Friday, May 25, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #89 French Laundry

Time to be inspired the vintage way...
I'm continuing to showcase some of you out there that come by and link up each week. Thank you all for taking the time to be here and to share your vintage treasures and ideas. Today I'm spotlighting  Judy Kent and her blog, French Laundry.

Each time I see that Judy has a new post I'm excited. She is a collector of all things lovely with a French flair. Judy lives in Colorado with her husband and three boys and is a microbiologist at her day job, but in her "spare time" she seeks out the beauty in French artifacts, treasures, and wonderful rare collectibles. "Live your dream, but keep it real." is her motto, and I think she is doing just the most romantic and beautiful way.

I've featured Judy several times both at Vintage Inspiration and Monday Marketplace. She shares the most amazing items, all virtually one of a kind.

Be sure and visit French Laundry at Elegant Farmhouse on Etsy.

Her photos are in themselves works of art.

Below is a photo of her collection of vintage and antique lace. 
Look how cleverly she has it displayed.

And for more inspiration, after you visit Judy's beautiful blog be sure and 

Thank you, Judy for the inspiration,
 and always being such a sweet friend!

And now for some extra inspiration from last week.

Meet Collette, Anita's slipcovered settee from Cedar Hill Ranch.
She gives us a wonderful step by step tutorial, I'm in love...
(and while you're there be sure 
and see her current post on her handmade bed linens!)

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life shares some great GW finds
in toile, ticking and muslin, for her guest room bedding.

Does the sight of chippy metal and old painted furniture
 get you hyperventilating?
You can't go wrong with the Curious Boys.
I'm lovin' this pink Eastlake bed!

And Miss Kopy Kat designed and deorated tables for a friend's daughter's wedding, using wonderful bits of vintage glam. She also gave a tutorial for making the gorgeous table runners.

Hope you'll link up
 "anything vintage or vintage inspired".
Please have a link within your post to be featured.

Feel free to grab a "featured" button on the sidebar
 if you've  been featured today or in the past.

And be sure you head by these other great Friday Parties!!

 French County Cottage
Stuff and Nonsense
The Charm of Home
At the Picket Fence

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!!


  1. She has some beautiful things. I must go check it out. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Just gorgeous Debra!... I will be sure to visit Judy... I linked today, but for some reason it did not list anything, just a picture... so I linked again... I don't do Twitter, so maybe when I skipped that step it lost something?... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. What beautiful things you have shown from French Laundry!
    My link up is not too vintagey this week, but thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. -K

  4. Ha - I'm never one of the first to the party! I linked up two this week - hope that's okay.
    Thanks and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

  5. Hi Deb...I linked up my Doublewide Decor Blog today....wanted to join in the fun!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. So many beautiful treasures. I love it all!

  7. Hi Debra! Thank you once again! Judy has amazing collections. I've been enjoying her blog for awhile. Hope you're doing well!xx

  8. Hi lovely lady.
    Judy, has some beautiful Treasures.I must go check her blog out. Thanks so much for hosting your linky party today. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  9. Judy's blog is beautiful and I just love her photos, especially the way she's displayed her lace treasures. Thanks so much for hosting Debra.

  10. Hello Debra,
    she does have some gorgeous things - how very inspiring - I do appreciate you being a gracious hostess,

  11. those pillows
    are simply beautiful

    heading on over
    to take a closer look

    always a pleasure
    to party with you!

    all linked up too.


  12. Dear Debra,

    I am humbled and honored to be featured in such a beautiful way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now I need to go snap some photos and link up to the party!


  13. Judy has a beautiful blog at French Laundry, great photos. Great features from last week. Thanks for hosting

    The French

  14. All great features, Debra. Really like the French Laundry feature. Thanks!

  15. Debra,
    Great features.Especially love Judy from French Laundry.Her blog is amazing.I am always inspired when I visit.Thank you for hosting.

  16. I love French laundry and all the features are great you picked

    Have you ever gone to the St Louis Mo flea market Gypsy caravan Debra? it;s Monday and I think I will check it out maybe i can find some of that great old lace like French Laundry added to those cute cards she made

  17. Thanks for hosting! Can you believe my mom has that exact same statue of Mary? Seems so odd to see it on your blog post... Have a wonderful weekend xox

  18. I am Madonna crazy you know so The French Laundry seems like a good blog place for me. Thanks for hosting dear Debra. love, olive

  19. My goodness...she does have lots of stunning things...thanks for featuring her.


  20. Beautiful features, Debra. Thanks for hosting.

  21. All so very pretty . Have a good day !

  22. Oh, I love French Laundry! Great feature! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  23. Happy to be here Debra. Thank you so much for hosting. xo

  24. Thank you for hosting this great party. Love all your beautiful features! Glad to know French Laundry has an Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing and thanks, too for hosting!

    XO, Aimee

  26. Thank you for being a gracious host, Deb!

  27. Thank you for being a gracious host, Deb!

  28. Judy has some fabulous things!!

    And I''m loving that drop cloth chair - great features!

  29. She has a beautiful blog and her pictures are so pretty. I'm off for a visit.


  30. I love Judy's blog too. The LACE alone captures my heart!
    Thank you for hosting AND have a fabulous LONG WEEKEND,
    Hugs to you,

  31. Thank you for hosting such a fun party! I love all of the things you featured! Beautiful eye candy!

  32. oh wow!! this feature really made me smile. what gorgeous items. I will be sure to check out French Laundry. Love it. thanks for hosting, Debra! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  33. Love the features! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great holiday weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  34. Debra, Thanks for all the inspiration and for hosting. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

  35. Wow ~ I have GOT to add French Laundry to my blog roll! Thanks for sharing her with us! Thanks also for always hosting this fun party ~ I've just linked up. Do hope you will join us at my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 8th!

    Big TX Hugs,

  36. Thank you for hosting VIF and taking time for your own fabulous posts.
    Happy Memorial Day. xo

  37. Whew what beautiful things Judy has Debra! Thanks for hosting!~

  38. You are right she does have amazing items! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

  39. Nice to meet Judy. Wonderful things indeed. Great features too. Love that bed!

  40. So pretty! thanks for hosting. Little Bit

  41. Be still my heart!!! I loved the lace & trims that French Laundry showed. And I'm off to check out the site about slip covering furniture as I soooooooooo want to re-do my sofa & love seat. Just wanted to stop by & say hello as I've missed my blogging buddies. And I wanted to wish you a great weekend & you shared amazing stuff. THANK YOU!!!

  42. Thank you so much for hosting another amazing blog party!
    Lovely features, as always :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  43. Beautiful features! So inspiring!...Christine

  44. Lovely features this week! Thanks so much for hosting! :-)

  45. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  46. Oh thanks for the feature, and thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

  47. Wonderful features!!....Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

  48. What a wonderful feature on Judy - she's terrific, and so are you Debra!

  49. Thanks so much for hosting such a great party, I always try to join in! Love her blog!

  50. Debra, I am inspired! Especially today that is raining in Cali. Thank you for hosting and wishing you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Ciao Rita

  51. I loved everything from the french laundry but I loved your standouts too. What talented people!!! Looking forward to seeing them all. Thanks for hosting another fun party. Its a delight to be a part of it!


  52. PS I thought I was already following you but apparently not. So now I am. I think your blog is wonderful Debra and I so enjoy coming here!


  53. What a wonderful feature on Judy ~ I love her and her blog! I just loved the post on her organizing her lace!!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend Debra!

  54. Oh my goodness! That bed is amazing and I love Judy's items as well!! Beautiful!!
    {at my sons on high speed. hee hee}

  55. Debra,
    Love the fabric with the numbering, Marty's blue and white, the Curious Boys are so much fun, the slipcover is delightful. You get the idea!
    Thanks for hosting, and have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

  56. Thank you for hosting the party again this week. I want Anita's settee. Gorgeous!

  57. Your parties never disappoint...what wonderful features! Thank you so much for hosting!

  58. Love all her pretty things. Especially that gorgeous statue of Mary. Happy VIF & thanks for hosting!

  59. Love those inspirations ~ Thanks for hosting!! :)

  60. Judy has amazing style and taste~such an elegant blog! And I love the Curious Boys too, they are such great junk finders and come home with the best of stuff that makes me jealous!

  61. Great features, Debra! I will definitely visit Judy's blog and Etsy ~ she's got some lovely things. Sorry I have no link up this week. I'm visiting in NY and am making quick online trips on my son's laptop. : ) Hope to be back joining the party next week!

  62. You have lovely creative friends.


  63. have just come across your fabulous blog


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