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Creating an English Cottage Garden- Lambs Ear

I am a huge fan of cottage gardens...The ones with big leafy plants spilling into the pathways, rambling wildflowers mixing and mingling and an abunda...
18-07-2019 19:05

Design Dilemma: Tips for hiding television & media in your h

I am one of those people.One of those people who do not like to see media like televisions and sound systems out and about in my home.READ MORE......
15-07-2019 19:03

French Country Fridays- The most charming place to stay in P

Today, it is all about Paris and the most charming little apartment to stay in...READ MORE......
12-07-2019 19:05
11-07-2019 19:04

How to add country style charm to summer entertaining

Lazy sunshine filled days in the hammock, crickets chirping, fountains bubbling & warm nights dining out under the stars.And there are some simple Fre...
09-07-2019 19:06

French Country Fridays- 5 things perfect for summer stylings

Welcome to French Country FridaysThis week is all about 5 things that are perfect for summer stylings.Like layers of lovely white dishes.READ MORE......
05-07-2019 19:10

The easiest 15 minute fresh berry topped cake for any occasi

If you are like me... you might be dashing around the house cleaning and decorating and deciding that everything needs to be completely different the ...
03-07-2019 19:03

Tips for bringing just a carry on for 2 weeks in Europe

I am one of those girls who packs my suitcase until it is bursting at the seams.For an overnight trip to L.A. - and for something like 3 days at High ...
02-07-2019 19:03

20 minute decorating -ideas for the 4th of July

Today it is all about simple 20 minute decorating ideas- and with this being the week of the the 4th of July- I thought I would share a few ideas for ...
02-07-2019 19:03

French Country Fridays- vintage step ladder

Little vintage step ladders are not just step ladders.They can be used for several little vignettes and in several little spots.READ MORE......
28-06-2019 19:03

A few Flea Market Craigslist shopping tips

It is the thrill of the treasure hunt.The boxes and bins and old garden sheds full of who knows what you are going to find when you start sorting thro...
27-06-2019 19:05

A stop in charming Avignon, France

After being in Roquebrune for several days, we hopped on the train up to Avignonas we made our way back to Paris.And Avignon did not disappoint.READ M...
24-06-2019 19:02

French Country Fridays- The best sources for vintage rugs

Yes, that would be a Christmas tree in the background...and yes it is June. This isn't a holiday post- but finding the best places to get vintage ...
21-06-2019 19:06

4 ways to add French farmhouse charm to your kitchen

There is just something about a French farmhouse kitchen.Maybe it is that the kitchen is French or Farmhouse or in a French farmhouse that makes it ab...
19-06-2019 19:05

A medieval castle in Roquebrune, France & a few snaps from M

 Roquebrune was full of walking.And climbing. Up and down.And the most beautiful views everywhere you looked.READ MORE......
18-06-2019 19:04

French Country Fridays- Foxgloves in a cottage garden

Foxgloves and cottage gardens just go together...and those tall stately flowers in lush purples and creamy whites are some of my favorites in the gard...
14-06-2019 19:09

NEW French Country Cottage Everyday Elegance Linens

While I was in Europe being mesmerized by the elegance, the charm and the ambiance...I was also working on something back home. READ MORE......
11-06-2019 19:06

Celebrating Dad - and Giveaway with Greenworks

One of the things I remember doing when I was a little girl was following my dad aroundto help him with all the fun things he did.Dads just do fun stu...
11-06-2019 19:06

Five Minute Decorating: Ideas for adding low maintenance bea

Last week, I shared an idea from my book for creating a charming 'welcome' at a gathering at your home with a beach bike and blooms. And along...
08-06-2019 19:05

French Country Fridays- Vintage Bathroom Renovation Before &

It is a Cinderella story...One that started with a little old vintage bathroom that had been forgotten, neglected and vandalized over the years... but...
07-06-2019 19:06

A few simple ways to decorate with mirrors

I am a huge fan of mirrors... in pretty much every and any room in the house.READ MORE......
06-06-2019 19:06

A little old French village that stole my heart

Have you ever been somewhere and instantly felt a kindred connection" A place that felt so familiar... so welcoming and so incredibly enchanted. I fel...
05-06-2019 19:03

A few favorite tips for adding ambiance to summer parties

Ambiance is one of my favorite things when it comes to entertaining.Whether it is a dinner party for 2 or 10, a fireside evening with conversation by ...
03-06-2019 19:06

Simple & Charming Summer Party decor ideas

Warm sunshine filled days and evenings out under the stars- summer entertaining is just around the corner and I can hardly wait. READ MORE......
03-06-2019 19:06

French Country Friday- Eloquence Love

It is all about favorites and French Country on Friday...And today it is about one of my absolute favorite sources for French antiques & reproduction....
31-05-2019 19:04

French Cupboard & 4 things I look for when shopping for anti

Sometimes instant love just happens.You meet 'the one' and fall in love in a second. It might be your partner, a new furry friend or even a pl...
28-05-2019 19:06

Red, White & Blue & a story...

A story about a random stop in the middle of a 'finding myself' journey quite a few years ago now.It was a journey where I hopped in my car by...
28-05-2019 19:06

French Country Fridays- Favorite way to use French canisters

Happy Friday everyone.READ MORE......
24-05-2019 19:03

Travel Diaries- Cinque Terre, Italy

Colorful houses, little narrow alleys and so many steps that led to nooks and crannies and amazing little treasures... Cinque Terre, Italy is incredib...
22-05-2019 19:06

Getting the garden ready for entertaining the easy way

The garden by the greenhouse is growing in quite lush and beautiful with all that rain that we have been having here in northern California.READ MORE....
20-05-2019 19:06

French Country Fridays- 7 ways to enjoy copper in your home

Copper love is real.And copper isn't just for cooking with in the kitchen.READ MORE......
17-05-2019 19:07

Summer Florals in the attic

When it comes to summer refreshes -over here they often involve lightening and brightening and decluttering- and sometimes you want a simple update th...
15-05-2019 19:02

London Blooms

Can we talk about wisteria for a minute"It is seriously so incredibly beautiful and it was blooming away in London.READ MORE......
13-05-2019 19:06

French Country Fridays- 5 favorite room refreshes

Today on the blog it is French Country Fridays and all about favorite room refreshes. READ MORE......
10-05-2019 19:02

Architecture Love in Paris

Wandering the streets in Paris and snapping photos of pretty much every.single.building...READ MORE......
09-05-2019 19:07

High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour- day 1

It was a busy busy few days at spring High Point Market in North Carolina  and full of so much inspiration and so many ideas.READ MORE......
07-05-2019 19:03

A most charming apartment to stay in while in Paris

An apartment filled with charm and ambiance and all things fabulousAnd... this view.READ MORE......
06-05-2019 19:02

French Country Fridays- 5 simple charming mantel decor ideas

Simple charming mantel decorating ideas are always a good thing...And this week for French Country Fridays- it is all about mantel decor ideas.READ MO...
03-05-2019 19:02

20 minute decorating- Easy elegant flower arrangement

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02-05-2019 19:03

French Antique Inspirations & What I love at Eloquence

(Hint: Everything) High Point Market is Always a fun, inspiring and beauty filled experience. But sometimes, there is a little extra sprinkle of magic...
29-04-2019 19:06

Charming Mother's Day Table, Gift Ideas & Giveaway with Bals

Can you believe that Mother's Day is just around the corner"And that might mean planning brunch at a favorite restaurant, giving mom breakfast in ...
26-04-2019 19:03

French Country Fridays- why I love the marble counters in ou

It is all marble talk over here today for French Country Fridays.I'm tossing it back to a post about why I love having real marble counters in our...
26-04-2019 19:03

High Point Market - Made Goods

Sometimes you walk into a showroom at High Point Market and simply stop and stare.With so many different things catching your eye- you aren't real...
25-04-2019 19:05

Happy Earth Day- 7 Favorite Water Wise plants & a Giveaway

Happy Earth Day everyone.I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and we are starting the week off with a post that is all about celebrating Earth Day &...
22-04-2019 19:09

Weekend View- Happy Easter

Happy weekend everyone.READ MORE......
21-04-2019 19:02

French Country Fridays- 5 minute spring mantel decor

A spring mantel in about 5 minutes"Yes, please.READ MORE......
19-04-2019 19:03

10 Simple Easter Entertaining Ideas

When it comes to entertaining... I love the over the top decadent and elegant look.And keeping it easy to create at the same time.Which means, bringin...
17-04-2019 19:03

Vintage Zinc Bucket - and where to find one

The other day, I walked into a favorite store- and bumped into something vintage that jumped into my cart. This was not a vintage or antique shop... i...
15-04-2019 19:03

Home Style Saturday- French Cottage Bathroom

A favorite design project & a whole lot of french country charm in the bathroom.READ MORE......
13-04-2019 19:04

FCF- Greenhouse getaway

Today for French Country Friday it is all about our little greenhouse getaway...READ MORE......
12-04-2019 19:06

Spring Home Tour- In the Cottage Bedroom

Today is all about simple touches of spring in the little cottage bedroom... with favorites on repeat.READ MORE......
12-04-2019 19:06

On Trend - Velvet at High Point Market

Rich. Luxurious. Beautiful.How do you feel about velvet"READ MORE......
09-04-2019 19:05

French Country Fridays- Patio Refresh Planning

Warmer weather and sunshine has me thinking about outdoor living.READ MORE......
05-04-2019 19:04

Eloquence Antiques & Reproduction at High Point Market

Have you ever walked into a home or store and instantly felt a kindred connection"That comfortable, welcoming feeling... one that inspires you and tha...
04-04-2019 19:05

Fabulous Florals- French Country Cottage Florals with Balsam

Fabulous & Faux....introducing the latest addition to the French Country Cottage Florals Collection with Balsam Hill.One of the questions I am asked o...
01-04-2019 19:05

French Market Floral Wreath with Balsam Hill

A burst of fresh green, lush lilacs and a touch of pretty for a sprinkle of spring. READ MORE......
30-03-2019 19:05

French Country Friday- Wood Plank Walls and why I love them

I have a bit of an obsession with wood plank walls.Our 1940's cottage is full of original knotty pine walls and they are one of my favorite things...
29-03-2019 19:04

Early garden planning & a Giveaway

Wildflowers, garden roses and sweet peas... and lots of fresh tall grass. Spring is always a favorite time of year- everything is so green and lush an...
27-03-2019 19:05

The Best Place to find Copper Pots and Pans

Do you know how sometimes you walk into a store and find something you weren't looking forbut that you have to have because it fits perfectly with...
26-03-2019 19:04

French Country Fridays - Inspired outdoor hideaway

Happy Friday everyoneREAD MORE......
22-03-2019 19:05

In the little cottage- 5 minute spring decorating

Spring decor is fairly simple around our house... and it usually involves flowers. It might be a big bouquet on the table, a tiny vase tucked on a she...
20-03-2019 19:02

How a simple change can bring a fresh look

A new look.That whole idea that comes with a makeover... oftentimes people think in order to create a fresh new look- it has to be a lot of work, a lo...
18-03-2019 19:02

French Country Friday- French Country Cottage Faux Florals

Last year in spring, I was so excited to share a new collection of French Country Cottage designed faux flowers in partnership with Balsam Hill. It wa...
15-03-2019 19:10

5 simple and elegant centerpiece ideas for Easter

When it comes to spring and Easter table settingsI am pretty much obsessed with all things pastel, muted and pretty on repeat.READ MORE......
13-03-2019 19:02

Spring 2019 High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour

Inspiration. Design. Decor. Vintage. Modern. On Trend.  Classic. All perfect words for describing High Point Market (among many many others)and I am s...
12-03-2019 19:02

Inspiration- a Vintage Step Ladder in the bathroom

I was minding my own business while at a book singing recently when I bumped into something that had to come home with me.It was one of those little t...
11-03-2019 19:02

Lilac & olive branch inspired table & rustic cake

When the lilacs start blooming... I start getting a bit of an itch  to place a whole vase full of them on the kitchen island, put little jars of them ...
08-03-2019 19:03

Feathered Nest Friday

It's that time again...Here is what I shared this week:READ MORE......
08-03-2019 19:03

French Country Fridays- Poster Bed Details

A favorite piece of furniture and a favorite little furry friend- Sweet Pea.READ MORE......
08-03-2019 19:03

7 ways to use charming benches & stools in your home- and wh

They are one of those things.Things you don't necessarily think belong somewhere... until they do.I am talking about little wood stools.Painted, n...
06-03-2019 19:03

5 tips for an elegant spring table setting

It is March... and even though we have lots of rain and there is winter weather in a lot of places- March is pretty much the start of spring posts and...
04-03-2019 19:02

Weekend View

Happy Sunday everyone.A quiet weekend here playing catch up and listening to the rain falling outside. After the busy of the conference and travel, so...
03-03-2019 19:03

French Country Fridays - A vintage inspired kitchen island

Give me all things vintage... or vintage inspired.In our vintage kitchen- I knew I needed to find a perfect unique and charming piecefor the island.RE...
01-03-2019 19:03

Feathered Nest Friay

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!I hope your week has been going well!READ MORE......
01-03-2019 19:03

Collecting- Tips for collecting and enjoying vintage silver

Vintage silver.No matter what it is, size, shape or style- vintage silver is one of those things I have a hard time walking by at a flea market or in ...
27-02-2019 19:03

Simple elegant French style deconstructed chair

Sometimes you bump into something that you didn't  even know you were missing.You walk by it. You see it. You stop. You back up.You look around to...
25-02-2019 19:02

French Country Fridays- Simple Buckets of Blooms

Happy Friday everyone.This weeks French Country Friday is all about bloomsand how simple buckets can be a perfect way to enjoy them in your home.READ ...
22-02-2019 19:10

10 easy ways to create a cozy home

If you are like me... you love ambiance and a whole lot of cozy in the winter.When it is cold and gray outside and the rain is on repeat-  living, rel...
20-02-2019 19:05

The Best sources for Vintage Rugs & where to find New Rugs w

I have been on a quest recently.A quest for vintage sprinkled with charm. READ MORE......
18-02-2019 19:05

Design Influencers Conference Book Signing- More Details

Can you believe that Design Influencers Conference is just around the corner"I am already packed and ready to go ( I might be a bit early) and can har...
16-02-2019 19:02

French Country Fridays- Perfectly Imperfect - My Book

This week, French Country Friday is about all things French, design & decorating and inspiration.And I am sharing a story that is close to my heart. R...
15-02-2019 19:03

Simple Ideas, Desserts & Table settings for Valentine's Day

It is that week of the year when foil wrapped chocolate hearts, sweet little notes and a table set with candles and a delicious dessert is on calendar...
13-02-2019 19:06

French Cottage Bathroom Before & After, Tips and GiveawaY

You know how bathroom renovations go...You start with whatever is in place, you dream about what you wish was in place...and then you go about designi...
12-02-2019 19:07

French Country Fridays- simple spring vignettes

It is that French Country Friday time againand this week, it is all about simple spring vignette ideas.Yes, even in February.READ MORE......
08-02-2019 19:05

8 tips for shopping and scoring vintage Craigslist

You know that moment.When you are walking through a flea marketand you spot something in the corner of a booth just ahead.Your palms start to get a li...
06-02-2019 19:03

Details- all about this little vintage chest of drawers and

Vintage. Dainty. Gold. Detailed and charming.I am pretty much obsessed with Vintage Florentine furniture.What is not to love"READ MORE......
05-02-2019 19:04

French Country Friday- Simple Romance

It is just around the corner... that day full of red and pink hearts, chocolates and roses.And maybe a bit of of peanut butter chocolate cheesecake ov...
01-02-2019 19:04

Vintage floral painted beds in the attic

Sometimes you find an old vintage treasure just waiting to be discovered and fall in love. You can instantly imagine where it will go and how perfect ...
30-01-2019 19:07

18 Ornate French Vintage Style Mirrors for layering

Antique mirrors are one of my weaknesses. Tall and stately and small and charming.I fall for the ones with less than perfect looking glass- and often ...
28-01-2019 19:05

French Country Fridays - Soft Surroundings Collection

Happy Friday everyone.READ MORE......
25-01-2019 19:06

Tips to keep cut hydrangeas from wilting

It goes something like this... You see a gorgeous bunch of hydrangeas at the market. Put them in your cart, maybe even grab a second bunch because the...
22-01-2019 19:05

Design Influencers Conference- and why you should attend

When you find a conference that brings together amazing designers and influencers and some of the most incredible brands and partnership opportunities...
21-01-2019 19:06

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

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

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

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

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