Monday, April 22, 2013



It starts with the perfect duvet to cuddle up in. This one is made from antique French ticking. I love the nautical feel it gives.

These antique European duvets are wonderful for sofas, and for taking outdoors. They are beautiful and durable. After all they have been around for a hundred years...

This sunporch has a hand-painted red cement floor. I have softened it with an 1800s Swedish Gustavian bench upholstered in the softest antique French Sheet. The nubby homespun linen adds a soft texture. Here, I've added some color and more texture with an antique red striped French duvet, stuffed with a twin comforter for added loft.

One of my American finds... this sign came from my favorite Brimfield Antiques Show. I always go with one of my dearest friends in the whole world. I know Barb will love this sunporch.
This chippy star has just the right patina. I wanted some bright pops of white to cool off all the red.
Cooling things down even more. Hand-picked beach glass from a local beach, atops a warmer rustic red barnwood hutch. (I will show you more of this hutch someday. It was crafted by hand in the Western United States from authentic barnwood).
 And of course, so French Country, our French Provincial pillow pair made from a beautiful demeure antique French petite red floral fabric from the 1800s, accented with distressed red leather, jute and an antique French sheet in nubby, soft homespun.
Do you think this is the perfect place to curl up with your duvet and a café au lait, and a good book?


Coco said...

:) I like your blog! Waiting for new photos and beautiful things to show... Cristina

sharon staudigel said...

Thank you so much Cristina. I LOVE hearing from my readers. I hope you like all the beautiful things I post about this Fall.

Ramiz Raza said...

I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!..
Nautical antiques

sharon staudigel said...

Thank you Ramiz! I will look for more nautical antiques to post for you!