Friday Favorites – Weekly Inspiration

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, movies, podcasts, fashion finds and more! And though it won’t all be French, some of it definitely will!


Hello friends and Happy New Year’s Eve! Are you all going out tonight? We’ve opted to stay in and will probably make a special dinner, play games and watch the ball drop from the couch! All my kids are still home so I’m spending as much time as I can with them – mind you in more normal years they go out so I’m just soaking it all in, haha!

Now onto my surprise! As a thank you to all of you, I’m doing a giveaway this week – yay! I’ll be awarding the winner with a $100 gift card to Pottery Barn! This is my way of saying thank you to all of you for your support this year and especially, for your amazing response to our Friday Favorites series! UPDATE: Giveaway closed.


And now onto Friday Favorites this week, where I share everything from a great decor find, to a favorite movie, recipe, or podcast, to a wonderful thing to wear – anything that strikes me as interesting or fun or that you might love, too! 😉



How stunning is this room? Check out the full home tour here.


Do you guys shop at Ballard Designs? Ballard’s is one of my absolute favorite places to shop and right now, almost everything is on sale! As you may know, that’s where I got my kitchen chairs and chair pads, dining room Parsons chairs, the lantern in the family room and office (seriously such a good buy!), living room side table, paper towel holder, this gorgeous salad bowl and matching salad servers, this chunky stocking you all ask about, as well as this cake stand. Love the pale wood! And I have two of their jute totes and have bought them for everyone from my mom, to teachers, to friends!

Right now I’m eyeing this stunning Suzanne Kasler rug for the living room and this pretty one for either the office or family room. A few other favorites are these chic brass lanterns and this stunning vase collection (love the vintage feel!), this gorgeous daybed, and this headboard is a classic. And did you know they have wallpaper?? It’s as pretty as all of their other things and I’ve ordered a few samples as possibles for the powder room. Their quality is consistently good, they have great customer service, and almost every item on their site gets rave reviews! Shop the entire sale here.




It’s been raining for weeks now and cold – especially for So Cal! One of the things I was wishing for for Christmas was some warmer winter wear. I think I mentioned a few weeks ago I was looking for a new puffer coat and thinking about this highly rated one. I also found this super warm one and this less expensive Amazon version. There’s lots on sale now too! This one comes in black and a pretty blush, And I love this one – winter white is so pretty (plus it’s almost half off).

Combine it with a cute beanie, cozy scarf, cashmere turtleneck (on sale), and waterproof boots. These are amazing! Bought them for my daughter and they were so great I had to buy a pair, too! They’re comfy and not bulky and the leather is waterproof. They’re hard to find (if you can find your size in a color you like, get them!) If not, did you know you can have Zappos email you when they come back in?! Brilliant.




The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is my new read for my book club and I’m beyond excited to start it! Described as “riveting,” “heart-wrenching” and “full of Old Hollywood glamour,” how can I go wrong??


It’s the best season for movies and I’m here for it! We watched King Richard and loved it! Will Smith is so good and it’s such an inspiring story. Great for the whole family. 




Since we’re drowning here with lots of cold, rainy days so all I’m thinking of is soup, soup, soup! We just made this creamy cauliflower soup last night (I don’t do the beet chips), this baked potato soup last week, and we love this easy chicken tortilla soup.

But I’m also hoping to try this wild mushroom soup soon – it looks amazing!



Love this beautiful architect account on Instagram. 


Did you know there are five kinds of clutter? Which one is filling your life?


Also, I shared the 10 Most Popular Posts of 2021 yesterday. If you didn’t check it out, go take a peek! I bet you’ll be surprised by some of the favorites!


Happy Friday!

(and don’t forget to enter the giveaway: subscribe here if you’re not already and leave a comment below!)




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  1. I just recently stumbled upon this blog, and so far I am really enjoying it! I love Ballard Designs, and that daybed is to die for.

  2. Betty M Bashaw says:

    Sheila, I love all you do! Every photo is beautiful, your Friday Favorites is one of my favorites, and your recipies are sublime! I loved the chocolate banana bread from 2021. Thans for all of your creativity and hard work. 🙂

  3. Thank you for all your lovely posts and links! I look forward to every Friday Favorite!

  4. Seena K Spencer says:

    I thought I might be too late! Thank you for giving us a week to comment.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Debbra Weber says:

    I enjoy all of your posts! When you decide on a coat, will you report back on what you selected? I am needing to buy a new one too and love to rely on reviews, etc. before buying. Happy New Year to you!

    1. Hi Debbra and thank you!! And yes – of course i’ll share! Happy New Year!

  6. Love your blog and the Friday Favorites! You have such a beautiful home and I love french farmhouse style. Thank you for sharing all your ideas-Happy 2022!

  7. Happy New Year, Sheila! Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration. I’ve really enjoyed your Friday Favorites along with your other posts.
    Yes, to Ballard Designs, and especially the sales. I’ve gotten lighting, stools, decor etc.
    They have great customer service I’ve found.
    Great looking rug! I’m still dragging my feet as to putting a rug in our lllllllong hallway…about 22′. Thinking of two 8 or 9′ ones to fill the space. I like the soft color blue in this rug. Take lots of pics if you do buy it!
    All the best to you in 2022! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    1. So glad to hear you love Ballard’s too!! Maybe try a 2 x 3 as a sample? I’ve done that frequently as it’s cheap to return and gives you a better idea than a tiny square! I’ll let you know if I get it – and you too!

      Happy New Year!

  8. How generous to offer a chance to win a gift card. Look forward every week to your picks. Such a great service to those of us who love your style. You have a great blog. Thank you!

  9. I have always found your posts beautiful, and I admire your talent of elevating items to breathtaking designs and decor. Your Friday Favorites posts are FANTASTIC! You provide so much interesting content, and I especially love your links in your THINGS I’M LOVING/WEARING/WANTING section. Thank you for sharing your inspiring designs.

    1. Oh wow Jeanne – thank you so much for your kind words!! Good luck!

  10. Carol Heartfelt Whimsies says:

    Sheila—happy new year! May this be a great one for you both professionally and personally! Love your blog and your Friday Favorites!

  11. I look forward all week to your Friday favorites series! Thank you for making it so easy & affordable to purchase these treasures! Happy New Year Sheila & fellow Maison de Cinq followers🥂

  12. Happy New Year Sheila!
    Thank you for sharing your design expertise. You are truly inspiring. I look forward to reading your blog & weekly Friday Favorites is certainly one on my faves!

  13. Sara Hayman says:

    I found you on Instagram and have enjoyed your posts every day! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

  14. Bettie Binford says:

    Hi Sheila. I enjoy your weekly posts and the lovely decor of French Country. You have talent for making a house a beautiful home!

  15. Juanita Markham says:

    I love your suggestions of “favorites”! You have such a great sense of style, & a way of sharing that with others.

  16. Mildred Hoppe says:

    Dear Sheila, I love Friday Favorites. Thank you for all the decorating ideas.

  17. I love looking at your Friday Finds. Happy New Year. May you and your family be blessed by our Lord

  18. Thank you for such a gracious gift. I too really love your Friday Favorites. In fact, I just bought the jute tote for my daughter who just got engaged. I had it monogrammed with her upcoming new initials.

    1. She will love it! It’s such a great gift! Thanks and good luck!


  19. Stephanie says:

    I look forward to Friday Favorites every week. Such beautiful ideas and suggestions.

    Happy New Year.

    1. I have loved your blog for a long while and the wonderful inspiration you provide us in decorating! Thank you, Sheila, and for the drawing opportunity. Happy 2022!

  20. Friday Favorites are always fun to read! Give-aways are awesome!

  21. Love the Friday favorites posts each week!! And thanks fir a chance at the giveaway!! Happy new Year!!

  22. Happy New Year Sheila! I love your beautiful blog and always look forward to Friday Favorites. I always find much inspiration in your posts, and enjoy using that in my own home. Thank you for all you share! Best wishes for a wonderful 2022.

  23. Happy New Year! You are truly a talented lady. I’ve got some really great decorating ideas from your Friday Favourites- Thank you!

    I’m hoping Canadians are eligible to win in the draw – it would be a great gift.

    p.s. Your home is just gorgeous!

    1. Of course they are!! And thank you for all your kind words! 🙂


  24. Love your Friday Favorites and as a long time follower, excited to see you love Ballard Designs as much as I do! I think they’re quite underrated and happy that you put them out there! Happy New Year to you and your family.

    1. Yes!! I so agree! Thanks so much and Happy New year to you too!


  25. Karenann S. says:

    I love reading your blog all year long! You have so many inspirational ideas for decorating my home!

  26. Happy New Year Sheila! I heard about you only two weeks ago, and I cannot stop reading your newsletter! I love it!

    1. Aww that’s so kind! Thank you Beatriz and welcome to Maison de Cinq!


  27. Happy New Year Sheila! I heard about you only two weeks ago, and I cannot stop reading your newsletter! I love it!
    And thank you for the opportunity of winning the Pottery Barn gift card !

  28. Janet Snyder says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Sheila! Thank you for all of your hard work on this blog, as it brings us all so much enjoyment (especially now that we stay home so much). I look forward to coming home from work every Friday to read your ‘Friday Favorites’ as the start of my weekends. Many blessings to you and yours in 2022.

  29. Rebecca Meyer says:

    Happy New Year and thank you for sharing your style with us all year! A definite highlight for 2021!!!

  30. I love your blog—and your taste & your ability to inspire. I do find the prices on furniture at Ballards a bit “too dear” for me. We lived overseas for 43 years & I have lovely collections but I do balk at the prices as we are now in retirement. Today because styles change often I am not into spending so much on things that last a lifetime. It seems many bloggers are more financially secure than the general masses.
    Thank you for taking time to listen & to inspire—so appreciated.

  31. Your blog cheered me up today. I needed something fun. I was diagnosed recently with cancer for the third time right when I turned 40. I had to be alone for Thanksgiving and Christmas because the doctors said my immune system is so weak to risk being around my unvaccinated family. I guess I just needed a little pick me up because I was feeling sad, so thank you because your blog made me dream a little.

    1. Oh wow Julie – how awful! I’m so sorry to hear that! My heart goes out to you and sending you positive thoughts at this difficult time. Praying for a full recovery for you!!


    2. God bless you Julie. Prayers for a healing. 🙏🙏

  32. Happy New Year to you Sheila! I have been following your Friday Favorites since you started it and I enjoy it every time I read it. I especially like that you cover a variety of subjects. Thank you for all your inspiration & your beautiful photography. May you have a happy, safe & healthy 2022!

  33. Patti Sanchez says:

    Love, love your inspirational blog! Happy new year!

  34. Happy New Year 🎈🎊
    Thanks for inspiring
    Thanks for the chance to win a gift card as well !

  35. Mary Richardson says:

    You are an amazing person! Thank you for all you creative ideas and posts. May you have a very happy new year 🎊

  36. What a great giveaway! I love your blog. Love your home/fashion decor style. Always look forward to Friday Favorites. I made your chocolate banana bread and it was delicious. Happy 2022!

  37. Lara Gabel says:

    I love the creativity in your home. Your blog has been a great inspiration to me as I have begun changing my style in our home. I have to say, I do imitate many of your ideas. Thank you for all that you do with your site. Happy New Year.

  38. Thanks Sheila for so much inspiration. No matter how old I am, I am always looking and inspired to keep my surroundings fresh and enjoyable not only for me but for those visiting. Why not love where you’re planted. Happy New Year!!!

  39. Debra Funkhouser says:

    Happy New Year! I have to get the waterproof boots! Thanks so much for sharing them.

  40. Love your ideas and examples! We just built a new home and completely changed our colors and style to be in line with the French style. We love the relaxed yet elegant style in your posts. Keep up the fabulous posts!

  41. candace s fraser says:

    Your space always makes me feel Good Thank you!!!

  42. Karen Hunt says:

    The Friday Favorites, organization and decorating ideas have provided inspiration for my home and new foods/movies and styles to try. Love your style!

  43. Lu Leader says:

    Thank you for a year of inspiration! We are having the chicken tortilla soup tonight— it looks delicious and is perfect for our very chilly 30 degrees Pacific Northwest day!

  44. Denise Buczek says:


    You are truly an inspiration to all who find solice and joy in the simple things in our lives and homes. You have inspired my partner, Paul and myself, and our 2 golden retrievers to look to a life in France…at least 6 months of the year. I love your style and truly appreciate all the knowledge you share to expand our creativity and simplicity in decorating. Thank you and may 2022 hold the very best for you and your family.

    Cheers! – Denise

    1. Oh wow Denise, that is so wonderful! (I dream of spending 6 months of the year in France!)
      Thank you so much for your kind words – and Happy New Year!


  45. Linda Kasten says:

    Thanks, Shiela, for all the wonderful decorating advice and recommendations you make. Out of all my emails, I look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with next. To a great 2022! Thumbs up.

  46. Wishing you a healthy, wonderful 2022 and the drive to keep generating such inspiring home decor content for your subscribers!

  47. Fairly new to your site but love all the inspiration!! Love your site! Happy New Year!

  48. I so enjoy your blog and Friday Favorites are the best. You are an inspiration to us all with your creative ways to achieve the French Country Style. Look forward to spending 2022 with you. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!!

  49. Happy New Year, Sheila! Wishing you all the best in 2022! I really enjoy your blog! Thank you!

  50. Sheila,
    YOU are the author of my favorite blog! I’m hooked and eagerly await notices in my inbox that there is a new one from you. So very inspirational and tempting when I see the links to my fav stores …
    A healthy and happy 2022 to you and your gang.

  51. Happy New Year!! Love scrolling through your Insta and following your weekly newsletter!

  52. Monika Janowiak says:

    Hello and HAPPY 2022! I wanted to let you know i love everything about your style and all your posts. Sometimes i will even fond you posting something i already have and it makes me feel that much better about my style! Your Friday Favorites is my favorite! Look forward to all you have to share this next year!

  53. Mary Toner says:

    Sheila you always change it up. I love getting your emails to see what’s new…thank you for all you do and post. Happiness in the new year

  54. Kelli Smith says:

    Your blog is such an inspiration for me! I love french country style and you’ve given me so much to work with. Thank you!

  55. Julie Bissonnette says:

    Thank you for your decorating and lifestyle inspiration.

    Congratulations on your successful blog, and best wishes to you for the new year!

  56. Love your style and your Friday Favorites! Look forward to it every week! Happy New Year!

  57. Denise J Van Vleck says:

    Friday favorites are everything. Inspires me to make some changes in 2022.

  58. Totally inspired by all things French. Love the decor.

  59. Happy New Year! Love everything about your newsletters and consummate French feels!

    Thank you always for your inspirations!

  60. I always look forward to your beautiful, informative posts.

  61. Love your Friday newsletters. French country is my favourite style. I am going to redo our master bath and kitchen soon so I love the inspiration.

  62. Really like the content here today! Great for the new year reflection that I do on Dec 31 and Jan 1! Also printed out a couple recipes, shared the article on clutter, perused through shopping suggestions, and looked at pretty pictures! Happy New Year!

  63. I love your Friday Favorites! I’m loving the Sam Edelman coat and the five kinds of clutter article. Who knew there were so many? Thanks for your inspiring articles and especially for examples of how you decorate your home. I’m slowly transforming mine to French country small step by small step. I’m finally loving my home!

  64. Happy New Year!
    Your Friday faves are so good!
    Love the info on Ballard’s Designs.
    I want to try your chicken tortilla soup!

  65. Happy New Year!
    Love the Friday favorites!
    Going to make your chicken tortilla soup this weekend!
    Love the tip to look at wallpaper @ Ballard’s Designs!

  66. Sheila, I always look forward to your emails and post! I love your style of decorating and fashion.

  67. BrendainVirginia says:

    Always something inspiring on your blog. Thanks for all the great info and your hard work!

  68. Happy New Year Sheila! I always love to see you in my mail box!

  69. Becky Steve says:

    I love love LOVE your posts and look forward to your “Friday Favorites” so much! Now if we could just live in the same town (or same state for that matter 🤪), so that I could hire you to help me with my home!
    Xoxo, Becky

    1. Aww thank you Becky! That’s so sweet of you!!


  70. Nadine Mesch says:

    Happy New Year!
    Look forward to and enjoy your blog very much. thank you for adding beauty and wonderful decorating ideas into my life

  71. Susan Malizia says:

    I enjoy your Friday Favorites and look forward to a new year of them. Happy New Year!

  72. Deborah Wilkins says:

    I hadn’t quite finished shopping at Ballard Designs when your post came in, Sheila. Coincidence, I think not! Enjoy your posts immensely- keep up the good work! Happy New Year to you!

    Kind regards,

  73. So enjoy your Friday favorites and your blog! Thank you!

    Yes, please enter me into your drawing.

  74. Marti Cooper says:

    Love your style and use of neutrals❤️ Never boring, just chic.

  75. Happy New Year Sheila…I have really been enjoying your Friday Favorites series, especially the decor segment. So many beautiful rooms, filled with great inspiration. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for the new year!

  76. Jacquie Stephens says:

    Love your Friday newsletters. French country is my favourite style. I’m on the hunt for a demi John thanks to you.

  77. Michelle Donnelly says:

    I have really enjoyed your Friday Favorites series! Thank you for sharing such great ideas! (I also can’t wait to try this Chicken Tortilla soup!0

  78. Teresa Brownie says:

    I have really enjoyed your Friday Favorites! I especially like your fashion suggestions and what to watch/read. Thank you for sharing your home, thoughts and ideas!

    ~Teresa Brownie

  79. Everything is always lovely!

  80. Your interiors are delightful. Thanks! And Happy New Year

  81. I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! It takes a lot of unexpected turns — I hope you enjoy it.

  82. Stephanie DeWitt says:

    Love your style. Have used / purchased several of your suggestions. Madison de Cinq is always a good resource for home and fashion!

  83. Carol Mayne says:

    Sheila, I am always drawn to beautiful style and inspirations. You show classic simple elegance and how to find it affordably. Thank you and Happy 2022!

  84. Hi Sheila, count me in on your giveaway! As noted yesterday, I love the blog.

  85. Dina Meek says:

    I have been enjoying your blog this past year. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  86. Your things are so lovely. We appreciate. so u sharing with us. Although I don’t have a fabulous house like yours. I try and incorporate your ideas into my small house . It brings smiles each day and livens up the gloom of Corona and omicron .

  87. You are inspiring! Exactly what the soul needed during this time of our world’s challenges.

    1. Oh wow thank you Nina! That truly touched my heart! 🙂


  88. Thank younso.much for all the inspiration! I’ve learned so much from your blog/instagram account. I really look forward to the Friday Favorites post each week. Happy New Year! xxxx

  89. Thank you for sharing your home and life with us! Your French country style is so inspiring! Love Friday favorites!

  90. Suzanne Towles says:

    Love your style and all of your posts. Happy New Year!

  91. I always love your posts; you have exquisite taste. Your home, and the home tours you post (like the one above) are fun to see. Happy New Year!

  92. Lisa Burke says:

    I love you home and your style! You are on the top of my favorites! And what a special thing to do, a Pottery Barn gift card! Who doesn’t love PB!!

  93. Laura Coe says:

    I love your column!

  94. Nancy Moore says:

    Shelia, love your style! Such informative text.

  95. RayeLynn Fletcher Longhini says:

    I really enjoy this sight! It gives tidbits that I can incorporate in my decorating without having to change everything! Thanks a bunch!🌞

  96. Gail Frye says:

    I’ve enjoyed your blog for a few years now, and so enjoy your spirit, taste, and talent. Thank you for all the great posts! I’m looking forward to another amazing year with you in 2022! Happy New Year to you and your family.

  97. Linda Fike says:

    Love your Friday favorites. Your blog is full of beautiful ideas. I love all things French!

  98. Kathleen Coppola says:

    I love your Friday Favorites! Building my forever home and need French Farmhouse decorating ideas. I look forward to every post and buying your great finds! Thank you!!

  99. Gaynell Gugliuzza says:

    Love browsing through your blog! Inspiring decor suggestions as well as vignettes. Very convenient to have the links right at our fingertips. Thank you for a visually calming part of my day!

  100. That clutter article hit very close to home for me. Now, if I could only decide what to do about. LOL
    Happy New Year to you and yours Sheila!

  101. Love your Friday Favorites and posts! Fun to click on every single one!!

  102. Catherine Mishoe says:

    Thank you for a great year…I always take away something new from your posts
    5 types of clutter …..WOW !! so good… love all things French of course, but enjoy all that you share !
    Cheers & Happy New Year

  103. Jacqueline says:

    I there! I enjoy reading your articles. I am a French descendant and find it so very interesting to see your ideas on decor. I am looking to change things up in my kitchen, dining room and living room. Will be taking many of your ideas as they are so calming and French looking. It would help to win the $100 to make these changes. I thank you in advance for this generosity and wish you a happy, healthy new year!!!

  104. Christine says:

    Hi Sheila! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful inspiration! I absolutely love your style!
    Happy, healthy New Year!

  105. Love your posts and your style. I have tried recipes, fashion finds and tablescape ideas that you have recommended and haven’t been disappointed. Thanks for all you do.

  106. Love Friday favorites! You have great taste and I love you have less expensive options!
    Happy New Year! Yay 2022!!

  107. mary anne mcwhirater says:


  108. EILEEN FLYNN says:

    I love all your suggestions and shopping ideas. Thank you for all the effort you put into finding these ideas. Happy New Year. Looking forward to all your ideas in the coming year.

  109. Susan H Whetstine says:

    I love the Friday favorites and look forward to them every week.

  110. Thanks for a great blog.
    I have especially loved your Friday Favorites.
    The houses you higlight are all out of this world.

  111. Theresa Galloway says:

    I have enjoyed following you this year.

  112. Melanie Winter says:

    Have a Happy New Year!!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your posts in 2022!!! Thank you for inspiring me!

  113. Victoria Eubanks says:

    Really loe your blog!

  114. Karen Geherty says:

    Love, Love, Love getting your emails. It is the highlight of my day

  115. Thank you so much for all you do to keep us in the French mindset as we decorate our homes.

  116. Michelle kaeline says:

    Happy New Year!! I love following you!! Looking forward to all you have to share with us in the coming year as I take note of was to update my home’s look!!
    Thank you for sharing your creative, and budget friendly, ideas!!!
    Happy 2022!

  117. Annette P McRae says:

    I love everything you show and recommend, but my favorite is when you have a home tour. Thank you!!

  118. Catherine Cassell says:

    Love the Friday favorite things! Happy New Year!

  119. Cathy Tally says:

    I am a subscriber and so enjoy your posts! That book is also the selection for my book club this month🙌🏻

  120. Nancy MacDonald says:

    Happy New Year from Ontario, Sheila. Love your post, look forward to it every morning. Keep up the good work!!

  121. Jey Paula Grenier says:

    Thank you so very much for all the information you have provided. I am finding it to be very helpful with decorating my new home.

  122. I thoroughly enjoy your emails. The links to items make it so easy to satisfy an impulse shop! And your decorating ideas are so inspirational. Thank you for doing your column every week.

  123. Krystle W. says:

    Hi Sheila!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and decorating ideas with us all. Your inspiration to make my home just as comfortable, elegant and cozy makes my heart so happy (and my husband check the credit card statements a little more closely)! Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy New Year ahead!

    1. Haha oh no!! (hopefully he doesn’t check too closely!) Thanks for your kind words Krystle and Happy New Year!

  124. Wendy Gottmers says:

    I always enjoy your posts and look forward to many more of them in the New Year 2022! Always good inspiration.

  125. ANNA ZUROWSKI says:

    Friday is only one day — I love MAISON DE CINQ and check it out more frequently. No new news? I look back at articles I hadn’t read. It’s great!

  126. Ann Henschel says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts this year. They have helped me so much with decorating our new home. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  127. Love your style!
    Would love to shop pottery barn!

  128. Happy new year wishes and enjoy your full house 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I have so many giveaways I rarely get a chance to enter one myself (smile). Yes I am a subscriber, but I can’t leave my email address in the post. It is visible to you when you moderate comments though. I hope that’s okay. Hugs!

  129. I really look forward to your post each week! Your selections fit so well with daily life.

  130. Your blog is one I never want to miss!

  131. Ashley Walter says:

    I found your blog earlier this year and am so glad that I did. I look forward to reading it everyday. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  132. Wendy Guy says:

    I love your emails. Love great ideas!!!

  133. I enjoy all your Friday favorites! I’m not always the most fashionable nor do I always make it out to shop (never really especially now) so getting your help is wonderful!
    I really love to shop from Ballard Designs and I get their catalogs in the mail. Pricey, always top notch things!
    I didn’t realize they had wallpaper though…hmmm I will go look at that. Is wallpaper going to go out of style again as it once did? I think I’ll stick to one focal wall to be safe:0)
    I also, didn’t realize that when we type our email in the box below with our name that it doesn’t follow to you for a response if one was wanting to send one? No? Not sure I can leave my comment without filling out both fields? Am I wrong there? Probably! ha! I’m not techie in the least..but I try!
    Love your blog! Happy New Year…just in case

    1. I agree with one focal point wall for sure Lori! (Or do a half wall like I plan to do in the powder room by just wallpapering above the chair rail!) Good luck!

  134. Patsy s Worley says:

    Love your style♥️

  135. Julie Bingol says:

    Thank you, Sheila, for all your wonderful posts. Love reading them on Fridays with my morning coffee! Happy New Year!

  136. I absolutely love the recipes!

  137. Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway.

  138. Linda S Cole says:

    I LOVE seeing your site pop up with all the new ideas and interests. Bravo!! Happy New Year!!

  139. Cathy Martino says:

    Thank you for so many enjoyable posts!!!! I look forward to reading all the new ideas and thoughts you have for 2022!!!!

  140. Jen Borba says:

    Thank you so much for the give away, I love your Blog! Happy New Year!

  141. Have a wonderful year!

  142. Rebecca Dexter says:

    Love when you post!

  143. Love your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win PB gift card!

  144. Thank you for sharing such beautiful ideas for decorating. I love French country. Pray you and your family have a Blessed New Year!! 2022!

  145. Nancy Rowley says:

    I so enjoy receiving your weekly newsletters. You have inspired me to make some real decorating changes in my home. Through your blog I’ve found some wonderful new treasures. With the world so crazy these last couple of years the thoughts, ideas, and images you post have been something to look forward to. Thank you!

  146. Marilyn Thore says:

    Entering the giveaway to your fabulous blog!

  147. Heather Vanselous says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for all of the great finds you share with us!

  148. eduina butts says:

    Thank you, for your weekly articles and finds, it’s another reason to look forward to the weekend. I love your style and wish my home was as large to incorporate all your funds and decor ideas. Happy New Year!

  149. Love your blog and I find new ideas with every post! I am building a house and have gleaned a lot of inspiration for every room. So the Pottery Barn card will come in very handy when I get ready to move in about three months, plus January 6 is my birthday! Thanks so much!

  150. I love that Ballard rug! I might have to order it for my new home! Happy New Year!

  151. Patricia Lodge says:

    I have enjoyed your blog for some time now. It is always very beautiful and inspiring.

  152. shirley johnson says:

    LOVE your site and getting your weekly emails on Fridays!!

  153. I love your post and have saved them to refer to later!! Happy New Year

  154. I hope you enjoy The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo as much as I did. I’m not much of a Hollywood or high society follower (never watch the Housewives Series), so wasn’t sure this book would be my thing. Surprisingly, I couldn’t put it down! Thanks for all your informative blog posts! Always look forward to reading them!

    1. Oh I love hearing that! I love ‘Old Hollywood’ glamour but also am not a Housewives type person so it sounds like it’s up my alley! Good luck!

  155. Michelle Hamric says:

    I loved your post about a French inspired Christmas using lots of white and gold. I decided to give it a try. It ended up being beautiful! By using white and gold I don’t feel that I need to put away the too-Christmasy-only decorations. The gold candles and gold sleigh bells, miniature gold bottle brush trees, and faux potted pine trees are perfect for several more Winter months. And, my husband loved the whole look, too!

    1. Oh I love hearing that! Thanks so much Michelle!


  156. Donita Stanage says:

    I have loved your Friday Favorites series and love your style. Happy New Year!

  157. Happy new year, Sheila! I’ve enjoyed your blog so much – you’re always an inspiration.

  158. Debra Rohm says:

    I love the decor you share with us! I especially love the look of an all white room with brushed silver/gold accents!
    Have a safe and happy 2022!

  159. Melanie Moreschi says:

    Love your blog and insta! I enjoy shopping at Ballard too and have so many great items from them. Happy New Year!

  160. Sherry Schillaci says:

    Thank you for the sharing your beautiful home and all of the great tips in 2021. I can’t wait to see what you’ll have to share in 2022! Happy New Year!

  161. Hello Sheila, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your emails! You have exquisite taste and style. You never fail to inspire me!
    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  162. Gisele Aubrey Brown says:

    I’m a newbie and LOVE your website! My father as French, and I’ve always loved all things French. Your site is beautiful💗💗

  163. Sandy Smith says:

    I have gotten so many ideas for my own home! Thank you!

  164. I’ve enjoyed your posts all year long. Looking forward to seeing more. You have helped on bringing my family room a more cohesive look.
    Thank you

  165. Sam Carpio says:


    These past 2 years have been challenging to say the least. So that is why every Friday I’m super excited to receive your Friday Favorites!
    It’s the bright part of my week to inspire me to go hunting for new designs to add to my home or closet! Thank you and Happy New Year!

  166. Constance says:

    I absolutely love your posts!!!! I’m 80 but you can teach an old dog new tricks. I have taken so many of your suggestions and added them to our home.
    Thanks a million
    Hav the best year ever

  167. Yes! Please enter me in the drawing for the Pottery Barn gift card! Thanks for all your good content throughout the year. I try to combine some elements of French country in my decor, mixed in with farmhouse fresh things.
    Happy New Year! -Jan Taylor

  168. Thank you for all the research you do for Friday Favorites! I love your blog!

    1. Denise Siegel says:

      Love your posts. You will love the new book for your book club.