Friday, February 26, 2010

It's jewelry giveaway time because...

it's Friday and Fridays should be fun! So I've been wanting to do a giveaway for the last couple of weeks and just haven't gotten around to doing it!

The winner of this giveaway will receive one of the following jewelry items...

one: {necklace} brass birdie charm with Czech glass beads
two: {necklace} antiqued brass key charm
three: {necklace} amethyst quartz crystal and silver swallow charm
four: {hair pin trio} three rose cabochons on silver bobby pins

~~~~~~~~This giveaway is now closed~~~~~~~~

♥♥♥ GIVEAWAY ♥♥♥

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ How to enter the giveaway ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Visit Bonjour Pierre on etsy, and comment here what your favorite item is.

For additional entries (all must be done with separate comments) ...
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  • Repost this giveaway on your blog or facebook status and comment here that you did so. (1 extra entry)
  • Purchase an item from my shop on etsy. (10 extra entries)
Don't forget to leave some sort of contact information to claim your prize (i.e. email address, etsy link). Please leave a separate comment for each entry so that the random number generator will recognize it. The winner will be chosen March 5, 2010 at noon PST by
Bonus: winner gets their shop link posted too ♥

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I went to the thrift...

store today in search of a cute tea cup and saucer. I did this on my lunch break, so I didn't have enough time to find one. I wandered around the stores for a little bit and found this awesome vintage Hamilton Beach drink mixer. It was a mint green color and $11.91! I have no idea if it works or not, but I just love vintage and retro things! Here are some cool retro/vintage finds:

1950's & 60's trio of vintage cameras by Vintageworks.

Retro Lounge Sofa by VanishingAmerica.

Golden Pyrex Beauties by AmeeliaBedelia.

Antique Skeleton Keys by reginasstudio.

Vintage Brass Alarm Clock by calloohcallay.

Vintage Flower Suitcase by MotherMidnight.

1950's Western Electric Princess Rotary Telephone by NostalgicMeditations.

Vintage Smith Corona portable typewriter by RobertaGrove.

I love vintage ♥

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In an earlier post, I...

mentioned that I went to the Gem Faire. Did I say that I spent 5 hours there that weekend? I only bought things from 4 vendors and was there that long! The photo below doesn't do this glass gem justice. It is gorgeous in person! It has ash grey, green, and blue hues to it.

I didn't get any of pieces in this necklace at the show. I tend to buy and buy tons of supplies and don't necessarily make things right away. These are Swarovski crystal pearls in a powder green with an antiqued brass branch connector.

I bought these Czech glass briolette crystals at the Gem Faire about 5 years ago!

I love these smokey blue glass crystal rondelles. I put a leaf bead cap on top and hung these off of antiqed brass kidney wires.

One of my favorites! I think it's because I love Paris and I love swallows. I finished it off with a tiny celsian blue Czech glass crystal

All of these items can be found at my etsy store.

Ok, back to jewelry making ♥

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I got nominated for...

the Top 20 Art Craft Blog! I have no idea who nominated me, but I'm really flattered! So I definitely want to win, so I need your help. I need you to vote for me by following the link below. I'm competing against 4 other bloggers. After you go to the page, look to the right and you should see a little voting poll. Vote for Bonjour Pierre by Kellie Huie! Tell your friends too!

Thank you to whoever nominated me ♥

Monday, February 22, 2010

Let me introduce you...

to Elle from ellemoss! I'm still pretty new to the blogging world and promised you readers that I would provide you with how to's, etsy finds, recipes, interviews, and giveaways! Here you have it, my very first interview! Elle was ever so kind to share with us some of her life. She's a talented photographer, a mother of 2, and resides in Saline, Michigan with her husband. I'll let her tell you more about herself:

1. Where are you from? Saline, Michigan

2. Are you currently living in that city? Yes

3. Do you have kids? Married? I have 2 kids and have been married for almost 17 years.

4. Is your name Elle Moss? yes and no :)

5. How long have you been doing photography and what got you into it? My husband bought me a dslr for Christmas in 2006 and I took a class to relearn how to use a manual camera. I've always loved photography and have always been drawn to it, but have only taken it seriously since 2007.

6. Is photography your profession or hobby? If it's your hobby, what is your day time job? It is now my full time profession. Before that, I was busy homeschooling my son, who is now a sophomore in a public high school.

7. Who is/are the girl(s) in your photos? She is me. :-)

8. Where do you get your ideas and inspirations from for your photographs? I am constantly inspired by the work of Mexican Surrealist, Remediios Varo and other artists and photographers...too many to list here. I am also inspired by old cinema, both of my grandmothers, vintage things, dreams, music and color.

9. Aside from photography, what do you do in your free time? I love traveling, road trips, vintage/antique shopping, playing games, doing crosswords and logic puzzles, listening to music, dancing, playing guitar, playing Rock Band, watching movies...

10. What are your top 5 favorite etsy stores?


11. What is the coolest place you've traveled to? London, England. Cant wait to go back!

12. Do you have an embarassing moment you'd like to share with us? As a senior in high school, I took an embarrasing spill down bleacher and spilled Coke all over myself. Awesome.

13. What is your all time favorite movie? Wizard of Oz.

14. Do you have a blog? Can we find you on facebook? Twitter?

My blog:
My facebook:
My Twitter:

Check out Elle's etsy shop:

Elle, thanks for letting us have a little peek into your life ♥

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Gem Faire was in...

town this weekend, so of course I had to go today and yesterday! I think I racked up about 5 hours spent there! I bought tons of new crystals and semi precious stones. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed go a little crazy and buy waaaaay too much stuff. My creative juices are flowing and I have so many ideas for new items. I'll start the new pieces tomorrow. So, for now, feast your eyes on some of these gorgeous crystals and gems:

Crystals and black bow necklace by bonjourpierre.

Platinum and brass drop necklace by lunarbelle.

Ash and smoke earrings by laralewis.

Angel Tears. A necklace of peace and prayer by NewFashionedWhispers.

The Green Light earrings by PoleStar.

Golden swallow and olive crystal necklace by bonjourpierre.

Love them all ♥

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yesterday on the etsy forums...

I posted a new thread asking people to tell us how they met the love of their life. I also asked folks to share their wedding proposals. Here are some of my favorite ones from the forum:

FancyPantsAndMore says:

Here is the proposal story and it is a long one.

Whenever my then boyfriend and I would talk about marriage, his response would be "When pigs fly". On my birthday he drew all these pigs with wings on my birthday card, hidden in funny places, yet no proposal. Same at Christmas.

When we would go someplace, out of the blue he would put his hand over his head and duck and say "Whew, that was close, I almost thought I saw a flying pig".

(So you can get how this came to be, you need to know that I had a TY Beanie pig on my computer, that my sister had bought for me.)

So one day in May I had to make a run out to get my son a shirt for something or other and when I was out I realized I had left my wallet in my other purse, which was upstairs in our bedroom (we were living together by then). When I pulled in the drive, I saw him run from the backyard into the house really fast, but I wasn't sure what was he doing.

So I walk in and he is upstairs and I holler out from the front door "Hey honey, I forgot my wallet, can you bring it down to me. It's in the purse on the bed". He hollers back "Come to the steps and I will throw it down".

I say "I don't want to take my shoes off". He says "Just come and get it. It's only going to take you a minute".

So, I walk over to the staircase and here comes a FLYING PIG with a note stuck to him. It was my beanie pig and the note reads "I love you, will you be mine". He had put wings on my pig and had strung fishing wire from the top of the stairs to the bottom (I couldn't even see the wire). I started crying and went up the stairs (he had not even shown his face yet).

When I got into the room he was down on one knee and took my hand and said "I love you more than anything and want the whole world to know you are mine. And now that we have seen pigs fly, will you marry me?"

So of course I said yes and we will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary on June 12th of this year. :)

Ben+Shayda found on OnceWed

PinkLemonadeDuxbury says:

Met my husband 21 years ago . . . he was a long haired, shirtless drummer in a rock band and I came from a very buttoned up uber-preppy town. We met when I broke up with my ex and went with a friend to drown my sorrows at a local watering hole and his band (in it's fledgling days) was playing there that night. It was love at first sight for both of us - I can remember the first moment I saw him like it was 5 minutes ago. We've been married 12 years. When my son was two he saw a picture of us when we first started dating and asked me who "dat lady is" in the picture with Momma!

Jen+Nick found on OnceWed

KangarooKnits says:

Thirteen years ago, my son helped me to access a chat server (MIRC). I was really nervous using chat for the 1st time! Within 5 minutes I met a guy & we discovered that we both lived in the same city & graduated in 1970 from the same high school! The next day, we met for dinner with yearbooks in hand & then 6 months later we got married. :)

Nicole+Martin found on OnceWed

Crystalsidyll says:

I met my husband my freshman year in college. We were best friends for three years. Then one night we were sitting on the couch and he said, very seriously, "I need to talk to you." I thought, great, he's going to tell me he doesn't want to hang out with me anymore. Then he said, "Will you marry me?" My very romantic response, "Are you serious?"
He was. We're coming up on 14 years of marriage, despite having never dated.

Jennifer+Jeff found on OnceWed

hearttohearts says:

my husband and I met online, we would get home from class and log onto AIM and chat until like 4am every day. I had strong reservations about meeting anyone from online in person though. then a few weeks before my 21st birthday I had surgery. When I was able to get back to my computer I saw that I had not a single message from any of my "real life" friends, but about a dozen messages from this guy I only knew online. So I figured he was a descent guy, and took a chance. We agreed to meet in a public place, the mall in front of a certain store....and we've pretty much been inseperable since then. Two years after we met in person, he proposed in that same spot in the mall.

Ali+Even found on OnceWed

Do you want your love story or wedding proposal to be posted? Submit stories here through my etsy shop with the subject title: Love of my Life ♥

Thursday, February 18, 2010

One day only sale...

at my etsy shop bonjourpierre. Today everything will be 20% off! The 20% off is pre-shipping and you will be refunded after you check out through paypal. I rarely do sales, so this is a good deal! Here are some of my items for you to get a little preview:

What happened to the...

sun? It was such a nice day yesterday and today it looks so blah outside. Yesterday, my lunch break was spent laying under a tree with a blanket. I know not everyone is fortunate to have sunny days in February. I can't imagine ever living in a place where it snows! Don't today's picks just wish you could enjoy the sun?

Stoechas 8x8 fine art print by honeytree.

1950's Fields Below Sundress by SweetToothVintage.

Old Town - Original Signed Art Photograph by AliciaBock.

The Best Vintage 70's Givenchy sunglasses by RaggedyThreads.

Pink Fuzz- 8x8 Fine Art Print by bluecitrusart.

White huarache oxford flats by ReanimatedRags.

Please come out sun ♥

Sunday, February 14, 2010

All you need is...

love, love. Love is all you need, according to the Beatles. Today is a day filled with flowers, balloons, chocolate, cookies, cards, and affectionate words. If you're not receiving any of that today, it's okay because today is not the only day that it counts to receive those things. In the meantime, enjoy these etsy finds:

Love Plate by Ninainvorm.

Elephant Love on White by mountainofthedragon.

Love Collection set by sweetblue.

I heart California by truche.

At the Dance by janethillstudio.

Robot's In Love Funny Valentine's Day Men's Cranberry T-shirt by happyfamily.

Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Happy Chinese New Year...

to everyone! 2010 is the year of the tiger. I was born in the year of the pig and Chinese astrology predicts that this year I will expect a monetary windfall! Mmm...that sounds good to me. Maybe this year will be the year that I get a new job and be really successful on etsy! Wishing everyone a healthy, prosperous, and happy 2010.

Year of the Tiger mounted archival print by betsythompsonstudio.

Year of the Tiger lucky red envelope by katwright.

Year of the Tiger tea towel by handyjan.

Fortune Tea 8x8 Original Signed Fine Art Photograph by beautifuldarklight.

Gung Hay Fat Choi ♥