Tuesday, April 12, 2016

French Country Spring House Tour 2016

I always think Christmas time if my favorite time of year, but now that it's Spring... I think Spring is my favorite time of year! I just love all of the fresh flowers!

The biggest way I add Spring decor to the house is to bring in fresh flowers from the garden.  Below, Mr. Swan has dried eucalyptus and ranunculus floating on his back.  My little Staffordshire Swan bud vases are on both sides with pink flowers in them too!  The Faience plates are above them.
I already showed you all my French pink table setting.  The flowers are STILL alive, whew! It's been over a week!
Spring French table setting with Madeira table cloth, Meissen plates, pink and white ranunculus, and vintage French goblets.

Below is a little Spring vignette on my French marble top console table.  The theme is that of my wedding from several years ago which was a romantic pink and silver theme.  The little white statue below was actually on our table at the wedding and the French vase held wedding flowers.  I blurred out my wedding picture on purpose.

I purchased the table from Eloquence years ago.  It actually hasn't held up too well with multiple cross-country moves and I'm afraid it is going to break here soon someday.  The little crystal lamp was a RH outlet find for $89!
My formal living room is spruced up for Spring with a few fresh flowers.  I stuck a few in a little Limoges tea cup.  I love the French gilt mirror... it's my favorite piece!  I love the curtains my Mom made for me... beautiful seamist green check from Chelsea Editions.  My favorite bergere chairs sit in front of them.  For my coffee table I actually use two little French marble top side tables.
Turn the corner and I spy my tulipiere full of more fresh flowers.  This time with carnations and unique ranunculus.  I am working on a table setting with them.
Let's head out to my little cutting garden.  I have never grown ranunculus before until this year.  We planted them in October.  They have been in bloom for several weeks now.  I didn't know when they open up they look like anemones.

This Fall I'm going to plant even more ranunculus. I am so happy with how they have turned out!  Oh yes, and anemones too!  I really want to plant the Cloni, Hanoi, and Cappuccino ranunculus varieties. Do you know where I can find those bulbs??
Back inside, oh my, a pretty pink present for someone's birthday coming up!  Wonder what it could be... guess we'll find out later.

While taking pictures of this tour, I spy a Chloe cat. She is curled up sleeping on the wool blanket without a care in the world (wait, not true. She cares about her food bowl as she is fat cat and loves to eat).

A French Country Style Spring Home Tour
A French Country Style Spring Home Tour

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27 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely spring tour. Your flowers are beautiful.

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  2. So pretty! I love the way you've incorporated that pink in your french country home. French country is my very favorite. :)

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    1. Thanks, Stacey. I think this Spring I've been in love with the color pink. (Well, it's always been my favorite color). I don't usually decorate with pink though!

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    2. Angelina, I'm here today for Thoughts of Home on Thursday. So....I pinned the other day...if I pin again am I breaking rules? Just kidding. I love everything you do! So glad you joined us today.

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    3. I'm glad you liked it so much!! Thanks for the kind words!

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  3. Oh how pretty all of the fresh flowers look. Now I want to plant some ranunculus. They are beautiful. Your tulipiere is beautiful and you've filled it with such pretty blooms. Love the picture of your cat with his little hand over his face.

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    1. I was just out pruning the ranunculus, hoping that will make them produce more blooms!! Thanks for the compliments, the sleeping cat is next to me right now, with a little paw of her head!

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  4. I love these pinks, pure beautiful essence of Spring in your lovely home!
    So great to have you at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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  5. I'm a fresh flower nut as well, and all of yours are gorgeous (as is your home)! Isn't it wonderful how they can transform a room? Would love it if you'd share over at our Vintage Charm party here: http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/2016/04/vintage-charm-party-26-and-march.html Hope to see you there! xo Kathleen

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  6. I was in Whole Foods the other day and saw some ranunculus and decided against buying them. Seeing all your pink loveliness makes me kick myself for not indulging! And I'm totally crushing on Mr. Swan!

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    1. Oh, you should have purchased them! They are such a nicer flower! Mr. Swan is wonderful; the family loves him! Never seen another one like him except at Neuschwanstein Palace!

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  7. lovely my sweet friend and co hostess, featured today xo

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  8. Oh my, those are gorgeous flowers. Your home looks lovely with the bright pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

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  9. I adore all of your beautiful flowers and the special vases you used to display them. Chloe is doing exactly what our cat, Abby, does....curling her paw across her face. I don't know if she is trying to keep her nose warm or shield her eyes from the light...probably a bit of both!

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    1. Aww, aren't the kitties just the cutest when they do that! I always think she's trying to hide from the light (or me!!)

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  10. I love all the flowers ... absolutely gorgeous! Your table is so pretty. I'd love to sit down to a meal there. :)

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  11. Your flowers are beautiful, thanks for sharing them.

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