11 November 2012

A NEW GIVEAWAY FROM THE FRENCH GARDEN HOUSE!!

 

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I think everybody who is into interior design has had one special style that they have loved throughout their lives.  For me, it’s been French design – probably I should say Country French design.  Ever since I was first exposed to it when I was a young teenager, I feel most connected to this style of design.  I don’t know if I can even say why -  but I think it’s the shape of the furniture, the feminine curves of the chair backs and legs and arms, the warm fruitwoods of the buffets and armories, the comfy chaise longues and the linen toiles, the gilts and boiseries, the parquet floors and stone walls, the common shutters and tiled roofs, the landscapes of lavender and olive trees, the fountains and reflecting pools – together, it moves me more than any other design style.  Country French or the design found in Provence and other southern regions of France is so beautiful it’s hard to imagine anyone not being moved by the landscape of the area, the stone farmhouses and the charming old towns.  Here are some examples of country French:

 

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There is beauty in the fields of lavender and olive trees.

 

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And there are the beautiful houses in the country,  made of stone and tile roofs.

 

 

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There is the lit a la polonaise with silk fabrics next to simple painted furniture.

 

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There is the lure of hidden courtyards behind wooden doors and iron transoms.

 

 

 

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There are urns from tiny to large.

 

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And a clock on the side of a Provençal mas.

 

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There are stone walls and light blue shutters along with a charming pergola at the end of the gravel terrace.

 

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Here’s an entry hall in a mas with double front doors and old stone floors.

 

 

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And antique plates hang on boiserie instead of fine oil paintings.

 

 

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What’s there not to love about a mas with light aqua shutters and a tiled roof?

 

 

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Or a town center in Provence with hanging lanterns?

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Just go inside a mas with original beamed ceilings and stucco walls to see its appeal.

 

 

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Could you resist lavender fields with a tiny Provencal town in the background?

 

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Or try to resist a parterre planted with box.

 

 

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Visit a bedroom in a restored French chateau.

 

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Or enjoy the sight of an incredible collection of copper pots at Chateau Ansouis.

 

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This mas has a typical French gravel terrace along with a pergola.

 

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Find the beauty in a kitchen with a tiled floor and a beamed ceiling.

 

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Enjoy the dappled sunlight on a covered terrace.

 

 

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Is there a prettier combination of colors – terracotta and gray?

 

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Enjoy a brunch on a front terrace.

 

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Or rent a suite at a Provencal hotel.

 

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Find the beauty in a kitchen of an French antique dealer.

 

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Younger Frenchman are turning to grays and monochromatic interiors.

 

 

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But, there is still beauty in the old ways.

 

 

 

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The charm of a bakers rack and a crystal chandelier.

 

 

 

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Could there be anything more beautiful than this….

 

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Or this, a dining room both rough and luxe.

 

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Mirror inset cabinets and tables along with a fabulous sink.

 

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Three toiles, though most French use only one.

 

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The grass goes right up to the swimming pool edge.

 

 

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The quiet beauty found in all gray.

 

 

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And a pantry filled with baskets and linens.

 

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Box and gravel and wisteria and shutters – hard to resist…

 

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As is this dining room in a Provençal mas.

 

 

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Even the churches are beautiful in their simplicity – 12th century Abbaye du Thoronet.

 

 

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Wire covered pantry doors filled with cream & white dishes and glasses.

 

 

 

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Small and beautiful!  Just perfect.

 

A French farmhouse kitchen couldn’t be prettier.

 

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The beauty of Provence – it’s like a painting…

 

 

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that so many artists have found irresistible.   Paul Cezanne.

 

Now that you are all feeling the French vibe, are you ready for giveaway?

 

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Our sponsor, the French Garden House is hosting the giveaway. 

There is so much available to buy here – from jewelry, to antiques, to furniture, old and new!  They carry Tara Shaw and Eloquence – two of my favorite companies.  There are things for the garden, for the kitchen, for the bedroom and the library.  There is something for everyone!!

Here are my favorite things in store:

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This antique French sterling silver cuff bracelet from the 19th century.  That kind of looks like a J!   To die for!

 

 

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This antique English food cover with a family crest is another favorite.

 

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And finally,  I just love this set of antique mother of pearl knives!!!  They are gorgeous!!!

 

NOW – what is your favorite item at the French Garden House????

 

THE CONTEST:

In order to enter the contest, you must first go to the French Garden House at

http://www.frenchgardenhouse.com/

look around and pick out your favorite item on their web site.  Then come back HERE, to the comment section and tell me your favorite thing.

That’s it!

The winner will receive a gift certificate for $250.00!!!

Use it for anything you want!

When you enter, BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

Contest ends this Wednesday night at 11:59 pm.

Good luck!  And a huge thank to you French Garden House for this generous giveaway.

 

 

 

 

390 comments:

  1. I collect trumpet vases ...so the vintage green trumpet vase shellwork caught my eye. J dot frederick at charter dot net

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  2. I love the French Red Floral plates! I'd display them as art for all to enjoy. Thank you! mwosteen@gmail.com

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  3. What a feast for the eyes...meaning your post and the host, French Garden House, for the giveaway! I am in love with this:

    The antique 19th Century French linen monogrammed napkins...they make my heart happy! And there are a few other items as well, but these are my favorites!

    http://www.frenchgardenhouse.com/catalog.php?item=4358

    Thank you!! :)
    Elaine (eyp963@msn.com)

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  4. Such beautiful items! I love the antique biscuit jar she has! I collect pretty german porcelain pieces like this so it caught my attention right off! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

    rosesandt at yahoo dot com

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  5. I love the antique sterling cuff bracelets.

    Michelle (mdewing@sbcglobal.net)

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  6. Wow! I could shop there for days!! I am most in love with the linens! The beautiful white ruffled tablecloth, the pink ruffle sham, the embroidered white sham....I could go on and on!!! I need all of these!

    Kristi Ripley
    kripley75@yahoo.com

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  7. Yummy, yummy. Hard to choose. I do think that the pair of 1910 Antique Belgian Louis XVI French Style Red upholstered armchairs would add a certain pizzaz I love in my home.
    pbecker@ix.netcom.com

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  8. Valuable information and excellent design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and time into the stuff you post!! Thumbs up
    New Fashion Trends

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  9. i love everything! mirrors, pillows, statues. one of the lights that really speaks to me is the

    Vintage Three Tier Crystal Wedding Cake Chandelier

    thank you!
    kjrich@acu.edu

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  10. I love the collection of linens, especially the napkins.
    Wanda
    wwilsongm@gmail.com

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  11. Love the pillows and market carts. Debra (chedeb5353@hotmail.com)

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  12. Many beautiful things....but I'd love to have the Antique 19th Century Ironstone Victorian Covered Tureen!

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  13. There s something on every page that I would be happy with. I love the cuff jewelry and the mother of pearl fruit knifes.
    Karen
    karlight52atyahoodotcom

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  14. Love the French Country market cart. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  15. So many lovely things, but my favorite is the French Country Wicker Garden Cart. Thank you for all the inspiring pictures as well, I could literally feel the sun and smell the lavender!

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  16. I like this piece of lavender, it carries my dream!I cannot thank you enough for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.Exciting!!!Let me share a surprise that can take you a good mood,they sell diamonds atlanta,Cheap, fashionable.

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  17. The french country market cart is wonderful. And it would be extra special filled with some of those lovely linens!!

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  18. Wonderful giveaway! I love the antique hummingbirds silver plate/display dish, I would use it for candies on my coffee table, love unique pieces like that. Their entire inventory is really beautiful, such pretty treasures and this post has me wanting to jump on a plane to Provence...you drew me right in!

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  19. I am in love with the Eloquence Giverny Nightstand. I will take 2 please!
    robinroden@gmail.com

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  20. I am always partial to linen kitchen towels, so I would choose the Vintage Metis Linen Red and Cream Striped Towel. But, I also love the simple salt pot.

    gittegirlathotmaildotcom

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  21. I love the Large Chateau Windowpane Drawer Lantern. Would look great on my kitchen island.
    Paula

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  22. I adore the Antique 19th Century French Linen Monogrammed Napkins Hunting Scenes. What a beautiful post Joni!

    sally - smcelroy1656@aol.com

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  23. I really love the market carts (along with many other items!) Great post, Joni, and great generous give-away!

    sgreenman7@gmail.com

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  24. I definitely love the Cremerie pitcher and the matching four cafe au lait bowls! I'd have enough left over for that chef's apron and a few other gorgeous items from the Provence kitchen page.

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  25. love white ironstone serving pieces and that soup tureen is lovely.
    thanks for such a wonderful give-away.
    pve@pvedesign.com
    pve

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  26. My picks are the vintage red button bracelet, glas salt pot and French glass jars, and monogram dish towels! Christyennis95@aol.com

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  27. My favorite style as well. In my dreams I would get the Tara Shaw Maison French Biblioteque ! Vickydar@charter.net

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  28. What a generous giveaway, thank you both. Its very hard to choose but I think the Haviland Limoges hunt scene plates, I would hang them on the wall and create a vignette with antlers and my equestriene prints. Have a great week and good luck to all. Sarah Rideout sarahrideout@bellsouth.net

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  29. I love the furniture! Especially the French Louis XV Cream & Gilt Bergere Chairs. Thanks so much for sharing this site! Rebekah A. Bek813@aol.com

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  30. I love the glove molds, finials and the half dolls. Of course I covet the furniture but it will have to remain a dream.

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  31. So many gorgeous items in the French Garden House ~ I could never make up my mind. But if to choose, I guess it would be one of the religious statues. A very generous Giveaway ~ Many thanks.

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  32. I love the Eloquence Louis Linen Chaise, just beautiful! chrisjackman@charter.net

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  33. Thank you Joni for such a wonderful post! Oh dear, I am dreaming away!!
    And thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such a wonderful give away!
    I really love a lot of items at the French Garden House but I am totally smitten with the Antique French 19th Century Faience Butter Crock!
    xx
    Greet

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  34. I love the Victorian wine colored necklace, the silver cuff bracelets, the cross necklace and everything single thing in the Provence Kitchen. I love the whole website! Great giveaway. willowgate1010@yahoo.com

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  35. What a great Monday morning surprise! I found so many wonderful things but I love the Antique French Campagne Oval Pine Wine Table. What a beautiful piece of furniture. I can see myself enjoying many glasses of wine at that table.
    Thank you,
    Jen Borba
    bb2339@aol.com

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  36. I love French but my favorite was the English cut crystal biscuit barrel! kmai62@gmail.com

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  37. Well it took forever to pick out ONE thing!! What a fabulous site. Perhaps first I would choose the Eloquence Renaissance Mirror -- always fall for an arched mirror and this one has the original silver which has sent me over the top!!
    Thank you for sharing this site.
    AllysonK Designs

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  38. my choice would be the French Country market cart. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I love the purple Bohemian glasses!
    cmccrite@aol.com

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  40. I love the French Tara Shaw dining table. Wonderful giveaway just in time for the Holiday season!

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  41. I'm going with the Antique English Cut Crystal Biscuit Barrel. So beautiful! It would be a difficult choice to make. sallyberbert@yahoo.com

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  42. I love the market carts!! I've always wanted one and they have two to choose from. Thanks for a great giveaway. Sharon skmatte@aol.com

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  43. I loved the lighting (chandeliers) and all of the furniture!

    burcham.bonnie@gmail.com

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  44. I love french garden house! Did not know about it. My choice would be the antique flax linens! Or, the Pyrenees cabinet - love it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Abigail Moore
    abigailhmoore@optonline.net

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  45. I have been a Francophile most of my life so of course the pictures in your post today all speak to me as well as the products from French Garden House. If I had to pick one item, however, it would be the Mademoiselle Bench from Eloquence!
    jkrause93@yahoo.com

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  46. JOni, Thank you for the terrific post, so beautifully "illustrated." Love the French Wicker Garden cart. As always, thank you for the post and the giveaway opportunity.
    Cindy McMahon camcmahon@msn.com

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  47. I very much like the Eloquence Pyrenees cabinet - I am furnishing a Mediterranean-style home in Rose Bay, NSW, Australia and have a diningroom niche into which it would fit perfectly. The weathered wood is soft looking and the style of the piece would complement the rest of the look which is relaxed country French. If I had to choose a small piece, it would be the chalk Madonna; she emanates peace and tranquility.

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  48. You get the best giveaways, Joni!!! I just love the grand tour souvenier jewelry box -anything with pictures of buildings on it. I'm such a geek! good luck to me! ;-)

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  49. I love the Antique French Red Transferware floral plates. So Gorgeous!

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  50. Joni! Thank you for doing this and to French Farmhouse! I would buy several of the hand mirrors fro the lovely ladies in my life. ginwilliams1@gmail.com

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  51. Love the Eloquence Sophia headboard for my guest room!! Perfect serenity and beauty combined in a french inspired room, thanks for your post, I am pinning some for a trip to Provence! My email is twoforhim@comcast.net.

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  52. I collect Infant of Prague statues so I loved the small gilt statue, but alas, it was sold. Will keep looking. Thanks. Love your blog!
    Marta
    mcanglim@aol.com

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  53. I so enjoyed your post this morning with my coffee....the pictures are stunning and it gave me the opportunity to dream of beautiful places. My favorite item, which was seriously hard to choose from, is the Antique French Haviland Limoges Lillies of the Valley Quatrefoil Dish.
    zak.tammy@gmail.com
    Thank you!


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  54. I love all the linens and blue transferware. Beautiful things! rickrlsween@aol.com

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  55. I adore the Tara Shaw buffet. Thanks for the lovely pictures! martha.clay@austin.rr.com

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  56. There is so much but I really love the jewelry especially the French Filigree Oiseau Bird Earrings. jillepettis@gmail.com

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  57. LM.ATHERTON@GMAIL.COMNovember 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Love the Medici side table & the cuff bracelet

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  58. I love everything in every photo on your post today. One of my favorites styles too. Always such inspiration here so thank you! My favorite item at French Garden House is not easy but the one thing I love this morning are the antique red, set of plates. Gorgeous........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  59. Way too many pretty things to choose from!! Love the Victorian ironstone covered terrine. wahooirish@comcast.net

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  60. Loved this post Joni. We spent a week in Provence this summer and it is just as lovely in person. My favorite item from the French Garden House was the antique hemp grain sack in shades of toffe an caramel twill. Would be great to use on a french chair that I want to reupholster. My email is pennyklett@gmail.com.

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  61. Wow! What a website and what a post that you did-so many gorgeous things! Loved the French Country Wicker Cart as well as the Shabby Seafoam Cane Settee. Also, we grew up with Irish Setters so the bronze setter really pulled at my heart strings! pjkinatl@hotmail.com

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  62. So many, its hard to choose. I am looking for a mirror so naturally the ones that are sold were my favorite, but I'm also fond of the Louis Phillipe and the Renaissance. LynnMcCabe@verizon.net.

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  63. I agree with others....so many beautiful things. I love linens though and one of the things that caught my eye was the red stripe European Chef's Apron. bonnie_carnes@yahoo.com

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  64. dkrthompson@att.netNovember 12, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    The antique chippendale tole tray. Love it!

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  65. This is an amazing post. I sent it to my grandmother-in-law. She is enthralled with French County Design. I love the Antique Shabby French Watering Can. It would look lovely in the pea gravel courtyard we just finished. My address is j3weproctor@gmail.com

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  66. I love the Eloquence Louis Tufted Chaise Old Cream. I can just see it now in my bedroom.
    morgen1@cox.net

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  67. Wonderful images as always.... when I saw the hillside photograph, I said out loud - "it's like a painting" and then scrolled down to see my reaction echoed in yours. After looking through all the lovely items at French Garden House, I was charmed by the Antique French Hand Painted Limoges Hunt Porcelain Plates. corky301@aol.com

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  68. love the vintage wedding cake chandelier. Gorgeous! kate.gulliver @ gmail.com

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  69. vlester9600@cox.net
    I love, love, love the silver bracelets! It seems that all but one are sold! Thanks for introducing me to this incredible website!

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  70. A most welcomed French get-away on this rainy Monday--I could smell the lavender...love the jewelry, especially the silver cuffs {Wreath} but the Antique Carved Shell Cameo Brooch stole my heart!

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  71. I want to move to Provence!

    The French Garden House is a great find. With a new house to dress this year this shop will make my shopping easier. Like most readers I love all of it..... a gorgeous chandelier {already sold, so I'll keep an eye on the site for more}, and there isn't a linen I'd leave in the shop. The Reed Barton silverplate coffee set is one of my top picks.

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  72. Love the tree wrap bench!! It would look fantastic in my garden!!

    Becky
    johnsonbecky@me.com

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  73. I LOVE your beautiful posts with incredible houses. I am not posting to enter, just to tell you I admire this feature topic. And have swooned over the photos even though I am not doing French design in my home. I can still admire all the beautiful eye candy! Thanks for sharing these photos with us!

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  74. how beautiful! An Antique Reproduction French Style Beaded Globe Chandelier, or two, would look amazing in our daughter's bedroom--the perfect finishing touch to a long and arduous whole house remodel! tmwildflowers@aol.com

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  75. So difficult to choose! Right now, I would choose the French linen blue striped towel. I often drool over her offerings. Thank you for the opportunity and thank you for the beauty on a Monday morning!
    Jamie

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  76. What a beautiful collection! The French clocks are wonderful, but my favorite is the Antique Carved Shell Cameo Brooch. So sweet & old-fashioned.

    sherrycasterline@hotmail.com

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  77. I love all of the choices, but would love the wicker shopping cart. courtneyvollmer@gmail.com

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  78. Dana Munoz
    I would love one of the silver cuff bracelets! They are beautiful!
    danamunoz@mac.com

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  79. The mother of pearl flatware is exquisite! Thank you for the giveaway.
    denisewd1@gmail.com

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  81. I love the French Romance Chandelier...in chocolate!

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  82. Wow, I kept going back to look everything over again. I dream about sleeping ( or whatever) in a bed like the Sophia tufted one !!! What a variety of goodies.
    fourms@mchsi.com

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  83. The Eloquence Sophia Upholstered bed is gorgeous - the blend of cushy upholstery and then the wood trim.
    carolbeech(at)hotmail.com

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  84. sewwhat90@comcast.net Rose Pagel

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  85. I especially like the rolling wicker carts. Thanks for the opportunity to look at the site. laurieannzimmer@gmail.com

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  86. I love the Red Aubusson Floral Bird Pillow. tracy@nesom.com

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  87. Beautiful...I love the Heart Ex Voto AND (if I can) the wooden nun's rosary beads.....thanks Joni...another great destination.

    Maureen mfinan@sbcglobal.net

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  88. Love the antique french plant stand in the garden section. chrystal_y@hotmail.com

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  89. GRC.ltd.design@gmail.comNovember 12, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    What a wonderful treat! I must have the Limoges Hunt plates--they are stunning! And the Antique Enamelware Biggin--a lovely indulgence for my inner Princess!

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  90. Love all the Tara Shaw pieces -- especially the Italian monogram side chair

    Donna dachilton@gmail.com

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  91. What a beautiful store!

    Every since learning about these tables on blogs, I have been obsessed with owning one, so the Antique French Campagne Oval Pine Wine Table
    $2850.00 would be my choice!

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  92. Count me in Joni. I could use a little pick me up today and this store has it all!

    I like the mother of pearl fruit knives and everything else. I do love the Tara Shaw items too.

    xo Terri

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  93. I love the toleware trays-- my Grandma had a bunch of them over the woodstove! email is esmithpa at gmail dot com! Thanks!

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  94. Fabulous shop! So difficult to choose but I'd say the Set of 4 Assorted French Cafe au Lait Bowls is my favorite...just like a set we used at the B&B. Cheers!

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  95. I have admired Tara Shaw for quite awhile and would love the Coco Madame Desk..beautiful!!! Thanks for the opportunity and the great giveaway! Kendall (wood9775@msn.com)

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  96. I absolutely love the Rouen mirror. I shouldn't have to live one more day without it :) Too much to choose from! Thanks Joni and French Garden House. (judy_gurney@hotmail)

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  97. This Edition of Cote is enough to convince me to pull away from my fascination with pared down Belgian and add a little French to the mix...Much more romantic! My favorite from French Garden House is the vintage French carafe water pitcher with the Ricard advert label. So cute for a bedside guest room.
    kspillers2@aol.com

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  98. Love all of the photos of Provence! It is so hard to pick a favorite, there are so many beautiful things. I just adore the Aubusson Red Floral Pillow with the birds- gorgeous!
    Thank you!
    Joanna jcmix@aol.com

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  99. Great giveaway!! Hard to choose!! Probably the Antique Victorian Pansies Yard Long Chromolithograph Framed! Thanks!

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  100. The Antique Aynsley Trio Lavender TeaCup & Cake Plate Tete a Tete Set is just darling!

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  101. I love the french silver cuff bracelet. I have been looking for a piece like this for ages and it is perfect.

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  102. i like the willow basket vases! Elizabeth Lundeen eclundeen@surewest.net

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  103. Wonderful post, loved the photo from Chateau Ansouis, as we visited there. I love the antique golden yellow hand painted tole tray peacocks.
    toinettecarter@hotmail.com

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  104. So many wonderful items... hard to choose just one! But, I do love the Vintage Pair Deco French Alabaster Boudoir Lamps.

    Thank you!
    Regan

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  105. I love many things on their site.....but would love to have the antique french campagne oval pine wine table find its way to my house.......

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  106. Her selection is eye candy! I am partial to the Eloquence Boudoir Bench...(and the silver cuff bracelet, the mother of pearl flatware,....)

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  107. Thank you for the giveaway Joni! I have always wanted a country french garden cart and love the two on their site!

    Lexi
    jkeppel@prodigy.net

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  108. Vintage Gilt Louis XV French Style Armchairs Pair

    jillmoliver@yahoo.com

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  109. Anything by Eloquence is going to be gorgeous. I recently bought the Blanka headboard and it is beautifully made and I could not be happier...Its lovelier than any photograph. My favorite is the Eloquence Vienna Mirror which would be the perfect touch to finish a bedroom.
    Happy Holidays
    Northlight1113@aol.com

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  110. Lovely giveaway. I love the tureens and vintage crocks.

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  111. I am like you and love, love the silver cuffs - there were 3 or 4 that were fabulous!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    aabomba@comcast.net

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  112. First, your post had me in tears looking at the glorious long valley views across the lavender. This is the trip I want to take my daughter on for high school graduation. And then the French Garden House site. It took only two keyclicks to find the Vintage Rhinestone Crown Tiara Miss America Preliminary. I started collecting vintage crowns when my daughter was born, since it's just us too, i.e. home of princesses, and this one is just stunning. Many more items at the site for my wish list. Thank you for the generous giveaway. What fun!
    carol.sander@comcast.net

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  113. Anything with a monogram!
    I adore Antique French White Linen Redwork Show Towel Monogram-vintage, hand, embroidered, M,O,C,red, madder,country, showtowel,tassel,homespun
    Antique French White Linen Redwork Show Towel Monogram.
    Thanks xxpegbraswelldesign@msn.com

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  114. The French medallion necklace is gorgeous!

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  115. Oh my, oh my! I love the Antique French Victorian White Wedding Cups Set. I've been looking for a set like this for years. I collect teapots and once had two cups that were similar but they are long gone now. I so look forward to receiving your posts. alexiskelley999@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    Alexis

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  116. Joni Glorious images, I will be pinning many!!
    Oh the Mother of Pearl Knives, the stone garden doves, and the covered ironstone tureen, in that order!!
    Tis would be a wonderful gift to myself for the holidays; although the garden birds are for my Mother frighting breast cancer so valiantly...


    Best,
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  117. I love all of the mirrors...but probably the Eloquence Vienna mirror best.

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  118. Who doesn't love a French style kitchen? A fabulous piece to lend authenticity to the space is the vintage salt glazed wine pitcher. Thanks for the opportunity to win - gsenteney@verizon.net

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  119. I love the Karen Lindner antique sterling cuffs, especially No. 12!
    janepardini@comcast.net

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  120. Hello !
    Your blog is fantastic !
    Céline, french watercolorist.

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  121. What a lovely escape to Provence! There were so many wonderful things at French Garden House, but like you, and so many others, I'm quite taken with the silver cuff bracelets, "A" - the same one you picked - being my favorite. I collect antique silver napkin rings and just love the look of those cuffs. Now I'm wondering how to turn a napkin ring into a cuff bracelet. I also loved the silver Victorian floral napkin ring for my collection. And when it comes to lavender and purple, well I find it hard to resist those Classique Purple Drinking Glasses, those oversized Provence earthenware cups and plates, and that adorable antique Aynsley trio Lavender Tete a Tete set. And I love that antique folding wine table, though I'm not sure where I'd put it. Is that enough? :-)

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  122. I would love one of the Small French Country Market Carts!

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  123. I love the vintage French-style Cane Queen Bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Sara
    sarapmartin@yahoo.com

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  124. Beautiful blog! It makes my day. How can you pick just one item from French Garden House? If I HAVE to pick one item I would like the same silver cuff you show on your blog. That's what I would want!

    arlahouston@comcast.net

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  125. From the number of participants you can see we all love this site, after all what's not to love. I'm drawn to the vintage rhinestone necklace marquise or the hand painted French rooster pillow!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

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  126. I LOVE it ALL!!
    I really love the cuff that was your favorite as well!!!


    It ALL just feels good to my eyes!!!
    libbienelson@gmail.com

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  127. Eloquence Louis Tufted Chaise Old Cream, just beautiful!

    Thanks for many pictures to Pin, all gorgeous!

    Olivia
    Livvie365@gmail.com


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  128. There are so many beautiful items. The one piece that touches my heart is the Antique Hotel Silver Statler Logo Single Teapot. Thanks for the opportunity. Lyndia Rono faith02@q.com

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  129. Joni, this is a beautiful giveaway !!
    All of her things are so special.
    Did you receive my emails?

    xx's
    Marsha

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  131. I love the Vintage French Green Glazed Earthenware Olive Bowl. Beautiful Beautiful pictures. I also would love to own the silver cuff. Thank you!

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  132. Ohhh! I would love to have some of the wonderful grain sacks or one of those great market carts!! Too much to choose from.....and thank you Joni for all that wonderful eye candy. Each picture was breath-taking!
    This is debe14@msn.com when I win! Ha!

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  133. I would love one of the gorgeous Louis Phillippe mirrors from their furniture line. Beautiful! Ssg257@gmail.com

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  134. I think this may be your most popular give-away yet. The first time I looked, there were 75 comments. About four minutes later there were 126. Show me any type of antique French linen and I'm sold - if it has a monogram on it that happens to be one of my initials, and I'm pretty sure I would sell my soul to the devil to get it. But then there are all those silver pieces - everything from beautiful silver hat brushes to gorgeous serving pieces. If I absolutely have to limit myself to two favorite items, they would be the linen duvet cover and the white leather driving gloves. I'm also intrigued by the wax orange blossom wedding tierras though. Really, it would be easier to list the things that don't interest me (tole trays and pink Lustreware, in case you are interested).

    Thanks for offering this generous give-away and thank you to French Garden House.

    My e-mail is pmmcclane@msn.com

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  135. What to choose! What to choose! The tole trays are wonderful, but I believe the stone garden doves would be so happy nestled in my garden. paxami@aol.com

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  136. This is a new website for me. Are you kidding me? How can one possibly choose a favorite? I love the brown transferware, the painted told trays, the napkin rings, and on and on. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Susan H. sphicks@aol.com

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  137. Hi, Joni,

    I'm so intrigued by the two Globe de Mariée Ormolu Wedding Display Glass Domes. I've never seen anything like them.

    And I'm also surprised because I have made four similar things out of porcelain. The first one I made was for my daughter's wedding. She used it on top her wedding cake and kept it in a glass dome I had given her.

    I love the symbolism of each element. Thanks for the new addition to my "eye candy" bookmarks!

    Cheers,
    Jeanette






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  138. I love all of their antiques, but especially the Tole Trays! oh and anything in their garden section. cec282@hotmail.com

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  139. Shabby Romance 4 Light Chandelier White or Pink To Die For!

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  140. Beautiful post Joni. I want to own a house in the south of France - I need to find some partners for that venture! If I had a country home there I'd want to own the French Country Market Cart so I could walk to the the markets with style and ease. I also love the Vintage Sterling Millinery Brush - so sweet. And the French Madonna Chalkware Figurine is lovely. Thanks for sharing your favorites, too.

    best,
    linda
    linda@sterlingsease.com

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  141. All fabulous - bu especially love the Antique French 19th Century Faience Butter Crock! mvasek@swbell.net


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  142. My favorite are the glowing pearl and antique rhinestone earrings. Simple and beautiful! Perfect for the holidays. miss.jane.gray@gmail.com

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  143. What a great giveaway! I LOVE everything....especially the market carts, everything in Provence Kitchen section and ALL the Tara Shaw furniture :) P.S. What about the Aidan Gray photo shoot finalists???? Just curious?

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  144. I would love to dress my table with the Limoges Hunt plates! Thank you for sharing this lovely shop with us.

    mmjendres@msn.com

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  145. Of course I love all the Tara Shaw... But the antique French silk souvenir handkerchief with the purple violets caught my eye. My grandmother's name is Violette. I would frame this for display in a very special spot. Thanks. Carissablue@live.com

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  146. I love French Garden House. The blog also has many tips on decorating and bringing your garden into the home. Looking at the pictures from Provence, I would love to have my own lavendar farm. There isn't one thing I don't love on theFGH site, but I adore the vintage monogrammed linens and dish towels. thanks, thea at humblebeewriter@aol.com

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  147. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have the lovely antique French red transferware set of 6 plates.

    aholaday@wvi.com

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  148. Love, love the Aubusson Red Floral Urn Pillow! Beautiful Pillows.
    Thanks,
    Sherra

    sherramaree@yahoo.com

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  149. I've been dreaming of a Globe de Mariee, so I was very excited to see those! I also loved the wicker garden cart, and I may need the leather glove pouch even if I win... Email is on my blogger profile. I'll be crossing my fingers!

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  150. This is my favorite wish site. I love the pink and white tole tray. But really would like to have the child's painted doll buffet. My email is: schmorga@cbgundaker.com Thank you! Chris

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  151. Huge 1930's Eisenberg Original Diamante Fur Clip is my pick for the best of the best. The perfect marriage of glamor and utility!

    jeanymartin@att.net

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  152. I love your photos of one of my favorite locations and my favorite decorating style. Have you seen the movie, A Good Year, with Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard? I can't stop watching it because it is filmed in the Provence area of France and the mood is exactly what I believe you find there. Thank you for your lovely photos and directing us to French Garden House. I found things on every page that I would love to own. One of my favorite things (that wasn't sold) is the antique crystal biscuit jar. I would love to fill it with special Christmas candy or cookies. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.
    dfelix@zoominternet.net

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  153. What an absolutely beautiful post. It definitely put me in a very French state of mind. What lovely things at French Garden House. My favourite were the Antique French 19th Century linen striped towels. x Sharon

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  154. I would pick the crystal cut biscuit barrel or jar. Very much enjoy your blog. wenda, maggieandme52@yahoo.com

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  155. Hi Joni, I have bought from French Garden House before. They have o many beautiful things . It is difficult to pick one favorite, but I have fallen in love with the Louis XV gilt, hand carved ribbon banquette.
    Best...Victoria

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  156. I love the Eloquence Rousseau Bookcase Gilt and Shabby Antique White! sallie22@hotmail.com

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  157. Thanks for sharing such an amazing array of eye candy! I especially loved the Antique French Sterling Monogrammed Cuff Bracelet A!
    denisemouton@yahoo.com

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  158. Oh My Goodnes! There was so many beautiful things at the French Garden House it was a difficult decision. I think my favorite was the beautiful "Vintage Beregeres Lois XV French Style Shabby Gilt Tufted Linen Chair" but the Antique Napoleonic Arm Chairs with Original Velvet Wool ran a very close second. What a beautiful collection of things. Thanks FGH for the giveaway! ibgardning@yahoo.com

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  159. Thanks for offering this exciting contest! I love all the vintage linen towels & sheets. Also, love the garden pots & tools!
    pjcsullivan@gmail.com

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  160. Has to be the French market basket! Suzi pblapere@att.net

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  161. Gosh, there is so much to love here! I especially love the old apothecary bottles with labels and the antique Victorian Christmas Birds Sild Fringe card! I would also love to have the Louis XVI style twin bed set! Great stuff!
    Jennifer
    jsmflake@comcast.net

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  162. Thank you both for this wonderfully generous contest. I could pick a new favorite hourly, but for this hour I would say the sweet repro forget noire clock. I have been shopping for a new clock for my kitchen, and this one would be fab. I think I loved every item in the garden collection. I think I will go back and browse some more. 1chattygirl@gmail.com

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  163. Karen Lindner Antique Sterling Silver Cuff- I love it.

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  164. WOW - this is amazing! And it's SO hard to choose... I'd have to say my favorite current item is the Antique Hotel Silver Statler Logo Single Teapot - I could SO see this with a beautiful floral arrangement in the center of our dining table :-) Thank you!!! FleurDeLiciousBlog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  165. Everything was beautiful but I really loved the Vintage Hand Painted Chippendale Tole Tray Table Cabbage Roses. Thanks, Judy agardenershome@gmail.com

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  166. Wow! I could shop there forever! What a beautiful site! I love so many things, but I especially love the Antique French Black Single Stripe Grain Sack. I could do a lot with that. Thanks for the opportunity. Tracey

    alandtracey@twmi.rr.com

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  167. Well, bless your heart again for finding us a delectable source. I know I am going to spend a lot more than $250 here, but boy howdy, that would sure help! I love those Limoges hand painted hunt plates! Fingers and toes crossed! pwstaley@gmail.com

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  168. Your post was lovely....I adore the Sofia bed. cheriduzanica@gmail.com

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  169. I would love anything from this store!! It is all so beautiful! I have been looking for a coffee table for quite some time, and I finally found the one!! I am crazy about the Eloquence Medici Coffee Table! Beautiful!!!

    allison.zachry@gmail.com

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  170. The antique French covered soupier is for onion soup gratinee or leak-potato soup. A real beauty and as useful now as when it was created. Elana

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  171. I've just spent hours poring over her site...so, so, hard...but I guess ONE of my faves is the Antique French Rose Pansy Large Enamelware Covered Soup Tureen. So many things to die for!

    Beckymex@gmail.com

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  172. I love the European linen dish towels. Very elegant. Jo @ Let's Face the Music
    jamesonvaughn(at) verizon (dot) net

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  173. One favorite: the Antique 19th Century Regout White Ironstone Compote!
    So much to love! trissawohlman@msn.com

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  174. Joni,the pictures you posted are truly breathtaking-thank you! Well, I did peruse the wonderful French Garden House and I adore many things, but I was very taken with the Antique Sterling Victorian Lorgnette & Case Necklace! OMG - it is so , well, sexy! What is it about some of the Victorian jewelry pieces - very mysterious... This is a great give-a-way!

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  175. I love the oval French campaign wine table. (wcpiepgrass@comcast.net)

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  176. I loved looking at all the items in the store. It brought back lovely memories of my parents who spent many years in France during the 50's. They loved everything French-I still have some of their Limoges china. Trudi R.

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  177. The French Garden House is full of treasures! Everything is beautiful, but I finally decided that my very favorite treasure, after much contemplation, is the "Exquisite Shabby Chic Vintage French Style Seafoam Blue & Gilt Cane Settee." Love, love, love the settee and The French Garden House!!!
    klipton@ymail.com

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  178. Oh - my email is elli1017@gmail.com thanks!

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  179. My favorite is the Belgian linen ruffled duvet. Great prices on grainsacks too!

    Smith.jennifer400@gmail.con

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  180. Wow, fun post and love The French Garden House. Many things could go on my favorites list, but the one at the top is the Vintage Gilt Cane Back Louis XVI French Style Settee!!! Fabulous!! email: justgina@bellsouth.net

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  181. What a great giveaway! I love everything, so hard to narrow it down, but I'm obsessed with French market carts right now..and the FC garden cart is the bomb! Thanks for the chance to win! maschroeder@bellsouth.net

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  182. That was a FUN website!! For starters...I'd choose
    Antique French White Asiatic Pheasant Souvenir Cafe au Lait Bowl...and then..... franki fmparde@gmail.com

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  183. Hello, I really LOVE your blogg !!! ... the pictures/photographs are amazing ... it's like reading a gorgeous interior design magazine each time you blogg! I subscribe to French Garden House and love all their items. I also love everything French (of course!) For a long time I have been wanting to buy a religious figure and I like the "Vintage French Madonna Virgin Chalkware Figurine Sage". Not sure if the competition is open to Australia but I still wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for your lovely website and blogg ... it is such a beautiful inspiration to me. Thank you! Regards, Wendy (email: wainwright@warringah.org)

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  184. Hello, I really LOVE your blogg !!! ... the pictures/photographs are amazing ... it's like reading a gorgeous interior design magazine each time you blogg! I subscribe to French Garden House and love all their items. I also love everything French (of course!) For a long time I have been wanting to buy a religious figure and I like the "Vintage French Madonna Virgin Chalkware Figurine Sage". Not sure if the competition is open to Australia but I still wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for your lovely website and blogg ... it is such a beautiful inspiration to me. Thank you! Regards, Wendy (email: wainwright@warringah.org)

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  185. Love the Bird et Nest Letterpress Gift Tag Set! glynnmanning@verizon.net

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  186. So many beautiful items! If I had to choose just one item it would be the antique golden handpainted tole tray with the peacock.
    My email is linda_magro@yahoo.com

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  187. The French Garden House is lovely. I love monogrammed linen and she has a nice selection. Thank you and warm regards, Rie' jlgmoratto@att.net

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  188. There is nothing I wouldn't take from The French Garden House. I love to browse their beautiful treasures. What a wonderful giveaway. I love the pom pom chair covers. Thanks for the chance. laurie

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  189. So many beautiful things. One of my favourite items is the Vintage Louis XVI French Style Gilt Oval Armchair.

    Julia
    jultompa@gmail.com

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  190. The French word "mas," and Contest Entry.

    The lovely knives would compliment our mother-of-pearl formal placemats.

    Congrats on one of the best blogs. This entry, especially pleasing.

    You have used the word "mas" previously. I asked our Quebec native French speakers the literal translation. Google Translate offered none. I suggested an unlikely abbreviation of "maison" but they had never heard this for. Do you have a literal definition and have you noticed it in French writing? If so, I can't understand why this word isn't translated by Google, usually fairy reliable.

    Regards,

    Nicholas
    Black Fox Manor Inn
    Prince Edward Island, Canada
    BlackFoxManor@live.ca

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  191. I love the Antique French Covered Soupière with the artichoke on top. That was a hard decision to make!
    Alice
    alice.mbrown@gmail.com

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  192. Antique glazed faiance terrine. Elegant, simple, classic, lovely! Gloriaander@gmail.com

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  193. Wow! Thank you for the super-generous giveaway! I love the modern and contemporary interpretations of the French country style you chose above!

    I had the hardest time choosing, but I'm in love with their Antique Victorian Mother of Pearl Button Necklace- it's amazing!

    Thanks!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  194. I love the 19th century ironstone covered tureen! katie440@gmail.com

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  195. I love everything posted at the French Garden House. However, my favorite is Eloquence Louis Tufted Chaise Old Cream. Would love to own it.
    Ldaley3104@att.net.

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  196. Beautiful post, Joni love the antique Aynsley Trio Lavender teacup and cake plate tete a tete set
    jackfjr1@aol.com

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  197. I have a minor obsession with vintage monogrammed linens, and I was delighted with the French versions on this beautiful site. So many great finds! Thanks for introducing us to the French Garden House. afauls@verizon.net

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  198. This is a wonderful giveaway - thanks! So many wonderful things : Daguerreotype Case; ANY of the Karen Lindner Designs jewelry; Antique French Campagne Oval Pine Wine Table... Too many beautiful and interesting items to name just one. mdusznj@comcast.net

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  199. I love the old antique French bottles under the French Farmhouse Cottage section.
    The simplicity of them is what draws me to them....lovely.
    I could have spent hours pouring over all the beautiful items they have for sale.
    Also, your pictures were amazing, Joni.
    Marilyn Shannon
    marilynshannon@hotmail.com

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  200. The French Garden House has so many wonderful items, but my favorite would have to be the Grand Antique English Silver Plated Family Crest Meat Food Dome! And Joni, your photos are absolutely amazing! I would love to live in any of those stone houses in the country. So much charm and beauty.

    Karon
    boxwoods.iowa@gmail.com

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