I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.
Philippians 4:13

Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Living Room



Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  I'm going to be moving in July, and the owner of this home has asked for pictures of my house to help her in decorating and furniture placement. This is such a comfortable space and I have enjoyed it so much.  I've actually lived in this area for the past 14 years, and will really miss it.  It's an historical landmark, a very park like setting, and the early home of President Nixon and President Ford.  Of course they were young senators at the time.  It is the perfect location, near the Pentagon, and just a few miles from Washington, DC, where I used to work. 

 These homes were built in the 1940's, they have thick plaster walls, and parquet floors, not the herringbone kind.  The ceilings are over nine feet high, so there is a feeling of spaciousness even though it is small (about 1,000 SF).  I feel as though I have my own little Paris apartment, with the large windows that run across the back of the house and the high ceilings.  I'm really going to miss it.







Fresh Lilacs












Well, that's my living room, except for the French desk that I am sitting at right now. 
It's just to messy to take a picture of right now, maybe some other time.


Thank you for visiting my home, talk to you soon.


Till Nest Time,

Jeannie

Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

Sharing with some of these great parties...
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Give me The Goods Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Made by You Mondays @ Skip To My Lou
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
Mop It Up Mondays@ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Motivate Me Monday Keeping It Simple
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
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 Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Ranch
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
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Open House Party @ No Minimasist 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
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
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
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios
Pin It!

42 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, and thank you for visiting.
    Jeannie

    ReplyDelete
  2. beautiful!! love your furniture, the gallery wall behind your couch and the fresh flowers :)
    megvcornwell.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good Morning Meg, thank you so much for stopping by and for the sweet comments.
      Hope that you have a great day.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  3. Your room is very pretty. It looks beautiful and comfortable all at the same time. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Stacey, thank you, it is a very comfortable space. My grandchildren seem to think so anyway. Thank you for the visit.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  4. Good Afternoon Jeannie, Oh, I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving your beautiful home. You have created such a beautiful space and it sounds as if you live in such a beautiful area. Do you have plans as to which area you want to live in. I know that wherever you live you will make your home as beautiful as this one, because you have such a wonderful eye for detail.
    With warmest wishes,
    Daphne

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good Morning Daphne, So good to hear from you, hope that you are doing well. Thank you so much for your visit. I won't be going too far, maybe 15 to 20 miles, but I'm going to miss this area. It doesn't sound like much, but in this congested area that equals an hour. But maybe I can find a bigger place with a garage, wouldn't that be great? Hope you have a great day.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  5. Jeannie, such a beautiful home. I am sorry you have to leave. I am sure after 14 years you have so much history and it has become a part of you. Life has a way of changing. They say change is the only thing that stays the same. I'm sure the best is yet to be for you. Thank you for sharing your home. Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Wanda, thank you so much. Yes, I will miss this area, but I'll be closer to my grandchildren, and it will be a little less driving for me. Hopefully, I can find a home that I love as much as this one. Oh, and thank you for following us, we will enjoy your blog as well. Take care,
      Jeannie

      Delete
  6. Hi girls, Wanda again. I just wanted to add that I am following you and I love French anything so I will enjoy your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful place! That is going to be a tough move! Life to the full! Melissa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Melissa, Thank you so much. Have a great day.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  8. Your living room is gorgeous! So elegant! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your kind words. We linked up and joined your lovely blog. Thank you again.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  9. Yes, wonderfully bright and nice, I love the decor ...!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your lovely comment.
    Jeannie

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful spaces! So nice. Best wishes Jeannie on your new home, you have a wonderful knack for decorating and we hope to see what you do to your next place. Best wishes.

    P.S. We send you an email re Linda's photo... we have put it on the header of BeBetsy........................no we didn't. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My sister told me what she did, unfortunately I didn't see it. Thank you so much for your comments, and warm wishes, and thank you for removing Linda's picture.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  12. Beautiful! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful space and especially love the gallery wall.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for coming by, and your kind comments.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  14. It's beautiful, Jeannie. I would hate to leave that house too but good luck on the next one....Christine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Christine, I appreciate your visit.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  15. What a beautiful living room Jeannie !!!
    Where are you moving to?
    We're getting our place ready to sell :(
    XOX

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Suzan, thank you so much. I will only be going 10 to 15 miles away, but here that's another world. This location is so perfect. Where are you going, have you found a house?
      Jeannie

      Delete
  16. Beautiful room, love your blue and white! Look forward to seeing your new place!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi, Jeannie! I'm your "downstairs neighbor" on the Style Sisters' Centerpiece Wednesday this week! Nice to meet you!

    I'm so sorry that you have to move from this home that you obviously love so much! I hope that you will find just as much joy and happiness in your new home! The fact that this one is full of so much history (not one, but TWO Presidents called it home!!!) makes it that much more special, I'm sure. Your living room really does call to mind a Parisian apartment!

    Best wishes in your move, and have a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Alycia, thank you so much for your sweet comments, and well wishes. I'll certainly miss my home. Right now I'm going to check out my downstair's neighbor. Hope that you have a great week as well.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  18. So lovely...all so pretty and inviting......pls come visit!!
    Mariaelena

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mariaelena, thank you so much for the visit and comment. I will visit, rigt now.
      Thank you again.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  19. Hello Jeannie,
    I love your wing chairs and white sofa with the toile pillows! The picture gallery is wonderful too. I am such a fan of toile as you probably know by now. Lilacs are always a hit with me as well. Your neighborhood must be quite beautiful and sounds idyllic. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  20. Jeannie - you have such a beautiful living room! So glad you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is room looks very warm and comfortable. Usually when I see beautiful rooms in blogs they look so cold. This is an lovely exception.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, I was aiming for warm and confortable, I like for my company to feel at home. Thank you so much for your visit.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  22. Such a pretty and relaxing space! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_12.html Have a happy Sunday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    ReplyDelete
  23. Jeannie your living room looks so inviting and pretty. Love your chairs. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Peggy, I appreciate your comments, and thank you for allowing us to share.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  24. Replies
    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for the visit. I'm going to visit and see what you've been up to lately.
      Jeannie

      Delete
  25. So serene! I love the white furniture and blue and white toile throw pillows! Someday, maybe I can use more white in my decor...when my 10 Littles are grown. ;)

    ReplyDelete

We Love It When You Comment!