Monday, October 31, 2011

WHITE PUMPKINS~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


There is something about white pumpkins that I just love.

Maybe it's that they are quiet and serene...

That they easily nestle in to most decorating styles and colors

That they are so sweet in their shabby white, pale gray and soft yellow tones

Or just that they are charming

What ever it is,
this year my love affair with those little white pumpkins has
been bigger than ever.

We did pick up the beautiful oranges for jack o lanterns
and we placed a few more wee oranges in the window boxes
for some Autumn color

Though it's mostly been the white ones that have
found themselves dotting little vignettes
here and there

I love white pumpkins and seashells


white pumpkins and flowers

or white pumpkins all by themselves

So charming!


~OR~


HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!


We have last minute company coming shortly
so just a quick post this morning.
I have a couple exciting projects and reveals coming up
so stay tuned
and
Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!
Enter to win a copy of Carolyne Roehm's
A PASSION FOR INTERIORS
Go HERE to enter.

Friday, October 28, 2011

FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY & GIVEAWAY!!


It's the week before Halloween....


When all things creepy and spooky come out...


Are you ready?


Have you picked out the perfect pumpkin for carving?


Finished your decorating
bought lots of candy
and found the perfect costume for
trick or treating?


Just a few Halloween inspirations today.


I have been painting and sewing this week
and getting outside in this glorious weather and
enjoying all the beautiful Autumn colors.
Yep... I guess Fall is definitely here!
We live in a historic area of California that gets loads of colorful leaves and trees
and it is so beautiful to walk the trails with them falling all around you.
Not so great for my allergies... but beautiful!
:)

This week-
feel free to link up ALL your Halloween inspirations
as well as your regular decorating, flea finds, etc.
Link whatever you would like!


Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!
I am giving away a copy of
Carolyne Roehm's

A PASSION FOR INTERIORS
An absolutely gorgeous inspiring book!!

to go to the post to learn more about it and to enter to win.
GOOD LUCK!

Let's do a review of last week-
and then get the party started!

Villa Barnes shared this fantastic creation for hanging a towel.
Amazing!


Something Created Everyday shared her bathroom reveal.
LOVE her shelf idea!!


Where the Grass is Greener shared some fantastic Halloween decorations!
WOW!


Purple Chocolat Home shared an inspired Halloween tablescape~
*LOVE*

Tales from an OC Cottage shared this darling little pumpkin
and cute story to go along with it!


Grab a Featured button if you would like!
Welcome new party goers
and thank you to all my party animal friends
:)
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each week!
:)

PLEASE SHARE
decorating, flea finds, designs, transformations
crafts, table settings, etc.
ANYTHING related to feathering your nest!

**PLEASE BE A GRACIOUS FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY GUEST**
Make sure you post a button or a link back to the party on your post.

I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BECOME A FRIEND/FOLLOWER
if you aren't already.
The Follow button is on my sidebar at the top

THANKS SO MUCH!

Sharing with these lovely girls



Thursday, October 27, 2011

A PASSION FOR INTERIORS GIVEAWAY

I don't know about you...
but I start my Holiday shopping early.


We pick up little things here and there as we find them
and set them aside



So gifts for the upcoming Holidays
are already on my mind...

One of my favorite things to give as gifts are books...
and this book is pure eye candy for anyone
who loves elegant design & attention to detail.


'A Passion For Interiors'
by Carolyne Roehm



This is definitely a drool-worthy design book
it is huge and filled with
absolutely gorgeous rooms.

I love how elegant & interesting all of Carolyne Roehm's spaces are.
The colors.
The furnishings.
The beautiful details and touches that complete the room.


I love to be inspired by gorgeous designs
and this book most definitely inspires!



Carolyne's rooms are decorated with a style and flair similar
to a well-dressed woman.
They are elegant, luxurious and pulled together
but comfortable and welcoming.


After all~
she worked with Oscar De La Renta...
so you know the girl has some style!

Well, back to gifts...

I am giving away a copy of this gorgeous inspiring book
to one of my readers!


Perfect for you
or for you to give it as a gift to someone special in your life
who loves and appreciates beautiful rooms!

To enter to win:

You must be a follower of French Country Cottage
and leave a comment on this post.
(Mandatory)



For more chances to win
(optional)

Share the giveaway on your blog and come back and leave
a separate comment telling me

Share the giveaway on Facebook and come back here and leave a
separate comment telling me

Tweet about the giveaway and
come back here and leave a separate comment telling me.


That's it!!
Winner announced November 3rd!

Good Luck!

See you tonight for Feathered Nest Friday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

DREAMY RUFFLES



It's true...


I have been having a bit of a love affair.



What can I say?
I have no excuse ...
I can't even apologize for it...

because I kind of like it

I have been drawn to the romantic lately.
To the dreamy, the shabby, the delightfulness of faded colors,
vintage fabrics and lots of
ruffles.


I see table linens, a duvet cover for my bed, pillow covers
and slipcovers... all made from something different.



I had a round ottoman that was needing some love...
so I got out the scissors and turned that something from Overstock into a slipcover.



I am loving how it turned out
and with all it's dreamy white ruffliciousness...
it's perfect.





Friday, October 21, 2011

FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY

It's Fall break at our house-
so we have been busy working on projects...


enjoying the beautiful warm weather,
getting a little Halloween decorating done

and doing a little sleeping in too.

:)


I tried Annie Sloan chalk paint for the first time yesterday on one of my old mirrors.
Loving the color of the Duck Egg Blue- it is so pretty and so perfectly french!
Here's the post if you want to take a peek at the before & after
I have the perfect piece to transform with the next color I am trying
French Linen.
I think it is going to turn out amazing!!
Stay tuned!
~
Last week's party was fantastic as usual!
Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to share all that you do!
Can't wait to see what you have been up to this week!!

My Creative Life Diary shared this gorgeousness-
such a beautiful vignette!


Love this charming chair re-do over at PJH Designs

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Abby's Paperie Garden shared these darling tulle flowers
So pretty!

Crafted Niche shared her Ballard Designs knockoff table
it came out amazing!


Bella's Rose Cottage has such charming Halloween decor
I love it.


Freddy and Petunia's bench didn't start out as a bench...
you have to check it out to learn more!

Grab a Featured button if you would like!

Welcome new party goers
and thank you to all my party animal friends
:)
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each week!
:)

PLEASE SHARE
decorating, flea finds, designs, transformations
crafts, table settings, etc.
ANYTHING related to feathering your nest!

**PLEASE BE A GRACIOUS FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY GUEST**
Make sure you post a button or a link back to the party on your post.

I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BECOME A FRIEND/FOLLOWER
if you aren't already.
The Follow button is on my sidebar at the top

THANKS SO MUCH!

Sharing with these lovely girls