September 02, 2011

Living With... And Loving The Find


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Having a soulful hand in what we live with making it informal, cozy you don't have to worry about making it perfect. What inspires most about country living is the pieces and colour we surround ourselves with. My kind of country, rural French living and loving the find. French country has always been a influence across Europe soulfully living with pieces that encourage and influence a French country life. I never look at the surface of what it is, I find the hidden depth in the piece while taking and redefining its use reflecting a passion for all things aged with history.


I try not to be sentimental about a new find, "I've let go of many beautiful soulful pieces over the years in my interior design business and shop that's just the nature of this business. Sometimes there is just that one inspiring piece that pulls you in questioning that it just may have to live with you for awhile. This galvanized zinc drawer that made no sense to someone else, made all the sense in the world to me.

I love the find that adds to an atmosphere for lost pieces that get over looked in what it is, to what it can become. Most important arranging them as though someone lives among them, adding truly a beauty to its life.

If a zinc galvanized drawer or crusty wire baskets and buckets inspire you then let it find its way into your home decor. I was inspired by this drawer and instantly knew it had to come home with me using it with a whole new function holding useful objects of interest reflecting the passion of its owner giving it a gathered and collected European flea market feel seeing the full potential of the piece.


Flea Montreuil-Bellay they have my kind of French country.

Letting all things galvanize inspire what I love most.

42 comments:

Ashley said...

What lovely finds and I adore the zinc drawer....fabulous! Xoxoxo

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Just love. It all speaks to me. And the first song on your playlist is in the movie Something Borrowed...just watched it again last night and was wondering who the song was by. Now I know, thanks to you for always having my favorite songs. ox

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Dore, I love galvanized treasures!!! These are amazing!! I LOVE your amazing style--Oh, and I posted the other day about Romantic Homes...If you get a chance, come and take a look...It's neat!

Wishing you a Happy holiday weekend!!!
Love,
Cindy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BONJOUR MA BELLE!!!

I LOVE THIS PIECE! And as I sit here to type, I am looking at my number SEVEN that I just love. You know how I feel about French Country style, especially yours, and I owe the new look to my larger theatre to YOU!!! I have NOT been able to do more to it because I have been in meetings and classroom preparation and OPEN HOUSE all week long to be ready pour la rentrée on TUESDAY!!!! This weekend, I just need to review some things for teaching, but other than that, I hope to work on the things I love....like my theatre, to chip away at more of the gray paint.

HOW ARE YOU MY SWEET FRIEND? Anita

Cassie said...

such beautiful photos and finds. galvanized is best!

dogsmom said...

Wonderful photography. I could find a place for most of these items in my style.

d e l i g h t said...

What beautiful thoughts, ideas and photos. I love galvanized and the rusticness of it. There are sometimes just certain pieces that speak to us and will always be with us. Have a great weekend.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

You always inspire me to look more into things when I shop. I love that first photo with the painting/print of the little flowers.

Kelly_Deal said...

Your photos are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hello, Dore my sweet friend. This is a wonderful piece. How perfect to find it as it looks like it belongs there just with you. I'd love to see the cabinet that it came from. So glad you came by and joined the party! xoxo Debra

Divine Theatre said...

So many fun ways to use these items!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this piece and can think of 1000 places I could put it! You have such a great sense of style, Dore!

XO,
Janie

Cindy said...

The zinc drawer is wonderful, and so are the wire baskets, and ohhhhh that flea market....
I love the way you talk about these things, and show their beauty, it's so inspiring, and makes me look at things in a different way. So many times i've seen a rusty bucket or some funky piece that i liked, and would over think it, and walk away because part of me thought someone might think i was weird if i brought it in the house...

Cindy

Marlene said...

Beautiful! I love the little sideboard with the sexy legs and lovely color! when I saw it , made me go Ahhhhhhh! Would never get tired of looking at that piece! all your vignettes are magical!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Fun isn't it? Finding stuff?

Heaven's Walk said...

Amazing how "things" speak to our hearts and whisper "take me home!" :) And even if we don't have a spot in mind for them, we always find THE perfect place that can transform a room. Simply and beautifully.... ♥

xoxo laurie

Karena said...

Dore I love that little Fleur de Lis piece, is it a finial! Lovely.

Come and join my new fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Wax Beach Artist said...

You are so poetic and your gavanized treaures really do look fantastic!

Revi said...

Hi Dore - your crusty wire and galvanized drawer are wonderful! I've been collecting bits and pieces for years, but have not yet assembled them together in the same space to make such a statement as you have. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to do just that!
-Revi

Monica said...

Adoro il tuo lavoro, la tua bravura, la tua passione, la tua abilità e il tuo buon gusto. Non avevo mai visto prima il tuo blog, mi sono iscritta e lo messo tra i segnalati nel mio. Purtroppo il transletor non mi permette di capire bene le parole, ma è uguale, le immagini parlano da sole! Complimenti.
Anche io trasformo cose che trvo ai mercatini, ma tu sei un genio!
Con ammirazione, Monica

marga said...

What wonderful finds.....love them al!

Amber said...

Those colors are so soothing. Beautiful pictures, as always!
xo, Amber

Beach House Living said...

I like it!
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts during Hurricane Irene.

G-style said...

I just discovered your blog , it's wonderful and therefor I joined your followers.

Please be welcome to take a look at my blog and join it as well.

have a nice sunday , greetings from Gea (Holland)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just found your blog while looking for ideas for ladders on Pinterest . . . oh my . . . your blog is just lovely! Can't wait to come back and spend more time browsing -- I'm a new follower!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hi Dore!
Oh my goodness....galvanized HEAVEN!! I love each photo!
xo,
Beth

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Dore,

What a timeworn classic find!! Thanks for stopping by, your so sweet!

Happy Labor Day,
Laurie
xo

A Cottage Muse said...

I love the beauty you share Dore!
It is hard sometimes to let go of something near and dear!
I hope your holiday weekend was fun!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is all SO true . . . I have to laugh when I remember years ago trying to convey to my mother what kinds of decorative things I like. She never got it until I said, "Mom, if you think it's old, ugly, worn and something that you'd put out by the curb, it's probably something I would love!"

Fishtail Cottage said...

Everything you do is just so inspiring to me! i love that you introduced me to such things! oxox, tracie

Jenni said...

Hello Dore! I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! :)

That is one gorgeous galvanized piece you found, and it looks lovely how you have it displayed! :) The little outdoor shop area you showed looks like such a fun place to find things, too! :)

I hope you have a good night, and a beautiful Tuesday!

Blessings,
Jenni

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello dear Dore,
I agree with you, your galvanized drawer makes so much sence. Good for you to have found it! I have also let go of a few pieces that was beged from me or just
Fitted perfect in another setting. Being so sentimental,I find that I keep on searching for them again...but when similar is found, just not the same. It does not matter....the search is so much fun. Have a lovely week, and thank you
For always visiting my blog with such lovely words.much appreciated,Colx -Afrique du Sud

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh yes! I love old galvanized pieces too! Your photos are wonderful. I saw on a blog once an old chicken feeder that had been filled with succulants. I'd love to try something like that.

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

hello sweet friend.. love your drawer.. love galvanzed..love your touches.. xo Laura

Rachel Pallas said...

Thank you so much for entering my giveaway Dore! :) I love your blog and will be sure add you to my blog roll!! Have a beautiful day~ xo Rachel

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~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello My Dear~ ~ ~
You are giving me second thoughts about my feelings toward the color gray. You make it seem so romantic. Make it a great day.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

michele said...

Dear Dore,

I have just added you to my blog roll. I love what you have done with this piece. My tv currently sits on the floor as I decide what do with that part of the living room. I know, it's embarrassing. But this is a great idea. Thanks so much!
Michele

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma belle,

Thank you for making my life magical. You are well-loved my sweet soul sister. Anita

Ann said...

Such a lovely and inspiring post.

Love those galvanized look and items too,

they look like they have so much secret to share,
such history and mystique at the same time. I love almost everything French ♥

MJ Ornaments said...

Everything is so dreamy and beautiful. Love the colors. Take care, Martha

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your zinc pieces. Sometimes it's the element that seems off that brings the most balance.
Fabulous!
Hugs,
Patti

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Stopping by your blog always fills my soul with inspiration. You have such a way with photography and words:)Always a treat. Hope you are having a beautiful week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens