Good morning! How are you? I hope all is well! If you are curious to know, I did get outside to enjoy working in my garden this week. Although the snow hasn't shown up again, it has been quite a cool week with hard frosts most nights. Hopefully, my flowers took it in stride and I didn't lose any of them. The sun peeked out during the day and it sure felt wonderful! There is nothing better than the sun on your face!
Today, I would love to show you my antique French grape harvest trug. These wooden trugs from the south of France were carried on the arms of french vineyard workers while harvesting grapes. This one, was found hanging on the wall of an old barn at an off-the-road french brocante. Don't you just love the perfectly weathered gray wood?
I stuffed it with vintage french torchons and some tiny clay pots. I got the inspiration to roll the towels from Tracey at French Larkspur. It all makes a great display on our coffee table!
And of course, it is never complete without a bundle of the best smelling lavender! Thank-you, Maria!
I have a bit of exciting news for you! My dream has always been to start up a store to sell my vintage finds. I love hunting down treasures and collecting to decorate in my home, and I am always moving things around. When I am finished with it, it just packs up into storage until I think about it again, so why not let it move on to display in your beautiful homes? Karl promised me that if my blog ever became big enough, with maybe 500+ followers and lot's of daily pageveiws we could purchase a domain and set up a little online store for a start. Vintage items, like this trug for example, will be available for purchase. I am getting very excited about the prospect of it! Please stay tuned for updates!
Thank-you so very much again for your continued interest! When I started this blog last year, I never imagined that it would spark so much attention! I am more than blessed to have formed such wonderful relationships with you and developed some amazing friendships through it all!
A huge thank-you to the girls over at Ivy and Elephants for featuring my bedroom chandelier! They made my day with their sweet comment! Thank-you Paula and Patti!
Maria ~Rusty Hinge