French Essence Giveaway… Vintage Prints For You

March 11, 2014

Watercolour Engravings- Vicki Archer

I have found some small and delicate vintage prints whilst browsing through Covent Garden in London… and they are for you.

They would look adorable framed… on a desk, the dressing table or the bedside table…

Some are pastel coloured… very Jane Austen…  as pictured above and others are black and white… with more of an architectural feel.

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There are eighteen different scenes… some French, some English… and all so charming… Something I know you would love…

Besides they give me a reason to write to you…

I’m going to send them to eighteen readers with a handwritten card… because what is more fun than receiving a little parcel in the mail…

For me, nothing.

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All you need to do is comment on the blog or email me and be a subscriber to French Essence… so I know you are there.

If you would like to Facebook, Tweet or Instagram the giveaway… then that’s all the more chances for you…

I will announce the winners next Monday, the 17th March… 

The pen is at hand and the postman will be knocking on your door very soon… xv

 

 

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149 Comments

  • Pat says:

    S’il vous plait, one would look so charming on my desk. Merci.

    • Judy Bales says:

      beautiful little prints! They remind me of some prints my mom used to have hanging in our house when I was growing up? They were from some French fashion publication called something like La Mode. I have searched high and low for them, but they must have been away long ago!

  • Sally says:

    I think the prints are charming!
    But the hand written note sounds even better….maybe I would frame that too or maybe ( like many of my favorite memories) the note would be placed in My French Life or French Essence marking one of the beautiful photographs.
    thank you

  • M Rodzik says:

    Love living vicariously thru your blog each morning while sipping, or guzzling as the need be my daily latte. Love the little gems you drop and the beauty and inspirations you share. Need it be said, yes, I would love to win . Merci.

  • Victoria says:

    How lovely it would be to receive one of these prints and a note from you. I’ve been saying that I wanted to start handwriting notes again too. This may be just the nudge I needed.

  • Mary says:

    Oh Vicki, I can’t imagine anything more exciting than actually receiving a lovely French print from Covent Garden of all historic English market places, and accompanied by your handwritten card! The print would be perfect framed and hanging in my ‘French-style boudoir’, and your card would be tucked into one your lovely books – I have French Essence and A French Life – so I would always know where it is!

    So enjoy your blog always – thanks for the chance to be a winner.
    Happy week –
    Mary

  • D. A. Wolf says:

    What a lovely idea for a giveaway. (Like Sally, I think the handwritten note is the best part.)

    My unofficial French mother-in-law has several prints if this sort that I helped her hang a few weeks back. We were marveling at the hand work involved in these clothes, not to mention the weight of wearing them! I must say, when I consider the practical aspects, I’m happy fir my pencil skirts and tops with a nice little heel…

    :)

  • D. A. Wolf says:

    Please feel free to correct the spelling errors above from using the iPhone that ‘autocorrects’ (badly) where I don’t want and leaves tiny-key-typos where it SHOULD correct!

    • Vicki says:

      Love the typos… it’s the only time I don’t feel so lonely… I make plenty… with the iPhone and without!
      WHat is it with “for”… mine corrects to “fur” all the time… SO annoying… and so predictable… ;)

  • cheryl cusack says:

    beautiful, thank you for offering as a giveaway…

  • P3 says:

    I subscribed to win a post card from you. Thanks for the chance. I too, would use it as a book mark, but a hand written note with good wishes would be the best. I do hope I win!

  • Cathy Wong says:

    What a lovely and generous idea! You share so many images , ideas , thoughts and inspiration for making the everyday just a bit more beautiful and elegant. This is the same, just on another level!

  • Judy says:

    Very charming, lovely little prints. Perfect accents to personalize a special spot. A wonderful give-a-way and I agree with you nothing better than writing and receiving a hand written note. We must never let the tradition die………….

  • Sherry Miles says:

    Would love any of these cards.

  • Lorrie says:

    Such a lovely giveaway. Handwritten notes are charming and so welcome at any time. Merci.
    I subscribe via Feedly.

  • Mille says:

    What a charming set of prints. Dreaming of the day in June when I can stroll through Covent Garden in London myself. Love reading your blog updates!

  • mona says:

    Admiring your charming prints and imagining what life was like at that time. I’ve always felt like I would love to dress in that manner. To look and feel like such a “lady” everyday.
    I too enjoy writing. I write in my journal each night before going off to sleep. I love to hold my pen softly and let my writing glide across the page. I would love to receive a lovely print and I would be absolutely thrilled to receive a hand written letter from you. I’m wondering if your handwriting is as I imagine it to be.

  • I would be happy with a handwritten note :)
    My mother wanted to be a writer, she instilled the love of reading in my tiny mind at a very early age .. now I write and read all the time and I am so very proud that my children do too.

  • Marilyn Leslie says:

    Hi Vicki, What a lovely idea. The prints are lovely. I love to receive and send handwritten notes.

    Marilyn

  • Linda says:

    What a delight it would be to receive a handwritten note – and one of the charming prints! The idea of sending and receiving hand written notes is quite a theme in my life right now. Thanks for the encouragement of that, even if I don’t receive one from you!

  • Cynthia says:

    What a wonderful charming give-away! I so enjoy reading your blog. I think the idea of handwritten notes are so lovely. This past weekend, I dug out my old fountain pens. I plan to refurbish them and buy some gorgeous new inks and write!

  • Colleen says:

    Bonjour,
    The colors are my colors. Just found your site on the weekend and I’m loving it. Yes, please would love one of the prints for my home.
    Merci

  • Patricia says:

    Hi Vicki, Love your blog. We will be in Paris for a few weeks in the fall. So happy to stay in touch with a country I love through your blog. A handwritten note would be special also. Thanks, Patricia

  • SISSY says:

    HOW KIND OF YOU TO SHARE !
    THANK YOU, SISSY

  • Sally says:

    Thank you for such a lovely and generous present to share with us Vicki, the prints are beautiful. They remind me of pen and ink drawing in art college….very french and very you. But I would treasure a note from you, as I do ‘French Essence’

    I was thinking of your lovely post on writing letters …when one of my friends who received a thank you note from me last week, called and asked me to handwrite her wedding invitations ( and do the flowers) I am very touched..

  • Hello Vicki,
    You’re right. Those sweet little pictures are for the bedroom. Scenes of long ago but still loved by lovers of vintage. Vicki, I notice on Instagram this morning all the beautiful tulips at that flower stall. What’s even more lovely is that each variety is named. Love that detail. Have a wonderful week.
    Cheers
    Anita

  • Penny says:

    These are lovely, what a great idea, I dont have much luck in give aways but here is hoping!

  • Mystica says:

    Charming prints. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jo says:

    These prints are so charming! Good luck to everyone!

  • Dana says:

    Love reading your posts and drooling over your Instagram pics. I lived for many years as an ex-pat in Austria, traveling to France every chance I got. Now back in SoCal, I’m a bit obsessed with my beloved Paris. If I win one of these beauties, I’ll hang it in my daughter’s nursery… Which is Parisian-themed, of course. Thank you for this great giveaway! Xxxx

  • Sharon Steer says:

    I have such a romantic view of this era. Women dressed so beautifully and elegantly, I want to step back in time.

  • Katherine says:

    I could think of nothing lovelier than receiving one of these charming pictures and a note from you! Thank you so much!

    Katherine

  • Maria Emília Melo says:

    Lovely prints, a gorgeous choice to keep the beauty of the past on the walls of my bedroom.Beauty is the essence of life.

  • Deborah says:

    Vicki,

    Such a lovely giveaway…I would love this for the bedroom. It’s funny because I was just looking at vintage magazine cover artwork from the 20′s and 30′s that I thought would be such a refresh for my bedroom and then I see your post! Something must be in the air! Just as a side note…I was a flurry of handwritten notes this weekend (I have a 90-year-old pen pal, she writes the most charming letters, must be the time she grew up in)…anyway, you inspired me to send off one to her and another dear friend from my college days…I took my time and so enjoyed the process. A note from you would be wonderful!

  • Barb Vanderspek says:

    Dear Vicki

    What a nice gesture. I love both..the hand written note and the beautiful cloth pictures. Actually I love everything you do and say to make our little world a little bit more romantic…and lovely.
    Sincerely
    Barb

  • Kim DiNardo Smith says:

    Dear Vicki,
    What a lovely gesture !!!
    I am a long time Antique dealer & collector & would cherish the prints & a note from you.
    They would be in great company.
    Read your blog every Am even on my recent vacation.
    I usually try to unplug on vacation but your blog brings me joy with my morning Java.
    Merci,Kim

  • Cindy says:

    So pretty! It would love to revisit London some day. There is so much to see and do. Fun to imagine what living in an opulent period there would be like. These prints are like little windows to the past. Thank you for sharing them here!

  • Fran says:

    Dearest Vicki
    I too feel a sadness about the demise of the letter…so much so that after reading your post yesterday I have resolved to re-embrace the art. My friends and family will be on the receiving end of my re-kindled passion.
    Love the gorgeous prints and your blog.
    Fran

  • Melanie says:

    It is not every day you receive a handwritten note in the mail…

    I would love to win one of these sweet little pictures. I read your blog regularly and I particularly like reading your pieces reflecting on motherhood and your daughters. As a mother of a 5 year old daughter I am enjoying every moment of parenthood and I also look forward to the special times ahead.

    Regards
    Melanie

  • Ann smith says:

    How lovely! What lovely prints. My husband and I are planning our first trip to Paris since 1973. We are going to celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary . I have been reading your blog religiously to find good ideas . We plan to spend nine nights there. We are both so excited. Thank you Vicki for your blog. Ann

  • Sophia says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway Vicki! Such charming prints, and the handwritten note makes it all the more special. I must say that I do love a handwritten note, and do like to send them when thanking…..something I have tried to install in my children, now grown up, but which I am pleased to say they now do automatically when thanking for gifts. A special thing that takes no time at all, but means so much!

    I am in the King’s Road today, so thought I would find the gorgeous looking flower stall you had on your Instagram!

    Have a lovely week,

    Sophia x

  • Judi says:

    I’m a Jane Austen fan from way back and have always believed I was born into the wrong era. Would love to receive any one of the vintage cards accompanied by your thoughtful note. Live on the handwritten word!

  • Anita Rivera says:

    Good morning Vicki! Put me into your giveaway, but the blogosphere knows I’ve been the recipient of some of your giveaways at least three times! And I love it so…..gorgeous finds! Anita

  • Deborah says:

    Lovely idea, both the writing and the prints.

  • What a beautiful and generous giveaway Vicki! Those are so lovely and who wouldn’t love to have one of those in their home!! Already a faithful follower:)

  • Michele Gavaletz says:

    What a lovely gesture! Please always know that even if we don’t comment we are out here and reading and looking forward to your every post. You bring the world to our door – thank you!

  • Debbie D. says:

    Oh, I love paper and the written word! A fun, fabulous, beautiful giveaway! I have been subscribed to French Essence for a couple of years now and always enjoy your pictures and words. I too love all things French, vintage and just beauty! I would enjoy your note! Merci!

  • Renee says:

    What a great idea! I would love one of these….

    Love the blog – I live in Dusseldorf, Germany and Paris is a short trip – one I try to make as often as possible. Your blog always inspires.

    Thanks!!!

  • jeannie says:

    Trying to write a note or letter each month! Thanks!

  • Lovely idea and giveaway…please enter me! Thank you.

  • Andrea says:

    What a lovely giveaway. One of these vintage prints would look charming in my bedroom or office! Thank you for your generous offering! Have a lovely day!

  • Jennifer says:

    Bonjour! I love opening the mailbox and seeing brightly colored envelopes handwritten to me! Perhaps that is the only reason I look forward to my birthday! ☺️ What a treat it would
    be to receive one from you, along with such a sweet print! Thank you for the opportunity and mostly, thank you for the everyday inspirations and getaways!!

  • Christina says:

    What a charming and generous giveaway! They do look like they are right out of Jane Austen novel-
    I’d love to be entered- and how delightful to receive a lovely handwritten letter in the post in this age of texting and tweeting.

  • Awesome_evil says:

    They are truly beautiful! Would love to have one if am that lucky :)
    Kate, Moscow
    xx

  • Sally Berbert says:

    How fun! I would have so much fun deciding where to put it one of these. Thank you for the chance to have one.

  • laura says:

    These vintage prints are so lovely! Great idea for a giveaway!

  • Celia says:

    Great idea – ‘prince charming’ – I’m married to one so one of these to place on my desk in my little French room would be delightful!! Count me in! Also, just want to tell you that we were visiting in St Remy last fall and LOVED it! Now THAT is charming – no wonder you settled there!!
    Celia

  • Minda Johnson says:

    So charming…you and your prints ;) We are just in the process of painting the hallways of our small country colonial Georgian house. After convincing my husband to go with an off white (he’s a colour person) we’re now on the hunt for some images to hang so good timing and thanks for the opportunity. Minda

  • Cheryl says:

    I am lucky enough to get hand written thank you letters from my grandchildren. I must have done something right. I will save them forever. Look forward to your blog every day.

  • Phyllis Pufahl says:

    Still loving all emails. it’s my daily French Connection. thanks

  • As Italian follower I appreciate very much your blog…and the giveway. Can I hope? cinzia :D

  • I read your blog avidly and enjoy it with my morning coffee and sometimes again in the evening before bed. It is filled with beauty and wonder. I like to savor it.

    What a lovely idea to give the prints away to readers. They are charming and I would love to receive one from you along with a letter. I am a lifelong letter writer. There is nothing more exciting than to receive a letter or note from a friend in the mail. What a joy you are to put them together!
    Mary

  • Cindy White says:

    How perfect to have one of these little prints – I would love it!

  • Marie Arden says:

    The prints are so pretty.Love the ones with pink in them since I am so obsessed with pink. I miss London. havent been for a long time. Happy Spring

  • Deborah McReynolds says:

    Merci! The prints are lovely and a handwritten note from you would be the most wonderful part of your generous giveaway. Thank you for thinking of all of us.

  • Elaine says:

    What a thoughtful giveaway :). I would absolutely LOVE it. Thank you for the chance!

  • Ruth says:

    I love these prints! My parents furnished their home with antiques including Godey prints. They went to others in the family. I would love one of these! They would look like they had been in my home forever! Thank you for your most enjoyable posts. I go to Paris for a month twice a year and adore it! Your posts make me feel like I’m there somewhere.

  • Jane Tierney says:

    These prints remind me of how beautiful things are in Europe. Last summer in London we walked through Covent Gardens. So much fun. Now that my son has moved to Paris, I think these would be beautiful on the wall of his new apartment. It’s pretty bare right now. We could share them!

  • Patricia Flournoy says:

    Your blog has been a Ray of Sunshine during this very long, dull, dank winter in Virginia…Thank you much , Merci beaucoup, Tusand Tak, etc.

  • Linda B. says:

    Vicki, thank you for your ongoing generosity and you love of connecting people to all that is beautiful–and to each other.

    I adore being one of your faithful subscribers. You always give my day a lift when I find a new post in my email box. While I am hoping to be one of the lucky ones receiving one of those lovely prints, it is those regular posts that I truly treasure.

    Thank you!

  • Dana Munoz says:

    How lovely! I have some treasures from covent garden market as well! thank you, Dana Munoz

  • cheri says:

    Two lovely gifts, especially the hand written note. Merci.

  • Ann Melamed says:

    What a charming idea and what delightful vintage prints. I absolutely love your blog, and your emails brighten my every day. I also enjoy following you on Pinterest. Thank you.

  • La Contessa says:

    Of course, I would LOVE a snail mail from YOU!But I have been a WINNER already so you better send to another!
    XOXO

  • Dolores Veshka says:

    I would be so delighted.

    Yours,

    Dolores

  • TracyB says:

    Vicki, Those prints are adorable! What a lovely find! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!

    xo Tracy

  • Maneesha Pradhan says:

    These are beautiful. What a great giveaway. I have the perfect spot for them :P

  • Kathy Banff says:

    How lovely, not in a house yet but for sure by the end of the year. I will find the perfect spot!
    Kathy
    Merci

  • Tracey says:

    Love the prints and love French Essence!!!

  • Dolly says:

    I have altered the postman just in case!
    What FUN!

  • Dolly says:

    Actually didn’t alter postman. Poor guy

  • Bea says:

    I love vintage paper and use it in my art…bea

  • MARSHA says:

    This is my lucky day. I just found your lovely blog, and there is a chance I might receive one of the beautiful prints. Life is full of little pleasures.

    Merci,
    Marsha

  • Joanne says:

    What a charming little giveaway. I would love the chance to receive a personal note and a print in the mail. It would lend dome excitement to checking the postbox.

  • Reading your blog religiously for years now + going to be in London 17-31 (working) + can’t wait + would love to get both from you. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  • Karen T. says:

    What beautiful prints! They would indeed look charming on the wall of a dressing are or room.

  • Christine says:

    What a lovely idea to offer one of the prints to a lucky reader! I enjoy reading your blog and have enjoyed all of the topics. I keep a grade school style notebook by me when I read your postings and take notes so as not to forget names, places, and brands I need to further research. Thank you Vicki for brightening my day!

  • Rose Blamey says:

    The prints look absolutely charming. What a great find! How fun. I agree it is so nice to receive hand-written notes and letters. I am continuing on the tradition with my Mom’s friend since my Mom has passed away and I look forward to seeing the response in the mail. Thanks!
    Rose

  • How charming those prints are, I managed to find one many years ago at a jumble sale held in a village hall. how lovely it would be to receive one of yours, which I could place on the bedside table where my Mr France sleeps. The hand written card would be cherished as my book mark. I think I can visualise your writing ‘flowing & curly ‘

  • Shelley says:

    How wonderful! Merci beaucoup :-)

  • Elaine says:

    A lovely give-away, I hope I win. Thank you

  • Carolyn from Pittsburgh says:

    The pictures are delightful. My imagination loves traveling with you back and forth between England and France. How lucky we are that you still enjoy putting pen to paper and thinking of us.

  • Nicky Owen says:

    What a lovely idea. But that’s why we love you! Bon chance!

  • Barbie says:

    These are very charming, Vicki. How very sweet of you to give them away.

    Hope your week is fabulous!

    Barbie

  • Naomi says:

    Love your blog!

  • Robin says:

    What lovely prints! Thank you for the giveaway offer. These would look amazing in my 4 year-old daughter’s bedroom. It already has French style furniture and a little bit of framed art from Paris; she quite a francophile already!
    I must add, I am such a fan of written correspondence. Handwritten notes never go out of style.

  • Kate says:

    Hi Vicki, you certainly found some delightful treasures in these petit prints. Adorable, they remind me of one of my favourite artists, Degas. Thank you for the opportunity to receive mail from you. X

  • olivia v amorison says:

    Your beautiful photos remind me so much of my youth….Growing up in Holland…Visiting family in France and Belgium. And my wonderful Grand Mama……..

  • Jennifer McCracken says:

    This is a lovely give away! The prints are charming, and the thought of a handwritten note is just as lovely. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Hi Vicki

    What a beautiful offer you have here – I remember wandering through Covent Garden, London a few years back. It is a surreal place that I will never forget. I love those prints – more than you can imagine, and thank you for the opportunity to offer them to the your fans.

    I continue to enjoy your blog – keep posting !!!

    Kind Regards
    Jenny

  • Elllen says:

    I am doing my Mom’s bedroom over for her 91st birthday.! She had always hope to travel to France, but never did get there. So I hope to bring to her with this prints a little oooh-lala. With her name being Olivette Vitaline; she is still a fine french lady! Thanks for such a wonderful offer!

  • Sally Bainbridge says:

    So pretty….generous YOU will make some lucky someone very happy…
    Thank you, Vicky!

  • Melissa says:

    Dear Vicki,
    That is such a sweet idea to share the prints with your readers. I rarely see handwritten notes and would love to receive a special gift from you. I really enjoy your books, and the pictures that you post on Facebook are always beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Melissa

  • dianne says:

    They look absolutely divine Vicki and a hand written note from you would be the icing on the cake!! I would love to win one.

    Merci…

  • Jane Nash says:

    They are utterly lovely! My daughter is getting married on May 30th and these would be a wonderful present. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway x

  • Avril says:

    I would like to join the LONG list and would love to receive one of these delightful prints but more importantly want to say how much pleasure I get from your blogs! I don’t get too many emails and my family laugh at me and say are you speaking to your new friend in France!!! (Not that I often comment). So thanks heaps Avril

  • Cheryl says:

    What a lovely idea – a chance for us to be a little bit closer to The French Life —- a dream so many of us hold close to our hearts and which you have made come true for your and your family. Well done!

  • Esther George says:

    Oh pick me…Hi Vicki just kidding. I would love to receive one of your beautiful prints. I have 3 small prints by Constantin Kluge on my wall the tone of the colours is similar. I would very much like to see your hand writing.You know my Dad has the most beautiful old fashioned writing I love it when I receive Birthday/Christmas cards written by him. Ever since I can remember my dad is sitting there either writing or typing so he doesn’t lose these skills. The other thing I wanted to tell you they brought out a book last year it’s all about the Queen Mum and a huge collection of her hand written notes…just lovely. Thank you for sharing. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS your Instagram…..Beautiful.

  • margaret says:

    What a lovely generous idea Vicki, good karma back to you. Please count me in. Love Margaret (Perth, OZ). xx
    Merci beaucoup.

  • Pam says:

    The prints are so sweet and love the idea of receiving a handwritten note….especially in this age of e-everything!

  • Julene says:

    What wonderful prints! Thank you for sharing them, and for taking the time to pen a note to each lucky winner. Hope you know how much your posts are anticipated and appreciated.

  • Pauline from Phillip Island says:

    What a beautiful gift, Vicki. You are so thoughtful. I can’t imagine how exciting it would be to be chosen as a winner of one of your gorgeous prints but I can always hope!

  • Pauline from Phillip Island says:

    My heart is beating so fast at the thought of winning one of your prints I just had to add another comment. I also wanted to thank you for adding an extra element of joy to my life through your beautiful blog. I look forward to it every day. Receiving a handwritten card with the print …….what an awesome gift. Writing eighteen cards to your readers really shows how much you care.
    What a wonderful follow up to yesterday’s discussion.

  • Ana says:

    Very beautiful!

  • Melissa says:

    I would love to get one of these! I have two vintage silk prints of Paris that I just adore :)

  • Pamela Terry says:

    Such serendipity.
    I was watching the 1995 Pride and Prejudice just tonight whilst knitting. I still love that version of Jane’s classic. xoxo

  • tuesday says:

    Look forward to your post and all it brings to my life. Thanks for sharing a little bit of you. I love the little prints and feel lucky for the chance of getting one. They are lovely…….

  • Shane says:

    C’est très gentil Vicki!
    Such feminine vintage prints – it would look perfect by my bedside table!
    You do have the knack of finding the perfect gifts Vicki.
    I love your idea of a personal hand written note – just the way things were done in the time that the prints depict!

    If I was one of the lucky ones to receive your note, it would go in my special scrapbook of cards, letters and notes I’ve treasured over the years and which will eventually find it’s way from New Zealand to France for my little french granddaughters!

  • Katherine Howden says:

    Beaming in from my ‘other home’ in Lae Papua Nuigini!
    Whether I am here or in Brisbane Australia I read you blog each evening.
    I will be in Paris in June and am presently reviewing everything you have posted about that beautiful city.
    So many notes, so much to see, so little time!
    And yes, I would love to be the proud owner of one of those beautiful prints.

  • Wow look how many comments you have! I would love to receive a note from you. I could save it and use it as a book mark in my book “My French Life” . To be accompanied with a vintage print would be the icing on the cake.

  • Yvonne says:

    How utterly adorable those are! My daughter and I are re-doing our bedrooms in a Shabby-chic style. We would fight over these for our dressing tables. LOL maybe we can share.

  • Sally Bainbridge says:

    Vicki…Wednesday morning flower bouquet…fabulous colors! I love sending pretty little postcards, as well. It takes just a quick minute or two to write a couple of words that really brighten someone’s day…just as all of your posts are daily delights. Blue skies to all!

  • Julie Close says:

    What beautiful prints! Just the thing to frame and hang in a little nook!
    So enjoy receiving your news everyday, keeps my wonderful vacation to France alive for me each & every day! Thankyou from Canada, Julie

  • Pat Herndon says:

    Beautiful, delicate…would love one. Daily Click and French Essence arrive in my inbox daily just after 7 a.m. central time US.

  • Caroline Frommhold says:

    The photos posted daily in both French Essence as well as your Vicki Archer My Daily Click sites are always amazing. They not only make me fall more and more in love with all things French, but they also become my computer desktop backgrounds, which I change almost daily. I “float” at my job – I cover secretary desks when they’re out, so I change the background on multiple computers in the firm and it’s always a wonderful surprise to cover for them again to see which photo I last used at that computer. I’ve saved some as favorites so I can use them over and over again. I can’t explain the extreme pleasure and appreciation I get from your posts. Thank you for being you and creating such wonderful sites. I am looking forward to (and patiently waiting for) my stay in the Luberon region (thanks to your post!) in 2015! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • leslie in Little Rock says:

    Lovely!

  • Christen Walden says:

    Yes, the hand written letter in the mail is always a treasure. Have you noticed how different generations have different styles of writing? I adore penmanship of elder generations.
    Lovely prints lovely blog Would love to have a simple note exchange with you Vicki or anyone reading this just for fun.

  • Kerry Smith says:

    As a dedicated Francophile, I so look forward to your posts, Vicki! And, I love the topics that you discuss, because they are wonderful bits and thoughts that bring a certain grace to each day. The lovely little delicate prints certainly speak to grace. I would love to own one…and receive a hand written note from you. What a treat that would be. Best wishes, Kerry

  • Annia says:

    I so love your blog! The prints are such a lovely giveaway and I’d like to be entered. Thank you for sharing beauty and grace.

  • Lara says:

    I love your daily click photos which get sent to me everyday, there so beautiful and inspiring! I would love to be chosen as one of the people to receive one of these lovely prints! Thank you for the chance! Lara

  • sue graham says:

    Hi Vikki,I think its lovely that you took the time to purchase
    these prints as a give away for your fans,(yes we are all your fans)look forward to your posts each day.You live a lovely life
    in a beautiful part of the world and good luck to you and your family.If I was lucky enough to get a print I would frame it and put it in my newly decorated bedroom which I have painted in a very pale grey,thanks to all the inspiration on your pinterest boards.
    Thankyou

    Sue x

  • Kathy Cox says:

    Hi Vicki,
    It’s so very sweet of you to offer these lovely prints. They remind me of the beautiful dresses and gowns my mother used to sew for us. Thanks for sharing, Kathy

  • Reeve says:

    Oh, Vicki, those vintage prints are absolutely charming……..so delicate in their beauty! I love the muted colors. It is a joy to follow your blog, and this offer of a lovely little print is just another example of the graciousness you show with all your daily “sharings.” Count me in among the hopeful. And a handwritten note from you would be the proverbial icing on the cake! I, too, cherish the “written” word, as well as the time, sentiment, and thought put into those words by the sender. Nothing more dear than holding in your hand a missive sent from the hand of someone who cared to brighten your day. I have boxes and boxes of them, the handwriting so distinctive to many I love, and have loved, in my life.
    Have a nice day. Thank you, again, for the beauty and helpful thoughts you share all the time……even if it is done “electronically” most of the time.:)

  • Yolly D. Miranda says:

    It would be a blessing to receive your charming prints and most especially your handwritten card. I am so inspired by your blog and I’ve got a lot of inspirations in planning to build my new house. Construction will start this month and it would indeed be nice to decorate my French-inspired house with your charming prints. Love the color combinations of the gowns — so lovely! May God bless you always for sharing with us all the lovely things in your blog.

    Yolly D. Miranda
    Manila, Philippines

  • Cyndi Rymer says:

    How fun!

  • Christine Wirth says:

    Lovely, charming, nostalgic prints! Keeping my fingers crossed to own something so beautiful.
    Thank you!

  • Hallie says:

    Oh they are so lovely and so are you for giving one of your readers a present!!!Xo

  • Rosanne Levi says:

    Would look lovely on my dressing room wall! So generous of you Vicki–You are a beautiful soul!

  • Maja says:

    What a lovely offer-so simple but definitely something to make a reader’s dressing table, kitchen window, or hallway look extra special.

  • bn100 says:

    Lovely prints

  • Lauren says:

    So kind of you to offer these…

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