A French Country Mantel Vignette

I realized I had the same things on my mantel since March!…time for a change!

So I put on my dancing shoes and got ready to do “the vignette shuffle” !!

I thought . . . hmmm . . . not quite feeling the “summer mantel” today . . .

~ ~ as it was really hot today and do not want to be reminded of that!

And then, it is hard to do a “coastal feel” with the backdrop of my antique shutters.

So with my dancing shoes on, I took a look around and decided to go “simply stated French Country”.

French Country Mantel

I put on my french beret and began gathering things that I already had . . .

~ ~ either purchased here or in France.

The little demijohn was purchased here at a yard sale and I obtained the antique book in France.

Actually, the oh so wonderful shop owner gave it to me!

French Country Mantel

French Country Mantel

And what says French Country more than lavender!

French Country Mantel

French Country Mantel

Another demijohn was added to the left side of the “reproduction confit pot” filled with lavender.

I love the simplicity of this mantel vignette.

French Country Mantel

However, I needed something to tie it all together . . .

French Country Hearth

French Country Mantel

I grabbed the French Gathering Basket from across the room and placed it on the hearth.

Not only did I feel it tied everything together, but it also hid the “black hole” of the fireplace a bit.

The grain sack that I purchased on my trip to France remains in the basket . . .

~ ~ it adds another level of texture and color.

French Country Mantel

French Country Mantel

I love this little change . . . it makes my heart happy!

And speaking of making my heart happy . . . I am preparing to leave to go to the Haven Conference.

I made sure that I left hubby great instructions on watering my plants and holding down the fort!

Well, he does not need any instructions on holding down the fort as he does it so well !!!

So, follow along with me on Instagram and see what is happening at Haven!!

Have a most wonderful day doing something that makes your heart happy!!!

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Adding French Country Style to the Coffee Table

Well, I find I have a “time limit” of how long a vignette stays on the coffee table. . .

Time’s up for the crystal theme . . .

~ ~ and time for a more casual feel of French Country.

Coffee Table Vignette

So what do you do? . . . you add some lavender buds in a crystal compote.

French Country Coffee Table Vignette


Then you add stems of lavender in a “pretend French Confit Jar” . . .

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

And add a pretty violet for color and texture and a bird bath of lavender vs. water . . .

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

What would a French Country vignette be without wonderful Charles Faudree books . . .

~ ~ and a gathered bunch of lavender stems.

Coffee Table Vignette

A gathered bunch of lavender tied together with a pretty ribbon. . .

~ ~ is this saying French Country yet?

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

A “petite” Ridgways Blue and White Oriental bowl holds vintages keys . . .

~ ~ the bowl is from England, but the keys could be from the South of France!

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

French Country Coffee Table Vignette

I am loving the wonderful smell of the lavender as I sit on the sofa . . .

~ ~ admiring the French Country accents gathered in and around one of my favorite baskets.

Have a wonderful day of enjoying the wonderful smells of summer . . .

~ ~ of hot dogs on the grill, the amazing scent of watermelon as you slice one open . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ the smell of fresh cut grass . . . and for me, the smell of clay at the ballfield !!

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