Antique French Buffet and A Giveaway {Soft Surroundings}

I have been talking about my beautiful Antique French Buffet that I purchased in France . . .

. . . and finally, today is the reveal!!

And to celebrate . . . there is a fabulous giveaway from Soft Surroundings!

A hand carved 18th Century Wild Cherry Buffet . . .

~ ~ ~ purchased in Deauville, France.

I fell in love with the beautiful patina and carvings.

And the amazing hardware . . .

When trying to decide how I wanted to style the buffet. . .

~ ~ ~ I thought it only appropriate to style it with many of my french treasures.

Like this wonderful 17th Century Vinegar Jar . . .

And this well loved antique bread basket.

Beautiful monogrammed grain sack, antique glass molds . . .

A pretty green demijohn purchased from this quaint shop near Caen.

The wicker demijohns are ones that I already had . . .

~ ~ however the book underneath is from the same quaint shop near Caen, France.

You may have noticed this gorgeous iron scroll work on the buffet.

It is the Iron Scroll Lamp (Top Rated) by Soft Surroundings!

When this lamp arrived from Soft Surroundings, I knew it would be perfect for my buffet . .

~ ~ that was arriving from France.

I just love the shape of the lamp shade.

~ ~ and the beautiful fabric and trim.

Did I mention that Soft Surroundings has just released their new Home Decor Catalog ? !!!

Of their Spring Furniture and Decor Collection.

They also have a team of talented designers, headed by Robin . .

~ ~ who make trips to France frequently to gain inspiration for their home decor . .

~ ~ to bring back gorgeous antiques for their Brocantes Antiques section of the catalog . .

~ ~ ~ that are available for purchase . .

Like this gorgeous 18th Century Armoire:

Now, I am happy to announce that Soft Surroundings is giving away a $50.00 gift card . .

~ ~ to my readers toward any purchase from their site.

Enter below via the Rafflecopter . .

Remember when leaving a comment, let us know what your favorite Soft Surroundings item is!!

Have a wonderful day and good luck!!

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  1. Sigh – it’s fabulous! The buffet and all your French finds – including that demijohn!
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  2. Always enjoy your post, your finds and your make-overs! How about styling for an RV???

  3. Buffet and other finds are absolutely beautiful! You have a fantastic taste!

  4. I love your buffet! Actually, I love all things French! Always enjoy your decorating!!

  5. Oh Shirley, you never disappoint me with all your beautiful treasures. The buffet is stunning and I can see why you fell in love with it. I like all the French items with it.
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  7. Oh Mamma! That has got to be the prettiest piece of heaven I have ever seen and we would have had to arm wrestle for it if I had been there with you. Love it and love your beautiful blog.

    Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  8. Shirley, I have to say this has to be my favorite vignette. I love the buffet and all it’s beautiful details. The way you have it staged is just breathtaking, again I love all the French treasures you have on it as well as that stained glass window.

  9. Wow, Love love love your buffet. Now I see why you fell in love with it. The color, the lines and especially the hardware are to die for!
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  10. First of all — THAT BUFFET! I’m speechless… great find!! And now for Soft Surroundings, I stalk their website regularly so I can’t possibly pick a favorite item! Drapes? Sweaters? Lamps? My $50 would be well-spent. 🙂 Thanks for hosting!
    xo Heidi
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  11. Swoon Shirley~ What a beautiful treasure your buffet is! It’s wonderful under your stained glass window with your green demijohn. I adore your grain sack and bread basket too. I clicked over to look at the Soft Surroundings catalog, I had to chuckle at the adorable Maggie Ottoman…as if! My spoiled pups would rather be curled up in the chair or the sofa 🙂
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  12. Lisa cooper says

    I would love to get the Corica cofee table from Soft Surroundings.

  13. Oh Shirley she is a beauty!! LOVE all those pretty details and love the beautiful vignette you created on top…very french! Your new lamp is perfect for that piece…such a pretty iron base and fabulous shade! Count me in:)
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  14. Your new old buffet is gorgeous. I love how you added the French items as your vignette.
    I bet you are ready for the 2014 trip to France.

  15. Your buffet is amazing, Shirley. Absolutely gorgeous piece!

    I love Soft Surroundings, your lamp is beautiful. Did you know Soft Surroundings is based in St Louis?

    Fabulous giveaway!
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  16. The new buffet is amazing, I am looking for a piece like that but may be on the hunt for some time. You did great while in France.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous buffet and the vignette is so perfect. I love that lamp!!
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  19. Wow that is one gorgeous piece Shirley!! The color and patina are amazing.
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  20. Love everything – especially the lamp and window.

  21. just love your finds! it would be so hard to pick one thing at soft surroundings but more than likely i would go for the corinne mirror…or a lamp. audra bender

  22. It looks like you found some great pieces in France! Love the vinegar jar and the glass demijohn, but my favorite thing is always that stained glass window! ;o)

  23. p.s. Enjoy the snow!

  24. Gorgeous, Shirley! And, you’ve styled it all so beautifully! I can see why you fell in love with the piece. It’s stunning! 🙂

    What a great giveaway, too! I have been browsing through the Soft Surroundings catalogs I’ve gotten in the mail and have yet to order anything but have been really tempted! I’ll be looking some more and will be entering the rafflecopter. Thank you!
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  25. I can see why you fell in love with this piece. The detail is one of a kind. Love your vignette too. I’m on the hunt for a Demijohn.

  26. Beautiful! So glad to have found your blog.

  27. It is just gorgeous, Shirley! I love the size and that hardware is amazing. Love the lampshade on your new lamp, too.
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  28. Love all the spring additions to the catalogue, especially the Nicolette chandelier.

  29. What a beautiful piece of furniture, simply wonderful. I love how you have decorated it with all of your french finds! The lamp shade and especially the scroll iron work of the base, so unique. Thanks for sharing. ~Gin~

  30. Everything is beautiful Shirley! What an amazing piece to add to your beautiful home! Love the lamp as well and everything Soft Surroundings offers!~~Angela
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  31. Shirley, your buffet is gorgeous! The lamp is stunning on it! Your vignettes on the chest are perfect! Soft Surrounding has always been one of my favorite catalogs to receive. I have had my eye on the Tristan wing chair for a guest bedroom. I know you are enjoying the items you shipped back from France! It has been fun to see what you purchased!

  32. This is absolutely beautiful. The hinges, door openers and the finish is gorgeous. Wish I had found this one B4 you.

  33. Your buffet is gorgeous! Loving that hardware too! All your finds look so great together! 😉

  34. First of all, what a lovely buffet and French items on top. How lucky are you? Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  35. Love your buffet Shirley! It’s gorgeous!Love all your french finds on top, as well.
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  36. I love your new french buffet. GORGEOUS! I would like to be entered in the giveaway. I love the Montparnasse coffee table they have. It would be perfect for my living room. Thanks!
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  37. That is such a beautiful piece! The way that you’ve styled it looks like it’s right out of a french shop. I love the color of the wood and the carvings it has.
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  38. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too! If I won, I would purchase a couple of the provence tissue box holders. I have tissue boxes all over my house and would love to have something pretty to put them in!
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  39. Linda miller says

    Your new buffet looks lovely and the styling with all of your French treasures enhances its beauty. I especially love the olive jar. The only souvenir I brought home from Cannes was same olive oil! I know you will enjoy this piece for many years and it will bring back memories of your special trip each time you admire it. PS the iron basket from Soft Surroundings would look great in my Colorado home.

  40. Shirley, thank you for your visit and lovely comment…so happy to have found you as well! That buffet is simply gorgeous and beautifully styled….are you and Kim bestest girlfriends?? If not, you should be….!!! N.xo
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  41. Patty soriano says

    This is an awesome buffet and I bet you’re excited to have it ! Thank you for this giveaway. I’ve also Liked your Facebook page. Need to go take a look at the treasures at Soft Surroundings! I didn’t realize they also have regular stores and discovered there is one in the city near me!

  42. Shirley, LOVE is the word that comes to mind. The hardware is stunning and the age is just fantastic. What a gorgeous piece and the vignette is so pretty. I am a huge fan of Soft Surroundings. I wish I had Twitter but don’t. Great giveaway, hope I win. I am going to check out their home décor and request information. Exciting!!!

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  43. Patty soriano says

    I do not know if I can choose just one favorite thing from SS. I love the olive bucket, the mirrors, the busts, but out in front is the tall bell jar. Lovely!

  44. Great purchase. I love soft surroundings, especially their bedding.
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  45. The buffet is gorgeous, but I have to say that my favorite thing is your stained-glass window! It’s the same shape as mine, and I just love the colors. What a treasure! As for the Soft Surroundings site (I love their stuff), I have been eyeing the extra-long balloon bedskirt for awhile. One of these days I’ll take the plunge and buy it!
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  46. Linda Cavataio says

    The buffet is amazing and love the lamp! 🙂

  47. cAROLYN g. says

    So sophisticated and elegant! I can see why you fell in love with the buffet!

  48. CAROLYN G. says

    I love the Soft Surroundings Spruce Lidded Iron Container and the Distressed Flameless Candles.

  49. No question, you have all the right stuff for your buffet. I see why you didn’t want to leave it behind.
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  50. What a stunning piece….I love the vignette on top! I have a French baguette basket too but never thought to turn it over….I love that idea! I have been eyeing the flameless candles at Soft Surroundings for quite a while. I love their catalog and always keep it on my coffee table for inspiration.

  51. such beautiful pictures. I’m always in awe!

  52. I like everything…that’s usually my problem but, I keep going back to the Juliet Lamp. It’s so pretty.

  53. From the beautiful wood, all of those amazing details and the gorgeous hardware, you found one stunning buffet Shirley! I am loving your new lamp and all of your wonderful treasures from France. Everything looks so pretty together!

  54. Oh my goodness! You guys really found some treasures in France!!! Love all your pieces and that lamp is gorgeous! I didn’t know SS had home decor, so I am checking it out for sure! Thanks for the giveaway also!
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  55. I love the iron scroll lamp! Great accent piece!

  56. angela conner says

    Wow!!! Just beautiful…. I absolutely love the lamp and the stained glass window you having up. The buffet is gorgeous also.

  57. very nice pieces. I also follow on FB.

  58. I love the rose rug! I couldn’t find a place to comment on it though.

  59. Kristine p says

    WOW! I think that is the best way I can sum up the buffet! The accents you added for décor are beautiful! Thank you for having a giveaway! It is always fun to enter in the hopes that you are the one that wins! Keep posting these beautiful pictures!

  60. I’ve always loved Soft Surroundings, and I’m adoring their home decor!!! So many pieces to love, but I especially love the Lyon Sideboard!!

    Shirley, I adore your sense of decorating. As always, you have created a beautiful vingette to go alone with your new stunning buffet!! I am especially crushing on that basket. 😛 You are so inspirational!
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  61. I love the woven silk drapery panels at SS. Love your new buffet…….always love your decorating style.

  62. The French buffet looks even better in person!!!

  63. I think the only possible thing that could make your buffet look any better is a picture …of me and you!! 🙂 what a sweet giveaway. I love the shape of that lampshade, never saw anything like that. good luck to everyone.
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  64. OMGOSH, Shirley! That is just a gorgeous, gorgeous piece. I love it- it is perfect. You have dressed the too beautifully to give it an Old World look. Great job.
    I don’t usually sign up for give-aways but I LOVE Soft Surroundings…everything about them and have purchased from them in the past. One of the things I have is a cherub surrounded by angel wings and that is what I would purchase. It reminds me of our little Anna Bella that we lost through hospital error. I like to think of her in the arms of an angel. xo Diana
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  65. That should have read -You dressed the TOP beautifully- Not the TOO beautifully. lol
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  66. Styled to perfection, Shirley! Congratulations on the buffet finally making its way to your house!!! It is beautiful times 1000!!! I don’t know if I’m more in love with the rich color, the rich carving or the hardware. All so pretty!!! Enjoy it!!!
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  67. Soft Surroundings have the softest sheets — just bought two sets!

  68. traci patterson says

    I’m so loving the cuddle pullover – so warm and toasty!!

  69. Hi, Shirley! Love the Avignon Tufted Back chair. Thanks so much for a chance to win.
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  70. French decor is my favorite! Love everything pictures…especially the lamp! Nice!!

  71. Oh my gosh Shirley! Your buffet is stunning! The patina of the wood is incredible, not to mention the carving and hardware. Soft Surroundings has a lot more merchandise than what I remember! So many beautiful things on their site but I fell in love with the Lapin Lapereau Lamp! Your lamp is gorgeous too, by the way!
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  72. The buffet is gorgeous!! And I REALLY love that lamp shade too 🙂 My favorite soft surroundings items are the rugs – especially the Bomeo. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  73. Shirley, that piece is over the top. I love your beautiful home and decor. I also love that lamp.

  74. Your buffet is so warm and beautiful. The lamp looks great! I love the rugs and furniture at Soft Surroundings.

  75. Your new buffet is gorgeous and definitely worth the wait for it to arrive. Love how you styled it with all your pretty French things. The lamp is perfect with it. So pretty.

  76. Your buffet is gorgeous, Shirley, and looks beautiful in your home, along with all of your other wonderful French purchases!! The intricate carvings and hardware all help to make it a very stunning piece.
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  77. Oh Shirley, the buffet is gorgeous! I, too, love the hardware and the wood is beautiful. As for Soft Surroundings; I adore the lamp you got but also the bunny lamp that they call the Lapin Lapereau Lamp. I was just looking today for a new lamp! Crossing my fingers!!!!! XO
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  78. Shirley,
    The buffet is just gorgeous. The hardware is really wonderful and the character of the piece is fabulous. The lamp looks perfect on there. I am a big fan of Soft Surroundings. I love their soft throws and bedding. I am excited they have a whole Home Decor catalog. I have a beautiful store right near me.
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  79. Stephanie Olmsted says

    I love the buffet. Love the Windsor Throw from Soft Surroundings.

  80. Oh, my, Shirley, I absolutely adore your new French buffet- the hardware is yummy, too! There is so much eye candy on the Soft Surroundings site, I don’t know if I could choose a favorite. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! 🙂
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  81. Debbie wolfram says

    Love, love, love the cherry buffet! Hmmm, on the soft surroundings, I guess I would choose the iron scroll lamp!

  82. Michelle B says

    Your whole display is beautiful! A gorgeous collection of treasures 🙂

  83. Shirley, The buffet is beautiful and looks very French…Ohh La La! The vignette is gorgeous too. I first thought the lamp base was vintage and you had purchased it on your trip….love it. I have been busy pinning lots of things I like at Soft Surroundings and I especially love the Le Vallee Du Loire Cabinet. Thanks for a great giveaway.
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  84. Shirley your buffet is incredible! All of the treasures from France make it even more special!
    Isn’t Soft Surroundings great!? I am in love with their Pagoda Mirror.

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  85. I love everything about that beautiful space your hutch sits in. You have filled it with amazing things. Every items is wonderful.
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  86. Stunning, just stunning. That lamp could not be more perfect!
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  87. Your new french buffet is gorgeous! You have styled it beautifully. I love all things french and can see your trip was fabulous. I also love Soft Surroundings and the lamp is incredible. I buy many of my clothes from them and their decor line is especially nice. What a nice giveaway.
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  88. Classic, romantic, elegant…just simply gorgeous! Pure perfection Shirley. The hardware is stunning. I can see why you were drawn to this buffet.

    I’ve been a fan of Soft Surroundings since before they sold furniture. Probably about 1/3 of my closet came from their catalog. I’ve always loved their ruffled bedspread. It is so feminine and unique, but truly, nearly everything they offer is swoon worthy. I actually think I did a post on them a while back, but I’m not sure I still have it. A couple of weeks ago I lost lots of pictures in my media library and deleted more than a dozen old posts and I’m wondering if that’s one of them, going to check now…
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  89. Your buffet is gorgeous Shirley! I love that time worn bread basket too. You have styled the top perfectly. I hopped over and I adore the clara coverlet.
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  90. Wow, I love all of your treasures!
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  91. I love all the bedding on Soft Surrounding!

  92. loooove the Riviera Nesting Tables

  93. The antique glass molds are cool!

  94. Shirley, your buffet is just stunning, and of course I adore all your treasures that you’ve displayed on it, too!
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  95. Your buffet is breathtaking! The lamp is just perfect for the buffet!

    I have loved Soft Surroundings for years…..they have such dreamy things.
    A Dream is a wish your heart makes….Soft Surroundings fills my dreams.
    May I never wake up!

  96. Polly Hada says

    We are starting a kitchen renovation and there will be a space where the Lyon Sideboard would look beautiful! Love the color way as well. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  97. I really like the raffia pillows.

  98. Gorgeous buffet and styled so beautifully. Would love the AQUITAINE BELL JARS from Soft Surround.

  99. Shirley, Your beautiful buffet is awesome. I love the color and intricate carvings. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and have a beautiful Sunday.
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  100. I like the french market bed shams

  101. Absolutely stunning!! You really picked a beautiful piece…and the accessories are beautiful too! Love the demijohn and the lamp. I also covet that stained glass piece above. 🙂 Your home is just gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win…I love the Gypsy Quilt 🙂 and the Chantelle quilt.

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  102. What a beauty Shirley! That piece is a true treasure for sure. Thank you for sharing it at THT!
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  103. Hi Shirley. I know I’m late for the giveaway that’s already ended but I’ve been traveling and I’m behind on blog reading as usual. You scored BIG on the fabulous buffet and I’m glad I was there to see you pick it out in person. I love Soft Surroundings and I love that they’ve added a French Antique section. Too cool. I wish you were coming on the Fall tour again this year. We’re almost sold out with only 1 spot left!
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  104. The piece is gorgeous and everything else just flows…

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