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Friday, September 5, 2008

THE CUTEST COUNTRY FRENCH PORCH .........

HER NAME IS SANTAMAKER AND SHE IS ON
RATE MY SPACE...
and
I am about to have a TEXAS size RUN AWAY
for her FABULOUS COUNTRY FRENCH PORCH....

If YOU like COUNTRY FRENCH,
you are going to LOVE this !!


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What a cute sign...so in keeping with the French decor

Hi, little Yorkie...you sure are cute and that's a pretty cute little wicker loveseat with blue and white!!


.. what a fabulous chair.

The story is....she found this and another chair, took them home
and recovered them in their new French look.

Excuse me, but I even WANT THAT CUTE LAMP with the heart on top....
Where does one find such cute things ...
THIS is the cutest thing...all those plants in the drawers....

roosters and brightly colored plates ......

everything looks just right !

Not only is all of this just adorable....look what a FANTASTIC photo it made !!!

Here's that cute chair again...

I would have NEVER thought to put all those fabrics together but just look how
fabulous it looks....

AND....here is the other "found" chair, all decked out in it's
FRENCH FLAIR.....
cute,cute, cute

oops...i think i have this photo in twice but it is so pretty to look at, who cares ....


What a precious porch, SANTAMAKER....
You did such a magnificent job on your porch, the chairs, the furniture...
EVERYTHING looks just perfect.

I don't have a nice porch like this but if I did, I would want it all done up in this fabulous

COUNTRY FRENCH STYLE.

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LOVE, bj

RED ALERT......

I have just been informed that SANTA MAKER has her very own blog...

Please stop by and say hello and welcome her to blogland !

33 comments:

Beverly said...

I agree that it is fabulous.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

Kathleen Grace said...

Good Morning BJ! One my favorite things about visiting with you is seeing the beautiful rooms you find to share. You and I both love color, and toile, and checks, and, well, just all the same things:>) I love those chairs and just seeing how everything is put together. hank you for sharing your wonderful sense of style and all the fun things you do:>) I hope you have a great weekend!

Picket said...

Morning BJ...that porch is gorgeous! I have always love Santamaker's spaces...everything she does is beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend girl!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning BJ,

I'm on the floor twitching....need...that....chair!!!!!!!!! Oh, I love it!!! You've got my "wanter" going and it's only 6:00 in the morning :)

Hugs,
Dena

Shelia said...

Morning, BJ! Oh, how nice of you to pump this gorgeous little porch. I adore those chairs and that hutch is a lovely thing too! I could go shopping here!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janet said...

BJ,

What fabulous style. I want that 2nd chair the most. Thank you for your diligent and relentless search of RMS to find the homes I like the best. You and I do have the best taste, don't you agree, lol??

Janet @ Housepeepers

Smilingsal said...

I have a good friend who has a porch you wouldn't believe! I'll have to pay her a visit and take pictures.

nikkicrumpet said...

How many live zebras is that porch worth BJ? I'm thinking entire HERDS! How can you not love all that wonderous stuff. The chairs are making me drool. If my keyboard shorts out it's your fault for showing this wonderful porch!! Have a great day!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh BJ , I love the ideal of the plants in the drawers of the hutch ! It gave me an ideal.I have an old old table on my back porch that was my great uncle's and now I know what I am going to do with it ! Thanks for showing us this porch ! HUGS

Brenda said...

OMG I could live right there and never move. Just call out for a coffee and a bite to eat once and awhile hehe.
Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

The photos with the antique cabinet remind me of my neighbor's sun porch. My neighbor's daughter, Janey, is a professional interior designer. Whenever Janey re-decorates, her mother calls and invites me to come see. I am usually at my neighbor's door before she hangs up her phone, too! Just before Christmas every year, my neighbor invites the neighborhood to come visit and enjoy donuts and coffee. The women always sit in the sunroom Janey decorated, and I so enjoy being there!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi BJ,
I sure do love her front porch....amazing what you can do with found stuff and old furnature. Amazing....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Yes! Now that is one wonderful country french porch! I want it!!
Thanks for finding such a great place to drool over BJ!
xo
Penny

Back Through Time said...

I love the Hoosier style cabinet and the chairs!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and we can dream about a great porch huh? :-)
Michelle

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

BJ,
I forgot to tell you...make sure you see my post tomorrow on "PINK SATURDAY"....
Hugs,
Mo:-)

Brown-Eyes said...

I do remember this gorgeous porch from RMS...loved it then, still love it now. Wish I had a porch to decorate... ;-) Bo

Chrissy said...

Hey bj, just checking in say hello its been quite a while!! Lovely post, think I will check her out on good old rms...stop by my little blog sometime if you like, take good care, Seacliff

Jeanne said...

Hello BJ, the porch is to die for! The cabinet is awesome, along with the French country chairs. That girl has talent. I love it all!!!

Hugs, Jeanne

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hey BJ, Me Again...I went to RMS and typed in santamaker and nothing comes up...is that name right?
Penny

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

never mind....I went to porches, top rated and found her....don't know why when I typed in santamaker it didn't work...oh well!
Thanks
xo
p

bj said...

CHRISSY/SEACLIFF...I don't know how to get to your blog...I want to,tho, so, if you see this, pls. leave me an address, ok?
love, bj

salmagundi said...

Oh, I love those chairs. I bet her house also looks wonderful at Christmas. It just has that feel. I enjoyed your previous post about your little corner of the blogging world, too. Sally

Julie said...

Wow BJ - that is a beautiful porch! Oh - how I long to have one too!!!

santamaker said...

Hi BJ,
I am so flattered that you featured my little french country porch. I had a ton of fun putting it together! The only thing that I bought new was the rooster sign, (the first pic.) and the large rooster by the foot of the hutch. Everything else was from garage sales and consignment shops. I love the thrill of the hunt and tweaking it to make it my own. You are such a pro at this blogging thing! I am but a mere baby...my blog is only a couple days old. The address is Santamakersjourney.blogspot.com (note that there is no apostrophy). I hope you can come visit. I am lonely...LOL. I just wrote a little blurb on how and why I got started crafting. Let me know if you can't find it. Thanks again!! (yes, I noticed that the rms thing is not working when you type in my name, just go to porches I guess)

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi BJ...so glad you showcased Santamaker's porch. She is amazing! She actually upholstered those chairs herself, I think. And her bedrooms on RMS are to die for...love everything she does! :-)

Tara said...

Hi Bj

You really need to ahve the "eye" to marry all those materials--obviously, she does!

Twice as Nice said...

I love porches. When we had our house built almost 10 years ago I had them change where my daughters upstairs window was going to be so I wouldn't have to worry about it interfering when I had my dream porch added on.....yep still dreamin". Some day I hope. I think they are just so peaceful and relaxing.

Have a happy weekend:0)

beddow said...

Thanks for sharing! It is lovely.

Betty

Cottage Rose said...

Wow what a beautiful porch, I would love to have one like that. Just sit and sip tea and read a good book or magazine.

Hugs;
Alaura

Ronda said...

Ms. BJ,
I just wanted you to know that I have been reading your blog for a little while now and I jsut love it. By the way, what ever you are doing keep doing it....there is absolutely no way I would ever figured you for 70 yrs of age....no way babe'. You look marleous.
Love & Prayers,
Ronda

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Such a beautiful chair she has! And thanks so much for adding my husband's blog to your blogroll! Have a great weekend!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

WHat an adorable porch!! Thanks for sharing Santamaker with me!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Janera said...

Oh, bj, I am a chairaholic, and these two are the cutest! I'm saving the pictures just because they're such fun to look at! Who knows? Someday I might copy them. Thanks for sharing.