Monday, September 15, 2014

Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook


From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
I was recently contacted by Inspire Q Furniture and asked if I would be interested in updating a space in our home. Who are Inspire Q Furniture you may be asking? They are the suppliers of Inspire Q and Tribecca Home and have been awarded top supplier over at Overstock.com. After they emailed me their catalog to look thru, I saw some great pieces and was more than happy to team up with them on a product review.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
This is our breakfast nook after the kitchen makeover last year. If you missed the kitchen makeover post you can click here. This space holds family treasures such as the kitchen table which was the first piece of furniture I ever worked on over 14 years ago. Then there is the fabulous pie safe that The Papa made for Mr.Front Porch and I as a wedding gift. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
For 13 years now we have used the pie safe in the breakfast nook of every home we have lived in. It holds the boys art supplies, puzzles and what not. I am still in love with the pie safe but I was ready for a change.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
In comes the Courtland Long Bookcase
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
As soon as I saw it I knew it was just the piece that I needed for in here.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
Even though I moved our beloved pie safe to another area in the house I still wanted to include family treasures in this space.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
The milk can is from my PopPop's personal treasure collection. He use to clean out estates when working for the bank in town.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
The bottom rolling pin is Mr.Front Porch's Grandma Lillian's.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
The bookcase also allows me to display other vintage treasures like this porcelain cow bank. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
 I snatched this vintage bread box right up after I saw that it still had its original knob and was functional. Plus it was less than $40! At that price it just HAD to come home with me.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
The tea cups I found at an antique shop when we were at the beach. I have been wanting to collect ironstone for sometime now and these were the perfect starting pieces.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
The bookcase was super easy to put together and I love the rustic wood feel the shelves have. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
From My Front Porch To Yours- Updated French Farmhouse Breakfast Nook
The Courtland Bookcase is a great piece to own and I know I will enjoy having it in our breakfast nook for years to come. As with any shelving piece it is always best to secure it to the wall especially if you have children or crazy animals that like to jump on things.


***Though I was provided with product to review from Inspire Q Furniture, my thoughts and opinions of the piece are entirely my own.***
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35 comments:

  1. Luv the updated look Pamela. What a pretty piece. Did you say iron stone?? Swoon!

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  2. Yes it is really a nice refresh!! Lovely!! I like the open shelves!!

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  3. I really liked the way the space looked before the re-do but I LOVE how it looks after! It's always good to have more display space to put treasures. Looks great.

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  4. What a wonderful piece! It looks perfect in your kitchen nook.

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  5. What a pretty piece Pamela...I love the way it looks in your nook and the way you have it styled!!

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  6. That is gorgeous! I love all the pieces you used for styling, too. It looks fantastic!! (and I want your pie safe...)

    xox

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  7. Good Morning Pamela,
    I loved it before but Wow I really love it now. Love your farmers basket and your rolling pin collection is so great. Have a great start to the week.
    Kris

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  8. Just so beautiful Pamela!....you certainly nailed the French inspired look!!!...Love it!!

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  9. Wow! I really like this piece. So much terrific display space, yet it has such clean lines. Also, the distressed wood shelves - oh my, gorgeous!!!! Look forward to seeing your wonderful pie safe' s new home. Jane

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  10. What a lovely neutral & cozy space! All of the farmhouse essentials are perfect !

    Paige.Rose
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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  11. Great bookcase and I love how you have it styled.

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  12. Love your new shelves and all your vintage treasures you have displayed !

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  13. How fun! It gives you lots of room to display all of your pretty things!

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  14. Pamela,
    WOW!!! That is one charming piece and I LOVE how you are using it. You have so many wonderful treasures and this is a great piece to show them all off. Love how you displayed the rolling pins (CUTE)!!! I will be sure to come back and enter the giveaway. Please feel free to share at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. That is a gorgeous piece and you have decorated it so nicely. The mix of wood and metal in the bookcase ties in beautifully with your metal and wood accessories.

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  16. It is adorable. I can't wait to see where the pie safe ended up. I have the perfect spot in mind for a wall shelf like that. I love the teacups. I have plates and bowls in that pattern and I love them.

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  17. Pamela, It's perfect for your kitchen nook! I am loving the new look.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  18. Your kitchen redo is decorated so beautifully. I have a personal question you know that when we redo things sometimes there are those will nail marks on the walls. Do you always repaint? Everything looks for perfect.
    ((HUGS)) Jo from Anne's Attic - blog http://fulcolbaxia.wordpress.com

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  19. Awesome bookcase and it's styled beautifully!!! ~~Angela

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  20. What a great piece to purchase think of how it will for Thanksgiving or Christmas and how you can constantly change put the collections definitely love the open spaces.Susie

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  21. What a beautiful change Pamela - love the mix of wood and metal - and your collections deserve to be out on the open shelving !
    xxx

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  22. Totally looks like a magazine spread! That bread box is gorgeous, I love it there. You do such a great job of adding touches to builder grade walls and windows, like the boards over your windows...so clever!

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  23. Beautiful! I also love the pie safe, but this is a wonderful way to display all of your gems! I love it!

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  24. I love it, Pamela! That bookcase is perfect for that spot. It really showcases your collections. And I love the style of it. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the new bookshelf! Might look good in my study and make me start the redecorating process in there!

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  26. I love it Pamela! That new piece is fabulous and the rolling pins on the wall are absolutely genius!

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  27. I have simply no words other than I love it...all of it. It is perfect & you styled it so very nicely!

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  28. Wow, this is gorgeous! Pamela, you have a gift for design I love your style! This is a fabulous accent piece for your breakfast nook!

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  29. Beatiful changes, Pamela. I love how you hung the rolling pins! I adore all the personal family touches you added and the shelf is gorgeous.

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  30. Gorgeous changes Pamela, love, love all the accessories you chose. The rolling pins on the wall are a great touch too.

    Cindy

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  31. Oh my goodness - the bookshelf just lightened up the whole room! So gorgeous! I love the way you accessorized with vintage and treasured pieces. Though there is a lot to see, it doesn't look cluttered to me because you kept with the white ironstone and with a theme! Lovely.

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  32. This piece is just wonderful and you have styled it to perfection! Love the rolling pins and bread box and .....
    EVERYTHING!!! Amazing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  33. Amazing work.....everyone needs this look...brings out the life of all...awesome....

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  34. The changes really brightened the room.

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  35. Beautiful, Pamela. Your vignettes and overall style bring a smile for certain. Well done!

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