It happens six times a year!

My favorite(well, one of them) magazine arrives: “Marie Claire Idees”; NOT to be confused with “Marie Claire”. This is THE one to look at for colors, ideas, crafts, styling and yes, all things French.







 All these are made of paper:




 These chair covers for a special occasion: 


 Linen and cotton around the house:


My scans really do NOT do justice to the fabulous photography in the magazine!

Look at this story all about ribbons:

Marie Claire 1
Or this one, about birds as a source of inspiration: 

Marie Clair 2


Lots of fun ideas to make with wall paper:

Marie Claire 3

You can order directly from Amazon here. It does take almost three months for the first issue to arrive….well worth the wait!

A note of “warning”: it IS all in French:both the website and the magazine. But even if you don’t understand the language “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Trust me, as visual people,  you will understand what is going on….