French Inspired Decor at The French Elements

I love natural textiles like linen and cotton, and when those textiles are woven with a European flair, all the better! My newest sponsor, The French Elements, shares a variety of French inspired decor on her website. Intricate embroidery carefully woven onto French linen fabrics and more. It's all quite dreamy. Take a look ... Barb fell in love with European markets and her shop is filled with beautiful old world treasures, like these … [Read more...]

My Claw Foot Tub Gets Frenchified

This weekend marks the third time this year that I've painted the bathroom. And I'm happy to say I think I finally found the right color and the right touches. Still a few more tweaks to be made but I think I'm on the right track now. Took long enough! Here's my beloved claw foot tub. It took me years to get up the nerve to paint her. In my last bathroom post, I said I wanted to paint her, and ya'll encouraged me to do it. About 99% of … [Read more...]

French Script Butterfly Wreath

"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."    ~ R.H. Heinlein Two things I'm lovin' these days ... French Script ... and Butterflies! So when I saw a beautiful French script butterfly wreath in one of my fave stores, I really wanted to buy it. But at $36 and some change, I just couldn't bring myself to open up my wallet. After all, it's just paper, right? Still ... it was haunting my dreams. I thought about how I could make one. But then I'd … [Read more...]

Down on Na-Da Farm

Tonight was my first visit to the Na-Da Farm Barn Sale, and it did not disappoint. A few fellow bloggers were setting up booths at this market and I was especially looking forward to meeting them in person. All the wonderful eye candy and trinkets for sale were simply the frosting on the cake. Located in Esmond, Illinois, the farm is snuggled into some of the richest soil in our country. So many charming elements are found at this homestead, … [Read more...]