Bon jour, Mes Amis!
Today I thought I would share with you a petite French themed vignette that I've created, inside our tv console.
Isn't this sleeping angel just darling? She was given to me by a sweet blogging friend after the loss of our beloved cocker spaniel, Emily. I just love and treasure her, and it brings me great comfort.
Propped up on a little iron easel, I've added a black and white postcard of Notre Dame, one of my very favorite sites in all of Paris.
What could be more French than the Eiffel Tower? I've added this little one, which I purchased on a trip to Paris, beneath the cutest little glass cloche. My mom recently gave me the silver pedestal dish, which was a wedding anniversary gift to my parents many years ago. It has developed the perfect amount of patina, which I love so much!
A few years ago, I created a pair of Frenchy decoupaged platters, which were so fun to make! I began with large wooden plates which I picked up at a thrift store. After painting the back sides and the front edges creamy white, I then decoupaged pages torn from a vintage French book.
Topping them off are a beautiful fleur de lis and crown, images that I found over at the Graphics Fairy (love!).
I just realized that I never did show you our console, which is in our living room. Last year, we had searched high and low for many months for just the right piece for our flat screen tv (sure don't miss our clunky big ol' tv!).
Initially, I was thinking of an armoire to hide the tv. Because lets face it, a tv is not all that attractive!
Then I finally realized that our tv would look dwarfed inside of a large armoire!
As luck would have it, hubby found an amazing custom built furniture store when he was down in
Franklin, Tennessee last fall. Hubby was describing this very console to me over the phone, as I was looking at it on line. I absolutely loved it! So, after I chose the specifics (color, leg style, doors, etc) he placed an order for one right away! All the while, I was keeping my fingers crossed that I would love it as much in person as I did in the photos!
So, the following week, hubby flew down (he's a retired airline employee, so we get to fly for free), rented a van, picked it up, and brought it home! We are so happy with it, it was worth the search and effort to get it! It is very solid, heavy, and well built. I especially love the bead board doors, and curvy fat legs.
Now I just need to find a way to hide those unsightly cords that you see inside, on the lower shelf!!
That's it for today, looking forward to getting caught up with all of you!