A Little Bit French Country and Vintage Iron

What happens on a rainy day when I do not want to venture outdoors?

I find what area needs refreshing and then try to

come up with an idea that starts with a single item as my inspiration.

That inspiration piece was purchased last year,

placed in a closet and eventually hung in the powder room.

Where it hung until I had an epiphany

of exactly where it should land or should I say hang.

Vintage Iron Baluster - Housepitality Designs

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Spring Dishes in the Hutch {Noritake Summer Estate}

I am still on my quest to “Springify” by house.

For years, I had my “Old Country Roses” china in the hutch or “Welsh cupboard”

I had acquired this beautiful set of Noritake Summer Estate from my friend . .

~ ~ and recently just acquired some accent pieces to this set.

Vintage sherbet glasses filled with pears . .

Added more vintage pieces like this Depression Glass Salt and Pepper set.

An English Biscuit Jar . .

Trader Joe’s was selling mini pots of flowers…

~ ~ fit perfectly in the creamer!

More cheery flowers in another silver creamer/pitcher. . .

And in a vase made from a silver fork …

Or in the sugar bowl…

This silver set seems to appear in many rooms of the house . . .

My silver trophy bowl holds placemats for easy access along with candles . .

Spring themed creamer and sugar . .

Vignette on top of the hutch…

~ ~ a recent addition is the centuries old vinegar jar from France.

My hutch ready for Spring…now on to another room!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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Antique French Buffet and A Giveaway {Soft Surroundings}

I have been talking about my beautiful Antique French Buffet that I purchased in France . . .

. . . and finally, today is the reveal!!

And to celebrate . . . there is a fabulous giveaway from Soft Surroundings!

A hand carved 18th Century Wild Cherry Buffet . . .

~ ~ ~ purchased in Deauville, France.

I fell in love with the beautiful patina and carvings.

And the amazing hardware . . .

When trying to decide how I wanted to style the buffet. . .

~ ~ ~ I thought it only appropriate to style it with many of my french treasures.

Like this wonderful 17th Century Vinegar Jar . . .

And this well loved antique bread basket.

Beautiful monogrammed grain sack, antique glass molds . . .

A pretty green demijohn purchased from this quaint shop near Caen.

The wicker demijohns are ones that I already had . . .

~ ~ however the book underneath is from the same quaint shop near Caen, France.

You may have noticed this gorgeous iron scroll work on the buffet.

It is the Iron Scroll Lamp (Top Rated) by Soft Surroundings!

When this lamp arrived from Soft Surroundings, I knew it would be perfect for my buffet . .

~ ~ that was arriving from France.

I just love the shape of the lamp shade.

~ ~ and the beautiful fabric and trim.

Did I mention that Soft Surroundings has just released their new Home Decor Catalog ? !!!

Of their Spring Furniture and Decor Collection.

They also have a team of talented designers, headed by Robin . .

~ ~ who make trips to France frequently to gain inspiration for their home decor . .

~ ~ to bring back gorgeous antiques for their Brocantes Antiques section of the catalog . .

~ ~ ~ that are available for purchase . .

Like this gorgeous 18th Century Armoire:

Now, I am happy to announce that Soft Surroundings is giving away a $50.00 gift card . .

~ ~ to my readers toward any purchase from their site.

Enter below via the Rafflecopter . .

Remember when leaving a comment, let us know what your favorite Soft Surroundings item is!!

Have a wonderful day and good luck!!

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Note: This is a sponsored post; however, all the opinions are entirely my own.

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