Creating French Country Style With Collections

4.27.2014


I can't believe a month has already gone by since our first post in this monthly series. This month we are sharing collections that evoke French country style. That is sure no problem for me. I have several collections that you would probably find in a French home.

My old copper pots hang from a pot rack, but the French do cook with theirs. 


Vintage copper molds hang on the wall.

Collections of dishes.....

such as ironstone, transferware and old crocks.

Old books, too.

Ironstone on the wall and another collection I have is the roe deer antlers and other larger antlers.

I have them hanging here and there. You will find these in many European and English homes.

I got the idea for this gallery wall and the antlers from my favorite French country designer, Charles Faudree.

He also used a lot of dog art in his homes.



I was so thrilled to find this one with my birth date on it. You can read more about that here.

Demijohns are a great French country item to decorate with. This huge amber one is from my trip to Normandy last fall and they are harder to find.

I have several green ones.

I also love the wicker wrapped jars. I have several sizes of these.

I have even converted a couple into lamps. So easy with a lamp kit.
You can read my tutorial here.

I hope this gives you an idea of some collections that say French Country.

Please check out these other lovely ladies' collections, too.



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31 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Une très jolie publication... Je possède de nombreuses casseroles, faitouts etc... en cuivre anciens. Tout provient de chez mes grands-parents. Je les utilisais avant l'arrivée de l'induction.
    Ils sont précieux dans mon coeur, j'aurais du mal à m'en séparer.
    Merci pour le partage de vos magnifiques photos.

    Gros bisous ❀ ❁ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❁ ❀

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  2. Enjoying this series, Kim!

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  3. Beautiful collections! My favourites are the collection of dishes and the copper pots.

    Greetings from Germany
    Birgit

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  4. Good Morning Kim,
    I love your collections. I love the copper pieces so gorgeous.
    Kris

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  5. Kim, the dated deer antlers that you got on eBay, where on eBay did you find them, i have been searching mounted deer antlers and have not seen them…??

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    1. Type in roe deer antlers in the search box and they should come up.

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  6. You certainly have the most incredible "French Country Collections" !!..

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  7. Love your collections Kim!! All favorites of mine too!

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  8. Kim, You have a good mix of country, french and traditional. It's been fun to watch your home transform over that last few years to a more french style.

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  9. ALL of your collections are fabulous!!! You are such an inspiration. I just posted about the copper molds I got in Florida!!! They don't hold a candle to your beautiful collection but I am on my way:):) Happy Sunday, Kim!!!!

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  10. I never tire of looking at your beautiful home.

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  11. Gorgeous - every room, every view, every detail! ;)

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  12. I love all of your collections, Kim! Charles Faudree will always be the inspiration of all things Country French for me, too. I am enjoying being a part of our little design group with you!...hugs...Debbie

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  13. Such drool worthy collections. I can always count on founder inspiration Kim.
    Luv this series!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  14. Your home is beautiful Kim. I don't know much about french country, this was very informative. Love the dog pictures and antlers. My husband and sons hunt so we have a large collection of antlers. I should do something with them. Have a great Sunday!

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  15. You are the queen of country French collections! You have so many. I spied some pretty blue and white transferware platters that I don't remember seeing before. I hope to be able to have some of those someday myself. They're just so darn expensive!

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  16. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Charles Faudree was one of my favorite designers too, I was so sad to hear he had passed away.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  17. Very beautiful and very inviting and comfortable looking. blessings dear. Catherine

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  18. So lovely, all of it! I need more space for some of those lovelies in my house! The jars are so pretty.

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  19. You really DO have some great collections, Kim. I love your style and Charles Faudree is one of my very favorites. This was a fun post to see so many of your collections COLLECTED here!;>)

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  20. Your copper is so warm and beautiful, Kim.

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  21. Your collections are lovely, Kim. My favourites are the collections of dishes and the dog paintings.

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  22. Kim, your home is full of beautiful collections, and it's always a joy to see images of your home. Love the look of the white ironstone in the glass front hutch! This is a fun series. Thanks for sharing.!

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  23. So many great ideas here Kim, and your home always looks stunning

    Sharon

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  24. You have lovely collections! I have many as well, so I guess I must be French. I don't collect wicker wrapped jars, though, as my cottage is too small for such a collection, but they remind me of my grand-father so much.

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  25. I love each one of your collections Kim. Beautiful home photos as always. xo

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  26. All of your collections are gorgeous and VERY French! I love all of them, but probably your dishes most of all. I too love Charles Faudree.

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  27. You have such a beautiful collection. Everything always looks so terrific!

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  28. I really enjoy this series seeing all the collections. I love transferware and have some cheap owns from HG but I really want to start a collection from Nancy's Daily Dish. I am going to choose pieces I really love. I purchased two pieces from her when we were in t he old house and saved them since I Knew we were moving. It will be so great to see them soon. I also love your demijohns.

    Cynthia

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  29. Beautiful collections Kim!
    xx
    Anne

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