Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What is Gustavian Style? And why I love it!

In this post - What is Gustavian Style and why I love it!
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Gustavian style is a decorating style named after King Gustav III of Sweden.  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and my favorite Swiss chocolate

In this post - Visiting Switzerland's Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen Valley and a review of L├Ąderach chocolate.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Luxe English Country Style - Friday Favorites


I have a crush...
on Alice's country estate.

Not Alice from Alice in Wonderland, but looking at this pictures it does seem like a wonderland!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2017

Hello all, today let's take a look at Chanel Haute Couture 2017!
I love looking at the runways of haute couture - really because I love textiles and see these pieces as works of art.

 The show's set was below a replica Eiffel tower!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My Stylish French Box Review

In this post - a review of My Stylish French Box
note - I did not receive compensation for this review. I purchased this.

This Francophile finally broke down and ordered My Stylish French Box.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Exciting News, Kate Spade, Game of Thrones and more!- Five on Friday

Exciting News!

I'm excited to announce that I will be having some free Fall printables coming soon to the Peonies & Orange Blossoms community! If you are an email subscriber, soon you will find in your inboxes a link to some of my printables as an exclusive THANK YOU to my readers!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

French Farmhouse Updates

I'm excited to bring some more house updates on our French farmhouse building project!

It seemed like the month of July things were at a crawl.  They weren't really, it's just that it's not a lot of fun taking pictures of taped up walls for painting!

Below is one of the doors to the theater room painted in BM Silver Song.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

French Lavender Farmhouse Table Setting

In this post - a French lavender farmhouse table setting
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I posted a picture on Instagram recently of a lavender table setting I put together several years ago - and I thought, oh! I should make another one! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Favorite Perfumes and Fragrances- Five on Friday

In this post - my favorite perfumes
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Let's talk about perfumes... and my love for them!



I LOVE perfume.  It seems I have received one new scent every Christmas and I LOVE them all!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Farmhouse Decor Favorites

In this post - Summer Farmhouse Decor Favorites
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Sharing a few farmhouse favorites perfect for the Summer!


I am loving baskets, galvanized metal and wire baskets as well! I imagine that wire basket full of peaches! 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Potato Poblano Tacos

In this post - a delicious potato poblano taco recipe
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Sharing one of my family's favorite dinners: potato poblano tacos! 

Now I know you have likely never had a potato poblano taco... but let me tell you, they are delicious!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Five on Friday - Summer 2017 edition!

The Return of Five on Friday... back because YOU my readers voted for it!  Alternating every other week with Friday Favorites and Five on Friday!
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Hiking in Oregon

We went to Oregon earlier this month and went to the Columbia River Gorge - my favorite place to go hiking! We didn't have much time to go on any long hikes but just enough to hike to the top of the bridge as picture below. This is Multnomah Falls.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Reading List

In this post - books for the Summer
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I recently started reading leisurely again. 

I thought I would share the books I have read so far this Summer and what is on my book list to read.
a French country reading nook

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Slice of France in California!

In this post: You don't have to move to France to have a slice of Normandy!
You can move to.... St. Malo in Oceanside, California!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Goat Carts - Friday Favorites

In this post - German goat carts, also known as German potato wagons or farm carts.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Delicious Peach Pecan Crumble Crisp Recipe

Hello, lovelies! 
Are you all enjoying this Summer?
I am! Our peach trees are exploding with peaches - we have peaches coming out of our ears! 
So what do you do with the excess peaches... bake them!
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Hello


Just a survey for today because yesterday's post was so long.

I am trying to figure out what YOU prefer for Fridays....
Five on Friday where I write about five random topics or Friday Favorites where I write more about one topic.
Thank you!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorite Picks 2017

Ok you guys... the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened on Thursday for Nordstrom cardholders! But some of us have to work so we can't make it into the store until TODAY!  

Can I get a HOO-RAY?!
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2017 #NSALE

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Use Your Holiday Greenery for All Seasons

Today I'm sharing tips about how to use your holiday greenery for all the seasons.  
You don't have to put your greenery away all year - you can easily use it in your Spring, Summer and Fall decor too!
This post is sponsored by Tree Classics, but the content and opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Choosing the Perfect China for French Country Style

In this post - choosing the perfect china pattern for your French country style
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Today is a round-up of dinner plates for your French country table!
Choosing the perfect china for your French Country Farmhouse style!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Colors of Provence - What Color to Paint the House??

In this post - what color to paint a Provence French style house??

The time to paint the exterior of our house is around the corner.... and I am trying to pick out what color to choose!! 
I've created this post as an inspiration and perhaps some of you readers may have some suggestions for me!!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cartier Bracelets - Friday Favorites

In this post - Cartier Bracelets 

Let's take a look at some pretty jewelry... the bracelets from Cartier.
FYI I am not paid to write this post (haha I wish!!) I just like them!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day!
Short and sweet post today.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Decor Favorites for July 2017

In this post - home decor favorite picks for July
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Top Row: Iced Drink Dispenser || Berries and Blossoms serving platter  (great for outdoors as it is melamine) || black and white dalmation pillow

Middle Row: Zoku Slush and Shake maker  || Beach towel || Berries and Blossoms dinner plates (also for outside)


This month I am inspired by the outdoors! Iced drink dispensers for BBQs... 
Serving platters and dinner plates made of melamine so they won't break outside! 

I also LOVE the Juliska goblet... can you believe it is plastic?? I can't!

We use a similar BBQ wok for cooking veggies on the grill.

Oh, and let's talk about the Zoku Slush and Shake maker.   It is AMAZING and makes the best root beer floats EVER. They also have a nice quick pop maker so you can make your own frozen pops and  also mini fish pops that I am sure your kids would love!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Favorites - Linen Pants

In this post - linen pant outfit ideas
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I LOVE linen pants.
They are great for Summer - especially if you are running errands and are constantly going back and forth between the cold air conditioning of stores and into the heat!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday Favorite Things

Hey everybody!
I am having to take a Summer hiatus from hosting Thursday Favorite Things.  We've got too many things going on this Summer with our house build and Summer trips.  

The party still continues at Katherine's Corner, so if you would like to link up please head on over and visit Katherine's Corner.

I should be resuming hosting this Fall. 

Also, I have to put a hiatus on Sip and Shop Saturdays due to also being too busy.  

I'll still post on my usual Sun, Tues, Friday posting schedule.

If you are wanting more from Peonies and Orange Blossoms, check out my social media pages...

I LOVE Pinterest
 Instagram is my personal favorite place to browse pretty pictures.
Facebook - my intent is to bring daily content here and I started updating it this week!
Google plus - a search engine favorite, so I will also be working on sharing on here too!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

18th Century Decor Style at the Louvre Museum

In this Post - 18th century decorative arts at the Louvre Museum 

When we were in Paris at the Louvre a few years ago, we stumbled upon a newly reopened section in the 18th century decorative arts.

We were absolutely delighted to find original antiques from King Louis XIV-XVI and Marie Antoinette! 
Below is furniture from the aunts of King Louis XVI from the Chateau de Bellevue

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Setting a French Country Table with Peonies and Sweet Peas

In this post - Setting a French Country Table with Peonies and Sweet Peas
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Peonies are my favorite flower, as you all know! I named my blog after them! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites- Christian Dior Spring Haute Couture Details 2017

In this post - details from the Christian Dior Spring haute couture 2017 show
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Fun - Thursday Favorite Things

In this post - features from Thursday Favorite Things, a weekly link party starring YOU, our bloggers!

I enjoy the posts you all link up every week!  I think you all must be busy traveling, as we have a few less posts than usual!  Well, I was traveling too!  We went to the Redwoods this weekend and it was so peaceful and pretty! 

Catherine at Hill View Embroidery shared this beautiful Jacobean Crewelwork that she made an official assessment... I think it is so beautiful! I don't know much about how to make the crewelwork but I love the antique ones!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Which would you choose?? Polished Nickel or Unpolished Brass Hardware?

In this post - looking at polished nickel and unpolished brass hardware
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

House Updates for June

In this post - house updates for June!
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cabinets in chantilly lace

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sip

Sip on this honey-sweetened limeade with strawberries! yum! Get the recipe at Foolproof Living here
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Favorites - Trellised Vines and Espaliered Trees

In this post - Trellised Vines and Espaliered Trees
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Patriotic Decor and Recipes - TFT Features

In this post - Patriotic decor and recipes for the Fourth of July!
patriotic decor and recipe ideas for Independence day

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Chinoiserie Wallpaper for Less

In this Post- Get the De Gournay and Gracie Wallpaper Look for Less!
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I love De Gournay and Gracie wallpaper - what's not to like about it?
design by Karol Banhart
What I don't love is the price.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Farmhouse Patriotic Table Setting

In this post - a Farmhouse Patriotic Table Setting for Fourth of July and Independence Day Decorations
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sip

Sip on this lavender-honey iced latte! Doesn't it look nice and refreshing? Get the recipe at Offbeat and Inspired.
from Offbeat and Inspired

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Favorites - Chanel Resort 2018

In this Post - Chanel Resort 2018 - The Modernity of Antiquity 
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vintage Farmhouse Decor Style Ideas- TFT

This week is about vintage farmhouse style!  Here are some great decor ideas - all from Thursday Favorite Things that you all share with us every week!

Add primitive style to your home on a budget by Junque Cottage. Great ideas! 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Gorgeous Display of Flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show

In this Post - Gorgeous Flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show
source- Vogue

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A French Country Spring Vignette

In this post - a Spring Vignette
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Don't you love fresh flowers?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturday

Sip

Sip on this Italian Bramble - made of blackberries, juniper, lemon and rosemary. Sounds interesting. Get the recipe here.
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday Favorites - Cerused Kitchens

Friday Favorites - Cerused/Limed Oak Kitchen Cabinets
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I love the look of cerused oak, don't you?  
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June Home Decor Favorites

In this post - Home Decor ideas for June - prepping for Summer and Independence Day!
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Fourth of July/Memorial Day/ Independence Day Decorations and Decor Ideas

Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to Boost Your Blog Traffic Using Tailwind and Pinterest

In this post - How to Boost your Blot Traffic Using Tailwind and Pinterest
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How to Increase your blog traffic using Tailwind and Pinterest

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sit down, have a seat, grab a sip of your drink and let's shop!
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Sip
Fresh lemonade recipe... perfect for Memorial Day Weekend my friends!
via a Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites - The Straw Handbag


In this post - the straw handbag fashion trend for Summer
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The straw handbag seems to be having a moment right now and I am ALL for it!
Elle

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Freshen Up Your Decor With These Ideas! - TFT Features

In this Post - Freshen up your home decor with these wonderful ideas!

Sheila at Maison de Cinq shares some tips on How To Freshen Up Your Outdoor Space for Summer