Monday, February 25, 2013

My Little Country Chateau

Last week I showed our new front hall paint job with the old ceiling fixture still hanging.

And here's a fuzzy look at the new one. . . .

The entire house had this amber glass lighting, and this is the last fixture to go. . . . Buh BYE!!!


After, with some ghosty light thrown in.

A cheapo Home Depot version. We liked the vintage vibe. Lest this post fall short of glamour, I am also showing some lovely white things and a new vintage vanity mirror that I found while I was kicking around this weekend at my beloved grungy flea market. 

Late afternoon through the dining room lace. . . .

Un peu de linge romantique! (A little linen romance.) 

My Boulangerie candle helps me pretend that my house is really a little 16th century chateau. (Et l'odeur est delicieuse!)   

Love that foxy old mirror glass!

A flip to a 16th century French country house. . . Now that would be some before and after!
 But since I find myself still here, I must simply say adieu and merci!
So lovely that you paid me a visit . . .


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Pamela Gordon said...

That jar candle looks wonderful, Jacqueline. I like your new light fixture as the glass in it looks like a vintage one. Much better than the amber glass!

Cottage and Broome said...

Loved the light fixture even if it is a cheapo. Not everything has to be expensive to look great, nice redo. Have a great week, Laura

SizzleandZoom said...

Home Depot, really? Very pretty. Leaving you inspired. Love the vintage mirror tray.

Junkchiccottage said...

The light fixture is beautiful. I love all the beautiful touches you have made in the entry way. So pretty.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Funny, I did not read it right and I thought you replaced the fixture with amber one and I thought..NO! lol
The white one looks so vintage I love it in your foyer

sarita said...

Lovely all.

Olive said...

The mirror tray is lovely Jacqueline. I know you are relieved to get that last light fixture changed over to white. We have so much to do it does make me quite dizzy to think of it. I really would rather read a book:} Hugs, Olive

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore all your recent finds...magnificent!!! That tray is exquisite!!!
Love your new light fixture! There was something so familiar about it...yep!...I have the same ones in burnished bronze!!!
Thanks for sharing your progress in the entry hall!!!

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jacqueline, I love the coat tree and how you have it decorated and of course the beautiful linens. Great choice of light fixtures. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.
xx, Sherry

Haworth said...

That new light fixture is beautiful, Jacqueline, and suits your hallway perfectly. I love "finds" at Home Depot! And the antique mirror (foxing and all) is just lovely. Your chateau is looking even more inviting than usual, Madame!