Perfection ~

Was my thought when I saw each of these photos. Don’t they make you swoon? 


I have a weakness for vintage french furniture.  I’m certain no one would have guessed 😉
I wonder it’s history…  who must have loved it, where it’s been, the sights it’s seen, etc.  Chandeliers, chairs, settees/chaises and mirrors are my favourite pieces.  I love a beautiful table as well; however, I’m a little more picky when selecting them.  When I see beautiful vintage french furniture paired with modern pieces and details, my heart begins to beat rapidly. 
It’s also no secret that I’m in mad love with mirrored furniture.  I’m currently redecorating my bedroom and chose a few pieces.  It began with a lovely mirrored dressing table that my husband gave me for Christmas.
My dream bed
I don’t feel a room can be put together overnight.  I instantly know when I’ve found the perfect piece.  I sometimes get tears in my eyes!  I know I will love it forever. 
When done right, a little fur (hopefully faux!) adds a glamorous touch.  The mantel and lucite table in this room are lovely.
I love the glow on the ceiling given by this chandelier. 
Lucite furniture and accessories are some of my favourite accent pieces.  I can’t get enough!  The table in the above photo is fabulous.  Wouldn’t you agree?
What is your signature style?  Which pieces would it consist of?
I apologize for my absence lately.  Big XOXOX’s to my husband for getting my laptop working again!  Fortunately, the fall didn’t cause too much damage and it’s working like a charm.  Although I’m thrilled to have it back, I can’t say the same for Coco and Bogie.  They’re not happy to share my lap with it.  Bogie climbs over the screen and lays across the keyboard while Coco gives me a pout with hopes I will put it away and give her my undivided attention.
Au revoir mes amis! xoxo, B

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  • Reply Charlotta Ward July 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Gorgeous post! So much lightness and elegant glamour here.
    I too love older pieces and love how the add soul and personality to a modern setting. The secret for me is in the mix. To create a pleasant yet interesting tension between objects, perfectly balanced by a carefully selected colour palette and range of textures.

    Congratulations on getting your laptop fixed. Clever husband! x

    x Charlotta

  • Reply Rosie July 21, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Well W*E*L*C*O*M*E back my dear. I missed you.
    That husband of yours is one smart cookie.
    I am in total agreement of ALL your statements…adore the fussy French style paired with the clean reflective mirror, crystal or pretty much anything that sparkles…I have been told that I must have a little “magpie” in me.
    A kiss for Bogie…
    Smile on Rosie

  • Reply Castles Crowns and Cottages July 22, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I SECOND THAT! WELCOME BACK, MA CHÈRE!!! And, this is a fabulous, perfect post! You know that I TOO love every piece mentioned here, and that bed….how about those two gold end tables on either side? Every room of my house is so different. My upstairs loft is very similar to the one in the post you just came to see chez moi; white, ethereal, a hugh four-poster bed with a down feather bed, lots of tulle every where, and painted white furniture, fireplace and chandeliers. The kitchen and bath are Provençal=style, while my studio is starting to resemble more like what you are describing here. WHAT FUN!!! Yes, keep looking until you find that bed! We have some exquisite antique shops here in the Twin Cities and surrounding environs, and I have seen some stunning beds. Oh Brenda, so good to have you back. I will shoot you an email!!!

    Merci for your dear comments….we are moving along with our builder coming on Monday to get things started!!!!! Have a lovely day dear one…

    Grosses Bises, Anita

  • Reply VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier July 22, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Hello,dear Brenda:-)*

    What a dreamly post do you made here…wow!!!

    I am totaly agree with you about adorable french interior vintage designs and oh,my…it looks SOoooooo lovely chic!!!


  • Reply High Heeled Life July 22, 2010 at 6:27 am

    So glad you are back … I have missed your beautiful inspiration photos and creative suggestions.

    Coco and Bogie sounds just like Dolce, after sitting waiting for me at my desk, he gives me the are we going for our walk, yet? Have a great day mon ami, HHL

  • Reply Paris Pastry July 22, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Perfection indeed! I'm packing my bags and moving in!

  • Reply Ijeoma July 22, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Oh am swooning dear! They are so classy and romantic, I definitely love. Cheers me dears for sharing!

  • Reply vintagesusie & wings July 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Oh what a beautiful blog you have, I'm so glad to have found you!
    I look forward to following you through life's many adventure's!!
    Smiles Friend,

  • Reply myletterstoemily July 22, 2010 at 11:16 am

    welcome back! we missed your lovely face!

    my mother in law is such a francophile, i'm
    sure you would love each other.

    thank you for the “praying women” tip. i
    will RUN to get that, since that's mostly what
    i do with my grown children. 🙂


  • Reply Couture Carrie July 22, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Gorgeous spaces, B!
    Love this post!
    So luxurious!


  • Reply Sarah July 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    wow, these are so ornate and beautiful!! I'd love to live somewhere like this one day xx

  • Reply Pookie and Pierre July 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I love everything… so very very beautiful. I feel glamorous just reading! That bed is amazing. I get the same feeling when I see something I love. I tell my fiance it sings to me and once I hear that… I'm done, hooked, I must have it!

  • Reply Jade "Purple" Brown July 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    all of those rooms look absolutley beautiful!

  • Reply Kimmy July 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    How beautiful and feminine. I love each of these lovely photos.
    I, too love mirrored furniture, it is so old Hollywood!
    Have a lovely evening, cheers!

  • Reply Lannie July 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    gorgeous pictures — ah one i will live somewhere so beautiful….maybe. xoxolannie.

  • Reply Fabulously french July 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I love the title of your blog and I also have a thing about anything remotely French!

    Bon week-end a toi,

    Leeann x

  • Reply Rosie July 23, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Happy Friday Brenda…
    What adventures have you got planned for the weekend…I want to come and play…life is cRaZy over here and there is barely time to breath…so thought we could sneak off and have a little girl time…what do ya say?…Smilin' BIG…Rosie

  • Reply Cote Provence July 24, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful post! Merci

  • Reply Castles Crowns and Cottages July 25, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Brenda ma belle amie!

    Oh sweet one, I was out all day long yesterday, and was not able to visit! But, it sounds like you and your love did the same thing we did!!! ANTIQUING and dinner! Yep, we did the same thing, with the weather being the most lovely. Oh dear, your temps were way too high for my blood; I was born and raised in S. California, so I had enough of those kind of temps. We are having the most perfect summer weather I can remember in the 13 years that we have been in Minnesota. Blue skies, puffy white clouds, like in the first image on my post, of the hankies blowing in the wind that my sis in law took. Oh we went antiquing and we are on the hunt for a French style chair that we can upholster in a Carolyn Quartermaine “style” French script fabric. My dear blogger pal Karen Harvey Cox designed some ESPECIALLY FOR ME, and I am ordering a yard to cover my harp bench. We came back with a beautiful old lamp and much fun was had. I hope you had a great time…you will find your bed one day, I know it! Part of the fun is the hunt, and when you find it, you will be so amazed. When Ruben and I both agree on something and a piece strikes us at the same time, we know that it was mean to be!

    How are you enjoying your day today?

    Each and every precious day is so much nicer spent with those you love. ENJOY! And I so treasure you dearest. Bisous, Anita

  • Reply Anna Katrina July 25, 2010 at 9:08 am

    the vintage furniture is gorgeous! i have a weakness for them as well 🙂

    stop by sometime <3

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