Friday, August 17, 2012

Old France

Hello everyone!


Do you love the look of the French countryside?  I know I do.  I like to find things for my home that look like they came from there.  Now, I'm no international traveler and live on a modest budget, so I can't afford to travel around to find all the best of the best (if you know what I mean). So, when I come across something that is a good bargain and has the look that I'm going for, I jump on it! 

For example, I finally found one of those elusive vintage olive buckets.  I had trouble finding them locally, but when Decor Steals was offering them (and they are the real deal) for a good price, I snatched one up!  Here it is in my kitchen.




I like it with nothing in it.  Just plain and simple.



I'm sure I will have fun using it in different places around the house (empty or full).  For now, it fills a spot in the kitchen and I feel like it "belongs" there.


Oh yes, and another inexpensive way to get that french look is to paint numbers on your baskets.   I did that here in my kitchen and this one in my sitting room.  Cost?  Zero dollars! 


Also, from Decor Steals, I received a wire basket with terra cotta pots.  I decided not to use them together though.  I removed the pots and placed my topiaries in them.


I like how they look old.  Then I used the basket in the dining room to corral my vintage seltzer bottles.


I guess I need one more to fill in the gap! 


I'll have to keep my eyes open for another blue or clear one. I like the look of seltzer bottles in a grouping.

So, those are few of the items I'm using in my home to bring that french countryside  feeling to it.

Also, speaking of country french.......have you seen the new Country French magazine out on newsstands now?  I saw it at Barnes & Noble.  I was happy to see most of the homes were shown using neutral softer colors than years ago.  They also incorporated some industrial touches to the rooms.  Go check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


















28 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

Kelly I love it! When did yours come? Mine has not arrived and I ordered it way back in July.

I am trying to comment again as it wasn't working.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the olive bucket is really a good looking addition to the kitchen, and I like the numbers on the basket!...I might have to do that on some of ours.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love your olive bucket and seltzer bottles...they look great in your home.

I was just in B&N looking for the new Country French magazine, but ours didn't have it yet...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your olive bucket. I kind of want another one, but can get them at Scott's rather cheap.

Ron said...

I love olive buckets too! I place here in NOLA sells theirs for around $50.00 each. Great look!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ooop, I didn't see that new issue, Kelly. Which means I'll be on the lookout for it now. Love that magazine! Wow, you got a two-fer with the terracotta pots in the wire basket. Love how you split them up. In my quest to be good, I have been deleting those emails before I even open them! So far, it is working. I haven't ordered anything in over a month!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty, pretty!!!
Cheers,
Gee

Olive Cooper said...

I so want an OLIVE BUCKET but I need one for not much money. I posted about one recently but they wanted $60.00 for it. Yours is pretty.

Anne said...

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! So fabulous, what a great bucket. Love your whole space xox

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love that olive bucket Kelly! Everything looks so pretty. I've been looking for the new issue, I better head to Barnes & Noble to grab a copy!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Everything looks so pretty Kelly.
I'll have to check out that new mag.
Have a great weekend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your new olive bucket! And your selzer bottles, too. I'd love a few, but the ones I've seen have been way too expensive. I'm keeping my eyes open, though. You never know when one will pop up!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- That is the perfect spot for that olive bucket- it fits in your home like it was made for it. You have nice touches all the way around. Good luck on finding one more bottle to complete your collection- xo Diana

Holly said...

Kelly- that olive bucket is so cute and so many uses.

Andrea said...

great things! Wouldn't it be wonderful to shop the flea markets in France?? One day we'll have to make it happen!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Love the new olive bucket! I think it suits you just perfectly...I can see it at Christmas time with some faux evergreens in it.
All the Best,
Christine

Anne said...

Kelly,
I love those too! Looks great in your kitchen even with nothing in it!LOVE that number basket too! I will take a drive out to our BN and look for that magazine!
xx
Anne

AndeM1 said...

Kelly I am so glad to hear that you like yours. I am awaiting my olive bucket from Decor Steals also. I saw one in the Coastal Living home in Rosemary Beach Florida this summer and LOVED it....so I decided to bite the bullet and order one from Pottery Barn....sold out! I was thrilled when I saw it on Decor Steals!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Olive buckets make such a beautiful statement without additions. Glad you got a good deal on one. Everything else looks great too, of course.

Bliss said...

You know, blogging is educational. I never gave much thought to how those olives showed up in a jar in my pantry but I guess they needed to be picked and gathered didn't they.

~Bliss~

missy said...

I've always been in to neutral, soft colors..My husband used to call me Mrs. Blah...SO much easier to live with and you don't get tired of it easily..

Pat Freymuth said...

Would love to have one of those olive buckets.

Your topiaries in the pots are fabulous Kelly!

ImSoVintage said...

Love your olive bucket :)

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Now I learn so much in blogland as I've never heard of an olive bucket before. It looks lovely in your house. thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you've had a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your olive bucket is fabulous. I think Decor Steals is a great way to get vintage style (or the real thing) items at a reasonable price. I got willow buckets several months ago and I just love them. I noticed your stools in the photos. They are wonderful!

Debbiedoo's said...

I love the basket Kelly! All your French touches really are nice and fit so well in your lovely home.

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Kelly, Congratulations on finding your olive bucket. When we lived on the Island of Cyprus, we used to collect olives from the trees with similar buckets and then take them to the Olive Pressers to turn the olives into beautiful olive oil. I wonder if your olive bucket has a history, wouldn't it be great to know. Best Wishes Daphne

must love junk said...

All your vignettes look gorgeous! I almost bought an olive bucket from Decor Steals, and now wish I would have! :)
Susan