My Can’t Live Without Piece of Furniture: French Armoire

I can’t believe I haven’t really shared this here before.  I have a favorite piece of furniture at home, a French Armoire, and thought it was about time it had a little of the limelight.  It is the only giant piece of furniture I own and it is soooo heavy it sat in the place I put it right when we moved in…until the other day.

A French Armoire with Cotton Wreaths on the Doors is such a sweet fall touch.

I moved it into the corner of the living room because we literally didn’t have another spot to put it in the house.  I’ve made some big changes I’ll be sharing in the coming days in terms of furniture arrangement.  I sort of get a bee in my bonnet and before my husband knows it I have him helping me shift everything.  I fool him by just starting with one piece of furniture, a heavy French Armoire, and then it becomes a chain reaction.  But I think I’m finally satisfied with the set-up.  It only took me two and half years.

French Furniture Armoire with Cotton Wreath hung with ribbons

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with wreaths on door and mirrors.  I know it’s not a new thing.  Sometimes I’m early to the party and sometimes I’m late.  I think my mind has to cycle through all the things it needs to think about before it suddenly realizes it really loves wreaths on doors, especially hung with ribbons.

French Fruniture Armoire with Cotton Wreath on Door hung with a ribbon

Especially cotton wreaths found at JoAnn’s for 60% off.  Hello!  It was a matter of cerebral necessity they came home with me.  I may or may not be showing you some pretty moss versions later this week.  Okay, okay…I totally give, I am going to show you moss ones too.  My mind is at rest though.

French Furniture Armoire with Cotton Wreathes hung on the doors with ribbons

Now it’s free to think and dream about cabinet hardware, light fixtures, and Christmas vignettes with nativity scenes.  Oh how I dream of those.  I did recently make a promise that Christmas would not appear in our home before Thanksgiving.  He didn’t see I had my fingers crossed behind my back though, so it doesn’t really count.

Cotton Wreath on a French Armoire hung with a ribbon

This morning as I sat drinking my Tazo Chai Latte I admired my cotton wreaths hung on the doors of my French armoire with ribbon.  Then this afternoon when I turned on the Spongebob movie for the 100th time, I batted my eyelashes toward the cotton wreaths hung on the doors with ribbon and smiled to myself.  Then tonight while I was cutting the ends off the green beans I gazed over at them and sighed.

French Furniture Armoire with Cotton Wreathes hung with a ribbon

Corny, but true.  It feels kind of like when my smelly boys and their stinky feet shower and dress up in a suit and tie with their hair combed nicely and wear non-smelly shiny dress shoes.  I feel like maybe, just maybe, there is a gentleman in there.

Have a fantastic day my fellow decor obsessed!


Cotton Wreaths on Doors with Ribbons. French Country Furniture

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  1. Ron Carrier

    October 24, 2016 at 6:25 am

    What a great piece of French furniture. I too love the wreaths.

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 7:44 am

      Thanks so much Ron! Have a great Monday.


  2. Judy Biggerstaff

    October 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I see why you can’t live without this piece of furniture. It is stunning and such cute wreaths.

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      If I could only save one piece of furniture forever…it would be this one.

      Thanks Judy!

  3. KariAnne Wood

    October 24, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I can’t believe you’ve never showed that piece before! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!! I love it! And those wreaths on the door are perfection. 🙂

    Happy day rock star!

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      I know right? I was just hiding this little gem…I guess. It just was never in a good place to photograph…just sitting on a big wall in an open space. Now it makes so much more sense.

      Thanks karianne!


  4. Barbara Borowy

    October 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Beyond beautiful

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Barbara! Happy you stopped by.


  5. Jeanne

    October 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Nancy – this French Armoire is so stunning…I actually gasped when I scrolled down the page…gasped in a good way. 🙂

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Jeanne you are so sweet! Thanks for being such a great supporter.


  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    October 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    What a gorgeous piece of French furniture. I love French Country design, and this piece of furniture is simply stunning! I love the wreaths hanging from the doors…so pretty! I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks so much Shannon! I hope you have a great week too!

  7. Maureen Ryan

    October 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Dear Nancy, I have an Ethan Allen French Country armoire that’s probably 30 years old and going strong! It’s my favorite piece in the house and we just moved it back to the starring spot in the living room — looks so good. On top, I have a collection of my best blue-and-white porcelain pieces with blue faux hydrangenas in the large vase! Seems as if you would like my living room — I certainly like yours!
    Last Christmas, I hung boxwood wreaths in all the windows with red ribbon; it really added an English Country charm.
    Sorry this post was so long — just wanted to say hello and “we have so much in common.”

    1. Nancy

      October 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Oh Maureen I can picture it. It sounds like you have ALL the things I love…French Country, Blue and White, and hydrangeas. It sounds so lovely. I would love to see a picture (if you want). I’ve actually had this piece for 20 years, it was one of the first things my husband and I bought of “real” furniture after we purchased our first home.

      Thanks so much for sharing. Hearing from the people that read this little blog makes my heart sing. Have a wonderful week Maureen!


  8. Janice

    October 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Oh yes that piece is gorgeous and a keeper for ever

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