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Sunday, January 8, 2012

French Flower Market Buckets

Bon Jour, Mon Amis!
Hope you all have had a great weekend!  Wow, it's hard to believe that an entire week of the brand new year has already come to a close!
Today I'd like to share with you a pair of French flower market inspired buckets, featuring one of my very favorite motifs from the Graphics Fairy. Well, I seem to say that all images from the Graphics Fairy are my favorite!  But, I just can't help myself!  Karen has so many wonderfully gorgeous images to chose from, it's impossible to pick just one favorite!!
 Isn't that label just gorgeous?
 After finding these large tin and galvanized buckets on separate thrifting trips, I just knew that the rose label would be the perfect addition!
 Love the copper toned finish of this bucket.  Can't you just imagine it with a huge bouquet of springtime wild flowers?

 And forgive me if you've already seen the photo below, but I just couldn't resist sharing it again!  I snapped this shot at one of our favorite  flower markets in Paris.  Doesn't the sight of all of those pretty blooms make you yearn for spring?

Hope you all have a great week!
I'm linking up with the Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday


Okio B Designs said...

Love your buckets! They make me want to start a countdown to spring!


Mantha said...

Fantastic.. l o v e these bucketts, super gorgeous..
Have a great day :)
Mantha xx

Mantha said...

Fantastic.. l o v e these bucketts, super gorgeous..
Have a great day :)
Mantha xx

Sandy said...

Great job! Pick some posies and you've got a fantastic centerpiece for all to enjoy! We are planning a trip to Paris in the Spring...can't wait! Yearning!
Have a wonderful week. Stop over and have a chat, I look forward to meeting new friends. xoso Sandy

Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL, Donna! I especially love the second one. They will be perfect for bouquets of spring flowers. You picked the perfect label for them. You can always fill them with faux lavender until you can get the real thing.

Donna said...

Looks like you got your buckets straight from your trip to Quebec!! They are wonderful!!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Your buckets certainly make me long for spring. They turned out beautifully!

Tete said...

Buckets of blooms are one of my favorite things!

NanaDiana said...

Donna- Those buckets are just gorgeous. Are you still supplying your shop? How is that going? xoDiana

Blondie's Journal said...

I think I'd love to go to France just to see the flower markets!! ;-)

Love your buckets...you are going to get a lot of use out of them come spring! Beautiful, Donna!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I'm ready for a spring bouquet!
Thought of you this weekend, my cousin just got back from visiting his daughter, her house sits on Puget sound...the view was gorgeous from the pictures.
Maybe your neighbors...tee hee

Musings from Kim K. said...

Sigh...so very very lovely. It's been such a mild winter in West MI, I'm almost ready to see buds start poking through the earth!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Gorgeous, Donna! I really love the copper-toned bucket!!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Donna,
I love what you've done with Graphic fairys designs!
I'm sure I have a couple of these tins in my garden shed. I'll have to go on a hunt and do them up.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Creative hugs,

Myric said...

Oh Donna, ill never get tired looking at that photo of flowers! I am so thankful for Graphics fairy! That is a lovely bucket!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are totally gorgeous, Donna!!! I love them!!!