Blog Description

A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #37

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Change is the only constant in life.
Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher

We, Judith, Katie, and Eilis, realize the time has come to end Monday Social. 

We want to say, 

"Thank you," 

to our faithful participants each week. 

We have had a core of loyal followers from the beginning 

in this experiment of a different kind of linking party where 

links to Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram were accepted 

in addition to links to blogs. 

We appreciate you more than words alone can express. 

We have loved hosting this party. 

We have grown as bloggers, 

and our blogging friendships have grown as well.  

Isn't that what parties are all about? 
Making new friends and strengthening ties with old friends. 

Judith at Botanic Bleu  || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Botanic Bleu ||
Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Let's Add Sprinkles ||
Eilis at My Heart Lives Here  || Instagram || Pinterest || My Heart Lives Here ||


is this week's hostess and picked the features this week.


Sarah at Hyacinths For The Soul shared this flag image on Pinterest. 

Sheila shared this gorgeous blue and white plate on Instagram. 

Corner of Plaid shared this succulent tablescape
I love it. 

That is a wrap.
No link-up.

I finished my 26 year teaching career yesterday.
I'll have some thoughts about that in the coming weeks once I can process it all.
I'll also have some fun purse projects to share.
Bill and I are working on a sponsored post coming up in a month or so.
We have our cocktail ottoman fail to share.
One of my first projects this summer is a dining room redo.
I'll still be blogging so keep coming by to visit and comment.
I'll be by to visit your blogs now that I'll have more time.
Thank you for all of you that participated in Monday Social.
You are the best!


Now a few words from Judith...

All of us plan to continue blogging
and will be popping by to see what you are sharing.
Thank you for joining the party each week and
for all the kind, supportive comments on each week's party. 

If you are coming to the party at Botanic Bleu
I invite you to visit 

also for this final party. 

If you do not already follow both of them, 
I highly encourage you to follow them so you never miss their latest posts. 


Want to make sure you never miss a post from Botanic Bleu
Sign up to have my latest posts delivered directly to your email inbox. 
Super easy to sign up... just enter your email address in the upper right sidebar. 

Coming Soon...


I updated my deck/porch among the trees with a 
new potting bench area in coastal colors and give a step-by-step guide. 


The French-inspired Garden Shed is spruced up for summer. 
This post includes the very first TOUR INSIDE the Garden Shed 
other than for the French Country Christmas Sale. 

Happy Memorial Day
You may enjoy reading these special posts. 

Magnolia Summer Fun on Display

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer is coming... 

And with it comes fun in the sun or rain. This week we went to Magnolia Market in Waco to celebrate a friend's upcoming birthday and saw fabulous Magnolia displays brimming with ideas of how to have summer fun. 


Monday Social #36

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Welcome to 

Monday Social #36

French Design on Friday 18

Saturday, May 20, 2017

~ Architecture ~ 

Strolling the streets of Paris is as much of a museum visit as going to the Louvre. All of old Paris built between 1853-1927 was a grand French design with broad boulevards, new sewers, canals, parks and squares, and fountains begun with the idea of providing the working class with sanitary living quarters. 

History proves there were political reasons also, but the sweeping demolition of medieval Paris over a 54-year period gave the world 

the City of Light. 

A beautiful city in which one can get lost staring at the French architecture instead of paying attention to directions for the final destination...  

Tips to Get Hydrangeas to Bloom

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hydrangea season has arrived in the South, and with the arrival of hydrangea blooms each year comes the questions about why doesn't my hydrangea bloom. If you love hydrangeas as much as I do, you are probably very interested in TIPS for getting hydrangeas to bloom... 

and to bloom in your favorite color.