Mellow Monday: The French Country Rooster

Welcome to Mellow Monday, a picture post with beautiful photos from around the web!

Sit back and relax as we present this week’s theme:

The French Country Rooster

Vintage French Country Rooster Wall Plaque

Via Pinterest

The rooster is such a significant element of French Country decor, because of its history with France and its importance to the countryside.

You can learn more about the rooster’s significance here, but this time we’ll mostly be looking at French Country decor with the rooster!

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Why the Rooster is Quintessential to French Country Design

Quick, what’s the first thing you think of when I say “country animal”?

I bet it was a chicken.

And if  not, it was probably the second thing you had in mind. If you’re familiar with the French Country look, chances are you’ve seen quite a few roosters here and there. Roosters are so quintessential to French Country because they’re important to both France and the general countryside.

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Spooky Speculations: Ideas for Elegant Halloween Tablesettings

Here at Couleur Nature, we’re not known for being frightful.

At least, I hope not.

But Halloween is coming soon, and I got to thinking about how we could be a part of this frightfully fun holiday. So I’ve come up with a few ideas for decorating your table for an elegantly spooky Halloween.

Now I know what you’re thinking–“That’s not Halloween at all!” But I’m going to need a little help from your imagination here.

Keep the sheer white napkin sheaths but use Paris Grey Hemstitch napkins on the inside, and it gives the idea of a ghostly mist swirling around a tombstone. Use a jeweled spider for a napkin ring, or for a slightly more macabre look, try these skull napkin rings from Etsy.

 

Via Etsy

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Bless You, Burlap!

Burlap Table Runner in Natural

 

Let’s all take a moment to be forgiving and pardon burlap for its itchiness. After all, it makes up for it in so many other ways: the neutral hue works with so many other colors, it’s inexpensive, and get this—it’s biodegradable! So you can dress up your home while doing the earth a favor.

The Key to Burlap’s Success

There’s a whole debate as to whether the appeal of burlap is its faux humility, but as a designer, burlap appeals to me because of its extraordinary versatility.

The key is its neutral, earthy color and unique texture. Its quiet, subdued hue can be combined with any other color to create a pleasing color combination, but the interesting texture lets it hold on its own.

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