Giveaway, giveaway, giveaway!

Giveaway, giveaway, giveaway!

I am giving away two of my hand painted Sweetheart stemless glasses. These are perfect for Valentine’s day of course since they are decorated with large lacy hearts. But you can also use them any time of the year to drink your favorite vino, juice or water. As a matter of fact, this Sweetheart collection is becoming a best seller in my online store. My clients buy them all year long.

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You can win them here, on the French Handmade website. Enter your first name in the “prenom” box and last name in the “nom” box. The instructions are mostly in French but they’re pretty self-explanatory. If you’re having trouble understanding, please contact me at florencepindrys@gmail.com and I’ll be delighted to help you :)

 

Hurry up, the giveaway ends on February 14, Valentine’s Day!

 

Bonne chance! Good luck!

Ditch the roses this Valentine’s Day!

How about a different kind of Valentine this year? Forget the roses and the chocolate and get her or him a set of hand painted glasses.

My glasses (with or without stems) feature a very dainty and delicate heart that I paint in my signature lacy design. I paint them in white, black and red. For fun or to match your home decor, I can also paint them in any other color you wish!

Hand painted Valentine glass

One glass in yellow, the other in turquoise with matching color on base

Hand painted stemless glasses

Set of 6 stemless glasses

Hand painted stemless glass

Color, color!

Hand painted Valentine glass

Lacy heart done in white

For a more traditional look, I also paint these crystal flutes that are adorned with cute little red hearts.

Hand painted flutes

Crystal flutes featuring cute little red hearts

Want to see more hand painted glassware? Visit my online store!

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Fall, in Love

Are you getting married this Fall or know someone who is? I offer an array of unique and beautiful glassware that I paint in Fall colors. This set of crystal flutes featuring dainty branches of bittersweet berries would look smashing on the newlyweds reception table. If you prefer a bolder design, you can opt for these large … Continue reading

Parlez-vous français?

Are you a francophile, a francophone or just plain curious to see creations with a French touch? Then head to http://frenchhandmade.org/ to discover a group of French speaking talented artists from around the world.   As you may know, I’m from Paris, France, and last year, I was invited to join the FrenchHandmade group. I did and since then, I’ve “met” so many new friends with whom I share my passion of anything handmade. We all support each other, promote each other, chit chat, and even share cooking recipes!

Here’s a small sampling of what you can see on FrenchHandmade.org:

Leather keychain, all HAND embroidered (not machine made) by Une Limousine de Luxe. http://frenchhandmade.org/profile/cecileparsoire

keychain in brown leather, round shape with blue embroidery , silver filigree pearl . Handmade leather keychain - hand embroidered

Statement necklace, hand embroidered, with glass beads and svarowski crystals by Beads of Aquarius. http://frenchhandmade.org/profile/beadsofaquarius

Poeticus Preciosas

Bamboo hand knit fingerless gloves by Anny May. http://frenchhandmade.org/profile/annymay

Chauffe-poignet en bambou

Silver cuff by Kalicat. http://frenchhandmade.org/profile/KalicatBijoux

Volutes Bracelet manchette en argent

Recycled sweater by Hyena. http://frenchhandmade.org/profile/CecileMoreau

Anthenat

Illustration “Les fromages Francais” by Geraldine Adams http://frenchhandmade.org/profile/GeraldineAdams

Illustration Les fromages français 8x10 - The french cheeses print 8x10

Je t’aime – I love you – Ti amo … + FREE hand painted glasses :)

Crystal champagne glasses

Crystal white wine glasses

Hand painted champagne flutes

Hand painted champagne flutes with "heart flowers"

Valentine martini stemless glasses

Hand painted cocktail glasses with lots of hearts

Hand painted cocktail glasses with lots of hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! Treat yourself and your sweetheart to some beautiful hand painted glassware. Lots of elegant hearts grace my crystal champagne flutes and fun stemless glasses.

Do you like FREE stuff? I’m having my very 1st giveaway. You can win the set below. They are red wine stemless glasses. But you could use them for juice, water or white wine. To participate in this giveaway, click here http://thefrugalfairy.com/2012/01/30/679/. No purchase necessary!

To see more of my hand painted glasses, visit my online shop creationsdeflorence.etsy.com.

Valentine stemless glasses

Valentine red wine stemless glasses

Phew, the Holiday season is almost over!

Hand paint glass ornament

Personalized baby ornament

Hand painted glass ornament

"Our First Christmas" personalized ornament

Have I been busy this Holiday season! Lots of returning clients and new ones came to my online Etsy shop creationsdeflorence.etsy.com to do their Holiday shopping. All these wonderful people kept me busy painting beautiful, unique, personalized and custom glass and ceramic pieces. I painted over 70 ornaments, 60 glasses, 30 Christmas, Hanukkah, birthday, wedding and family plates. And let’s not forget all the bottles, soap dispensers, pitchers and vases.

Personalized Hanukkah plate

Personalized Hanukkah plate

Christmas plate

Personalized Christmas plate

Thank you my dear clients. Another thank you to all my friends who purchased their gifts from me. Without you, I wouldn’t do two of the things I love the most, create and paint.

Hand painted ceramic plate

Personalized family plate

Hand painted wine glasses

My own gift to myself is a trip to the city of lights, my hometown and favorite city in the world. Next week, my hubby, my 3 children and I will be flying from JFK to Paris for a well deserved ten-day vacation. We’ll be staying in Montmartre, spending Christmas with our French family, going to the movies, visiting a few museums, eating out, shopping and do a lot of walking. La vie Parisienne!

Stay tuned as I’ll post some pictures when I return in 2012.

Fall is my least favorite season

Hand painted stemless glasses & pitcher

Set of stemless glasses and pitcher featuring maple leaves

Hand painted flutes

Hand painted champagne flutes perfect for an Autumn wedding

Hand painted glass vase

Glass vase painted with frosted yellow/orange and beautiful maple leaves

Hand painted soap dispenser

Dispenser for liquid soap, lotion, perfume or detergent

Fall is my least favorite season because

  • It’s the end of Summer.
  • The garden and potager get muddy and dying plants abound.
  • Leaves fall – that’s not really pretty to me plus they need to be raked.
  • The temperature is cool but not cold enough to turn on the heat so I’m cold in the house.
  • And I just dislike all those orange and rust color decorations (read: fake leaf wreaths, fake scare-crows, fake pumpkins) that you see in front of houses and all over the stores.

BUT I love the foliage colors when the leaves “turn”. They really inspire me to paint as you can see here. I start with clear glass pieces and a few leaves from my garden. Some leaves are also collected by my children on our way to school and in neighbors yards.

You can see more of my hand painted glassware from my Autumn Leaves collection in my etsy store: creationsdeflorence.etsy.com.

Hand painted glass bowl

Hand painted bowl with 5 maple leaves

New glass shape, same popular design

Hand painted red wine glasses

Hand painted red wine glasses featuring my "Village Provencal" design

I’m pleased to introduce a new glass with my popular Village Provencal design. For over a year now, I’ve painted a Provence landscape on stemless glasses. It’s now time to have the same glasses with a stem for those (like me!) who prefer to drink their vino in a stem glass. These new glasses are for red wine. Stay tuned as I will soon paint this scene on white wineglasses.

Look how I painted an entire landscape and village all around the glass. There are a lot of details here: grass blades, bricks on the houses, flowers and birds. I love how the glass base matches the roofs color. It is a gorgeous, vibrant and transparent paprika orange.

For more information and/or to purchase these glasses from my Etsy store, click here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77644514/village-provencal-set-of-2-hand-painted