Showing posts with label COUNTRY LIVING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COUNTRY LIVING. Show all posts

Friday, July 25, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-VINTAGE CAMPER EDITION

 

DEAR LIZZIE

I’ve always loved tiny vintage campers, and I am amazed at the transformations that people make with them.  Isn’t all of this vintage red and white fun?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-LIVING SPACE EDITION

HOUSE & HOME

Some of us call it a living room and others call it a family room.  Sometimes, they are even called great rooms.

Friday, April 18, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-RENOVATION EDTION

I love to see an old house renovated, especially if it looks like it is likely to be demolished.  Did you see this amazing restoration in Mississippi, shared by COUNTRY LIVING?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-DO IT YOURSELF EASTER EDITION

 

Ribbon Egg

I LOVE TO CREATE

Y’all know I’m not a crafty person.  But, I like to pretend that I’m crafty (or that I’m going to get crafty) by saving wonderful do it yourself ideas.  Today I’m sharing some do-it-yourself Easter ideas.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-MARCH 7

Petite salle de bain champêtre

MAISON & DEMEURE

I am smitten with this charming bathroom.  I always love a claw foot tub, but I’m not sure that I would think of painting it yellow.  The window treatment is such a formal look for the bathroom.  I wouldn’t have thought of long draperies behind the tub, but I love what they do for the room.  I even like the weathered little step stool

Friday, September 27, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, I am always dreaming of outdoor spaces.

SOUTHERN LIVING

SOUTHERN LIVING

There are a number of ideas that appeal to me in this image from Southern Living.  Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine, and I love that they line both sides of this path of pavers.  I like the picket fence, the little bistro set, the urns at the end of the path, and the structure (created from old windows).  A charming getaway in the backyard.

 

COUNTRY LIVING

COUNTRY LIVING

Toile slipcovers are just the icing on the cake in this image.  The stone walls and the gray painted door and shutters and the rough stone floor add to the French look, and did you notice the little demilune table and the mirror? 

 

COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES

JACK ARNOLD’S HOME AS FEATURED IN VERANDA MAGAZINE, POSTED ON
COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES BLOG

.Who knew the golfer, Jack Arnold, liked French Country design?  Isn’t this kitchen amazing?  That huge black island, the china hutch filled with Ironstone, the hanging cooper pots, that range alcove – oh, be still my heart.  And I love that it looks like you have the option of an open kitchen, or you can slide those big, beautiful doors, and hide the mess.  Edited to add:  My photos and information about this home came from another blog.  A very astute reader, Suzy, kindly took the time to email me to let me know that she thought this might be the home of Jack Arnold, the Tulsa, Oklahoma architect.  I found his blog and saw a photo from his home, and Suzy was right!  Jack Arnold designs gorgeous French style homes.  Between he and Charles Faudree, I’ve decided there must be fabulous French design in the water in Tulsa!  Thank you so much, Suzy, for letting me know so I could correct this post.

COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES

JACK ARNOLD’S HOME AS FEATURED IN VERANDA MAGAZINE, POSTED ON
COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES BLOG

I think, before Pinterest started telling me I had already pinned something, I pinned this study four times. I love all of this room.  I can imagine selecting a book from those beautifully painted built-in shelves; taking it to the bench in front of those wonderful glass doors; and spending an afternoon reading with a breeze blowing through the opened doors.  And that Frenchy looking painted desk and the toile upholstered French chairs aren’t bad either.

 

COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES

JACK ARNOLD’S HOME AS FEATURED IN VERANDA MAGAZINE, POSTED ON COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES BLOG

Can you tell I’m a little smitten with his home?  Oh my goodness, those big blue shutters, those curved dormer windows, and that open structure with a fireplace (which appears to be the back of a garage).  Look at that manicured lawn, and I love the vine covered arch between the two structures.

 

BACK PORCH MUSINGS

BACK PORCH MUSINGS

The mantel in Pat’s Lodge room is beautifully decorated for Fall.  I love those tall pinecone filled branches on each side, as well as the addition of Pine tree needles framing the beautiful pumpkins and leaves on the mantel.  And she tied everything together with a beautiful Fall painting.

ADVENTURES IN DECORATING

ADVENTURES IN DECORATING

Another gorgeous Fall mantel.  I love the falling leaves, hanging from the mantel, and even scattered on the hearth.  The pretty brown urn is decorated with straw and pumpkins.  I even like the way a pumpkin is tilted against the urn, as if it just grew there. 

THE ENCHANTED HOME

THE ENCHANTED HOME

Isn’t this bay of  tall, stacked windows breath-taking?  I could do some serious dreaming while sitting in this spot.

I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite images as much as I enjoy them.  Thanks for stopping in today.  laurie

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Friday, September 20, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

There is no rhyme or reason for my favorites today.  I started out with some beautiful home images, and suddenly found myself posting fun Halloween ideas. 

SEPT 19 FF 1

COUNTRY LIVING

There is nothing I don’t like about this image.  I love it all – the color scheme, those curtains, that shabby table, the roosters, and the overall casual and inviting feel.

SEPT 19 FF 2

KNIGHT CARR & COMPANY

Buffalo checked fabrics always attract me.  The unique and gorgeous hutch, filled with Majolica, makes me sigh, and I want the three confit pots on top of the hutch.  The symmetry of the hutch wall, with the framed botanicals on each side appeal to me too.  Although I’m on a mission to add touches of red to our home, and I really like the upholstery on the bench, the bench and the rug seem to not fit with the balanced look of this room.  But who am I to question REAL decorators?  I think my obsession with symmetry is rearing its ugly head.

SEPT 19 FF 3

KNIGHT CARR & COMPANY

Another of their images that speaks to me --  the long, shabby desk, those figural lamps, the French style chair and a wonderful window.  And to top it all off, a blue and white pot filled with Hydrangeas. My obsession with symmetry is showing again, because I love the vignette on this desk.

Master Bath

SOUTHERN LIVING

What a unique tub, and it would be wonderful to be able to soak and enjoy a view to the outside – especially if there is a walled courtyard outside.  Isn’t that wall-mounted tub fixture great?

SEPT 19 FF -4

ITSY BITS AND PIECES

This is when my brain suddenly, and without any thought, switched to Halloween images.  I love this moon face, painted on a baseball, and the funnel hat topping it.  The cherry wallpaper behind it is so cute, and of course, a rooster and hen are always welcome in one of my favorite images.  I even like the addition of an old bingo ball to keep the moon from rolling.

Night of Terror

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I think this literary nod to Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe is so fun, and even makes a pretty vignette.  I’ve always loved antique typewriters, and isn’t that old clock face a great addition?  I even like the pumpkin-filled wire basket under the desk.

SEPT 19 FF 7

AROUND THE HOUSE

If you haven’t met Agatha and Andrew and their twins, Hattie and Hugo, you need to go over to see them.  They are house-sitting for Phyllis for awhile, and Agatha is guest posting on her blog.  They are such a fun family, and this week, they are hosting an hors devours party to introduce a Count and Countess.

SEPT 19 FF 8

AROUND THE HOUSE

They also seem to be enjoying the pool!

LADIES HOME JOURNAL

These tiny, pierced pumpkins look so pretty on the candlesticks.  I'm thinking that scooping a tiny pumpkin out wouldn’t be as yucky as working with a big one.  I hope to try to replicate these this season.  Don’t be surprised if you find a tablescape on my blog, with these pumpkin candles marching down the center of the table.  But then again, don’t be surprised if you don’t find them on a tablescape.  I am great at dreaming of completing projects, but not so great at implementing the projects.

Reminder:  These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post one of my “Featured” buttons (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide. 

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

I enjoyed sharing some of my faves today, and I hope you enjoyed seeing them.  Thank you for coming to see them.  laurie