Le Petit Marche

Friday, January 25, 2013

All That Sparkles Isn't Gold

To finish up this week scavenger hunter theme at ESN I have chosen this lovely dish from Sirocco's Curios.  It is a shimmering amber marigold color with a slight green tint.  And as you can see it has hues of pink and a light gold, but look how it sparkles and shines! A lovely Fenton piece to add to any room's decor.  Sirocco's has many fine dishes and other collectibles so be sure to visit his store and all the other great sellers at ESN

A Little Sparkle for Drab January

Although we've had as dry a January as possible doesn't mean outdoors is pretty!  Brown, gray, bare trees, kind of gloomy I'd say, except for when the sun shines which today it has, but we've had this huge band of hanging low gray cloud cover most of the week.  But I shouldn't complain, there's parts of the US that are getting the weather we're used to.  Although we need the moisture badly I'm really glad we've no majorly huge storms... yet...!

With that said, the scanvenger hunter theme this week at ESN is "sparkle".  I think a while back we had "twinkle" and at that time I gave a bit of a grammar English lesson on synonyms etc. , so I will spare you the repetition and just launch into what Le Peit Marché has that sparkles in the store.  One item is this lovely The Sak Black Shoulder Bag, the perfect bag for an evening out at a club, or fancy dinner as it is adorned with sparkly, shiny spangles.
Le Petit Marché also has some sparkly, glittery and twinkly heels, mules, slingbacks, so stop on by if you're looking for something to make your drab January sparkle!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Girls Who Love Horses Wear Horse Dresses!

Horses, that's the theme for the scavenger hunters at ESN this week and it ended Friday, and the new theme will be announced tomorrow, but sometimes some of us are a bit late in keeping up.  I have noticed however, that many scavenger hunters wrote about the "horse" theme this last week, wonderful takes on the theme and the items featured, wonderful!  And in that vein I have found the most lovely dress at Nancy's Doll Closet for the American Girl 18" doll that is just about horses!

Isn't this the cutest horse dress?  It shows running horses and has a ruffled hem.  Your girl would love to have this dress for her American Girl doll especially when watching the wonderful film "Secretariat" running and winning the most important horse races of all time!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Git Along Little Dogies....

After suffering the horrible blow of the Bronco's losing to the Ravens I am back on track to concentrate on more important things than football, as if there is anything more important than football!  But with my dignity intact and my sorrow for Peyton Manning and all the other guys (I'm still really mad at Champ Bailey though....) I am moving on.  And the theme this week on scavenger hunters' is "Horse".   I love horses!  As a young teenager I took riding lessons on a beautiful palomino named "Barney Britches" and rode him in horse shows.  I was taught proper english riding, not western, so no barrel races for me.... I remember one show there were 34 competitors and I was chosen as one of the top 8!  I didn't win anything but I was competing with adults and a lot of them couldn't believe I made it that far.  It was very cool!  Unfortunately, eventually boys took my interest away from riding horses and it's now been a very long time since I've been on a horse.  With my track record with men, I should have stuck with horses, I'm sure the love affair would have lasted much longer! :)

I'm silly I know at my age, but I still love the film "The Black Stallion", and "Hildago" is also a favorite. 

Le Petit Marché doesn't have any horse items in our store, but I do have some cowgirl boots that are pretty cool and colorful.  A young girl would need these if she participates in cow herding, a busy and arduous task. Young orphaned calves were referred to as "dogies" back in the 1800's. There are songs and films depicting "Git Along Little Dogies" from as far back as about 1937 with the likes of the great Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnett, Gene Autry, Gabby Hayes and others.  The song is a balled with a shrill: "Whoopie Ti Yi Yo".  Check one of the cool videos out on youtube: Git Along Little Dogies
And this one from the Kingston Trio,  Kingston Trio cool pics and the song... Nice of you to visit "pardner". :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Go Broncos!

Tomorrow the Denver Broncos will be playing the Baltimore Ravens in a playoff for the Superbowl.   In the last game with the Ravens, Broncos won 34 - 17, in Baltimore.  I must say, we are all quite happy what Peyton Manning finally accomplished after his first 3 disastrous games.  But hey, the guys got to know each other, made nice, and actually figured out what to do about the plays and before you knew it none of us here in Colorado could miss a game, and the Bronco's were on their way.  The playoff game is at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver tomorrow, 1/12/13 at 2:30 p.m. MST. 

I saw on the news that the Ravens were going to come a day earlier so they could "acclimate", okay, but just a day??  Good luck guys!  We don't have any air here, at all!  Bring those oxygen tanks! Perhaps I am being a bit smug, but geez, we need this so bad, and if we can take advantage of sea level persons, uh, well, why not?

So tomorrow, since it will only be about 15F in Denver, with wind chill about "who knows what", players on both teams will be freezing their "everythings" off (I know it gets bitter in Baltimore too, but at least they have air and humidity...) I will be an ardent fan in my sweats and no makeup (oh God no!) with my low class box wine and nachos (and a veggie tray, for health reasons of course)  watching the game from start to finish, lying on the couch without any multitasking in between!  A true, blissful, and yes, GUILT FREE day indeed.  Go Broncos!! 

Baby Bath Set

I'm going to wrap up the scavenger hunters theme at ESN of "baby" with this fun little American Girl Dolls-Baby Bath set from Nancy's Doll Closet.

The doll and tub itself are very cute and pink, my favorite color!  The tub holds water too.  Any little girl would love playing with her "baby" in this tub and perhaps along with "big sister" American Girl doll.  All the other scavenger hunters on Ecrater Stores Network have pretty much taken care of all the "onesies" and other baby clothes out there so I was lucky to nab this adorable item to feature! 
It would make a great birthday present for your daughter, granddaughter, niece or any other little girl needing a gift of a "baby".  Visit Nancy, she's got the most awesome collection of American Girl stuff, and so much of it.  And be sure to visit the rest of us and see all the magnificent items we carry.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Babies

The theme this week at ESN "Scavenger hunters" is Baby.  I suppose one could take the word and use it in many ways like "hey baby" or in the song "Santa Baby" (I love Madonna's version, sexy!), "that's my baby", "there goes my baby" and then compound words like "babysitter", and "crybaby". 

And then there's the noun "Baby", meaning one newly or recently born, and that goes for any species.  In the human realm I just happen to know 3 women  that are pregnant at this very moment.  And interestingly enough, I work or did work with all three of them, and their due date months are Jan., Feb., and March.   Two of them know they will have boys, the third did not want to know and she has also chosen to have a "water birth".  Perhaps she's chosen that because she's beginning to feel as large as a whale..... okay, that was a bad joke, but I chuckled anyway... :)  All I know is she is doing it in the hospital in a warm water bath.  I've heard of it before, and I wish her luck.  It will be the first child for all 3 of these women.  So with babies of 2013 on their way  Le Petit Marché has  this lovely little bear should the 3rd woman have a girl or if any of your friends have a baby girl this is the perfect gift.   Come on by Ecrater Stores Network and checkout all the other fine baby items all the store merchants carry, there's some really cute stuff!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Another Year, Another Chance....

I hope everyone had a great holiday whatever you celebrate, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or whatever it may be.  I'm grateful to be here for this new year, I look at it as another chance to get myself all sorted out, restart, recharge and get moving more, learning more and being more engaged in my dealings with others.  I started out 2012 pretty good I thought, I quit my one job last January that got to be very demanding and unrewarding and I suffered major burnout.  I did, however, worry that one part time income along with my pension would be enough so I learned to live simply as possible and be frugal.  Then I got a sweet job for the summer in a real estate office, so I learned some real estate stuff, helped with small projects and had the time to read 6 books to boot!  I went back to university in October to work my 6 month temp job that I've done since 2004 and I'll be there until April, then...!  Look for some other fun job for summer.  The possibilities are endless!  And I do enjoy keeping busy and I do enjoy being with other people. So I'll see what 2013 holds for me, can't wait to get it going.  Happy New Year everyone!  Let's hope for some world peace, and pray for non violence in our communities.  I don't know how much more of this we can all take before we destroy ourselves!  Stay positive and be kind to one another! :)  Please enjoy these lovely Peace Lily flower photos.