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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Friday, July 15, 2011

French Flower Market Buckets

 Bon Jour Mon Amis!  Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest projects, French flower market inspired galvanized buckets.
 When I discovered these buckets the other day, I couldn't scoop them up fast enough!  I knew that they were full of potential!  To this bucket, I added one of my all time favorite French labels from the Graphics Fairy.  Just look at all of the gorgeous detail!
 The label below, also from the Graphics Fairy, is a copy of a French soap label.  I really love the colors of this one!
 Oooh, la, la!
 Ok, this rose label has also got to be one of my favorites over at the Graphics Fairy!
 What gorgeous colors, and a fitting label for my bucket, I think!
 I've put two of these in my Etsy shop, if you want to take a peek!
 And below is a shot of a real French flower shop, right across from the little hotel we stay at in Paris!
 And this is moi at our favorite Parisian market.  I can almost smell all of those gorgeous blooms right now!
Hope you have a great weekend!
I'm linking up with the following great parties!
Debra at Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday


Linda said...

The flower buckets are just charming, Donna! I never think of re-doing pieces like this...really turned out beautifully! Thanks for your get well wishes, Donna! Hope you have a great weekend!

Tete said...

Love flower buckets, even the older ones. Love the shot of you in front of the flowers...
Have a good weekend!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You've taken those little buckets from plain to pretty! Hubby has booked a trip to Paris the end of August so I will finally get to see a bit of France. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

sissie said...

Hi Donna!
I just love your french flower buckets. I can just see a bunch of them all lined up on top of a potting bench, full of flowers!

Hope you have a beautiful weekend
sweet friend.


Kim K. said...

Your french flower buckets are divine and I love your new blog header. Such a beautiful table.

NanaDiana said...

Donna- I love your buckets! I hope you are doing okay-we have to catch up soon. It is so busy all the time here..and I know you are probably lonesome out there! At least you are keeping busy and continuing on with your beautiful creations. Do I hear of a Fall Craft Sale in the offing-same place as the summer one? xo Diana

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the flower buckets and is that a new header at the top of your blog? Both are perfect for summers!!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Fabulous buckets ~ so pretty how they turned out! xoox, tracie

BECKY said...

Hi Donna! Love those flower buckets! I have one that I am leaving out to weather a bit, and then I will do something similar to it! Love the labels you picked!

I also love your new header! Just beautiful!
Hope you're having a restful weekend!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Very n ice! Gotta love The Graphics Fairy!!!

June@I will craft said...

The buckets are great finds. I love the added graphics.

Deena said...

These turned out beautifully! Love the GF labels.

Eileen said...

That French market full of flowers looks delightful.

simpledaisy said...

Those buckets are so cute!!!
And the french flower market looks wonderful:)

Debbie said...

Hi Donna~~your header is AWESOME!!
Perfect labels for those flower buckets! I have one here that will be filled with Queen Anne's Lace very soon.
Hugs to you.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Donna, the flower buckets are wonderful, and the French labels really make them special! gorgeous blooms, thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

Love of the Sea said...

Love the buckets. And you know I love those labels. So pretty!! They came out terrific.

Honey at 2805 said...

OK! Can you tell I'm having fun on your blog?

Honey at 2805 said...

And, I'm a FAN, friend and new follower, too!