I’m not one to do a lot of decorating for Valentine’s Day, but I do like to do a little something as a nod to the holiday.When the kids were younger, I did much more in terms of decor and gifts. However, this year I wanted to keep it simple while still making it feel festive!
For many years, I wanted an antique crystal chandelier in either my dining room and/or entry way. I shopped flea markets and antiques stores, and even Ebay and 1st Dibs, and I kept coming up short. It was hard to find the right size, and of course, the right price! And then, naturally, life would get busy and I’d stop looking. (I never understand people who are such fast decorators! This is definitely not me!) As a result, many years went by with no decent chandelier in either space.
I have something special to share with you today, and for all of you fellow Francophiles, I think this will be a fun post for you! As you know, I love French Country/French Vintage style more than anything! Well, a good blogging friend of mine named Jamie, who writes the blog So Much Better with Age, has a very similar aesthetic. Jamie lives in Canada and shares her amazing style on her blog. I found her a few years ago and fell in love with her home and her taste! Then I got a chance to meet her a couple of years ago at the Haven blogging conference, and lucky for me, she was as sweet as she is talented. Cut to now and she is releasing a French decor book! A book, people! This is a blogger’s dream (or, at least this blogger’s dream!)