Welcome home

FOF women love their homes (in my case, an apartment).  We can spend hours choosing fabrics and furniture, paint colors, even a backsplash for the kitchen sink. Wandering around ABC Home in Manhattan is one of my favorite pastimes. Its prices are outrageous, but the cavernous store is jam packed with exquisite furnishings that make my mouth water, from lush towels the color of just-picked apricots to delicate, translucent porcelain bowls and antique armoires befitting a country cottage.


Our homes are extensions of our personalities.  They are our secret hideaways. When we’re exhausted at the end of a day, we can’t wait to see them for comfort. When we’re exhilarated, we party in them.

We love showing them off and become tour directors in our own living rooms.

No surprise, then, to learn about the world of women who are writing marvelous blogs that make Architectural Digest boring. “We’ve become our own curators,” said Leigh Chandler, who has introduced me to a fascinating group of blogging friends. I am having as much fun wandering around their sites as I do at ABC Home.

Take a peak:

Humor with incredible style


Is there anything French that isn’t beautiful?

French with a Southern accent

And a fellow Francophile

My introduction to Belgian Beauty

As delightful as the movie

Home and more

15 Responses to “Welcome home”

  1. joni webb says:

    Hi – wow! thank you so much for including my blog! I wish I were so fab over 50! haha!!
    thanks again!!!!
    Joni

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Joni,

      You are welcome. I didn’t think you were 50, but FOF women love your style. 🙂

      G.

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  2. le petit cabinet de curiosites says:

    What Can I say ? First : Merci for the link !
    Then I have to confess I love all these blogs , I guess through blogging, we create our own world of Beauty . Each morning, at my office, I love to stop by each of this blog to see what is new !

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    • Geri says:

      Well put. It is wonderful to share “your world of beauty.”

      Geri

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  3. Beadboard UpCountry says:

    Well, Geri,
    First, I feel grateful to be included in this list of very incredible interior design bloggers. My heartfelt thanks. Also, I think you are filling a niche that has been unaddressed for a long time. FOF is not only an laying on of hands of” les femmes d’un certain age” but you have the experience and “je ne sais quoi ” to identify some really kick ass women about whom I would like to find out more!!!! I know this will be a fabulous read and will definitely tune in in the future!!!! Onward and upward!!!!!:) Maryanne

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Maryanne,

      Your blog is wonderful. We launch February 18th. Many thanks for your kind wishes. That makes me happy.

      Geri

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  4. Raina says:

    Aw shucks! Thanks for including me in your list – truly an honor.

    I have 9 years ’til I hit the Fab 5-0, but hopefully you’ll allow me to be a little sister/apprentice/Fabbo-in-training.

    xoxo,

    Raina
    If The Lamp Shade Fits

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    • Geri says:

      OMG Raina, Fabbo in Training is truly fab. You are officially a little sister/apprentice.

      Geri

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  5. Mrs. Blandings says:

    Incredibly flattered to be on this list! Thank you so much.

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Mrs. Blandings,

      My pleasure!

      Geri

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  6. Greet says:

    Thank you so much for mention my blog! I feel so honoured!!
    A big hug!
    xx
    Greet

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    • Geri says:

      Back at you Greet.

      OXO Geri

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  7. Anne Malta says:

    Geri I’m thrilled to see your blog up and running. As a newly 50 something as of last month, your blog is a breath of fresh air to me and one I’ve been sharing with friends around the globe. How true that our homes are an extension of ourselves. We’ve moved many times over the years and in each case it’s been up to me to bring a sense of style and warmth to each home, creating a sanctuary for myself and family. I look forward to daily visits to FOF.

    Ann

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Anne,

      Happy FOF. Or should I say FAF (Fab at Fifty). Your kind words flatter me. I am so pleased you like the blog. Wait till you see the site!

      Fondly,
      Geri

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  8. Leigh Chandler says:

    Loving this! You are hooked for life now. I love these women and their blogs! I start every morning with them and my coffee. Now you are on my daily read list – great post!

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