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  1. Enjoyed your post today. Also share your love of chandeliers. Love the one in your dining room, especially the black socket covers. Are those original? Can you offer suggestions on where I can obtain replacement socket covers?

  2. I love this post Lory! As you know, I’m a big fan of mixing the antique and the new, and you’ve done a great job of sharing how to achieve that! Both your dining rooms are so pretty, and such a great mix, too!

    Happy weekend!


  3. Love the garden angel statue. I have one just like yours that I happened upon a few years ago but I don’t think it is really old. A great reproduction though. I love using statuary inside.

  4. Hi. Love your style and love the reproduction mantle clock. Can you share where you got this?

    1. Thank you so much! I bought it online a while ago but there’s a very similar one linked in the shopping section of the post above… 🙂

  5. Maree Lallensack says:

    Truly enjoy your suggestions, just love the chandeliers, I have my grandmothers hanging in my bathroom.
    I have forwarded your site to my sister and niece in Australia.
    Just love reading about your giveaways.
    That floral candlestick is just divine again reminds me of my grandmother.
    Thank you fir sharing so much.

  6. Lisa Viles says:

    I also enjoy mixing the new and old! I really enjoy your posts! Merry Christmas!

  7. Great advice, Lori! Aside for the internet that usually charges crazy prices for antiques, I’m finding it harder and harder to find antiques In my area. There isn’t much turnover it seems but it doesn’t stop me from looking! That’s why I enjoy seeing what you do with your ‘finds’!

  8. Great stylish ideas here! I enjoy thrifting as it is budget friendly.

  9. First of all, you are my favorite blog. I Love French Country Cottage and have enjoyed reading all that you have done in the French style, whatever style you have….I love. Second, I have everything you suggested above. One thing you didn’t have on the list are crowns. I have a crown collection and have used them on my garden statues, flower decorations, everywhere. I live in a small apartment and downsized from a 4500 sq ft home to a 1200 sq ft apartment. Needless to say, my home looks like a store and I am working on downsizing, while keeping the treasures. It isn’t easy, but I’m using you as inspiration. You obviously have a large space so everything looks so deliberate and spacious. It will be some time before I accomplish that. I have a long hallway that is nothing but mirrors and I love it so much. Work in progress. Thanks so much.

    1. Aww, thank you so much for the kind words!! It sounds like you have a wonderful collection of treasures in your home. I agree that putting some things away can help you appreciate the things that are out more, but you can always rotate things if you don’t want to get rid of them. Still, upon closer inspection, there are usually some things that can go.

      Oh, and crowns… love them!! I, too, put them on garden statues and such… 🙂