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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, September 6, 2013

Vintage Porcelain Flower Pushcart

Bonjour Mes Amis!
It's hard to believe that not only is September here already, but that it's been an entire week since I did a blog post!  I've had a good case of blogger's block, and for the life of me just couldn't think of anything remotely interesting to talk about!!
 So anyway, today I thought I'd share with you the cutest little vintage porcelain flower pushcart, which I found earlier this summer while out thrifting.  At only $1.99, this cutie just had to come home with me!
I had never seen anything like it before, so I was super excited to discover it at one of my favorite thrift shops.
I've included it in a little vignette that I created on my wooden curio shelf.
 I have so much fun changing out my shelf with the seasons, and thought for this I would give it a sort of "farewell to summer" theme!
Ok, let's look a bit closer at the treasures inside...............
 I've filled my pushcart with bright and cheery zinnas from my cutting garden.  I really have had a bumper crop of them this year!
 Adding to the late summer time feel, are two cute little vintage bottles that I've embellished (and glittered, of course!) with a seafaring theme.  Of course I just had to add this pair of sweet little birdies, because, well, I love birds!
 I also am in love with vintage silver creamers, the more patina, the better!
I've filled this little one with more blooms.
 And I've tucked a little bird's nest, as well as a few glittered sea shells, that I collected on beach vacations
('cause I'm not yet totally ready to give up summer!).
 A pretty little demitasse cup and saucer from hubby's mom's collection.
 To a vintage flower frog, I added a neat vintage postcard featuring a ship and pretty blue forget me nots.
 Oooh, la, la!  I just had to add one of my little Eiffel Towers!
This is my very favorite vintage creamer.  I really am going to miss not having fresh flowers to pick by the arm full! 

 One of my cherished treasures, a cast iron lion bank that belonged to my dad when he was a little boy.
It still has some old pennies in it that he collected.
And here is one last look.
 Ok, getting back to my cute pushcart.  I did a little research, and discovered that it originally would have come with a porcelain flower  frog insert.  While mine doesn't have it, it still is in excellent condition, and it marked "made in Japan" on the bottom.  The cart is in my favorite colors of light aqua blue, white, and shades of pink.
 Here is what the other side looks like (above).
I think it would be so cute filled with a nest and eggs.  Or glittered little pinecones!
And last but not least, I thought I'd share with you what our puppy Katie and hubby like to do in their "spare time" (tee, hee!). She sure is a daddy's girl!
Have a great weekend!


Tete said...

I thought you might have been swallowed up by a glob of glitter! Love the little cart and all the fun things in your shelf! Katie sure has grown! I have a baby tonight...will post more on her tomorrow. Its been fun so far!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Look at that fuzzy belly!

Love your little cart, I would of bought it for sure. I just love putting in creamers and things unexpected. My orange cosmos are blooming just in time for fall decorating.

It is hard sometimes to post, I have been so busy and I too went the longest I ever had without a post.

Fall will be our inspiration!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Cute little flower cart. It looks like Katie is living the good life and enjoying every minute of it.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You had me at zinnias, Donna...they are my most favorite flower! Everything looks so pretty! And Katie looks like one happy dog...

Kadee Willow said...

The shelving is just perfect for filling it with seasonal items.. you're right! And I can just see the wheels turning in your creative head coming up with charming bits and pieces to make it special.. to make it your own! My favorite was the lion bank still filled with pennies. How fortunate that you have a piece of your father like that!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always enjoy your special vignettes. Your pushcart is beautiful. I'm glad you rescued it. How special to still have your father's lion bank. What a treasure. Hugs to your sweet Katie!!

Junkchiccottage said...

So pretty all of it. That little cart adorable. You puppy is so cute too. What a sweetie.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love it all! I'm partial to the little Eiffel Tower!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh I just love this wonderful post filled with pretties created by you.
The shelf is awesome and you have it displayed wonderful. Katie steals the show. What a cutie!!
Love your father's lion bank. What a special piece to cherish.
Your glittered bottles are gorgeous!!