Some French Country Favorites

2.22.2010

It is time for a new tabletop Tuesday and I want to welcome our new host of this party, Marty. She creates some wonderful vignettes throughout her home and will be perfect for this new position. So let's party!
By clicking this link A Stroll thru Life  you can go see what all the other participants are sharing this week.

I am going to share some items on my shelves of my breakfront in my dining room. I have shown you my dining room in an earlier post here, but did not show close ups of the vignettes on the shelves inside. So let me show you some of my collections.

 
The rooster was found at and flea market/antique store in Savannah a few years ago.
The blue toile sugar bown I found on ebay and the strawberry creamer was found at a local flea market.
The Murano glass collection from our trip to Venice and the plate in the back is from a shop in Asheville, N.C. bought long time ago.


This green pitcher is from a local consignment shop and the bull was found at a flea market. I just love that bull. I still would like to find a bull head replica, like they use at European butcher shops, to put on my hood in the kitchen. Haven't found one reasonably priced yet. The bit of tray that is leaning in the back is a tole tray made of paper that I found on ebay.



Here is a better view of that tole tray.


The red pedestal bowl is from Southern Living at Home and the sugar bowl and creamer from ebay.

These three pieces were found at various local stores and the rooster plate is my newest addition.

This is where all my treasures are all stored. I keep my china on the shelves below. So much easier to set the table by taking them out of the cabinets below and not having to redo the displays up top.

I hope you enjoyed your tour of some of my treasures that are stowed away. Please be sure and check out what the others are sharing, too.

Love to hear from you. I read every comment  and appreciate each and every one!


Y'all come back now,

KIM

40 comments:

  1. It's all beautiful Kim! I love the cabinet, too!

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  2. Beautiful post Kim! I love your dining room. So nice to see the details up close. Very pretty!

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  3. Asheville and Savannah, both fun places. Love that red pedestal. I'm going to a SL@H party on Fri. night - hope they still sell it! Still loving that pillow on the left @ the top. Have to come over every so often, just to stare @ it! ;O)

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  4. Kim, it's all so pretty. I love that you have collectibles up top instead of dishes. I'd be tempted to do the same thing.

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  5. How beautiful. Love the Rooster.

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  6. That china cabinet is gorgeous! I am especially liking your rooster too.
    Susan

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  7. Beautiful closeups Kim!!~ I love that tassel on the hutch too, is that a lil tea pot on there? Looks great!

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  8. Love that fabulous hutch, Kim! Your treasures are wonderful! So many lovely elements!

    Thanks for visiting me! You're a darling to take the time! ;)

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  9. Great display Kim. Your hutch was always a favorite of mine. The inside back of my hutch is mirrored was thinking of using wallpaper to cover it any ideas? Martina

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  10. Certainly a beautiful blog! I also love to keep treasures in a cabinet. I have my grandmother's old hutch to store my collection of polish pottery...

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  11. Kim this is all just beautiful my friend...But that cobalt blue glass is to die 4 girl...Beautiful cabinet you have it all in...love all the differ colors and how great they look together...Thanks for sharing this fun post...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  12. Very pretty! I agree that's a good idea to store the china below and show off your decorative pieces above.

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  13. Thank you letting us peek inside that beautiful cabinet. Very pretty displays inside!

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  14. I've admired your beautiful home on RMS - didn't realize you had a blog - I think I have you marked in my faves on there - now I can stalk, umm, follow you in blog land!! ;-)

    You have a lovely home - thanks for visiting - come back anytime!

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  15. Hello Kim~

    first off thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
    You have some great pieces, love that red pedestal bowl, with the pears in it. All of your displays look great, beautiful curio cabinet too! ;) Jenn

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  16. Oh' and i sure love your header with sweet Bailey in it!

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  17. Hi Kim :) Is nice to meet you! I love how colorful your hutch is.... or you called it a "Breakfront"? I have not heard that term before... is it the same thing?

    Really Rainey

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  18. Martina, wallpaper is fine for the back. I painted mine, but may put fabric in the back some day. You could do fabric. I read somewhere where the person covered foam core board or something with the fabric cut in the shape of the furniture piece and then pushed it into the back and it stayed and was removable if they wanted to change it. They did a piece between each shelf.

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  19. A hutch is even all the way down the front. A breakfront has a ledge that sticks out below the top part that makes it look like two pieces.

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  20. What a beautiful piece! Beautiful displays!

    Manuela

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  21. Thanks for visiting my post. I love your decorating style. I have a green room, also.
    JoAnn

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  22. I love that cabinet. You have some beautiful things. I don't have any roosters yet, but if I had one...I'd want it to be just like yours. I love that guy:)

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  23. Hi Kim! Oh, I love this. First of all your china cabinet is so beautiful and I love seeing how you've dressed it with all the lovely things.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Hi Kim!!
    Beautiful treasures!
    The colors are so pleasing to the eye!
    The old and the new are just stunning!
    Strawberries are my favorite so I love the creamer!
    Many Blessings
    Patricia

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  25. Kim I remember that beautiful blue Murano glass set. It is a stand-out, so lovely, Kathysue

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  26. Hi Kim... I"m back... Yes we went to Italy about 6 years ago... We went to Capri first and stayed about a week... and did lots of day trips, Amalfi coast, Pompeii and all over Capri, the Blue Grotto and explored it all! hat is where we started drinking the Limochello.... on Capri... Then Rome for 5 days with a little day trip to Piza. All on our own! I want to go to Northern Italy next time.

    And thanks for answering my question, I don't have a hutch then I have a breakfront too! (I'm so cool) Ha!
    Really Rainey

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  27. Hi Kim!
    I love your rosepatterned "bowl" in blue!
    And your holidaymosaic from yesterdays Mosaic Monday gave me energy these snowy weatherdays in Sweden.
    Have a nice day!
    best wishes,
    AnnA

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  28. Morning Kim! I love your rooster, red bowl and your new rooster plate. Let me give you my address so you can send them to me....lol!!! Just gorgeous cabinet too. I agree the plates being stored in the bottom are much more practical too! I often wondered why people would disrupt their display only to look at an empty top while eating?? I just toured your foyer/fam room again - just gorgeous and so cozy!!! Have a fun day - Sincerely, Jeannette

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  29. Oh I just love your china cabinet, it is gorgeous. You do have some wonderful displays in there. Of course I love the fabulous rooster, way too cute. Your new rooster plate is just beautiful too. I really like that you mix all the varioius colors together, it has so much more interest. I love that bull statue too. I have wanted a Limoges Cow figurine for quite a while now, but the prices always stop me real fast. Great vignette. Thanks so much for joining the fun today. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  30. Hi Kim
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. You have a beautiful collection of treasures. My favorite is the blue and white sugar bowl.

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  31. Kim, I would love it if you would visit and give me some ideas about my dining room. :)

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  32. Kim,
    Beautiful!!!!!! Very elegant. I really like it!
    smiles, alice

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  33. I love your hutch/cabinet, Kim! The display area is so colorful! Love the tassel on the door, too.

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  34. Hi Kim! I love all of your frenchy finds...especially the roostery things and that bull! I have a weakness for cows...and goats! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  35. Oh Kim I love your display. And how smart to keep all the china below and display other pieces on top! BTW you visited me yesterday at My Home Sanctuary.blogspot.com and left a wonderfeul comment. I wanted to let you know that I wrote another post today with a disclaimer about my Mosaic Monday post. Please come by and check it out. I am going to hang out here awhile. I think we are kindred spirits! Have a Blessed Week,
    Sherry at My Home Sanctuary

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  36. Kim,
    Your hutch is beautiful. Love the cows and roosters!

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  37. What a beautiful display in your cabinet. All of the blue and white pieces are just stunning. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Please come again!

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  38. kim you have so many lovely things they look so pretty in your lovely hutch:)

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  39. ALL of your treasures are beautiful! BUT, I love, love, love the green pitcher and the bull!

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  40. I'm still trying to catch up on comments! This is all so beautiful! I really like it! The hutch is so pretty filled with all those goodies! I've learned something new - the difference between a hutch and breakfront!

    Katherine

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