I’ve been blogging for nearly 11 years now and one of the greatest gifts to come out of that journey has been the friendships….. both readers and fellow bloggers from all over the world.
Being able to connect with like minded people who share the same passion and enthusiasm for decorating, creating homemade and DIY has been inspiring. I love how freely our community shares their ideas, tutorials, DIY and recipes…. and above all, how we support and encourage each other.
Today I’m sharing with you a beautiful doily project I’ve just made that was inspired by my friend Jamie from the blog So Much Better with Age.
I’ve been a long time fan of Jamie’s blog and have been delighted to collaborate with her on guest posts and being able to feature her in my Christmas issue of Simply Shabbilicious magazine.
I love Jamie’s casual take on French styling and her DIY projects, so it was no surprise to me when she was asked to write a project book on creating French vintage decor.
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That book is French Vintage Decor by Jamie Lundstrom and I was honoured when Jamie sent me a pre-release copy of the book.
In French Vintage Decor, Jamie’s projects use easy-to-find and recycled objects, as well as new materials, to bring her French vintage style into your life. Projects span every season and category, from sewing to painting and upholstery, including provincial antique baskets, a fantastique Trumeau mirror, a jolie gold leaf frame, boutique plaster of Paris–dipped flowers and a chic antique chair. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions with beautiful photos to help guide you, these projects can be created in just a few hours or less.
These French style projects mix effortlessly with shabby, cottage and Scandi decor too and I already have a list of projects I wish to make from this absolutely beautiful book.
Jamie has included a chapter on textile projects for the home and several using vintage crochet doilies and tablecloths…. items that I love and collect!!
The first project I’ve made from the book is the crochet pillow. I knew it would compliment my new romantic faux patchwork pillow perfectly.
Next I’m making the cheesecloth tablecloth… and the crochet throw blanket… followed by the lavender tea bags and oh my, what about the baguette bag!! There’s over 70 projects in French Vintage Decor, so enough to keep me and you busy for quite some time.
The French Vintage Decor book was officially released yesterday and is already the #1 Best Seller on Amazon.
I’m so excited for Jamie. I know that she put her blood, sweat and tears into this exciting venture!
I whole heartedly enjoyed every project presented in this book and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who would love to add a touch of French vintage DIY to their own decor.
This is the feel good part about blogging…. watching someone grow their own style and being able to live out their dreams, while inspiring others.
Well done Jamie!! You should be very proud of each and every one of those 70 projects and all the hours you put into producing this must have DIY book.
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