Friday, February 18, 2011

~Essentially French~

I picked up this wonderful book the other day at Barnes and Nobles. It's called Essentially French by Josephine Ryan. She is also the author of French Home. There's so much inspiration in each page and I'm still trying to redo areas in my home so I'm hoping this book helps keep me motivated. I'm linking up with Debra at Common Ground today for Vintage Inspiration Friday so take some time to stop in check out all the inspiration out there. I'll leave you with some of my favorite photos in the book. Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy! xoxo K.





48 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    Another book you might enjoy:
    http://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Home-France-Creating-Feeling/dp/051759806X

    I met the author on the train home one evening out of nyc and she gave me a copy. It is quite beautiful.

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  2. How is it, that one can never grow tired of looking at white/chippy/rustic?

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  3. looks like a keeper! of course my eye was drawn right to the signs:)
    I was just at barnes & noble yesterday...looks like I'll be going back!

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  4. I love your style! Beautiful pictures!

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  5. thanks for the info, I find myself at Barnes and Nobles quite a bit, so I def will keep a lookout for this fabulous book! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous eye candy. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I want to show them to my French (exchange student) son and see what his reaction is! I always wonder because there is so much "french" in blogland these days. He lives in a beautiful part of France too. Lovely!

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  8. Looks like a wonderful book.....hmmm, I think I need one too!!!!!

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  9. Wow! Im very inspired now, thank you for sharing, have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Lovely photos. I want the greenish garden table and chairs. Just classic.

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  11. Wow...think that might be my next purchase! Lovely photos - very dreamy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Ohhh, gulp, I need to head over to B & N! Soon. Beautiful book.
    Sherry

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  13. Ahhhhhhhhhh wonderful photos!
    I wish I had a stone wall!

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  14. The style is fantastic - I like it. Thank you for sharing!!

    Tine

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  15. You gotta love the french way of life. There is nothing like their style.

    Love the photos.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. How inspiring and beautiful ~ I'll have to keep my eyes open for this Gem ;-)

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  17. Damn..and I was just at the bookstore last week!

    thanks for the heads up- looks fab

    xx
    z

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  18. Oh YUM!!! I hope you get all the inspiration you need! I think I might be heading to my bookstore!
    xo
    Roselle

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  19. what a gorgeous book! I'm trying to add a few french elements in my home too.. not quite there yet! Thanks for sharing! take care, maryann

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  20. That Book is new to me! I will have to go check it out, looks very French.I'm sure you be very inspired.~Cheers Kim

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  21. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing your book with us!
    Have a great weekend!
    Sonya

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  22. I have to find this book, it looks wonderful! Thanks for letting us know. and thanks Kathleen, for joining in for VIF!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  23. I have to get this book too, I LOVE all the pictures you have shared, their so beautiful!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  24. Makes you want to move right on in!
    Tracey

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  25. These are beautiful. So inspiring. The French really know how to make greys and natural materials look gorgeous.
    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  26. lovely images! happy weekend!

    http://design-elements-blog.com/

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  27. I love the bedroom shot. I bet you were curled up all night last night reading this one.

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  28. Oh, Kathleen! I'm going up there today to get that book! Of course I will have to order it, as our BN doesn't even have very many decorating books! Thanks for sharing!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  29. I especially love the last two pictures. They are so inspiring! I am looking forward to eating al fresco this spring.

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  30. I just love your pictures of white french.

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  31. This book looks amazing Kathleen! Have you seen the new Flea Market style magazine that is out now too? I picked it up yesterday and love it as well. Have a great Saturday!
    Blessings~

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  32. Hi Kathleen,
    That book looks awesome!! Love it all :)
    xo,
    Shellagh

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  33. Beautiful! It looks to be full of wonderful inspiration!
    Jane

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  34. Hi Kathleen,
    I am a new follower, I just love your blog, it is so inspiring and beautiful. This is a fabulous book I own it as well. I love that french /antique white on white look it just makes me feel so good.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Connieb
    Dressedtothe9s

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  35. What is not to love in every one of those pictures. Wow. I fell in love with the sofa table and the bistro chairs. Isn't it fun to know that quite possible at the very next estate sale, flea market or yard sale one just might find something like that. It keeps us looking doesn't it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Becky

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  36. Simply Lovely! It's definitely your style, Kathleen! Enjoy your new book! I just picked up my first issue of Somerset Life and my mind is now overflowing with inspiration!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  37. I love the photos and am going to go get that book! Thanks for sharing it!

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  38. What a fantastic book, Kathleen! So much inspiration!

    xoxo laurie

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  39. Oh yes.....always on the top of my book pile...love it!!!Meg bought it for me one time when we went to Toronto...hope your keeping well my sweet friend! x0

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  40. Hey Kathleen
    This one looks like a keeper... loving what I see, I might have to check out the book store for this one.
    Hope you are well and happy
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  41. I love the photos, the book looks wonderful.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  42. wow- how gorgeous- lot's of inspiration there -must get that book!

    Karen

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  43. I can't wait to get started on our home either. When the kids are out of the house...:-)

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  44. WOW! You're home is stunning as is your blog! So peaceful and serene. I love it!

    I'm a new follower and anticipate future posts!

    www.simplicity-tracy.blogspot.com

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  45. Your house this book...twins! Thanks for introducing us!

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