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Inspiration on a foggy Tuesday

{fabulous photo from here}

This morning it is foggy in SW France and I can think of nothing nicer than looking at this gorgeous Ralph Lauren photo for inspiration.

I adore everything in it but most of all WANT those wall lights or appliques as they are called in French. The lampshades are gorgeous and are becoming harder and harder to find in France in good condition.

So beautiful and inspiring.......


…à la prochaine!..

Leeann x

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  1. ~*Just beautiful Leeanne!!! Hugs~ Rachel~*~ **Hope you have a wonderful day!!**

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  2. I agree, a gorgeous setting. I love the lights too. G

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  3. Oh my! I would love to sit down there everyday and primp!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Beautiful silver and muted gold colors make a warm, romantic invitation. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

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  5. what a lovely place to put on makeup!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  6. Isn't this the most beautiful vanity? Anything Ralph lauren does is perfect.
    Have a great day!
    Teresa

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  7. So beautiful, gorgeous and inspiring.....and very, very French. XXXX

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  8. thank you for this cheerful and beautiful start to the day!

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  9. Ah....the French certainly know how to make beauty.....don't they?

    Xo

    Jo

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  10. What a lovely image to dwell on in the fog! x

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  11. Hi Leeanne,
    so nice to meet you.You have a beautiful blog! Now I'm off to have a look around.
    Have a wonderful week,
    hugs,
    Marie

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  12. I adore this image....so glam xoxoxo

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  13. This whole collection is just stunning! Thank you for taking me there again!
    --Lee Ann

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  14. That is a very lovely photo! It is dreary where I live too today, he rich fabrics really brighten my mood.

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  15. Dreamy - I would want to sit there all day!!
    Have an enjoyable week Leeann,
    Shane x

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  16. I love EVERYTHING about that photo! Lovely, lovely! xo

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  17. I absolutely love the wall lights as well and the roses! Beautiful, elegant image .... Perfect!
    Have a lovely day
    Frances

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  18. Hi Leeann,

    Beautiful and so inspirational.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. Oh, how wonderfully styled! I love the convex mirror and also those roses! Absolutely gorgeous. And I agree, those wall lights are to die for, I would love those for my bedroom. I will have to just dream at this stage...

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  20. Bonjour Leeann

    Lovely, lovely, lovely.
    I like everything in that photo.
    What a great inspiration!
    It's beautiful here in downunder.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    Julie xx

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  21. I have just found your blog..so happy+great post. RL is the most divine stylist.xx peggybraswelldesign.com

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