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2011/11/01

French Country References

Sometimes I had one of those days, feeling dry and seemed to ran out of inspirations. I have to admit I cannot always rely on my memory to remember each and everything of my experiences living at Southern France. Good thing I have my souvenir photos to help me with that. 
A wine cellar in the kitchen really caught my eye. Image Via Provençal Interiors by Betty Lou Phillips
But I thought, I need a little more professional references for my Provence obsession.

This is my one of my favorite kitchen look. Image Via Provençal Interiors by Betty Lou Phillips
Looks dreamy. Two colored garden would do. Image Via Provençal Interiors by Betty Lou Phillips
 Thankfully, I found out that a public library is only a walking distance away from our apartment. I excitedly borrowed these two books called: 

Provençal Interiors by Betty Lou Phillips


This book has a lot of beautiful french inspired room designs from Entrance through Gardens

and


French Country Kitchen by Linda Dannenberg

This is what I remember about Provence. The old town near where we live is full of souvenir shops selling such as these! If you are wondering about that porcelain bug, it is a cricket not a fly. Suppose to be a lucky charm. Image Via French Country Kitchen

 I like the latter book more. It doesn't only offer a variety of French country kitchen inspirations, but also has some authentic Provençal recipes

I rummaged through pages of this book as soon as I had it in my hands. I found interesting designs for my dream French home. 

I hope you all are having a great day!
a tout a l'heure

4 comments:

  1. it's all so gorgeous! You know, I used to live in the French Quarter here in New Orleans and everyone says it looks like Paris...It was such an awesome experience! I adore these pictures. XO Cindy

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  2. Good Morning Myric Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this morning. I love that wine cellar. How neat is that, right in the kitchen? I am not a wine drinker, but I would use it to store food myself.

    Thank you for the share of the two books. The photos are just exquisite. Especially that garden. I could spend a week in that garden and never grow tired of it. I will be checking those out. Have a gorgeous day sweet friend.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  3. Just stopped by to find out what your blog is all about, and I see it is a charmer! Love your ideas for decor. But then, I'm taking my first steps in trying to create an old fashioned European appeal in the living and dining room areas. You've given me added inspiration!
    And Thank You for Following us!
    Rose

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  4. Oooh, la, la! How lucky you were to have lived in the South of France! I dream of visiting there one day! Paris is my very favorite place in the world, I love the French culture and especially the food and wine:)

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