Have you discovered Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine?
I just love it!
It's filled with wonderful French decorating inspirations and ideas.
A quick flip through this magazine can inspire me to redecorate my entire house!
I just ordered a fabulous book called French Atmospheres by Jeanne d' Arc Living--it's filled with beautiful homes decorated in French style in a Nordic way.
(image from the book French Atmosphere)
After studying a look I liked in this book, I was shocked when I realized I already had many of the same items in my home!
I couldn't wait to put the book down and start "playing".
This white shabby chic desk was a gift from one of my generous girlfriends.
Her mother used it as a child and they thought of me when it needed a new home.
It was so very thoughtful!
The lovely little stool was a part of it too.
Many of you might recognize the cubby organizer from Pottery Barn.
It was so lonely packed up in my garage from our last move, so I ran out to the garage and dragged it inside.
I'm liking it propped up on the desk.
Quick note, it is fastened to the wall to ensure safety!
This little industrial table lamp made my heart swoon one morning at a flea market.
I bought it when I was still an antique dealer. About an hour after putting it in my space to sell, I ran back to the store and carried it back home.
Yes, this does happen to antique dealers.
I couldn't get it off my mind and the thought of it being sold broke my heart.
Here it is in my home now and I just adore it.
I have been thinking about turning my metal basket into a hanging light.
I was inspired when I saw one in New York City with a price tag of $1700.
The basket was a find at an antique show last February.
I have to give credit and thanks to Tracey over at French Larkspur for introducing me to the magazine.
It's a special day when I receive my package from her store.
Its wrapped up so pretty, I don't even want to open it (but I do of course)!
You can pre-order the fall issue in her store now.
I hope you all are having a great start to your week and I hope it continues into the weekend!
until next time,