Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Delicious Peach Pecan Crumble Crisp Recipe

Hello, lovelies! 
Are you all enjoying this Summer?
I am! Our peach trees are exploding with peaches - we have peaches coming out of our ears! 
So what do you do with the excess peaches... bake them!
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Hello


Just a survey for today because yesterday's post was so long.

I am trying to figure out what YOU prefer for Fridays....
Five on Friday where I write about five random topics or Friday Favorites where I write more about one topic.
Thank you!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorite Picks 2017

Ok you guys... the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened on Thursday for Nordstrom cardholders! But some of us have to work so we can't make it into the store until TODAY!  

Can I get a HOO-RAY?!
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2017 #NSALE

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Use Your Holiday Greenery for All Seasons

Today I'm sharing tips about how to use your holiday greenery for all the seasons.  
You don't have to put your greenery away all year - you can easily use it in your Spring, Summer and Fall decor too!
This post is sponsored by Tree Classics, but the content and opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Choosing the Perfect China for French Country Style

In this post - choosing the perfect china pattern for your French country style
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Today is a round-up of dinner plates for your French country table!
Choosing the perfect china for your French Country Farmhouse style!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Colors of Provence - What Color to Paint the House??

In this post - what color to paint a Provence French style house??

The time to paint the exterior of our house is around the corner.... and I am trying to pick out what color to choose!! 
I've created this post as an inspiration and perhaps some of you readers may have some suggestions for me!!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cartier Bracelets - Friday Favorites

In this post - Cartier Bracelets 

Let's take a look at some pretty jewelry... the bracelets from Cartier.
FYI I am not paid to write this post (haha I wish!!) I just like them!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day!
Short and sweet post today.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Decor Favorites for July 2017

In this post - home decor favorite picks for July
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Top Row: Iced Drink Dispenser || Berries and Blossoms serving platter  (great for outdoors as it is melamine) || black and white dalmation pillow

Middle Row: Zoku Slush and Shake maker  || Beach towel || Berries and Blossoms dinner plates (also for outside)


This month I am inspired by the outdoors! Iced drink dispensers for BBQs... 
Serving platters and dinner plates made of melamine so they won't break outside! 

I also LOVE the Juliska goblet... can you believe it is plastic?? I can't!

We use a similar BBQ wok for cooking veggies on the grill.

Oh, and let's talk about the Zoku Slush and Shake maker.   It is AMAZING and makes the best root beer floats EVER. They also have a nice quick pop maker so you can make your own frozen pops and  also mini fish pops that I am sure your kids would love!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Favorites - Linen Pants

In this post - linen pant outfit ideas
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I LOVE linen pants.
They are great for Summer - especially if you are running errands and are constantly going back and forth between the cold air conditioning of stores and into the heat!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday Favorite Things

Hey everybody!
I am having to take a Summer hiatus from hosting Thursday Favorite Things.  We've got too many things going on this Summer with our house build and Summer trips.  

The party still continues at Katherine's Corner, so if you would like to link up please head on over and visit Katherine's Corner.

I should be resuming hosting this Fall. 

Also, I have to put a hiatus on Sip and Shop Saturdays due to also being too busy.  

I'll still post on my usual Sun, Tues, Friday posting schedule.

If you are wanting more from Peonies and Orange Blossoms, check out my social media pages...

I LOVE Pinterest
 Instagram is my personal favorite place to browse pretty pictures.
Facebook - my intent is to bring daily content here and I started updating it this week!
Google plus - a search engine favorite, so I will also be working on sharing on here too!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

18th Century Decor Style at the Louvre Museum

In this Post - 18th century decorative arts at the Louvre Museum 

When we were in Paris at the Louvre a few years ago, we stumbled upon a newly reopened section in the 18th century decorative arts.

We were absolutely delighted to find original antiques from King Louis XIV-XVI and Marie Antoinette! 
Below is furniture from the aunts of King Louis XVI from the Chateau de Bellevue

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Setting a French Country Table with Peonies and Sweet Peas

In this post - Setting a French Country Table with Peonies and Sweet Peas
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Peonies are my favorite flower, as you all know! I named my blog after them! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites- Christian Dior Spring Haute Couture Details 2017

In this post - details from the Christian Dior Spring haute couture 2017 show
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Fun - Thursday Favorite Things

In this post - features from Thursday Favorite Things, a weekly link party starring YOU, our bloggers!

I enjoy the posts you all link up every week!  I think you all must be busy traveling, as we have a few less posts than usual!  Well, I was traveling too!  We went to the Redwoods this weekend and it was so peaceful and pretty! 

Catherine at Hill View Embroidery shared this beautiful Jacobean Crewelwork that she made an official assessment... I think it is so beautiful! I don't know much about how to make the crewelwork but I love the antique ones!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Which would you choose?? Polished Nickel or Unpolished Brass Hardware?

In this post - looking at polished nickel and unpolished brass hardware
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

House Updates for June

In this post - house updates for June!
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cabinets in chantilly lace

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sip

Sip on this honey-sweetened limeade with strawberries! yum! Get the recipe at Foolproof Living here
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Favorites - Trellised Vines and Espaliered Trees

In this post - Trellised Vines and Espaliered Trees
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Patriotic Decor and Recipes - TFT Features

In this post - Patriotic decor and recipes for the Fourth of July!
patriotic decor and recipe ideas for Independence day

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Chinoiserie Wallpaper for Less

In this Post- Get the De Gournay and Gracie Wallpaper Look for Less!
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I love De Gournay and Gracie wallpaper - what's not to like about it?
design by Karol Banhart
What I don't love is the price.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Farmhouse Patriotic Table Setting

In this post - a Farmhouse Patriotic Table Setting for Fourth of July and Independence Day Decorations
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sip

Sip on this lavender-honey iced latte! Doesn't it look nice and refreshing? Get the recipe at Offbeat and Inspired.
from Offbeat and Inspired

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Favorites - Chanel Resort 2018

In this Post - Chanel Resort 2018 - The Modernity of Antiquity 
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vintage Farmhouse Decor Style Ideas- TFT

This week is about vintage farmhouse style!  Here are some great decor ideas - all from Thursday Favorite Things that you all share with us every week!

Add primitive style to your home on a budget by Junque Cottage. Great ideas! 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Gorgeous Display of Flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show

In this Post - Gorgeous Flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show
source- Vogue

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A French Country Spring Vignette

In this post - a Spring Vignette
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Don't you love fresh flowers?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturday

Sip

Sip on this Italian Bramble - made of blackberries, juniper, lemon and rosemary. Sounds interesting. Get the recipe here.
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday Favorites - Cerused Kitchens

Friday Favorites - Cerused/Limed Oak Kitchen Cabinets
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I love the look of cerused oak, don't you?  
source

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June Home Decor Favorites

In this post - Home Decor ideas for June - prepping for Summer and Independence Day!
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Fourth of July/Memorial Day/ Independence Day Decorations and Decor Ideas

Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to Boost Your Blog Traffic Using Tailwind and Pinterest

In this post - How to Boost your Blot Traffic Using Tailwind and Pinterest
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How to Increase your blog traffic using Tailwind and Pinterest

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sit down, have a seat, grab a sip of your drink and let's shop!
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Sip
Fresh lemonade recipe... perfect for Memorial Day Weekend my friends!
via a Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites - The Straw Handbag


In this post - the straw handbag fashion trend for Summer
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The straw handbag seems to be having a moment right now and I am ALL for it!
Elle

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Freshen Up Your Decor With These Ideas! - TFT Features

In this Post - Freshen up your home decor with these wonderful ideas!

Sheila at Maison de Cinq shares some tips on How To Freshen Up Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An English Society Wedding - Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

In this post - the wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

How to Pick Out Tile Floors

In this post: picking out tile floors for the house
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We've been busy picking out tile floors for our house! 
I'm going to go through what we are picking in our house and then I have a few tips at the end of the post for you!

Below is one of my favorite kitchens and is in an inspiration!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Grab a drink, have a seat, and enjoy some Saturday shopping!
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Sip

Sip on this blackberry and sage flavored water. Get the recipe here.
source- Evermine

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites - Chintz and Rose Decor

In this post - Chintz Decor 
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This week as I said it is rose week! The roses have been in full bloom all week and it has me looking at rose decor!
House and Garden

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Healthy Eating Recipe Ideas - TFT

In this Post - Healthy Eating Ideas from Thursday Favorite Things blog hop and link party!
Edit again - link party is now added! Link away!!

This week I'm looking at healthy eating... I find I eat healthier in the Spring/Summer/Fall... basically when everything is fresh and in season.

Erin from Delightful E made share this delicious looking kiwi strawberry smoothie!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Spring Garden Tour of David Austin Roses

In this post - a Spring Garden Tour with David Austin Roses and Peonies
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The roses are in full bloom here this week.  
I thought you all might enjoy a little garden tour!
bright pink rose - Heathcliff, behind is Mary Rose

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Romantic English Garden Rose Table

In This Post - A Romantic English Garden Table with a Homegrown Garden Rose Centerpiece
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It is definitely rose week here in California! The roses are in full bloom.  
When you drive up the driveway the scent of roses wafts through the air in my garden.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Favorites - Toile de Nantes

In this post - Toile de Nantes by Pierre Frey

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I have been thinking about wallpapering a few rooms in my house and I cannot get the Toile de Nantes by Pierre Frey out of my head! 
John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beautiful Tables and Travel Destinations -TFT

In this post - beautiful table setting ideas and travel destinations

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A French Strawberry Cake - Fraisier Recipe

In this post: a Fraisier recipe which is a French strawberry cake
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I made a Fraisier once again this year!  The Fraisier is my favorite French dessert... what's not to love about a strawberry cake?

Sunday, May 7, 2017

French Country Spring House Tour 2017

In this post - French country Spring decor ideas
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Well, it seems it is halfway through Spring and I am just now posting my Spring home tour! 
Above a Louis chair covered in blue velvet with beautiful orange ranunculus! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Vintage Ring Boxes, Maui Trip, MET Gala, Paint and more!

I'm BACK with Five on Friday this week and am super excited!

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Vintage Ring Boxes

Recently found the maker of these beautiful vintage inspired velvet ring boxes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Recipes and Party Decor Ideas

In this post - 9 Cinco De Mayo party recipes and decor ideas!
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Cinco de Mayo is this Friday and I've rounded up some recipes and decor for you!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Home Decor Favorites

In this post - blue and white home decor picks for May
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Antique Porcelain Flowers

In this post: Antique Porcelain Flowers from Vincennes/Sevres and Meissen
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April showers bring May (porcelain) flowers!