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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French Design on Friday #1

Friday, January 13, 2017

F R E N C H   D E S I G N 
on Friday

~ textiles ~


script-fabric-from-paris

Look carefully at the words on this script fabric found in Marche Saint Pierre last fall while visiting Paris. 

Shepherd... sellers... of the late Mr. O. Hamu... 



English

Could it be French homemakers are as taken with English as we Americans are taken with French? 

Not going to Paris? Try shopping online. Marche Saint Pierre, a well-known Paris fabric store in the Montmartre area, has an online store, and describes itself as one of the largest fabric stores in the world. 




red-french-script-fabric-pillow

French script textiles have been popular for several years as a way to add French style to home decor.

Christmas, Valentine's, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and back-to-school all come to mind in just minutes for when to use a red French script pillow found here at home. 

How do you use French script in your home?


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F R E N C H   D E S I G N 
on Friday 

Come back each Friday in 2017 for another post in a design series that shows 1] a photo taken in France that illustrates French design and 2] how that design translates into our homes. 

How do we know what IS French design? When selecting furnishings, lighting, and accessories, how do we decide what to use? Botanic Bleu will be providing examples straight from France through photos taken by me. Together we will study the photos. 

For those wishing to have an authentic touch of French style, visit Botanic Bleu to go to the source through snapshots of French architecture, houses, textiles, metal work, food, woodwork, landscapes... and discover inspiration for creating 

a French-inspired garden and home. 



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For French Country Design from others, see Botanic Bleu's Pinterest board, French Country Design, and a group Pinterest board to which Botanic Bleu contributes, French Country Decor Ideas

For more French style straight from the source, click on the French Inspiration links in the sidebar to read sites devoted to French joie de vivre

Please join me at these inspiring places for more joy of living. 

SUNDAY
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic and Refined

MONDAY

TUESDAY

8 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the beautiful script! Makes me want to sit down with a pen and try to write in fancy script. And it's funny you should ask...a couple of days ago, I saw a beautiful red toile runner at the old thrift store but I didn't buy it. Yesterday...I went back and got it! heehee! Not sure what I'll do with it but I knew I better get it and figure that out later. Hugs!

Art and Sand said...

I don't use French script in my house, but I think that needs to change.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Lois Arnold said...

Beautiful fabric! Alas, though I have several items in toile, the only French script I have is on a burlap ribbon wrapped around a bank that I use to keep my stash. I do have several more yards of the wide ribbon and need to think of some other uses - perhaps some needs to go around some pillar candles. I just remembered that I do have some Christmas items that have Joyeux Noel printed on them, just no real script! Thank you for sharing your source!

Jaybird said...

I'm not too much into French...I love yours, but I am just too lazy :^)
I will have to say the most beautiful "French" thing I have ever seen, were the feathers that you made. I have wished for some of those, but otherwise I am just an old, traditional American gal.
Hope 2017 treats you the BEST and all your wishes come true!
Blessings,
J

Jaybird said...

I'm not too much into French...I love yours, but I am just too lazy :^)
I will have to say the most beautiful "French" thing I have ever seen, were the feathers that you made. I have wished for some of those, but otherwise I am just an old, traditional American gal.
Hope 2017 treats you the BEST and all your wishes come true!
Blessings,
J

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

This sounds like a lovely series every Friday. I look forward to reading what you have to write!

The French Hutch said...

Judith, what a great series and i look forward to seeing your French inspiration here on Fridays. I love French script and find it so interesting you found script with English in France. I have shopped the fabric shops in Montmartre, I bought pillows and placemats. I passed up a bargain on French script bed linens this Christmas and i regret not getting those.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend..........

Katie Mansfield said...

What a fabulous idea for a series. I cannot wait to learn more. I leave for France in 8 months. I'm so excited.