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07 February, 2010

Some Frenchy Fluffing...or...Roosters, Grapes and Toile

bk rooster We have been doing some frenchifying…a little frenchy fluffinghere at the Plate Addict household, soooo… our co-host Baby Kitty would like to take you on a little tour…starting in the living room. Of course, you must realize that roosters are one of the must-haves for any frenchification, and so we have added this roostery Provencal tray to the coffee table. It has become the home for all of our many remotes. Notice the little check pattern which is repeated…


rooster …in our roostery lamp! Now you must know that if I own it, it must have been a bargain, and such was the case with these two finds…a total of $16 for the two of them! That’s my collection of French cookie tins in the basket, which I will show you one day. Now…on to the dining room!


IMG_4394 Baby Kitty and I are big fans of grapes…another requirement for any frenchification. You might remember my mom’s Red Cliff ironstone soup tureen and the wonderful candleholder (a steal at $7.00) that I found to match it while treasure hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest. Well, that was almost exactly one year ago, and I have been hunting for more of it ever since with no luck until…


page …Linda and I stumbled across this Red Cliff ironstone tea pot last weekend!! Wooo hooo!! I squealed when I saw it, then tried to feign indifference…but it was too late. However, the dealer still gave me a discount. Maybe she was glad to see it go home with someone who appreciated it. I paid a little more than I normally like to (about $35), but considering that I hadn’t seen any of it at all in the last year, I was still happy. Note to self…stop squealing when you find something you love. lol


IMG_0491 We continue the tour in the guest bedroom, where we are joined by our co-hostess, Kitty, who would like to show you the third element of our frenchificationtoile. She insisted on hosting this portion of our tour because she matches the decor! lol You may remember that when you last saw this room, we were still in a quandary as to how to complete our bedscape ...a wonderful new word from Karen at Nittany Inspirations.


IMG_0650 Well…here it is! I added a wicker headboard that I painted black and some…plates. What else? These are the lace doily plates that I found at Pier 1 a while back. Might as well put them to good use! And something else very special has been added. Do you see it?


IMG_0627 It’s this wonderful frenchy throw pillow…a gift from my sweet friend Pat! It is the creation of Jennifer Rizzo at Sanctuary Arts. Isn’t it just gorgeous? The bedscape needed one more little something and I couldn’t figure out what it was…and this is it! Can you read it? Do you know what it says? It says…bonne nuit

IMG_0497good night! And it seems to be working! lol So there you have it…our frenchy fluffing with roosters, grapes and toile! Thanks for going on the tour with us!
And thanks so much for stopping by! Please head on over to Mary’s at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants. You will be treated to some wonderful photos from some very talented people!
met mon Next, be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along!

Then, on Tuesday, join Karen at Nittany Inspirations for the newest party in Blogland…Bedscapes and Beyond in which we show off our linens and all that makes a bedroom beautiful! See you next time! A la prochaine!

80 comments:

  1. The bedroom is beautiful and I especially love the coordinating kitty who reads French!

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  2. beautiful photos...great job...

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  3. Deb, I just love your posts. They are so humorous!! I adore all your frenchifying. Your home is just lovely. You sure have the knack for finding the bargains!...Kim

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  4. Hi Debbie! Oh, everything is so pretty! I love your Frenchy fluffing. You're so good. Your home is so pretty and I love it when you show it to us.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Oh how pretty all your fluffing looks! Enjoy your nesting with "the staff".

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  6. Thank you Baby Kitty and Kitty for the tour! What adorable hosts. How pretty your Frenchfication looks.

    That's such a beautiful candleholder and the new Ironstone teapot is gorgeous! The bed is lovely as well!

    Manuela

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  7. Debbie,
    Une belle maison! Your home is lovely and filled with so many pretty details. The black and white toile looks wonderful against that shade of green!
    Cathy

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  8. Debbie, I love the final bedroom transformation. The plates are the perfect thing over the headboard, and that pillow from our sweet Pat is perfection! I'm so happy that you found that coffee pot. I do the same thing, Chris is always elbowing me and giving me the "eye" when I spot something! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kat

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  9. I am so glad you liked the pillow!!! Pat is a sweetie! I will give her a big hug for you! Everything looks great!

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  10. Love the black headboard! What a difference that makes in the room. Great job on that guest room and your staff did a wonderful job helping you host the tour!

    Linda @ A La Carte

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  11. what a beautiful bedroom Debbie and all your other finds are gorgeous.

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  12. What a wonderful tour. How lucky for you to have such an exceptional staff.

    That tea/coffee pot is exceptional. Such a find!

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. Debbie,

    How lovely. The illustrations in the sidebar are exquisite. Love the new look.

    Carol so very far behind!

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  14. Hi Debbie, happy Sunday morning to you! I looked for that word, frenchification, in the dictionary but I couldn't find it! But whatever, the end result is some beautiful French decor. I am a collector of teapots so I HEART that beautiful teapot you found.

    I LOVE the new look of the blog, the header and the buttons. So pretty.

    Enjoyed seeing Baby Kitty and Kitty. My kitty wants to say bonjour to your little darlings!

    Sadie, Kitty and I send you a warm hug! Bonnie

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  15. Love everything you've done, Debbie! It all looks adorable! And I think the real kitties are the perfect touch! You knew I'd say that, though, didn't you??? Sending all of you warm hugs...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  16. P.S. I'm impressed with all of your finds, too!

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  17. Debbie, you know how I "love" toile. Your toile bedding is beautiful. Have you ever said where you found yours? It's always a pleasure to see one of your kitties participating in one of your posts... hugs ~lynne~

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  18. G'morn ~
    Everything is luscious. Love the kitty cat accent ... chuckle!

    If you haven't read about our gathering of bloggy ladies in April, please go to these places to do so. Hope you live within the arena, to join us.

    Feb 7th ~
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    Happy Valentine's ~
    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  19. I have only recently found your site and am enjoying it throughly. You have a truly beautiful home, and I just love the staff!

    Rose H (UK)

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  20. Debbie, I love your kitties! The soup tureen is beautiful...how lucky to find a candle holder and coffee pot in the same pattern. I have the large oval tray to match your new hexagonal one. Your guest room is stunning...but the dining room is my favorite...something about yellow and blue, I just cozy up to.
    Have a great week!

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  21. I love all your pretty things, especially those rooster lamps, what a bargain! By the way your new header is great!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  22. Love all your French-y touches! I would be squealing too if I saw that Red Cliff ironstone teapot - not because I have any but because it is gorgeous! Your red rooster lamp is perfect - so unique! Kitty DOES coordinate well with your guest bedroom! Love the colour scheme you have there and your new pillow is wonderful! I am SO HAPPY to learn of the word "bedscape" and that there is a meme for it! I'm off to check out Nittany Inspirations! What a great idea!

    DD

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  23. Oh my word, Debbie, I just love your tray and your lampshade. They are both just wonderful. You know how I love some roosters. I don't remember the candlestick, but it is just soooo pretty and your teapot is fabulous. I think your bedroom turned out just wonderful. I love the tray table and all of your beautiful linens. Such wonderful finds and soooooooo pretty. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  24. Good Morning my friend..Girl let me first say I love the new hat you have on your blog it's so frencky and you...Thank the "Staff" for the house tour too funny girl..Love that toile bedroom and that toile table runner...Loved seeing it all...Now what day for Austin to appear girl...is it this week?? I pray Page is well my friend...May you have a GREAT Stupid Bowl day girl...Hugs and smiles love ya sis...Gl♥ria

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  25. Love your bedroom ..Feels like I've opened a french magazine!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  26. I love your bedscape, in fact the whole room is gorgeous.
    Thanks for the intro to another great sounding meme.
    Happy MM.
    ~Maggie~

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  27. Hi Debbie,
    You are such a good bargain shopper, my friend! I just love your rooster finds and the tureen on that table is stunning! I think paying $35 for that teapot was worth it, a girl has to spulrge once in awhile too! Your bedroom looks so nice, love the toile and the black wicker headboard too! Baby Kitty is such a good little ham isn't she! Hugs, Cindy

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  28. I love your new header, Debbie. Very Frenchalicious!!

    Your lamps and new ironstone pitcher are gorgeous. I am quite a squealer myself and have many a time been muffled by my husband's large hand!! And I love the candle holder. Much luck finding another.

    I love your guest bedroom and as a fellow pillow lover, must check out that website!! Your co~hostess looks very comfy in there, does she believe she is THE guest?

    xoxo
    Janie

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  29. I adore your kitty posts... keep them coming!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  30. Hello Debbie,
    I LOVE your French touches! Wonderful tea pot. Love all the toile and the kitties too. Gorgeous post; thank you and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  31. Debbie, You have the best tour hosts in blogland! :-) Great pitcher...awesome deal at $35! I love your frenchy bedroom...complete with a coordinating kitty. ;-) Bedscapes...great word...love it!

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  32. Isn't it wonderful how toile goes everywhere? LOL and looks divine with all types of mesmerizing felines:)


    Great interplay of fabrics Ms Debbie...FRENCHifying never looked so manifique!

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  33. Debbie, I love the new additions that you used to further frenchify your beautiful home! Well done, girl! Your toile bedroom is still stunning - just love it! Linda

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  34. Deb, I have a great big grin on my face!! I love the new look of your blog. All the Frenchifying looks marvelous. The stoneware with the grapes is so DEB. Your guest room looks wonderful with the addition of the headboard and plates, what a perfect touch and baby kitty looks so cozy. He would look good in my house also,too bad I am allergic. Lovely post, just loved it,kathysue

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  35. Your Red Cliff Ironstone pieces almost stopped my heart! :) Beautiful!!! ~Rhonda

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  36. Your new banner and look is charming.
    Oh! So much fun to take the Frenchy tour. Happy FOR you and WITH you about the Red Cliff tea pot. Must be gratifying every time you look at it.
    There is just nothing like finding an addition to a collection.
    Also: one cannot have too many plates!

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  37. I love the bedding. I don't know how you get the kittys to pose, it doesn't work with a beagle. So now we have bedscapes...oh my! I'm just getting used to tablescapes!

    Sue

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  38. Love all the beautiful photos....thanks for sharing your decorating with us......really enjoyed looking at the pictures. I too am a cat person.......especially love your kittys! Have a great weekend!

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  39. I love your house! I have a big piece of that exact same curtain blue toile fabric that I use as table covering. Your cats are just so adorable!!

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  40. Debbie, what fun to see all your new finds. I think the Red Cliff ironstone was meant to be in your home. I'll keep my eyes open for this pattern. Love the way the guest room turned out. I really like that wicker headboard. I'd love to put together a black and white room sometime.
    Love the new header and the other French illustrations on your page. Where are these from? Is this a children's book? They are totally charming!
    Held our sweet Annabelle this afternoon. She is growing a changing. So sweet! Not long now for your new one to arrive.
    All the best . . . Sarah

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  41. Beautiful room! I love the toile, especially the pillows with the white on the black background. Your kitties are pretty photogenic, too. Sally

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  42. Goodness ! Your kitties are such dearies for showing us your loot !
    Loved all but, really love that black and white bedroom - so pretty !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  43. Everything is so beautiful! Including your kitties!
    *hugs*deb

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  44. I'd have squealed, too, gorgeous find! and all your things are just beautiful! Gorgeous treasures!

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  45. Gorgeous frenchification! Your staff sure knows how to give a tour! My kitty is so camera shy!

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  46. The teapot is squeal worthy. Love the bedroom...You and I have the same black & white sheets and very similar comforters!

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  47. What a great teapot. Love the bedding... and kitties.

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  48. Debbie... I just love what you've done in the bedroom! and your pitcher is just beautiful...

    have a wonderful Frenchy week!
    Dixie

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  49. Loving all the toile you are showing! Beautiful!!

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  50. I tall looks so wonderful!!! Love it!
    Shaorn

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  51. I am so glad you found what you were searching for...and treated yourself..good for you! Enjoy it...

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  52. Debbie, everything (including your new blog look) is beautiful! I love all of your Frenchifying. I need you to come Frenchify my house! Of course, your hosts are beautiful as always - such a bright-eyed, fluffy staff. The black headboard, the plates, and the pillow are perfection in the guest room. Now I know where I can stay when I come visit to go to the GW Store! Kitty can even stay with me (heck, she matches the room so well, I won't even know she's there). I love your new header, and the little score of music, and the welcome picture on your blog. laurie

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  53. Ok how did you know I have been lookin for a rooster lamp just like that and your guest room is exactly what I have imagined I would redo mine to look like. I have a white wicker headboard that I want to spray black and use toile, just like you have already done. Can I just trade rooms with you please.
    I love the way kitty coordinates with you room. I don't want a gray room to match my kitty, although I do love him, he is handsome in his own way.

    Kathy b

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  54. The bedroom looks wonderful and I loved the "squeal" story. I do that too, unfortunately. I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to good deals.
    Love your kitties too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  55. Your roosters and toile are beautiful Debbie!

    The kitties are really beyond gorgeous too! They are little kitty models. :)

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  56. Oh la la! Everything is so beautifully frenchified, Debbie! LOL @ stop squelling out loud!

    The Red Cliff ironstone @ $35.00 is a great price...I've not seen one (in mint or near mint) for under $70.00. Your turneen is fabulous too!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  57. Beautiful tour of your home and I adore that toile and check bedding. Just gorgeous.

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  58. Well, everything is absolutely lovely, but I think I would have "plotzed" (as my lovely Jewish daughter-in-law says) if I came across that ironstone! I still think you got a great deal. Fabulous!
    xoxo Pattie

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  59. Please tell Kitty that we enjoyed the tour of her lovely bedroom...so nice of her to share!!!

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  60. Love the gorgeous bedroom, you do have the talent for decorating. thanks to Kitty for the tour.

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  61. Toile is such a versatile element - you've integrated it beautifully into the whole scheme of things!

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  62. Hey, I'll trade ya- my house for yours- whadaya say?

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  63. Beautiful and coordinating kitties!

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  64. You have some of my favorite things toile, white, black and apple green is one of the best color combinations.

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  65. Thanks so very much for joining. The black and white toile is so very pretty. Kitty blends in as well.

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  66. I love your frenchifications, Debbie! How lucky for you to find another red cliff. They are very rare. I am with my daughter now and we are just waiting patiently for the baby. Anytime now! You must be getting excited too!...Christine

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  67. Now I know where to go when I want to have a relaxing sleep and I had to laugh because it looks like your cats love the camera too:)
    Joyce

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  68. Love the idea of painting the backboard black like that. Love all the items you purchased as bargains. And your cats are so pretty. Sandie

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  69. What a fun post!!! I love your decor and your kitty helpers! BTW, Kramer thinks your kitties are cute:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  70. I always love stopping in to see your pretty blog & those beautiful kitties!

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  71. Love it all! I have a chair with the same pattern as your table runner...and I have your green bedroom wall in one of our guest rooms. Been wanting to change it, but that green wall - now I see, B&W toile looks great! I'm adoring that teapot - I would have squealed too!

    It's all wonderful!

    Deborah in NC

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  72. Hi Debbie! Tina had her baby boy early this monring. Big boy for tiny Tina. We are all so excited! I will post some pics tonight after I get back from the hospital....Christine

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  73. Debbie, you won't believe what happened with my wreath. Have I got a story for you. LOL!

    Loving your bedroom just as much this go around.

    Love to you and the kitty babies...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  74. i cant decide whats cuter, your room or the kitties!!!
    kate

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  75. Debbie! I love the vintage French art you're using now. Wow! The header and all your sidebar labels look just wonderful. They are so you. There is something about soft vintage art that just melts my heart.

    Of course I'm loving all your frenchifying too, but your new blog look really swept me away!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  76. Just noticed as I was leaving you have the same typestyle I use on my Header too. You know I love that!
    Dawn

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  77. Hello Debbie!
    Your finds are gorgeous!(comme toujours;) ).
    J'adore la soupière;et quelle jolie chambre!
    Et vous êtes toujours bien accompagnée(your staff is so cute).

    A bientôt!
    Lisa

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  78. Debbie, Your Frenchification turned out oh so well! Love the tureen and candlestick, and of course, the rooster lamp! As for the bedroom, I love the headboard in black and the plates accenting the toile bedding. Love Kitty giving the tour, too. Glad to be back visiting, now that I have a little more time. Mr.S is doing better and I'm not playing nurse as often. :-) Hope all is well with you. Enjoy that baby when he comes! hugs, Sue

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  79. Debbie, love the frenchifying (hope I spelled it right!) Merci to Baby Kitty & Kitty! Love your black headboard and the black toile/stripe bedding. I tossing around black or sage toile for my master bedroom. I thought I would have to go with sage since the walls are green...now I see the black toile with your green walls and love it!

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  80. Your blog is very appealing visually. Love the photos you've taken and what a sweet kitty...Congratulations on your new grandbaby. Give him lots of hugs from blog-land.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie