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Monday, November 5, 2012

Some of My Favorite Things

Hello Again from The French Hen's Nest 

   These are some of my favorite things, collections, mirrors and pieces of furniture that I have collected over the years, and know that they will always have a place in my home.

Hope that you like them.

I bought this chair 15 years ago for the frame, and had
it reupholstered

Blue and White boxes

A comfortable reading chair with leopard foot stool

Detail of a Pediment over dinning room door

Love old alabaster lamps

Small alabaster lamp

Juliette has such pretty legs under that ruffled skirt

Detail of a mirror bought  at GW for $15
mirror height is 5ft

More detail

A collection of  silver and silver plate that I have collected
through the years, love every piece

Blue and White Ginger Jars
I lived in Japan for a few years, and that is where
I fell in love with blue and white. Visited a number of
China factories.

The Cartouche on my French antique bed

Foot board

Foot board detail

Bought many years ago from a dealer who picked it up in
 New Orleans


Last, but not least, my shells.  I've never seen a shell that
I didn't love.  One of God's most beautiful creations.

Don't know if you've ever been to Shackleford Island, small island, near Beaufort (pronounced Bowfert) NC, where the horses run wild. A short little  boat ride from Beaufort, and  beautiful beaches with an abundance of shells.  My Mom, three sisters and I have made the trip many times. ....... for a moment there I was transported home, good memories.

Hope that you have enjoyed seeing some of my favorite things.

Till Next Time,


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  1. Many beautiful finds! Especially the mirrors. take care, Darlene

  2. loved everything you have some great favorites

  3. I enjoyed reading about your favorite things! Love the blue and white chair. Have a great week. Blessings from Still Woods

    1. Thank you so much for your comments, I'm so happy that you enjoyed my favorite things. I was just visiting Still Woods Farmhouse, your china is lovely, the table looks so inviting. Take care, have a lovely day, Jeannie of The French Hen's Nest

  4. Good Morning Jeannie, My goodness, you showed us some stunning pieces from your home. As I scrolled down the page I kept thinking, gorgeous, beautiful,stunning,fabulous, I could go on, but I think you understand what I mean. I am a lover of blue and white and first came across it in Germany and Holland many years ago. I adore your blue and white chair, I wish I could scoop it up and bring it home. The assortment of blue and white boxes are beautiful. Are they all trinket boxes? the one to the left looks like a small porcelain egg. What can I say about the mirror, there is so much, but suffice to say the detail is fabulous and at such a wonderful price. I love blue and white ginger jars aswell and your bed wow, beautiful. There, I am running out of words. I adore everything you have shown us today. You must have a stunning home. I enjoyed this post so much, I am going to add you to my favourite blogs so others can enjoy your favourite things as I feel they will enjoy it as much as I did. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

    1. Good Evening Daphne, Thank you so much for your lovely words, I'm so happy that you enjoyed My Favorite Things. I must say Daphne, I'm not surprised that you like them, because we tend to like the same things. And thank you for adding us to your favorite blogs. About the boxes, all are trinket boxes, and there is one shaped like an egg, its the largest box, the two very small round ones are soapstone, that I picked up in Brazil. Thank you again,and we'll see you at Ivy, Phyllis and Me. Have a great day. Take care, Jeannie & Linda, the two French Hens.

    2. Good Morning Jeannie and Linda, I have just popped back to let you know that I have tagged you on my blog. It is a bit of fun and it allows people to get to know you and your blog. There are 11 questions to answer and I hope you are able to join in. The link is http://ivyphyllisandme.blogspot.co.uk//2012//11/ive-been-tagged.html
      Best Wishes, Daphne

  5. Your things are SO pretty! I love them. I would love to go through your home, wow! Do you have a "favorite" place for finding treasures?

  6. Oh my goodness, Jeannie, I am simply swooning over your lovely blue toile chair! How gorgeous! Love your mirror too and what a deal you got on it! So many beautiful touches you have in your home. Would love to curl up on one of your wonderful chairs and sip a cup of tea! Love your collection of silverware too. Thanks so much for sharing all your pretties with us at HOME and enjoy the rest of your week.


  7. Oh...My goodness, Jeannie! You are true lover of blue! I am oooing and ahhhing with each beautiful photo! I, absolutely, love your big comfy chairs...each one is so welcoming. I could spend hours snuggled up with a good book or my laptop whiling away the day. Your home is so lovely, so tastefully decorated. I can see your history...sea shells, lovelies from the time you lived in Japan...How I would love to pop in and visit you in person!
    Thank you for sharing so many things that are precious to you!
    Have a blessed day, Jeannie and Linda!
    Carolynn xo

    1. Carolynn, it is so good to hear from you. I'm so happy that you enjoyed my favorite things,
      really do love the oooos and ahhhs.
      Thank you so much for your kind words. And if in the area, please do pop in, I'd love it.
      Take care,

  8. Hi Jeannie and Linda, thanks for visiting with me on my blog. I love French Country. Your mirror looks much like mine that I have hanging in my living room. I love your blue Toile chair, I decorate with blue in my living room.


  9. Hi Jeannie, Love your blue and whites, especially the chair. I like shells too. I was interested to hear about the island where the wild horses are. It brings me back to my days in grade school when our teacher read us "Misty of Chincoteague."

  10. I wouldn't mind curling up in the lovely toile chair.

  11. HI,

    I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would follow me back!



  12. Jeannie, love blue and white and would love to curl up in your chair with a good book..........Sarah

  13. Well I love all the same things you do *winks* But that Goodwill mirror and your french bed blew me away!....I'm a little green with envy *winks* Vanna

    1. Hello Vanna, Thank you so much, I bought my bed from an antique store about 18 years ago, I fell in love when I saw it, and still love it. Happy that you like it too. The mirror was a once in a lifetime find at only $15, that was a lucky day. Have a great evening. Jeannie

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  15. Some of your favorite things are also some of my favorite things! You have a beautiful home and Im looking forward to looking around your blog!

    1. Hi Bobbie, Thank you, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed my favorite things. Thank you so much for visiting, hope you enjoy our blog.

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful treasures at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful week!


  18. I love blue...it's my favorite color. The blue toile fabric is just perfect on that chair.

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  19. Lovely things you have there. I really love that comfy chair with the leopard foot stool and the little blue and white pill? boxes. A nice collection!

  20. Hi Shirley, thank you so much, glad you like my collections. Have a great day.


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