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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,


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  1. I'm sure you will love living in Fredericksburg. I live in Northern Virginia and enjoy every trip we get to make there. You have the best of both worlds--the nation's capital and the state's capital within an hour's drive. You've probably discovered Central Park by now. One of my favorite stores there is called, "And That." If you spend some time there you'll find a good bargain or two mixed in with all their other merchandise. I always visit Hobby Lobby, too, which is right near "And That". We love the old town section and have a good time going in and out of all the great shops there. Best wishes with your new home!

    1. Hello Ruth Anne, I am enjoying Fredericksburg, I've lived in Fairfax Cty for the past 30 years, so this is a really nice change. And oh yes, I have found Central Park, they have everything! So far, I've spent most of my time at Lowes, but have plans to visit others. Can't wait to explore Old Town, it's just a couple of blocks away, but it's cold, brrrrrrrr. Thank you so much for your visit. Take care, Jeannie

  2. This is lovely and I'm glad you have finally gotten settled. I look forward to seeing more of your new dwelling place. Thanks for sharing and take care.


    1. Hello Sandi, so nice to hear from you, I've missed my blogging friends. I hope that you are doing well, I will have to pay you a visit, and see what you've been up to lately. Thank you for the visit.
      Take Care,

  3. Jeannie,
    The new old house is aboslutely gorgeous and you've managed to create a warm and cosy atmosphere there.

    1. Hello Magali, so good to hear from you. Hope that things are going well at The Little White House, I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. Thank you so much for you visit. Take care,

  4. I love the sofa and the seashells everywhere! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  5. Congrats on such a nice move, Jeannie - sure looks as though everything is really coming along nicely!

    You know those end tables could work nicely if you were to shortened them, they actually look quite nice.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    1. Hi Michele, What a great idea, I need a bottom shelf as well. Thank you so much for your visit and comments. Hope that you are having a great week.

  6. What a beautiful home Michele! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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