Moulin Rouge Artistic Affaire

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 I once again had the fabulous opportunity of attending my 3rd Kim Caldwell Artistic Affaire workshop. Moulin Rouge was the themed event, and boy did we have an amazing time kicking up our can can skirts!

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The beautiful hostess herself.

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If you've never attended one of Kim's event you are sadly missing out! Kim goes all out!! The details and decorations are all TDF!!! 

 

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My weekend kicked off with a fun day visit with Christine, Jessi, and Sherry.

Christine took us to Downtown LA for lunch at Bottega Louie's.

Oh my….what a nice surprise. It was a pastel sweetland!

 

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Pretty Miss Sherry

 

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We got the chance to meet Jessica Louise who is a dear friend of Christine's. 

Jessica is totally adorable!

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 After lunch we went to the garment district and scrounged for vintage trim and millinery.

 

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Also a quick stop into Revival Vintage for beautiful vintage clothes and accessories.

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Thursday was the main event and the official Moulin Rouge kickoff.

The evening started with a cocktail party hosted by Cheryl Stoneham and Joy Campbell.

Yummy French Martini's were served!

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Ladies dressed up their finest frippery!

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Rachel, Maija,Danielle,Jessi

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Duchess Michelle Duke


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Jess and Miss Lulu

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We had a blast at vendor night.

So many talented and amazing vendors to shop from.

It was nice to meet Sherry Baldy. Her designs are beautiful and fanciful.

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Adore Candice Carpenter of Peacoats & Partyhats.

Her table was chalk full of the sweetest colorful creations.

 

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I was SO SO happy to see Jenny again.  How adorable is she???

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Kim surprised us and had LA photo party set up to take all the Can Can girls photos.

It was a blast!

 
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 Ooh la la!

 

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Super cute Karla and Jessi

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Over the course of the weekend we created the most fabulous projects!

Some were a bit challenging for me since Im not a jewelry maker and sewer. However, I did learn a few new tricks and techniques which Im super happy about!

Our first class was taught by Shea Fragoso and her lovely mother Debbie Murray.

"Tres Jolie"

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The other lovely instructors and projects were:

 

Jenny Heid and Aaron Nieradka

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Kerry Lynn Yeary

 

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Im 80% finished with the project. My project is in the colors of pink, black, and cream.

 

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I can't believe I don't have a full photo of the project, but this how my Can Can girl turned out.

She's flirty in her feather skirt!

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I also *must* share with you this bunny doll that Colleen made that I am lusting after.

 

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The fashionista Christine taught a make in take project.

 

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My wonderful table peeps!

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Posing by the Windmill

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This is a glamourous Parisian doll clock I made to be raffled off.

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I joined Danielle Muller's Fete Du Printemps

Paper Doll Swap

This was my French Can Can girl.

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Fun pics with friends.

 

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Sherry, Pam, and Kay Ellen

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Sunday was the Moulin Rouge Flea Market Expedition.

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Unfortunately it was cold wet and rainy, but that did not dampen our spirits!

First stop was the Long Beach Flea Market and afterwards we rolled down the highway to the seaside area of  Ocean Beach and San Diego.

 

We visited Debi Beard's Out of the Blue, and we lucked out because it was the monthly Mermaid Mercantile.

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Amazing outdoor vendors!

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Kim trying on an outfit.

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Pretty treasures everywhere!

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While shopping I met a furry friend. Her name is Bella and she is a therapy dog. She goes to the hospitals to visit sick children. The owner told me she is a golden Labradoodle.

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Next stop was Vignettes.

***SWOON***

What a shop!!!

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The shop was stunning!!!

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Curio cabinets were full of the beautiful vintage pretties, sparkles, and treasures!

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TDF!!!

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I was excited to get the opportunity to meet Joy Gabler of  The Vintage Rabbit. She had a gorgeous spread of yummy desserts and drinks waiting for us inside her vendor booth.

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Jenny and Aaron

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This about sums up my shopping experience at Vignettes.

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Our last stop was Paper Tales where I sadly did not take any photos. The shop is charming but quite little and I was on a mission to shop!

Michelle White's Paper Tales is every scrapbook and paper artist DREAM!!!

However, Im thrilled to have finally me the super sweet Helle Greer. She was a wonderful hostess and passed out pizza to all the hungry guest.

 

After a long day of shopping we kicked back on the bus and finished watching the entertaining and hot movie

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Kim OUTDID herself again! There are so many more things I want to share. Such as all the gifts and swaps that were received. It was overflowing and such beautiful eye candy!!

Thank you Kim for an AMAZING weekend!! 

Im already looking forward to the next one!

 

XOXO,

 

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I’m so glad you got such good photos of the bus trip, since I missed that part. It looks great! And not wet!! I thought it rained all day.

Thank you for such a wonderful post about our weekend Jenn! You are a doll inside and out! Can’t wait for October. . .
xxoo
Kim

Serious! WOWZA!!!!!
Lucky ladies!

I am soooo green with envy right now, lol!! I cannot even stand it!!!! I want to go next time!! You are all sooo gorgeous Jenn!! You should be in magazines and on tv, your stunning. I love that ruffled jacket! And of course your dress is to die for. I have always wanted to wear something from that era :) Everything is so beautiful, I cant even comment on any one thing, lol! I love that clock you made!!
I hope you and your beautiful family are doing well!
Love ya,
Amy

Looks like a fabulous time! you always have the best outfits!

Jenn, WOW!! what a great time you all had. LOVE the pictures of everyone. and I’m so JEALOUS that you all got to hang out together. dont you love Jennys pink hair. one of these times I will make it to something! all the photos are great.. I especially LOVE the ones of the can can girls! the projects look like so much fun too. I’m glad you took the time to upload all those pics to share with us!
have a great weekend!
xo
vivian

Hey boo,
what a spectacular, spectacular weekend we all had.
Thanks for being a super fabulous roomie.
Thanks for my paper doll too! love all of them!!!
see ya soon peach!
oxoxoox,
Jessi

Hi sweet girl, I was really sad when the post ended…lol! What fun you ladies must have had. I adored the Charlie’s Angels-like photo you took…so sweet!
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A fun post Jenn~~you took some great photos…I was to busy chatting lol
It was an amazing weekend away:))
So glad I got to visit with you too!
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Oooh Jenn, this is a dreamy post!… I can’t begin to know where to start commenting… you girls have so much fun!… love, love love all the gorgeous clothes, shoes, jewelry etc… you look absolutely stunning!… the garment district looked like alot of fun!… I can’t wait to see what beautiful treasures you create with all of your finds… and it sounds like there were plenty of yummy treats too!… thanks for sharing your good times… xoxo Julie Marie

Helle Greer

Hi Jennifer,
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was so nice to meet you, and i would really like to see Savanah one day, so if I some time soon get to go , I will contact you for all the secrets places.
Again it was a blast having all of you coming to Paper Tales, any excuse to party, I will be there, ha ha
Smiles,
Helle Greer

Jenn, I so enjoy looking thru all of your incredible photos! What a wonderful event and weekend, I’m overwhelmed just looking–hope you’ve recovered :-)! Thanks for a great recap once again, can’t wait to see more! xo, Jen

Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time.
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I have been waiting on you to post abt. this, I couldn’t wait to see the shopping adventures. Y’all are so pretty in your lacy frippery and I know you had so much fun. Can you imagine if I had worn lace and such at 9 months pregnant?…what pics those would be, haha. Love the post, miss seeing you and wish I could go to NC for yours. Hope to see all of you soon!
love, angela

Wow …what an Event!!!
What a treat to get to see it through your eyes!!! You girls always have so much fun!!
What a Treat to get to Finally meet you in person!!!!
Thanks for the Shout out!!! Vignettes LOVED having you and all the girls!!!
Thank yOu again for sharing ally your fun pictures!!!
Smiles,
Joy~

Jeni Carlson

That all looks amazing and I love your photos! Thanks for sharing!

Lovely hostess πŸ˜€ I would love to participate someday, I’ll bet you have so much fun. I love vintage stuff and as I see in these pictures there are lot of them πŸ˜€

Fabulous photos, thanks for sharing a peek into your fun creative event

Jenn…thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words of congratulations ~ You are so sweet!
Your post is amazing! Thank you for sharing your photos of Moulin! It really was wonderful to meet you and so many amazing women!
Debby

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