~ a "Christmas in Paris" give away

...good afternoon...and where might I be finding you?
...it is absolutely good to be back inside in a warm home!....not that I do not like the crisp, dry cold, but -7C° as a highest temperature is not exactly something I'm totally used to...
So you are finding me home, writing these lines, while dinner is getting cooked (chicken legs with peppers in the pan and rice)
and I have a suggestion to make...would you like to take a look?

 How about Christmas in Paris?
....wouldn't that be a nice choice?
...well, Santa has actually already passed by our door and left us a ticket there!
....now no need to get envious, because he insisted that it is to be offered to all the lovely people who read these pages....
Yes, this is exactly how things are. So my dears, you have the chance to win one of the amazingly beautiful prints my friend Anne sells in her gallery, also known as her Etsy shop ~ magalerie

You can choose either :
~ an 8' x 10' or 8' x 8' print
~  a set of two 5' x 5' prints
 from the big and oh so beautiful collection she offers!
 Have a look at some of my current favorites
and then come with me at the end of the post to let you know
how you are going to enter.

What do you think?...do some of my personal favorites, fall in the range of your favorites, too?

What you have to do to enter is to:
1. hop over here at Anne's shop
2. choose a 8'x10' (or 8'x8') print or a set of two 5'x5' prints
3. come back here & state in the comments section which your choices are
4. write your email 
so that you can be contacted by those super busy elves here!

If you are a new visitor of these pages and would like to enter the give away, you certainly can as it is open to everyone! It would be very much appreciated, if you showed some love by becoming a follower  :)
You may be enterring until Sunday 12.12.2010

So are you ready to fly to Paris for Christmas?....or better welcome Paris in your home for Christmas?
I am....and actually Santa was very kind with me as well, as he left me a little package filled with lovelyness this moring.
What?...a "sous-tasse" in blue and red and a "tasse" in blue and red, too.
They are now very happily going to travel all the way to Greece, to decorate a corner @ Apartment 44...
..dinner is ready...wishing you a wonderful Friday evening...

Ivy ~ xx


  1. stunning photography but then i always did love paris as well! thanks for sharing & good luck with the giveaway. xx

  2. Hi Laura :)

    So lovely to find you here, a gorgeous photographer yourself! Thank you for your kind wishes and visit.
    ...now I do know that you are full with pretty pictures, but perhaps you'd like to enter as well?

    Wishing you both a lovely Friday evening ~ xoxo

  3. Oh, what a beautiful photos! Thanks for chance to win another great giveaway :) My favorite photo from Anne's shop is http://www.etsy.com/listing/61388089/after-the-rain-in-paris-no-2-8-x-10-fine

    Have a nice weekend Ivy!

  4. Oh my, what a fabulous giveaway! There are so many beautiful prints that it is hard to choose. Of course I am drawn to the "Petit Beurre" and "Madeleine" prints as they are two of my favorite childhood treats from my summers in France with my grandparents. I would love to have the chance to win those. I have just the place for them in my kitchen!

    Thanks to both of you for doing this giveaway.

  5. Gorgeous giveaway,thank you so much!
    I realy love the pink hearts.

    Have a nice weekend!

  6. wao! so beautiful!
    love them all!

    one of my favourites is Snow table (but it is 8x8) if not, French carousel is gorgeous!

    Paris.........I live close..but not time to visit this time...until January (hope will get some snow :) )

    Have a beautiful weekend!


  7. Hello Ivy & Anne

    What a lovely giveaway :) i am a BIG fan of Anne`s work, here photography style is beautiful,If i had to pick just one i would be "French Mailbox" or if the "French Carousel" is in with the giveaway,They are all wonderful It`s hard to choose :D

    Happy Saturday to you both :)
    Natalie xx

  8. Hello Ivy and Anne,
    I have recently purchased French Carousel as a Christmas gift for my daughter Phoebe who would love to travel to Paris. I am going to choose EAT PRAY LOVE as the next print as that is what she is reading at the moment.

  9. Could her photography be any more romantic? Don't think so. I'm absolutely in love with the French Mailbox image. Could design a room around that one print. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    CatheHolden at JustSomethingIMade dot com

  10. I love the Lettres photo you posted, but I also love Blue Door, as I have a thing for door photography.

    :) rightasrain101 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Love the 8x10 white Keep Calm and Carry On print
    Heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

  12. I love: Snow Heart - Paris, France

    I've only just discovered your blog (via herz-allerliebst, I think). Must come back more often...

  13. Hello Ivy~
    I have been reading your very stylish & endearingly positive blog for awhile and thought I'd comment and say hi! You radiate such a wonderful atomosphere here that I find a true joy in visiting. :) What beautiful work Anne creates and I would have to say my favorite is the Keep Calm & Carry on because it it portrays the simple style that I adore so much. I hope your weekend has been as lovely as you are!
    Lara xx


  14. Beautiful photography. Hard choices. I would have to say that the french mail box is a favorite.

    Beautiful blog. I'm following.


  15. Such gorgeous photos! I love love love the Pink French Car. Such a fun pop of color. It would be lovely above my desk. I might have to buy it even if I don't win!

    Can't wait to read more of your blog! I'll be following!

    powell dot allison at gmail dot com

  16. Ivy your pictures are stunning! Love them all!!!

    My favorite is: Keep Calm and Carry On (wood floor) - 8 x 10

    angelhearmyplea (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Thanks, Iro and Anne, for the chance. I love Anne's shop! If I won it would be difficult to choose between After the rain in Paris (No 1) and Pink French Car, South of France! Decisions, decisions! :)

  18. Hi, I was just directed here by Anne from featuring her French Mailbox in my new treasury. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cfe4d3f94e16d910d618ce6/oh-the-places-youll-go?ref=pr_treasury
    I would LOVE to have an 8 x 8 copy of it- the colors are perfect for my home!
    Thanks for this oppurtunity!
    P.S. I am now following you!

  19. hi, i'm a new blog follower! This post is written in such a lovely manner. I would choose the paris after the rain print because it is my favorite from her shop and reminds me of when I first when to paris myself during a rainstorm when I was 12 :) My email is owl@asenseofplacephotography.com. thank you.

  20. What beautiful images!
    I particularly like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61096176/french-mail-box-8-x-8-fine-art?ref=v1_other_2

    My email is lanamanis (at) gmail.com

    Thank you! :)

  21. I'm madly in love with Anne and her vision through her lens :)

    My favorite 5x5 prints are the Red/Pink teacup and place set!

    Thank you for bringing along on this Christmas journey through Paris!

    amybrynn (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. Hi Ivy, I am new to your blog, but I had already found Anne's MaGallerie before! I think her photography is heavenly. She has a way with her camera for sure! Just yesterday in french class I was telling everyone about the photo with the pink truck in front of the blue shuttered window. That's the photo I want if I win! I think it is titled "rose truck in the south of france" or something like that!
    You can reach me at hermanmary21@yahoo.com, if I win! Here's hoping...

  23. Love this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/60274446/silver-eiffel-tower-paris-france-8-x-10

    My email is aurelielbarbe@gmail.com

  24. Hello Ivy!

    First of all I must say I love your blog, I found recently. magalerie is one of my favorite shops at esty, so it is not hard to choose a couple of this beautifuls Anne's photographs: French Mail Box (8x8) or French Carousel (8x10).

    My email: andreia@tricotaria.com

    This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  25. oh wow! absolutely loooove annes work and cannot pass up this giveaway!
    these are my favorites!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60603441/french-madeleine-back-5-x-5-fine-art

    thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway

  26. That is a lovely give away Iro! As I already have two of her wonderful prints over at my house (am I becoming a collector?) I would chose the French Carousel because these colours make me so happy and so remind me of Paris. I wakes up the child in me!

    my Email: yvonne.stehle@web.de

    Thank you so much for hosting this and have a wonderful pre-Christmas-time!

  27. gorgeous giveaway! I love french carousel!


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  29. sorry about earlier. I forgot to add my email address.

    merci beaucoup!!



  30. So many beautiful photos but my fave is After the rain in Paris No.1 8x10.
    Lovely giveaway!

    ps your new blog looks amazing Ivy!:)

  31. What a lovely blog and beuatiful photos of Paris! My favourite one is:
    ... because I love green, red or blue doors!
    Thanks for this lovely inspiration!
    My E-Mail: steffi.poertner@gmail.com

  32. I just found this blog today, and I will definitely be following it from now on!
    My pick was: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61096176/french-mail-box-8-x-8-fine-art The aqua letter box. I love it!
    pinkgoddess62289 (at) comcast (dot)(net)

  33. so wish i would have found this earlier!! i love that carousel photo!!
    taraz9 at excite dot com

  34. gfc va
    macaroon print is nice
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com