How To Combine French Farmhouse Style and Shabby Chic

vintage trophy cups vases

My husband mentioned to me early this morning that the Night Blooming Jasmine was in full bloom on one side of the garden and that it smelled amazing out there. It was coffee time here and I responded that I'd be snipping after sipping :~) He said that I needed to be cautious because...
the bees were all over them and so loud that it sounded like a buzzing symphony!


french trophy cups

We had a quick summer downpour that made the bees scatter, so out I ran with clippers in hand. I grabbed my trophy cup collection out of my prop closet (why yes, I have dedicated storage from props to keep clutter away:~) and set up a quick grouping on the mantel...

I love silver, not really much of a gold person even though I know that it's all the rage right now. It's just not so much ME, but I can certainly appreciate it in other's decor and styling...

french zinc body pitcher

My collections are more French and French inspired...and zinc with it's weathered tones fit that for my softly muted home. I love the farmhouse appeal and recently purchased this pitcher from one of my favorite on~line shops in France. I have been looking for one for awhile and wasn't able to find one on my last trip overseas...


french garden patio

How To Combine French Farmhouse Style and Shabby Chic


I am often asked about adding French style and combining it with shabby chic and I put together a guide for you on THIS post...

faux shabby chic flowers

Vintage olive buckets add some of that rustic feel that calls out to times that I've visited Provence. I often saw them in towns with small olive trees in them around the cafes. The climate that I live in would not do well for that...so I settle for flowers displayed in this one instead...


vintage olive bucket with flowers

French farmhouse and shabby chic style

I've used faux flowers here and they are a good quality, so unless you touch them you might not know. Mixing in my shabby chic tones and that comforter that I love with French farmhouse inspiration. Nothing too loud, all softly muted makes it simple, romantic and uncontrived.

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7 comments

Victoria said...

Wow, I never would have guessed those flowers in the bucket weren't real! Your real flowers are lovely also:) We get tons of wasps (and lizards!) on our front porch...sometimes we have to wait to open the front door so they don't follow us in.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Lovely flowers and the olive bucket is the perfect container. Beautiful photos and tres shabby chic!

hugs
Sissie

Nellie said...

I love your style! I think you know that!:-) Glad you were able to avoid the risk of being stung while you gathered those gorgeous flowers!

Debbie said...

Love this post, Janet. The zinc pitcher looks gorgeous with the blooms in their soft tones. I just ordered a comforter from RA's shabby chic line. It looks similar to the one on your bed. I haven't received it yet, but hope it's as lovely as the one you have(if it's the same one.) Your posts are always helpful to me as I decorate in a shabby chic...French...style. thank you for always being so generous with your ideas, and sharing.
Debbie
xo

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Very pretty! Love the olive bucket and the little garden seating area is so sweet! Hugs, Leena

Mary Farley said...

Love both shabby chic and French farmhouse and love your beautiful things and photos 🌺

Roserubyandviolets said...

Love shabby chic french counry style have in my house

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