Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Open House party



Welcome to the Open House Party.

You will find the link to join the party at the bottom of this post.  Don't go there yet as we have another fabulous home to tour today.

One evening right after moving into our new home I went on-line searching for decorating ideas.  While searching for French Design I came across the blog  French Kissed.  At this time I had never heard of decorating blogs.  This opened up a whole new world for me and I was hooked.  That evening I looked at every single post from French Kissed  and did not go to bed until after 2:00 AM.  

Jermaine's blog is still one of my all time favorites and her home exudes style and French elegance like no other.  She is a stager and stylist for some of the most amazing properties and frequently uses decorative objects from her own home for the photo shoot.  Her philosophy is "You do not have to be wealthy to live richly" and she proves this with many of her beautiful things coming from flea markets and thrift stores. 

  I hope you enjoy the tour.




Isn't her photography beautiful?














I had to include these Christmas photos. How fabulous is this? 


To read more about Jermaine click HERE and please visit  Frenched Kissed to see
more of this beautiful blog. 

Thank you Jermaine!

On to the Linky party...

Thank you so much for joining the Open House party.  I really try to get to every post you have linked
and leave a comment.  As the party grows I realize there are just not enough hours in the day for me to visit everyone.  I feel tremendously guilty for this.

Please know how very much I appreciate each and every one of you.  I really hope you don't consider me rude or thoughtless and that you understand that sometimes LIFE gets in the way.

Thank you for understanding!

Hugs,
Sherry


57 comments:

Gail said...

Hi Sherry, her home is gorgeous! I LOVE her outdoor space. I'm off to check out her blog. Thanks for hosting.

Have a wonderful evening,
Gail

d e l i g h t said...

French Kissed is a beautiful blog and her home is breath taking! Thank you for hosting!

Jacqueline said...

Every room and even the outdoor rooms are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing her with us!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, what a great feature! The photos and the home are just stunning! Thanks for hosting and thanks for sharing!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I agree, Jermaine and her home are in a class by themselves. Just beautiful! Just linked up, thanks Sherry for a wonderful party! xoxo

Suzy said...

Beautiful home and yes, her photography is beautiful. Thank you so much for the peek into this gorgeous place! Thanks for hosting your party. I certainly understand how life can get in the way of the best intentions!

Poppy said...

Gorgeous! You always have the most amazingly beautiful home tours to share with us and I just love it! Absolutely beautiful home and so very inspiring! I appreciate you throwing the party for us and it must be a lot of hard work,so it's perfectly alright if you cannot make the rounds. My thanks to you for being a gracious hostess each week,it's a lot of fun. Have a lovely evening!Hugs~Poppy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I've been by French Kissed, and you can get lost there. Thanks for hosting.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Already a follower and stalker of Jermaine's. She takes us along to Paris and New York and I love her home in California. Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What beautiful pics...thanks so much for hosting sherry.

blessings,
Linda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

As always Sherry, thank you for being such a gracious hostess at your fun party. Her home is stunning. I was particularly drawn to the kitchen. :)

Geneva said...

I just found your Linky Party and blog and am so glad I did. Can already see the inspiration flowing... Thank you for hosting the party. I loved reading your post and seeing all the beautiful photographs!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous home- just stunning. Thank you and her for sharing. Such lovely pieces and beautiful flowers.

YOur vacation pictures of Greece are so striking and very very beautiful. What a great vacation.

Sherry said...

Now that is a house! Wow! Lovely...
Sherry

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Oh la la! I'm in love with French Kiss, thanks for letting us know about her beautiful blog and sharing those highlights, and also thanks for hosting!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
Her home is so pretty with attention to every last detail.

I'll be sure and check out her blog.

hugs
Sissie

Katie said...

Thank you for introducing us to the The French Kissed Home. If off to check out her blog now.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, Thanks for hosting Open House. Jermaine's home is lovely. It has a very welcoming, lived in, collected, old french country feel. Just perfection. There is so much interest everywhere I look!
I am heading over to see her blog!
Wonderful post!
Yvonne

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sherry! This is my first time linking up to your party and what a fabulous house that is featured! Thanks so much for hosting and what a great party!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Salmagundi said...

The home tour this week is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing - I'll check out her blog. Sally

Sue said...

What a beautiful home. Thanks for introducing us! And thanks as always for hosting.

Kathleen said...

She has a lovely home!
Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Sherry, I can see why you were hooked, her home is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for sharing her beautiful home with us. I'm heading right over to see more! thanks for hosting, Martina

Michele Smith said...

Wow! Her home is fabulous. I am off to see more.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful home you featured this week Sherry. I will definately pop over to look around more. Thanks for hosting.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sherry~ What a beautiful home!! All linked up- thanks for hosting! :)

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Hi Sherry,
What a gorgeous home! And I am looking forward to finding even more inspiration here. Thanks for hosting!
-Shelley

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous tour, you always share such wonderful things! I'm going to check her blog French Kissed right now, it sounds great for a sleepless night, now I know where to go! Thank you for hosting. Lots of hugs, FABBY

Susan said...

Sherry, this home is beautiful!! I so love the dining room.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much for sharing photos from the "Frech Kissed" blog. I only recently saw her blog and I, too, spent lots of time looking at past posts she had done. I love to find the pheasant in her decor...kind of like a "Where's Waldo". I did not know her background until you shared it.

At The Picket Fence said...

What a lovely home you have featured today! LOVE the Christmas decor, so simple and elegant. Thank you so much for hosting Sherry, we appreciate you!

Heather

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Jermaine's house is absolutely stunning. Such attention to detail! I love her kitchen in particular and also her wonderful outdoor spaces. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. I've just linked up and am off to see what everyone else has been up to.
:)Lynn

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Sherry, I am a HUGE admirer of Jermaine and her blog, French Kissed....her style is timeless...I SO love it!! I did the same as you and just stalked her blog hours the first time I found it! Thank you for sharing! I am fixing to go visit the party participants!

Lou Cinda

lvroftiques said...

I'm so with ya Sherry! Jermaine's blog and home have long been at the top of my "favorites" list *winks* Such wonderful inspiration!
Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party! Vanna

June said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Jermaine's style is gorgeous Sherry.

bj said...

That is indeed a gorgeous home...thanks for showcasing her.
And..thanks for hosting.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful home! And thanks so much for hosting Sherry! I know it takes a lot of time and energy to host a party! It is greatly appreciated!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a lovley home. I feel like I have just spent an evening in Provence.

Thank you for hosting this every week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Thanks for the tour of another beautiful home, Sherry! Love the frenchiness! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

adventuresindinner said...

What a gorgeous spot-sigh. The builders will leave my house someday?

French-Kissed said...

Dear Sherry,

Thank you...I am so honored to have my home chosen for your Open House Party. Thrilled to hear the story of the first time you visited...I never knew this and it makes me feel like all of the hard work that goes with blogging is actually worth it...and thank goodness you started blogging because you now inspire me! Beautiful ~ the wonderful exchange of ideas that flows between all of us here in blogland and your hosting of these parties enriches us all...now I am off to see what all of the other party goers have been up to!

Jermaine

Betsy (BB) said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely home. I also appreciate the opportunity to link to your party. I also have my ingredients for my home made chalk paint- thanks for the recipe! I'll let you know how I do.

xinex said...

Wow! That was a lot of fun looking at all those beautiful pictures! What a lovely home!..Christine

classic • casual • home said...

Love that name "French Kissed" :) The home must smell lovely with that lavender, too.

Sarah said...

Sherry, Jermaine's talent in all that she does is truly awesome. LIke you, I've followed French Kissed for a long time and am continually amazed at the beauty she shares. Thank you for featuring French Kissed and for hosting Open House each week. It has grown in popularity for reason. ;-)
I appreciate your style too! All the best ~ Sarah

Richard Cottrell said...

This house is amazing. What beautiful treasures it holds. I just love all of it. Thanks so much for the tour. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Oh Sherry, I could just move in right now! Everything is my taste to the tee! I have to bookmark, pin, and dream about it. Thank you so much!

Curtains In My Tree said...

everything is always so pretty over here

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Sherry,
French Kissed is my favorite home so far!! Outstanding, Charming home!! Can't get enough, love that you included Christmas!

Fondly,
Laurie
P.S. Sherry how can I link up to your next party?

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh...I'm just ecstatic that you are showcasing Jermaine's FABULOUS home this week for your Open House party! You know, I just recently found her blog! Like you, I literally spent hours going through her posts! Ohhh my...there really are not words to express how fabulous her home is and how very gifted and talented that she is!!! Her homes and her blog, "French Kissed" is one of my new favorites!

Well dear friend, thank you so much for hosting another wonderful Open Home party this week! I was running a bit late to get linked up...but better late than never! Hehe!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Gorgeous home! Would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

Mandy said...

Sherry, thank you for hosting this party. If you haven't done so, I'd love it if you shared a project at my party - www.projectqueen.org
Thank you!

Katty's cosy cove said...

Beautiful source of inspiration-love it. Thank you for hosting this party ~Blessings always~

~ Regan said...

WHat a lovely home! I especially liked all of her dishes!

Please stop by sometime and check out my giveaway!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Jermaine's home is gorgeous. I've visited her blog and really like it. fun learning more about her throug these lovely images. Hope all is well with you. Can totally relate about life getting in the way of blogging and commenting. I have to apologize as well. Hope you have a delightful weekend. Mona

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sherry, thank you for the introduction, that house is gorgeous! The outside looks like it is sitting in the French valley. Thank you for your sweet congrats, it means so much to me

Carol

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sherry, Jermaine's blog is one of the first blogs I started reading and following. She is so creative and her home proves so. Thanks for featuring French Kissed, I always enjoy another tour of her blog.

~Emily
The French Hutch