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