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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Can I call it Country French if I want to ??

 I LUV Country French....
I don't have a lot of it, but I have SOME pieces that I just
would look awesome in a  CHALET, somewhere in the 
 Altho I don't have
hens and roosters running around, with their little heads bobbing up and down as they peck for their food,
I DO have a nice amount of ROOSTERS
hanging around SWEET NOTHINGS.
And, aren't ROOSTERS a big thing 

THIS particular one is a little rug that
rests beneath MR. SWEET'S feet when he is in his recliner.
 Ooo La La

A pair of magnificent FRENCH roosters
hanging in a SHOW-OFF spot in my
living room.....

The sweetest story goes along with these...and, I am already tearing up...
My daughter's best friend in the world, PAIGE, lost her oldest son in a car crash. I kept my daughter's children while she and Jent went to be with their friends for a week.  Because I had admired this awesome pair of colorful roosters, PAIGE brought them to me, saying they could not have made it thru that first week without the support of Stacy and Jent ....the gift  was a token of her gratitude .

Can you see why they are among the first things I would grab if a fire broke out in our home ??
 I am most proud of this FRENCH console....
all hand painted and, if you will, notice the FRENCH ROOSTER behind the "coop".
I bought this French piece when a local store went out of business.
It was used to display their line of French dishes and they stored the extras behind
the two doors.

THIS French dresser, with the famous
FRENCH  PROVINCIAL feet, is a thrifted
piece from years ago. Very vintage with all the original hardware.

A wonderful storage piece....all the 8 drawers
are TOTALLY full.

 One day while 'window' shopping, I spied these two adorable RED, FRENCH chairs, all distressed and everything wonderful, in a local shop.

Being on such a strict SOCIAL SECURITY budget,
I asked if she had LAYAWAY..........she said,
"Indeed I do" so these were in her shop a couple of months until I could pay for them.

They seemed extra special, having to wait so long before adding them to our living room.

Some times, I think I am blessed that I have to either "pay things out" or save my pennies for a long time before I can buy something I REALLY want.

I know it sure makes me so appreciative of every thing I am able to add to our home.

My $15.00 thrifted from GOODWILL coffee table,
sporting those famous SEXY, CURVY, FRENCH LEGS..

 This thrifted coffee table, with it's sexy FRENCH legs
would LOVE hearing the beautiful sound of the FRENCH language being spoken,
while mugs of  CAFE LATTE rested atop, maybe with a tasty FRENCH PASTRY....

Sweet Nothings......
I can call it COUNTRY FRENCH  if I want to. !!
NOPE....I don't think PAULA DEEN is French
but this little white dude holding up the recipe book
that's French for ALFONSO, in case ya didn't know.  hahhhaaa....
 French Donuts  aka  BEIGNETS
ummmmm.....sooo good.
Joining with:


Connie said...

You can call it anything you want to call it, sweetpea, but it looks like French Country to me!! Beautiful.

Barbara F. said...

C'est si bon! Tres chic!! xo

Susan said...

Its most definitely French Country! It's beautiful no matter what it is!

TexWisGirl said...

the gifts from your friend are priceless...

eileeninmd said...

I love your pretty French Country decor. The roosters are a favorite of mine too. The donuts looks delicious. Great post and I enjoyed your photos. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your decor is very French Country BJ. I love all of your frenchy things...

Debbiedoo's said...

Well you know I am a rooster Lover. The story of those beautiful prints is very touching indeed Bj! I love everything!~ Can't wait til Thursday.

Linda Chapman said...

I love it ALL!! I so enjoy your every blog post! I was telling Amber about you the other day. We were watching Paula Deen on TV from Amber's hospital room and I was describing the way you do biscuits. I have never met you or heard your voice but you 'sound' like Paula Deen in my head when I read your posts! I sound very southern myself and Amber is more of a Rachael Ray type of girl!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks super french to me. I totally adore it all. I love that each item is so special. I try to live on our SS also, so I definitely thrift and am being super choosy. Hugs, Marty

Keetha Broyles said...

Fun post.

I believe you may call YOUR OWN decor anything you'd like to call it! It is YOURS after all!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Has that frenchy look I love! Love me some roosters!

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Ooh la la-y'all:@) Lovin' all your Frenchy touches BJ! My favs are the rooster pics and red chair-enjoy!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I think you've added some amazing French Country to your home. They have impact in a room..
I too believe that folks who dont buy a LOT constantly enjoy their purchases much more.
Buying with your heart is so much better than constant retail therapy, which never cures anything anyway:)

CHERI said...

Looks Frenchy to me:) I love French Country. I have some roosters too...ceramic AND live. Well, the lives ones aren't really mine. They belong, I guess you'd say, to everyone in town because we have them running all over the place. Some folks love 'em and some folks hate 'em. I prefer my ceramic ones to those that scratch up my flower beds!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the rooster pictures BJ, what a gift from the heart! I so wish I could find a coffee table like that for $15.00 at the
GW. Everything is looking so nice♥

laurie said...

beautiful gifts, beautiful post!

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

What a glorious Sunday it is, my new friend! I've had time for worship, some time leisurely gardening and the luxury of getting to visit my blog friends!
Oh...We are both lovers of Country French design. I, too, have lots of red, golden yellow, black in most rooms in my home. My kitchen is speckled with roosters and hens. I have added touches of red toile in window treatments, slipcovers and pillows throughout. Your photos are so warm and welcoming, my friend!
Thank you for your wonderful post!
Sunday Blessings,
Carolynn..."Chenille Cottage"

Theresa said...

You SURE can call it whatever you want to AND I CALL it all beautiful! Your home is filled with gorgeousness! Have a blessed week dear friend! BIG HUGS!

Debby said...

I think you are the Queen of French Country. It is all so beautiful.
Is the heart stopper picture of her son. So sad. She must be a wonderful person.

Sarah said...

BJ, your French Country touches are each one beautiful. You know I'm smiling as you share these beautiful objects that fill your home. And those beignets are calling my name! ~ sarah

Pondside said...

Beignets? You had to slip those in at the end didn't you? Now all I want is a tender little morsel of French donut!
Your country French is beautiful - it couldn't look better in France!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those chairs are fabulous, BJ! I'll bet you were so glad when she said yes to lay away. Love all your French touches!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I think they call us Francophiles!! Loving everything french... I'm right there with you girl. Let me know if you ever get that sweet maison in the french countryside, cause I'll be coming to visit you!

Stop by and go back to my post on my coffee table... I think you'll like it. Just sayin' Oui-oui...

Hugs, sherry

Naturegirl said...

A wonderful collection of French throughout your home! The rooster I see frequently in Europe. Recently I visited a Greek Monastery in Arizona and throughout the gardens there were statues of roosters!Thank you for sharing bits of your home. A heartfelt story about those framed roosters.Have a good week.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

You can call anything you want Country French! Cute post!

Kathleen Grace said...

I think one of the things that makes your home so enchanting is the way you mix it up with country french and other beautiful styles to make your own unique look. It's a look I love BJ! You have such a great eye for beautiful things and how to put them together. I t makes me wish you could come visit and redo my little house!

Shelia said...

Hi most French Country BJness! I love all of your treasures in your home. The story behind your Roosters is so precious! You know how I love your Roos! :) Those chairs, your coffee table. Everything is always wonderful and you always feed me too! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Rettabug said...

Vous êtes belle & so is your home, BJ!! Wonderful accent pieces & so lovingly displayed & cared for.

♥♥♥ those shapely Cabriole legs on anything!


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yep! *definitely* Country French! Sweet story you shared about the rooster prints.

Your hutch is so, so pretty...methinks I have hutch envy! ;P


Snap said...

Fun post! Looks to me like you are well on your way to French Country! (I love chickens and roosters and RED).

Lavender Cottage said...

I think French country describes your decor well and you have so many interesting pieces of furniture to mix and match for your theme. And, I saw more roosters again today. :-)

Patti said...

Oh, mon dieu!! Lovely things in your home!

chateau chic said...

Looks like country French to me! I can be heard calling my decor whatever I want it to be at the time. :-)
Mary Alice

Patty Patterson said...

Cute stuff!

And your forgot to share that french donut recipe! You know that after seeing that we are all going to want some!

Madeline's Album said...

Great stuff. Wonderful post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Ralph said...

The roosters are neat art, and reminders of good (and not so good) times, and lovely rubies with their red combs. Eclectic and stylish, they enhance your already beautiful home...what can I say about beignets? I enjoyed them on the Gulf coast, the powdered sugar is applied when hot and make an excellent glaze. The ultimate fried dough!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful, thrifty and French Country!!

Liz said...

Cute decors! I love the French dresser.


NanaDiana said...

I'd say you have quite a bit of beautiful French Country in your sweet home, Bj. I love how much you appreciate every single thing you own...and being a mush pot myself I teared up while reading about your rooster pictures. It's amazing the people that God puts in our lives, isn't it? xo Diana

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweetie, of COURSE you can call it French! I've never seen that magazine before! I bought one in December and can you believe I paid $9.99 for it? I just come and look at your posts and forget the magazine. I have to go out and look for this one.
I love every single thing you posted! *sigh* S'wonderful.

The French pastries.. :) well, how is it they say in French? Magnifique??
Oh get the idea...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The chairs?? Finding something like that second hand is.. a feeling you cannot discribe. Especially when you love your home like we do.

Dianne said...

you have so many lovely things
your home must be so much fun to visit
I love the console

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This is definitely country french, bj, all pulled together with your talented hands. Your roosters must be so special coming to you with such love and appreciation. Although we are not yet on the SS plan, we are doing the "two kids in college" dance right now! Whew. So all this blog "window shopping" is so much fun for me! Linda

Liz said...

Love your French items.

Maria @ LSS said...

You have a beautiful collection. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

My RT entry

Jessica Cassidy said...

beautiful REDS and I cannot pick which one is my fave picture, great shots too :-) Dropping by from RT@