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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,


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  1. SO much eye candy what a beautiful store! Thanks for linking up.

  2. What a wonderful shop! I love the green glass jar with the candle in it and the pillows are great too!

    1. Hi Khammany, Thank you so much, I love this shop, it is so pretty all of the time. Wish they had those jars in blue, wouldn't that be awesome? Thank you so much for the visit.

    2. Hi Khammany, Thank you so much, I love this shop, it is so pretty all of the time. Wish they had those jars in blue, wouldn't that be awesome? Thank you so much for the visit.

  3. Beautiful pics
    I really like everything about this post

  4. Oh what a fun tour. I would love to visit that shop! I want those blackbirds. You could use them with sunflowers for summer and right through the fall! BTW I noticed your following me now. Thanks for coming by and visiting.
    I hope that you leave with a smile and a little encouragement.
    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you, I love this shop. I needed to read that scripture today "Be still and know that He is God", my mantra for the week. God will bless you for the work that you do, I will keep you and the children in my prayers.
      Hope that you have a wonderful week as well.

  5. love this place!! so many good ideas to steal. now I know what to do with my pitcher and dough bowl for Fall. Thanks for the tour.

    1. Thank you, I always find inspiration there, love the way they decorate. Thank you so much for stopping by.

  6. That's a berry nice store, Jeannie. Thanks for taking us for a tour....Christine

  7. All of your pictures are unreal. I love everything. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Lovely images, Jeannie. I love the teapot surrounded by all that toile! Thanks for sharing at my HOME.


    1. Hi Sandi, thank you so much for letting us share. Hope that you are doing well.
      Blessings to you Sandi.

  9. Very enjoyable! Your post was the 1st to catch my eye at Whats It Wednesday at Ivy & elephants. Have a Blessed Week!

    1. Thank you Susan, appreciate the visit. Hope That you have a blessed week as well.

  10. Hi Jeannie, I love visiting stores like this. What a lot of inspiration there is here. I couldn't have been able to resist that gorgeous chandelier or those iron black birds. Have a lovely rest of the week. :)

    1. Hi Veronica, funny you say that, because that chandelier has been on my mind ever since I laid my eyes on it. I definitely need it. Isn't it gorgeous? Thank you so much for the visit.

  11. Ciao, beautiful pics! I love the front porch decorations!
    Hugs from Italy

  12. Ciao Christina, Thank you so much, I love the way they decorate the front porch, it's always lovely. Many of the items they sell are imported from Italy. Thank you for stopping by. Where are you located in Italy? Take care..

  13. Thank you for visiting my auction finds post! And it brought me to yours and La Bella Luce--I can see why you went there for inspiration! All beautiful! ~Zuni

    1. Thank you for the visit Zuni, hope you're having a great Sunday.

  14. Good Morning Jeannie, It is lovely to catch up with you. I am in love...... I adore the chandelier with the turquoise droplets.... it is stunning. The blue teapot is an English teapot, but do you know, for the life of me, I cannot think of the name of the company. They produce a range of items including bowls, cups and saucers and lots of other wonderful things. I think it would be wonderful to take a stroll around La Bella Luce..... I would have to make sure my purse was full with money though.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes to you.

    1. Good Evening Daphne, It was lovely to hear from you again. Daphne, I'm in love too, I fell the first time I laid eyes on it, about six months ago, and I think about it every day. It is Murano, and it's just beautiful. I was so happy to see it last time I visited, I thought it would have sold, but maybe it's meant to be. I'll check out the teapot next time I go, if it's still there. Hope that you are well, and enjoying the Fall weather. Think I go see what you've been cooking lately. Take care, and thank you for the visit.

  15. I love how the mantel says Hallowe'en without over doing it!


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