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Monday, February 25, 2013


My little French corner (no, not French Quarter) is in our front entry.  Although the tea table is not French, it is a piece of furniture I’ve always loved.  My Mother bought it for me when we were antiquing together about 35 years ago.  I love the beaded wood and the original glass in the doors. (That glass does NOT need to be cleaned.  That is glare from the lights in the room.  That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it!)

table front
When I spotted this cloche with all the Frenchiness on it, I had to order it.

eifl twr on cloche
Can you see my little Quimper pottery French people who populate this cloche?

quimper btr
Please pretend that this tarnished silverware and the vintage blue vase that holds it are French.


fltware btr
My brandy snifter, turned upside down to simulate a cloche, holds a little drawing of the Eiffel Tower.

brandy snifter
I bought this framed tapestry at an estate sale several years ago.

eifl tower tapstry

The French book belonged to my Mother.

The settee is upholstered in French toile.

When my sweetheart and I were newlyweds, I found these pieces of needlepoint in a junk store.  They must have been created by someone in the same personality group as me.  She never made them into whatever they were supposed to become, so I framed them.  I think the little boy on the rocking horse is holding a French flag, so I have decided they are French. 


Between those “French” needlepoint pictures, I hung another framed tapestry I purchased at an estate sale.  I apologize for all the glare in my photos.  I didn’t realize I was posting such glare-producing photos – cloches and glass fronted pictures.  What was I thinking?

cow tapstry
My little folding table has a French coat of arms on it. 
coat of arms
I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.  Thanks for coming to see my little corner of France.  I’ve been so busy with my two granddaughters (who are staying with us part time) that I haven’t been able to visit many of my favorite blogs.  I’m not going to miss those posts though.  I’ll be there soon.  laurie


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the toile settee. It's very French looking. The miniatures are so cute. Perfect for a cloche. Laurie, what are the figurines up on the shelves? They look interesting too.

Dewena said...

I enjoyed so much learning about your little French corner. Everything in it plays off each other beautifully. I especially love the framed needlepoint pictures and the larger tapestry picture, but it all is fascinating. And do tell, what is all the interesting silver behind the glass doors in the lovely table?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your little french corner in your home - thanks for sharing. I am sure you have been busy taking care of your grands.
Have a great week.

Sarah said...

Laurie, loved a visit to your French Corner. It is full of goodies. Thanks for sharing it with us. Who makes the cloche? I may need to order one of these. LOL
~ Sarah

Stacey said...

Laurie, your little people are so sweet. I've never seen those before. You have more fun little spots than anybody.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that piece Laurie...just love it! And all of your wonderful frenchiness! And that cloche...gorgeous!
You have the funnest, cutest and best stuff!
I know how busy it is with little ones around, take care dear.
Big Hugs,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, I love it all. Your french corner is wonderful. Love the tapestry's, they are beautiful, and of course the "french" cloche is definitely my favorite. What a super find. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You have mini qui per people! I had no idea of such a sweet!

Celestina Marie said...

Love your french corner with the perfect details. The cloche with the mini french people is darling.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

So Frenchy, love your "little people" under the cloche. Your header is also perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

Unknown said...

I love the French toile and oh, the cloche too! Both have captured my heart! <3

Debbie said...

I refuse to check the other comments to see if someone has already said, "ooh la la!" I want to pretend to be the first to be so Frenchy in my comment. Ha!

I love every detail, and my favorite part of all is the fact that you even have a French book for the finishing touch.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how themes seem to run through my favorite blogs. I was thinking of posting a French-themed vignette tomorrow and here you are with your very beautiful corner. And you know that I covet those Breton figurines. Lovely visit to your home!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've put together such a pretty spot to enjoy. It's so much nicer to collect things over time!