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02 April, 2014

Vintage French Spring Vignette

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring VignetteWith temperatures in the 80s this week, I am feeling like spring has finally arrived here in the South! And…I have a few new special goodies to share, too. A vignette with a vintage French flair seemed like just the way to do that!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring Vignette Sooo…I headed to the garden shop for a few flowers. I was excited to find just what I was looking for…purple violas! Are you familiar with them? They are little teensy-weensy pansies. In fact, they almost look like violets to me. I planted them in some simple white egg cups that I found at Ross (6 for $4.00) several months ago and had been saving to share with you! Love them! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring VignetteI also love the new little faux chalkware lamb that I found at Wisteria. Isn’t he adorable? Lambs and sheep just seem so French to me! I always think about Jeanne d’Arc, my favorite historical figure, who was a shepherdess as a girl.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring Vignette And this is my super-easy new project…a thrift store frame painted with Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint and then distressed. I dressed it up with a burlap covered insert…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring Vignette …and then added a little jute twine “clothesline” and used tiny clothespins to attach some vintage letters to spell merci. They were a gift from my sweet friend Pat…love them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring Vignette I made a few holes through the insert to add more jute twine and tied on one of my favorite vintage silverplate forks just for fun!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Boxwood and French ScriptYou might recognize the frame from the first time I showed it to you…to show off my Ballard Designs bargains last year.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Spring VignetteAnd there you have it…my vintage French spring vignette! Now I have my fingers crossed that spring is really here and I can plant the rest of my flowers outside!

Cat TVAs for the staff, Cat TV has once again become their favorite activity now that the birds are back, another sure sign that spring is here! What about you? Are you seeing signs of spring at your house?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Favorite Tips for Adding Country French Style And be sure to check out an exciting new group of very talented bloggers that I am honored to be a part of...fellow lovers of Country French design! We will be sharing monthly tips for creating that Country French look in your home! You can see our tips for the month of March here.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my vintage French spring vignette! 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 Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. LOL! We call it the "Bird Channel"!
    LOve that little vignette. I thought Spring would never arrive!



  2. Very pretty Spring vignette, Debbie! I love how you attached the fork to the burlap.

  3. Beautiful vignette. Everything looks good on a silver tray -- that's my motto!

  4. MUST make that clothesline frame. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  5. Very are so creative! I have to say, too, that I'm incredibly jealous of the beautiful weather you're enjoying! I thought we were doing so well here with the return of sunshine and temperatures finally in the 40's...until I read "80's" in your post. That's Wisconsin weather for you, lol.

  6. Debbie,you are one of the most creative bloggers I know! I love everything you do! Your sweet little mini pansies are precious in those egg cups!

  7. What a beautiful vignette, I love the pansies in the egg cups. Every detail flows together beautifully!

  8. This is adorable! Really sweet. I pinned it!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  9. Your ideas are so fabulous Debbie! I'm always trying to create a French touch in my decorating and you have such wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us...

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  10. You make the most beautiful vignettes Debbie. I always enjoy seeing the Kitties.


  11. Debbie,
    Love the planted egg cups, dear friend!!!
    Your framed silver fork is similar to "prints" I am putting in my Spring Booth!
    I love framed silver pieces!!!
    You are constantly filling me with inspiration!
    Now, was that Ozzie I spotted a the window???
    Ah~h~h. . .to be able to open the patio door and enjoy "fresh air" after the frigid Winter.
    Bring it on!!!

  12. always love your frenchie Spring ideas!!!

  13. Love love love your French Spring vignette. I have some white egg cups and am going to make those cuties. I am going to give them as gifts. Thankyou for such a fun idea. It will blessing to many.


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