Sunday, February 27, 2011

Feeling kind of boyish....

I love a good dose of masculine style, especially when it has a Victorian country gentleman kind of feel. Wishing you all a dashing Monday!

A Sense of Humor...


This is pure brilliance. 
On so many levels. 
Love it.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Do you know Rue?


There is a lot of blogger buzz about online magazines, and as a girl who really loves the tactile experience of curling up with a new magazine (and tearing out the pictures I really like) I was skeptical that they could live up to the hype. But I am excited about Rue Magazine...

Not only is it free (no, seriously, no forms to fill out, no subscriptions, no catch) but it is GORGEOUS! Here are some of my favorite images from issue 3...





So go check out the newest issue of Rue and find some of your own favorite images!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I want...

....to reupholster our couch like this.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Exciting things are coming...

We are under construction...

This is a neglected little blog so far. It is mostly due to the fact that it has had several different incarnations and purposes in its short existence. It started out life as a partner to the little antiques shop my husband and I opened out of our home. But we had hardly had our first sale before our lives changed dramatically. We fell in love with a place in the country which just happens to be right next door to Mr Mouse's brother and his family. So in a few short months we will be moving to 90 acres in one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen. The sudden over abundance of space opens up a world of possibilities, and I am planning to enthusiastically explore all of them!

So in the months to come I hope you will join me as I embark on completely making over a rustic rural home, flexing my photography muscles, and generally embracing the country lifestyle...with a French Mouse twist of course!

For now, here are some mood boards I've been working on while planning the color schemes for the house...


I'm so excited about these upcoming changes...I hope you'll all come along for the adventure with me!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Black Strap...


Visit for the amazing reworked vintage treasures, or visit for the gorgeous photography...






Find these and more at The Black Strap on etsy...