Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, French Bulldogs, Modern Wool, French Inspired Autumn Table


Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you are all enjoying your time this week with your loved ones.
Since we moved back in March I have found it a little difficult to make time for blogging.....
I really am hoping to start posting again on the blog, however
you can find me posting regularly on instagram, my username is DreamyWhitesLifestyle.
We have been busy renovating our home this last year and I plan on posting some before and after pictures on the blog in the future.  


We recently completed renovating what was called the parlor in our 100 year old house.
We were pleasantly surprised to find wood planks behind all the dry wall.
My husband removed the planks and planed all the wood and added tongue and groove joints to all the planks.  We painted the walls in here Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball .... I will share some before and after pictures on the blog in the near future.
For now I will share a few images I recently shot of my daughter's french bulldogs she raises in the parlor we recently renovated.






An image of the litter of Frenchies together....
Our newfoundland walked into the room.....
She is the only one would could get their attention.









My daughter Nicole also has an instagram where she shares images of her frenchies....
You can also contact Nicole at 
Nicole will be starting college this January and plans to become a small animal vet....

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I wanted to share with you where I purchased the wool throw that I wrapped around the tree......


It is a beautiful wool throw from Modern Wool


The throws are hand knitted in California.



I discovered Modern Wool on 
Instagram and fell in love with her beautiful throws.
I knew I wanted to wrap the throw around the tree and use it as a tree skirt.


Modern Wool has offered to give you a 20% discount on any of their products from now through December.  You just enter White December when checking out.

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A French inspired Autumn Table


I thought I would share a few images of my French Inspired Autumn table since tomorrow is Thanksgiving.....









I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I will be back next week to share a few images of our French Farmhouse Christmas collection.
I will also be teaming up with



Saturday, April 26, 2014

We Moved, Lilacs, French Bulldogs


Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I haven't had much of a chance to blog lately....
We recently moved and life has been a little crazy for us the past couple of months.
We only moved fifteen minutes away.
We bought our first house : )
We believe it to be at least a hundred years old.
We are currently in the process of renovating it : )
I will start sharing pictures on my blog as soon as we have internet hooked up : )
I have been posting pictures on instagram.....


This is a picture of the garage....
I fell in love with the garage the moment I saw it....
I painted the shutters Farrow & Ball's  Manor House Gray.....


I am going to turn it into a work studio....


An image of a vintage French trugg that I will be listing in the shop....

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Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers.....
Bleu was quite curious when I brought these into the house....


She couldn't stop smelling them : )


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The front door to our house is a dark green color....
I plan to paint the door a dark gray color....


The steps are a bright red color.....


I plan to paint them gray also.....




What color would you paint the doors and steps?




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I also wanted to share a few pictures of our French Bulldogs.......
Ella when she was just eight weeks old checking out her reflection in the mirror for the first time.....













An image of my daughter's litter of French bulldogs she has available.
You can email Nicole, my daughter if you are interested in a French Bulldog Puppy...
farmhousefrenchies@yahoo.com



Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Take Care,
Maria 




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vintage Belgian Sleigh Bells, A Vintage Gray French Trunk, Bleu the French Bulldog, and a Winner


Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your week.....
One of the items I will be adding is this vintage French gray trunk.....
It is a trunk that would work well in a bedroom or in a entryway.....
I thought it would be fun to show a way to use it during the holidays.....


I was recently in Oklahoma at a horse show, and came back feeling inspired by all the beautiful horses I got to be around all day for a week.....
I have fallen in love with these vintage Belgian sleigh bells.....
The sound they make is so unbelievably beautiful.....
And I can only imagine how beautiful the horses were that they were once used on....
I don't think they will make it in the shop this season : )


I love to get two uses out of my boots.....
I love to wear them daily and I love accessorizing my house with them as well : ).....
Hang your favorite scarf from a ladder to add a little color to the room.....



I placed the small silver tip tree that is adorned with ornaments I purchased from Anthropologie in a 
a vintage French jam pot that is filled with water.....
I wanted to answer your questions on how to stabilize the tree in the pot....
The base of the tree is not very long, the bottom branches of the tree rest on the pot, and that is what stabilizes the tree in the pot...

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I wanted to share a few pictures of our French Bulldog named Bleu......


She is the sweetest little Frenchie....


She likes to stand like she is bigger then she rest of the dogs......


There might be more then a few pictures of Bleu in this post....







Bleu at just eight weeks old....


Bleu and her siblings at five weeks old.
Bleu is the puppy on the far left.
                                        I photographed the litter of puppies for our breeder,
 Jenn Gilliam, who can be reached at 559-310-2014....
We also raise French bulldogs and are hoping to have another litter of puppies available this spring.


Bleu


Bleu's brothers....


Bleu's brother singing for us.....
I will be sharing lots more pictures of Bleu in the near future....

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Thank you to everyone who entered and helped spread the word about our Wintersteen Farms Wreath and 500.00 gift card giveaway.....
The winner of the giveaway is
Congratulations Tracie!
Thank you Wintersteen Farms for giving away one of your beautiful wreaths.

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Thank you Meg for featuring our grain sack stockings and the Wintersteen Farms wreath in your ezine.

Hope you have a great week!
Take Care,
Maria