When I was an unsophisticated little girl, I believed that the most glamorous, luxurious, perfume a lady could ever own was “Evening in Paris“.
It was sold at Woolworth’s, a 5 and 10 Cent store, so it was definitely affordable for adults, but I remember hoping, during a Christmas season long ago, that I’d be able to scrape together enough of my weekly allowance to buy a small bottle for my Mom . . . (I did!)
Who knows if it actually smelled all that great but there was something enchanting about that cobalt blue bottle with it’s ultra sleek shape. Oh la la! (At least it was to a kid whose age was still a single digit.)
I know. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this walk down memory lane….
Well, after I finished making these earrings, I was suddenly reminded of the perfume, so naming them was a given. And speaking of “given” – how about a GIVEAWAY! 😀
Glamorous, yet artsy, handcrafted dangle earrings!
Perfect for any outfit. I’ve used Swarovski Jet ABx2 Crystals – which are Black with flashes of Teal and Violet Purple! You’ll also find Czech glass faceted rounds in Turquoise Teal, and tiny glass seed beads in Cobalt Blue Aurora Borealis. They measure 2-5/8 inches long (including *14K Gold-filled* Artisan Crafted Earwires).
To enter for your chance to win:
Leave a comment explaining the kinds of posts you enjoy and want to see more of! I would really like to hear your ideas but will give some examples to help get things started . . .
Would you like to see more – – –
Works in Progress?
Feature stories on artists?
Do-it-yourself Crafts? What kinds?
Contest ends Feb. 7th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Feb. 8th.
The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old. After the completion of the contest, the name of the winner will be listed here. The winner will also be notified by email. If the winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail
All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 02/7/13, and the winner will be selected on or about 02/8/13.
Good Luck to all!
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Who cares what you post about..Just post!! I really miss your blog posts. You always talked about something interesting that made commenting feel like we were having a convo over morning coffee. Like this one!
When I saw that Evening In Paris bottle I actually said O MY GOD! Evening in Paris! That is a childhood memory. I thought it stunk but what did I know. I think I was about six when I noticed that blue bottle on my sis’s dresser.
I think she graduated to Channel #5 when she got a job. My mother wore Cotillion. When I was old enough to buy cologne for my self, my picks were Emeraud, Wind Song and Taboo and SHALIMAR. The last two are still my favorites.
You always bring back memories I had forgotten.
Stay warm…I’m counting down to Summer in northern Indiana.
I love any kind of posts. I especially like the craft tutorials, and recipes. I’m always looking for ideas I can use as a jumping off spot! No theme required!
i love recipes (esp how to make things simply) and giveaways. thanks!
I always like diy tutorials.
i really enjoy see what others have to cook….more good recipes
I love recipes (especially vegan ones although I am not vegan) just because I am interested in alternatives. I also like crafts to do with my child.
I like it when you take us shopping too!!
I adore DIY ideas, crafts and tutorials and also travel posts and recipes!!
I’d love more craft tutorials, especially about jewelry and home decoration
I would love more DIY ideas, I can never have too many of those 🙂
i love to see Do-it-yourself Crafts, especially clay craft ^^
I like DIY crafts and recipes.
iwould love to see diy crafts…jewlery pieces crafts.
i would love to see DIYcrafts.. especially jewelry
I miss you regular blogging too!
I love to see what your working on,those earrings are gorgeous.Ive been out of the loop since my sister passed but im slowly trying to get inspired again.Im falling in love with 1950’s fashion and managed to get some original sewing patterns from ebay.
I am new at creating jewelry since I ran across your blog! I always thought jewelry making was too difficult but you make it seem sooo easy. So, of course, I would love more DIY crafts, especially jewelry!
I love to see tutorial/how I made it type of posts, like your Autumn pouch for earrings. I think it’s great when artists show the whole process of imagining a project, picking the project pieces, and how they created it.
DIY earrings…I’ve always wanted to learn to make my own! Something simple!
i would love to see more recipes. and thanks for the giveaway by the way 🙂
Recipes would be nice, something easy and quick to make!
Recipes are great!
I would love to see more DIY & Crafts posts and also recipes! I’m always looking for new things to get crafty with and my boyfriend and I absolutely love trying new recipes! 🙂
Oh my goodness! I have often wondered if they would ever bring that perfume back! Imagine my shock when I first saw your picture of the Talc and Perfume! I remember that little blue bottle on my Mom’s dresser and wishing I was old enough to wear it as well. lol
I actually squealed when I saw the picture of the Evening In Paris, and then when I saw your earrings!! Let’s just say I am glad my hubby had just left for work, or he would have come running to see if I was ok.
My Mom later went on to wear Wind Song and Emeraud,and then she discoveed Shalimar. She stopped wearing the Wind Song about the time she discovered Shalimar. I like the Shalimar on her the best.
I now wear Shalimar in Memory of Mom. I love the fragrance.
Please put my name in the drawing for the beautiful Earrings. You really captured the Blue of the Perfume Bottle.
I really enjoy your writings. Thank you so much!
I love DIY posts!!! Jewelry would be fabulous!
I love recipes of any kind…love crockpot ones. And I love DIY for home and crafts.
I would love to see inspiring DIY photography, arts, crafts, sewing, repurpose and frugal holistic healthy comfortable living. I love these Evening in Paris earrings! Blessings!
I like all the posts, but the questions are some of my favorites. I liked reading the responses of the other posters. Recipes are great too.
I would love recipes
I’d truly like to see more Features on Artists and also Random Posts!
I love to read stories on the artists as well as the DIY crafts! Also, these earrings are absolutely gorgeous! 🙂
I really enjoyed the “Evening in Paris” Perfume blog. I wore it all the time when I was younger but it is so hard to find now in the original fragrance. More articles like this would be great.
The earrings are beautiful. would love to have them
i like posts with simple dessert recipes and things like that!
THESE EARRINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL.
I would love to see your newest creations. Your earings are beautiful! So talented. Recipes would be nice, always looking for something new and exciting.
I would love more recipes
I would love the recipes (while wearing those earrings).
I’m a sucker for giveaways, but I like to see tutorials.
I really like Do-it-yourself’s, crafts, re-using/recycling items to create new things. I like contests also. Recipes are always a hit too. Keep blogging I love it! Thank you 🙂
love the recipes
I’d love to see more recipes, tutorials, and such!
works in progress!
I like to read posts on many topics but DIY projects are definetely the ones that catch my eye so I’d like to see more ot them. I like jewelry tutorials the most and house decorations. Recipes posts are cool too:)