Saturday, July 27, 2013

Creating a French Space

When I laid eyes on this simple garden settee/bench,
I knew I would be painting her white.
My patio was in need of extra seating and this settee was perfect.
I love how it wraps around on both ends.
Weather permitting, this is where I take pictures, on this table.
I wanted this space to be somewhere I could relax.
At least until the next storm rolls in.
Then I will have to grab everything,
unless I want them in the neighbors yard.
Various shades of stone and textures. 
My stone bowl - a thrift store find.
Doesn't it feel good to be in the right place at the right time?
Thrift stores are like that for me.
My French settee is from yesterday's antiquing jaunt.
More on that later.
Having a great weekend and I hope you are as well.
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A special hello to all my new followers!
So glad you stopped by and I will be visiting you soon!

19 comments:

  1. Lovely and serene spot to sit a spell and reflect.

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  2. Rhonda it turned out gorgeous!!
    I would love to come sip a nice cold drink on that patio with you. It is so serene and peaceful looking.
    Enjoy your new bench and the outdoors.
    Amy

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  3. Hi Rhonda, You've got a beautiful patio and I love the bench as well as the stone bowl. The pillow is awesome too.
    Have a happy weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  4. What a lovely space to relax. Great thrift store finds!

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  5. Rhonda you did a beautiful job in this tranquil area. I just came back from Paris and this space sent me right back there. The colors are perfect.
    Love your blog,
    DianeD
    Mansfield, MA

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  6. oh. my.goodness! Adore. Want. Love. Sigh.....

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  7. What a beautiful, tranquil space you've created! I love the seat cushion on your settee as well!

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  8. Beautiful.....especially loving that cushion:-)

    so glad you are enjoying your weekend!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  9. Very pretty....I really like the pillow and crown!!
    Daisy~

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  10. Well that looks just about perfect! I'd spend hours there for sure.........!

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  11. Hi Rhonda,
    what a wonderful find and so perfect for your pretty patio.
    Love the illow.Have a wonderful start of the week and I hope this won't go into your spam.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  12. That's right... you're heading into the rainy season in AZ. I've only heard about it but have never had the experience of being in one of those storms. Take cover, girl!! Your back patio setting is delightful. Love those boxed and tufted cushions. And the printed one? I so need one for my guest bedroom and I don't know where to find one around here. Darn! Great find at the thrift store, lucky one!!

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  13. What a beautiful space,that stone bowl is perfection.

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  14. My first visit here! What a lovely blog. Love your bench. Now following!

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  15. Hi Rhonda,
    Loving my visit here with you, I feel like saying party of two you and me, sitting at that cafe table have French lavender lemonade and French cheesecake enjoying the view from the patio chatting away about all things inspiring French.
    Love everything about this spot of cozy white French rusticness!
    Thank you dearest Rhonda for taking the time to visit my whiteness, and the chest that helped it along.

    Lots of beauty added to your days.

    Merci

    Bisous
    Xx
    Doré

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  16. It looks lovely. What a relaxing spot ...
    M x

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  17. A gorgeous spot to sit and reflect, and oh so French and chic! Love the settee.
    Patti

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Rhonda of A Little Bit French