Peaceful French Country & Faithful Reflections

It’s a weary time for our divided country and culture as so many powerful shifts in consciousness, hierarchies, and values may throw us off kilter or threaten to steal our joy. Maybe Peaceful French Country & Faithful Reflections can be a sort of small thing posted with great love.

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See more of my home. This is our French country inspired courtyard garden. Design: Hello Lovely Studio. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten.

No easy answers hide here within this sanctuary to nurture and point to an experience of peace and inspiration. How could there ever be answers when the friend typing these words is so deeply in love with: the questions, the Mystery, the heartfulness, and the wisdom to humbly hold all of the paradox?

Peaceful French Country & Faithful Reflections

Yesterday morning upon awakening, my soul felt shrouded in darkness. Was it residue from reading Facebook feeds yesterday? Poor quality of sleep? Random chemicals misbehaving in the brain? A God who moves as He pleases and works within the nights of souls?

I need not understand precise mechanics of how or why blessed assurance departs.

If I could trust my medical team last week to anesthetize me and with scalpels and robots extract a digestive organ from my flesh WITHOUT MY UNDERSTANDING, AWARENESS, OR HELP IN THE MATTER, surely I can practice faith on a dark day.

About the darkness.

It felt like cynicism, sadness, hopelessness, and negative self-talk of the variety:

“Is personal transformation even possible? Is higher consciousness born of Great Love and Fierce Grace truly attainable? We’re all so inconsistent and sucky at it…where are the models and mature ones to show us with integrity how to transcend, how to make it stick?”

And also this.

“Why all the unhealed pain and stone throwing? Do people even care about preserving relationships anymore? There’s too much fear everywhere. Too many pointing fingers.”

We all have such days. Our emotions, moods, and energy levels dip low in stressful seasons.

But here’s the thing.

We are not those emotions. We are not our moods. We are not our opinions, our thoughts, our darkness, our wounds, our disease, our income, our addiction, our occupation, our political party, our tax bracket, our religion, our good intentions, our reputation, our victimhood, our work ethic, our track record, our productivity, our title, or our past.

WE ARE BELOVED SOULS.

The other day, I shared what has been helping me forgive myself in my physical weakness (my condition has kept me irritable from pain for weeks). Maybe it will help you too. After my grey day yesterday, I was reminded of Henri Nouwen’s thoughts on identity and shifting moods:

“It is important to know that our emotional life is not the same as our spiritual life. Our spiritual life is the life of the Spirit of God within us. As we feel our emotions shift we must connect our spirits with the Spirit of God and remind ourselves that what we feel is not who we are.

We are and remain, whatever our moods, God’s beloved children.”  -Henri Nouwen

As I marinated in a mixture of hopelessness and cynicism – I began to respond to my funk as an INVITATION as one of God’s children.

An invitation…to surrender, to daily transform, to experience resistance as a force to prosper me, and primarily to SEE the path leading to deeper FAITHFULNESS.

The invitation did not come from sitting alone in a funk, venting on the phone, or interacting online. My beloved whisked me away just before dusk for a long ride in the country to discover new terrain neither of us had ever seen. As the sun set, he made space for me to safely lament and share the unsavory, and it was his loving presence and time with me that illumined the invitation. The darkness did not budge, but the invitation shimmered like a full harvest moon in the night sky.

What a blessing that relationship so beautifully creates light where there was none, friends! Light that feels so much like healing and the beginnings of wholeness that I am moved to believe it IS indeed healing.

The invitation set before us is always there like the moon.

When I choose to seek it and answer it, I can then release my mind’s need to judge, find meaning, or decide. I can let go of my body’s desire for restored comfort. I can surrender my heart’s longing for emotional harmony. It’s then my SPIRIT is free to align with God (who is closer than breath and embedded in everything in this expanding universe including the beautiful moon).

To say YES is to be ushered into the warm embrace of what is True, Real, Everlasting, Timeless, Beautiful, Holy, Sacred, Eternal, and Mysterious.

With my whole heart, I am sending you the peacefulness of a soul whispering yes.

French Countryside Goodness to Uplift

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Oh those French shutters, climbing vines, and rustic details. Photo: Haven In. See: Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence. French country interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details in a luxury vacation rental. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers. European country houses inspire with their romantic decor and classic sensibilities. Certainly lovely indeed! French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

French Country Decor Inspiration

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Because we need French garden inspiration too! Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed! French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

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Elegant French country bathroom decor with terracotta tile floors, clawfoot tub, and rustic wood beams. Photo: Haven In. Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence. French country interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details in a luxury vacation rental. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers. European country houses inspire with their romantic decor and classic sensibilities. Certainly lovely indeed!

Encouraging Words to Lift Our Gaze

Encouraging quote about soul. IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT WELL WITH MY CIRCUMSTANCES. Be still and know that I am God. #hellolovelystudio #quote #faith #christianity #soul #encouragement

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT WELL WITH MY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Because we need French garden inspiration too! Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed! French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

French Country style in a country home inspired by Europe. Heavenly sunshine floods the front entry hall of a French Nordic, French Country style hallway with barreled ceiling and blue grey stained trim.#frenchcountry #interiordesign #decorideas #entry #frontdoor #archeddoors #barrelceiling #staircase

Design: Decor de Provence. Tour this home here./8 French Farmhouse Decor Ideas & French Country Interior Design Photos.  French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Blossoming Hope

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Pema Chodron quote. GLORIOUSNESS & WRETCHEDNESS NEED EACH OTHER. ONE INSPIRES US, THE OTHER SOFTENS US. #hellolovelystudio #PemaChodron. #quote #faith #spirituality #wisdom

GLORIOUSNESS & WRETCHEDNESS NEED EACH OTHER. ONE INSPIRES US, THE OTHER SOFTENS US. Pema Chodron.

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Isn’t the facade simply breathtaking? Photo: Haven In. Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence. French country interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details in a luxury vacation rental. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers. European country houses inspire with their romantic decor and classic sensibilities. Certainly lovely indeed!

Words of Hope & Direction

Romans 12: 9 scripture verse from Bible: CLING TO WHAT IS GOOD. #hellolovelystudio #scripture #inspiringquote #romans #goodness #faith

CLING TO WHAT IS GOOD. Romans 12:9.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

When Shadows Come

Walt Whitman inspiring quote. KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU. #hellolovelystudio #inspiringquote #WaltWhitman.#encouragement #quote #inspiration

KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU. Walt Whitman.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

C.S. Lewis inspiring quote. YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. #hellolovelystudio #quote #inspiringquote #dreams #cslewis #goals

YOUR’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. C.S. Lewis.

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Yes, please. Photo: Haven In. Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence. French country interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details in a luxury vacation rental. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers. European country houses inspire with their romantic decor and classic sensibilities. Certainly lovely indeed!

French Country Design Loveliness

French Country interior design in this entry and staircase. Romantic mood and French farmhouse style with reclaimed stone from Chateau Domingue. #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #frenchcountry #staircase #limestone #chateaudomingue #pamelapierce #entryway #oldworld #stonewalls #rusticdecor #rusticelegance

Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue. SEE THE FULL HOME TOUR RIGHT HERE. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

French farmhouse decor style in a courtyard garden with pea gravel, a vintage watering can, and a mirror stenciled with a French poem. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #courtyard #stenciled #mirror

A moment in my garden at home – Hello Lovely Studio. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Anais Nin inspiring quote. YOU LIVE OUT THE CONFUSIONS UNTIL THEY BECOME CLEAR. #hellolovelystudio #quote #inspiration #encouragement #Anaisnin.

YOU LIVE OUT THE CONFUSIONS UNTIL THEY BECOME CLEAR. Anais Nin.

Lovely French Farmhouse kitchen design by interior designer and editor of Milieu magazine, Shannon Bowers. This European inspired sophisticated kitchen features an antique stone sink, rustic wood open shelves, and a neutral palette. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenideas #interiordesignideas #interiordesigner #refined #rusticdecor #European #antiques

Design: Shannon Bowers via Milieu magazine. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Nature’s Wisdom in Full Bloom

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Audrey Hepburn quote about optimism and hope. TO PLANT A GARDEN IS TO BELIEVE IN TOMORROWS. #hellolovelystudio #quote #AudreyHepburn #inspiration #hope #optimism #encouragement

TO PLANT A GARDEN IS TO BELIEVE IN TOMORROWS. Audrey Hepburn.

Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

Is it just me or does it appear this sink console may begin walking? Photo: Haven In. Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence. French country interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details in a luxury vacation rental. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers. European country houses inspire with their romantic decor and classic sensibilities. Certainly lovely indeed!

Lovely French Farmhouse Decor Finds

 

French farmhouse decor ideas and French country interior design inspiration to pin for later! COME TOUR these lovely, romantic, French inspired interiors and take away decorating ideas and resources. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #decoratingideas #interiordesignideas #homedecor #interiordecorating

PIN me!

1 Basket|2 Chandelier|3 Stool| 4 Mirror|5 Bench|6 Chair|7 Table|8 Vase/Jug 

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Because we need French garden inspiration too! Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Rumi quote to inspire. LOOK PAST YOUR THOUGHTS SO YOU MAY DRINK THE PURE NECTAR OF THIS MOMENT. #hellolovelystudio #quote #inspiration #rumi #hope #presence

LOOK PAST YOUR THOUGHTS SO YOU MAY DRINK THE PURE NECTAR OF THIS MOMENT. Rumi.

Fantasy Country French Dining Room

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Because we need French country interior design inspiration too! Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Kindness quote. KIND WORDS WILL UNLOCK AN IRON DOOR. Old Turkish Proverb. #hellolovelystudio #kindness #quote #inspiration #encouragement #turkishproverb

KIND WORDS WILL UNLOCK AN IRON DOOR. Old Turkish Proverb.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Because we need French country bedroom inspiration too! Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Encouraging Reminders

Faith quote. KEEP THE FAITH. #hellolovelystudio #faith #quote #inspiration #spirituality #encouragement

MEMO TO SELF: KEEP THE FAITH. Hello Lovely Studio.

Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

What a garden view! Photo: Haven In. Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence. French country interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details in a luxury vacation rental. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers. European country houses inspire with their romantic decor and classic sensibilities. Certainly lovely indeed!

French Country interior design inspiration from a classic kitchen with blue and white decor! Stunning traditional style kitchen with light blue painted cabinets, hammered brass hardware arch window over farm sink, and waterfall marble island. #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #dreamhomes #kitchenideas #decoratingideas #timeless #blueandwhite #bluecabinets #frenchcountry #farmsink

Atlanta (Southeastern Showhouse!) not France, but just as  inspiring. See this kitchen! Design: Lauren DeLoach. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Frank Lloyd Wright quote about wholehearted living. YOU HAVE TO GO WHOLE HEARTEDLY INTO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING WORTH HAVING. #hellolovelystudio #FrankLloydWright #quote #inspiration #wholehearted #heartfulness #inspiration.

YOU HAVE TO GO WHOLE HEARTEDLY INTO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING WORTH HAVING. Frank Lloyd Wright.

Rustic Elegance

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Beautifully Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Soft pastels in aqua and pink in a beautiful white French Country kitchen by Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #shelves #romanticcountry

See this kitchen! Design: Decor de Provence. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Love Always Wins. #hellolovelystudio #lovealwayswins #quote #encouragement #inspiration

MEMO TO SELF: LOVE ALWAYS WINS. Hello Lovely Studio.

French Country Decor Inspiration

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence. Certainly lovely indeed!

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors & Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

I hope these images ease any weariness and soften any hard edges.

Lovely Things.

Rustic French Country Cabinet
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
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
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
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
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
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

For more French Country and French farmhouse style goodness, visit this story and this one.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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18 Comments

  1. October 8, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Bon courage.
    I hope the beautiful photos you collected made you feel as zen as they made me feel.

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Merci, friend. While delicious food cannot yet soothe me, dreamy countryside zen will do. 🙂

  2. Linda
    October 8, 2018 / 7:37 am

    What beautiful pictures to calm an anxious mind. It has been one year to the day that we escaped a California wildfire with just our dogs. We lost everything of 50 years of marriage. We are very thankful but have had many anxious moments. We have resettled near our daughter and grandchildren. We are only looking forward.

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Looking forward is such an important reminder to us – and what a journey you have been on this year. With so much loss, I can imagine the heartache and uncertainties you have navigated. Escaping fire with only each other and managing to recover gratitude is surely transforming – I am so grateful you have made this space more beautiful by blessing it with your story of hope. Peace to you as you continue to heal and grow.

  3. Alice Genzlinger
    October 8, 2018 / 8:17 am

    God is in control! Romans 13:1

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Peace to you this morning, friend. xox

  4. Connie
    October 8, 2018 / 8:33 am

    Highly inspiring on a very dreary day in my little corner of the world. It brings much needed sunshine! 🙂

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thank you for sharing the beauty with me – the sun is peeking through my clouds this very moment and your light is coming. xox

  5. Teresa C
    October 8, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Thank you! It’s the positive thoughts that fill us with hope. I always feel invigorated when I click on Hello Lovely to read your words and take in the beauty of the scenes of life.
    God bless you, dear
    T

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 9:02 am

      It’s lovely to have you here, T. xox

  6. Kathy
    October 8, 2018 / 9:58 am

    The images are beautiful and your words leave me speechless. I will read them again and again!
    Peace to you, Michele!

    • michele
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 11:44 am

      I’ll take speechless – thanks for the encouragement and for reading, friend.

  7. Sheila in SF
    October 11, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Michele, your resolve and words of faith and encouragement are helping me right now as we all struggle with a relative’s serious illness.
    You are truly inspiring. Peace to you everyday. Love your blog.

    • michele
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 8:57 am

      It is a great encouragement to hear this, and I am thinking of you and yours navigate this difficult time together. Thank you for the peace, don’t we all need it with each new day and the new cares which arise? Sending you light from my happy heart. xox

  8. Stephanie McElreath
    October 11, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    That was so beautifully written! What an incredible perspective you have shared. It makes me more grateful for challenges we face! Thank you for being that positive light!

    • michele
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      I appreciate the kind words – thank you for reading and peace to you.

  9. October 15, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Michelle, I’m a little late catching up here but I have to say…Inspiring! Thank you for making my nights when I get to visit Hello Lovely. And Thank You…for being you. For being so courageous. For being inspiring. For keeping the faith.

    • michele
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you for paying it forward and making my night, friend! Peace to you and thank you for the kind words. 🙂

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