Thursday, December 24, 2009

The last thing to do on the night before Christmas...

was to stroll down the avenue Montaigne to view the window displays. Monsieur Olivet, with one box of peanut brittle left to deliver (for there surely would not be one item left undone on his "to-do" list), paused a moment in front of Les Livres, the bookstore. A sunny scene caught his attention and he smiled when he made out the title of the book wedged in the sand. It was an English book titled, "Hidden Sonoma".

Wishing all of you, my lovely bloggy friends who have been so kind and warm, generous and full of good will, a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. You have meant so very much to me this year. Hugs to all of you – Shirley

PS–I do hope to post a few more of Monsieur's adventures before the New Year, and I hope to visit all of you soon. Off to baking now... : )


  1. I have a crush on Monsieur Olivet! So glad you enjoyed the card Shirley xo Lisa

  2. Dearest Shirley, thank you very much for the peanut brittle from Monsieur!!! My lover is too sweet, isnt he? :))
    Loot at him: "paused a moment in front of the bookstore..." how pretty, Shirley, you're wonderful!
    I'd love to be there, and that is the last thing i want to do on the night before Christmas...

    Much love,

  3. Merry, merry Christmas, Shirley, to you and all your family! :-)

  4. He is a perfect gentleman, this Monsieur Olivet. Enjoy the festivities, my darling friend! And don't forget to bake me some goodies, too!

  5. Thanks for the wonderful comments Shirley! You and Monsieur O are really cool people :) Here's wishing you both fun filled festival holidays!

  6. Monsieur Olivet is just so dapper. And organized! I love you, Ms. Shirley. It has been an honor to communicate and get to know such a talented artist and a sweet soul. I look forward to following Monsieur on more of his fantastic journeys next year.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Happy New Year!

  7. oh so cute and festive, love the angle and the compostiton, oh Shirly you are so cleaver and Monsieur O is such a delight to follow.
    Thank M. O for the peanut brittle, I ate it all in one sitting!!!
    Merry Christmas to you and all the best for 2010.
    Take care my bloggy friend.
    Amy x

  8. I love your style! Monsieur Olivet is very charming. :D

  9. This monsieur is perfect gentleman! Too bad he does not come in size 6'3". Hahaha! I love peanut brittle! Tell monsieur to stop by our house! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you my dearest Shirley.

  10. Oh so sweet! Talk soon my friend! :)

  11. Awww what a lovely scene! Love the perspective in this one! Merry Christmas Shirley hope you had a great day! The hubby managed a last minute dash to the post office on Christmas Eve so your pendant is on it's way. Hopefully it won't take too long.

  12. Merry Christmas Shirley!
    It has been simply wonderful to correspond with you over this past year. I hope to hear of your many successes in 2010. Warmest wishes to you and yours this season :)
    with kindness,

  13. Hello Shirley,
    Merry Belated Christams and Happy New Year 2010 to you and your family!
    May the year of tiger brings you prosperity, happiness, health and all that you wished for!

    Wow! What a lovely scene, I truly understand how lovely this feeling is!!!
    Boy, wonderful feeling of owning and casting a wish and making plans for this lovely occasion.

    I had sent you a Christmas card and a mermaid bookmark on the 21st Dec. Pray that the gifts will arrive safely in 7 to 14 working days!

    Bye Shirley!

  14. Hi Shirley, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Have a joyful New Year! Looking forward to more of your art.

  15. Always the gentleman, that Monsieur Olivet! Have a lovely new year, Shirley!

  16. Monsieur you are too kind! Thank you for the peanut will taste oh so good with my tea. :)

  17. Merry Christmas to you and to Mousieur Olivet, too! Thanks so much for all your kind comments. Wishing you all the best in the new year! It's so nice to have a group of online friends, who share the same passion for illustration.

  18. Lovely charming piece!! Happy New YEAR!

  19. Thank you Shirley for letting me into your wonderful world, and for all your kind and encouraging comments throughout the year. You truly are a blessing, and I'm glad that we're friends. God bless you and your loved ones in 2010. Looking forward to more of Monsieur Olivet and all your creations. Thanks for the peanut brittle. (one of my faves) Love your perspective... in this wonderful work of art ... and life in general.

  20. Hi Shirley, happy holidays to you! Thank you for your friendship and may your New Year be filled with love, peace and more wonderful creations :)

  21. OH! Shirley. MOnsieur Olivet is adorable as always!
    Happy Holidays and wonderful 2010. :)

  22. Dearest Monsieur Olivet,

    My family and I wish to express our deepest gratitude for you thoughtful gift of peanut brittle. The crunch is extraordinary. We sincerely hope that no task was left undone this holiday season, and that as we pioneer into 2010, we will hatch great plans together!

    Best Regards,
    The Hamricks

  23. Merry Christmas Shirley! Great illustration!

  24. Oh Shirley this is so wonderful and just fabulous eye candy! I think this is just stellar! This has been such a wonderful year for getting to know you and our other bloggy friends. Your the best! I look for more fabulous and yummy work from and more great stories and character to see, meet and read about! Your present it on it's way!!! So look out for it! I send you a great many hugs and well wishes for a wonderful holiday my friend! Enjoy!!!

  25. Such wonderful illustrations! You are very talented.



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