French Country Cottage, the Book and a Giveaway

How many of us dream as young women to one day have a beautiful home,

whether it be a home on the beach, a log cabin in the woods, the big house on the hill

or that quaint cottage as in a fairy tale.

Fairy tales, when the first sentence reads, “Once Upon A Time”

and ends with “And they lived happily ever after.”

Well let’s begin . . .

Once upon a time, there was this young girl who had many hopes and dreams.

Her name is Courtney.

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French Vintage Decor & DIY Book and A Giveaway

You are in for a treat today as I am so happy to tell you about a most beautiful new book

by the fabulously talented Jamie Lundstrom, creator of So Much Better With Age blog.

If you know Jamie, you would know about her love for all things French.

Her beautiful French Country home is truly a reflection of her creative talents.

Jamie’s book has been released just recently and already,

“French Vintage Decor, Easy Elegant DIY Projects for Any Home”,

is the #1 Bestseller on Amazon

in the Do It Yourself Home Improvement category. Congrats to Jamie!

So enjoy a sneak peek of a French Vintage Decor & DIY Book & A Giveaway I have for you!

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Decisions, Decisions, on House Plans

I said the other day that I do not want to get ahead of this house sale.

However, our builder is saying that if I want to get this process started

without further delays and spending less time in a temporary living situation,

I need to be making Decisions, Decisions on House Plans.

He knows me too well . . . after making 5,335 changes to the plan

during our last home we built.  Thank goodness he does not charge for changes,

unless I change materials . . . he just gives me “the look” but a friendly sort of look!

Now who could get mad at me?!!!! . . . . When I say, pleeeeese!

So these past few days I have been tweaking a plan that we have been working on for a while

but  JUST IN CASE . . . looking at a few more options.

This plan is by: Architectural Designs.

No plan name, just a number.

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Where It All Began {French Antique Shops}

Some of you may have heard about my shipping dilemma from California to North Carolina.

How I got my French Market Basket home from across the country.

Well today, I want to show you Where it all Began {French Antique Shops}.

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Floral Friday – A Jewel Box Arrangement

Well, I took the advice of many of my readers and I am starting Floral Friday!

As I stated previously, I love making floral arrangements because the results

are simply smile makers!

So today, I bring you the first Floral Friday – A Jewel Box Arrangement.

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All Things Easter Inspiration Day 2 & 3 and a Giveaway

Today I am doing a wrap up of Day Two and Three of bHome’s All Things Easter Blog Tour

and to remind you of the wonderful Giveaway of

one April Cornell Greta’s Garden Tablecloth and four matching napkins.

See details of the giveaway below.

Now on to some great All Things Easter Inspiration and a Giveaway!

Now if you missed my post on the Easter Parade Tablescape

here is a peek of what you will see.

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A Simple Hydrangea Tablescape and More Gilding

I  had a busy week this past week.

So what did I accomplish?

A Simple Hydrangea Tablescape and More Gilding.

My busy week included getting prepared for cooking and baking

for my turn at our Dinner Group this past weekend

and gilding the lily again.

First, here is what I thought needed a little more glam to its appearance.

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How I Easily Added Pink To My Decor and the Giveaway Winner

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my farmhouse sink

 filled with a variety of pink flowers from Trader Joe’s.

That is how I easily added pink to my decor.  I added pink flowers 

to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to add a happy color to the rooms on these winter days.

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My Antique Shopping Trip Finds {French Prints}

Last week, I traveled to D.C. with my hubby

and made an impromptu trip to Pennsylvania

to meet my friend Mary Alice for some shopping and lunch.

We did more talking than shopping,

but each of us managed to come out with some treasures.

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The Great Room Christmas Tree

It takes me 2 full days to decorate the Great Room Christmas tree.

So many ornaments that I treasure to place on the tree.

The tree is a 9 foot Silverado Slim that I purchased

from Balsam Hill a couple of years ago. It replaced my 12 foot tree,

that truly got so cumbersome to decorate.

Always up and down a very tall ladder, so this 9 foot tree is easier to manage

not to mention taking up much less space.

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