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Happy Tuesday friends! My day started out getting to spend time with my sweet Grandson Leon and now I get to go work outside on my gardens! I'm a little worried about my peonies after the two cold spells we've had. ๐Ÿ˜ฌThey were starting to grow their buds and I've noticed they look smaller than they should be. Hoping to get some blooms from them this year! Peonies are some of my very favorite flowers!! What are some of your favorites? ๐ŸŒธ
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#vivalavignettetuesday #diningroom #diningroomdecor #peonies #peony #peonybouquet #peonylove #favoriteflowers #fleurs #floral #flowers #housebeautiful #homedecor #homedesign #vignette #ironstone #frenchdecor #frenchhome #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden #vintagehome #mycottageinstincts #barijcolor #dsfloral

My little shadow...sweet Sophie. ๐Ÿ’— *
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#ragdoll #ragdollcat #cat #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome

I just wanted to let you all know it will be a little quiet here for a bit. I'm having surgery in the morning and over the next several days I probably shouldn't try posting anything while on pain medicine...๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚ I will not be able to do much of anything for at least a month, per Dr.s orders...that's going to be hard...but I know in order to heal I have to obey. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I went to Barnes & Nobles today and found several things to hopefully keep me occupied, at least for a few weeks. Friends, if any of you would like to send prayers and good thoughts my way, I would be very grateful...thank you! โค๏ธ

The start of another beautiful collection! ๐Ÿ˜ I shared more about these gorgeous vintage copper pieces on my IG stories today. I just came back from the Denver airport where I left my 15 year old with his class group to go to Seattle, Washington for a journalism conference for the next several days. It feels a little weird as I left knowing he was getting on a plane and I was driving away without him. I'm excited for him to learn, have new experiences and be in a new place, but it always pulls at my heartstrings still no matter how old they get! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™ˆโค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป *
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#copper #antiques #vintagecopper #collections #coppercollection #theygrowupsofast #newexperiences #diningroom #platters #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden

Hi friends! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ I thought I would share a little more about me with you all today and several new friends that have come along on this journey with me over the last few weeks.
Hello, I'm Victoria! I am a creative who loves to always have my hands in something, whether it's cooking, painting, building, photography, sewing, upholstering, using lots of different tools, styling, gardening, basically....if it's something I can create or learn...I'm doing it! I'm a visual and hands on learner. I will go over instructions, but I would rather just jump in and learn as I go! I am self taught artist and designer with some classes here and there. Since I can remember I have loved interior design and being creative in making anything around me beautiful. A few things that maybe some don't know about me, I was born in Northern California but grew up in the four corners of New Mexico. Even though I love cooking many different kinds of foods and eating them, my very favorite cuisine is New Mexican food with lots of Hatch green chilies! This month my husband and I will be celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary! Funny thing, we met through a church online dating site before it was a known way to meet someone. My younger sister put me on and then told me...๐Ÿ˜ณ I was sure I would meet a weirdo๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜ฌ...well, here we are all these years later and it's been full of adventures! We have 5 kids together and have lived in 5 different states in the time we've been married! I'm at a new stage in my life as in just a few short weeks, I will be a grandma to a precious baby boy!! Beyond excited to spoil and snuggle him!! I just want to thank you all for your sweet friendships, love and support you all bring to my life here...I am grateful for each of you!! I can't wait to show you all what's ahead with Theโ€ขFrenchMadeโ€ขHome and having you all continue on this journey with me as my dreams unfold...thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค
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One of the reasons I went to France in May, was to attend The Academy that Heather @heatherbullard was teaching. It was a week long styling and photography workshop that had a lot of good insight about the art of styling. One of our first classes, we paired up together and helped each other put together a vignette using items from the Brocante we went to from the day before. I styled a pair of antique sterling silver French reading glasses, a clock, pretty green ink bottle with a pen and a French letter. I used the beautiful flowers that were in my room and displayed it on a marble topped stand. I loved seeing the contrast of textures with it against the old wooden barn door. ๐Ÿ’— *
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#France #styling #stylingwork #frenchdecor #brocante #travelphotography #travels #francetrip #photography #photographer #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #frenchcountryliving #chรขteau #floralphotography #freshflowersfriday #frenchcountry #dordogne

I hope everyone's had a wonderful day! I was asked by a couple of lovely friends if I would like to share for a few tags. The very sweet Monica @olive.hill.interiors wanted to see how I use mirrors in my home for #frenchthemethursday. One of my favorite mirrors is this antique oval one in my dining room. I tend to use more mirrors than other artwork throughout my home. I love how they open up a space and reflect light around a room. I was also asked by the beautiful Sara @sahanson to share for what #makesmesmilethursday. These pretty, blush pink roses I bought from Trader Joe's last week, are still opening and adding a soft touch of Spring to my home! Would any of you sweet friends @rosierosechic @birchcreekstudio @shoponalark and @designsbykaran like to share too? ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜
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#mirrors #homedecor #frenchdecor #ironstone #brass #diningroom #diningroomdecor #roses #frenchstyle #mybhg #housebeautiful #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #interiordesign

I've been in my basement working on two side tables for my living room. I would much rather be outside working on getting my gardens ready for more flowers. Can't wait until I have peonies growing again! Are any of you getting to work outside yet? ๐ŸŒธ *
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#ratherbegardening #peonies #frenchantiques #ironstonewednesdays #howyouhome #frenchcountry #frenchdecor #flowers #floral #floralphotography #underthefloralspell #gardeners #gardening #springtime #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden

I've been thinking about my table setting for our traditional family Easter dinner. I loved my beautiful table last year and had so much fun putting it together! This year I have a few new pretty dishes I found at Marshall's, along with some beautiful vintage ones I want to mix together. I hope everyone is having a great day so far! โœจ๐ŸŒธโœจ
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#springtime #springtable #tablescape #roses #flowers #diningroom #blooms #bunnylove #placesetting #dinnertable #tradition #tabledecor #dishes #frenchdecor #frenchhome #frenchstyle #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden #vignette #throwbacktuesday

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Happy Tuesday friends! My day started out getting to spend time with my sweet Grandson Leon and now I get to go work outside on my gardens! I'm a little worried about my peonies after the two cold spells we've had. ๐Ÿ˜ฌThey were starting to grow their buds and I've noticed they look smaller than they should be. Hoping to get some blooms from them this year! Peonies are some of my very favorite flowers!! What are some of your favorites? ๐ŸŒธ
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#vivalavignettetuesday #diningroom #diningroomdecor #peonies #peony #peonybouquet #peonylove #favoriteflowers #fleurs #floral #flowers #housebeautiful #homedecor #homedesign #vignette #ironstone #frenchdecor #frenchhome #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden #vintagehome #mycottageinstincts #barijcolor #dsfloral

Waking up to snow today was not the best way to wake up this morning. Especially after being outside working in my yard until dark last night and just transplanting two of my older rose bushes over to a new bed. We knew we were getting some rain, but snow wasn't in the forecast until Friday and just a little. This weather is messing up all my gardening plans and plants! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™ˆ Needless to say...I've been in a weird mood all day. Looking back to France...always makes me feel happy! Look at this beautiful yard and garden behind that lovely wrought iron fence...along with those amazing french shutters...*sigh* ๐Ÿ˜ Hopefully one day, my yard will be just as beautiful...that is, as long as the weather cooperates! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„
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#springtime #springflowers #gardening #mothernature #gardenlove #gardens #frenchgarden #frenchhome #francetravel #frenchshutters #wroughtiron #saintemilion #travelphotography #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #colorado #coloradoweather

Thinking back to a year ago around this same time and being in France. It was a dream come true and at moments, felt very surreal! I still can feel the excitement and wonder from the moment I landed in Paris to the first meal I ate...it was all amazing!! I look forward to the day I get to go again...until then, how about reminiscing back with me as I share more photos of my time in France with you all?! Everywhere I went in France the doors were pieces of art! Each one unique and in its own style...this white one was so beautiful in its simple and understated color. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท *
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#paris #france #frenchdoors #frencharchitecture #frenchhistory #streetsofparis #parisstreetart #travelphotography #francetravel #whitewednesday #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #wonderlust

It's hard to believe about this time last year, I was headed to France! I dream of the day when I will go again. Until then, I'm so grateful to have so many wonderful photos to look back on. Happy Thursday my sweet friends!! โค๏ธ
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#saintemilion #bordeaux #france #tavel #explore #roses #historicplace #history #frenchhistory #frencharchitecture #frenchtravel #countryliving #countryside #countrylife #frenchcountry #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #throwbackthursday

My lilac bush from last year gave me several bunches of flowers to cut and bring back inside. This year not too many. I'm going to be adding a few more varieties of lilac bushes in the back this spring, hopefully next year I will have an abundance of them to enjoy! ๐Ÿ’œ
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Happy Wednesday friends! We're back to cold weather and rain here for the last two days. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ I'm in my kitchen today trying to re-think spaces and organize. Our family has literally outgrown our kitchen! I've been trying to be patient until we can build out and do our remodel. For now, I need to get creative and really look at how we use this space and what will help to make it work better for us. I'm doing a mini makeover as I told my husband last night. ๐Ÿ˜ฌWhat are you guys up to today? ๐Ÿ’œ
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#wednesday #organization #organizing #creativespace #lilacs #flowers #springflowers #springtime #glassbottles #vintagehome #frenchdecor #frenchhome #floralphotography #vignette #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #creatingmyhome #simplehomestyle

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today the sun came back out and the snow melted...my plants are happy again! I have plans for being back outside tomorrow where I need to be, hoping to get my flower bed done so I can get my roses planted! Thank you @cottagefleur for asking if I'd like to share for #ilovethislittlecorner. Any of my sweet friends @sahanson @rosierosechic @maison_natural_linens and @driftwood_decor like to share too? ๐Ÿ’—
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#art #oilpainting #antiquepainting #floral #floralpainting #frenchpainting #frenchpainter #curiocabinet #gallerywall #artwork #flowers #roses #frenchstyle #frenchdecor #frenchhome #victoriahayden #thefrenchmadehome #housebeautiful #floralphotography

How was everyone's day today? I was hoping to work outside today, but the weather isn't cooperating. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™ˆ For now I will just get to enjoy my pretty pink roses and wishing for tomorrows weather to be better! โœจ๐ŸŒธโœจ

Happy Sunday friends! I hope everyone's day is going great so far! I'm still on my little getaway and we are having so much fun exploring and just enjoying our time together! I can't wait to share all the pretty photos of Victorian homes I'm taking pictures of, love days like this! ๐Ÿ’—
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Wishing everyone a great weekend! Im off on a little getaway with my husband for my birthday! Not sure where we're going, but I know it will be nice just to have a few days away together! My sweet friend Monica @olive.hill.interiors tagged me for #FrenchThemeThursday the other day and the theme this week is Photographs. I don't have too many photographs up yet, due to needing to have my wall treatment done first, but I do have these beautiful antique French floral paintings...I hope that counts Monica!? ๐Ÿ˜ Would any of my lovely friends like to share too? ๐Ÿ’—
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I just want to thank all of you who wished me sweet Birthday wishes yesterday...it was a great day filled with love and joy from all my family and friends!! Today I woke up hoping to be outside working on my new flower bed but the weather decided something different...it's been raining all day and some last night. โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™ˆI know it's great for my flowers though so I'm not complaining, I just wanted to get work done outside today. I have lots of unfinished projects I could do inside though...trying to motivate myself to do them! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฌWishing you all a great weekend!! ๐Ÿ˜˜
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I've been thinking about my table setting for our traditional family Easter dinner. I loved my beautiful table last year and had so much fun putting it together! This year I have a few new pretty dishes I found at Marshall's, along with some beautiful vintage ones I want to mix together. I hope everyone is having a great day so far! โœจ๐ŸŒธโœจ
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#springtime #springtable #tablescape #roses #flowers #diningroom #blooms #bunnylove #placesetting #dinnertable #tradition #tabledecor #dishes #frenchdecor #frenchhome #frenchstyle #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden #vignette #throwbacktuesday

This room has slowly been evolving to the vision I've had for it for so long. I love seeing the changes in here and yet it's still not done! Hoping to start on my wall treatment in the next few weeks. I know it's going to be a big project and that's why I haven't started it yet. I can't wait to see it done though and what a difference it will make in this space! I hope you all are having a great weekend so far!! ๐Ÿ’—
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I haven't done any Easter decorating yet, but these cute white bunnies with gold ears hopped into my cart the other day at @Marshalls. Paired with some pretty tulips, spring has sprung in my home! Have a goodnight sweet friends!! ๐ŸŒธ
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#springtime #springflowers #tulips #bunnylove #springdecor #springdecorating #livingroom #homedecor #homestyling #vignette #frenchdecor #frenchstyle #frenchhome #thefrenchmadehome #howyouhome #victoriahayden #creatingmyhome #freshflowersfriday #saturday๐ŸŒธstems #mythingisspring #bringonthebunnylove

The start of another beautiful collection! ๐Ÿ˜ I shared more about these gorgeous vintage copper pieces on my IG stories today. I just came back from the Denver airport where I left my 15 year old with his class group to go to Seattle, Washington for a journalism conference for the next several days. It feels a little weird as I left knowing he was getting on a plane and I was driving away without him. I'm excited for him to learn, have new experiences and be in a new place, but it always pulls at my heartstrings still no matter how old they get! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™ˆโค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป *
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#copper #antiques #vintagecopper #collections #coppercollection #theygrowupsofast #newexperiences #diningroom #platters #thefrenchmadehome #victoriahayden

Waking up today, my day has not gone as planned. I have been sick all week and it's only gotten worse. I have had to cancel my plans and won't be going to see my sweet friend Sara @sahanson and enjoying time with her at the Vintage Whites Market tonight. ๐Ÿ˜ข Life happens like that though, unexpected things when you have something else planned. No matter what life throws my way, I always try to be optimistic and see that every cloud has a silver lining. Going to the Dr.s and hopefully will be on the mend before Sunday! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!! *
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