Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Decor and Entertaining - Day 4 Blogger Home Tours

Grab your mug of apple cider and pumpkin scone and let's head straight into day 4 of the Fall home blogger tours!

If you are just joining us, welcome!   We are in the middle of touring almost 30 different bloggers' Fall homes! You'll find great entertaining and decor ideas here with something for everyone's style.

Emy at Semigloss Design - a self-proclaimed DIY addict with an eclectic bohemian decor style.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Decor and Entertaining - Day 3 Blogger Home Tours

Alright, today is day THREE of a week of blogger's home tours!
I am loving all of the inspiration!

Let's grab our pumpkin spice lattes and start looking at today's home tours!!

Maddie at The Whimsy One - Eclectic decorating with mid-century modern touches

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Decor and Entertaining - Day 2 Blogger Home Tours

Today is day TWO of the Fall Decor and Entertaining blogger home tours!

Who's excited to see what inspiration is waiting for us today??? *me!*
We've got FIVE bloggers sharing their Fall homes today. 
Let's get started...

French Country Farmhouse Fall Decor - A Fall Home Tour

This week I am thrilled to be participating in a week of fabulous Fall Home Tours!
Now, if you were paying attention yesterday, I accidentally hit "post" and so some of you (well, 37 of you!) saw my tour already. Whoops. Too many things going on right now with organizing these tours!!

We are sharing tons of inspiration for Fall Decor and Entertaining!  If you are joining from Hood Creek Log Cabin, welcome!

Fall Home Tour 2017

I was ecstatic when I found this antique goat cart this Summer and knew immediately that I would be filling it with pumpkins this Fall!
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Decor and Entertaining - Day 1 Blogger Home Tours

I am so thrilled to be announce the first day of our Fall Decor and Entertaining Blogger Home Tours!!!

We have 28 bloggers participating!  There are lots of different decor styles here - you will certainly find something that fits your taste!

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Best Boots for Fall 2017

Sharing this years top Fall boots!
I've rounded up boots, booties, and over-the-knee boots!
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Boots

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tips for Fall Entertaining

In this post - tips for Fall entertaining
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What I love about the change of seasons is also the change of flavors and scents...

Cinnamon and nutmeg now fill the air...

And you can dine inside or outside!  

I have a few tips for Fall entertaining.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Building a House - September Updates

I haven't updated you all on the house recently! Things are moving along.

First, I'm sharing my favorite room in the house, a little powder room!

We used an antique French cabinet and turned it into this vanity. I love the mixing of the formal chinoiserie wallpaper with the chippy cabinet and brick floors.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Home Tours, Shop announcement, Game of Thrones and more - 5 on Friday

Blogger Home Tours

If you haven't noticed on the side bar to the right, I am organizing and participating in Fall Decor and Entertaining Blogger Home Tours!
There are about 30 bloggers participating in the tours!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

4 Free Fall Printables

Hello! I am so excited to share these Fall printables that I created.  
And the best part is that they are FREE.  

I wanted to create something as a thank you for my readers - if you are an email subscriber you already received in your inbox two exclusive printables.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pretty Salted Caramel Apple Pie and Recipe

In this post - a pretty salted caramel apple pie and recipe

So I had apple pie in my head for the past few weeks... and I love apple pie. 
It might be my favorite pie.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Velvet Pumpkins - Friday Favorites

In this post- Decorating with Velvet Pumpkins

I love velvet pumpkins, don't you?
 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fall Home Decor Favorites 2017

In this post - Fall Home Decor Favorite Picks
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

12 Cozy and Neutral Fall Mantels

Soft, cozy and neutral Fall mantels are what I have on my mind this year... So I have rounded up 12 mantels for you for your inspiration!

I love this mantel below which can easily transition into Thanksgiving. 
 Unfortunately, I don't know the source of this pic.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Floor Saga, Fall finds, Game of Thrones and more - Five on Friday!

In this post - last of Summer, hello Fall, House and Garden Updates, and Game of Thrones
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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!

 source

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