I told you a bit ago that I was looking for a fresh look for my home for the new year and that I was moving in the direction of French Country. I am slowly beginning the process by picking things up here and there as I find them, but much of it is intentional. I want this process to be a little more controlled than the evolution my home has gone through in past years. Take this rooster, for instance. I got it at Hobby Lobby and I searched every inch of that store looking for just the right one. They had roosters of varying materials, sizes and colors. I didn't' want one that was too large, because my kitchen and dining area isn't palatial by an means, so scale was a concern. Price was a huge consideration and a deal breaker as well. They had some that were $75.00 and up that were nice, but I wasn't gonna spend that kind of money.
So, after looking high and low, I found this one. It's made of resin and stands about 15" tall. I really like it and it looks nice paired up with the few red transferware pieces I have.
Of course, the current wallpaper in that nook has to go. I'll most likely do a toile, but can't decide yet if it should be black or blue.
The while linens will also be replaced. I found a wonderful red gingham with the larger 2" squares that I'm going make into a runner for this area.
I also found these great knobs at Hobby Lobby. I just realized that I should probably straighten them up. ::smile::
So, these are the humble beginnings of my journey and I'll take you along with me as I complete things.