My Winter Home Tour: December 2010

This is our home, and as much as I can I try to keep things simple and spare.

I’m easily overstimulated,

and there are already

such big personalities

living here


that it’s just not

necessary for rooms to shout.

Not even

the grown men in the house

can resist the swing.

I am a fan of

DIYs and inexpensive finds

(or FREE finds…benches in dining room

were found curbside).

I snag accessories

for pennies at the flea market

and shop eBay

(even our tub was an eBay find!).

Important art is not

in the budget.

I create some,

find pieces on etsy,

and barter with my friends.

For me, painting and creating

are lovely lovely therapy.

Even the huge Marie Antoinette

chandelier above was

scored on eBay for cheap!

The architectural fragment

above our bathroom mirror

is old and French.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. December 30, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Wow, Michele, moi Belle! 🙂

    What can I say? You have great taste! I HONESTLY LOVE your house! LOVE it! It's my dream house! 🙂 I can't believe you found that bench!!!! I love benches! And your front door is so elegant!

    It's so nice of you to share your beautiful home with us. Thank you!


    Luciane at

  2. February 6, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Loved it to be at your house Michele . great memories , I don't know if I ever thanked you for your hospitality . That's why I'm doing it this way : MERCI et bien à vous tous !!!


  3. February 6, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    de rien, rudi. a pleasure to have you and M. and your help delivering the wonderful painting.

    get yer blog on, man! we need all the inspiration we can get.

    hope you're well!


  4. March 24, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Don't mind me, I love having time to go back through blogs to see what I've missed. So glad I took the time with yours. Your home is so lovely. I never tire of white or vintage {repro or authentic}. The flooring in your kitchen/dining is a similar colour to ours. I like the mix of modern and vintage, which is what we're aiming to achieve. And a swing – I said to my husband don't worry I'm not asking for an indoor swing. My daughter is most disappointed. I'm off to look at some more posts.

  5. August 30, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    Simply lovely. Your home is just beautiful. Such wonderful inspiration..Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the Day! Bobbie

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