Thursday, July 25, 2013

French Garden Box


The purple coneflowers and helenium dancing in the garden were just begging to be picked.


I've arranged them in this farmhouse style glass and zinc holder.  It is a nice alternative to a mason jar or vase to enjoy your flowers. Once the blooms fade, I envision this holder on the kitchen counter with wooden spoons or in the craft room filled with a bouquet of paint brushes.


The vintage book is the 1962 edition of Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide to the Birds, which belonged to my husband's uncle. He was a World War II paratrooper who was captured by the Germans on D-Day, June 6, 1944 .  For the remainder of the war he was in a POW camp, but eventually was liberated. He didn't like to speak about his experience; however, I can't imagine how these events impacted his life.  


Last year while treasure hunting I spotted this charming garden box.  In French, the word 'Jardin' means garden. 

 
 I thought it would make a nice herb planter or since it has a handle I could use it to store some garden items or cutters. It has a nice sage green rustic finish.
 
 
I hope wherever you are today it is sunny and bright.

9 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

I love mason jars, but this little thing is just the cutest and has a farmhouse feel. Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Karen Frost said...

Love your little bouquet - country sweet! How nice that you have the Uncle's bird book to remember him by. He must have been very brave and strong to survive as a POW. My own uncle landed on the beaches of Normandy. We owe that generation of brave soldiers so much for fighting for our freedom. Hugs xoxo

KarinsArtScrap said...

so colourful flowers and great photo's Donna.

greetings karin

Chris said...

I love to go treasure hunting too! The flower holder is fabulous!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Pretty post Donna and nice finds

Hannapat said...

Wow done lovely finds Donna and the flowers looks so pretty as does your lovely display. Swooning over that jardin box xoxo

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Donna,
Right now it is bright and sunny here in Florida, but don't know for how long....lol If it is like every other day this week, it will get cloudy here soon, and then start raining. I have a nice crop of mushrooms in my backyard from all the rain lately. Nice on the water bill and the grass and plants. Just hoping for no fungus in our grass! lol

Liked your pretty vignette, and that adorable lil Jardin box, so cute. Beautiful flowers too, love those cone flowers especially.
Also loved your neat container you had them in, very pretty.

Hope all is well at your house.
Blessings, Nellie

Terry said...

You have all kinds of neat vessels in which to put your lovely flowers! I love your containers. I'm prepping for a card class today. Hope you enjoy the sun too.

Kara said...

So pretty and sweet. I love those flowers together. Purple and yellow are August colors to me. Your little jar is great. In my house it would hold beach glass or small shells and would sit in my kitchen.

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