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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