Saturday, May 30, 2009

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

We all lead such busy lives, but sometime we just need to stop for a second and smell the roses. We get so caught up that we tend to miss the beautiful things going on right in front of us. So slow down just a bit and take some time. You deserve it.
It was so beautiful out on Sunday so I took these pictures of my two new rose bushes. The iris plant my mother gave me years ago when she split her irises growing in her back yard from when I was a little girl. So beautiful!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chamber of Commerce Wings Luncheon

Every other month I get the chance to sponsor a table at a women's luncheon held through my Chamber of Commerce. I try to make my table reflextive of my Boutique. This month we went with the gardening theme. Notice the little chairs. These are replicas of the ones I have in the front yard of Tres Belle Boutique. Everyone LOVES these chairs. All the ladies at my table this month received a potted pink impatient flower in a black and pink polka dot pot. These luncheons are a wonderful opportunity to network and share ideas with women in business. I'd like to share a few pictures with you of my table.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Cherished Memories" We all have them and no one can take them away from you. Whether it's a old photograph, a family heirloom, or just a passing thought of a special moment in time. Some of my most cherished memories are of the times I spent with my sister Diane. There wasn't much we didn't share and not a day went by that we did not see or speak to each other. How I miss her. So every now and then take a moment and make a special memory. Come visit all the Little Pink Boutiques at Make Mine Pink this Friday, May 22and to see all their "Cherished Memories". You will be amazed!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Springtime In Paris" Fashion Show

Fashions shows at Tres Belle Boutique are always a fun night. Lots of fun, food, and fashions for everyone. It's a chance for me to meet new friends and spend time with some of my favorite people. The one picture is of my daugher Ashley who was Miss McHenry 2000 and Miss McHenry 1949.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


What a busy month May is. I hope all the prom goers had a safe and fun time at their proms. I am sure you all looked beautiful. I did get a sneak peek at some of you from pictures my daughter had taken from West Campus promenade. You all looked amazing! How I miss those days. Shopping with my girls for the perfect dress and hoping no one else wore it. Add the jewelry, purse, shoes, hair, nails, makeup..... Wait! Maybe I don't miss it that much :) I hope all you ladies had a wonderful Mother's Day and let your family pamper you. You deserved it. My girls took me to the races at Arlington Park. What a blast! I haven't done that in years. I was getting pretty good at picking the winners. To bad I'm to chicken to bet more than $2.00. As the month of May moves along, we will see many of our friends and relatives graduate from high school or college. I would like to take this time to wish all the graduates the best of luck and congratulations to the Class of 2009!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My "Beautiful Blues"
for Make Mine Pink "Pink Friday"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday May 8, 2009 as we present "Beautiful Blues"

Beautiful blues… the classic colors of sea and sky. Once a year, beautiful blues against crisp, clean whites adorned the blue and white issue of Victoria Magazine. Do you remember how you anticipated your copy? Blue is calming and serene. It's a coastal color, often used in bedrooms and rooms of relaxation. From delicate pastel to a deep, emboldened navy, adding blues to your d├ęcor can evoke a tranquil yet often vibrant mood.

In the bathroom, perhaps a white towel edged with beautiful blue forget-me-nots and pale blue trim. On the kitchen table, a teapot or tea cup with a blue floral pattern, or a shabby blue tea cozy that warms a pot with beautiful blue, waiting for a friend.

White pillows dressed with lavender blue roses or embroidered bluebirds on a white bedding set. On a bedside table, a white vintage doily with blue accents and edging, a grandmother's white hanky stitched with a dainty blue ribbon. A blue and white needlepoint cushion set carefully upon the bed - an elegant white lily surrounded by a blue fringe. On a white fleur-de-lis shelf, a Battenberg lace fan with vintage millinery flowers, in a color pronounced "bleu". A vintage robin's egg blue bottle stopped with white fabric flowers, tied with a pale blue bow. A white bowl hand painted with blue morning glories. Hanging on the wall, a French ribbon glitter plaque of white doves and blue roses. By the front door, a nautical tote bag that reminds you of the sea. In the craft room, oceans of blue and white fabric, or a sprinkle of blue flowers. Near the telephone, a handcrafted notebook, embellished with blue sky. In a jewel case, a single blue bead on a string or a classic blue cameo.

Stitched bluebirds, hydrangeas and bows. Tiny blue lights, sweet as cotton candy. Handmade bouquets of blue roses, or a single blue pansy. Beautiful blues surround us, and remind us we are home.

Photo Contribution 1: Noelle Garrett Designs Photo Contribution 2: C'est Chouette

Sunday, May 3, 2009

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    Tres Belle Boutique is located in beautiful downtown Lake Geneva. Tres Belle Boutique is a women's apparel and gift boutique. Our boutique is filled with beautiful merchandise from designer women's apparel to the perfect gift for someone special. Very beautiful, as the French names implies, is just what Tres Belle has to offer. Whether a picture of the Eiffel Tower or a beautiful piece of jewelry that originates from France, you will feel the French influence throughout the store. The boutique offers garden and home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, handbags, accessories, lotions, and vintage chic repurposed furniture. If you are looking for an outfit to set you apart from the rest or a special gift, Tres Belle Boutique is a must for distinguished shoppers. We would love for you to stop in if your in town or if not check us out on our website,