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21 August, 2011

Charles Faudree...and Me...Together Again!

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Charles FaudreeWhen I came home this afternoon, I was beside myself with excitement because my main man was waiting for me on the front porch! He's back! lol Yes…my favorite designer has released a new book…Details by Charles Faudree…and I got my copy today! I was so excited to have a peek inside to see if his wonderful Country French style had changed…if it had been affected by the campagne chic or the minimalist crowds. And no…not one tiny bit! He style is still elegant, but comfortable, with lots of warm colors, beautiful antiques and layers and layers of wonderful...well...details! He is still my main man…the one I go to when I have a decor question or need to make a change in my home!

cfdetails This book is different from the others in that he doesn't concentrate on the rooms, but rather the details that, as he says “may seem like a small subject, but these finishing accessories are by far the most important part of decorating. People’s lives are expressed by little details. They give a room its soul.” I love this approach, since I often go to his books for just that purpose...to see what to put on my coffee table or mantel, for example. He focuses on several areas, including tablescapes…(I am lusting after that bouillotte lamp!)

cfdetails2 …and wall decorations…including pages and pages of plates on the wall. (You know I love that…and those buttery yellow walls!)

cfdetails1 …including a hutch chock full of blue and white porcelain from his own dining room…sigh!

cfdetails3 …as well as mantels. (File this one away in my inspiration file!) There are also sections on fabrics…lots of wonderful layers of fabulous mixes of fabrics…and lighting…so many beautiful and unusual lamps! Sigh again!

016Sooo…in honor of the publication of Charles Faudree’s new book Details, our Miss Kitty, the Plate Addict version of his Cavalier Spaniel Nicholas, would like to show you…

048 …a few changes in our dining room…Faudree style! First, I have finally found enough double happiness jars to fill the top of the hutch! Yaay!

053 The latest one is my favorite…and was the least expensive…a Goodwill hunting trophy at only $8.00! Woo hoo!

007I was also able to find the last two Spode Blue Room plates that I need to finish filling up the hutch…also both GW finds at about $6.00 each! I now have four of these from the Regency series that have the nice white scalloped edge. Of course, if you know my house, you know that I could have just taken a Spode plate or two off of the wall…but those stay there in case of emergencies…like if 25 people show up for lunch! lol

005 Another great GW find is this pharmaceutical jar from Portugal for less than $3.00! I have been wanting one of these and they can be expensive! It reads U:CAELFUL:FO which, from what I understand, was a strong blue ointment used in 17th and 18th century England.

036 My wonderful Blue Willow tureen anchors the bottom shelf. I found it at half-price when a local antique/gift shop went out of business!

033 On the table is another tureen and one of my favorites, since it has such an unusual pumpkin shape! It was on display at the Blue Luna Café (now closed) in Grayton Beach, Florida and had to come home with me!

051 And, of course, no Faudree-style hutch would be complete without a pair of  Staffordshire dogs…Cavaliers, like his beloved Nicholas…picked up from my favorite flea/antique shop at half price! I know my little blue and white collection is not as wonderful as his collection of fabulous antique porcelain, but I think it’s not bad, considering much of it came from thrifting!

So, I think you can see why I am so excited to have his new book Details! I will be devouring every page!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my dining room!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures on Mondays
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voilà! French Inspiration on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
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64 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled that Mr. Charles has stayed so popular. I think his style is timeless. It is very casual, yet, formal at the same time. It is very easy to live with. In todays world so many designers and home owners have gone to no color, sparce and kinda contempary looking, it is a pleasure to see some one like Charles to still be hip and popular. I for one like that. Sounds like you do also. I have to look for his newest book. Have a great day. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  2. Well gee willickers thanks a lot. LOL Now I have to go to Barnes and Nobles today. Oh my! I had no clue he was coming out with a new book. This is either a very good thing for me, or a very bad thing. I was getting ready to paint my walls a neutral khaki b/c I was getting a little tired of the creamy yellows....but maybe his book will let me fall in love with it again. LOL I can't wait to see it b/c I have ALWAYS believed a home is all about the DETAILS. I am chomping at the bit to get to the bookstore. LOVE your hutch changes. The jars are the perfect compliment and love how they fill up the top space. Pretty, pretty. :)

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  3. Debbie, I'm swooning! I never find the caliber of blue and white at my Goodwill!! You fantastic thing, you! Thanks for the heads up about the book. I've placed it on my Amazon wish list! Tootles, Kathryn. Also, Berlioz and Camille say to tell the staff "hi".

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  4. Isn't that book wonderful!! I still need to sit and take it all in. He is my favorite, too. Love your blue and white collection. I am going to have to start beating you to GW.

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  5. What you have done on a budget is just as lovely as dear Mr. Faudree's work!

    Beautiful!

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  6. Debbie, I don't have a copy in hand yet. Can't wait! Seeing all your blue makes my heart sing. I need to change up my hutch again. My blue pieces are in the bay window since spring. It was you post about blue and white last spring that inspired me. You know, I get much inspiration from your posts. Merci! - sarah

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  7. Just gorgeous and I would love to get this book myself, yeah, I think all decor is in the details, I see some homes in magazines without hardly any detail and it just doesn't call me! I love all your blue and white, specialy the wall plates, the ginger jar collection is great, the Stafordshire dogs I'm drooling over, as I collect dog figurines. The tureens are beautiful, just perfect my friend! Have a nice Sunday. FABBY

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  8. Thanks for the sneak peek! Your hutch is wonderful in blue. Such wonderful finds!

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  9. Oh Debbie, your hutch and all of your fabulous finds are so pretty. I can't believe you find such wonders at the GW. Seems like mine is drying up. Maybe everyone already got rid of all the good stuff. I have the book on order but mine hasn't come yet. I can't wait to get it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Your finds are fabulous and the hutch is divine! With your eye for details, you could be your main man's head assistant!

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  11. I have been hearing the buzz about this book and I am wanting it for awhile now. Yay...let's hear it for color and beautiful antiques!

    Your hutch looks gorgeous! I can definitely see how your man inspires you! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Hi Debbie. This is absolutely my taste and style. I must see if I can find his book over here or I must order it on line. It looks fantastic. And so is your home . I love what you did with all the blue and white. I love your tureens
    and all the pots and plates. Wow.
    Have a nice week.

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  13. I can't wait to get Charles Faudree's new book! His decorating is classic and timeless. Your blue and white collection in your hutch is gorgeous! I love collecting blue and white.

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  14. My copy is on it's way. Can't wait to see all the wonderful Charles Faudree gorgeousness!

    Your dining room is absolutely beautiful Debbie!

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  15. Oh Debbie, I'm in blue and white heaven! Your dining room hutch looks straight from the pages of Charles' book. You both have great style. I love the variety of pieces you have and how you arranged them. Perfect!

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  16. Hi Debbie, my comment just disappeared! Anyway, I said that this is a great book review on your "main man" Charles. You have done a wonderful job following his style...the Happiness jars, doggies, apothecary jar (which is just perfect between the dogs!), and my fav - the Spode blue & white dishes with the beautiful edges! Love it all! Well done! Linda

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  17. I love his style! And you have captured it perfectly in your own home! Lovely!

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  18. That looks like an amazing book and the details suit you and your home to a T!! Love all the blue you have in your hutch! Gorgeous!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  19. Debbie,
    Your enthusiam is contagious, dear friend! I, totally agree, details are the finishing touches to a well designed room. Your hutch is exquisite! Adore all your newest blue and white accessories! I do believe, that Miss Kitty far surpasess those dog, though!
    Thanks for your sweet comment and visit On Crooked Creek! Stop by again soon, dear!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  20. Charles Faudree has a timeless style that is so welcoming. I've read his books. Your dining room has the same feel. It's beautiful.

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  21. Your home looks like it could be in the pages of your Mr. Charles book! I love seeing pictures of your beautiful home especially at the holidays. I love that you always stay true to your style and never let the trends sway you! Love you friend.......

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  22. Hi Debbie, do you know that even as a little girl I was attracted to blue and white. You have a lovely collection. Have you settled back to the everyday after your Parisian adventure?

    We send our love, Bonnie, Sadie and Kitty

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  23. You are my Charles Faudree! I am also a huge Spode fan and have a collection of black and white plates on my wall just like your photo. Love it!

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  24. You have a fabulous collection of blue and white, Debbie!

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  25. I love the blue and white in your hutch. Oh, be-still my heart!

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  26. I like your collection even better than CF's because it is YOURS ;)

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  27. His style is timeless...and so is yours. I love coming here to visit and I always leave inspired! xo Diana

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  28. Debbie, I just got my copy of the book too and love it! All of your blue and white looks fabulous. I bet Faudree would be impressed. You know how we have joked about being sisters? Here is another thing we have in common..I have the twin of the blue and white apothecary jar!! Take care.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  29. I love all of your blue and white! And I can't believe that you found so much of it thrifting. No such luck at the thrift stores around here! This looks like a beautiful book. Such a timeless, classic style. I think he would feel very comfortable in you beautiful home :) Kat

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  30. The mantel photo is stunning. I love everything about it. Your dining-room is so lovely, it always is. Every time you change it up it looks better and better. Miss Kitty looks down-right shocked at the beauty of it all. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

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  31. Debbie, Charles Faudree is one of my favorites, too. His new book is already on the way to my house and I can't wait to see it. Thanks for the preview. I have all of his books and was fortunate enough to meet him in person and have him sign copies of his books for me. He gave a presentation on his design work at the Keeneland Antique &Garden show a while back. He is absolutely charming in person, as you would expect. I also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and feel a kindred connection with Mr. Faudree since I love French Country decor. Your dining room looks stunning.

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  32. Love your hutch and your blue and white! I think you got the "details" right! I, too, adore Charles and love his interiors. I knew he had a new book coming out but had forgotten about it -- thanks for the reminder -- off to Amazon now!

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  33. Now, please don't be too shocked but until I found blogland I'd never heard of Charles Faudree! I see from the different pictures here and there I like his style :o)
    Love the way you have re-done your hutch, as we know you CAN'T go wrong with blue and white!
    I couldn't choose a favourite piece as I love them all....

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  34. I need that book! long sigh...... of pleasure of course!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  35. Salut Debbie....Je te remercie très fort....tu es tellement gentille! J'ai changé le truc au tournesol. Oui, j'ai commencé à remarquer des symboles par plusieurs bloggeurs....joli! Linda (Et, tu sais que je suis la dernière à faire des changements!)

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  36. Love his books, especially the animal prints. I picked up a new French decor book at Borders yesterday. So excited to sit and dive in to it today. Love your blue porcelain collections.

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  37. I too am so glad that his style hasn't changed a bit. I know everyone is into 'less is more' right now but I just can't make the switch. I love the look of lots of collections all neatly and beautifully displayed and Faudree is the master!
    Your blue is STUNNING! Those pharmaceutical jars are usually pricey and hard to find. You have so many gorgeous pieces you've found at such great prices.

    Have a great week!

    Nancy

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  38. I'm seriously going to have to buy this book, Debbie! It looks fabulously full of inspiration! LOVE your new blue/white additions ... quite the collection and you've displayed it to perfection. Thanks for sharing! *Becca*

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  39. I love your plates. I'm truly inspired to look for some plates this weekend.

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  40. Deb!! Love love it all and I am so glad to see all of your lovely blue and white displayed. With all your happiness jars I can see your mantel is next!! Great inspiration. I notice no white chippy painted furniture, Hmmm??? I think Mr. Faudree knows how to do it right!! Kathysue

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  41. Love Mr. Faudree. I received my copy of Details in the mail on Friday as well. It is pure yumminess!
    Love your blue and white hutch and great finds.

    I am your newest follower!

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  42. I swear, I am going to have to move to a location with a good GOODWILL!!!!!!! I never find a thing at ours let alone these treasures!!!!!! Your collection is beautiful! I was very excited to see that I own several of the pieces on the CF mantle!!!! WHOO HOO!!!! I really want to get that book too. XO, Pinky

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  43. What a great post! Love Mr. Faudree.
    You blue-white hutch and finds are stunning.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  44. You find such great treasures and have a great way of displaying them. Glad to see the Charles Faudree book.
    I must tell you again how very much I enjoyed all your Paris posts.

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  45. I love some of my Goodwill treasures...but I do believe you must have the best Goodwill ever in your area!

    Have a great week (in your beautiful home) Love the pretty jars on top of your hutch.

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  46. Your home is so pretty, Debbie. I love your blue and white collection. I have to get Faudree's new book!...Christine

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  47. CF is one of my decor heros too! I could get lost in his texture, color, pattern and attention to detail.
    Your blue/white makes me swoon! I have changed my decor to be a little more clean and farmhouse(my home is a farmhouse) and I have accented my new decor with blue/white! I love it too.
    I hope to have a collection like yours someday!
    Yvonne

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  48. I heard him speak last year, and he was charming, funny, entertaining, and VERY knowledgeable.

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  49. What a collection you have! All so pretty. You have a awesome GW. I am going to have to get that book.

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  50. Debbie your dining room could be a page in his book!! Absolutely beautiful! Martina

    PS--He's my favorite designer also!

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  51. Charles Faudree is one of state's true treasures. You've done a great job with your hutch....he would approve. Cherry Kay

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  52. Your collection is gorgeous. Blue and white never goes out of style, is so refreshing and so so pretty. I especially love your table tureen! Tomorrow is my running around day and the bookstore is on my list. I hear Country French has a new magazine out too. yay!

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  53. What a beautiful blue collection in your armoire! The books like a 'gotta have' for sure! Hopped over from The French Cupboard. So glad that I did! Now a new follower

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  54. Isn't it just the best feeling to come home to a package like that? Totally makes your day! Your collection is stunning...you should be very proud. Thank you for linking up to Open House Party. I hope you come back next week!

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  55. Your blue and white display is fabulous...I must look for Faudree's newest book as well!

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  56. Faudree is one of my favorites...will be getting this book! Your home & all the blue and white look beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  57. Debbie,
    I love getting a new book! I am so glad designers like Mr.Faudree stay true to their style. There really are timeless classic decor styles that will not fall out of fashion or bend to fads. Styles such as this have staying power and are just a good investment in the decor of your home!
    Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  58. Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection of blue and white with us, you are such a great source of ideas! And thanks for the book recommendation, Charles Faudree's style is timeless and classic- I can live with that!

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  59. Your blue spode collection is gorgeous-I have a collection too but much smaller -the tureens and happiness jars are fab too!

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  60. I adore Charles too.
    No minimalist there!
    Your hutch looks like Charles came and staged it! Beautiful!

    :)
    xx
    Alison

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  61. You have done Mr. Faudree so proud. Your dining room is absolutely fabulous.

    Paula

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  62. Hi, nita here. Myself also like the blue n white collection. But I only have local made ( made in Malaysia)..
    Looking at yours make me want to get the same right now. So Nice.

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  63. Just gorgeous Debbie! I love your beautiful collection of blue and whites! And I love the fact that you have collected them from thrifting adventures! The hutch looks like a million dollars! Just perfect. Thank You for joining TTF and I hope you are have a fantastic week!

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  64. Love love love all of YOUR blue and white.

    - The Tablescaper

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

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