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    Posted July 18, 2013 by
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    French Country Kitchen

     

    French Country is known for their toile fabric. Each one tells a story. They were first produced in Ireland in the 1750's but France made them their own. Toile is French for cloth and Jouy was the town near Versailles known for manufacturing the fabrics.

     

    My mother and I found the Toile fabric at Cutting Corners our favorite store to find fabulous designs. She made them into drapes for our kitchen. i like the picture of the husband and wife working in the fields.

     

    French Country is also known for romantic chandeliers draping with crystals. When I saw it I fell in love because it transformed the room. The rod iron gives a nice accent.

     

    My husband and I picked out the French table together and was excited they went with the rod iron in the chandelier. We pushed it against the window to give us more room.

     

    The granite counter is called Cecilla Gold. The flecks of gold blend with the cabinets. It was fun to go to the store and pick out our own slab of granite. They make a lot of it in Texas.

     

    The tumble stone back splash was inspired by me and the tile designer. He worked with me as I bought some last minute tiles to add some excitement.

     

    The floors are travertine look alike tiles with very little maintenance. We purchased a fawn grout so it doesn't show dirt.

     

    The cabinets are solid oak and easy to take care of. A little liquid gold and they look like new. I enjoy our bookshelf in the kitchen because i have an assortment of cookbooks to pull from time to time.

     

    Blue and white is another popular accent for French Country. The pastel flowers add a softness to the room.  My friend and I bought the oil painting together from a side walk vendor in Paris.  We thought it would be a nice keepsake.

     

    Please stop by my blog, French Country With A Twist, at blogspot  and learn more about our kitchen.

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