Blog Philosophies

Parisienne Farmgirl
Philosophies is a much more chic word than ‘opinions’, don’t you agree? My ‘philosophies’ have been with me for so long. Raised in a home where we went to antique shops after church on Sundays. Raised on Princess Diana and spectator pumps and summers on my Grandparents’ farm, it is not too difficult to see how I could become rather set in my ways. I have to imagine that’s rather refreshing in a world that is constantly bending to the latest rage; I’ll simply be over here in my garden, with my red lips-ripping out some perfectly good part of my home so I can replace it with something old-drooling over a new gorgeous pair of shoes whilst cleaning the garden dirt out from under my fingernails. That’s pretty much a snapshot. Beautiful Old World design. Keeping it feminine. Loving motherhood and constantly growing something. Select the Philosophy of your choice and for a collection of articles on Design, Gardening, Femininity, and Motherhood.
How to Identify a Maker’s Mark and Their History |EASTER TABLE IDEAS

How to Identify a Maker’s Mark and Their History |EASTER TABLE IDEAS

What is it about dishes? That need to know how to identify a maker's mark, that need to have MORE...Some of us have it. The addiction. You've heard us say it in our own personal confession: "I need new dishes like I need a hole in the head." Well, I'm here to tell you...

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We’ve Started the Monet Tile Install! | Monet’s Kitchen Tile

We’ve Started the Monet Tile Install! | Monet’s Kitchen Tile

Seems like all my good ideas are rather labor-intensive. I get it though. When we first walked up to this house, and I saw it perched on a little hill with its imposing three stories... I knew it. When we first walked into this house, and I saw those thick walls on...

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Taking Care of Myself During Remodeling | From Chaos to Cuisine Part 7 | FRENCH FARMHOUSE

Taking Care of Myself During Remodeling | From Chaos to Cuisine Part 7 | FRENCH FARMHOUSE

Forward, backward, inward, outward, bottom to the top, makes no difference where you are, as long as you don't stop. Thinking of this scene from Alice in Wonderland (a personal favorite) I've decided I'm both the Dodo (for obvious reasons) and one of the many...

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So You Think You Wanna Lay Terra Cotta Flooring | Gird Your Loins

So You Think You Wanna Lay Terra Cotta Flooring | Gird Your Loins

Engine, engine Number 9,Going down the Chicago Line,See it sparkle, see it shine,Engine, engine Number 9.If the train should jump the tracks,Will I get my money back?Yes, no, maybe so... Forward motion is everything. I mean, it is right? It's not just a Type-A...

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