jan Dolphin replied:

    The book should be available in the Paris Boutique soon or it can also be ordered http://www.parisfromtheheart.net

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback URI

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,768 other followers

%d bloggers like this: