Accent Your Kitchen With a French Country Wall Clock

Have you considered adding a French country wall clock to your kitchen or dining area? Our kitchens are the heart of our homes. We spend much of our day there cooking, eating, and interacting with our family and friends. While our kitchens need to be functional to handle our needs for meal preparation, they should also be a place where friends and family feel welcome to visit and spend time.

 

French Country Wall Clock

A beautiful way to accent your French country style kitchen is by adding a lovely and functional French country wall clock. A wall clock is a necessary part of any kitchen, and if you have a French country decor home, you’ll want one that fits with the rest of the style.

This charming wall clock measures 7 inches by 7 inches in diameter and will fit comfortably into almost any wall space available. Enriched with a black satin style ribbon and bow, this accent clock is a charming way to dress up any room in your home.

The base of the wall clock is wood with a lightly distressed white face piece to match with the traditional French country design style. This shabby chic style wall clock will easily fit into many different decorating schemes.

The large black Roman numerals on the clock face are easy to see from anywhere in the room. The clock runs on two AA batteries which are not included.

The neutral white and black colors of this wall clock allow it to blend seamlessly into any room whether the walls are painted a neutral color a bold primary hue. It will work equally well in a room decorated with any style of wallpaper.

For more information about this clock or to make a secure purchase, please visit our storefront at Fancy Chic and Vintage.

How to Use a Tabletop Mirror to Brighten Your Home

My dream home would be one that was spacious and bright with large windows to let in the afternoon sun. For many people, that’s just a dream and our current homes aren’t spacious or bright. If that’s the case, don’t despair, learning how to use a tabletop mirror to brighten your home will help.

How to Use a Tabletop Mirror to Brighten Your Home

How to Use a Tabletop Mirror

By carefully positioning a tabletop mirror in your room, you can give your room the appearance of being open and bright.

Add to your mantle

By adding a mirror to the top of your fireplace mantle, you can reflect back the sunlight that comes in your windows. This is a simple way to help multiply the light sources in your room without adding extra lamps or lighting fixtures. To dress up the mantle, you can add a small collection of items from outside like a vase of fresh flowers or a small basket of pinecones.

Add in front of a small lamp

If you have a small reading lamp on a table near your window, you can add a small gold tabletop mirror to help reflect the light. Each time that you turn on your reading lamp, the tabletop mirror will reflect some of that light outward into the rest of your room.

Add to a collection of candles

Another simple way to add light to your room is to set a small collection of candles in front of your tabletop mirror. The mirror will reflect the flickering light of the candles into the room. You can choose a collection of small votive candles or one larger candle in a glass jar depending on the space you have available.

One of the easiest ways to display your gold tabletop mirror is to purchase a mirror that comes with its own stand. It will be easy to stand the mirror up without needing to lean it against something.

Now that you know how to use a tabletop mirror to brighten your home, you can begin to make your home more welcoming.

How to Set Up a French Farmhouse Kitchen

Are you thinking about a French farmhouse kitchen? Here’s a bit of information about the style so you can decide if it’s the right thing for you.  Whether you have a spacious kitchen that you’re planning on remodeling, or simply want to add a bit of style to your existing space, French farmhouse decor can brighten up any living area.

How to Set Up a French Farmhouse Kitchen

French farmhouse style is inspired by the traditional homes found in Provence, in the southern portion of France. The French farmhouse decorating style typically uses ruffles, distressed woodwork and a combination of bold and pastel prints.

How to Set Up a French Farmhouse Kitchen

Reds & Yellows

Reds and yellows often dominate the color scheme in a French farmhouse kitchen. A vase of beautiful daffodils next to a stack of red toile cloth napkins is an easy way to incorporate the style into your home. For a functional addition, add these gorgeous French farmhouse floursack dishtowels to your kitchen.

How to Set Up a French Farmhouse Kitchen

Distressed Style

Distressed wooden cabinets, worn white paint and vintage finds are the ideal choices for your French farmhouse kitchen. Consider white walls with distressed cabinets as part of the overall theme. From there, you can add accent pieces to make the room your own. My personal favorites are these gorgeous chicken wire glass lanterns that are both stylish and functional. Consider adding them to the table as a centerpiece or on the counters as an accent.

How to Set Up a French Farmhouse Kitchen

Floral Prints

Floral prints are an integral part of French farmhouse decor. You’ll find this theme repeated in the chair coverings, curtains, tablecloth and other linens. Don’t feel limited to fabric choices when adding floral prints. You can quickly add in flora print dishes like this stunning Floral Prima Vera Teapot.

If your goal is a French kitchen, there are many different accent pieces you can use to create the style easily. The cozy, timeless style will make your guests feel welcome to stop by for a breakfast of a cup of tea and pains au chocolat.

How to Choose the Best French Bath Soap

Learning how to choose the best French bath soap will turn your evening bath into a truly pampering escape. At the end of a busy day, you deserve to reward yourself and unwind. What better way to pamper yourself and your skin than with a bar of the best French bath soap. You’ll leave the shower with your skin and your senses restored after a long day.

How to Choose the Best French Bath Soap

The French have been making milled soaps for centuries in time-honored traditions. French bath soap is traditionally made with natural ingredients such as honey, lavender, sweet almond oil and shea butter. For years, the French have been known for the quality of their soap.

When choosing a French bath soap, care should be taken to choose a bath soap that is made from the highest quality natural ingredients. These ingredients will be most soothing to your skin and, unlike artificial ingredients, will nourish and nurture your skin, rather than dry it out.

Sweet almond oil is one of my favorite ingredients for moisturizing. Almond oil is extracted from the seeds of sweet almonds and helps to prevent your skin from drying out. Sweet almond oil is also cleansing and has anti-inflammatory properties. These features make sweet almond oil the ideal choice for sensitive or irritated skin.

Another excellent ingredient for bath soap is honey. Honey contains antibacterial properties. So, in addition to the amazing scent of honey, the antibacterial properties will help those who suffer from acne or are prone to skin rashes. Honey is very healing and soothing to sensitive skin.

For a genuinely soothing and relaxing bathing experience, lavender is my scent of choice. Lavender is known to promote relaxation and stress-relief and has been used for years in aromatherapy for this reason.

When choosing French bath soap, keep these qualities in mind. The Honey Lavender Soap from Fancy Chic and Vintage is one of the very best French bath soaps available.

How to Style a Scarf for a Fresh Spring Look

Knowing how to style a scarf can take your spring outfit from drab to fab in no time at all. Winter is on its way out, but that’s no reason to pack away all those beautiful scarves in your closet. Scarves are not just cold weather accessories. There are many different ways you can wear a scarf in the spring and summer months. They can dress up a casual pair of jeans and help add glam to your favorite little black dress.

 

How to Style a Scarf for a Fresh Spring Look

One of the simplest ways to style a scarf for spring is to knot it behind your neck and double loop it to create an infinity scarf. Depending on the length of the scarf, you can loop it two or three times and adjust it to hang gracefully. Try a side tie for a fun, fashionable look.

To dress up a cocktail dress, just wrap a lace scarf around your neck and flip the edges forward for an elegant look. You’ll want this to drape loosely, leaving the edges slightly off center. This ivory lace scarf would work perfectly with a fun floral print cocktail dress.

How to style a scarf for a fresh spring look

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you can change things up a bit and use a scarf instead of a belt. This style works wonderfully over a loose shirt or even an A-line summer dress.

For a classic warm weather look that works with shorts and a t-shirt, just drape your scarf over your shoulders and let it hang loose. Grab your favorite pair of sunglasses and slip on your sandals and you’re all set for a casual day out.

A short scarf can be knotted on the strap of your handbag to add style to your favorite spring bag.  The best types of fabric for a spring or summer scarf are lightweight materials like this sapphire blue sheer scarf.

Now that you know how to style a scarf, which look will you try first?