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Monday, September 26, 2011

Home on the Grange


Sometimes I just want to play French Farmhouse. Grange is the word for barn in French. In English it simply means a farmhouse with outbuildings. But it's mostly used in old stories with a gentleman farmer. Okay. Old story works for me.



I've thought of this setting for awhile, but now my ivy covered wall is going to start thinking of turning on me, and dropping its leaves, so now it is!



An old French farmhouse has piles of linen everywhere that are used every day, wicker, baskets, and tons of garden implements. Check, check, check, and one more small check. Some years ago my son brought me a green handled pitch fork for Mother's Day or my birthday. I hadn't asked for one, but he knew I would love playing gentleman farmer with it. 



Everything has to look utterly ancient. Which is remarkably difficult to do, but I've given a stab at it. If you squint your eyes a little, and suspend your disbelief for a moment, you can play French Farmhouse along with me too. . . .






 


































Now wasn't that fun?
We'll do it again sometime!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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23 comments:

Mel said...

I like your coffee pot in galvanized sunshine...and the pitch fork cool...the mixture of rustic and softness is sure interesting drama affect....and I never seem to tire of it....good shots....Mel

Revi said...

Magnifique! Votre maison est tres joile.
-Revi

Faded Charm said...

Simply Beautiful!!! You've got "French Farnhouse" down in this setting:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous Jacqueline!! Your mix of elements all together are wonderful! Love it!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

it did not take too much to make me feel I was looking at a french farm! You captured it 100%!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

You know your kids know and love you when one buys you a pitchfork! Gorgeous setting and wonderful idea! xoxo

Karena said...

Jacqueline, I love it all, it just looks just right together! The linens, the ivy! Gorgeous!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Olga said...

Jacqueline, I so much enjoyed playing French farmhouse with you in this post. I love all those linens. The green color of ivy and rosemary is so calming. Nice photos.

Linda said...

Lovely vignette, Jacqueline...every detail is perfect!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The last photo of the ivy overhanging is gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are the most gorgeous garden scenes!!

XO,
Jane

PAT said...

Breathtaking vignettes, Jacqueline!

KATHY said...

So gorgeous!! I love every photo.

Kathy

mary beth said...

I'm definitely feelin in! Great job!

Gwendolyn said...

Jacqueline
I so enjoyed my visit to your grange vignette! And just look at that glorious ivy!!
Bénédictions et étreintes

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and I love the way you are inspirating. The black cup it's a really want to have thing:-)

Regards from Sweden

Ido said...

What a gorgeous french setting! Love the ivy wall.
XXX Ido

Bella Vista Cottage said...

You had me with the bucket of rosemary. Stunning.

Barb

Jo's This and That said...

Just beautiful! Love the setting! Thanks Joann

Susan said...

What a fabulous setting. I want to stay home on your grange! I love every detail, and your vine leaves look gorgeous.
Happy WW,
Susan

Brenda BE said...

Oh, I have the perfect laced, white cotton nightgown that a friend brought back for me from France for your vignette. Brenda in Canada

stefanie said...

oh...soooooo pretty!

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful...just beautiful!
Love when you create for us!

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