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French Country Fridays- Vintage French Enamel

There is just something about sweet little vintage canistersand if they are French- even more wonderful.READ MORE......
18-01-2019 19:06

8 Simple storage and organizing Ideas

A new year brings fresh opportunities, goals and dreams. It is a reset of sorts on some of those things that can jumble upand - it is also a time wher...
15-01-2019 19:04

Fresh & warm winter living room refresh first look

Simple Clean and bright.A winter refresh in the living room  inspired by the quiet reflection and fresh feeling that comes with a new year. READ MORE....
15-01-2019 19:04

French Country Fridays- Laundry room renovation

Simple updates in the laundry room"Yes, please.And simple updates for under $500"Even better.READ MORE......
11-01-2019 19:03

Closet Refresh Planning

Guess what I am working on today"It involves this room. Lots of clothes. Shoes. Linens. And bags of donations getting ready to go off. And it involves...
09-01-2019 19:03

New Year Reflections & Possibilities

Can you believe it is already the 7th of January in the new year"Where did the year go" Not just days... more like weeks. 2018  absolutely zoomed by.A...
07-01-2019 19:04

French Country Fridays- 7 tips for warming up your home for

It is January which means it is probably a bit chillyoutside where ever you live.Winter landscapes are a bit bare in winterand after Christmas when al...
04-01-2019 19:09

Best of 2018- 15 of your favorite posts

Happy 2nd day of 2019!!A chilly but sunshine filled day over here welcoming in January and a fresh new year!I love the feeling that the start of a new...
02-01-2019 19:04

A NYE inspired table & 5 tips for festive decor

Fresh flowers and mixed green garlandThis table started out dressed for Christmasbut with just a few changes- you can take those Christmas decorations...
31-12-2018 19:04

French Country Fridays- Simple NYE decor ideas

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! With NYE is just around the corner too-all those twinkle lights, Christmas carols and festive holiday ...
28-12-2018 19:04

Christmas Eve & a story when Carol of the Bells made me cry

Twinkling trees and cozy.With soft Christmas music playing on repeat...then that one song comes on and always takes me back to the time I heard it pla...
24-12-2018 19:05

Weekend View... 8 of the most delicious and easy holiday rec

It's that time of year... twinkle lights, Christmas trees... & lots of time in the kitchen.READ MORE......
23-12-2018 19:05

23 Last minute gift ideas to grab today

It is the last minute scramble over here...What about you- are you ready for Christmas"READ MORE......
21-12-2018 19:04

French Country Friday-Christmas table

A pretty Christmas table set with ticking stripe linens and baublesREAD MORE......
21-12-2018 19:04

Christmas Lights at night tour

Ahhh... it is time for one of my most favorite tours of the year... the Christmas lights at night tour.Where twinkle lights, candles and glowing trees...
20-12-2018 19:04

Little cottage Christmas bedroom tour

All is merry and bright in the little cottageFrom the twinkling trees to the baubles to pretty packages tied up with strings.READ MORE......
20-12-2018 19:04

A wee little room decorated for Christmas

A little bit merry & brightin a little merry & bright attic roomREAD MORE......
17-12-2018 19:01

French Country Friday- White & blush Christmas

White and blush for Christmas" Yes indeed. READ MORE......
14-12-2018 19:03

A story about a wee Christmas dollhouse

All things merry & bright even in the tiniest of houses.READ MORE......
12-12-2018 19:05

A merry little greenhouse Christmas tree

All things merry and bright... even in the greenhouse.READ MORE......
11-12-2018 19:05

French Country Fridays -Elegant white Christmas

A winter white Christmas in the bedroom.READ MORE......
07-12-2018 19:06

Antique Marble Fireplace Details

It is all in the details... and when it comes to an antique marble fireplace mantel and surround-well, those details are pretty incredible.READ MORE.....
06-12-2018 19:07

14 Must Have Books for gifts & your coffee table

Tis the season of mistletoe and holly and twinkling trees...and pretty packages. READ MORE......
04-12-2018 19:07

Merry & Bright- Cottage Living Room Christmas Tree

All things Merry & Bright in the little cottage...Today I am sharing a peek at the living room in the little cottage dressed for the holidaysand joini...
01-12-2018 19:07

French Country Fridays- Christmas Fireplace

A simple warm fireplace dressed for Christmas.READ MORE......
30-11-2018 19:04

Tips for setting an elegant holiday table

I am a bit non-traditional when it comes to Christmas...and yes, indeed blush would be one of my go -to colors to incorporate. And on the Christmas ta...
29-11-2018 19:04

All through the house- a . Christmas bedroom

Merry and bright in the bedroom.Sharing our bedroom dressed for the holiday season this yearwith a gilded tree and simple vintage touches.READ MORE......
28-11-2018 19:08

A peek at Christmas through the house - Holiday Housewalk

Merry and bright... all through the house.I have a big love of decking the halls- and don't stop at twinkling trees and mantels.Today I am sharing...
27-11-2018 19:07

Christmas Memories & gift ideas

'Christmas was always my most favorite time of year while growing up. And I think that feeling and those memories are the reason I enjoy the holid...
26-11-2018 19:05

Elegant Christmas- Gold tree in the bedroom

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....and today I am sharing all about an incredible gilded tree in the bedroom.READ MORE......
23-11-2018 19:08

French Country Friday- Gilded Tree

Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone.READ MORE......
23-11-2018 19:08

10 Quick & Easy Recipes & ideas for Thanksgiving Entertainin

A day for giving thanks and spending time with friends & family- and  likely  a bit of time in the kitchen preparing food and baking treats. So when i...
21-11-2018 19:06

Holiday home-Living room Christmas tree

Decking the halls with a sprinkle of merry and bright in the living room.READ MORE......
19-11-2018 19:05

French country Friday- Silver & Gold Christmas

Sharing all about how to decorate for Christmas using pale greens with silver and gold.I am a huge fan of soft colors and a more muted palette for Chr...
16-11-2018 19:07

Christmas ambiance - a table under the stars

Sometimes a sprinkle of ambiance is all you need.And this Christmas table setting started with just a few simple thingslike fresh garland, favorite di...
14-11-2018 19:09

A very merry Christmas greenhouse

When I was styling for the holidays last year- decking the halls and dressing the mantels and putting up quite a few twinkling trees...I also decided ...
13-11-2018 19:07

A Sofa & Room Design Challenge

Recently, I sat in this very chairand stared at this very view in High Point, North Carolina.That rosy blush velvety sofa, gold table stacked with vin...
12-11-2018 19:05

French Country Friday- Christmas Home

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here... and I might be mixing things up a bit this year. READ MORE......
09-11-2018 19:05

Sprinkling a bit of Christmas in the Kitchen

Can you believe it is already November 7th"Christmas is just around the corner.I do have some trees up already... though not fully decorated yetand......
07-11-2018 19:05

3 reasons why I love this crochet lace bedding

Back in the day when I was first marriedI remember ordering the most beautiful crocheted bedding set.It was so detailed and intricate in designand it ...
06-11-2018 19:06

The New Balsam Hill Biltmore Christmas Collection & Giveaway

It is that time of year again... time for all things merry & bright. And I am SO.EXCITED. Twinkle lights. Christmas trees and baubles...And I am also ...
03-11-2018 19:06

French Country Friday- A French country tree and tinsel

One of my favorite trees and favorite posts from last year was this little French Country inspired tree.Full of simple French Country charm and pretty...
02-11-2018 19:03

Get the Look- 4 vintage style French Country Kitchen Chandel

Sometimes you find the perfect vintage chandelier for the perfect spot.And sometimes you spend years searching for the right one.READ MORE......
30-10-2018 19:07

The Biltmore & Balsam Hill & a new collection

Twinkling trees, a wonderful estate set among rolling hills in North Carolinaand lots of inspiration to be found around every corner...The Biltmore in...
29-10-2018 19:06
26-10-2018 19:06

A closer look- chest of drawers covered in French Cottage Ch

I fall for chippy painted charm again and again. That pretty patina just pulls me in for a closer look.And today- I am sharing a closer look at a  chi...
24-10-2018 19:05

On the table- Gathered Goodness Thanksgiving table setting i

Sometimes gathered goodness is exactly what you need for setting a simple and simply beautiful table.READ MORE......
23-10-2018 19:14

Vintage Treasures at High Point Market

High Point Market... home of amazing furniture, accessories and inspiration...and some pretty fabulous vintage shopping too.READ MORE......
23-10-2018 19:14

French Country Fridays- Floral topped pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner... which means- well, a lot of things.And one of those things is... pies.READ MORE......
19-10-2018 19:06

Whimsical Halloween Ideas

Because I just spent the day decorating a Christmas tree at a magical place in North Carolina - it must be time to share some Halloween inspiration.RE...
18-10-2018 19:06

Romantic inspired table setting for the holidays

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.With twinkling trees going up & favorite family recipes on the horizo...
16-10-2018 19:05

French Country Friday

It is that French Country Friday time again.And this week- it is all about something vintage inspired.READ MORE......
12-10-2018 19:05

A new collection with Soft Surroundings

All things inspired and with a tad French Country and cottage included.I am so excited to finally share an exciting project I have been working on beh...
11-10-2018 19:04

Elegant and natural autumn mantel decor

When it comes to autumn- I am all about decorating that is natural and simple.Like a mantel put together with just dried hydrangeas, eucalyptus and pu...
10-10-2018 19:06

Old Glory & The Prairie in Round Top Texas

I spent last week humming 'If you're gonna  play in Texas- you gotta have a fiddle in the band' As my friend KariAnne and I drove and drov...
08-10-2018 19:09

Elegant Outdoor Halloween Table setting

Spooky Halloween" Or elegant Halloween"I tend to lean towards the elegant side for sure.And this year, I am playing a bit with some 'spooky' a...
03-10-2018 19:05

Just 3 things for a romantic autumn fireplace mantel styling

I am all about simple and sweet for autumn... and sprinkle a little bit of a romance and I am there.This year, I am keeping autumn decor on the soft a...
01-10-2018 19:05

French Country Fridays- fresh flower autumn mantel decor

Fresh flowers in the perfect most subtle shades of autumn lovely....yes, please. Send them all my way for playing with this season.READ MORE......
28-09-2018 19:06

7 ideas for inspired autumn ambiance on the patio

Twinkle twinkle and lots of heirloom pumpkins...with a blush and copper twist.It is kind of feeling a little Cinderella like out on the patioand I am ...
27-09-2018 19:08

French Country Cottage at Patina Farm

Saturday was a dream day.A day filled with friends and family and a most incredible setting for a most incredible party. A pinch me kind of day that w...
26-09-2018 19:09

Simple autumn porch styling

This year, I am feeling simple and sweet for autumn.And when it comes to the porches... it all depends on what I have on hand and what colors I am cra...
26-09-2018 19:09

5 ideas for a simple autumn table

Fall is definitely in the air here in California.Crisp mornings and warm sunshine filled days have been on repeat.We are supposed to heat up again lat...
24-09-2018 19:07

French Country Fridays- Rustic Autumn Mantel

Rustic and natural for autumn in always a good thing.READ MORE......
21-09-2018 19:07

Autumn in the living room

I might be obsessed with all things in dusty blush and purple mingling with golds and glam this season.And I am totally okay with it.READ MORE......
19-09-2018 19:06

Vintage treasures from Las Vegas Market

Remember when I shared that I was at Las Vegas Market in Julyto moderate a panel discussion"READ MORE......
18-09-2018 19:04

Velvet pumpkin vignette

Velvety delightful pumpkins... so simple and sweetREAD MORE......
18-09-2018 19:04

French Country Fridays - autumn inspired wreath

It is that time again... French Country Fridays time where it is all about tossing it back and sharing a favorite post from the past. READ MORE......
14-09-2018 19:05

The softer side of autumn table

Warm golden autumn tonesmingling with pretty pastels & whitesand of course, white pumpkins... A simple subtle autumn table that is all about the softe...
12-09-2018 19:06

Simple and charming Autumn Greenhouse

I am a big fan of simple. Simple charm. Simple seasonal touches and of course... simple autumn. READ MORE......
10-09-2018 19:07

French Country Friday- autumn porch

Happy Friday everyone!Though we are hot, hot, hot here yet- and I am enjoying summer - there has been a bit of sprinkling of autumn here and there to ...
07-09-2018 19:10

Early autumn decor in the kitchen

Can you believe it is already time to start sprinkling bits of  autumn around the house"I am all about simple and natural.It is pretty much my go -to ...
05-09-2018 19:08

11 ways to decorate for autumn with white pumpkins

When it comes to autumn- I am a natural girl over here.Pumpkins and flowers and wheat and freshly fallen leaves... and mostly in a neutral palette. RE...
04-09-2018 19:06

French Country Fridays- The Secret to a 15 minute rustic cak

I love setting pretty tables, playing with flowers and entertaining... and one of my favorite things to do for a get together.... create a beautiful f...
31-08-2018 19:08

Why these screens are a game changer

Have I mentioned that we have a new grand dog in the house"A wee dachshund named Cleo who loves to run around and dart in and out of the roomand under...
29-08-2018 19:08

Why your decor is like your wardrobe

Sometimes you just need a change. Like a new pair of shoes, pair of jeans or even a cute jacket.Maybe you are feeling a bit more sassy or a bit more r...
28-08-2018 19:12

The Weekend Five

Happy weekend everyone.Can you believe it is already the last weekend in August"This year has literally felt like it has absolutely zoomed by at faste...
27-08-2018 19:10

French Country Fridays~ How to style shelves

Happy weekend.It is that time again... that French Country Friday time where I get together with a few friends and we share our favorites.This week......
24-08-2018 19:09

Book Celebration & $500 The Bella Cottage Giveaway

This past week has been a dream week.On Tuesday, my book released and pre-ordered copies were shipped and I was sitting a bit on pins and needles incr...
22-08-2018 19:12

How to make a dried flower garland

I am a huge fan of fresh flowers everywhere in the house... that is no secret.But did you also know that I like to dry flowers and use them in various...
21-08-2018 19:07

5 things for the Weekend View

Hot August days and warm nightsare on repeat over here. It is hard to believe it is almost that time of year where we are grabbing pumpkins and sprink...
19-08-2018 19:08

French Country Friday- Giveaway

Fridays are for fun, right"It is the weekend- ready for some relax time or maybe a quick getaway.READ MORE......
17-08-2018 19:10

A girl behind a curtain - My Book

'I once wrote a blog post about a girl behind the curtain.Like the powerful wizard of oz- who was a man full of confidence and made magic happen.B...
15-08-2018 19:10

Book Release Week & $1000 Shopping Spree to Lamps Plus Givea

A year ago at this time, I was working on photos.And writing. And more photos and then more writing.And here we are with the book release in just.a.fe...
14-08-2018 19:08

French Country Fridays - Copper & Blooms

It is that time again... French Country Friday time.And this week- I am sharing the copper love and giveaway -there is time to enter yet- a couple mor...
10-08-2018 19:08

Secrets for adding ambiance with string lights

Those twinkly lights...READ MORE......
09-08-2018 19:05

French Cottage Kitchen Style & Copper Pots & Pans Giveaway

While styling the kitchen recently, I had a moment of clarity.I realized that I tend to use just a few simple mixes and ingredients... and they are on...
07-08-2018 19:08

French Country Fridays- a touch of seasonal inspiration

I cannot believe it is already August...and that means that right around the corner is autumn.It is far too hot for decorating for autumn yet- but wit...
03-08-2018 19:12

Romantic inspired backyard teepee

You might have noticed that I have a slight obsession with all things floral, romantic and everything sprinkled with ambiance and charm.Like a table s...
02-08-2018 19:12

Entertaining peek of my book- and $500 Arte Italica Giveaway

Did you know that my book French Country Cottage isn't only about decorating and design"It is about inspiration and the story behind my style. The...
30-07-2018 19:12

French Country Fridays- the perfect blushing blush paint

Sometimes you just need a little bit of perfectly blushing blush in your home.Whether it is pillows, bedding, accessories or even a fresh coat of pain...
27-07-2018 19:10

5 easy tips for setting a perfect summer table

Warm summer evenings out under the stars with crickets chirping, candles flickering and twinkle lights twinkling away...READ MORE......
25-07-2018 19:10

Celebrating Style, Patina and Soft Surroundings Giveaway

I was recently asked to talk about the story of my style.Where it came from. How I found what I loved and what fit like a glove.And just how I knew th...
24-07-2018 19:10

French Country Fridays- Vintage French Settee

Happy Friday everyone! It is a HOT one over here... and I am looking forward to a little bit of a cool down this weekend.Today it is all about French ...
20-07-2018 19:11

5 things that are perfect for summer stylings

It is the middle of July.And it is HOT.I thought California was hot. And Atlanta was hot. But Charleston in July" With that humidity and near triple d...
19-07-2018 19:06

Weekend View- Charleston

Welcome to the weekend view-which is coming to you this weekend from beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.Which basically means, it is a Charleston ed...
16-07-2018 19:07

Sneak Peek & making a Flower Crown

It has been a whirlwind couple of days in Charleston this weekendand has been such a wonderful getaway- and so much fun to catch up with friends.READ ...
16-07-2018 19:07

French Country Friday- Adding ambiance

Sometimes adding a little bit of ambiance is exactly what you need.For  the perfect finishing touch on a table, putting up party decor, or even warmin...
13-07-2018 19:07

Faded floral pillows

Sometimes you find the perfect vintage fabricfor making the perfect pillows.And sometimes, you find fabric with a secret.READ MORE......
12-07-2018 19:09

French Country Fridays- French Cottage Bathroom Renovation

Walls covered in subway tile, herringbone floors, a whole lot of gold accents- and with a little bit of bling...This bathroom renovation took an ugly ...
06-07-2018 19:06

Simple 4th of July decorating

It is almost that fireworks filled celebration.All about the red, white and blue.READ MORE......
04-07-2018 19:07

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