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Friday, April 20, 2012

French Cottages


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I've been showing a lot of english and irish cottages here at A Joyful Cottage, so today I thought I'd mix it up a bit and share some french cottages with you. I love the rustic window trim and shutters on the cottage above. Just the right kind of weathered look, in my humble opinion.




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These purple flowers (hydrangeas maybe?) really pop. Great french doors and lovely old brick. Very charming.



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The tiny windows (red trim is a great choice) and old stonework on this cottage tell me it's probably pretty old. What a pleasing garden. I really like the stone steps and wall. I'm pretty sure I could live here.


When I saw the date on my last post I was really surprised. I've been so immersed in getting our brick & mortar store open that I've lost track of time. The signage went up last Saturday.



You knew I would give it this name, right?


I've got more to share with you (like the shop's interior), but it will have to wait until my next post. I promise it won't be as long a stretch this time.



Blessings,

19 comments:

  1. I have been waiting patiently for you to post again, I love cottages from anywhere. These French ones are so lovely. I am a real fan of nice windows and doors,especially.
    Good luck with your new venture,it sounds as if it is going to be lovely. x

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    1. Thank you so much for patiently waiting. I was afraid all would have given up on me by now, so I'm happy to know you have hung in with me. :) I did a quick tour of your blog today and see I have a lot to catch up on. Maybe I'll have some slow time in the shop today and can spend more time there. God bless you.

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  2. Loved seeing you yesterday in your beautiful Joyful Cottage. Steve also loved the table in the shop ... and so did Celie. Too bad we don't have any room for it. Might be interested in a coffee table similar to it. Just a thought.

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    1. Thank you, Alison. It's always a pleasure to receive a visit from you. I hope Steve enjoys the Roseville vase. I may be able to arrange for a coffee table. Next time I see the artisan, I'll ask him about that and let you know. Hope to see you again soon.

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  3. Beautiful French cottages. The second is my favorite.
    Wishing you all the best with your new venture.

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    1. Thank you, Barb. I'm very blessed to be doing something I love. :)

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  4. So excited for you! Wish I could come...

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    1. I wish you could come, too, Debbie. In fact, I wish I had some of your lovely home decor in my shop. Love to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Blessings.

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  6. These are just lovely cottage images. Makes me want to stay in one so much.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous cottages, gardens & properties... they're all so pretty! I'm loving the stone steps & wall, too! Lovely =)

    Love the sign & can't wait to see more pics of the place =)

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    1. Thanks, Tricia. And thanks so much for taking the time to stop by this blog. I know how busy you are, so it means a lot that you would take the time to comment. God bless.

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  8. How wonderful! This would be such an amazing place to live!

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    1. I agree Marie. Nice to hear from you. Hope you're well. :)

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  9. I love french cottages; my husband is french and my dream is living in a cottage there...I will follow my dream...impossible is nothing! ♥

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    1. Thank you for visiting, and for following my blog. I have visited your blog and am following you too. I enjoyed your photos of the sweet animals. Charming. I wanted to leave a comment on your blog, but couldn't find a place to do so. Best wishes to you. -- Nancy

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    2. ohhh thank you Nancy!!! you can leave your comments at the end of each post. Thank you for following, i'm happy you've enjoyed it. Peace and love from Spain! Guadalupe

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