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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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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Little Browsing Going On



Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,



   Wow! It's been a while.  The home search is still going on, I've found a couple of places that were perfect for me, but a little too far from my grandchildren, so I had to rethink.  I have my eye on a place now, and hope that it works out.

  Meanwhile, I have browsed just a little, and I'm going to share the finds with you.  Miss all of you, and hope to be back full time soon.  As soon as I find a house, you will be the first to know and see it.

  Here are some things that I found at the local Good Will.  It was really hard to pass on some of them, especially the Italian platter.  It was over two feet in length, and the detail was lovely.  Oh, I'll just show it to you.


Love this gate leg table for $50, it's ready for paint





Very nice painting for $10

This was $60


Bedside table for $40, just needs a little touch-up

This isn't a canvas, but it was still beautiful

And a great price!


There were 8 of these, made in Italy, love the blue

There were a few of these bowls, so delicate and pretty


Made in England, I think it is Johnson Brothers

Great pot for $6

You can't tell from this photo, but this is about two feet
long, and the detail is beautiful, very heavy and made in Italy, for just $10.
     I actually carried this around the whole time I was there, but finally put it back.

Gorgeous detail

Pretty little tea cup for $2

This bowl must have weighed 10 pounds, and
it was only $8


Love the detail on this mirror

A closer look

I'm always amazed at the art gallery there
   Well, that's it for browsing today.  Hope that you have enjoyed the trip.  

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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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wintry Christmas Scenery







Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest, and Merry Christmas!    

  We've had a lot of snow and ice lately, which is beautiful, but treacherous.  As I was on my way to La Bella Luce to pick up my chandelier I snapped a few photos of the lovely scenery.  The trees were heavy with snow and the fields are beautiful with a light blanket of snow.  And as usual the ladies at La Bella Luce had the store decorated beautifully.  So many trees, so many beautiful ideas.  I took a few pictures of the store as well, and I'm sharing those with you.

  Hope that all of you are enjoying this beautiful season of joy, and sharing with those that have a little less joy right now.   Let's keep them in our hearts and prayers.   I believe that people are just a little kinder, and more thoughtful during the Christmas season.  Let's keep it going....

  The French Hens wish you much joy, and a very Merry Christmas.


Iced tree

More Icy trees





Front Porch Decorations


Isn't this candlelier lovely?










Isn't this dough bowl decorated beautifully















   What a peaceful, beautiful drive through the country.  Only God can paint a picture this lovely.  Hope that you have enjoyed the drive, and the lovely La Bella Luce in Historic Clifton, Va.  Once again, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays, and  a very Merry Christmas.

Till Nest Time,

Jeannie and Linda



Sharing with some of these great parties...
Monday
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
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Block Party Keeping It Simple
Tuesday
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Show Me What You Got Tuesdays @ Our Delightful Home
 Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
Totally Transformed Tuesday @ PJH Designs
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
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
Throwback Thursday @ Glitter Glue and Paint
Time Travel Thursday @ @ Brambleberry Cottage
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
 Friday
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
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
Stylish Friday Finds @ A Stylish Interior
Thats Fresh Friday @ Home and Lifestyle Design
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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