natural elements~antlers

Whether they are ‘sheds” big game animals drop every year or “fake” ones on the market today, you can still find this design element today!

French Grey

Antlers.

I will be the first to admit that I didn’t exactly, how do you say, “like” them for a very long time.

But, I am a person (though I don’t really like to admit this) who is influenced by media.

More specifically, design publications.

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Now, I have always loved objects of nature. Bird nests, pine cones, driftwood, lichen covered rocks and twigs, and more recently sea shells and coral.

But antlers?

These have always represented big game hunting to me. And I am surrounded by big game hunting territory! People travel from all over the world for the opportunity to hunt elk, mule deer, moose, etc. in what seems like my backyard. I even know guys who go antler hunting in the spring to find sheds that the animals loose every year.

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So naturally, the local decor is influenced by the region……

Lodge style.

Very lodge…

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Hello friends,
It’s hard to believe it has been one year already!
I thought it would be fun to repost my first post. I am so grateful for everyone and everything that has happened in this last year! Some goals have not yet been met, and some things have exceeded my expectations! I am thankful for all the people I have met, and the true connections to the online community that I would have never experienced in my little corner of the world.
Thank you for being a true inspiration and encouragement to me!

French Grey

Hello blogging world! Better late than never. This is an attempt at my first post. I have been  inspired by many amazing blogs as of late, and I hope to create something of equal beauty and inspiration.

Coming up with a name was somewhat of an inspiration in and of itself. I stumbled across a nice term for the tarnish that gets into the details of silver…..french grey.

It describes perfectly the things I love:

French farmhouse

Whites and greys

European grain sacks

Gardening

Vintage finds…..and a simple life

Here are some great photos from Atelier De Champagne that have me excited to add a little more french grey to my home.

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whatever is lovely

When life seems to be getting a little hectic and I am bombarded with visual stimulation I am drawn to calm and serene spaces. A place where my eye can rest and my mind can be free to ponder the deeper things. A soft, muted color palette of whites and washed greys instantly calms the …