French Decor. French Furniture. French Accents.
I love to look at homes that are decorated with French antiques and I hope to someday own some authentic French stuff. It’s one of my dreams to travel to France and shop at the brocante myself, bringing back some fun finds. Somehow it seems the items would mean so much more if I went and found them myself and carried them home in my suitcase instead of buying them from businesses that have imported them. Although I probably wouldn’t be able to get some of the things I want in a suitcase!
I’d also love to be the importer of French antiques and sell them at my own shop. Maybe someday 🙂
As much as I think it would be fun to own some real French stuff, it is possible to create a French styled home without traveling to France OR breaking the bank!
It’s TRUE! And there is a really cool book, written by a friend of mine, that will help you define French style and create it for yourself.
Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse has the most gorgeous home and her style is lovely, farmhouse French. Just look at that lovely table setting! I’d love to sit down to dinner at that table!
And just look at this delightful bedroom! I love this so much!
Anita has written a book, French Accents, and I had the privilege of being among the group of bloggers who received a free digital copy of the book to review and share my opinion with all of you. And I have to say I recommend this book even if you don’t think your style is French.
Anita’s book is well-written, fun to read, and will totally redefine your opinion of what is ‘French’ for decor.
From a story about how she once thought a collection of chicken decor would bring ‘French’ style to her home, to encouraging you to embrace your own style, Anita writes a book that will make you smile and will definitely make you see your home and decor in a whole new light. It will give you ideas, encouragement, and confidence to create a space you love and that feels like home.
You can purchase your own copy of French Accents (affiliate link) and enjoy the wonderful photography along with the tips and advice Anita has to share. You won’t be disappointed!
I’ve been doing some updates and redecorating this week, adding some fall touches to our home. Plaid and pumpkins are in the mix and as I look around I see a bit of French style here and there!
How about you? Are you decorating for fall? Do you use pumpkins for fall decor or have you jumped on the plaid bandwagon? How about French style? Do you incorporate it into your home?
Hi Jill Hope all well with you and yours. Love idea of French theme. I had heard from nice lady on Shabby Chic Boutique in Australia about the book. This is first time have been able to comment on a blog post for over week.
Sounds like you’re ready for Fall, me too kinda. Have few things out but not too much. Due to situation with Grandson who has cancer haven’t been in any kind of frame of mind to do much. He had his stem cell transplant this past Tuesday so all we can do now is pray and hope the transplant will do what he needs it to do, so he will live. His mother has blocked us so we can’t send him any messages which infuriates me but nothing can do. Son won’t intervene for us. But that’t it. Please say prayer for him.
Was trying to use my windows 8.1 again but have finally decided am done with it.Think will try to sell it to realize some money from it. Just can’t deal with frustration. Have tried so hard but it just isn’t working in my 75 yr. old brain. Time to realize it’s done. Have done everything I can to try to figure it out, hand writing tutorials out then trying what I’ve written but I still get stuck.
Today we took our dog to local pool. All pools in area have had dog daze for our furry kids before pools are closed for season. The Humane society sponsors the days and costs $5 for each one. Didn’t even know about pool in town where daughter lives until last night we saw ad in free weekly paper about it. He had such a wonderful time swimming in pool, chasing tennis balls. Will do this for him every year now. He’s such a good dog and so sweet, he deserves a special day. Otherwise he’s stuck with us two old folks lying around here all the time. We took him to dog park in Grand Junction last week but he only wanted to go in special section where pond is, but water is so gross, I’m not letting him in that awful filthy water that stinks. Such is life of two old folks, lol. Take care ok?
Have wonderful week. Happy days
The book looks very fun! I love pretty books!
Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse says
Thank you Jill!! Maybe we should open a shop together. But you do the sewing!!
Jill Flory says
Anita I’d LOVE to have a shop with you! Love your style, I think when I first found you was maybe around the time you made that fantastic slipcover for the settee in your home! It’s been a long time ago I know that!