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Thursday, March 19, 2015

My New Old Powder Room






Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

   Thank you so much for the visit today.  As you know, I've decorated my new old home, and today I'm going to share some photos of my powder room.   Please keep in mind that this house was built in the 1880's, and the bath was added much later.  And I'm renting, so for now I have to work with the existing floors, fixtures, etc. 

   Once again I went with the blue and white theme.  The shower curtain is actually a twin size comforter cover that I had on hand.  I used some decorative hooks that clamp on to the cloth, so no sewing involved.  You will notice that I have repainted a night stand that I had featured in the past.  It was teal and gold, but needed to be refreshed to work with this color scheme.  I also used some hand towels of blue and white with fringe, that are made for the kitchen.  I really like the look of these towels, hope that you do too.  Also, maybe I should paint the basket white, what do you think?

  




















Hope that you like what I've done.  Enjoy your week.

Till Nest Time,


Jeannie 




We Party with...

Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Inspire Me Monday@ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
Monday Funday @ Uncommon Designs
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
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 Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Wednesday
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House
Centerpiece Wednesday@The Style Sisters
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday
Project Pin-It@ Glitter Glue and Paint
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Friday
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
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, February 25, 2015

New Home, New Dining Room








Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  I believe that I have finished decorating my new dining room.  It's kind of an awkward space, so I've hung pictures, removed pictures, tried other pictures,  etc.....   For now I'm comfortable with the design.  When first built in the 1880's the room was probably used as the reception room, and if I had another bedroom, I would use it for the same purpose.

  I am going to share a few photos of the dining room, and also of the beautiful snow that will be staying for a while.  On Monday it snowed about 10 inches, and though beautiful, creates havoc for parking in the city.



This was gold, it looks better painted white




Front door

Cozy corner




View from my back door

View from my kitchen window

 Hope that wherever you are that you are warm. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Till Nest Time,
Jeannie




Sharing with some of these great parties...
 
Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
 
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 Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court

Wednesday
Before and after Wednesday@ The Dedicated House
Centerpiece Wednesday@The Style Sisters 
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday
Project Pin-It@ Glitter Glue and Paint
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
 
 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
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Saturday
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome to My New Home





Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  It has been a while since I've posted anything.  I recently moved to my new home in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which was built in the 1800's.  Fredericksburg is located about an hour south of Washington, DC, and about an hour north of Richmond, VA.  This is an area steeped in history.  The farm where George Washington grew up is near, and the home that he bought for his mother is just a few blocks away.  It's also the site of many civil war battles.  

  The old town area is lovely and located on the Rappahanock River.  I'm looking forward to exploring the area more.  And as I do, I will share it with you.

  It has taken me a while to unpack everything and find the right spot for it, but I've finally (almost) finished, with the help of my nieces who came from North Carolina to help me. 
  I love the charm of this old home, ten foot ceilings, ten inch moldings, and three fireplaces. Today I will share some photos of my living area.

The moldings are so pretty I didn't want to cover them

Door moldings

10 inch moldings




If you have followed our blog this will be familiar

















Until I find the right coffee table, I'm using two end tables
            



                         





I always use my shells when decorating, part of growing up near the ocean
I always use my shells when decorating, part of growing up near the ocean


 Blue and white goes wherever I go, and in every room



     Thank you so much for the visit.  I've really missed all of my blogger friends.  Please join me next time to view my dining room.  Have a wonderful week.


Till Nest Time,

Jeannie




Sharing with some of these great parties...
Monday
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Inspire Me Monday@ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
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 Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court

Wednesday
Before and after Wednesday@ The Dedicated House
Centerpiece Wednesday@The Style Sisters 
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday
Project Pin-It@ Glitter Glue and Paint
Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
 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
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, November 24, 2014

Christmas Mantle





Hello again from The French Hen's Nest





The Nest is a buzz of Christmas activity! I want to show you my 2012 fireplace mantle decorations.








I wanted to do things differently this year than in years past.  I picked up the glass domes (cloches?) from Goodwill during the year.  They were the domes over cheap anniversary clocksI paid about $3.00 for each.  Inside I have place little bottle brush trees with Epsom salts for snow.





My favorite things on the mantle are the two artificial amaryllis I have centered in front of the blue transferware plates.  I picked these up at Belk Dept Store last week for 50% off- $8.00 each!


The silver candlesticks I also bought during the year at Goodwill for $4.00 each.  They were black when I bought them but I knew they were shiny underneath.




 

I completely changed the wreath from last year after seeing the beautiful ornament wreaths on so many blogs. The wreath  I originally hung had gold fruit and a gold bow but you could hardly see it against the gold framed mirror.  I took it down and stripped it and added the ornaments and the gold bow.  

I hung the wreath over the mirror but it didn't look right so I removed the mirror.  Then I realized I like the mirror alone without the wreath so I took the wreath down and re-hung the mirror. 


  

My garland is artificial and I have twisted two together to make it thicker.  I used the trimmings from the bottom of our Christmas tree and other greenery from the yard to tuck in here and there for added  realism and scent.  I have white miniature lights running through the garland and it is very beautiful lit up after dark.



Just wanted to show you some acorns I painted gold and silver and am displaying in silver candy dishes on my coffee table.  Aren't they pretty?  






Well, that is my mantle and I am pleased with it for now.  I never leave things alone in the weeks before Christmas, do you?

I would love to hear what you think about my Christmas mantle.

Thank you for visiting the French Hens and have a beautiful day!




Be blessed,
Linda

We're partying with 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday @ At The Pickett Fence
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique




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