Thursday, July 8, 2010

French House Number Giveaway

Today's post is the 224th post on My French Corner. There is nothing special about the number, but I wanted to tie this post to a special giveaway.

A few months ago I purchased several of these French enameled house number plaques; if you've visited France you'll immediately recognize the distinct white numbers and dark blue enamel background. The plaques are authentic--and used--as witnessed by their gentle wear (you can click on the pic for a closer look). I plan on using them in my new house, perhaps as a kitchen backsplash, or over the doorways? Ah, je ne sais pas!

I love these plaques and wanted to share them with you. So to celebrate my 224th post, I am giving away house number 224. To enter, all you have to do is write about how you would use this fun decorative piece. I'll randomly select a winner and announce it next Wednesday, July 14, Bastille Day!

Bonne chance!

16 comments:

  1. Tres bien! I would use this plague above the little SHRINE I plan to erect to commemorate my upcoming trip to Paris with an assortment of some sort of awesome souvenirs that I plan to bring home, preferably from the markets or antique stores. I won't have a large budget for anything costly, but it will all be grand I am sure - as this will be a grand trip of all time, to celebrate my fiftieth year on Earth.

    Happy 224th post!

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  2. I would start looking for a new house!

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  3. Laurie, that is hysterical!

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  4. I think I would have to hang it on the bathroom door as a secret wish to have a house with a bathroom for every bedroom. I love France!

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  5. This is just the kind of unusual thingamabob that would blend perfectly with the other unusual thingamabobs above my dining room mantle.

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  6. I love it! I would hang it above my desk in the kitchen:)

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  7. Fun find and cute idea! It would look great above your pantry door.

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  8. Wow, so many places you could put this! I would think it would look lovely above my desk as I write so I could be reminded of Paris!

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  9. In honor of my father's French family, I would hang it over some door and wait for friends to ask about it. My answer would include some evasive mention of some ancestral home that "might come down to me some day"! Keep them guessing.

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  10. Kathy, that is sooo funny!

    Ladies, you are all so creative!

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  11. I would put it in my French garden backyard. I already have 2 street signs in the backyard, 1 on the house and 1 on the patio wall. This would complete my own little piece of France with an actual house number to go with my street signs.

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  12. Congrats on so many blog posts! Time really flies, no?

    Oh, let's see, I'd have to take mine to work as a little distraction from all the blogging I do there. (Professional blogging, not personal, that is!)

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  13. I would hang it above my desk as a daily reminder that one day I *will* visit Provence!

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  14. I picked one of these up a few years ago on my first trip to Paris (mine is 222 by the way). This spring I hung it next to the side door of my garage (painted French blue), added a French herb garden, pot of red geraniums and a bistro set with red market umbrella. Now that whole area is "my French corner." Congrats on your lovely and long-running blog. Looking forward to many, many, many more posts from your French corner.

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  15. Oh, this beautiful bleu et blanc gem would find a home on the wall of my country french bedroom, among many other choses bleu, jaune et blanc. Lovely!

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  16. The beauty of the house number sign is in its simplicity. These signs are typically not very large, and they're designed to be seen from the street. Bold lines and bright colors are essential for optimal viewing.

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