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16 July, 2015

Ironstone and Grain Sack...A Vintage Farmhouse Centerpiece

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse CenterpieceI like to imagine that I live in an old French farmhouse in Provence…but until I win the lottery, I will have to be satisfied with adding a few farmhouse touches to my own little home. And my breakfast room table is a favorite spot for me to do just that! This time I am combining all of my favorites…ironstone, silverplate, toile and grain sacks… into one centerpiece for a real vintage farmhouse feel.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse CenterpieceI started with my favorite vintage Red Cliff ironstone tea pot…I love the grapey pattern…and removed the lid to serve as a vase. I filled it with faux hydrangeas in the perfect vintage-y pinky red color.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse Centerpiece Next, I polished up my favorite grapey…can you tell I like grapes?…vintage silverplate flatware, a gift from Jackie, one of my sweet readers, and popped it into the matching creamer. I tied on a bit of jute twine for some added texture and farmhouse feel. 

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse Centerpiece Here’s the sugar from the same Red Cliff ironstone tea set. I love the leaves and the grapevines as handles!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse Centerpiece Of course, you can’t have farmhouse style without a few chickens, so I added this salt and pepper set, a well-loved gift from my friend Babs at Upstairs Downstairs.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse CenterpieceAnd here’s what’s really adding to the farmhouse feel…these wonderful vintage-look tea towels! They are from the Farmhouse Kitchen collection at Heritage Lace, my new partner. I love the tea-stained color and texture, plus the antique red stripe gives a real grain sack feel. And…they could also be used as over-sized napkins!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse Centerpiece And even more vintage grain sack feel is added by the matching Farmhouse Kitchen Runner…love it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Farmhouse CenterpieceAnd here’s another look. I topped off the tea towels with a little handmade toile heart from my Farmhouse Valentine Centerpiece…another favorite. I get a little hint of Provence and smile every time I pass by!

Baby KittyBaby Kitty says he loves the farmhouse look…especially the toile heart since he helped make it…but has a question. If this is a farm, where are the mice? Outside, where they should be, I hope! lol

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Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , Common Ground for Share Your Style on Thursdays ,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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  1. Very pretty, Debbie. I always love seeing your Frenchy touches.

  2. Love your farmhouse centerpiece! You have put together just the right components to get the effect you wanted. How very pretty! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. You have a wonderful decorating style that i just love. Thanks so much and have a great day.

  4. Beautiful! I love the red and white.

  5. I have this exact Red Cliff set...found it on Ebay years ago, I collect ironstone...your setting is gorgeous...
    I love your blog!

  6. Debbie,
    C`est Magnifique!!!
    Those linen towels are gorgeous!!!
    They set the entire mood for your elegantly styled trayscape, dear friend!!!
    A "perfect" Farmhouse look!!!
    I do think Baby Kitty deserves a saucer of "milk" for all his efforts!!! (wink!)

  7. Love your Red Cliff ironstone treasures! I became a collector of Red Cliff ironstone this summer when I bought an adorable sugar bowl (Heirloom pattern) for a whopping $1.50 at a Goodwill store. Now the hunt is on for the creamer. To top it all off, I also found a beautiful soup tureen for $14.95 at a Salvation Army store. It had one small chip, but is otherwise perfect.

  8. Oh, this is really pretty! You've got my favorite colors, red and pink. I get sidetracked by other pretty colors, but always come back to red.

  9. I just love this pretty french inspired vignette. Your silverplate flatware is beautiful and so are the tea towels. Kitty is adorable.



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