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La Maison des Fleurs et des Curiosités Naturelles

Bienvenue! I've been playing a bit around the house.  I love creating vignettes with flowers, plants, natural curiosities and antique French boxes. I am really lucky that my husband humors my passion for flowers by accepting the fact that he lives in a very feminine home.  I let him design and decorate his office/music room (aka man cave) in his own style.  It is modern and dark, quite a juxtaposition from the rest of the house!  The dog loves that room!  That is not a commentary on my part! ;) My love for French boxes began with this wonderful photo...


In a Springtime State of Mind

    Here it is January and all I have to say is, "Thank God Christmas is over!".        Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas.  The house is decorated in silver, gold and vintage Christmas ball colors with touches of natural elements.  My three daughters come home where we all spoil each other and relish every moment of "being home".       The truth is, I am a Spring/Summer kind of girl.  My home celebrates those seasons year round.  So, while it is fun to have all the Christmas decorations up, I am always very antsy...


DIY Farm House Fall Centerpiece

I love to hunt and gather for my Thanksgiving centerpiece.  We have always had the tradition of finding what nature has to offer us for our table decor.  Sticks, berries, colorful leaves and moss.    It's amazing what you can find in your own backyard (or even the neighbors!). This year I decided to use my Rustic Chicken Wire Trellis Planter as my jumping off point. First I gathered birch branches and berries from my Heavenly Bamboo bush.  I love how the berries are such a warm red orange color. I had some mini pumpkins in a basket and decided...


Jean Luc Is A Popular Guy!

Now, who could resist such a handsome fellow? Not me, and not many of you as well! The sad news is that Jean Luc is out of stock right now, but the good news is that he will be back. Please e-mail us if you would like to be put on a wait list for this popular cochon!   In the mean time, I hope you all have a lovely weekend planned.  I hope it is filled with good friends, good wine and good food!   Well, it is Happy Hour here now, not to mention that it is also...


A Flowering Herb Arrangement or A Little Piece of Provence, DYI Style!

  Today my inspiration came from my last pinch of Herbs de Provence for my scrambled eggs.  I love French herb crocks, as a matter of fact, I love all things French!  They always pay note to every detail, every aesthetic, every nuance.  You would never hide this herb container in a cupboard or drawer!       It only took me a moment to decide that I needed to make a petit floral arrangement in this wonderful crock.  I wanted something natural, something casual to keep with the theme of Provence. I hurried out to the garden and discovered...