French Wine Bottle Picnic Basket and The French Country Style Magazine

Hope everyone had a most wonderful Easter! . .

We had our traditional Easter Egg Hunt . . .

~ ~ and I promised my granddaughter that we will have a “re-play” with her friends.

Easter 2014

I have been busy “fluffing the house” for an upcoming event . . .

~ ~ that I can tell you all about on Wednesday.. .

~ ~ ~ ~ and bringing in more of my French finds into the decor . .

French Wine Picnic Carrier

A French Wine Bottle Picnic Basket

French Wine Picnic Carrier

French Wine Picnic Carrier

I placed a plant in the area where possibly a plate of fruits and cheeses would go . .

I have never seen a basket like this before and glad I purchased it.

French Copper Pots

And finally hung these two copper pots that I also bought in France.

And now . . . I want to give a big shout out and congratulations . . .

~ ~ to my dear friend Kim (Savvy Southern Style) for this:


She got the cover!!!! . . .

And I have to mention that my friend Linda made that pillow on the chair!!

~ ~ so her pillow is famous too!

I could not wait to get my copy of the magazine . . I bought several! :)

Country French Style Magazine

They nailed the Title . . Effortless Elegance is right!

I remember the day when Kim bought this gorgeous piece…

~ ~ we were at Queen of Hearts when she spotted this . . love at first sight!

We could hear the choir of angels sing, “Take me home Kim” . . and she did!!

French Country Style Magazine

French Country Style Magazine

And her “famous” sunroom . . .

French Country Style Magazine

As you can see and many of you know, Kim’s home is elegant, yet so cozy and warm…

There are many, many gorgeous homes featured this issue…a must, must to buy!!!

Have a most beautiful day!!!

Buffalo Checks in the Dining Room


Hello everyone! I have been a bit M.I.A. recently . . . ~ ~ working on my projects for an upcoming event. Today, I want to show you a bit of “buffalo” in the dining room . . It all started with this: A pillow that my friend Linda made for me . . as […]

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High Point Market Spring 2014 {Bramble Company Furniture}


I was only able to spend one afternoon at the High Point Spring Market . . ~ ~ so one of my “must sees” was the Bramble Company Furniture showroom. Before Kristen (Sophia’s Decor) and I met up with Courtney (French Country Cottage).. ~ ~ we made a “bee-line” to Bramble . . Here is […]

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A Series of Changes {Slipcovered Ottomans}


Well it’s official… ~ ~ I had to place my friend Linda (Kristen’s Mom) on the payroll. I am truly keeping her busy these days on my sewing projects! Today, you will see one of 4 projects she is doing for me . . . I have three ottomans under my sofa table . . […]

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Upper Porch for Spring 2014


The moment the temps reached the 70′s . . ~ ~ I was off and running to Lowe’s to get some plants for the upper porch. The upper porch was truly sad with the lack of flowers. I found the yellow and taupe outdoor pillows at HomeGoods . . ~ ~ thought that they would […]

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Prairie Style Magazine Is Back by Popular Demand!


It is well known among my family and friends that I am a magazine hoarder! Yes, I have magazines dating back to the 70′s. . . ~ ~ ~ and many that are no longer in print Today, I am so very happy to announce that PRAIRIE STYLE MAGAZINE . . . . . IS […]

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New “wheels” in the Media room


I have been busy . . . ~ ~ and somewhat in a “mini panic mode” . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ preparing for something exciting to come in a couple of weeks. Done my fair of shopping these past couple of days. . . ~ ~ and there are some new “wheels” in […]

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Some things that make me happy . . Flowers and a Feature . .


What makes you happy?…. Happy is a great pot of hydrangeas when your hydrangea shrub . . ~ ~ is just a sea of sticks right now. Happy is cute moss covered bunnies prancing across the table . . Happy is a silver pitcher full of flowers and crystal pineapples Happy is a new magazine […]

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A Room That “Laundry is a Pleasure” {Vintage Laundry Room}


My philosophy is that a room that’s designated for “daily chores” . . . ~ ~ should be happy and and a pleasure to be in . . ~ ~ ~ ~ well maybe, most of the time. Loved ones with dirty clothes! When we relocated many years ago from Florida to NC . . […]

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Dreaming of Flowers and a Feature


For many of us, we had a break this weekend . . . ~ ~ a break from rain and cold. However, it started again on Sunday . . rain and cold. Today was beautiful with a cloudless Carolina blue sky . . I can only dream of flowers that will come . . . […]

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