it’s beginning to look a lot like…

Christmas has officially arrived in our corner of France. The lights are up, and there was a marché de noël in Brioude over the weekend, complete with vin chaud, roasted chestnuts, little booths selling work by local artisans, and the all-important arrival of Father Christmas. To be honest, we passed on that last bit, and … Continue reading it’s beginning to look a lot like…

monday verse: autumn journal

  A week to Christmas, cards of snow and holly, Gimcracks in the shops, Wishes and memories wrapped in tissue paper, Trinkets, gadgets and lollipops And as if through coloured glasses We remember our childhood’s thrill Waking in the morning to the rustling of paper, The eiderdown heaped in a hill Of dogs and bears … Continue reading monday verse: autumn journal

news from the workshop: silver cat

My latest creation is this sweet little mewing silver cat pendant. I've been mulling over doing a cat for a while now, but it wasn't until I'd finished my silver raven that I actually sat down and came up with a design that I thought would work. The original model was my very own Sophie … Continue reading news from the workshop: silver cat

weekly photo challenge: trio

Like it or not, I'm afraid Christmas is approaching. The decorations are up in Brioude (our nearest small town), including this trio of giant silver baubles. They're rather lovely in themselves, but if you look closely, you can see three versions of the square below, including the Basilique Saint-Julien, reflected in their mirrored surfaces. Empty … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: trio

weekly photo challenge: warmth

We had our first real snow of the winter overnight, and it has continued to fall on and off for most of the day. Today was also my first day back in the workshop after Christmas. I really need to build up my stock again, after a busy few weeks. Luckily, I have lots of … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: warmth

weekly photo challenge: twinkle

I'm a huge fan of the tinsel and lights aspects of Christmas, and it's really high time that we got our decorations out and procured a tree. However, 'procuring a tree' involves going for a walk in the forest and cutting one, and as it has rained solidly all day today, we have decided to … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: twinkle

christmas is coming…

... and the last dates for posting out items are rapidly approaching. If you're thinking of ordering some jewellery from La Petite Maison Bijoux as a gift, please bear in mind the last despatch dates for Christmas delivery: USA - Friday 12th December EU (including UK) - Saturday 13th December France - Saturday 20th December So … Continue reading christmas is coming…