Saturday, April 26, 2014

We Moved, Lilacs, French Bulldogs


Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I haven't had much of a chance to blog lately....
We recently moved and life has been a little crazy for us the past couple of months.
We only moved fifteen minutes away.
We bought our first house : )
We believe it to be at least a hundred years old.
We are currently in the process of renovating it : )
I will start sharing pictures on my blog as soon as we have internet hooked up : )
I have been posting pictures on instagram.....


This is a picture of the garage....
I fell in love with the garage the moment I saw it....
I painted the shutters Farrow & Ball's  Manor House Gray.....


I am going to turn it into a work studio....


An image of a vintage French trugg that I will be listing in the shop....

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Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers.....
Bleu was quite curious when I brought these into the house....


She couldn't stop smelling them : )


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The front door to our house is a dark green color....
I plan to paint the door a dark gray color....


The steps are a bright red color.....


I plan to paint them gray also.....




What color would you paint the doors and steps?




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I also wanted to share a few pictures of our French Bulldogs.......
Ella when she was just eight weeks old checking out her reflection in the mirror for the first time.....













An image of my daughter's litter of French bulldogs she has available.
You can email Nicole, my daughter if you are interested in a French Bulldog Puppy...
farmhousefrenchies@yahoo.com



Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Take Care,
Maria 




60 comments:

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Congratulations on becoming homeowners! and I 'm sure that by the time you add all your creativity and beautiful touches it's going to be spectacular...I for certain will be watching.
Also I'm planning to drive to Sonoma for the Vintage Show you spoke of...who knows maybe I'll get to meet you. Again congratulations and happy decorating!!!

Rita

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OMG your new house is already showing amazingness!

Yes, grey, grey grey and grey white your white - perfectly YOU!

Congrats, I am soooo happy for you, Maria!

Your and your daughter's bulldogs are so danged CUTE! I love the one with them all on the wagon, so adorable!!!!

Can't wait to see more of your home. Yay.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photography is so beautiful--the flowers and the bulldogs couldn't be more charming! Thanks for sharing :)

Cowparsley said...

Congratulations on your new home. A wonderfully exciting project for you and no doubt you will use your amazing eye and style to create a beautiful family home. X

Nita Stacy said...

I can't wait to see more of your new old house and those puppies!!!! I want them all!!!! I can't have any of them but I want them all.

Nita@ModVintageLife

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

We just painted our wooden house cream body, charcoal grey roof and bannisters, steps etc with a mix of charcoal grey and white trims. It turned out beautifully.

ETT RÖTT MONOGRAM said...

The cutest post i ever seen, the puppies are adorable. And wonderful photos with lilacs.
Sunny greetings
AnnaMaria

martinealison said...

Bonjour,

Je suis très heureuse d'apprendre que vous êtes tombée en amour pour cette maison qui a certainement une belle âme...
Vos merveilleuses photos en disent long...
Vos adorables toutous vont être très heureux dans ce nouvel univers.
J'ai hâte de découvrir peu à peu l'évolution de la rénovation de votre maison.
Je vous fais de
Gros bisous ❀ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❀

Home and Lifestyle said...

Congratulations on your new home! Your pictures are fantastic, thanks for sharing. You are living on a beautiful place!

Hugs, Ingrid

Esther said...

I love the pictures of your new house. I'm very curious how it will turn out. The door in gray must be fabulous. I like the steps in red though; they seem to be part of the house like this. Succes with everything and greetings from Holland.
Esther

*Smukke Ting* said...

Congratulations to your new home. I understand that you fell in love with the garage. Wonderful pictures. Also from the lilacs and Blue. She is so sweet.

Greetings from Germany
Birgit

Di said...

You are on an adventure of joy and beauty. I love those puppies and I would be painting with grays too! Di

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

Sweet ♥ sweet♥ sweet♥ your puppies Buldog..;))))
The pictures of your new house are Beautiful♥..;
the flowers ♥
Have a nice Day Hugs♥ Gaby..♥..;)

Prince Snow Farm said...

Oh how beautiful! Didn't know you were on Instagram, so I popped over there now, as that's where I spend most of my time!

Razmataz said...

Maria, congratulations on your home. You must be so very excited. And congrats to Nicole on a beautiful litter of Frenchies. I am sitting here drinking my coffee with my daughter's little Frenchie Henry Francis. And of course he's sleeping/snorting loudly.

I have started painting and would love to use some of your flower photos as inspiration, with your permission of course.

Chania

Brittany Ruth said...

I love Frenchies, they are the best dogs!

Amber said...

What a dream! Pups are adorable and I heart the colors you have chosen to paint! Congrats on your new home!!

Erin Southwell said...

Oh, congratulations Maria on your beautiful home! I am so glad you are "back" and I am encouraged in my decision (several months ago) to paint my own front door a dark grey. Oh those doggies-pure joy!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Congratulations on your new home! Looks lovely so far!

Sterndal said...

A wonderful Blog, with gorgeous pictures! Come again soon as your new reader!
Brigitte

VITTORIANA said...

I cannot find anything wrong here everything is sweet and fantastic
Susanna

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new home! It looks lovely! I am so looking forward to seeing more!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Congratulations on your new house. I love the garage.
Those puppies are adorable!
I'd paint those stairs grey and you could go with a bright door if you like a pop of colour.
Hope that you will show us the inside too when you get a chance.

vintage girl at heart said...

yay for a new journey i cannot wait to watch you work your magic!

Burlap Luxe said...

It's going to be a beautiful journey in your new (old) home!
I'm loving those steps to the front door, and the color white and grey's are a perfect combination.
See you soon.
Xx
Dore

Tuire said...

Congratulations! I love your photos. I think gray sounds good for the door and steps. Sunny painting days!

Méa Strauß said...

Sooo!!!
And because of this my kids want dogs tooo now - they almost fainted in joy, hahaha
Such BEAUTIFUL pictures, thank you so much, I am watching your blog for so long now, but today I saw THIS, and I have to tell you: "Thank you - even there are so many who write you. I really admire, what you do!!"
So I wish you a wonderful day, you will have it anyway, no doubt, Méa from Germany

Sarah Lahrman said...

I am not sure which is more adorable, your new house or the frenchies! I cannot wait to see the renovation pictures. Congrats! And definitely GREY ~ will look stunning! :)

okcamp said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the inside of your new home. What you've shown so far looks so promising. Have fun with it!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Glad to see you here today! Congratulations on your first home! I know you will turn it into your dream home and look forward to following your adventure :)

Jeanette

the polished pebble: said...

hello Maria! congratulations on your wonderful new home...it will be just amazing like every thing you do. I did ask my dog Millie if she would like a new Frenchie for a companion and she said yes ; o))) She loves little dogs.

So happy to see you blogging again

cheers, Kelley

Atmosphère Demeure said...

Hello dear Maria
As usual this ticket is marvellous !
Thank you for this good instant in your nice campaign.

Pascaline

Heaven's Walk said...

Congratulations to you all, Maria! How exciting for you! With all of the hard work of renovating an old house comes a complete and utter sense of feeling grounded and embraced and true love for it. I can hardly wait to see the changes you make to it. I know they will be gorgeous! What happened to the house you were living in....? Just curious. :)

xoxo laurie

Heather Salazar said...

Congrats on the new home, can't wait to see what you come up with!

I LOVE the red steps, especially against the white home.

If it where me I would keep the steps as is and paint the door Benjamin Moore Chelsea gray.

Those puppies are delicious, I might just have to inquire :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I am so excited for you and your pictures are beautiful, as always! Good to hear from you again.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I am so excited for you and your pictures are beautiful, as always! Good to hear from you again.

Seawashed Kerrie said...

It is beautiful. I think greys are the perfect color to paint your front door and steps. I am so happy for you and your family. Buying your own home is a dream. Your puppies are too too too adorable! Thank you for sharing on your blog since I do not do FB or IG. I love to see your beauty. xxo

Jilly Garcy said...

Very Very beautyfull picuters,
And romantic

Jilly from -> http://garcyasplace.blogspot.be

Brittany Cramer said...

Congrats Maria on your new home!!! I had no idea you had a new IG account, i'm so happy you mentioned your handle now i can get all your beautiful photos in my feed again :) and your daughter's litter is adorable!

Cindy said...

Oh God, those doggies are just too cute. I can't believe you got them all lined up and in group photos like that. They are funny!
And Cool! You bought a house and you have a garage for a workspace! I love old houses. It'll be so fun watching you fix it all up!

Cindy

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Congratulations Maria! I just adore that garage of yours, and can't wait to see how you decorate your new home. What a wonderful feeling. Enjoy this time...

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Congratulations on your new home! I love everything about it and it just screams, YOU! I would paint the steps and door grey too. So pretty with the rest. I love the stone on the steps. The puppies are beautiful and I wish I could take them all! I don't think my hubby would agree and it's not the right time. But if only...

Etta said...

Beautiful dogs and congratulations for the new house!! It looks amazing!

Etta

Rhonda said...

I am in love with those sweet bulldog puppies. Great images you captured, made me ooh and aah.

Your home is so inviting and I cannot wait to see your studio!

Alexandra/My Piece of Vintage Prairie said...

Congrats to you all... You are going to make the most wonderful home ever... I love your style and pics... And I couldn`t wait to read a post from you again :-) Alexandra

Anne Lorys said...
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Anne Lorys said...

I've been so out of the loop, wow....congrats!
Have fun making your new home a beautiful, cozy masterpiece. ♥
XOXO,
Anne

Jasper's Cottage said...

Happy moving! The garage and front door already look amazing, can't wait to see more. And what's cuter than pictures of puppies? I just started reading your blog (found it through Fifi's book and magazine) and this was a great first entry to read! xo Jonni xo

deborah said...

Congrats on your move! I'm sure you will have fun with renovations! My home is filled with lilacs too! love.

deborah said...

Congrats on your move! I'm sure you will have fun with renovations! My home is filled with lilacs too! love.

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Sandy said...

Can't wait to see what you'll do with your new house. Congratulations on buying your first home. The little french bulldogs are adorable!

Amye Gumbinner said...

What a wonderful post with awesome photos! Have fun!!!

Vintage Home said...

oh my ...I thought I would pop over to see a few pictures of the pups ( i take picks on my iphone, of them and send to my daughter, we love your pups! ....and realized i missed this whole post!
Love the idea of the grey for your steps and door!
So very excited you have your new home!

simone antoniazzi said...

Your house is gorgeous as are your dogs, beautiful photos! I love the gray shutters too, I must remember that colour :)

Linnéa said...

Lovley photos!! And the puppys is too cute!!! :)

Vintage French Hen said...

how exciting for you and you family.Congratulations on the new purchase! Our home here in the central valley is well over 100 as and there is always something needing attention but I sure love it! If you come down to the Modesto area look me up! We can have lunch and I can hook you up with a few cool shops Good luck my friend! Marcia
marciachunn57@gmail.com

Lee Dewsnap said...

Congratulations on your first home, it looks so pretty, I am sure you will transform it into a lovely home with cottage style. The garage is also very cute as you say and I love the colours of the shutters. Very similar to the old French shutter I have just hung in my home office.

Your photos are fabulous, your dogs are adorable and I have been pinning away.

Lee :)

Debbie said...

How exciting for you, and your family, Maria!! and you'll have your own studio! So much work ahead of you...but a labor of love, I'm sure.
The puppies are adorable!
Blessings.
Debbie
xo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Beautiful EVERYTHING.... And, I adore the pups... Frenchies are just the sweetest dogs ever.

Blessings,
Spencer