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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall at La Bella Luce




Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

    As you may know, I'm still staying with my daughter, which means that I don't get to decorate as I usually would for Fall.  And I was thinking this morning, that I always find inspiration at  La Bella Luce, because it's always decorated beautifully for each season.  I knew that I would find Fall decorations, and other lovely items there, and I certainly wasn't disappointed.  I'm going to share some of the photos I took today, hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed being there.
  


  Just a reminder, La Bella Luce is located in Historic Clifton, Va.  Ginger was holding down the fort today.  The chandeliers and antiques are imported from Italy and France.  Also it is owned, and managed by military wives.  I absolutely love their decorating style, and would encourage anyone visiting the DC area to take a little trip to La Bella Luce.

There is a candle in there!

I pulled it up so that you can see it.








Love the way the front porch is decorated



This would be so pretty on my daughter's table




The dining table is dressed for Fall as well

Love the chocolate cake candle


The mantle says that Halloween is on it's way

Love the iron blackbirds


Aren't these pillows great?

A little taste of Tuscany



The Fall leaves look so pretty on the chandelier


Pretty bench at the top of the stairs

Blue and white are always a favorite

This chandelier is gorgeous, it would look great in my house

Pretty blue teapot

   I have many more photos, which I will put in another post.  I just wanted to feel the Fall.   Thank you 
La Bella Luce.

Till Nest Time,

Jeannie



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
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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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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