June 07, 2013

Français et Rustique

Burlap Luxe Home

Clippings from my shrubs offer a calm placed in a French floral can filled with
chalky white and grey patina. 

Peacefully old and pure

Tarnished up against white

Gentle and relaxed

New To My Etsy Shop...

French Address Numbers
Les numéros d'adresse français

I have become the keeper of treasured finds and share the extras. Inspired by vintage galvanized zinc I created French address numbers some time ago on these steal plaques that have taken on a soulfully aged grey patina. I could not leave well enough alone and have now added my zinc numbers to salvaged vintage mahogany creating a harmonious mix of recreating old world French.

             The zinc plate is not screwed to the wood base but, nailed with vintage in style,
zinc nail heads.

Inspired to recreate French European house address numbers on vintage zinc galvanized steel plaques added to vintage reclaimed mahogany wood 7"x 6" They have aged zinc nails filling in the holes on all four corners that couldn't have been more perfect for what they were to become. A tinted worn black paint finish made for painting on the surfaces of galvanized metal by (Val-Spar) and a matte hand rubbed sealer for heirloom quality. I became enamored with the charm of their outcome!

              There is enormous charm in decorating with French house numbers,
adding romance and European flea market country living to your collected style.

Inspiring French address numbers ready to hang. Found in my peaceful etsy!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour mon amie! I have my little numéro 7 sitting here next to me where I type, and I can think of TOI.

Oh how inspiring this is; after seeing Jade's post yesterday at Shabby and White (you MUST SEE THIS), I was inspired once again to find all the ways I can add more patina to my home. We are having SO MUCH FUN here at the house, trying to pull things together even more to get the look, and it's working.

Your home, garden finds and objets d'art are the perfect things to get my day started.

Wishing you peace and beauty today! Anita

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dore! You combined two of my favorite things zinc and chippy worn patina paint......<3 sigh.....
Your home is lovely like a work of art <3

French Basketeer.com said...

Love love the plaques; and the zinc flower bucket with garden clippings is perfect for a weekend morning!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this post Dore, the colors the rustic and peaceful aspects, everything is so calming and I LOVE the plaques!!! Xo, Ashley

Bente said...

Love that floral can. Your photos are amazing. The pice of wood you decorate with, is beautiful.


It's me said...

Wowww Dore...like the numbers !!!...like everything i see here...great taste you have...like your style !!...love Ria...enjoy teh weekend...xxx !!

Rhonda said...

Amazingly gorgeous! I am off to clip some fresh Rosemary for a vase. Have a wonderful weekend!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the clippings in the bucket. So gorgeous. Love all of these things. So pretty.

Acquired Objects said...

I'm a sucker for anything zinc. Dore you never cease to inspire me, I never thought of clipping my shrubs for something beautiful to stick in a vase. I will now!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful Dore...I still love mine!

Olga Siedlecka said...

Your stylish decorations have just left me breathless!

lynn cockrell said...

Beautiful post, Dore! There really is something so peaceful about things with that aged patina. Those zinc plaques are beautiful and you did a wonderful job in staging your photos!

pballard said...

Lovely post. Thanks for inspiring me!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I always enjoy my visits and your inspirations over here.Thanks for sharing always.Have a Beautiful day my Friend, Kim xoxo

Victoria said...

I love your little plaques Dore! They're gorgeous! Your home is truly beautiful, just like you!

Suz said...

I love to visit. I always come away from reading your posts inspired. For instance, the lovely photo of your clippings in the French floral can makes me think outside of the box.

Christel said...

Hi Dore, so nice to find you creating such lovely pieces! I love the french number signs, but the first photo spoke to me immediately! Such beauty, and simplicity. Always inspiring, and beautiful Dore. Hope this note finds you well. with love, and light, Always, Christel

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Inspiring, as always. I love the quite beauty of the numbers. Zinc and weathered wood are some of my favorite things, and you've combined the elements so well.

Vera said...


I love your newest additions to your peaceful etsy shop, matter of fact No. 9 is not longer available! Soon I will enjoy and display it at my home.

Your photography always amazes me. I think you capture the tonal values of your whites, grays and wood tones in a way that the eye viewing it on the blog senses the texture in 3-D.

Maybe you can give a few helpful tips on your ability to provide such stunning photos to your followers. Pretty please? Breaktaking photos as always.


Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love those French address numbers...so beautiful!

Sophia said...

All beautiful pieces!

Sophia x

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