As promised in a previous post, I wanted to tell you about the book "The New French Decor" that Donnie Volkart had suggested during the Gone to Texas Show. When I first saw the book, I really wanted to find a bookstore that was open that night and buy it, but being the patient person that I am (who am I kidding), I had to wait until I found a bookstore that had it. It really has a lot of great display ideas and it's full of French inspired objects and assemblages.
I'm not sure what it was that caught my eye with this display, maybe it's that they took old photos and glued them to cardstock and they seemed so life-like perched in this cabinet:
All these shades of white, different as each object is, just works:
Of course if you've read my blog for any time, you know I'm a huge garden anything fan and I love how this urn is just filled to the brim. As Carol of Raised In Cotton said in her "post, #7. Everything looks COOL in a huge white garden urn~deer horns to shells". I couldn't agree with her more:
I love ladders; what a cool idea to set one beside a bed instead of a standard night stand:
Anything hung on a clothes line gets my vote:
How I wish this is what my garden looked like!!
The ultimate garden retreat must have a chandelier:
This book has so much more to offer. I've already had several friends email and call and has ordered the book just from the previous post. I think you'll really enjoy it. Let me know what you think.