Winter Ideas, A Fireplace Mantel, California French Style Home Tour & More

Welcome to the all new and improved French Country Fridays!

Like many of you, we are counting down the days to be with family and friends for the holidays! When you have adult children it’s hard to get everyone together in one place. I’m going to be winding down the blog for the next couple of weeks to get ready, but if you’re on the mailing list you’ll be able to stay in touch! Find the form at the bottom of this page to sign up and happy holidays…in advance!

Shabbyfufu | 55 Winter Season Ideas & Tips

If you missed this post there are some great ideas of how to decorate after Christmas, winter beauty products and much more!


Designthusiasm | Romantic Christmas Mantel

Lory is showcasing a beautiful mantel decorated for Christmas with fresh evergreens and seasonal accents.

French Cottage By The Sea – A Home Tour

A magical French cottage by the sea and in this home tour you’ll see it all dressed for a festive holiday season!

Favorite French Finds

If you are looking to add a touch of French style to your home, click on the items below for direct links to the products.


We are totally renovating our kitchen and adjacent family room and getting there step by slow step! With two brand new white slipcovered sofas I’m sharing a tip to help keep them clean, especially with pets or messy people! Take a king size coverlet and cut it in half lengthwise with pinking shears. Then tuck the raw edges under the back cushions and don’t worry about seat dirt! A king sized coverlet is just the right size for most sofas and they are generally machine washable. Have you done this before?

white slipcovered sofa


I just updated the Shabbyfufu curated Amazon Storefront with four new gift guides that are worth checking out! They are broken down into price ranges with a gift guide all under $10, a guide with everything under $20, gifts under $50 and then a gift guide under $100. SEE THEM ALL HERE!

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