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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

White Rabbit Botanical Centerpiece

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Mr. White Rabbit sitting amongst an ivy botanical setting in a pedestal urn is an eye-catching centerpiece for a French Country kitchen island. 


Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
Large spaces look good with large arrangements, which in turn, call for large containers and large decorative items. It is all about scale. The larger a surface area, the larger a centerpiece can be without overwhelming the space. 

Usher in Spring | White Bunny Arrangement

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


An arrangement of a white marble bunny, artificial white and green flowers, and a white-washed round basket provides just the needed touch to usher in a new Spring. 

Spring officially arrives in a only a few days, and we are ready! 


Usher in spring with white bunny arrangement
The pine chest at the end of the fireplace is my favorite place to add seasonal touches throughout the year. With a handful of objects a new Spring is welcomed this year . . .  in a delightful way. 

Green Signs of Spring | French Country Spirit

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


A soup tureen filled with beautiful blooming blue muscari, green moss, and a green bird's egg on my breakfast table is a sure sign Spring is on its way. 



Spring does not arrive until mid-March, and Winter is hanging on with temperatures into the low 20s this first week of March in north Texas, but cheery blooming grape hyacinths are yearly reminders Winter will end and Spring is just around the corner. 

French Lavender in Winter

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Short & Sweet 

joie de vivre


French lavender blooming in winter is not expected in north Texas, and was a pleasant surprise that brought a little French joie de vivre (exuberant enjoyment of life) throughout January and midway through February. 



French Lavender Blooms in Winter
I am not sure exactly when the French lavender plant in a pot on the back porch started blooming this winter. I was quite ill and did not go outside over Christmas and several days into January. 

Winter Blue and White Bathroom

Friday, February 15, 2019


Decorating a blue and white bathroom for winter has its challenges, but deer and wreath decor works beyond the Christmas holiday as winter decor also.  



Winter blue and white bathroom wreath decor in the window and on the towel
Wreaths are good decor any time of the year. As you step into my blue and white master bathroom from the bedroom you can spot four wreaths, and two of them stay out all year round. 

There is a fifth wreath on the wood panel sconce not visible from this angle, which makes three wreaths that are part of the bathroom's daily decor.