Saturday, May 11, 2013

Be Inspired #139: Finding French Farmhouse Style

Hi Everyone, time for Be Inspired
the place to share what's been inspiring you this week.

More often than not, finding our "style" is a journey...a road that we walk as we mature, grow and evolve in our own distinct way. So many things contribute to how we decorate our homes and spaces; finances, life experience, and even our spouses affect our choices. I'm still on my path, as most of us are. We have basic elements that we can hone and tweak, but we rarely discard our basic design core. 

I've known Polly since I first started blogging. Her original blog was Sassafras Stuff. She's been a busy gal these last few years with antique spaces and now a new store. In her new blog, Georgie Emerson Vintage, Polly shared how her Dining Room has evolved over the last few years, as she searched for just the right pieces.   


 has been evolving her Dining Room to bring it to a French Farmhouse feel.


I love everything about this room...






Here are a few other links that I really enjoyed...


Christine from Little Brags shares her wonderful front porch refresh.




Ruffled Lamp Shade and tutorial from
Shanna at Restoration Redoux.




Korrie from Red Hen Home
 shared her mad furniture making skills with these two projects.









Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva gives us advice for our Hydrangea's care.



created this great potting bench from wood pallets.



And I'm a fan of olive oil so I loved this post about making your own infused
olive oils from  The Beachfront Home



This week's Be Inspired is sponsored by Rose of Rosekraft, who has some of the most wonderful framed bits of vintage ephemera and die cuts. Beautifully framed, they are little works of art for your decor. Hope you'll run by and take a peek.




Hope you'll join in today for the party!
Be Inspired is open to all inspiring posts. 
Please have a link back to Common Ground to be featured.


and check out these other great Friday Parties:


Have a wonderful weekend,
xoxo,



65 comments:

  1. I, too, love Polly's dining room. simple, yet elegant!

    Thanks for hosting every week.

    I hope your weather is warming up and you can enjoy the weekend:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  2. So many wonderful features and so much inspiration Debra, thank you for hosting.

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  3. Debra, I love that dining room and will have to check out her blog.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Pretty features, Debra! I would love to have that cupboard/Welsh dresser in the dining room. Always wanted one of those, antique or new, love the look.
    Thank you for hosting!

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  5. LOVE that farmhouse dining room! So fresh! Thanks for hosting! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  6. I love that potting bench, something I want to create. Thanks for hosting, Debra.

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  7. I just love all these photos. Bloggers are such wonderful inspiration to us all for ideas to decorate our homes.

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  8. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  9. Hi Debra, I wonder how many times our personal style changes over a lifetime? I know I've run the gamut already!! Thanks for hosting and thanks so very much for this feature! It means so very much to me.

    xoxo


    Polly

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  10. I just LOVE all these features, Debra! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend! Hope the hubby is doing better.

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  11. Looks like I am going to be busy with all these wonderful features.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. I see lots Mother's Day flowers

    thanks for hosting

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  13. Beautiful featured style! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  14. Thanks so much for hosting, I love the traffic it brings to my blog and seeing what everyone else has done.

    Have a super weekend,
    Julie

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  15. We all grow and change and will change again. Each time I paint some furniture, my daugher says, 'but I didn't think you liked it painted or white?' I definitely do now! I do appreciate you hosting,
    Kathy

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  16. Debra,
    Great features!! thanks so much for hosting each week!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  17. Debra, you certainly do have a little something for everyone. Thanks for making your party so fun with all the great features and the chance to link up!
    Liz

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  18. Happy Weekend and thank you for hosting Debra. :)

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  19. I've met Polly in person and she and her shop are both fabulous! :)
    Thanks for hosting!
    Susan

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  20. LOVE the dining room!!
    Thanks so much for the great party! Have a Fabulous weekend!

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  21. I'm tickled that you liked my table and bench. Thanks!

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  22. Always inspired here...thanks Debra!

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  23. Hello Debra... love all of these photos you have shared... I think I tend to stick with my basic style I love, which I call shabby farmhouse cottage with a twist of French and a dash of Prairie... how's that for a style?... I am still tweaking things too... and much of my inspiration comes from right here... your blog... on Fridays!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

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  24. ...lol! did someone mention change?! I think I must be a "test drive home" kinda girl, yep! re-decorating every so often is right up my alley!! happy Inspired Friday Debra!
    xo, Rosemary

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  25. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the weekend! :)

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  26. Love the features, Debra! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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  27. Deb, I am thrilled to see my porch post featured here....Thanks a ton!!! now come over and steal anything you want! LOL....Thanks for the partyyyyyyy

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  28. Thanks so much, Debra! Have a happy MD weekend! xx

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  29. I love Polly's fresh style. Great features all around. Thanks for hosting.

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  30. Thank you for hosting, this is my first time to link up!

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  31. Thanks for hosting and letting me join in!

    ~Trisha

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  32. Love the french farmhouse pics and what a pretty garden bench feature! Thanks for hosting!

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  33. Great farmhouse inspiration! Thank you so much for hosting Debra!
    xx
    Anne

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  34. Dreamy dining room! Thank you for hosting. Have a happy weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  35. Dear Debra, thank you for having me at Be Inspired. I truly feel inspired when I see your features. I think I am going to make my own infused olive oil...
    Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

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  36. Debra, Thanks you for hosting! The features and inspiration are amazing!!!

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  37. Thank you for another inspiring party!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  38. Rows and rows of pretty, pretty things! Oh, my! Thank you for hosting.

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  39. Thanks so much for hosting! Looking at all the pretties will keep me very busy!

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  40. Such wonderful features, Debra! So much talent.
    Brenda

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  41. Wow, I love her white collection! Always in style! Thanks for hosting, Debra!

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  42. Love the diningroom too, just beautiful!
    Thanks for hosting a great party every week!

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  43. Thank you for hosting, Debra. There is so much visiting to be done! Great turnout! ~Zuni

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  44. Thank you so much for hosting!! Love all of the awesome inspiration. Happy Friday.

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  45. Hi Debra, thanks for hosting, love joining in. Such great features (as always). Have a great weekend.
    Joy

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  46. Thanks for hosting the party. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  47. Thank you! One of these days I'll have this house in order and I'll be able to start showing rooms finished instead of just my flea market finds!

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  48. You really do have some beautiful features this week. I love that farmhouse style dining room! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend. Blessings, Patti

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  49. Thank you so much for featuring my Ruffled Lamp Shade! Happy Mother's Day!

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  50. Hi Debra, linked up and then headed out the door. I am just getting back. Can't believe I am #1. That's never happened before. lol! Love all of the features. Going to hop over and visit a few in the morning. Love joining the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  51. Thank you for featuring my hydrangeas, Debra, and thanks for hosting such a great party! Have a wonderful weekend.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  52. I enjoyed seeing all of your picks this week, especially that adorable lamp shade - wow!! Thanks for hosting!

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  53. love the picks this week, debra! thanks for hosting us:) happy weekend!

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  54. Thanks for hosting. The table is amazing.

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  55. Thank you for hosting, I love all the features and your room is perfect!

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  56. Beautiful features today Debra! Very inspiring! We are longtime members of your lovely blog and would love it if you would join ours.
    Have a fun weekend!

    Peace,
    Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  57. Hi Debra,

    Thanks for hosting! Lovely features; I especially am taken with Polly's dining room!

    Have a great weekend,

    Poppy

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  58. Hi Debra, Thanks for hosting another Great Party!

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  59. loved reading about each blog site you featured today,

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  60. I'm going to brag and tell everyone that I sat in Polly's dinning room once and had a delicious lunch with her and a mutual friend. Her house shop and blog are all awesome.

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  61. Thank you for hosting, Debra. Happy Mother's Day!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  62. Hi Debra I am so blessed to say that Polly is a dear friend !
    Every time I visit her amazing home there is something new and wonderful to see !
    Her home and shop are magazine worthy !
    Thank you for sharing such talented wonderful people !
    Janet

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  63. Love Megan's potting bench we could do with one of those here big time!
    Paul

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