Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grab Bag of Info, Thoughts, And News

I am so excited about the coming launch of 


A gorgeous e-zine brought to us by one of our own!
A sister blogger who lives in France (by marriage).

It is the creation of our dear friend and blogger, Mimi Bleu,
from Bonjour Romance blog.

Oh... don't hate her because she's living where 99% of us dream
of living....She is so charming and REAL -- you will love her!

Though the first, charter issue has not yet appeared,
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at who you will see featured there!

Mimi has invited your's truly to write occasionally for the magazine
and I very well may take her up on that.  :)

You know how I can gab...  ;)

The official launch date for the magazine is September 15th and sign-up
response has already been VERY POSITIVE!

OH!  And if that were not enough, there is also a SHOPPING area of the
on the site!

LOVE it!

I've ordered my subscription, have you?

Click here to order!

E-zines, or e-magazines (online magazines) are growing in their popularity
partly due to the fact that so many of us spend a great deal of time online and are
growing used to the web being a comfortable place to take in our information
as well as a place to go back for reference on something -- much like when a
fresh magazine or catalog arrives... we look at it and then those items
we know we will want to revisit are dog-eared for future reference.

With an e-zine it is the same, with the exception of having an
overflowing pile of magazines growing next to the nightstand or coffee table.

And unlike paper-versions of magazines, with an e-zine,
you can not only literally "flip" through the pages, but you can also
zoom in on a certain item in the content.  You can't do THAT with a
paper mag!   :)

Are we ready to dispense with all paper versions of our beautiful magazines?
Probably not, but I know that anymore, with my schedule, I am probably far more
likely to actually see an entire magazine from cover to cover if I can
flip through its pages while I'm online... since it's likely online is where
I am at any give time.

I do hope you will take a peek at the coming issue
of Belle Inspiration -- I think you will love it!

In other news,
I went on a bit of a buying spree last week and much of what
I ordered is due to come in this week!

I think you will love it all!

There are heavy canvas French-style bags made form
real, vintage canvas.  What til you see them!

There are canvas rugs made from the same vintage canvas
this time, with a subtle, tone-on-tone Union Jack design.
I have already redecorated my bedroom in my head, using
that canvas floor covering as a beadspread.

Large, black metal NYC subway signs... I LOVE THEM!!

Some zinc items that we've never had before and a BEAUTIFUL
French ceramic bird-topped confiture (lidded serving bowl)
with a little ceramic spoon.   Oh-so-beautiful!'

I could go on and on but for now, I will hope to
be back with live links to all this new inventory so you can
see it ALL for yourself.



Anonymous said...

Already subscribed to Belle inspiration and can't wait for the first issue.
I love that union jack canvas bag! Will have to check it out once you have a link....


Cathy said...

oh those bags look divine!!!

High Heeled Life said...

I'm so over the moon happy for Mimi... I've already put my sub-scription in... and can't wait for the first issue!!! (Like a child waiting for the first day of snow)...HHL

Girl Meets Paris said...

I tried to subscribe a few weeks ago, but I don't think they were set up to receive subscriptions yet. Thanks for the reminder for me to go back and subscribe. I love her website. I might mention it on my blog if she doesn't mind... I'll have to ask.

LOVE the new products. Maybe Scott will do some more Christmas shopping at TBL again this year.

Love it!

Little Cottage said...

How exiting! The canvas bags sounds to be a hit!
Thanks for your well-written & well-thought comment on my latest post, Ruth!

Claudia said...

Thanks for telling us about the new e-zine, Ruth! I will go check it out right now.

Love, love those canvas bags!


LuLu said...

Oh Ruth you have me very excited for your new items!!!! it all looks wonderful!!! happy September,

Heidi said...

I will be watching for the cool canvas bags!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Can't wait to see it all! Those bags are wonderful!

BonjourRomance said...

Dear Ruth,

Thank you so much for all your kind words and support about the magazine. It has been a pleasure working with you. Two more weeks! I cannot believe it is nearly here!

Jeanneoli said...

Those bags look amazing!!!!

Daena said...

Is there any hope that you'll get the Union Jack canvas rug in stock? I HAVE to have that rug and am going nuts!