november special

November and in full “holiday” mode here at Et Voilà!Design.  For the Connecticut/Massachussets people interested in viewing my new items, on Saturday, November 21st I will be at a the 2MOMS on a Mission craft show […]

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éthéré, a new collection

I am a collector of many things, old rosary beads, religious medallions, broken pieces of jewelry, earrings with missing mates, unusual necklaces, and anything that can be made to dangle on a chain!  If it […]

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brocante in Ableiges, Villiers-Adam & Ermont

This week-end we went to a brocante mensuelle (monthly) in Ableiges on Saturday.  If the weather is good I typically find some great things!  This is what I picked up there, a couple broken chains/rosaries, […]

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jeanne d’arc collection, custom pieces

If you follow me on Instagram or subscribe to EtVoilà!Design’s Facebook page, you may have noticed the many lovely medallions I have found at the brocantes, and perhaps you are curious to know what becomes […]

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brocante in Auvers-sur-Oise, Cergy, Villaines-sous-Bois, Saint-Martin-du-Tertre and Precy-sur-Oise

Five brocante’s and 11,7 km of walking. Brocanting is hard work! This is what came home with me yesterday along with a couple on location pics. Enjoy!

Crystal beads and tiny lightbulbs!

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brocante in Domont & Presles

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brocante treasures

In yesterday’s post I provided a little insight on the location of our local brocantes.  As promised, today, I’m showing you my spoils, what came home with me.

I hit the mother lode with the chaplet’s!  I am […]

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sunday’s brocante and a little geography

French brocante
September and October are big brocante months here in France (click here to learn a little more about what a brocante is). This past week-end was no exception, there were 13 brocantes […]

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ratatouille, end of summer recipe

A typical Mediterranean dish, Ratatouille is prepared with slight variations in Italy, Spain and Greece, but said to have taken origin from the Province region of France. Ratatouille is one of our family favorites, loaded […]

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mothers

my Grandmother

my Mom and my Grandmother
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in some parts of the world, here in France it happens to be the end of May.  I’ve never […]

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friday on a whim

Last Friday afternoon I took the train in to Paris to meet up with a friend.  The train station in my village is literally down the street and around the corner, a brisk five minute […]

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and a silver sixpence

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Most of us are familiar with this old English rhyme and I believe that many (american) brides acknowledge this old tradition, right? […]

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a cheery April sale!

A couple months ago I bought several strands of metallic beads at one of my favorite bead shops in Paris.  I had nothing specific in mind for them, I just liked them and they were […]

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we have a winner

Et Voilà!Design’s very first newsletter went out yesterday, I’ve been talking about doing this for a year! Added bonus for signing up  is a monthly drawing for a little bijoux! At the beginning of the month each subscriber’s […]

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gargoyles in Reims

I’ve yet to figure out how to incorporate my love, no make that obsession, of gargoyles with what I do.  For now, I will stick to sharing my pictures and perhaps tell you a little about where […]

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at the brocante

A sure sign of spring in France, all the brocante’s popping up! That’s where you will find me most week-ends.

Some of you might not be familiar with what a brocante is, so let me give […]

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weekend in Rome

I’ve obviously been absent from the world of blogging for quite some time, out gallivanting about, I suppose. My more recent jaunts led me to Rome.

It all came about something like this… one early February […]

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relaunch of Et Voilà!Design

Welcome to the relaunch of Et Voilà!Design!

Six weeks ago I pretty much dropped everything and devoted myself full-time to the project of a new website. At last, it is finished and I’m ready for you […]

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Firenze ~ etvoilatravels

Just last week I had the opportunity to spend the week in Florence, Italy with my parents.

I knew this would be a quieter sort of trip, where we would take many jaunts down memory lane, […]

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au soleil

Summer is quickly coming to an end and I never wrote about it!

Recap of my lively SUNNY summer. June delivered my dear Beverly to our small village in Val d’Oise. This time the weather was with us, and you […]

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Et Voilà’s Red Carpet Debut

Self promotion is at times difficult for me. I prefer leaving center stage to my dear friends, who are often spotted wearing my handcrafted pieces with such effortless style.  Nonetheless, I’m rather pleased to share […]

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Mousse au Chocolat

I have been strangely hesitant in posting my recipes, but here goes! I have been making this recipe for a little over two years and have tried several variations; the recipe below seems to be […]

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Craft Friday, my declaration

Perhaps you are wondering what is all this talk about Craft Friday?

My dear friend Beverly at Pomogolightly invited us to write a declaration in support of Craft Friday (November 29, 2013).

why you’re rejecting Black Friday
what […]

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quoi de neuf?

What’s Up?  Plenty happening in my little rainy-gray-yet-beautiful corner of the world.

In a nutshell:

Last week.  Last Wednesday I flew into Ireland for a long week-end, where I helped a dear friend celebrate her birthday and […]

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Concert Review: The Wall

After practically a year of waiting, last Saturday Patrick and I ventured out to the Stade de France to see the epic concert show of  The Wall (aka Zee Walle).  The very last performance of […]

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the Chloe

The Chloe necklace in available in both green and black   The Chloe necklace is part of my new soon-to-be released collection Citron Vert.  Stay tuned.

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Ten on Tuesday: 10 books on your to-read list

Carole’s Ten on Tuesday prompt invited us to share our reading list.  It actually inspired  me to gather my to-read books  into a special stack, a disciplined reminder.

Comédies et Proverbes , Comtesse de Ségur.  Elementary, […]

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back in my workshop!

I am back in my little comfy apartment in France….

Suitcases unpacked, laundry washed and out to dry.  Most importantly, my stash of cherished goodies is unpacked and eagerly waiting for me to do something with […]

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Jewelry Contest: What’s Your Story?

I want to hear about your favorite piece of jewelry! To lure you in I have decided to give away a pair Et Voilà!Design earrings!
How?  Enter  your name into the drawing by leaving a comment below, […]

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Exploring the Forest

This Week’s Mission:  To Explore our local forest , Forêt de L’Isle-Adam  

Recently my husband and I purchased brand new VTT bikes.  I won’t say exactly how long it’s been since I have been on a […]

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Ten on Tuesday: Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

First time I have participated in Carole’s “Ten on Tuesday” since I changed my blog over to Et Voilà! Design site.  I figure it was time to join in again, and quite appropriate as I […]

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gold – always believe in your soul

You know that song right?  That’s what I was singing as I was preparing to release this new collection.

I hope you will enjoy looking through this collection which again features some great one of a […]

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Unlocked

Vintage keys from Parisian markets are the inspiration for this bold and fun collection! Unlocked is the name.

I have thoroughly enjoyed creating these pieces, a vision for the  keys started to slowly develop just minutes […]

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New Collection: Unlocked

Bonjour to all!

I’m pleased to announce that I will be launching the Unlocked collection tomorrow, July 17th.

Unlocked will be listed as a special collection as each pendant created is a unique one-of-a-kind design. Should you want to […]

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Grand Opening!

Bastille Day and Et Voilà’s Grand Opening Day!

At long last the boutique doors have opened for business!  I hope you will stop in and check out my first two collections, Paris Token and Jeanne’s Liberty, […]

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