Friday, September 28, 2012

~why I love french country~

Hello everyone!!

Happy Friday!!


baaaaaaaaad blogger.....I am....

yup....that's me.....

busy busy busy busy busy....
linen washin', dryin', ironin' & cuttin' machine
over here!

but it's been over a week &
I missed my Tutorial Tuesday
yes, I know....I feel so small....
just couldn't pull it off.....

too many other things to barely pull off...
hahahaha! :)


so I'm forcing myself to sit down, catch up &
say hello! :)

and I thought you might enjoy some
lovely french country inspiration....

you know ~ I do believe this is my
"true style"

other styles really do inspire me...
JDL, shabby chic, and such....


but I'm pretty sure, I can definitely say...
I shoulda been born somewhere
in the French countryside.....

somewhere with stone floors....
and stone walls...


somewhere with a big ol' fireplace
like so.....

and patina everywhere....

you with me?

somewhere with exposed wood 
ceilings....or at least rustic
beams everywhere....


I love the warmth of it all~
and let's not forget
the worn wood, worn painted surfaces,
and the linens...


and the chandys.....
can't get enough of those mixed in with
all the rustic-ness.....


and of course....you gotta have a little 
bit of vintage toile mixed in....

a throw, or a quilt is just right....

love it....
love it all....


how about you??

are you torn between styles?
have you wrestled with that??

or have you found it &
can say "this is me! once & for all!"


do tell!



and have a fantastic weekend!


xoxoxo,



Shellagh


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38 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

some very pretty images...they just have a way of making it look so elegant yet lived in years and years and years. pure comfort!

Sandi said...

I am SO with you! I should have been born in the French countryside also! :) Love the inspiration!
Blessings~

Stephanie said...

You had me at French Country - love it all!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

SIGH~ Everything in those photos are stunning!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have every style possible going on here! Maybe I have multiple personalities! lol! I do love French Country and in looking at your images, I think it is because of it's simplicity and elegance.

You have been bad! Busy or not, come back more often!

Happy Fall!

XO,
Jane

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Shellagh!
I love French country too, I don't know what it is but I do. I would also love to stay in France for about a month just to do as the "French" do, as they say, but I was there only for a few days. And, I was born in and still live in Hawaii, so my decor is utilizing things Hawaiian with a bit of beach cottage.
Love all that you share with us!
Thank you,
Wayna (aka: CreativeGrammie)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I immediately relaxed when I looked at these beautiful images.
Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Beautiful inspiration! Let's see my decorating style is a mixture.I LOVE JDL and I have hints of that.But I would say French romantic country?I love so many things and I am very eclectic with my style.
xx
Anne

sandy said...

I SO TOTALLY relate to trying to find my "style". As soon as I move toward having "one style", I find something I LOVE and it's in a "DIFFERENT style"! Right now I'm working on a plan to discover my "own personal style".
Oh! And the French Country photos are magical. I want THAT style also!

Have a delightful weekend!
sandy

Anonymous said...

I can SOOO relate. I think I might be design schizophrenic (sp?). I change my mind all the time. Thanks for sharing.

sarah

It's me said...

Love it all !!...happy weekend darling !!...xxx...

chateau chic said...

So much fabulous eye candy! LOVE it!
Mary Aice

Gypsea said...

So many beautiful images you picked! I think we have so many of the same likes dear.

michele said...

love it soooooo much. the quiet, timeworn, tumbled lovely of it all just soothes my soul and helps me breathe.

smiles to you.

michele

Ainosofia said...

LOVELY inspiration pictures <3

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

Oh my! With each photo I kept saying "Yup", "Yup", "Yup"! Love love love it all :-)

I have some hints of French country in my home but it's the lighter touch to rooms that gets me every time...looks such as you've shown in this post.

Thanks for some great eye candy!

Lorrie Orr said...

I tell my husband that owning several homes would allow me to indulge my various style personalities. But of them all, French Country keeps coming to the fore. Love the look, comfortable and natural, with that "je ne sais quoi" that just sings.

Heaven's Walk said...

You know, my WC sista....it's all your fault that I've wobbled back and forth between shabby chic and French country like a drunken sailor. lolol! But I must admit that recently, as you can tell from my posts over the summer, that I HAVE finally decided to follow what my heart has been telling me all along. I call it "Bohemian Shabby Chic". Or maybe it's "Romantic Prairie"...? Or could it be "Romantic Bohemian Shabby Chic Prairie"...?

Ok....wobbeling again....

hehehe!

xoxo laurie

leonedesign said...

Hi,
I just found your lovely blog and I wish it wasn't so late! I would spend more time here tonight... maybe tomorrow. You have a lovely calming style.

ShantyGirl said...

I love the pictures and I love this look a little shabby and a little farmhouse I also love JDL.........so my home has a touch of it all still trying to define my own style as well!
Sherry

Burlap Luxe said...

Kep doing what you do best, with all things linen and photos of inspiration.

Love how you inspire our hearts.
Xoxo
Dore

Sarina said...

Oh yes, I agree with you.
What a mouthwatering pictures.


x,
Sarina

Wild Oak Designs said...

Yup, just the dose of inspiration I needed for the day...sigh...wish I could have all that too. So,calming and real. Wonderful. Thanks.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Shabby soul said...

Darling you are forgiven... for the beauty of the images you share with us!! =) Really stunning!
Hugs
Silvia

Your Craft Book said...

I love all of these images and want to move in, please, Maureen

Jen Orsini said...

These photos are wonderful fun--the perfect retreat and a feast for the eye. You have me wanting to finish my own projects so I can have my own lovely place too (dream on, right?)

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm a French Country style gal at heart. Lovely pics.

Art and Sand said...

I favor primary colors. If I had a second home I think I would go with the French look for one of them.

Deb Hen said...

Hi. Was hopin you could come to my Welcome Home Wednesday linky party....www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com. Debbie

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