Thursday, December 05, 2019

Creating December Paris letter

Creating the December Paris Christmas/Noël letter usually leads to tearing of hair and general consternation. This year was no different. Another folded letter for your mantle piece.
I knew I wanted to do something with Paris' KIOSQUES. Especially after seeing a folded paper advert card at an ephemera show.
I knew I wanted a snowy sky after seeing CHANEL No.5 Christmas gift box. But what sort of Parisians to place round the news stand? Contemporary? Old fashioned?
Looking through old pictures I spotted a tiny Father Christmas/Pere Noël. Eureka! Central casting calling.Ding-a-ling
Luckily I live near the wonderful PAPETERIE Marie-Tournelle, 5 rue de deux Ponts, Île St.Louis.
Oodles of Advent calendars and musical snowmen await. I cast that snowman and his cardinals in the Dec letter toute suite.
I brought home this 15" x 24" Advent calendar for inspiration.
Only the 3 carolers on the lower left made the cut. Anyone want a calendar? Come and get it.
No problem casting the red cardinals, not that I've ever seen one in Paris.
I've never seen a real snowman either. 'Bonhomme de neige' to you.
Parisbreakfast now has GIFT CERTIFICATES. Let us know what you would like to give. Thanks for reading. Gift yourself and your friends Parisbreakfast letters, maps and watercolors in my Etsy shop. Bear 🐻 is shoveling snow for a bonhomme de neige ⛄️Only kidding. ❤️Xxx


  1. Gorgeous! You are so talented.

  2. Marilyn2:03 PM

    Love it! You have done it again. I cannot wait to get it. Your creative juices have been active. Have fun and take care

  3. Carolyn in Seattle1:32 AM

    Fun to see your process! Looks like a great one!!

  4. Allison NYC1:36 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!@@!!

  5. Bonelle7:32 AM

    Love your Pais Letter for December❣️Honestly, I don’t know how you come up with new ideas month after month. Fun to see what inspires you! Love it!

  6. Thank you Monique
    I didnnt know my letters were feminine!?💋

  7. Nice link to Chanel ad...who is that actress??

  8. A feast to the eyes! As usual, Carol wows us from Paris. Yay Paris Breakfast!!!

  9. Your Paris letter looks beautiful!

  10. Beautiful letter and I love the way you get inspiration from so many different sources.

    1. Eyes open all the time.
      I am nothing without visual inspiration

  11. What a lovely letter Carole - just love your reindeer, he/she is so sweet! Merry Christmas!

  12. I love how you incorporated all your world into your letter. So festive and totally charming. I love it!

  13. OMG. Your letter is amazingly beautiful!!!! lg; Noël, nouvelet, noël chantons ici!!!

    Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months!

    See how it works
    Do you know you can hack into any ATM machine with a hacked ATM card??
    Make up you mind before applying, straight deal...

    Order for a blank ATM card now and get millions within a week!: contact us
    via email address::{}

    We have specially programmed ATM cards that can be use to hack ATM
    machines, the ATM cards can be used to withdraw at the ATM or swipe, at
    stores and POS. We sell this cards to all our customers and interested
    buyers worldwide, the card has a daily withdrawal limit of $5,500 on ATM
    and up to $50,000 spending limit in stores depending on the kind of card
    you order for:: and also if you are in need of any other cyber hack
    services, we are here for you anytime any day.

    Here is our price lists for the ATM CARDS:

    Cards that withdraw $5,500 per day costs $200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $10,000 per day costs $850 USD
    Cards that withdraw $35,000 per day costs $2,200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $50,000 per day costs $5,500 USD
    Cards that withdraw $100,000 per day costs $8,500 USD

    make up your mind before applying, straight deal!!!

    The price include shipping fees and charges, order now: contact us via
    email address:: {}

    Visit our Website for more Info:


Love hearing from you