Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vintage French Baskets

Happy Sunday!  

I thought I would share a few of my recent finds.  I have been looking for a nice old French basket lately.  

I saw this one and instantly liked it.  

What do you think of this olive basket?  I wish I had a small lemon tree or myrtle topiary to place in it.  

 I could not pass up this lovely oyster basket because of the beautiful blue patina on it

The piece de resistance, though, is the pernod sign I found.  The memory of drinking pastis at a cafe in France is one of my happiest.  

Tough as it is, I have listed these new treasures in my Etsy store.  

Thanks for visiting


Friday, April 19, 2013

Vintage French Body Pitchers

Happy Friday

I hope that this finds you all well and ready to relax this weekend.  

 I found both of these pitchers from my vendor who imports from the Brittany region of France.  They are available in my Etsy store.

These zinc ones are not easy to find these days.

 I really like the hue of this one.  A real French blue.  

It has some enamel loss, commensurate with its age.  But isn't that what draws us all to vintage treasures?  I also am drawn to the rusty band at the bottom.  Don't see that often.

 I could not help but add a few photos of my tulips.   My daughter says that they look like Easter eggs on sticks. ;)

I love how they are all going their own way.  

Thank you for visiting.  
Enjoy your weekend


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring flowers and a zinc body pitcher

One of the best parts of spring, in my opinion, are the gorgeous flowers.  The constant sneezing and scratching my eyes until they are the color of beets is almost offset by the beauty of snowballs, tulips, daffodils, peonies....etc.  

I really like these zinc body pitchers and am thrilled to be adding two to my etsy shop on Friday.  

My sister in law, Cheryl, of Fresh Vanilla for C, gave me the mercury C for my birthday.  I love it!

As I say often, I love the contrast between the old and beat up and the fragile and lovely. The snowballs feel as though they could barely withstand the drive home.  Whereas the pitcher is decades old and very rugged looking.  

Today is my friend Kristy's bday.  I decided to make her a little arrangement.  

And, so typical me, I make the effort to hand emboss the card.  But I neglect to remake it when I stamp the "d" backwards.  I am going to say that it adds to the charm.  ;)

I hope that you are all enjoying a lovely week.  I am very grateful today for everything that I have been blessed with.