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LA REINE ~ (THE QUEEN)


This is the
piece de resistance...


a beautiful storybook armoire
fit for a princess...
maybe even A Queen.

She has a royal air about her...
and wears a most fantastic frenchy crown...


Gracefully adorned with hand painted flowers
with gorgeous carved shell handles


She wears beautiful carved flowers accents
& has a bombe chest bottom with a slanted top drawer and sides.


Of course, every lady needs a bit of mystery about her...

Inside the top doors, there's a little surprise...


dainty shelves & three lingerie drawers decorated with a flower bouquet.


She is just as pretty from the sides as she is from the front.
She's most definitely a drama queen and loves the attention she gets.

This is my absolute favorite piece of the furniture I have been sharing recently
(shhh.. don't tell the other pieces)
here they are if you missed them~ Sideboard, mirrors, frenchy stands

I just about fell over when I saw this armoire. I literally had to stop and compose myself!
lol!


The set is all made in Italy~
around mid-century but definitely has an elegant french look to them.

Soft creamy paint (though it looks more yellow in the pictures)
gorgeous teal accents, pastel florals and
of course,
a bit of pretty gilding for a little glam & drama.
She holds court in the little sitting room/ hall area off the bedroom.
(I apologize~ The lighting in this room is not good for taking photos
and it has been snowing and raining all weekend which makes it even darker)


*sigh*


All hail the Queen!

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!!!

Hope my French is correct in this post! lol!
I am so excited that it is officially spring
though you wouldn't know by looking outside
snow. snow. snow...
and more rain and possibly snow on the way...
wait a minute...
I thought I was living out here in SUNNY CALIFORNIA?!?
What a strange winter...



sharing at the parties over at

48 comments

  1. Ooooh... BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love all the colors and patterns!!!

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  2. Courtney, this is just gorgeous! My first thought was this could be the armoire from Beauty and the Beast! It would fit the fairytale theme perfectly! It fits YOU perfectly!

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  3. This armoire needs a movie to go along with it! What a beautiful show stopper! I'm thrilled for spring too. I hope the weather turns around for you soon!

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  4. WOW! She's amazing, Courtney. The details are just plain gorgeous. It is so romantic. The colors and pattern are screaming spring.

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  5. Courtney, she is a beauty!!! But then again I love all your pieces! Have a great week, Martina

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  6. OMG Drooling BIG time my friend..You do have some of the best Beautiful things I have ever seen..Sorry I didn't make the party on Friday but we also have the snow again and was without power again..I told Len we need to move next year getting too hard on me up on this mountain top ha ha!! Have a GREAT day my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  7. Wow so beautiful, it looks like it should belong to Marie Antoinette.

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  8. OMGoodness Courtney! Where are you putting these beautiful pieces??? Are you using any of them yet? This armoire is like nothing I have ever seen. Gorgeous `over the top` drool worthy `etc....

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  9. Hi Courtney! OH, this is the most beautiful thing! She is so elegant and I love all the curls and swirls and the colors! I'm going to sit down and cry now. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!! ;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  11. Oh my heart is beating a little faster! What a simply GORGEOUS piece of furniture!

    Donna

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  12. Courtney she is TDF!! I can absolutely see why she is your favorite! I would've had to compose myself also *winks* When you purchased her (and family lol!) did you already have a place in mind? Or did you just buy the set and figure out the whole placement thing later? Just curious. Vanna

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  13. I love the shape of The Queen! She is very pretty!!!

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  14. you have snow there? While we went to a barbecue and sat in the garden all day yesterday. How bizarre! What is the world coming to!!

    This is BEAUTIFUL, Courtney, but I am coming to the conclusion that EVERYTHING of yours is beautiful!!

    Sarahx

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  15. So beautiful! One of my favorite places is Versailles and my favorite historical figure is Marie Antoinette. Your piece could have come straight out of Marie's apartment at the Petit Trianon.

    I liked your suggestion of an electric fireplace for my bedroom-I may have to do some shopping. I was having a snowy California weekend myself. We may live closer than I thought.Take care.

    Ann-Marie

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  16. She looks so regal! :-) I totally agree that it looks like an armoire from a fairy-tale. You have the most lovely pieces Courtney and they just seem to capture the essence of who you are!
    Vanessa

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  17. That is an absolutely amazing piece. You are very lucky to own such a treasure!

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  18. What a gorgeous piece....wish it were mine!

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  19. Courtney- Okay...this one definitely takes the cake...and I am not even going to tell people what you paid for that whole bunch of furniture cuz noone would believe me anyway! LOVEEEEE it! xxoo Diana

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  20. She is a Queen! And a beautiful one at that! We've been rainy and stormy on and off for a few days now here where I am Courtney. I'm a bit tired of it, by now. I love your true French Country pieces, your blog title is so fitting. xoxo tami

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  21. Awesome! Now it makes me think of Princesses and Queens and renaissance and medieval times. Beautiful! And I know you don`t but,........... I love snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Great Post! Love it :D

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  22. This is not only the Queen of beautiful pieces but the Empress of the furniture Universe. An absolutely breathtaking masterpiece of style. It evokes a very emotional reaction.

    The color and form work beautifully together. This is a piece that could stand alone in a room!
    How lovely of you to share it.
    What a delightful stop!
    Yvonne

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  23. If Marie Antoinette were furniture she would be this armoire!

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  24. Ooooooh! I would have swooned before this queenly cabinet. Stunning!!

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  25. How pretty! Where do you find such things Courtney? I never see anything like that ♥ Tricia

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  26. Absolutely Stunning!!! Was this one of your awesome estate finds? SO JEALOUS!!!
    Huggs from Arizona,
    Margo

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  27. That is what I call a "tres belle" piece of furniture!

    Leeann x

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  28. Une tres belle armoire! (There's something about her that inspires one to comment in French!) x

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  29. Ahem, excuse me while I bow before her highness! Gorgeous, beautiful, SHOWSTOPPER! Your weather sounds YUCKY! Hope it improves soon! xox

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  30. Just beautiful Courtney...thanks so much for sharing it at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it and the details are breath taking!!

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  32. Amazing. Very "Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette", which I mean in a very good way (old but young, do you know what I mean?), it's very "précieux" but it doesn't look outdated: it actually looks like the Queen is going to pop her head out of the corner of one of your pictures! And your French was perfect by the way!
    Magali, from the Little White House

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  33. WOW Courtney she is absolutely gorgeous!! All the detail is stunning!

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  34. OMG! I so love that Armoire!!

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  35. OHHHHHH LALA JUST MAGNIFICENT :)
    I SAY SHE IS FIT FOR A QUEEN :)

    XO~MARI

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  36. Courtney, The Queen is just gorgeous! She is so elegant and graceful. I am officially envious.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  37. Ooh la la! They certainly knew how to make beautiful things back then. Snow? Are you up here in the southern Cal mountins like me?

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  38. Oh my tres chic! Love love love it!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  39. What a beauty!
    Absolutely fit for a Queen. ♥

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  40. Somehow I missed this. What a beautiful piece. Talk about wow factor.

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  41. OH yes, she is definitely the Queen. I adore this. What a wonderful piece. (I can see where everyone else would be jealous!)

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  42. Courtney, that is such a beautiful piece just like all your others. Thanks for sharing this at my WUW party last week.

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