Friday, November 5, 2010

A Featured Guest: French Farmhouse 425!

I'm so giddy this morning as I type...for I proudly introduce to you Rachel from French Farmhouse 425.  As many of you already know, I am a fairly new blogger and Rachel and I have this in common.  Her blog has taken many (including myself) by storm.  Her charming home, beautiful music choices, and unique posts keep me captivated, and her sweet personality rings through loud and clear.  I encourage you to stop by and follow this sweetheart.

Take it away Rachel...


                     * French Farmhouse 425 *

1. What motivated/inspired you to start a blog?
  I became inspired to start a blog when I discovered the blog The Old Painted Cottage . I always looked forward to the Cottage of the month features and Jennifer's blog had so much decorating inspiration that one day I decided to try starting my own little blog! I'm so glad I did.

2. Where do you live? What do you love about it?
 I live in Washington state in a suburb of Seattle. I love how close I am to the city and just as close to the waterfront.I have always loved the rainy weather we have here in Seattle too!lol..alot of people think im crazy for loving the rain..but I do!It is so cozy. ;)

3. What is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?
 Right now my favorite piece of furniture is probably my new dresser I scored for $25 at a thriftshop!! I have alot of white pieces in my home and this one has the original wood and an old patina that I love.

4. Which interior decorator do you most aspire to?
 There are so many wonderful designers /decorators out there..but of course I have to say Rachel Ashwell!! I just love her Shabby Chic way of life and home decor~ I would love to meet her one day. I too have a love for the tattered..chippy..crusty pieces that have alot of patina and charm.I see beauty in what others might see as junk.

5. What is your favorite vacation spot?
 To be honest my favorite vacation spot is my own home. I love having days off with my family to nest and be cozy and relax with no plans or agenda. Ok I admit going to Paris again would be wonderful too!! 

6. Which one are you drawn to more, art or music?
I would have to say art for sure. I dont know why really..I just love seeing what people create. To me art can be a simple project someone made..doesnt have to be a masterpiece or well known artist.

7. What are some of your favorite reads?
  I LOVE Romantic Homes,Romantic Country and Country Home magazines..perfect with a cup of coffee and a cozy sofa!
~Thanks so much for the fun questions!! Hope everyone feels like they know me a little better now~
Hugs, Rachel


Thank you so much Rachel for being a friend and allowing me to feature you on my blog!  It truly is a pleasure getting to know you better.


  1. Thanks for the introduction, on my way!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. ~*~*Awww..thanks so much for having me on your beautiful blog today my sweet Natalie!!! HUGS~~*~

  3. Hi Natalie :)
    I am a new blogger too and am always amazed at the inspiration and talent that is in the blogging world. I skipped on over here via her too!
    Happy to be your new follower :)

    ps - stop by and say hi - Im having my 1st giveaway :D

  4. Great interview...I just started following Rachel's blog recently and her sweetness is so apparent. Love her decor, too!


  5. Hi Natalie,

    I love Rachel's blog too. She's such a lovely girlie too - which makes me love her blog even more!!


  6. What a nice feature! I'm new to blogging too and have gotten to know Rachel through our blogs and many email exchanges. She once featured me on her blog. Your sooo right, she is one SWEET person! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend :)

  7. Hello- love this idea of having a guest come on your blog- which is one I follow daily.
    Hugs- Tete

  8. LoVe that Rachel is sending us over to discover your beautiful blog.
    I had the time to peruse every post,
    It was a delight,
    thank you for sharing so many visual beauties !

  9. I love her style. I would feel the same about loving the rainy weather where she lives. And my favorite vacation destination is my home also.

  10. What a great feature! I enjoyed getting to know Rachael a little bit better!! And I can't believe she got that gorgeous dresser for $25... score! :)

  11. YAY RACHEL!!! She truly is a wonderful woman! blessings

  12. That was so fun getting to know both of you better and lovely blogs!

  13. I'm over from Rachel's glad to meet you!

    I love your blog...can't wait to look around!

  14. That's my Rach!
    I love rain too :) And shabby everything.
    Nice to meet you Natalie! I'll have a look around :)

  15. So lovely to see
    you spotlight a
    beautiful blogger
    on YOUR beautiful
    blog ~ thank you!!
    xx Suzanne

  16. ~*~* Hi Natalie!!! Arent those just the sweetest bloggers ever!! Hugs~ ;) ~**~

  17. What a sweet post you did on Rachel. You have a beautiful blog too :-)

  18. It is always
    wonderful when
    friendships are
    made ~ in real
    life or in the
    bloggy world : )!!
    I have enjoyed
    getting to know
    Rachel and it
    was fun to follow
    her over here to
    meet you, too!
    xx Suzanne

  19. Cute post. It was so nice to get to know a bit more about the adorable ~*~*Rachel~*~*!

    Love ya both,

  20. I've been following Rachel for some time now. So nice to meet you. I'm a new follower.
    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

  21. Great interview! That dresser looks like a fab find, and I am drawn to art over music too :)


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