How To Beautifully Live In A Small Cottage

Want to know how you can beautifully live in a small cottage?

In a cottage that is 1300 square feet?

Well, my friend Mary Alice of Chateau Chic can show you how.

Mary Alice recently downsized from a large home in the suburbs of D.C.

to a very quaint cottage on the east coast.

Today, I am thrilled to show you how she has made this cottage a beautiful retreat

for her and her hubby.

When you enter her home you come into an area they call the sunroom.

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French Laundry Home and A Blogger Friend Visit

French Laundry Home . . . a wonderful collection of linens, pillows, bedding,

drapes, furniture, antiques, accessories  and more is located in High Point, NC.

You will see them at many of the Country Living Shows

presenting their gorgeous linens and more.

Today, they were having a warehouse sale (25% off)

I took Kris (Junk Chic Cottage) to the sale.

When I mentioned French Laundry, she said, “let’s go!!”

I shall take you on a tour of the French Laundry shop/showroom.

Hold on to your seats as you are in for some real eye candy:

Warning: iPhone pics ahead!

And for all of you grain sack and all things French lovers . . .

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Grab your favorite beverage as you will need a bit of time

to savor every picture of magnificent items.

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Shabby and Vintagelicious

Previously, I presented some great places where I have been antiquing and finding some great things

for great prices . . . always shopping on a budget.

Today, I have more eye candy for you. Great things on a budget.

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High Point Fall Market 2013

At the last minute….I attended the High Point 2013 Fall Market

…..with Kristen of Sophia’s Decor and her talented mom, Linda.

We did lots of walking and gawking in the one day we were there.

We ran into the lovely Courtney (French Country Cottage)…and due lots of miscommunications, etc.

…..we did not get to actually hook up…next time!

Today, I am presenting some great inspiration from one of the companies…

….. that Kristen and I love…Eloquence.

The antique and reproduction furniture is magnificent!

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I love the styling of this cabinet…lots of demijohns and de-constructed books..

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Really like how they layered the bread boards as a back drop…

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Great textures….

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And that gorgeous architectural piece on the wall took my breath away!…

Wanted to take that beauty home!!

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So it definitely looks as though…wonderful painted antique and reproduction furniture…

…..rooms decorated with olive bucket decor, demijohns, and deconstructed books…are here to stay.

…………..glorious antiques and vintage furniture mixed with quality reproductions.

Candace Olsen

Candace Olsen

And one of the highlights of the day…was attending a session with Candace Olsen.

She spoke about design, her show…happenings “behind the scenes”, some personal tidbits…

…..and her gorgeous new line of Surya area rugs…

What a beautiful, talented and very funny lady!!

Stay tuned for more from Highpoint…

Have a beautiful day!!