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Friday, May 30, 2014

Crystal Coast - Morehead City





        


Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,


   My son and his family recently went to Emerald Isle, NC for a week, and I was invited.  We stayed on the sound side, and caught crabs, and fished.  It is still a little cool, but it was still a wonderful weekend.
   Whenever I go there, I like to go to Morehead City. It's a beautiful area, an historic little town just across the bridge from Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach.  It's located on Bogue Sound, and there are many historic homes, and great seafood restaurants.  
  
  If you ever visit Emerald Isle, be sure to visit the Morehead City waterfront.  I'm featuring a few homes that are located on Bogue Sound.  These aren't just summer cottages, but lived in all year.


This is a grande old home

This is right on the sound, so inviting


   You can see the sound in the background







Love the palms



I love the simplicity of this little cottage






I checked this one out, only 2 blocks from the beach.



















This is a lovey Victorian




       Hope that you have enjoyed this little tour.  I truly love this area, the smell of the salt air, the breeze, the sound of the waves crashing,  who wouldn't want to live near the ocean?  I grew up near here, and always thought that I would one day move back. Many years have passed, but I don't think I've totally given up on this dream.  Is there a place that you dream of?


Till Nest Time,

Jeannie

We party with these fabulous blogs
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Give me The Goods Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Make the Scene Mondays Alderberry Hill
Making The World Cuter Monday Making The World Cuter
Market Yourself Mondays @Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Motivate Me Monday Keeping It Simple
Tuesday
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Made in a Day @ Made In A Day
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Show Me What You Got Tuesdays @ Our Delightful Home
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
 Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Ranch
Tightwad Tuesdays@ Home Made Modern

Time to Shine Party @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Totally Transformed Tuesday @ PJH Designs
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Tweak I Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
 Friends Sharing Tea @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Thursday
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Time Travel Thursday @ @ Brambleberry Cottage
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
 Friday
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Find A Friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

 Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Saturday
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios

















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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring In Old Town Alexandria







Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,


   Even though the temperature is still at 58 degrees in the afternoon, Spring has arrived in Alexandria, Virginia.  I was beginning to wonder if it was ever coming, as I'm sure that many of you felt the same way in lieu of the ferocious  winter we've had.
   
  Since Sunday was a beautiful day, I took a stroll through my favorite neighborhood.  Hope that you enjoy strolling through Old Town with me.

Flags are always flying in Old Town

I love this little blue house, adorable







Very welcoming

Flowers always bloom at this house


Blue eggs make this wreath

More flags flying



Love these urns, very pretty








Nothing prettier than Wisteria

and Dogwoods

A peek into the back patio, shhhh

These need a drink, but very patriotic




What's hiding behind these walls?

This is........ 

and some pretty things


Love the grey ribbons

Hope that you have enjoyed our stroll through Old Town, I certainly have.  Thank you so much for the visit.

Till Nest Time,

Jeannie

We party with these fabulous blogs
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Give me The Goods Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Make the Scene Mondays Alderberry Hill
Making The World Cuter Monday Making The World Cuter
Market Yourself Mondays @Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Motivate Me Monday Keeping It Simple
Tuesday
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Made in a Day @ Made In A Day
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Show Me What You Got Tuesdays @ Our Delightful Home
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
 Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Ranch
Tightwad Tuesdays@ Home Made Modern

Time to Shine Party @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Totally Transformed Tuesday @ PJH Designs
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Tweak I Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
 Friends Sharing Tea @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Thursday
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Time Travel Thursday @ @ Brambleberry Cottage
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
 Friday
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Find A Friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

 Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Saturday
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios

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Monday, March 10, 2014

French Country Bench



Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,   


  Aren't you ready for spring?  It was a spring like day here today, and my spirits have been lifted.  We've had so much snow, and there is still snow on the ground, but the sun was glorious today. Hope that you had some sunshine today as well.

   I want to share my latest find with you.  I was in TJ Maxx last week, and they had some French Country benches, with woven seats.  They were only $129.99, and so pretty.  I thought about them for a few days, and decided that one would look nice at the end of one of the beds (when I move, still at my daughter's).  When I went back to get it, they had only a few left, and they were marked down to $104.00.  Needless to say, it came home with me that day.   I think it's quite a find.


Antique Driftwood









    I've taken a couple of photos, and you will notice a very pretty basket full of pine cones.  The basket was another find.  Right after Christmas, my neighbor put it out front with the trash, and it is such a nice thick basket, so happy I saved it.  I filled it with pine cones that my sister Linda, the other hen, and I picked up in Pinehurst, North Carolina, a few years ago.   You may know it for it's great golfing, but we appreciate the pine trees.  I don't know if you can see them well, but the smallest is about nine to ten inches high.  Love these big pine cones, and oh, what fun we had picking up bags of them to give to our family and friends.










  I just wanted to share my new bench with you.  It looks lovely in my daughter's home, but it will look a lot better in my own.  Wishing you a wonderful week, and hopefully much more sunshine.





Till Nest Time,

Jeannie


Rooted In Thyme

We party with these fabulous blogs
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Give me The Goods Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Make the Scene Mondays Alderberry Hill
Making The World Cuter Monday Making The World Cuter
Market Yourself Mondays @Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Motivate Me Monday Keeping It Simple
Tuesday
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Made in a Day @ Made In A Day
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Show Me What You Got Tuesdays @ Our Delightful Home
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
 Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Ranch
Tightwad Tuesdays@ Home Made Modern

Time to Shine Party @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Totally Transformed Tuesday @ PJH Designs
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Tweak I Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
 Friends Sharing Tea @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Thursday
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Time Travel Thursday @ @ Brambleberry Cottage
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
 Friday
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Find A Friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

 Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Saturday
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios






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