Friday, February 11, 2011

How to Own Chanel for Under a Euro: Chanel Valentine's Stamps!

Since my culinary adventures have been curtailed to some degree due to surgery, I thought I would share this fashionable and timely, but not necessarily food-related, post! 

Each year the French Postal Service commissions a fabulous, world renowned fashion designer to create heart shaped stamps to commemorate Valentine's Day. The first of these "designer hearts" postage stamps were issued in 2000 and, in 2004, the French Postal service commissioned the one and only Karl Lagerfeld to design a sheet of Chanel heart-shaped stamps. GASP - how beautiful are they?!



I thought they were way too pretty to waste on actual postage so I purchased a set on eBay and had them framed! Just a little Chanel eye candy to brighten a girl's day. I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with beautiful things that make you smile!
Cheers,

8 comments:

  1. How fabulous is this!!! And so creative to have it framed.. you will be able to treasure it forever... I wish the Canadian Postal Office would take a lesson from the French ...xo HHL

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  2. These are so cute! And yes they would definitely put a smile on my face!

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  3. You're right, these are FAR too pretty to use, lol! I agree with High Heeled Life, I wish Canada Post would do the same. They're wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!

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  4. oh I LOVE these!
    How clever of you to find them on Ebay
    merci
    carolg

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  5. Fun, Stephanie! Had no idea. Chanel certainly makes a girl's life better....stamps OR clothes!

    (A little birdie told me you have Lily Pulitzer painted crutches! Hope all is going well with your recovery!)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. wow how cool didn't know France did this

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  7. What lovely stamps. Leave it to Karl to design gorgeous stamps. Happy Valentine's day Stephanie.

    I'm with Barbara. Hope all is going well with you.
    Sam

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  8. I love anything French, and I am obsessed with Coco Chanel!! I wish the USPS would pick up on this trend!! Hope your surgery wasn't serious and that you're recovering well!

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