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Saturday, May 29, 2010

He Wore a Blue Raspberry Beret

DTA Productions presents a classic piece of French film noir~
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Our hero, forced to the streets at a young age, always relied on the kindness of strangers.
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His good looks and charm provided him with many glorious encounters. Ooh la la it was so sweet.

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But would he ever find lasting amour?

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He grew weary of waiting…

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His heart was becoming as empty as his plate.

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Until the day he spied her across the cafe…his heart leapt.

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He noticed that the chair opposite hers was filled only by a beautiful basket. Was there a place for him? It was almost to much to hope for.

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She lifted her cup to salute him.

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Before long they were enjoying a tête-à-tête.

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He fit in her beautiful basket, but wondered if he would fit in her heart~ her life?

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The thought of losing her made him hang his head and whimper.

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But alas she said she could not live without her sweet chien and they lived happily ever after.

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Now available in glorious technicolor! Starring Rudi, a loveable orphan adopted from the Tucson dachshund rescue shelter 5 years ago.

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His scarf is a simple construction of two triangles sewed back to back and enhanced with a bit of machine embroidery. His blue raspberry beret was created with a simple circle of felt. 

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We hope you have enjoyed our show and will perhaps consider adopting a shelter dog as a beloved pet.

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Merci Beaucoup!


  1. Wonderful post! Congrats to the winner of the tote.

  2. The winner snagged a great prize but this post is truly priceless. I'm still chuckling. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Laura. Jane F

  3. Laura,

    What a sweet finale to your give-away! Congrats to the winner of the wonderful prize. I'm so happy for her (sniff, sniff) No, really, I am (bwahhhh, I wanted that tote.) That's one loss down, fifty more to go.

    Your Friend,

  4. That was absolutely adorable!

  5. Très Magnifique Laura..

    Congrats to the lucky Miss M ..

  6. Congratulations to the winner! What a cute post.

    (and congratulations to you for winning Grosgrain's giveaway!)

  7. Black and white are such a stunner anymore with so much color around us, sweets. BUT your pix is darling cuz you are a DOLL!!!!

  8. Laura, I am so THRILLED to see that I won the French basket/tote!!! I am so excited. I have not bought a straw purse for the summer, so I will LOVE using my new bag. Although I really like both of them, I think I will go with the St. Remy, since it will go with more of my outfits. I went to 2 more Target stores looking for your sandals, but no luck. I guess that shoe was popular everywhere. I'm sorry I could not find them for you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I will send you my address. Thanks again so much!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  9. Hahaha you cracked me up! Love the star of the show and his costume of course! I just lost a hat like his :-(
    I'm just popping over to say 'hi' after a long blog break. Hope everything is well in your neck of the woods. Wishing you a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

  10. What a great giveaway! She is one lucky winner.
    I had my fingers crossed, but oh well, maybe another time.
    Loved this post, your outfits and your wit.
    Happy Memorial Day!

  11. HA HA HA LOL! You must have had so much fun doing this post! SO cute!
    Congrats to Miss M!


  12. This really brought a smile to my lips. So cute! I have to forward this to my best friend, who has a doxie and loves him so!

  13. Very adorable and clever. Thank you for stopping by. I will spend some on your blog - it looks wonderful.


  14. Thank was an adorable post--I loved it!
    Congrats to your winner!!

  15. I love this post. Your pup is amazing. So cute. Congrats to the winner. Sheis so lucky!

  16. Laura I enjoyed that post so much. The little expressions on the pups face are priceless. Thanks for putting this on.

  17. CONGRATS to your winner!!! These photos are sooooooooooooo fun! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  18. What a fun post. What a cute pup.

  19. Now that took a lot of thought. Too cute! Congrats to the winner!

  20. I don't know if anyone else is laughing and enjoying this beautiful post as much as I am!!! Laura and the Fashionista, you are AMAZING, as is Monsieur sure to check out of our contest running during the month of June, the French Basketeer Poster Pet contest: you, your dog, and a basket....take a photo and enter the contest; we will launch shortly, and I have to say, I'm voting for Laura and Monsieur Gunn as #1!!!!

  21. Your photos would be FAB to paint!!!!

  22. Such a creative post, I really enjoyed it! Karen

  23. Hi Laura,
    Congratulations! You won my April Cornell towel and olive oil. Email me with you address and I'll get them in the mail Tuesday! --Delores

  24. Such an adorable post (and little guy too!) Thanks for your sweet visit.

  25. Too adorable for words! I'm such a sucker for a happy ending!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  26. How cute, that must have taken you for ever!

  27. HI Laura!!!!
    Oh I love those pics!!!!Miss C's 2 year old photo shoot was a vintage tea party!!!!So you know I love this one!!!!!My daughter did an amazing job and i helped gather a few fun objects to make the tea party complete and the pics are adorable, one day I will get them posted on my surprise new blog!!!!!!

  28. Congrats to the lucky winner...
    Your post is are very creative!!

  29. Oh my gosh, this is so funny - unlike most French cinema, this made lots of sense!!! Loving this leading man in his blue raspberry beret, I can see how he sweeps ladies off their feet!

  30. this is too adorable to not comment. love it, love it, love it. off to see if my cat will let me do that to her...doubtful...

  31. i giggled all the way through this, then giggled all the way through again while making my husband read it. my dachshund needs a beret!

  32. i've come to the conclusion no man will be enough for me, so, i think i will marry rudi :)

  33. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! That scarf is super stinkin cute and I LOVE the film/photo story. It was ADORABLE! Thanks so much for linking to It's Stinkin Cute Craft Thursday!

  34. It's official... I combined two photos to make a painting... come take a peek...

  35. I don't know how on earth I missed this, Laura! OH, I love Rudi!!! He is a little doll. And I can't believe he was in a shelter! But I can't believe any dog or cat is in a shelter. I'm so glad he found love with you.


    Sheila :-)

  36. I get a tear every time I read this post, seriously....and now it's further enhanced by the talented Fifi! What is even more beautiful is that you rescued little Rudi, who fits with you like hand in glove it seems....the special bond of a dog and his Mistress. xxoo to both of you!

  37. I don't know how I ever managed to miss this before but it is sooo cute! :D LOVE the B&W photos!

    You really need to scrapbook this story. :)


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