Monday, 4 June 2012

Aliénore's 3rd Birthday part II...The Château!

 Dear friends,
Aliénore and I are back from our trip in France .First of all, we would like to thank you for all the beautiful posts and the priceless gifts you have prepared especially for this little mistchievous doll.
There are no words to describe how moved I was to see all the time you have all spent to celebrate the event. You are FANTASTIC people and I wish I could visit you all individually to spend some time with you and thank you properly.

As I told you, my little cloth friend had no idea that she would cross the Channel for her birthday and what a surprise it was!We have brought back lots of pictures to share with you.

First, Aliénore spent some time in Paris. It was raining a little, but we didn't care and were happily humming Singing in the Rain while walking on the loooooooong Boulevard Haussmann.

We had fun in a shop of the Galleries Lafayettes! 
Aliénore loves it when they let her play with the toys. No matter how posh the shop can be.

 Then, we went to the absolutely extraordinary Butte Montmartre
(my favourite Parisian place ever)
Aliénore is on the steps of Amélie Poulain.

Then we went up...and up...

And up there we made a lovely encounter...

We met Alice who was a little drummer girl gathering funds for the association of the drummer children of the Butte Montmartre.
Of course, we gave a little contribution with Aliénore.

Then we had to leave because we were going to a very special place...

A beautiful Château!

 Our bedroom.
Aliénore was jumping a bit everywhere when she realised that we weren't on our own in the bedroom.
"But who is this???" she said, pointing at a cute little doll who was smiling at us.

 "Happy birthday Aliénore!!", said the little doll, "My name is Cati and I am your special birthday friend. Will you play with me?"

Aliénore was delighted, thrilled, overjoyed!!!

So they went outside ...
They looked at the grounds and realised that that very moment, they were the luckiest little dolls in the whole universe!

Aliénore was fascinated by a ladybird . She asked me if it was a sign of luck?
We just thought we could share it with you.
Aliénore was extremely happy and loved every moment spent in the castle.

Little by little the night was starting to spread her long dark and glittery cover.

So they went inside the castle.
It was like in a a dream.

There were sweets everywhere!

Then it was all dark.
Time for a story?
OK...Why not...
But one only!

It is very late.

Time to go to bed.

Good night Cati, good night Aliénore.

Now you know how I kept my promise to Aliénore that one day she would live like a princess. 
A real one.

And you also know how she spent her third birthday and made new friends.
I hope you have enjoyed our souvenir pictures.
And once again, thank you so much for having been part of the adventure.

Soon, we will draw out the name of a winner for the Papillon Bleu UK doll.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


winterludes said...

quelle vie merveilleuse que celle d'alienore!!!

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

mais quel est ce wonderful château you stayed in ?

Patty said...

Great photos and story! I have loved celebrating Alienore's party!

miniacollection said...

Quel merveilleux reportage! Aliénore a été très gâtée avec ce voyage à Paris avec en final le château et une nouvelle amie. Du vrai bonheur! Et un anniversaire de rêve!...
Bon! Nina et lucie sont jalouses...
Merci pour ce post enchanteur.
Gros bisous à toutes les deux.

Simon Purple said...

Everything looks so beautiful in France! It looks like you had a great time. Glad you got to take a surprise trip.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Patricia
What a preciously endearing time you had in Paris! Your dollies look so happy and charming enjoying the sites, the castle is incredible!
It was a delight participating in Alienore's Birthday Party and everyone who had their parties had such fabulous photos too!
Have a glorious day!
Teresa in California

Lore said...

Super ! Que de bons moments pour Aliènore ! et de jolies photos !!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i enjoyed these souvenir photos of Aliénore's birthday trip so very much! thank you for sharing them! hugs!

Shashi Nayagam said...

What great fun you and Aliienore have had. Love.y story and wonderful photos.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Hi Patricia I thought I had commented on your post but looks like it has disappeared into space. Just wanted to say what a lovely treat Alienore has had and looks like you had a wonderful time too. Love the story and the pictures.

Rhissanna said...

These are lovely pictures and I can see Aliénore had a wonderful time, visiting people and seeing sights, which is what real princesses do. The Little Drummer Girl, what a gorgeous little outfit. Would be nice for a doll, no?

Aliénore's birthday has given me and my dolls a lot of pleasure. We had magical flowering tea and cake and a giveaway! Thank you for letting us all take part in such a special event, making new friends and having fun.

Craftland said...

What a great trip.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs from Craftland

Anonymous said...

oh for goodness sakes...
three remember
the first year like it was yesterday
goodness me..pretty dolls special wishes to you...and creative friend send me a bio..short and sweet for our submission...miss you...

Lígia Tôrres said...

Your blog and your work are beautiful! I really liked. Congratulations!

Rachel said...

It looks like you both must have had a wonderful time and what a lovely new friend for Alienor!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

so so sweet and your daughter is so beautiful!
Love the story... what a special birthday and lovely pictures. i ended my day with a smile by visiting you! grin