Thursday, March 10, 2011

A little bit of France my way...

This is the entrance way to my home...

I like to dream that when I walk into my house, I am entering a little french cottage in the countryside.... Hope you enjoy!!

We purchased this tapestry over 20 years ago at an estate sale...I love it!! What could be more French than Napoleon!!!

Here's a nice antique lion clock. His eyes shift !!! 
I love this antique carved figural candlestick pair. I believe they are originally from France along with the sideboard they are sitting on!!!

This pair of Antique Victorian Beadwork's are part of a small collection I have.  I didn't have anywhere to put them on the wall, so I tucked them away nicely in their spot. I get to see them everyday when I come home. They make me happy!!!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me...always a pleasure...
I am linking this post to
The French Cupboard's
Voila  Inspiration Thursday!!
Thank you Jill!!!
Debra from Common Ground's
Vintage Inspiration Friday

Sherry from The Charm of Home's
Home Sweet Home Party

Don't forget to check out my giveaway...
Click here for details!!!

Any comment left here will also count towards the drawing for the giveaway!!


Grace said...

I love visiting your home! It is always so pretty and inviting. I love those angels and Napoleon but I do not remember them at all. hahaha I guess a visit is in order soon! Grace xoox

Gail Thayer said...

Lovely bits of France, lucky you!!!!
Your home looks lovely...:)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Fabulous tapestry! You have a wondeful collection of "Frenchness"! Thanks for linking up to VIF!

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

What a greeting to your home! Love it and hope that you were excited about being awarded with the Stylish Blogger Award. Come accept your award at my blog
Thanx, Tiff

Gypsy Brocante said...

Oh my ... you had me at the tapestry ... an elegant piece, a perfect fit for your French entry way! Charming and inviting!

Thank you for sharing and linking up today with Voila!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous vignette. Beautiful juxtapostion at it's very best!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gail Thayer said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog!
I do hope you have a great weekend, I'm re-organizing my studio, wish me luck.....!

Shirley said...

Dear Cheryl,
I love the beadwork you are showing here. I have never seen anything like that. Did you attach them to the server or are they built in. I hope you show us more of these..

Tolduso said...

:) Thanks so much for stopping over...I like the thought of waking up one day and painting a room black..:)) if and when you do please pictures..I wanna see...have a great weekend

C'est moi Claudette said...

Bonsoir Cheryl
I see we know the same ladies.
Hi Grace!
Are you going to N.C. to Jenn's event? I'm all booked.
I love that you love to adopt. We have 7 fur balls and 2 cat fur balls. I love the fact that you use French "things" in your posts. France is very special. I live near Montreal, so my little bit of France isn't too far away : )
Thanks for Networking me. I'm really not sure how it all works, but I had to come and visit my first follower.
Nice to meet you indeed Cheryl.
Love Claudie

Jeanne said...

Hi Cheryl, I am hoping you are the person who left a message on my PS post. Are you going to be attending the party in Ashville? I had a time finding you because you didn't leave a link. I am attending and I know it will be wonderful. Smile. I will be very happy to meet you.

Your home and lovely treasures are very charming. Very French and I know you have wonderful taste by viewing your collections. I too love French design and the cottage feeling in a home.

Sherry said...

Your entry is delightful. I love your tapestry! Beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG Cheryl, I love your world!!! DO you know that I live in a little brick cottage named RABBIT HILL, but it is a French style country cottage!!! I too have tapestries in my home that I bought in France, and the BIG one that I bought in Paris is hanging in my loft bedroom. We just recently added two new rooms, a family room with vaulted ceilings and an office for my husband. Our little cottage has become a small chateau and I still have some hanging up to do of tapestries myself. I LOVE FRENCH ANTIQUES and I so wish you could see my home; we probably have the same taste!!!! Either during my spring break in two weeks, or early summer, I will be taking everyone on a tour of my home. For now however, things are not quite done yet. But my husband and I both love to come home and ENTER into our world and savor all the beauty. BRAVO FOR YOU!!!! And yes, how lovely to meet one, me and even GRACE, IN THE CITY!!!!! Have a great day, Anita

Counting Your Blessings said...

Our home is where our inner most dreams should come out. I love that your entry way is your French dream!

Thank you for sharing your French Inspiration with us.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard
Counting Your Blessings

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

OMGosh! Your beautiful entry is welcoming and warm. Wonderful job collecting and displaying.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow Cheryl, Your entry way is tres chic. I love it! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. xo

Kathy said...

Everything is beautiful! I wish my home was as beautiful. Thanks for your generosity.