Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Architectural Arches



Arches. 
Not the golden ones.
(One of my reasons to blog is to have a diversion from chicken nuggets.)

I'm talking about these-
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And these from House Beautiful...



One of the first things that drew me to our last house (The Brownsfield) was the architectural elements.  Lots of arches. I love for an element to be repeated. 



 Arches don't always have to be on walls.  Arched windows and doors are pretty too.
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 Coco Cozy featured this beautiful house back in April of 2009.  Love all the trim work.



Linking to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
and Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home.

Did you know they are offering 50 chicken nuggets for $9.99 at the "Golden Arches?"
Don't tell the kids.

38 comments:

Becky K. said...

You had me at "architectural arches". Swoon. I love them and the photos you chose are perfect!!

As for the chicken kind...my kids are all over that. Now that one drives they come home with boxes of nuggets in hand!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Tammy Sweetie...
Arches? Oh my gosh are these ever beautiful. I really love the pale green walls with the arches. That one just jumped right out and grabbed me. A beautiful share my sweet friend.

50 nuggets for 9.99 - oh I can afford to feed the grands at this price.

Have a beautiful Tuesday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Pam said...

I guess I never paid that much attention to arches, but now I'm going to be on the lookout for them. I like when there are multiple arches in the houses. You picked some great examples.

Donnie said...

Love all your arches. The Golden Arches ones are my kids favorites and the $9.99 special is about the same price as the Tyson one's they eat at home. I do think MickeyD's have a better taste.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a great subject for a post...I really enjoyed these pictures! These are dream homes!

XO,
Jane

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Just gorgeous...

My teens (daughter and her BF) got the 50 chick nuggets just to see the look on the face of the ppl at McD's when they ordered...They were not disappointed lol...Little turkeys did not share nuggets with me though...grrrrr

Blessings Kelsie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

These arches are just fabulous and I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. They add a certain graciousness to a home or to a room... Lovely selections, mon amie.

Bises,
Genie

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Gorgeous pictures Tammy! We love arches..they really add interest! XO

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

YES! I love arches, too. Aren't they gorgeous? You are too funny, sweetie, with the diversion from chicken nuggets! LOL! Have an awesome-beauti-fabulous day! :)

Denise@alloverroses said...

I love every one of them. It adds so much character. My contractor trimmed the arch into my bathroom and boy did it make a huge difference! Now if I could just figure out how to get arched windows! lol
Have a great day!
Denise

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful collection of inspiration photos! I especially love the groined vault ceiling arches. I think adding a few curves into a rooms architecture really softens up a space. Thanks for sharing.

Love of the Sea said...

Some of these rooms are amazing. I love the first photo in particular. Just gorgeous!

Andrea said...

love the arches...both kinds! I used to detest McD's as a child, until they brought out the nuggets, then it was true love!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet B,
You are so right! Arches are one of my favorite architectural elements. I love all of your photos, especially from your house. They are all gorgeous!
Belgium decorating often features arches in the hallways like the ones you showed today.
Hugs, Cindy

Pamela said...

These interiors are heavenly and I love the photo from House Beautiful!! Love arches!!
Thanks for the inspriation today!
Pamela xo

Brenda Kula said...

I do love arches in a home. Softens all the angles.
Brenda

Gracefully Vintage said...

Tammy, Thank YOU SO Much for the little treasures.. I LOVE the sweet flower note cards and the darling blue 2011 Planner-If you only knew how much i needed that. So much going, It will go to great use...
Thanks So Much
Karryann
Gracefully Vintage

Manni said...

Thanks so much for sharing this Tammy!! I love all the houses. The arches bring such an elegance to the houses. I want to live in something like that. LOVE IT:)

Susan said...

OMG! Are these not the most beautiful homes you have ever seen!!

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures Tammy! Unfortunately, I can only dream.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

CAS said...

I have a bit of an obsession with arches, too, but not the Golden ones. We don't have any in this house, but I'm hoping we will find some, or at least something to work with, in the next house. I'm your newest follower.
CAS

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

How do I love thee...let me count the ways! I seem to be drawn to arches too. The arched French doors are sooooo charming! Great post!
xo, Michelle ...the kids will remain in the dark on the nuggets, haha!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The green paneled room with the frenchy white table and the archway....perfection! Arches are easy on the eye, so pleasing.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the groin vaulted ceilings too!

very merry vintage style said...

They are lovely, aren't they? They really can make a room. Wish I had some! Hop over and link this post up if you like to my brand new Wednesday link party--I'd love to include it--

Julie Harward said...

I love arches too...so pleasing to the eye. There are many buildings here in Utah that were built by pioneers with this type of design..so solid and so beautiful :D

DoanLegacy said...

What a gorgeous house, and very appealing!

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Tammy, what glorious photos.. thanks so much for sharing. I have to say the 3rd photo with the bed in the alcove is too cute! One can only dream! take care, Maryann

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Great choices. i love the image with the pale green walls. But I love nearly all them really.I was dying of laughter when I read what you posted about the chicken nuggets.

Much love dear to you and your chicken nugget loving family.

A Vintage Vine said...

Love all those arches...you know Tx. always does the typical front porch arch...I have one...I also have some in the house and from the looks of your pics....I need to dress mine up!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love that first photo. Love arches in homes. I have two. My house used to have three....one at each end of the kitchen but a previous owner expanded the length of the kitchen by incorporating the back hall. So the wall got taken out and too the arched doorway at that end of the kitchen. As much as the extra cabinet space was needed in the kitchen and I have every bit of it filled....I'd rather do without cabinet space and have kept the original arch. If I won the lottery....I'd switch it back to how it originally was. All of these great photos. Love the photos of your previous home.

Val said...

I'm so in love with this post!!

xinex said...

I love arches and I am drooling over your photos!LOL...Christine

Sherry said...

Tammy,
Beautiful photos. I love the window seat and the one from House Beautiful with the wrought iron French chandeliers. Just gorgeous. Tammy I am following you already, enjoy your blog.:) Thanks for linking up!


Sherry

Cincy said...

Love the arches and all those great pics on your post of them! Enjoy your weekend. Karen

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I like these arches too. I posted about your first picture recently.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Tammy...

Ohhh my...sooo many beautiful and inspirational photos of arches! They are certainly divine...aren't they? While traveling through Europe, I marveled at all of the fabulous arches in their architecture...truly magnficent! The Louvre in Paris was a fine example of some of the most beautiful use of architectural arches that I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing these awesome photos with us...swooning material for sure! Hehe!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Zane Wooder said...

Can I eat the chicken nuggets while walking through all these beautiful homes? I'm sorry I just love chicken nuggets. I won't get any on the floor. I promise.

-Zane of ontario honey