Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Arrivals - French Market Garden Decor White Galvanized Tin Pails with Wood Handle

I promised I wouldn't keep you all waiting too long for my new spring collections to be posted :)

These are gorgeous white galvanized tin pail bucket vases with adorable wood handles that are great centerpieces in your home, at a wedding, party or event.
As always these can be custom designed with your own ideas for your next gathering!

Would even be adorable easter pails filled with faux moss grass & sweet little easter treats! The possibilities are endless.

All new items are available for sale at my website or on my etsy shoppe.
I hope everyone is having a fabulous Saturday!
Happy Gardening,

Monday, April 11, 2011

A French Summer is upon me

Bonjour my loves!!
Today was finally 70!! I have been pateiently waiting for a glorious sunny day so I could get some great pictures of my new items i've been hoarding in the studio ;)

As always very French Market with a modern twist!

Meet my newest collection:
French Market Linen Cozy Hurricane Candle Holders and Covers in various designs. A queen bee, french royal crown no 12, paris hotel les etoiles & fleur de lis script!

Also, because my small ivory french market ceramic pots are so popular I decided to start offering them in a larger size!! These would look just beautiful lined up together or even used for decor pieces at a wedding or shower! They're just so stinking cute!! I currently have them lined up on my stairs & they're just so inviting.

I certainly am hoarding lot's more of my newest spring & summer arrivals so keep checking my shoppe often :)

They're available for purchase at my etsy store & on my website and as always I LOVE Custom Orders!! I can make your vision a reality for your next party or event!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Before Meets After - A Very French Black and White Bathroom Makeover

So I have to share my bathroom makeover with you.
When I first moved into my home I loved the old character charm and the shabby chic touches throughout with modern flair. I immediately had a vision & knew I wanted to turn the plain black & white checkboard ceramic title floor & claw tub into a masterpiece.
To really appreciate my vision I will have to take you way back to the day when I first viewed my home. Ironically I took pictures of what it looked like on my showing.

Here she is. The wrong color shower curtain...but OMG the possibilities!!

Of course when I first moved in I just rushed to make the home "liveable" before diving full force into decorating.....and it stayed this way for quite a bit because I was overwhelmed with orders I didn't have enough time to finish my vision. I changed the shower curtain, hug up a few "chic" hat boxes on the wall & threw down a rug. Plain & simple I know...but my vision was yet to come.

So there she stayed for almost a year sadly...I even created a lot of my designs you see in my shoppe specifically for my bathroom (crown candle holders, my french romance damask wall plaque collection, embroidered towels, etc...) but had yet to finish up the bathroom. I typically take off 1 day a month for myself. I know that sounds crazy lol, but most days I am so swamped with creating orders I barely have time to do anything else.
I started with a flocked damask shower curtain. I scooped her up from Homegoods. Oh, how I love finding treasures in there. The velvet flocking of the damask just makes the floor pop! And really emphasizes the checkboard subway tile floor. I also added some gorgeous damask towels & my own created french royal crown embroidered towel.

But of course I didn't stop there. I needed to get rid of that old pull down shade, add a black cute valance, faux white wood blinds, black drapery rod & of course my french romance damask collection wall plaques. She was finally starting to take shape.

I had painted wooden mirrors in a gorgeous metallic silver paint months ago for the bathroom, so I finally hung them above the toilet area. Adding mirrors to small rooms creates the vision of a larger room. I've always loved that. But it still was missing something, so I re-used a wrought iron fleur de lis grill & placed it above the 4 mirrors & ta-da!

I know some of the pictures aren't that bright....I forgot to use my flash & took them with my camera phone. But you get the general idea. Just a lesson to show you that you can take the boring & turn it into something wonderful, chic & modern with a few simple DIY touches.

I hope I have inspired you :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Collection! Paris French Market Postage and Crowns Muslin & Burlap

How stinking cute is my newest collection!

I have hand stained, dyed & wrinkled to perfection muslin and hand painted my design in a way to look old and vintage in chocolate brown with a dark potato sack burlap backing filled delicately with polyfil and sewn shut finishing off the seams to make the pillows pop!

I have 3 designs in this collection so far !
Two square & 1 oblong.

Meet the collection!

Paris Postage French Address Oblong Pillow

Paris La Poste Royal Crown Postate Stamp Square pillow

Paris Postage Stamps Galore La Poste Square Pillow

And then here is the entire collection together!

Aren't they just so divine!
My poor cuticles are now dyed from creating these...but soooo worth it! I am in love!!

Lot's more still to come. Keep checking my etsy shop as I always post my newest stuff there first.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Very Shabby Parisian Makeover

Of course it is still winter here in NJ & cold indeed but I continue to have spring on my mind so have opted to take down my "cold winter decor" and give my room a fresh spring look.
It seems that every store I wander into nowadays is filled with Shabby Parisian French Decor!
So ironic that when I started Royal Bebe Shoppe it was almost non-existent!

I love mixing different items from my own collection, friends collections & even the local craft stores.

Here is my tv armoire in my living room. Adorning french, shabby parisian flair!

How stinking cute is the wire birdcage!! I filled her with some shabby pink flowers & she came to life!

My adorable flitter paris wand from my sweet friend Jamie at now has a new home!! She's adorning a glass milk bottle!

Now onto the fireplace about some chic apothecary jars, seashells, pearls, decorative boxes, tins, moss, chic little birdie & My absolute favorite dress form ever!!! She is covered in french script linen fabric!! She is going to be a new prop in the shop...and perhaps be an item for sale too ;)

So my question to all my fabulous followers is "How are you beating the winter blues?"
Get inspired, be inspired by every little thing you see, touch & hear!!

Happy decorating,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Arrivals! French Market Royal Crown Embroidered Hand Towel and Napkins

Bonjour my lovlies!!
I woke up this morning to a ton of snow...and guess what? It is still snowing out & supposed to again for the next 4 days!
I am not sure how much more I can take of this winter. It seems to snow every week & I haven't seen the ground since early December.
On a positive note I know spring is just around the corner so i've been busy creating new designs just for that :)

Of course you all know that I love the old & new combined into a modern twist in addition to keeping my collections consistent so that everything in my shoppe flows nicely together.

Meet my newest items!

How chic are these!!! I love how the napkins work with my crown embossed dishware & how the towel gives my modern black & white bathroom a girly touch!
I still have lots more to come guys & gals! Monograms & other designs to compliment my other home decor items.

Til then, stay warm & happy decorating!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New French Market Arrivals - Indoor Herb Gardens & Breakfast Serving Trays

Happy Friday & Bonjour my lovelies!!!
I must say I am so done & tired of the cold winter we're having here. The 5-foot snowstorm we had 2 weeks ago has still yet to melt & on top of it we had another snowstorm a few days guess what? I have spring on my mind in my new designs & creations.
I have kept a journal of all my ideas and am finally able to put in some time to work on them after a very busy holiday season.

I love adding organic herbs in practially all of my dishes I make so I decided to make an indoor herb garden...which can also be used for flowers or moss balls. I use French Basil like it's going out of style lol, so I grabbed some organic potted herbs & went to town playing off my most sought after designs & ta da!!
I have a french royal crown, queen bee, le fleur de lis and paris hotel les etoiles design.

Custom designs & even monogram designs are also available for custom order purchase. Please convo me for details :)

The fun for me didnt stop there though. I also decided to create adorable matching galvanized tin huge raw silver breakfast serving trays in the Paris Hotel Les Etoiles and Royal Crown Designs. Custom designs can also be accomidated.

And that was all I could fit in today with all the orders i'm trying to fill but I promise you I have soooooo much more new stuff to come.
Stay warm & happy crafting & designing