I could hardly wait to show you the pillow I found at an antique mall last weekend. It’s not old at all, and I couldn’t resist the twelve dollar price.
The center button is actually a short, fat tassel – so fun and unique, and the colors are a perfect blend with the other family room pillows.
Our plaid pillows are getting a little flat, so I have a remedy in mind.
Also, I’ll probably add something long and narrow (or grouping in a column) to the right of the new Goblet Pleat Draperies. I didn’t find anything interesting at the antique mall, so I’ll explore in The Land of Making Do for something to re-purpose.
Did you notice the red throw? I’m glad some of you agreed with the idea of moving it to the chair.
I do like it there, don’t you? (The blanket ladder in the hallway is bugging me, though. It’s going upstairs, and soon!)
The lamp beside my chair is a future paint of some type of updating project.
I didn’t mention this yesterday, but I extended the table across the room and brought a chair over while sorting through pictures for My Family’s Favorite Tablescape Ever. Since it makes a wonderful puzzle spot, it’ll stay like this for a while. Now that I’ve finished the window treatment, I might just have time for a puzzle (wink).
Under the lamp above, I keep my favorite decorating books, one of which is Charles Faudree’s Country French Living. Every time I look through it, I’m inspired to run upstairs and make a new pillow or table topper loaded with fringe!
Charles Faudree inspires me to add layers, with interesting things tucked here and there. His rooms never look junky, but I don’t share his talent, I’m afraid. I did tuck Mr. Snort under the table to get him out of the way. Ha!
I came across a stack of decorating books at the antique mall, and discovered another Charles Faudree – French Country Signature. Ahem. I hope I wasn’t rude with my new book open for the remainder of our weekend. 😉
The book I purchased is a 2003 edition, but I noticed on Amazon*, there’s a 2010 edition, as well.
That’s a great price for such a large book filled with ideas!
I bought his Country French Living book months ago, and it’s just as wonderful!
I can’t explain how inspired I get from looking at Charles Faudree’s style. I could just move into his rooms and feel right at home!
Don’t worry, HH. I’m not heading out the door to shop for more things to fill our home. I’ll just sit in my chair (under that red throw!) and enjoy these books and dream.
Often, I get ideas (like from my new friend, Charles) for tweaks that don’t cost a thing. Oh, and here’s the Amazon* link for Charles Faudree’s Country French Living.
What are your favorite books for decorating inspiration? Do you sit under a throw in your favorite chair and dream?
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