Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cherries and the Opera. . .

(The background for this collage is called "Cotton Candy" and it is from a great blog called Shadowhouse Creations where a gentleman named Jerry posts backgrounds to use and all he asks is that you leave a "Thank You" or a smiley for him if you use one.)

Dear Friends,
Above is my submission for the challenge on the blog "So Artful Challenge". The challenge this week is "Life is a Bowl of Cherries". It features cherries (of course!), cherry blossoms (please hurry Mademoiselle Spring!) and one of my favorite subjects, the divine opera diva Mademoiselle Lina Cavalieri.

And speaking of the opera, I spotted the strangest sign while riding through the town in Maine where I now live. On the side of the abandoned opera house, there is a sign advertising "Phantom Flowers" and a phone number. And I would be remiss if I failed to mention there is also a Gothic Street in Paris, the next town over. Hmmm...

Lastly, please do yourself a favor and look at the sweetest blog I have just discovered! Bardot in Blue comes to us by recommendation of Judith of Paris Atelier! Between the two of these ladies, there will be enough Parisian eye-candy to last you for days!! (You are welcome!!)

Wishing you a lovely evening!



  1. So hauntingly beautiful and quaint over here! It really does remind me of being in Paris! Thank you for creating this beatufiul beautiful blog and all the things you share.

  2. You are never too late for a challenge at Soartful.
    This is so lovely. I love the twig that you added to the rest of your beautiful images. Wonderful post to go with also. There are so many lovelies to see here on your blog.

    Thanks for being Soartful this week.

  3. I love the collage! What a wonderful job and the wee cherries :)


  4. Bonjour,
    You've created such a beautiful collage. SOunds like your new life in Maine could have lots of surprises - all good I'm sure.
    I just found Bardot in Bleu; it is beautiful.
    Hope you're having a fabulous week.

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  6. Lovely to discover your beautiful blog ~ came over from Bardot In Blue (my sweet daughter). As tea and all of the fanciful trappings of this divine ritual seem to captivate me, I will return often for inspiration. ~jermaine~

  7. très joli ! miam miam, j'adore les cerises !

  8. Thank you so much for your kind mention and for stopping by to visit my blog and comment.

    I am happy to now have The Gossamer Tearoom on my blog feeds!

    I can't help but wonder what these Phantom Flowers are! I went to the Opera last night to see Don Carlo (it was my first Opera) and I have to say as great as this new experience was into the fourth hour I was itching to get out! :-)

    A bientot! Et merci encore!

    bisous - BardotinBlue

  9. Dear Janet,
    As always, I am so happy for your visits here!!

    Dear Jeanette,
    Thank you so much for helping me feel so welcome to your challenge! I had so much fun making my collage!

    Dear Friend LuLu,
    As always, I am so pleased you have come to visit! Someday, we will have tea and treats in person (promise).

    Dear Mimi,
    Thank you, thank you for checking in at The Tearoom again!

    Dear 甜心時刻,
    Thank you for visiting with me!

    Cher Marie-France,
    Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre visite! J'adore aussi les cerises, en particulier dans les clafoutis!!!!

    Dear New Friends Jermaine and Haleigh!
    Welcome to The Tearoom! I am so glad you have enjoyed your time here and I hope to see you both again soon! You have such beautiful blogs! I will be visiting you both again soon!

    Good Evening to you all, Dear Friends,


  10. Dear Betty, what a beautiful collage, captivatingly beautiful! I loved the idea of cherries and opera. The color selection is flawless! One of my favorites I think. It is always such a pleasure to visit you. :-))) Wishing you beautiful weekend. Please, do not forget to participate in my spectacular Giveaway!!! :-)

  11. Dear Betty, I thought I would stop by to wish you beautiful week full of sun bunnies and inspirations!:-) The Spring is almost here!!!:-)

  12. Betty :-))) I have a wonderful Award waiting for you in my Blog! I hope you like it. :-)

  13. Dear Betty, we miss you :) hope everything is ok, hugs

  14. Bonjour Betty,
    Just a quick visit to say hello and wishing you a wonderful weekend. Hope all is well for you!


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