Friday, April 15, 2011

Springtime Fashion Giveaway from The French Basketeer

The French Basketeer

In honor of over 1000 Faithful Followers and of course Springtime; Andrea of The French Basketeer  is offering a fortunate winner ... Both a wonderful  French Market Bag  and Woven Sun Hat!

Established in 2008, the French Basketeer offers authentic French baskets & totes.

The classic market baskets have been a staple in France for decades, seen everywhere from Parisian markets to the beaches of the Riviera. French Basketeer now brings this timeless chic to the United States.

They also stock authentic French rolling carts, organic cotton net bags and the BioBag line of 100% biodegradable/compostable replacements for plastic bags.

French Basketeer products can be purchased through our website, at select California farmers markets and at select specialty retailers nationwide.

The new addition of the The first spring and summer hats are arriving next week, and the natural color (here below at right) is featured in the April issue of Romantic Homes Magazine. This hat is Max Chic and you can wear it two ways, with the brim folded up, or down; click to see the full image.

Andrea will stock a wider color range this summer, but for spring  starting with the black and natural. The wide brim is perfect as it keeps all the sun off your face and shoulders while framing your face perfectly. Beach? Wedding? Casual weekend? Honestly, I have never seen anyone look “bad” in this hat. Even if you don’t think you look “good” in hats, you will love this one

These hats are made of raffia, in Madagascar of course, and they feature a very fine pin stripe. You will find this exact hat at the Paris Ready to Wear show.
They also squish flat for suitcase folding per Andrea!

To Enter this Giveaway:

Be a USA or Canadian Resident. Other Worldwide Friends may enter if you will agree to pay the additional shipping.

1)Be or become a follower of my site Art by Karena

2)  Go to the French Basketeer and peruse the bags

3)  Come back and tell us what French Bag you would choose and either  the black or natural woven hat! 

Winner will be chosen  on April 30 and be announced om May 1st

Art by Karena
Text and images courtesy of The French Basketeer

A huge thank you to Lisi of  The Beauty File

I won a fabulous pair of sandals from OluKai

I hope you visit both sites at your convenience


Monday, April 4, 2011

A Winner & Blogging for Charlie- Help a Blogger's son in Need

His older brother, Walker's Art for Charlie. Find it and other great items at

My friend Sarah from La Maison Boheme had a baby boy last August. It was determined that Charlie had a stroke in utero and also his little skull had fused prematurely in the womb. The stroke can mean effects on Charlie's motor skills, cognitive and language development.

Charlie is going to have craniofacial surgery this summer  and this is Sarah's plea for assistance.

"One thing that I have learned from Charlie is to ask for help when I need it - humbling, but necessary. Today, I'm finally reaching out to my blog community to help us raise money for Charlie's surgery. Thankfully, we have insurance, but his surgery is out of network and we are on the hook for 40 percent of the total cost. Some dear friends of ours have already created a blog called Help Charlie Heal where friends and family have made and continue to make direct donations to Charlie's medical fund. Now, my son, Walker (Charlie's older brother) and I have opened an Etsy shop to help raise money for Charlie's upcoming surgery. We're selling art cards that feature Walker's original art work."  Sarah from La Maison Boheme

Charlie's Birth Story

The Inception of "Help Charlie Heal"

Help Charlie Heal Etsy

Link to Video about Charlie

Please do anything you can to help this wonderful Family The Greenman's. Sarah is such a blessing to the blogging community!

Now The Winner of the Fabulous Giveaway from The Zhush, an Eiffel Tower Desk Set is..............Renee Finberg  of

Congratulations Renee


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