1.02.2011

WHAT IS classic • casual • home ?


1. classic*


2. casual**


3. home***



*1.  The classic Louis Philippe Commode 
was purchased in Paris 
(the year before the euro conversion)...
circa 1814-1818 for 15,000 francs
and the antique prints were also purchased in Paris (unframed)...

for 2600 francs (four prints in total).
I negotiated 200 francs off the price :)

**2. Casual wooden chairs were purchased from 
Noir and custom upholstered.  
Green velvet lumbar pillows are from 
Crate and Barrel.

***3. The soccer ball is my son's 
and one of many items he leaves out
around our home.


Happy New Year from our home


to yours.

Mary Ann


Participating in 
Create with Joy

32 comments:

  1. The stylish blogger award was given to you from Moon Walk! Congrats! Visit my blog tomorrow to see the award! Keep up the good work. I just love your blog.

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  2. Love this post and it is a perfect definition of why you named your blog what you did. Love the soccer ball, it brings back many memories from around my own home. With three boys you can only imagine the sports equipment around my home. Love your images and they look very professional. I enjoy your blog and look forward to a new year of visits here, Kathysue

    PS Tomorrow is my Blogaversary and I am having a giveaway, come on over and join in the fun!!

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  3. Wow your home is so beautiful, I thought the images was right out of a magazine! Lucky (and talented) girl!

    xo Linda

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  4. Hey...you guys are sooo sweet! Especially considering how beautiful my friend Debbie's house is and what I lousy job I did photographing it for the "Visual Celebration" post. I am working on this!
    Mary Ann

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  5. Home doesn't seem like home with out something left in the middle of the floor. Beautiful post and images.
    Have a nice afternoon.
    Teresa

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  6. Happy 2011!!!

    Your photos are beautiful and I am having so much fun reading the posts on your blog!
    We definitely have to get together for lunch or a walk when I get back from Mexico!!

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  7. Mary Ann,
    I wouldn't feel comfortable without a mess in my home. I would like to see a home that isn't messy if they have children. My children's rooms were their domain, and now that they are grown we still make messes, haha.
    So in answer to your question; yes we have messes :).
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  8. I agree with Teresa! I really try to keep my house organized but with 2 small children is tough! :-)


    I love your post and your house! I love coming here!

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  9. Your home looks amazing .. and I love your effortless mix of classic and casual! It looks very comfy :). I too have been practicing Centsational Girl's photo tips ... so helpful!

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  10. This is such a "picture-perfect" description of your blog name and what you wanted to say...brilliant idea and lovely pictures. Have a great week, Love from London x (PS: now also a follower)

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  11. Looks the tips are paying off - your photos turned out great! They sum up classic casual home perfectly as well. (like the soccer ball, too!). Happy 2011...

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  12. I always love seeing your beautiful posts. Your style...perfection!!

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  13. I like your series, with each shot revealing more.
    Happy New Year ... how was your pajama party?

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  14. Great post. I love everything and it feels very restful!

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  15. Love it! You totally made me smile, as my house is just the same with 2 little girls, there is always a doll or a sippy cup lingering :) So lovely to meet you, xo

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  16. Fabulous home and wondrous blog! So glad I stopped by and became a follower today.

    Happy New Year to you!

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog today, which led me to yours! I'm now your newest follower. Love your style and your home!

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  18. Hello, Gorgeous Girls! ;-)

    I'm just dropping by to check on you. How are you doing today? I hope you're having a bright, sunny day! :-)

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  19. Girl! I am so glad you found me because it led me right back to you! Your blog is great!! I am fixing to lurk all around!

    I am a follower!

    Lou Cinda

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  20. Hi Mary Ann. Thanks for the comment of my blog design. Loved your bathroom(s) post, sailboat paintings. Have almost finished a masterbthrm with Home Depot Carrara mosaics and trim. Great deal, and love that they let you return the excess, unlike my other tile source. Trish

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  21. Hello Mary Ann,
    Love your blog which I found through trouvais.com Especially love your display of white dishes. Didn't see a picture of the french "commode"...am I missing something?
    Carla

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  22. Trish: so true about being able to return to Home Depot...and it mixes well with higher end tiles.

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  23. Hi Carla, the French commode is the dresser with the marble top above in the three photos. Ha! were you thinking of the other kind of "commode?"

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  24. Hello Mary Ann, I am so pleased you found my blog- since now I have the joy of finding yours! I agree with you...we do like the same and I will def be visiting here often- adding you to my blog list and now going right back to read your older posts.
    love the Louis Phillipe and yes..can relate to the soccer ball!
    have a great week
    xo Colette ~Afrique du Sud

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  25. Thank you for comment Mary Ann,
    I like to use my own photo's and it is appreciated that you have noticed that. April in Paris is FAB! I need to go either before then or in May..still working on logistics. wouldn't it be fun if we were there together..but I see us reaching for the same trouvaille at the Puces..! thank you for adding me to your blog list- xo Col ~Afrique du Sud

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  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love that vignette!

    -Rene

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  27. What a superb post. Seeing the football under the (gorgeous) chair put such a big smile on my face.
    Still, at least there's no teeth marks on your lovely French prints or biscuits stains on your beautiful chairs!!

    Seriously though, your photos are of fantastic quality. Can't wait to see more.

    Thanks so much for deciding to comment, rather than lurking! I look forward to getting to know you better.

    Sarahx

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  28. What a great visual explanation of your blog name.

    I love that you have documentation of your purchase - that is so cool. I keep all sorts of memories like that.

    Im stopping by from Create with Joy Friendship Friday.
    http://artpark78.com/blog1

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  29. You have a lovely home! I wish mine was so put together -- not likely with the kids and the pets and not enough money to buy the furniture I would love to have -- so I enjoy visiting blogs like yours to enjoy how lovely they are!

    Visiting from the Friendship Friday hop :-)

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