If you are a francophile at heart too, {and I’m guessing you are since you are here,} you will love meeting my beautiful and brilliant friend Jamie.

Jamie has a love for French vintage decor, and it shows in her beautiful decorating style.  Jamie makes her world a more beautiful place, she has a knack for design and creating a warm, French vintage styled home with a modern twist.


She was gracious enough to allow me to share some photos of her French inspired home – and after that I’m so excited to finally be able to share about her book that was just published!


Jamie’s home is a reflection of the best of today’s interiors, a mix of French Country style antiques with a modern sensibility {you might even recognize something from FrenchGardenHouse inside her book.}  From her light filled living room…



… to her wonderful French styled dining room, she has a knack for combining antiques with clean modern pieces to create a home for her family that is an enchanting and beautiful place to live.




Her kitchen is filled with lots of white, but also vintage and antique pieces that make it feel like home.





And her bedroom is swoon worthy, so elegant and feminine. Who wouldn’t want to wake up in this room every morning?



I am absolutely delighted to be sharing Jamie’s book launch with you. It’s a book filled with beauty, and even better, tutorials to create many small personal French style accents and decor for your own home. It’s the perfect gift for yourself, or for friends who love the French style.



A labor of love, Jamie’s new book, French Vintage Décor, contains 70 DIY projects, all of them enchanting French inspired projects that are characteristic of her enviable style. If you’re a fan of French decor, you’ll love this collection of elegant DIY projects, some of which can be seen in the photos above in Jamie’s home.



Jamie, shown above arranging the roses she loves, will transport you to France via her book. She is clearly adept at creating Do It Yourself vintage French inspired decor, to mix in with your French antiques at home! The projects are fun, and range from the super easy to a little bit more challenging, so there is something for everyone.



The book is arranged into sections with projects for textiles, art, mirrors, and furniture, with many delightful surprises you can create for your home or gifts. The projects she shares are all so do-able, and can fill even a beginner with the confidence needed to create something beautiful.

Projects span every season and category, from sewing to painting and upholstery, including provincial antique baskets, an intriguing Trumeau mirror, a gold leaf frame, boutique plaster of Paris–dipped flowers and a chic antique chair.



The book will have you turning page after page and wondering which of the charming projects you’d like to start with. Clear uncomplicated instructions and photos will guide you every step of the way!  You know we all desire to create a beautiful and welcoming home, and Jamie’s book is a wonderful resource if you want to add little touches created by you. Rustic and elegant French décor never goes out of style—and with easy yet sophisticated accessories for your home, these 70 projects will transform your space and add that special touch to any room.


I’m sharing links below where you can buy a copy of Jamie’s book, but I’m delighted that Jamie graciously offered to host a GIVEAWAY of a signed copy to one of my lucky US or Canadian readers here on our FrenchGardenHouse blog.  

Just leave a comment below so I know you would love to enjoy Jamie’s book, and I will choose a winner at random in a week and let you know via email.


Our winner is Sharon Crigger-Stokan! Congratulations Sharon!!





You can buy Jamie’s book by clicking on the links below. Or find it at a local book store.






à bientôt

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  1. Eileen

    Please count me in as a francophile. I’d love a copy of this beautiful book. Thanks so much.

  2. What an amazing book. It certainly is very inspiring.
    Love to see what other people are doing to create a lovely home.

  3. Marianne Gum

    Jamie’s home is beautiful and peaceful. Her book looks great and I think her ideas are probably very doable.

  4. What a lovely home! It has a look of serenity about it. Thank you for extending the opportunity to win such a lovely book!

  5. Beverly Rowntree

    Jamie’s book looks fabulous. I love mixing in vintage treasures and I look forward to reading how she does it.

  6. Just returned from a month in France. These photos are gorgeous! Beautiful book!

  7. Patricia Flournoy

    Bonjour Lidy,
    Taking my MOI & TOI glasses to France for the summer! Love them. and once again Merci
    P. Flournoy

  8. Patricia Flournoy

    PS would love a copy of Jamie’s Book to guide me through summer collecting!


  9. Leah Metz

    After reading your post and viewing the photos of Jamie’s book, I must have a copy. Projects look interest and fun. Great way to add French Vintage touches to my home. Thank you for introducing us to Jamie’s book.

  10. Pam McCuan

    Jamie’s style and book are both very calming. But, I just can’t grasp French without gild, toile, floral, red and yellow!

  11. Love the idea of 70 DYI projects. The book looks like a keeper for the coffee table!

  12. Ginger Valdes

    I’m sure Jamie’s book is going to be a MUST HAVE! Thanks for sharing,Lidy!

  13. Donna Smith

    I just love Jamie’s soft and gentle French style shown in these photos. The look appears to allow inspiration for my own without breaking the bank. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. Hi Lidy, I love how you can go any where when you are reading a book. this one looks so amazing. I will for sure put it on my to get book list. Thank you for sharing it! Have a beautiful week!
    xoxo Jo

  15. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    I love her blog. I would love to have a chance to win this book! Thank you!

  16. Judy Sayre

    Love her warm and unpretentious look! In fact my kitchen is much like hers with the white subway tiles and stainless appliances. And I really must get a couple of the wonderful bread boards—perfect for charcuterie!

  17. Jan Schouw

    I love the simple and beautiful styling in the book. I am still working to incorporate French Style in my home, so any ideas and beautiful pictures help me with the process. Thank you.

  18. Beautiful, anxious to read this book!!! I love the clean French decorating style, and the way Jamie mixes natural & wood detail with contemporary pieces!

  19. Laurie Sharpe

    What an inspiring idea…to not only share the beauty of French style, but to invite the reader to “diy”… a tantalizing idea!

  20. This book will be a delight! I think your blog is so inspiring and I can’t imagine any book you recommend will be in less than that.

  21. Carolyn

    Jamie’s book looks just beautiful. Thanks for introducing her to your French Garden House fans, Lidy, and for giving us a chance to win her book!

  22. Gorgeous pictures. I was so inspired just looking at the
    Thank You for sharing!

  23. Elizabeth Shivel

    Hi Lidy, since I love everything “French”, owning a copy of this book would be a welcomed edition to my French library! I’m loving all things French, from my trip to Provence last summer celebrating retirement to my first beautiful small crop of tall sunflowers blooming right now! Would love to receive this beautiful book!

  24. Love her style. Can’t wait to see the projects in her book

  25. SharonCrigSt

    Such a beautiful home. I love the style of being minimal, yet with just the perfect touches to know that love abounds within! Tout simplement magnifique!

  26. Angela

    Love the pictures of Jamie’s home. After seeing them, I know her book will be full of beautiful ideas to incorporate in my home.

  27. Thanks so much for your honest opinions and praise for Jamie’s book. What I really love is that the pictures are of her own home. That means we can trust her advice nd see how it works for her…and us! It sounds pretty down to earth to me. Love that! I’d love to win the book but I think I’ll be getting it in any event!!


  28. Denise Crowther

    Love love love Jamie’s home and all her ideas on making items. I would so love a copy of her book. Love from South Africa.

  29. Angella

    Already loving her tips on her Instagram stories, would love to read the book I have no doubt it’s full of lots of great ideas!!

  30. Sydney85

    Jamie’s book looks amazing. Definitely looks like a page turner.

    I am enjoying your blog very much. Thank you.

  31. I’ve been following Jamie’s blog for a while now, and absolutely love her décor. I would be overjoyed to win a copy of her book.

  32. Louise Ryan Granger

    Love Jamie’s French decorating style, have been following her for years!

  33. Annette Robinson

    This book looks fabulous!! So many ideas I want to try!

  34. Thank you Lidy! Another beautiful book to dream over. I love French style and try to include bits of it in my Cape Cod home, many of them from FGH! Always love your blog too!

  35. J. Hall

    Jamie taught me to love French style decor. When I discovered her vintage approach to French styling, I was captivated. She inspires me weekly! I would be honored to win a copy of her lovely, creative book.

  36. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. I love all her ideas!

  37. What a beautiful blog you have! Thanks to Jamie for introducing you, and thanks to you for the chance to win her book!

  38. Such a beautiful post, Lidy! Thanks for sharing. The book is just lovely and I’m hoping to add it to my collection, soon!

  39. Denise Carlson

    I was so surprised when I saw your post about Jamie’s new book. Last night I read a review by another blogger. I wish her much success. I love French County Style and try to incorporate it into my home also. Please enter me into the drawing.
    Thanks, Denise

  40. Diane Trahan

    I would love to add this beautiful book to my collection of decorating books.

  41. Yanelys Harper

    Oh this book looks so amazing and I can’t wait to see projects that I can make for my home!

  42. I would love a copy of this beautiful book since I’m part French.

  43. Tammie

    I’m sure the book is filled with fabulous ideas for decorating. I’d love a copy!

  44. Jean Richards

    Someday I will get to go to France but until then, books like this let me daydream! Maybe I’ll get lucky this time!

  45. Deborah

    Would love this book and fell in love with the french style on our trip to Burgundy!

  46. Dawn M Xander

    I’m really excited about Jamie’s new book. It would be a blessing and honor to win a signed copy. The reviews have been amazing and I’d enjoy reading and learning new DIY techniques to add beautiful decor to my home. It would be a wonderful addition to my library. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  47. It’s looks like a wonder inspiration from book WITH how to projects! I love an interactive book! I’d also love to win a copy!

  48. gloria

    I would love a copy of Jamie’s book. Her designs are simple elegance.

  49. Janae Miller

    Always excited about learning new ways to create a beautiful home!

  50. Jacy Cole

    Jamie’s book looks fantastic—really looking forward to reading it!

  51. Angie D

    I have a French farmhouse style, would very much like to read her tutorials!!

  52. Julie Watson

    Thanks for sharing about Jamie and her new book!
    You are connected to such wonderful and interesting individuals.
    As a “died-in-the-wool” DIYer, I am eager to try my hand at some of Jamie’s amazing looking projects. Creating is such fun. Love her philosophy of “so much better with age”. The older I get, the more true that phrase rings! 😉

  53. I absolutely need this book in my life ? We just closed on our first house and this is everything that I imagine it to look like. So beautiful!

  54. Love her moss and branch idea. Would love to win her book

  55. Anne Luck

    I love the relaxed look and feel of her home, I’ve always loved French Country design, this is a book I would love to have!

  56. Jeannette Pillinger

    Really love these pictures so comfortable and feminine X

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