Thursday, December 3, 2009

On the 3rd day of Christmas... Three French Hens

"On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three French hens,
two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree."

courtesy of artist Annie Soudain

Well, if we were singing the Cajun version, we'd be honoring 3 stuffed shrimp, but since we're not - I guess we'll have to stick with 3 French Hens!

In the Christian version the third day stands for Faith, Hope and Love - now I know this is a shameless self-promotion, but I just had to share my own creation:

I used a cross to symbolize "faith",
an angel to represent "hope"
and a heart to show "love"
(the back of each pendant has snips of 1 Corinthians 13)
available at my Etsy shop

In the 1625 Catholic writing "A New Dial" the third day is represented by the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit).

When I was putting together this series, the very first person I contacted was The Broncatess.  She is all things French and they are oh, so fabulous!  I held the French Hens day, just hoping she'd join us!  Well, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy, because today it's "Three French Hens" day -- Brocantess style!

Bonjour Ma Jolies,

Since hens aren't on the top of the fashion/decorating list this season let's do something that suits your fabulous taste!

Ready to get this party started?

First---3 photos of our lovely give away (puppy not included) compliments of Emilie M.







Register by leaving a comment here or at the Brocantess

The French part is oh so easy......






Now for hens.....hmmmm......well, these guys aren't hens but are definitely chickens :)








Hope you enjoyed "Three French Hens" Brocantess style.

Leave a comment and register to win the gorgeous French Hens hat and tags!!!!!

xoxo,
The Brocantess


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Also, don't forget about our gift certificate giveaway - with a drawing, from ALL the comments on all the days!



To register for both the French Hens hat and tags giveaway and the gift certificate giveaway:
  • Post a comment (1 per day – so after you check out the next day’s blog, come back here and enter again – just like the song builds every day, so do your chances!
  • If you haven't already, post the button (then a comment letting me know)
  • Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway with the link (then a comment letting me know)
  • Follow me (then a comment letting me know)
  • BONUS entry! Follow The Broncatess then leave me a comment letting me know (I know you'll enjoy it!)
The fine print:
  • You must leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry – this is the only way to keep it fair and straight (and keep me from having to kill a tree printing them out and cutting them apart!)
  • All giveaways will be held on December 13th
  • A random number generator will be used to determine the winner(s)
  • If your e-mail address is not publicly listed on your profile, please include it with your comment(s)
  • We reserve the right to re-draw if the first winner does not respond within 48 hours (please don’t let this happen – that would just be sad!)

Don't stop - there's lots more good stuff...

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