Jun 29, 2011

Shabby French Flower Bucket and Foxgloves...


(click photos to enlarge)


If you remember I told you,
Foxgloves have been loving our cold wet spring...

so it was fun to be able to indulge
 in a big bouquet!


they make a luxurious display in the parlor..




a bold pop of summer color...




this shabby french flower bucket
in the perfect shade of faded blue,
was an early spring garage sale find...

I have been waiting for the right flowers to fill it.....


the buckets stand
is hand crafted from rebar....

giving it the perfect french country feel...




up on the mantle top
the table runner was designed by Gertrude Jekyll....


when her petals fell began to fall from an old bouquet,
I pulled the rest off,
and let them dry in place...

her fragrance lingers...





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25 comments:

stefanie said...

oh, they are gorgeous, I love watching the bumble bees go inside!

Carolyn said...

Your foxgloves are such a pretty color-mine are just thinking of blooming soon.
I just enjoyed a peek over the fence of your front garden and it is so beautiful that I think you must have a lot of traffic going by just for a look in!
Take care,
Carolyn

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Bella, your Foxgloves are so beautiful!... and I love your pretty French flower vase and stand... your photos are just stunning... xoxo Julie Marie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are very pretty views of your room! Your foxgloves are perfect for that bucket and stand. Quite dramatically perfect, I think. Your mantel arrangement is very beautiful shot from that perspective. Love the lighting. Nice to see some of your pretty things, like your old chair and that wonderful glass screen. I keep seeing Atlanta Bartlett. I guess because everything is so beautiful, and also so spare and well edited, and with a shock of beautiful color. Classic. Your mantel and window frame add so much. It makes me want to gut a room and start all over. I sold a white painted oak mantel recently that I always swore was mine. Oh well. It's always something. Thanks for the peek. xx

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh your foxgloves are totally dreamy...To have enough blooms to cut and bring in doors, total luxury...I think I need to plant me some more :)

I do love the table runner also...just lovely.

Blessings Kelsie

Cat & Cricket said...

Bella~
Those foxgloves are divine!!
Absolutely beautiful!!
Smiles~
C

NanaDiana said...

Bella- What a gorgeous display! I love it. Foxglove is just beautiful, isn't it? And I love your "runner"...xo Diana

Cathy and Steve said...

Bella, I adore the foxglove bouquet next to the fireplace. And the mantle runner courtesy of Gertrude Jekyll (one of my all time favorite roses)is inspired! Love it!

Jann Olson said...

I absolutely love Foxgloves! Mine are still quite small. Certainly not enough to fill a sweet bucket like that! What a yard sale find. Love your display.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oh my! love the foxglove..I never seem to do well with it, darn! Yours is beautiful and I love the bucket and holder!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your foxgloves are amazing!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love foxgloves and your big bouquet is certainly a treat. I never have the heart to cut them and bring them in the house to enjoy. Next year, for sure.

Darla said...

So beautiful! I adore that container!!

Madelief said...

How lovely the foxgloves look!!!

Happy summer!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Susan said...

Bella I love your Foxglove florals!! You have and eye for displaying your pretties!

Heather said...

They do look just gorgeous there Bella!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Very beautiful!

High Street Cottage said...

Bella what a beautiful combination, marrying the bucket with the rustic stand and the stunning flowers! Your home is just gorgeous too. xxx

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Lucky you to have enough foxgloves that you can cut a bouquet. And, you're right about them being the perfect flowers for the vintage bucket. Very imaginative to make a rose petal mantle runner, it's pretty.
Hugs,
Judith

Amanda said...

Hi Bella!
Ooh what a lovely bouquet for your parlor! And I just adore the dried rose petals...what a sweet idea, and I can imagine that the scent is heavenly!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Anki said...

Beautiful things.

Poppy said...

What a beautiful presentation! Loving those magnificent foxgloves in that Frenchy bucket...and I simply love how you spread those rose petals on your mantle top... very inspiring post! I love the faded blue of the bucket...Thanks for sharing with us this evening!Your newest follower~Poppy

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Pam said...

Your foxglove are gorgeous. I need to try to grow them next year. Love the bucket.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bella, I love the cute bucket and the foxglove are beautiful! I have been browsing your archives and your blog is wonderful. Thank you for joining my party and I am now following.
xo,
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it Bella~ Foxgloves are such pretty flowers! I used to have some in my garden too~ so lovely next to your fireplace! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)