66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Are you a fan of FRENCH FARMHOUSE DECOR? Me too! Time to relax and let your soul be soothed by some of the most beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas and images of French Farmhouse home decor.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse

Reclaimed French limestone and European antiques in a stunning Houston kitchen. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

 

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Farm sink at a window in a kitchen near Bordeaux. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Design/Photo: Vivi et Margot.

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Reclaimed terracotta floor tiles and a restored kitchen in France, near Bordeaux. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Design/Photo: Vivi et Margot.

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Stone farmhouse exterior with light green shutters. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Design/Photo: Vivi et Margot.

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French countryside and lavender blooming outside a rustic farmhouse near Bordeaux. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Design/Photo: Vivi et Margot.

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Girls bedroom in a romantic restored farmhouse in Western France. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Design/Photo: Vivi et Margot.

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Blue hydrangea blooming in an ancient French pot. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Reclaimed French limestone and European antiques in a stunning Houston kitchen. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Breathtaking European antiques and French stone fireplace in a dining room in Houston. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Reclaimed stone, art, and antique lanterns. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Old apothecary jars and rustic antiques from Europe in this exquisite dining room. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Elegant and refined, this antique sink and Old World bathroom are a triumph. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Rich, raw, and textured. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Old World charm and reclaimed materials come together in a new build. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Rugged stone and delicate silhouettes merge. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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A new kitchen feels ancient. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Weathered from age, these ancient materials feel timeless and tranquil. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Stairway to heaven? French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Pale palettes are such a favorite of French country admirers. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Golden light and warmth in a French living room. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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French country charm is easy to spot! French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Proportion and grand scale play an important role in this home built with reclaimed materials from Europe. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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French doors, and a barreled stone ceiling! French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Steel doors open to a breathtaking space for living. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Home office for the books! French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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French country elegance. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse

Shelves of French country essentials. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse

French country elegance. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse

French country elegance in a dining room. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse

French country warmth and elegance. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Rustic elegance and refined materials. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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French country elegance. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse

Apothecary jars. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Religious art in a French country room. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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A French country still life in a Houston home. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

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Natural light bathes Old World loveliness. French farmhouse interior design inspiration. Photo, Courtesy of Chateau Domingue.

French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas & Decorating Ideas!

Timeless Decor Furniture & Decor

I appreciate timeless decor that isn’t influenced by what is currently strutting down the runway. It’s not going to look silly a couple of years from now because it has a connection to the past yet remains functional and relevant now.

When I come across a particularly beautiful find which I think many of you would fancy, I tuck it away – and the links have been accumulating so it’s time for the lovely to rain down.

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Rustic French Country Cabinet
Rustic French Farmhouse Table
French Country Sideboard
French Country Headboard
French Country Stencil With Bee
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Linen & Oak Settee
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
French Grey Side Table
French Blue Antiqued 4-Drawer Cabinet
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Teak 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Wing Back Twin Platform Bed
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Linen Footstool
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute ARea Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Fireclay Farm Sink
Striped Dress Form
Elm rustic stool
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Grey Bistro Set
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
French Country Chandelier
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Grey kubu rattan patio chair with ivory cushion, French pillow, and plaid throw. Design by Hello Lovely Studio. #kubu #patiochair #outdoorfurniture #rattan

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Pretty, Timeless & Tranquil Settees

Aella Settee. Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

1. Low Cost Striped Settee: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Chavanon Loveseat. Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

2. Another Low Cost French Country Loveseat: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Louis Loveseat

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Presidio Settee, Light Blue Stripe. Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

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Lovely Display Cabinets

Nettie China Cabinet

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Sharpe Curio Cabinet, Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

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Harwich Curio Cabinet

7. Moderately Priced Rustic Curio Cabinet: FIND HERE.

Miranda Standard China Cabinet

8. Low Priced China Cabinet: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Martini Table Finds

Norton Martini Table

9. Highest Priced Martini Table: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.  Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

Martini Tray Table

10. Moderately Priced Black Martini Tray Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.

Efron Martini End Table

11. Low Priced Round Martini End Table: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.  Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts

Buchholz End Table

12. Lowest Cost End Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.

Pretty Headboards

Parker Nailhead Trim Headboard

Davis Wingback Bed, Talc Linen

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Hamel Tufted Headboard, Beige Linen

14. Moderately Priced Tufted Headboard: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Bulpitt Panel Headboard

16. Low Priced Panel Headboard: FIND HERE.

Scandinavian Inspired Timeless Dressers

Swedish style dresser. #swedishstyle #gustavian #scandinavian #bedroomfurniture #dresser

17. Highest Priced Swedish Style Dresser: FIND HERE.

Mikah 3 Drawer Dresser

Mikah 3 Drawer Dresser #swedish #dresser #chest #bluegrey

18. Higher Priced Dresser:FIND HERE

4 Drawer Dresser

19. Moderately Priced 4 Drawer Dresser: FIND HERE.

Victoria 4 Drawer Dresser

20. Low Priced Dresser: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

French Inspired Timeless Chandeliers

French Country decor: Laluz French Chandelier

21. Low Priced French Country Chandelier: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

Paladino 6-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

22. Another Low Priced 6-Light Candle Style Chandelier: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

 

5-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

23. Moderately Priced Aidan Gray Chandelier…certainly lovely indeed!

Aidan Gray Mumaw French farmhouse chandelier. #aidangray #chandelier #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse

24. Highest Priced Aidan Gray French Farmhouse Chandelier: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

Beautiful Beds With Timeless Style

Eglantier Canopy Bed

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Mikah Upholstered Canopy Bed

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True Vintage Upholstered Panel Bed

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True Vintage Upholstered Canopy Bed

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2 Bonus Delicious Finds from France & Italy!

I know very little about wine and avoid drinking alcohol more than a few times a month (even though more red wine would be good for my anti-cancer journey!). But last night, I opened a bottle of this just to make dinner a little more special, and HOLY COTTON CANDY, BATMAN. Notes of strawberry and cotton candy, not too sweet and a lovely price ($12).

It has been fun to try new wines curated by Martha Stewart Wine Co. delivered right to the door, and the prices are fabulous.

2016 VOLUPTUEUX MALBEC ROSÉ.

2016 VOLUPTUEUX MALBEC ROSÉ: FIND HERE.

Do you have folks in your life who are hard to shop for? Me too. But wine enthusiasts love getting wine from Martha in the post! My nephew lived in Italy for a year and loves red, so I had fun choosing an assortment to send him for his birthday. And his fiancée? She was thrilled I introduced her to this delicious Abbazia Rosé Dolce which is so refreshing and perfect for summertime ($12).

Abbazia Rose sparkling wine.

Delicious Sparkling Wine: Abbazia Rosé Dolce

Hello Lovely Studio's pea gravel French country courtyard.

My own French inspired courtyard – Hello Lovely Studio.

European Country Exteriors & French Country Decorating Style

First of all, what is it that captures our hearts?

Is it all the limestone? Certainly, it sings.
The aged perfection? Undeniably charming.
The rustic luxe? Equally important for sure!
The sensual romance? Particularly hard to miss.
Je ne sais pas.

Additionally, no need to alert madame lovely a certain image or room
is in fact not located in France. Oui, oui, here on
Le Planet Lovely we realize French Country
decor goodness and French inspired exquisiteness
may hail from Montana, Tuscany, or Chicago.
Some of these images may in fact depics a chateau,
bastide, or a country manor, not a true farmhouse.
However, forgive madame for zee stretching of limits
of “farmhouse” for zee sake of simplicité.

There were a few too many to include
so visit Part 2 for equally important French Country goodness.

Secrets of the Style?

Are there secrets to achieving a French Farmhouse or European Country inspired decor look in your home? First of allFrench farmhouse style originates from the lovely landscape of rural France with its hills and valleys. Patience, ma cherie! Secondly, the French take a very effortless, unhurried, and nostalgic sort of approach to their home decor which unfolds over time since family treasures are handed down through generations.

Timeless over trends. Thirdly, instead of following trends and redecorating every decade, the French prefer timeworn finishes and appreciate patina which results from age and wear. It’s an elegant, sophisticated look that is never contrived or overthought. The ultimate mix masters. Fourthly, there is often a sense of refinement in French Country homes where a mix of old and new result in interiors that feel balanced and sensible, yet soulful and interesting. Additionally, Old World charm and collected antiques and heirlooms impart a sense of rich character.

French Farmhouse Decor Advice

Mismatched masterfully. Firstly, many Americans still opt for matching furniture sets that fall from favor in style after a few years, which would never do for a French farmhouse. The French country approach to furnishing a home is much looser, and the goal is a customized harmonious and unhomogenized look that appears undecorated and not overwrought. Surprisingly frugal and functional. Secondly, French farmhouse style is practical since home decor pieces tend to work in a variety of rooms so they can be moved around to function in a flexible way. Since much of the furniture tends to be weathered, chunky, and not delicate, pieces get better with age and use and work hard no matter where they are put into service.

Secrets to French Farmhouse Decor

Nature honoring. Thirdly, the French love their gardens and bringing in flowers for home decor and arrange the blooms quite casually. Depending on the region, sunflowers, irises, and poppies are common flowers which flourish in the French countryside.

Weathered to perfection. Fourthly, since French Country is a style which imparts a sense of age and tradition, scratches, rust, and signs of wear are celebrated. Perfectly new painted finishes or stains do not blend well with antiques and vintage pieces with desirable patina. The same goes for rugs. The French don’t shop for a new rug because of fading or fraying since this look is attractive, and the practical thing to do is to use something until it is threadbare and beyond useful. The distress and wear which come from using furniture and objects are honored and exalted in French Country design.

French Country Sensibilities

How do the French accessorize in their French Country homes? Houzz further reports French Country home decor accents always have a purpose: “Rarely will accessories in a French country room be purely decorative. They usually have an undertone of usefulness: wall-hung plates that can be pulled down for service, jugs and jars that house kitchen staples, baskets that corral plump produce from the garden. Open shelving is a natural partner for this look — everyday items enjoy pride of place rather than languishing behind cabinet doors.”

Get the Look!

Rustic French Country Cabinet
Rustic French Farmhouse Table
French Country Sideboard
French Country Headboard
French Country Stencil With Bee
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Linen & Oak Settee
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
French Grey Side Table
French Blue Antiqued 4-Drawer Cabinet
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Teak 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Wing Back Twin Platform Bed
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Linen Footstool
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute ARea Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Fireclay Farm Sink
Striped Dress Form
Elm rustic stool
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Grey Bistro Set
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
French Country Chandelier
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Have a favorite moment here? Don’t miss PART 2 and more French farmhouse inspiration here!

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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8 Comments

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:41 am

      thanks for reading. 🙂

  1. September 9, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    A highlight of my Interior Design career was traveling to France to help renovate a very old farm building, (could it have been 700?) into a Gite used for vacationers. This building had been used as an apartment for farm hands many years before, and lastly a barn for sheep. It was an amazing project and I left a part of my heart in the Limousine region of France. Your post brought back wonderful memories.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:42 am

      That sounds like an amazing renovation, Karen. Thanks for adding to the beauty here. 🙂

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    Would you put a link to the site to nominate (vote) for your blog as THE BEST which it is?

  3. September 9, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    These are all swoon-worthy! I think architecture is a big part of French country appeal, those stone walls and old floors, so perfect!

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:45 am

      You know it, sunshine. Bon weekend, Holly. 🙂

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