What The Heck Is Toile Anyway?

Pretty toile

And maybe more importantly, how do you say it?!

Maybe I’m the only one who struggles with this.

But just in case I’m not, and to forever memorialize the day when I finally just looked up the definition and pronunciation and put years and years of turmoil to rest…

Curse That Common Sense: My “It’s A Wonderful Life” Dreamhouse

I’ve been totally obsessed with house hunting for oh, say, the last 2 1/2 years at least.

As in,  when we’re driving, I can’t focus on anything my hubby says because I’m thinking of what kind of houses my Zillow app would pull up For Sale in the neighborhood we just passed, and my hand is itching to check my phone every other minute.

I think I have a pretty good excuse. But I admit it may be getting out of hand when I’m hitting “Refresh” 5 or 6 times while driving through a single neighborhood.

Shabby Chic Chandeliers: 10 Ways To Light Up Your Life

Something about a chandelier just takes any act up a notch. And there are, of course, a zillion different styles of chandelier. The classically ornate style seems to be popping up all over the place. I’m not sure whether everyone pretty much had a chandelier of some kind in their house, and they just got cool, or if all the Shabby Chic glory just got cool, so everybody had to get a chandelier. But one thing is for sure: Shabby Chic chandeliers are gloriously here to stay.

And, might I say, I’m so glad they are? One reason their popularity might be skyrocketing is because they do, so perfectly, crown the Shabby Chic/ French Country decor style in just about any room. And this style seems to be blending well with and showing up in the corners of interior design of all kinds.

So, without further ado, may I present…

My 10 Favorite Shabby Chic Chandeliers

(In order of elaborate-ness. Just because it’s fun that way. :))

 1. Simply Shabby

Simple Shabby Chic Chandelier

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