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Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Visit to Piorra Maison and a GIVEAWAY!!!

My incredible new blogging friends of the heart - I don't know how to put into words how much this means to me so I'll just let you know that you make me smile - each and every one of you.  600 followers!!!
Picture me doing cartwheels when I reached 10 - and then just imagine what I'm doing now!!!
I literally have to wipe this silly smile off my face as I'm typing this -

And another close friend I've made through this blogging journey is Caroline from  Piorra Maison - situated here in Montreal - but she could be in a Southern State with all of her old world charm - it's like visiting a
mini museum when you walk into her haven ( can't call it a store - it's so much more than that - ) it's truly like
entering an oasis.  Caroline and her niece Melanie make you feel at home from the moment you walk in.
I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves here ladies ( because even with my horrible photo skills her " candy " store still sparkles and shines )  Her Christmas ornament are exquisite - this is definitely the  "go to" place for original charming tree decorating

snow globes - and hot air balloons and owls and birds and much much more

cute little owl xmas ornaments


sparkle heaven

a giant owl for the tree - chippy table perfection ( that color is the original paint ! )
are your eyes darting all over this photo?

reminiscent of old fashioned decorations - love the diamond pattern!

and more sparkles!
up, up and away in my beautiful my beautiful ballon
THESE ARE STUNNING IN PERSON
fly little white dove fly
way up high
across the universal sky

jingle  "BELLES" !!!

berry pretty - isn't that chippy mantel gorgeous?

old world charm - clock faces and " la tour Eiffel " key chains - what beautiful stocking stuffers




pretty alphabet charms

so " charm " ing!!!

gorgeous french styled cups ( don't they look like old porcelain ? )





clock ornament


these belong in your kitchen Maureen!!!



That owl cookie jar is too cute!!!
but those cups and coffee pot??????


beautiful linens


every nook and cranny has an unique vignette

Do you like how I hid that ugly modern plug Caroline?

she's also an Annie Sloan Stock Lister



OK ladies - I am SOOOO excited for this -
Our friend  ( yes Caroline is now your friend as well ) is graciously ( and generously ) hosting this giveaway and has put together
this package for a lucky winner!
3 Gorgeous xmas ornaments - and 1 beautiful paperweight
AND it's open to anyone in North America -
both Canadian & U.S. residents.
Valued at 40.00


want some close ups?

All you have to do to enter is follow me
( I will follow her - wherever she may go ) type of thing tee hee
hmmm - wonder if I can enter my own give away!!!
I'll pick a winner next friday via Random.org
And the best of luck to every single one of you,
With a heart filled to the brim with gratitude
Linkng up to

Homework ( giveaway linky party )
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.ca/p/giveaway-link-party.html

56 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. Beauty overload! What an amazing place, and those ornaments are gorgeous!

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  2. Oh I am swooning and that's not an easy thing to do this early in the morning!! I'm already a faithful follower and now a hopeful one!! Way to go on 600 girl! I'm almost halfway there.

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  3. If I ever make it to Montreal, I will definitely be visiting this store! Lovely giveaway, and I am a follower.

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  4. I already found Caroline and her blog myself online over a year ago... her stuff is great, like stepping back in time.

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  5. Suzyq- Wow! What a lot of eye candy. Unbelievable things! Just love it all. Now I have to go find her blog. Congrats on 600 followers. It's all that talking to yourself you do....!;>) Love ya, girl- xo Diana

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  6. Hey Suzyq....thanks for the "no reply" blogger fix up in the corner of your blog. I keep meaning to edit my profile and now I did - thanks for the reminder.

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  7. I'd love to visit and see all the goodies in person! But, too far, so sad.♥♫

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  8. What a wonderful place...please enter me in your contest...would love to win!

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  9. Huh, I can't believe I wasn't following you! Well, not officially that is. I haven't been to Piorra in forever. At worse I can always go buy the ornaments. ;-)

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  10. You KNOW I follow you like a faithful dog! Such an incredibly gorgeous shop. I am very jealous. Nothing fabulous like that around here. Thankfully, I am headed to the Tidewater area of Virginia for Thanksgiving and will hit every pretty bauble shop I can find. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. Now...choose me! :)

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  11. What a great place to shop and browse! Your friend has some amazing and beautiful stuff!

    Congrats on your 600 followers! That is wonderful! And the giveaway is really nice! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Thanks, Suzan, now I've got that stupid ♫'follow him wherever he may go'♫ song stuck in my head! lol Thanks to Caroline for the great giveaway- and to you of course. And CONGRATULATIONS on the 600! You know I'm a follower. By the way, I see that Caroline's place is one more reason to visit Montreal. I love the clocks and keys. sigh.

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  13. I DOOOOOO follow you!!! Beautiful orni's. i love the white birds! Thanks for this chance to win!

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  14. Just beautiful!!! I would love to win this:) Oh yes, I am and will follow you where ever you go. Thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway.

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  15. This is the ultimate store. Serio. I believe if I walked into the place my knees would buckle and I'd fall into a heap, becoming an obstacle for the rest of the customers. "Overstimulation!"

    I have "followed" blogs by putting them in my favorites list and checking them regularly. Now I am added here as a formal follower. Similar to making myself a non-no-reply-blogger after I read the instructions you yelled in the top right corner. You will have me doing everything properly yet.

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  16. I'd go crazy in that store!!! I collect vintage looking ornaments--these are so cool! And I also love those plates!! I'm already following you but oh man I'd sure love to win that awesome giveaway!!

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  17. Beautiful. But I am already a follower!!

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  18. She really does have some cute stuff. As a non owl fan, she might just have the only owls that I actually like, those are very nice.

    Bliss

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  19. This is a great prize! Of course, you already know I'm a faithful follower. Congrats on hitting 600 fans! ~ Maureen

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  20. First of all - congrats on hitting 600!! I'm working on 250 on both my blog and my FB page, so I know you must be thrilled.

    Secondly - this store looks gorgeous. And I know the kind of heaven you talk about - my friend, Michelle at Diamonds & Toads has the same kind of beautiful store. Must be the Annie Sloan stockist gene.

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  21. Love your blog! Lots of inspiration and humor.
    Linda

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    1. Thanks so much Linda - me? inspiring? WOW
      Good luck
      and have a great wknd
      hugs,

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  22. Hi Suzan!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

    When I started to follow you, it didn't take me long before I called you my "Friend", so I can see why you have reach 600!!

    What a beautiful store!! Right away I fell in love with the owls and then I was like, "Oh, that's cute. Oh, I love that!!." Until I was wanting everything. What a great job of the pictures.

    Thank you for sharing this amazing store with us and letting us get to know Pat.

    Suzan, when isn't there a smile on your pretty face? And I know you're doing the "Happy Dance."

    Have a great weekend!!

    LuvYa
    Pam
    xox

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  23. I'm already a follower, Suzan. Sure wish y'all were around the corner so I could see that shop. Looks AWESOME ! Next best thing is winning the sweet giveaway. Thank you for making it happen.

    patty

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  24. Oh My GOODNESS!!!!! This is one of those times when I'm glad that others can't see me...as now I can drool in peace & fully enjoy myself!!! I bet that I could easily get lost in that store for HOURS...& still feel like I missed something! Thanks for sharing it with us & also THANKS to our new friend, Caroline, for offering such a fun & awesome giveaway!! I've got my fingers (& everything else!) crossed!!!

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    1. Drool away Scrappy lol - I practically get down on my hands and knees when I walk in there lol -
      Good luck!
      And have a great wknd
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  25. oops, meant to leave my email just in case...

    soriano471@sbcglobal.net

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  26. Wowza.....such eye candy, Suzan!!! I could spend houuuurs in her shop!!! I adore those glittery little heart ornaments!

    Congrats on hitting the 600 mark, cupcake! You do know that once everyone heard about those fantastical conversations you have with John, and saw your hoarding (read: painted furniture)....how could anyone not love you? lol!

    I'm a happy follower!!!! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  27. How beautiful i think i may have to visit this site and see if they will send to Australia..I just love the alphabet charms and silver hearts..mmm yes I will contact her about those little treasures.....And congratulations on 600 followers...makes me feel little with my highly loved 28 followers Hey Suzan have you followed me yet? take care talk soon.-love dee x

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  28. Oh my goodness! Everything is so beautiful! (And unbelievably reasonable prices, too.)

    Congratulations on 600! I really enjoy reading all your conversations! :)

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  29. Goodness - I couldn't sign into blogger fast enough! Sign me up - I'm a follower. Patty/BC

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    1. the best of luck Patty!!!
      aren't they just gorgeous?
      have a great wknd
      hugs,
      Suzan

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  30. Oh My Goodness!! What a jewel of a store! Next time I'm in your town I will have to stop by, it's gorgeous...such vintage perfection.
    Debbie :)

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  31. Gorgeous... what Fabulous Christmas Inspiration! So glad I discovered your Beautiful Blog this Evening.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  32. I would be in trouble in that store for sure, I love the owls, I collect owl statues and a friend just made me owl pillows for my couch. What a cute store, your getting pretty good at this pic monkey stuff, I like the way your blog name looks on the pics, great job hugs Tobey

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    1. I'm like a professional photographer now right? LMHO
      NOT.
      Good luck Tobey!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  33. Hi Suzan, I do follow you - thanks for sharing the gorgeous stuff at Caroline's store - I could get lost in there!
    Peggy @ The Painted Pear

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  34. I've been so busy I missed this post! Thank you for showing us Caroline's shop, I order my paint from her and her service is prompt and courteous. I would love to visit her store in person. I wish I lived closer, you and I could go shopping there, arm in arm, and buy our paint and then go for tea. There is beautiful stuff in that there store, love everything. Those little owls are so cute and I love the Paris keychains. They didn't even have nice stuff like that in Paris, lol! It's a great ladies' shopping destination! Sigh, maybe someday!

    And congrats on your 600 followers. (I'm nearing 60, lol! Maybe next year...)

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  35. Dear Suzan, Thanks for coming by for a Blog Visit and enlightening me about the No Reply Blogger Status. I'm still fairly new to this Blogging thing and Tech Challenged so I'm having my G-Kids mentor me about how to use cyberspace more effectively! *LOL* Yes, it's True, I had a 9 year old set up my Blog initially and be his Apprentice! I'm still slowly learning and enhancing my Space here in this Wonderful Community... one day I might even look like I know what I'm doing?! *Winks*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Okay... using your Handy "No Reply Blogger Fix" I think I may have actually fixed this!? *LOL*

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  36. What a lovely place to shop!! I guess from Kansas City it is a little far for a day trip, huh?!? :) Thanks so much for the tour and the give away!!!

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  37. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
    And thank`s for follow my lil old blog, I am happy to follow you back.
    I love this hot air ballon ornament, so pretty!
    Love and hugs from Germany...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

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    1. thanks so much ( Germany !!! )
      hugs,
      Montreal

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  38. Wow! I would love to spend some time browsing there! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  39. Suzan~
    I am your newest follower & would love to enter your giveaway! Everything is so beautiful & things I would love to add to my Christmas decor...even other holidays! Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  40. i had to unlink my google + account but i think i finally fixed noreply here's hopeing lol have a great day thanks for letting me know

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  41. Oh my gosh Suzy talk about eye candy! I love the clocks, the keys, the birds, the owls, oh heck; I love it all! This give away is exactly what one of my trees are decorated in. They would look as thought they had come home. lol! Gotta give myself a plug. Seriously though, my living room tree is mercury glass ornies with birds, acorns, and what nots. I am happy to call you a friend! Happy to also be a follower and to bask in all of your amazing talent. Thanks for this wonderful give away.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Somehow I missed this post - if only I lived closer to visit this awesome little shop. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful eye candy... Congrats on the 600 you growing in leaps and bounds my friend... Thanks for the chance at the giveaway....

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  43. Gorgeous shop! I am so in love with the Eiffel Tower charms!

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  44. The ornaments are to die for! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on your new totals as well. your conversations with John are my favorite.

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    1. thanks so much!!!
      and good luck - the draw is on friday :)
      hugs,
      Suzan

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    2. thanks so much!!!
      the best of luck :)
      hugs,
      Suzan

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  45. Hello Susan, CONGRATS on 600 followers!!!! You have out done yourself with the photos. Thanks for creating such a beautiful post about the Boutique. Blogland has changed my life so much. Without it I would not be where I am today nor would I have met such a lovely person. Hats off to you and all your success. Keep on growing!!!!
    With all my heart I say "you truely deserve it". Your Blog is so entertaining I can pee my pants sometimes. Lol
    I wish everyone Good Luck!!
    Caroline
    p.s. Bless your heart....

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  46. Congratulations my friend!!! You are so deserving.

    xo
    Pat

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Due to my inbox looking like a scene from a Hoarder's episode ( yes I hoard comments ) I'll now be replying directly on my blog - nice and clean like !!!
Much love, Suzan