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Friday, September 23, 2016

Simple Fall Dinning Room Decor



Hello Again From the French Hen's Nest,

  Hope that you are enjoying this beautiful weather, not too hot, and not too cool.  Fall is my favorite time of year, just wish it lasted a little longer.  It has been so warm, that my garden is still in full bloom, my tomatoes are still growing like crazy.  I love it, but it's time to decorate the porch, and the dinning room with fall colors.  Guess I'll have to put the porch decorations off for a little while.  
   However, I can do something in the dinning room.  Here a few simple decorations for Fall.



A single garland above the mirror


Fall leaf garland on the mantle with bowl of lemons



Garland around a vine wreath
Wall by the stairs, pictures are never straight







   

Enjoy these lovely Fall days.

Till Nest Time,

Jeannie



Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @http://californiacoastalhome.blogspot.com
Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Wednesday
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House

Thursday
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
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 
Blue Friday @ http://.typbackyardneighborepad.com/backyard_neighbor/

What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Saturday
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios



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Friday, September 16, 2016

A Trip For My Sister




Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,


  Hope that you have enjoyed your summer. Mine has has been especially nice.  It's always good when I can spend time with my children and grandchildren.  I was able to go to the beach with them and it was so nice.
Wild horses on Cedar Island across from Beaufort, NC
  Have you every visited the Crystal Coast of North Carolina?  It's absolutely beautiful, the  beaches, and the surrounding small towns, the islands are a must see.  
 

  This summer my older sister, Georgia,  and I went to the beach for a couple of days.  We are also very close friends.  She could only go for two nights due to responsibilities at home.  She lives in the town where we grew up, and my mom, who is 93, also still lives there.  My sister is the one my mom calls for whatever she needs. She takes her to appointments, constantly goes to the store to pick up something, and takes care of her finances.  She has the patience of Job, and certainly needs it.  I always feel a little guilty that most of the responsibility falls on my sister. So, to give her a break, I made reservations at the beach, and told her that we would go wherever, do whatever, and eat wherever she wanted.  We had so much fun, two days of total peace, fishing, beaching, and good food.  When I delivered her home, she was completely relaxed.
  I'm sharing some photos of the Crystal Coast.  Hope that you enjoy them.

 
A selfie before we start our adventure

   
Crystal clear water at Fort Macon





Quaint little cottage on the sound
A tree molded by the sea breeze


A boat docked at Cedar Island
She was catching them two at a time
Some lovely homes in historic Beaufort, NC

 
Now that's a sunset....


  Hoping to plan another get away for my sister.  She loves the mountains, so maybe a drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway is in her future.  Fall leaves will be here soon.
 
Till Nest Time,
Jeannie 

Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @http://californiacoastalhome.blogspot.com
Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Wednesday
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House

Thursday
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
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
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, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!






Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

Linda and I would like to wish you and your family a lovely, fun, safe and Happy 4th of July.
Everyone is busy this morning making sure they have all the food  they need to cook on the grill for their families.  I've got a really big salad to make and of course red, white, and blue strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Just a few blueberries added on top take care of the blue part and it looks so festive.
Have a wonderful day with your family and friends.  And thank you, friends from all over the world that have sent good wishes to us for a Happy 4th.














Have a wonderful day celebrating the independence of our great nation.  We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

Till Nest Time,

Jeannie & Linda


Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @http://californiacoastalhome.blogspot.com
Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Wednesday
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House

Thursday
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
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
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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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Simple Joys



Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  When I woke up Friday morning, I had a to do list in my head.  And while accomplishing it, I had a relaxing in the moment kind of day.  I took time to enjoy what was around me, and the beauty in small things.

While the clothes were washing, I sat in the most comfortable swing ever.  They are shaped like an egg, and so comfortable.  Sitting in the trees, the temperature was around 65 degrees, and I must have sat there for at least 40 minutes just relaxing. 

  After that the garden needed to be watered.  The tomatoes are blooming, a pepper ready to be picked, one volunteer zinia blooming, and hundreds are coming up fast, and so are the weeds.  A little weeding and watering, and back to my list.  I find great joy in watching the progress in the garden.  A flower given to me by my sister during our last visit has pretty purple blooms, and brings her to mind every time I see it.

 On to the next project, painting the front door, and the railings.  It sounds like a lot, but those of you who paint often, know that these projects take very little time.  Oh what joy when the door looks new, the railings match the door, why I have a new porch.  Sometimes when taking a break, I sit in the rocker, and have my coffee, and marvel at the difference a little paint makes.  Even painted the neighbors door, it needed it worse than mine did.

I could go on and on, it was a marvelous day and so much was accomplished.  I'm going to share some photos of projects, and some of the things that brought joy into my day.  Hope that you are having a wonderful day full of joy.


 Freshened up front porch

On a cool morning, a lone fisherman 

 Rapahannock River 


Rosemary  

 A baby bunny making a daily visit

Newly painted dark green door
Most comfortable swing ever


 What is more beautiful than a magnolia



 Always have geraniums at the door




Fresh basil and tomatoes everyday


Another geranium

My favorite chair

  Nothing smells like linens dried in the fresh air

Nicotina



Many tomatoes and blooms

Volunteer first to bloom






Favorite place to relax


Thank you so much for the visit, hope that you've enjoyed my relaxing, yet productive day.  

Till Nest Time,

Jeannie





Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @http://californiacoastalhome.blogspot.com
Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Wednesday
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House

Thursday
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
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
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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