How to Get the French Farmhouse Look (Minus the Roosters)

Today, I have the good pleasure of sharing a success story with you. It’s especially exciting because Anita is not only a colleague, but a friend. You may have seen the Decorating Tips and Tricks videos we’ve done together. You may even follow her blog, Cedar Hill Farmhouse. If you have, then you know that […]

The Secret Appeal of French Country Style

I can’t help but think about how this is the last “normal” weekend before the holiday rush.  It makes me feel like I need to savor every minute of it, starting tonight.   We’ll start of this chilly weekend with a warm pot of chicken and dumplings, shared with friends of course.   And I […]

A French Country Dining Room

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There were two floor plans in our neighborhood that were in our price range. One had a dining room. One did not. I wanted a house with a dining room. Soon after we moved in, I felt that the dining room was “begging to be painted.” In the house before, I had painted the hallway […]

If You Give a Girl a Rug

  My daughter has tumbling on Wednesdays.  Since it’s just an hour, I typically run errands nearby until it’s time to pick her up.  Sometimes I find myself browsing the aisles in TJ Maxx, which is what I did last night. I had picked out a blouse that I liked and found some ankle pants […]

Updates on My French Country Kitchen

  The inspiration for my french country kitchen decor is the warm wood tones and rustic color palette of French Country design. Elements ranging from aged copper to terracotta tiles to wheat colored baskets remind me to the french countryside. The French lifestyle seems to embody living life to the fullest by working hard and […]

Shopping the House – Budget Decorating

home decor, home accessories, DIY

When I first showed you my breakfast room, I was planning to buy a lamp to set on the side table. Instead, I decided to shop my house. and replace the lamp shade. With that simple switch, the lamp has gone from cottage chic to french country, and I’m lovin’ the new look. Until next […]

high five friday

Last week, I found a link party over at From My Grey Desk, called High Five for Friday where you share five things “that make you go hmmm”, no wait, wrong era, wrong platform.  You share five things that you’re enjoying in life. So, here’s my “high five” for Friday.

Breakfast Room Tour

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I really enjoy our breakfast room.  It’s sunny and bright just as a breakfast room should be.  It’s taken some time for me to decorate it to truly reflect my style, but it’s really close now.  Perhaps a few more accessories and I might call it done.  But if we wait on me to consider […]

Beautiful Buffet

I’ve finally settled on what to put on my buffet.  There was nothing wrong with what was there. It just wasn’t me. I’d been waiting to decorate the buffet for Debbiedoo’s Magazine Copycat Challenge  until one day, I “let go” of the notion that  keeping this vignette full time wouldn’t work because it wasn’t “real”… […]

Chicken Wire Canisters

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Come into my kitchen.  I have something I want to show you today. With all of the pictures and posts about chicken wire lately, I was starting to feel a little envious.  Then, last night as we were unloading groceries, I looked over and saw my “canisters” and realized, “Hey, I do have my very own chicken […]

Roosters and Sunflowers

Rise and Shine!  That’s what the decor in my breakfast room says to me. The sunrise pours through the windows in the morning, showing off the vibrant gold sunflowers and stirring the roosters to “cock-a-doodle-doo.” Roosters Rooster prints 1, 3 and 4 (from top to bottom) all came from  thegraphicsfairy Sunflowers Until next time, Sharon […]