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Luxury Houseboat Sold for over 2 Million

Luxury Houseboat Sold for over 2 Million

Ever think of living on a luxury houseboat? The charming houseboat featured in one of my favorite movies, Sleepless in Seattle, has sold for over $2 million. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the houseboat, a beautiful 2,200-square-foot home that’s located in Seattle’s Lake Union neighborhood was recently sold.

The Ribbon in My Journal & Give Away

The Ribbon in My Journal & Give Away

I am so honored to be featured on Phyllis Hoffman DePiano’s Blog The Ribbon In My Journal today. Phyllis is the president of Hoffman Media, publisher of Victoria, Southern Lady, Tea Time, Cooking with Paula Deen and many other gorgeous magazines.

Dress Your Table for Fall

Dress Your Table for Fall

My favorite season is just around the corner! It’s still hot here in California, but I’ve already started adding elements of autumn here at home to our decor. If you are ready to celebrate this lush, glorious season at home, one of the easiest ways to start is with your tabletop! Here is an easy, beautiful Fall tabletop to inspire you.

Collecting Antique French Kitchen Linens

Collecting Antique French Kitchen Linens

Collecting antique French kitchen linens is addictive. Bright, sturdy, beautiful, and oh so usable, I personally have never met an antique French towel I didn’t love. The ones I love date to the late 19th century, were hand spun from linen or linen and flax, and have neatly embroidered “marquees” {laundry initials to identify owners at the village laundry} or monograms on the front.

Summer Entertaining Must Have’s

Summer Entertaining Must Have’s

Great friends, good food, warm weather and wine, isn’t that all you need this time of year? Embrace the idea of easy summer entertaining. Get inspiration for your next summer get together by checking out our Summer Entertaining Must Have’s. Add casual, healthy and delicious meals, served up with great style, what can be better? Thank you for looking at our summer collection of entertaining must haves

Glamorous Bite: Food, Wine and a food blog to love!

Glamorous Bite: Food, Wine and a food blog to love!

I am so excited to introduce you to the ladies of Glamorous Bite , a mother and daughter team who live in Santa Barbara, California. Judit {the mom} and Corina {her daughter} enjoy sharing healthy and indulgent foods infused with a touch of wine. Their recipes are easy to follow, good for you, comforting, and reflect the taste of the region. On their food blog they take us on a culinary journey with stunning photos, wine pairing suggestions, reviews, and videos. Their passion for cooking with wine is inspired by living near the California wine country and ocean and from their many travels throughout Europe.

Floral Story: How to lift up your interior…Instantly!

Floral Story: How to lift up your interior…Instantly!

Whether gracing a table for a party or simply adding a bit of color to your bedside table, floral arrangements will breathe new life into any room. Sometimes, clients have problems keeping fresh flowers in their homes.

This is where beautiful faux arrangements are a life saver! These work well for areas where there is not enough light for real flowers, or for rooms that would look lively with a floral arrangement but you don’t have the time to keep fresh flowers and changing the water regularly. At FrenchGardenHouse, we create a small collection of silk arrangements for each season in our own studio. Our specialty is designing quality, high style classic floral designs using unique antique and vintage containers, one of a kind inspiring accents for your home that will be the center of attention in your decor. We use only the finest floral and botanical silk flowers, in life~like colors for our discriminating customers.

Summer Entertaining: Great Tips, Tablesettings and Recipes

Summer Entertaining: Great Tips, Tablesettings and Recipes

The sun is out, it’s a gorgeous time to entertain outdoors. Need some tips to make it super easy? Here are a few of my favorite tips, tables and recipes for summertime.

What Every Room Needs : How to Decorate Luxuriously

What Every Room Needs : How to Decorate Luxuriously

What does every room need to make it spectacular? It’s a question I get asked often by clients, here are a few of my tips for decorating your rooms luxuriously. 1. Create meaningful decor. What do I mean by that? Your home should tell your story, with things you collect over the years, art, collections, books…