Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gratitude: the state of being grateful.

This is a gift I made to show how grateful I am for a priceless person in my life. Also to serve as a reminder every time I or anyone else reads it, to live in a state of gratitude.

I am grateful for Gods Grace and Love and the countless blessings He lays upon me everyday

Monday, November 8, 2010

by Le Curieux Monster

Yes they are official chalkboards!

I hope you like the few designs I've shown here but if you don't ...not to worry there are many many many designs in the works... and photos to follow soon.

There are 21 colors to choose from and can be done in different sizes.

Please place your holiday orders nows as time is just tickin away...... tick....tick...tick..... see you should have ordered by now! ....tick...tick...tick

Just send me an email!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Workshops at Le French Alchemists

Le French Alchemists is thrilled to bring you our funfilled and informative classes this fall!

Don't miss out on learning these wonderful techniques while enjoying delicious bites and drinks with friends.

Create beautiful finishes on centerpieces for holidays, cabinets, moldings, furniture and picture frames. Give new life to an entire room!

Acheive beautiful professional looking yet affordable decorative finishes tor your home using waterbased & enviro friendly materials.

October 2, 2010
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Distressed for Success- $100.00

Learn how easy it is to transform your furniture, cabinets or architectural elemets from old and boring to something new and beautiful. Bring something from home to work on such as a cabinet door, drawer front, small stool, etc. We take you through the steps needed to make it uniquely yours. When you leave you have the knowledge and personal experience to complete your project at home.

October 9, 2010
1:00pm to 3:00pm

All that Glitters- $50.00

Learn all about gilding with gold, copper and silver metal leaf. This workshop's project changes with the seasons so we may be working on pumpkins, gourds, picture frames, flower pots or ornaments, depending on the season. It's so fun and easy, you will wonder why you never did this before!

Please call (951) 830-6065 or send email to curieuxmonster@gmail.com to make your reservation and get directions.

All that Glitters is a wonderful party class for groups.
Ask about special pricing for groups of 6 or more.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall is right around the corner and I just can't wait!! I've already spent hours and hours searching for the images that will inspire me this year.

When I say Fall what I really mean is Halloween.

Saturday evening I got my first hint of Fall... goosebumps... from a chilly evening.. in the middle of summer!
I know, I know!...that's Southern California for you, a scorching hot 115 degrees one day and chilly 58 degrees the next evening. Now my little halloween and all things spooky motor is running! Searching for those strange and magical images I came across a mesmerizing photo stream...

Halloween #23
Photostream: "Halloween in the Time of Cholera"Stevecharsman

Vintage and Halloween!!! What more could a creepy girl like me ask for?!?

Halloween #5
Photostream: "Halloween in the Time of Cholera" Stevecharsman

The ambiance of strange spookiness in this photo has set the tone for all my halloween crafts to come this year. I hope you take a moment to delight in the creepy unsettling images of Stevecharsman

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Friends & Family Opening at Le French Alchemists

Saturday we held our first lil event, a private opening for our closest friends and beloved family. We wanted to give them a sneak peak of whats to come....here is a little of what they saw....

Couture Chair by Couture Furniture and Vintage Hutch by Le Curieux Monster

There I am, getting caught daydreaming about this romantic settee in my home....
Couture Furniture

Chalk Board & Table Le Curieux Monster

My beautiful & stylish sister in law Roxy, trying on the fashions of Mahogany Maddison Vintage

Repurposed Ceramics by Clearly Ceramics

Special thanks to Marie of Couture Furniture who is not only blessing us with her dreamy furnishings but for also spending hours of precious time in prep for our event. Merci Marie!

A huge, over sized THANK YOU to the special people who celebrated this special day with me.

Couture furnishings, repurposed home decor and vintage fashions are just a teensy tiny taste of whats to come!

Stay tuned ....

Friday, July 30, 2010

Here I go... my first ever post..

I have to admit this is one of the scariest things I have ever done. Sign up for a blog, (lots of help from Michelle at Shabby Creations and resolve to post about the most important things that make me, ME. So since I'm a newbie, I will be taking ever precious baby steps.

I'm excited to tell you about a new friend and partner in crime I have recently made , Ebony from Mahogany Maddison Vintage. We met a few months ago at an event we were both vendors at. Since then we have decided to embark on new lil adventure together....

An ity bity teeny weenie "mini marketplace"...called Le French Alchemists destined to be filled to the brim with the finest vintage and repurposed apparel, furnishings, decor and any other little thing that tickles our fancy! We are opening soon which means I must go, time to get back to all the repurposed furnishings awaiting their makeovers.....

Au revoir (a lil french good bye)