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!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pretty Tweet...

Just wanted to share today's sweetest little day brightener;
A precious little gift box created by Jody at Rooted in Thyme.

A Mother's Day give away that I received today
from her weekly Party, Simple and Sweet Friday

She must know how much I adore my birdies

and full of kisses too...

Thank you Jody!

joining Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme

Monday Marketplace #13

Hello, and Happy Monday, Everyone.
Hope you're weekend was a good one, 
mine was a cleaning weekend...whew ready for another week?

Here are just a few of the great items lnked from last week:

This shop is full of so many great vintage items you'll want to run by and see them.

by Rhonda from Blue Creek Home

 at No Minimalist Here

Victorian Velvet Photo Album from Brayton Cottage.
Karen always has so many wonderful romantic things

Hope you'll link up some of your great 
Etsy or Online Boutique items.
Up to three links can be shared,
and please link to the individual item if possible.

Remember, this link is up all week, so stop back by and check on the items that have been added. If you have a blog, I'd love you to grab the button on the sidebar and display it somewhere on your blog to let people know about this selling venue. If you don't have a blog you can still link up. Thanks so much, everyone! Have a great week!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

What's new, and the pussycats...

You have to be over 50 to remember that song!
(eeck, enough over 50 talk...)

Today, I wanted to share with you the new rug I found on Overstock.
They have great buys on rugs,
 and this one turned out better than I'd hoped.

The "former" rug went to live in the basement shabby wicker seating area.
and the one before that, which was the dark one,
 now lives happily in my master bedroom.

I added a few faux hydrangea blooms to my Woolf pottery 
from Restoration Hardware to bring the mantel more into Summer.

Here's Miss Jenkins with some beauty shots

she's also enjoying the new rug.

I call this one below...
(You know, eyes glazed over and staring)

Here's the other one, Miss Wrigley

After the pastel of the Easter Mantel, it was pretty boring in here,
so I brought back my old card table as a fireplace screen.

Love the colors in this.

The hearth is a little crowded with the conservatory my husband bought me for Christmas and the French Wire Basket that is usually on the Dining Room table. I suffer from the "too much junk" syndrome. 

Then, I've brought back my round mirror to the entry hall...

 I missed it being there, and it helps bounce more light around.

and I added this wonderful cardboard plaque 
that I found at Relics a few weeks ago for $6.00.

It reads, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever."

sweet birdie on a book stack

Gosh, this wood floor looks so orange-y,
but it's really not. 

I'm headed out to do some yard work,
Hope you're having a great Sunday!

See you tomorrow for

I'll be linking up here this week:

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Creek Ranch
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
House Party at No Minimalist Here


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