wooden shutters

August 3, 2011
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At first I thought this was just a Capbreton thing, but one of the things I've come to adore about France is that most of the houses have beautiful, colorful wooden shutters. They're so elegant when they decorate large apartment buildings like this, but I also think they add a lot of charm when they "accent" simple homes like these.

(And, you'd probably think they aren't functional, but after staying in a few houses I've seen that they have insulated windows inside and the shutters are more like outdoor shades).
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ocean blue
forest green
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matching shutters and garage
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romantic
Coming to France, I knew there'd be a lot to fall in love with: baguettes, the language, tiny picturesque towns. Now, I'm more than happy to add fromage blanc à la vanille, endless sunflower fields, and wooden shutters to the list.

13 comments:

  1. It reminds me of all of the Irish painted doors I used to see. Such a nice pop of color!

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  2. Such a quaint, rustic charm to them. The pop of color adds a lovely simplicity.

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  3. These are so pretty! I love shutters!

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  4. I wish all homes had beautiful shutters!

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  5. i love shutters and you don't see them here very often. they remind me fair tales and i am not sure why but if i had a house it would have colored wooden shutters!

    xo,
    cb

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  6. So gorgeous! I'm loving your blog, going to start following! xo

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  7. Hey, do you have a button for your blog?

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  8. those colorful shutters are amazing! wow lady...love your trip updates

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  9. oh that's so dreamy! i always thought the ones we have here in the US are kind of stupid. they aren't functional and usually they aren't even very pretty. but those are both functional and adorable. i love it! and i'm so glad you are finding so many lovely things over in france.

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  10. They are so charming & quaint!

    We have non functional shutters on our house... It'd be neat if they were useful, but I think they are cute anyhow.

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  11. Shutters are so charming... and so is your blog!

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