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Happy Creations By Jessie Mae

Hi I'm Jessie! I'm the owner and artist behind Happy Creations By Jessie Mae. I paint, create novelty art, home decor, and upcycle furniture that just needs a little love!

I have started a Gourmet Pantry offering delicious products including tea, coffee, bread, jelly, and more!

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Category: Inspiration

French Country Featured

Feeling A Little (French) Country

As someone working in the world of home decor, I’m constantly looking at new styles for inspiration. I’ve gone through beachy, farmhouse, and vintage phases. The newest style that’s caught my eye is French country. Let me tell you a little more about it, and why I’m starting to fall in love.

What Is French Country?

When I think of this style, I think about a more European inspired farmhouse. There’s a comparable use of white as the main color, but the pieces involved are more ornate, eclectic, and vintage. If you’re styling a room in your house in French country, you’ll most likely have a mix of natural wood and white furniture, muted colors, a healthy amount of grey/beige linen, and greenery/flowers. Your room will have plenty of natural light to highlight the brilliance of the whites, which are tuned perfectly with the unintrusive hints of color.

Here is a reference if you’re having a hard time visualizing the differences between farmhouse and French country:

French Country
French Country Style featured on Love Your Homes
Farmhouse
Farmhouse style featured on North Carolina Yoga Girl

As you can see, they are VERY similar. You could arguably have a little hybrid of the two aesthetics without really trying. Some differences to point out:

  • Farmhouse utilizes more industrial fixtures and hardware. French country integrates more traditional, ornate pieces.
  • You’re more likely to find plaid/gingham in a farmhouse kitchen than you would in a French Country kitchen.
  • Greenery and florals are a must in both styles, and in my opinion they’re welcome in all styles.
  • The furniture (table, chairs, buffets) are more often straight lines and edges in a farmhouse setting. Whereas in French country, there is a flare to the furniture that signals the European inspiration of the look.

Thinking About Redecorating? 

After writing about it so much I certainly am. I may even paint my cherry kitchen cabinets white…don’t tell my husband I’m thinking about it!

If you’re interested in the idea of incorporating some fresh European feels into your home, you’re just in luck! My new booth at Uptown Vintage Market is showcasing this very style. I have a few beachy blue pieces of furniture that you’ll see, but soon it will be as if you walked into a lovely home in Provence, France. Everyday I’m working on new white pieces of furniture, elegant decor, and hand-picking pieces that scream FRENCH COUNTRY. 

Are you sold on the idea? Tell me what your favorite style is in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.

Once again, like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and check out my Pinterest to stay updated on my work. Always be on the lookout for new blog posts!

The little things

It’s The Little Things

Having a small business is no piece of cake, as many of my friends could tell you. There are times where you feel like giving up, that you’re not good enough, and that no one really needs what you’re selling. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference.

The most important thing to remember when you start a business is to have a good support system. This helps A LOT until you have a consistent customer base. My family and friends have been there for me through all the stages of Happy Creations, and the other day I had the sweetest interaction with one of my customers.

An Afternoon At Sweet Home Vintage Market

Every week or so, I visit my booths at Sweet Home and Uptown. These visits are for adding inventory, rearranging some things, and sprucing up my merchandise. Recently, I took a trip down to Sweet Home to replenish some items and was pleased to see a healthy number of customers perusing the shop. After hanging a new piece, a group of women walked into my booth talking about how they loved my merchandise.

I don’t believe they knew it was my booth at first. I introduced myself as the owner and was pleasantly surprised by how enthusiastic one of them was. 

“Oh I love your booth, I buy from here all the time!” The woman was so kind, and had brought in her friends/relatives to look in my booth. Having that interaction erased any of those doubts about my business. Even if just for an afternoon, I was confident in the time I spent working hard on my Happy Creations and building this business. 

Moral of the Story

If you find yourself struggling with your business, your career, or just in life (it’s hard regardless of what you do!), remember that there are people out there that support you and love you. Even if you don’t know who they are, there’s someone who roots for you. Take solace in the little things that bring your joy. And above all else, God will show you that you are loved when you need it most.

Thank you for being here, and remember where you can find me! If you’re not located on the Space Coast, I’m now offering a selection of home decor, pantry items, and the cutest little teacups in my Shopify store. Check it out here! 

Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and check out my Pinterest to stay updated on my work. My blog is a great place to keep up with what I’m doing. So be sure to pop in again soon!

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