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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Flirting in French


It's time for a few small changes to my sitting room. I've always loved French country style, but I have never been able to manage a simple enough look for very long. Too many accessories creep in. SO I'm ready to give it another go!



I don't have an authentic French boutis yet, so I have draped a colorful quilt in a similar style over my sofa in the French country tradition.




I have a simple wood antique folding table that is always standing by in my dining room. It adjusts to two different heights. Here I have layered it in white linen.



I'm always looking for ways to use my fine linens, and I never have to look too far.



Linen on a coffee table makes it ready for tea or drinks at the drop of a hat!



Of course I always have my favorite books nearby, and a few other items of interest.



This room is where I draw the line with accessories in order to reduce clutter and get the spare look that I want. At least on the table top! Have a look. . . .






















Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Hope you have a great week!
Ciao! for now! (I mean Au Revoir!)

Jacqueline

Linked with Between Naps on the Porch,
House in the Roses, for Show off Your Cottage Monday,
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

50 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Jacqueline,

Oh, what a pretty linens you have with the crocheted lace insert! Such a gem... Enjoy your new settings and have a great week.

Greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Annesphamily said...

What lovely changes you made. I really like that look! Your room is so inviting and comfy! Hugs Anne

julie miller said...

It all looks divine!! I'm a book lover too and those look intriguing and wonderful!! Your room looks like something I could move right into! Julie

French Country Cottage said...

Just found your blog through BNOTP - glad I did!! LOVE IT!! Just beautiful!!! and I have some of the same design books! :)

Olga said...

What a charming sitting room!

Pie said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing.

My Blue Monday.

FlyAwayHome said...

I may have missed it but I could not find an e-mail address for you on your blog. Just wanted to let you know I how much I enjoy your blog. I have just chosen you to receive The Versatile Blogger award. Have a great Monday!

Rebecca said...

It looks so pretty and serene! Just lovely!

SmilingSally said...

That soft blue monogram is just the right touch.

Happy Blue Monday!

A Cottage Muse said...

So lovely!! I spy a few books that I MUST have!! I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Sherry said...

I love this look. it is very beautiful. The rustic-ness of your house looks amazing with the shabby French style. Has an amazing charm. So pretty as always.
Sherry

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

Oh how lovely! And according to my daughter, French Country home and kitchen decor is very popular. :) Especially with cute country critters like my fun roosters and your cute cow! :) Thank you for a lovely visit!

Shelia said...

OH what a pretty space! Very Frenchy looking! That's a beautiful quilt your using and your linens are gorgeous!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful room, beautiful vignettes and what a wonderful place to be. I love all that you have done. It shows you have put a lot of careful thought into your decorating. I really like it!
Blessings,
Debbie

Grandma Nina said...

Love the lace and linens. Your room looks so cozy and comfy. Your beautiful pictures are such an inspiration to gather some new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Briarside Lane said...

Very pretty sitting room... love it!
Happy Blue Monday. ~ Karen

Marie said...

Ooh la la...tout va bien! J'adore them all Jacqueline. Very pretty...c'est jolie! I also have a collection of french decor books coz they're so inspirational. Au revoir mon ami. Stopping by from SOYCM.
-marie

nannykim said...

How cozy!

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!

JEANNE said...

Ooh La La, you have achieved the most charming lovely space. Country French is a great look. Love your pretty linens and awesome books.

Hugs, Jeanne

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very warm and pretty girl...I love your olden linens you used WOW!! Hope you have a GREAT day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness....
Another post of beautiful pictures!
And, thank you for sharing the books!
I am going to look for a few you have.
Have a good evening.
Leticia

Joy said...

Beautiful linens, and I love the shell and book display on your coffee table. Very pretty and cozy looking. Happy Blue Monday!

Kay said...

I love the feel of the whole room--the white brick wall, the pictures on the walls, and, of course, the sofa and vignette with the laces and books. Exquisite!!
Love,
Kay

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Jacqueline,

Your posts are absolutely fabulously artistic and oh so creative; I love them all!~ What a treat it is to visit your beautiful blog!

Your linens are truly a delight to behold, so fresh and lovely!

Thanks so much for sharing these delightful pictures with us!..,


~Please do also come by and enjoy this week's delightful; 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

..,Also you are most welcome to join us for our weekly blog tea parties; for my 44th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', my 35th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', as well as for my shared meme with my dear friend Pam for our 16th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; there are many new delights that await you this week!

..,We always love having you join us and we thank you very much for also joining us in the past!..,

*We;(Pam and I both, respectively);we both work full time as self-employed persons and we sincerely apologize when we are unable to get back to you as soon as we would prefer!..,Your blog posts are always so wonderful!

Have a marvelous week! ~ Hope to see you soon dear lady!


Cheers and hugs from wanda Lee

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Jacqueline! Happy Met Monday to you! What a beautiful French room you've created! I'm all about that romantic French look! The brick wall, the lighting, the quilt, the books.....wonderful!!! Great job!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything is so pretty and cozy! Love the linens!

That's So Shabby said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am now a follower! I even shared it on my fb page. Won't you check out my blog too?
Have a happy day. Jen

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty - but I can't keep up a nonclutterd look either, so your book towards the bottom - English Country - is more my style! LOL!

Again, so sorry for all the difficulties in linking to "Seasonal Sundays". So glad to have you with us.

- The Tablescaper

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is just gorgeous JQ, a great place to relax and unwind, we have the same books! Imagine that?
xo,
Debra

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely room. All of the linens and the soft creams with the shells and coastal items are so welcoming and lovely. Love the pretty quilt too. Beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

AshTreeCottage said...

It's all so lovely ~ especially your charming quilt on the sofa!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Theresa said...

Everything looks so pretty and inviting. It's funny but I am too am drawn to the blogs where less is more but then after I've tried it out "something shiny catches my eye" and there goes simplicity!! Happy WW! theresa

Betty Jo said...

What a gorgeous post! Love your home.

Debbie said...

Your room is lovely. LOVE all the linen! So pretty and inviting.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Donna said...

I love your linens! And your sea shells look lovely. You manage to make a display of pencils look gorgeous, too! I just adore your wonderful living room!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Such a gentle vignette... everything about it says "quiet".

oldgreymare said...

It looks like you had so much fun "playing", and the results are lovely.

It's fun to change things up now and again..gives us all a fresh perspective, and appreciation for our treasures.

Happy WW!

Suzan

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the tour of your french room-I'd like to look thru a few of those books!

Seaside Rose Creations said...

I think you did a beautiful job with the makeover! I want those books! LOL
Roselle

Virginia said...

It all looks BEAUTIFUL!!
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What beautiful vignettes. You have such pretty linens. I love how you have used your books in your settings. ~~Sherry~~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous vignette and gorgeous images!

Sue said...

Jacqueline, I love how you used the shells with your linens and decorator books. And the monogrammed napkin was a perfect addition. Thanks for your visit- I like to be a little quirky and use things that are unexpected.
~ Sue

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jacqueline, I love the whole cozy feel of this room. Great vignette on the table and love those vintage linens and I have some of the same books.

Patti said...

Such a romantic feeling!

niartist said...

YAY Jacqueline!!! Thank you for participating! It's lovely! :) YAY! I love this! So much inspiration! Hope to see you again next week! :) Thanks so much!

Herbgirl said...

Love. Love. Love this look and have been re-arranging and pulling linens out of drawers to acheive this in my home. So Beautiful. Love the linens, books, and that starfish.....even the monogrammed 'B' is perfect!
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

AntiqueChase said...

Cozy room... looking like you were inviting us in!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautifully styled with lots of details for a wonderful result.

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