Top 10 Readers All-Time Favorite Blog Posts

Top 10 All Time Favorite Blog Posts for French Country Decor, painted furniture projects, recipes, and seasonal decor.

Just for fun, I dug into the blogging archives
to see which posts are the All-Time favorites!

Be sure to check out the Viewers Choice: Best of the Best Blog Posts 2016 too.

If you missed these oldies but goodies
now is your chance to check it all out without having to search around.

All-Time Fav Furniture Before & Afters

This custom painted French farmhouse style dining table is #1.
The black paint finish sure is sharp and has a sleek modern vibe that feels warm and inviting.

Click on- Before and After Black Farmhouse Dining Table

Modern French country dining table with walnut wood top and black painted ladder back dining chairs.
This next one…. Whew.

It is loaded full of tips about topcoats for painted furniture and cabinets.

Me and these end tables did a few boxing rounds
that involved stripping and nasty wax topcoat.

In the end, I won and celebrated by styling it with peonies from my garden.

Read all about the fight- Florentine Inspired End Tables
French country painted end tables inspired by Florentine nesting tables.

 This next one focuses on the paint finish on my coffee table.
Occasionally you’ll see this piece of furniture in seasonal and holiday home tours
I also talk a little about my other love, French Nordic style.

Read the post- Gustavian Style Coffee Table

 French nordic paint finish on Gustavian inspired furniture.

 Most Popular Decorated Events

Hands down, this baby shower is the most popular event.
I feel blessed that others love this 3 part series as much as I do.
It has a special place in my heart.

One of my favorite things about the tablescape and decor is how versatile it is.
Nearly everything used will work for a wide range of parties, showers, and luncheons.

Go here to see all the gorgeous details.
Romantic banquet table setting ideas for a party.

All time Favorite Tablescape

 This natural holiday tablescape suddenly surged into popularity this past Christmas.
The pomegranates, greenery, and babies breath
were quite an unexpected
complimentary match.

Get the tips for Styling a French Christmas Tablescape here. 

Looking for natural, easy and inexpensive Christmas tablescape ideas? Set your holiday dining table in a classic French Country Christmas style by using classic white dishes, crystal goblets, and EASY 2 minute napkin ideas. Fresh pine greenery and fruit adds a festive pop of color. Fresh herbs tucked into your Christmas holiday table centerpiece are a delightful addition visually and scent wise. Learn more and visit


While I’m on Christmas.
Let’s take a look at the most popular Christmas post of All-Time.

Surprisingly, this years home tour and last years home tour are running neck and neck.

How do I pick one over the other? 

Some people love a traditional Christmas look
and others love a softer holiday style decor.

I know ya’ll are probably burned
out all things holidays so I will just share a couple of links.

French Blue Christmas Home Tour

Traditional French Christmas Home Tour


Readers All Time Fav Seasonal Decor Post

When it comes to seasonal decor, it looks like fall wins by a landslide.
Evidently everyone is ready to cool off after a long hot summer!

Pin ideas for next year here on Softer Side of Fall Home Tour
Recreating the look of a Porcelain Doll Heirloom Pumpkin On A Faux Pumpkin | When in Want and With Lacking Resources One Must Create | French Country Fall Style Home Tour

Most Popular Recipe of All Time

As many of you know, I have southern roots and love Cajun flavored dishes.
I also have an autoimmune disease called Celiac disease.

That means I cannot eat dairy, wheat, rye, barley, or gluten.
If a Celiac ingests even the smallest crumb-
We wish for death!!!
The sickness really is thaaaat bad and a lot of GF recipes are terrible!!

When I develop a damn good recipe
it is my duty, as a former foodie, to share it with the world!

Watch for the update and printer friendly version of this post coming in 2017!

Click here for the Gluten Free Low Country Boil Recipe

The BEST blog posts of 2015- French Country Cottage Home Decor, Faux finishes, painted furniture, event styling ideas & more


Most Popular Category of All-Time

This is something I haven’t talked about on the blog very much.
Since people are clicking on it quite a bit,
that tells me there’s an interest in decorative wall treatments.

I have some exciting plans in store for 2017.

Check out the gallery of Wall Finishes.


Things sure have changed a lot since I lost my old blog back in 2010,
but at the same time, things are still very much the same.

People still love a good before and after,
learning how to do something,
and finding fresh decorating ideas.

You can check out the Best of 2015 here or watch the groovy video.


Tomorrow, we’ll be back on track with Thursday Favorite Things.
I will be highlighting the most visited posts that readers loved the most!

And later… I will share my word of the year and some of my innermost thoughts.

I’m super excited to see what 2017 has in store and even
more thrilled to get working on some projects and fabulous DIY’s to share with you this year.

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Naomi S.

Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us, Olivia! Enjoy your blog so much!