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08 January, 2013

First Time Ever...My French Country Guest Bath

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Guest BathToday I am showing you a part of my house that you have never seen…my French country guest bath! I took a few photos of it with the little Christmas touches still there and decided I would share them. It is sporting something new that I am excited about! Can you guess what it is?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Staff Snoozing The staff is totally unimpressed and is taking advantage of a little sunny spot to have a group snooze! However, they should be impressed because...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Guest Bath ...the inspiration for the bath was the wonderful French print by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen whose art work often includes cats! But when I was searching for a shower curtain, I was stumped…nothing looked frenchy…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Guest Bath…until I spied these buffalo check drapery panels, purchased at a reduced price when Linens and Things was closing. They just called my name and made me buy them! I like my bathrooms to look like just another room of the house…because they are! No worries...there's a liner tucked in behind them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Guest Bath2 And here is a better look at the sink and my new addition…my new frenchy fixtures! And, of course, you cannot find a room in my house without plates...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Guest Bath4 ...and maybe even a sugar and creamer to hold little French soaps! That’s one of my favorite transferware patterns…Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles in pink.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Bath5 On the other side of the room is a little more Christmas with a wreath added to a toile-framed frenchy picture, a towel bar from the old Southern Living at Home. For those of you who have asked, it is part of a four piece set called "Serenity" that I still see occasionally online or at Goodwill, although I spray painted mine black rather than keep the original gun metal grey.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Frenchy Guest Bath7I added my easy Joyeux Noël French tea towels to serve as hand towels for the Christmas season. You can find directions for making them including the graphic  here. 

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Country BathAnd there you have it...my Frenchy guest bath! I feel transported to la Belle Époque each time I see it and I smile!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my frenchy guest bath! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!

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101 comments:

  1. The checked curtain livens up the room for sure. I love decorated bathrooms, and I use plates in there too.

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  2. My previous comment didn't show up. It's so beautiful! I love the curtain panels instead of a shower curtain. I would never have thought of using a sugar and creamer to hold stuff in the bathroom. I have several pieces in Old English Castles in a couple of colors. So pretty.

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  3. What a beautiful bathroom! I love the the metals dark! Beautiful details and cute cats too!

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  4. Beautiful Debbie! I love those buffalo check panels, they are the perfect touch.

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  5. Your bathroom is fabulous!!! I love the red checked curtains, transferware plates and all your little French touches throughout. Well done!

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  6. That looks really, really great! I just love it all-especially the shower curtain. I love the plates, too. I have several pieces of that pattern and am always looking for more. A perfect bathroom! xo Diana

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  7. Love those towel racks. So unique and cute cute bathroom.

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  8. It is gorgeous, Deb. One of my clients has the same colour combination in her bathroom and I always loved it. The cream and sugar addition is darling. Those curtains just finish it off perfectly. Hugs to the kitties. Deb

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  9. Love the checked curtain so much! You have created a very beautiful bathroom!

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  10. Love it!!! Question: Where did you find the graphic for the hand towels?

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  11. Just beautiful! I love the idea of the sugar and creamer set holding soaps. Very charming!

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  12. Wow!! What a gorgeous guest bathroom.......
    Those curtains and dishes set the mood......
    Oh and you must share where you purchased your curtains,towel racks and fixtures!!
    You may have started something!!!!!

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  13. It's so lovely! and I really love that towel rack!! Great job!

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  14. Love, love, love, love!!! We moved into our house last summer and searching for shower curtains was the hardest! Most of them at the store are way too small and cheap looking. What you did looks wonderful. If you put Old Britain Castles in any room, I'm yours. :)

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  15. Love your bathroom. It is wonderful. I especially love the check curtains and the towel bars. They are fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  16. I LOVE it! The buffalo check is fabulous and the 'Castles' is one of my fave patterns! Gorgeous, as usual. Happy New Year to you & the kitties!

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  17. Debbie, I love this powder room, that print and the dishes are fantastic. I love them they add so much warmth.

    Cynthia

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  18. Very pretty, Debbie! Love all your touches of red in here. Those panels look great as a shower curtain. Love how you've coordinated the metals in the towel holders and your fixtures. The transferware works perfect in here, too.

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  19. Deb
    You seriously need to get that staff inline one day. Good luck with that. I sooo want your guest bath, it is the best !

    Suz
    All My Musings

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  20. Beautiful guest bath Deb!...I loved using drapery panels instead of shower curtains...makes the room so much more like, as you said...a "room"...love the beautiful colors and all of the special touches you have done!!

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  21. So pretty! I love everything, especially the shower curtains!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  22. I love this Debbie. I bouht the same curtains when L&Things closed, but mine are hanging in the famlily room. Your bathroom is so Frenchy charming, and the new fixtures are beautiful. So glad you finally shared this room. laurie

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  23. stunning. I love the curtains...and I am envious over the towel bars!

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  24. What a darling bath!! Mine needs help, for sure. Please pet the kitties for me.♥

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  25. So pretty Debbie. So very French :-) Luv it.
    Cheers, Gee

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  26. Well I'm very impressed...This is totally me. I loved everything you did and the drapes that you used as shower curtains. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Clara

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  27. Debbie this is a lovely bath! I adore that print! The towel bars got my attention also! Perfect for that bath! You are so creative! Hugs to the kitties.

    Linda

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  28. Very nice and beautiful! Love the color scheme and great idea for the shower curtain. Also love the towel bar and your frenchy fixtures. Thank you for such great inspiration!

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  29. I love buffalo checked fabric! Thanks to my bloggy friends, I know what it's called!

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  30. What a pretty bathroom - and the Buffalo check fabric was the perfect choice.

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  31. You have created a beautiful room! I especially love the curtains!

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  32. So cute, Debbie. Loved it all, and the check curtains are the perfect touch to get it that ooomph factor. Great job! Love the new fixtures and all of the goodies you have in there.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  33. Debbie, I'm sooo glad you showed your guest bath. Your new ORB "Frenchy faucets" are perfect with the red checked shower curtain and French print. LOVE it all! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  34. What a gorgeous guest bath! Love the colors; and the check curtains are the cherry on top! You have done such a beautiful job accessorizing. I love it!

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  35. Love it all!! You picked just the right elements to make it a Country French sensation!!
    xo Kathysue

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  36. Hi Debbie, I'm so glad you showed us your Frenchy guest bath! I LOVE it! The buffalo checked curtains really make it, and I've always loved that cat print. ( I have the same one!) Those little guest towels are adorable. I may have to read your tutorial and make some myself. Thanks for sharing! ~Delores

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  37. Debbie, I love everything about that bathroom! I want those curtains...they would be perfect in mine. The room is perfect and welcoming!

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  38. Looooove the kitties. had to pull myself away! LOL!
    The bathroom is very Charles Faudree!


    xo

    Andie

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  39. Debbie,
    What a marvelous guest bath, dear friend!
    Oh~la~la...oh so Frenchy, indeed!
    I adore using the red & white transfereware creamer and sugar for accessories!!! So very European!
    The print is fabulous! Of coursse, I noticed the C A T first thing!!!
    Thanks for sharing this adorable room in your home.
    Now, if you don't mind. . .I think I'll join "The Staff" for that "Group Snooze"! Ha!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  40. What a charming idea for your bathroom, Debbie! I love all the French accents, and I love Old Castles of Britain from Johnson Brothers--I have a couple of plates in that pattern. I like your idea of using the sugar and creamers for holding soaps--very cute idea. And of course the staff would not waste a sun spot in the home--we can always find our cats in the winter--just follow the sun spots around the home!

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  41. Ooh la la!!! I love your pretty french bathroom. The shower curtain and all the red is stunning.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  42. Your French bathroom is absolutely gorgeous. I love the shower curtain and all of the accessories.

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  43. Debbie,
    It looks terrific. Love the shower curtain.
    We have lots of cat art around here, too! Some by the same artist, I think.

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  44. Your bathroom is very pretty and comfy looking! I love the colours and the drapery panels for the tub. That's what I have always done and it looks so good.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  45. I LOVE everything about this room!!!!!!! Jane

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  46. rose@rosey325
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT !!

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  47. What a fabulous bathroom, your guests will fell so pampered! I like the drapery panels as shower curtains, I may try that!
    Karee

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  48. Debbie, your guest bath is full of French charm and special touches for the holidays. Love the buffalo check shower curtain, and the French print is perfect for your home. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Oh my goodness...this is just beautiful! I love COLOR and there is some beautiful color going on in this bathroom! Love the curtain panels!!!!! The transferware is A++++!!!!!

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  50. Absolutely beautiful! I want to live in that room!

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  51. Your bathroom is beautiful. I have the same curtain panels (your shower curtain) in my formal dining room! They were calling my name also :-)

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  52. Très French and very chic!

    Poppy

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  53. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your idea of using the dishes for soap and placing wreaths on your towels! You inspired me to decorate my bathroom. If you would like to link up to another craft party I am hosting SHOW-licious Craft Showcase and would love for you to share this!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

    Have a Happy New Year!
    Marti
    ps, love your kitties...I have 4....so hello from another cat lover!

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  54. Love the color in the room and especially the shower curtain! Your French touches add to the room lovely!

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  55. The bathroom is beautiful Debbie! I love the shower curtain. The French print is so perfect.

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  56. Your guest bathroom looks gorgeous! I have been wanting to change somethings on mine and I think you just gave me the inspiration I needed. I love every detail in yours. Beautiful!

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  57. Your bathroom is gorgeous! I love the curtain panels, and the pink transferware...just beautiful. Cozy lil bathroom :)

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  58. Simply stunning. Magazine worthy!

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  59. Okay Debbie, I have been accused of having a house that doubles as a china cabinet, but the one room I didn't put places in was the bathroom. Now that I see you have crossed that line, I think I can do it too. Gorgeous bathroom, and I love the plates, the gorgeous curtains, and the French touches. My "staff" is pretty unimpressed around here too.

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm almost ready to redo my bathroom after seeing your photos. I'd love to be a guest at your house just so I could enjoy your pretty bathroom!
    ~Adrienne~

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  61. Soooo happy to see the color red! Love it.

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  62. What an absolutely gorgeous bathroom. If I were your guest, I would NEVAH want to leave, LOL! I am so glad to see you are not afraid of using bold colors; there is a touch of Provencal in your bath balanced with Parisian elegance, and the drapes cum shower curtain make the room. I am jealous!

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  63. Debbie, Your guest bath is beautiful...just like the rest of your home. I am in love with the drapery panels and the unique towel bar. Thanks for joining the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

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  64. Fabulous!!! And I love how you used the red and white dishes in the bath....pure genius!

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  65. It's gorgeous. The 'shower curtains' are a scene stealer, for sure!

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  66. Totally charming! (and we love your staff, too)

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

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  67. What a delightful bathroom!!! LOVE red and yellow and toile!!! How pretty to use your transferware pieces for soap! You kitties know a good thing!

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  68. Absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the colors and how you made it look like any other room. LOVE!!

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  69. Simply stunning! I love your bathroom, and wow...those towel holders...I want some!! Beautiful and unique, I've never seen anything like them.
    Saw you sharing at Transformation Thursdays.
    Debbie :)

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  70. Awesome bathroom....and I couldn't agree more about the La Belle Époque vibe.

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  71. Just beautiful! I can see what you mean when you said you like your bathroom decorated like the other rooms:) Love those dishes and the picture is fab!

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  72. How I love your Country French guest bath. Red is my favorite color. My home is also sprinkled with touches of red and white toile, plaids and french country flavor...What could be more beautiful?
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xx

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  73. Your bathroom is elegant and lovely. I love the towel rack, too.
    D

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  74. I am in LOVE with your bathroom . . . Honestly I don't think I would ever want to leave it! :)

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  75. Hi Debbie,
    I am LOVING your bathroom! I am a huge red and transferware lover; prints, china, fabrics, oh my!! This room has it all; gorgeous and you have put it all together so wonderfully. Thanks for sharing; just lovely.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  76. My goodness this has to be the prettiest bathroom ever...I just love it!

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  77. Great job. Your bath looks so rich and elegant. I love it too. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  79. That is one beautiful space for guests. The sugar and creamer are definitely an idea I will take with me. I am currently using a delicate little oval plate as a soap dish on my soaker tub in our ensuite.

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  80. This is gorgeous!! My guest bath layout is identical, lots of great ideas for me to borrow! LOVE the custom shower curtain♥

    Linsey

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  81. It seems like elite class bathroom.The curtains,posters,mirrors,basin everything having an elegant look which adds ethnic beauty to this bathroom.
    beautiful bathrooms

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  82. Just love your vibrant red bathroom, so beautiful............
    those are the neatest towels racks I have ever seen, really
    charming. I just redid my guest bathroom after christmas and
    made mine look bit frenchy too. Liked your idea of draping a
    towel over the tub. Mine needs that so I am going to add one
    right now! Thanks for the idea, makes it look more finished.

    So enjoyed my visit, Blessing,s Nellie

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  83. Your guest bath is just beautiful Deb!

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  84. GORGEOUS!!! I love it all and especially that towel bar. Now I will be looking for one:) Love the hand towels too. The checked curtains are perfect! XO, Pinky

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  85. I know you have so many comments but I had to comment! Love your bath! It is just wonderful with the colors and accessories. Awesome job! I had to pin a few ideas for later!

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  86. Beautifully done.good and something new to see the soaps to be placed in transfer wear.elegant.enjoyed going through the posts.thank you.

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  87. Love the soaps in the sugar bowl and creamer...who would have thunk...you are too clever....Hope to see you at Joyce's Valentines lunch on the 4th.....I just did a post about our recent trip to Paris.....would love to hear your take on it....

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  88. This is charming Debbie! I love the transferware soap
    holders! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  89. Oh my gosh, love the curtain! But then I adore check and toile! I love plates and have them in pretty much every room also.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  90. Love that bath curtain! What a lovely room - red is my favorite color.

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  91. Red is my favorite color and I love French Country so , YES, I LOVE your bathroom! Beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  92. Can you tell me if the Splendid Blender Pen works in transferring, for example french script to furniture after it has been painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? Love your French County
    Thanks,
    Becky

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  93. Hi Becky! So glad you like it! As for the pens, I have not painted my furniture, so I can't answer your question! Sorry!...hugs...Debbie

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  94. That is the exact same layout as my back guest bathroom. Love how yours looks. I am going to steal all of your good ideas, only using blue instead of red. I love your red, especially at Christmas, so I could swap the blue too. Love the faucets and the mirror frame and the towel bar and the sugar creamer! I've pinned it and made my husband look at the pictures (so you know I'm serious. LOL!).
    Thanks for the inspiration. My husband says 'thanks a lot' too!.....Rita

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  95. I want this bathroom! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  96. LOVE this bathroom! I found the towel rods, had not thought of changing them to black. What did you use for your paint color?

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    1. So glad you like it, Karen! Believe it or not, it's called Bonjour Beige from Behr!

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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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