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January 7, 2010


What a special treat to finally receive my first ever issue of the Jean D'Arc Living Magazine this week from my friend Carole at Maynard Greenhouse!!!!!  I have only ever caught glimpses from the pages of this magazine and have found no where in Canada that it is available.  Well.......it surpassed my expectations, and let me tell you that as a magazine guru that is not easily done!!
This magazine is like nothing I have ever set eyes on.

The following pictures are a little post Christmas decorating I did today using the photographs from the magazine as my inspiration.  All the items in these pictures are previous thrift store finds (except the sweet little crown that I received from my sister at Christmas).

The round mirror has spent the last few years hanging in our outside patio area.  It is wonderfully chippy!

I used some old Christmas ornaments as toppers for the decanters.

Hope you have enjoyed my little Jean D'Arc/thrift store post.
Happy day.


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Janis,
Your vignette looks stunning, great touch the way you perched the crown at an angle. I need to get my hands on a copy of this magazine I've heard so much about it, but for some reason I have yet to find it here in Paris!

Julie Marie said...

So very pretty Janis, and I love the little crown your sister gave you... xoxo Julie Marie

icandy... said...

Breathtaking and beautiful! I just love the old chippy mirrors!

Anonymous said...

Wow,you've inspired me! That is so pretty! I live in Canada too and it is hard to get different magazines here. I have a subscription to Romantic Homes and it took 5 months for me to get my first one (this Dec.) and it was Feb 2010's issue. Oh well, at least I got it. Have fun with your new magazine and keep inspiring others as well!

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Very beautiful! Your ornaments are perfect in the bottles.

Sherrie said...

Your photo is very beautifully composed, just like in a magazine. I keep hearing about this magazine, but how does one get a copy?

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I absolutely love the pictures. It all looks so beautiful together.

June said...

Janis this vignette is stunning. It only took a peek at the JdA mag for me to be hooked too.

Rustydiva said...

Ooooo I want that crown!!!! Beautiful arrangement and what a great idea to use Christmas ornaments as toppers for the bottles. It all looks soooo wonderful and dreamy Janis.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

It looks great. I am finally taking all the christmas down and I think I need a new look. This is very inspirational, I'll have to rummage around and see what I come up with ;P

Prior said...

Love your bottles, mirrors, and the sweet little crown. Lezlee

The Feathered Nest said...

Janis!!! Everything is so gorgeous...I love mirrors and the older, the better!! What a beautiful idea with the ornaments as stoppers ~ they look like they belong there! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

Lady Pamela said...

Do you think the magazine is worth the $$$$ ? I was thinking of waiting to get a used copy on eBay. I am waiting impatiently for the next edition of Somerset Life. It looks wonderful, too.

Lisa said...

I LOVE, LoVe, lOvE that mirror!! I collect old bathroom cabinet mirrors. The more silver tarnishing on back the better. I love that mag too. I've only bought 2, they are kind of expensive. I want Jul, the Christmas one. Your pics are beautiful. Lisa

Unknown said...

Girl, you got the Jeanne d'Arc look *down*! It looks fantastic! I need to order the Jan. issue, it's sort of like crack to me, too. ;-)


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

You do such beautiful things, your amazing. How do you make those cones. Isn't it with a circle? What is it's size.

Those frames are wonderful. I would sure love to go juncken with you one day.

Big Hugs

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just Gorgeous, Janis, you really have it. I'd love to find some of that type of Christmas ornament. Your glass etching and newly painted "brass" frames turned out wonderfully. Is there anything you can't do??? And 3 boys in 4 years?!!! Honey, you must be a saint, too!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very pretty, all of it!


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