Friday, January 20, 2012

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 73 Cooking the French Way

Take a look at these images and see if you can guess 
 what's been inspiring me this week for
  Vintage Inspiration Friday...

What do each of these images have in common...
can you guess?

It's what has me on this fooding, eating, cooking, kick... 

Well, a couple of years ago the St. Louis kids and I were hitting the antique malls when what do you think my son-in-law spied...?

you got it, a vintage Le Creuset dutch oven. (They've been around since 1925, and still made in a small town in France.) Now, I knew what they were, but the bug just hadn't bitten me yet.  Clearly he had found something fabulous. He was thrilled and made a mad dash for the checkout!
So then fast forward, and each time we go up to visit, there it sets with a prominent spot on their large gas stove. "Do you really use this?" I asked my daughter. " almost every meal!" OK, excuse me, I'm not hip or trendy enough in the kitchen. But it did get me thinking, and I was a Crock Pot Queen in the day. So for Christmas this year this was my "one thing" that was a must for a Christmas present... and hurray...that's what I got!!

so now I'm searching out recipes to try out with my new French baby...
And as Julia would say...Bon Appetit!!

Here's some of the great inspiration from last week:

MaryAlice from Chateau Chic shows off a wonderful chippy old door

Rhonda from Blue Creek Home shares her lamp makeover,
I love this, she did a great job!

Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected  put together this
great look-alike Restoration Hardware Tripod lamp.

Kathleen at Faded Charm always has a great place for some 
wonderful  "White Wednesday" inspiration.
She has a new camera and her photos are yummy.
Here is her  "Simple winter table decor."

This "Upcycled Stair Shelving" from Tattered Tiques
shows us how to use some salvage materials for some perfect shelving.

and Shabby Story totally revamps the kitchen pass through.
You won't believe the "before" pictures!

Thanks everyone for joining in, and a heads up for
A Valentine Party 
to share all our vintage Valentine fun.

I'd love for you to grab the image for your sidebar!!

I'll be joining in for

Hope you'll join in for the party
and if you've been featured, 
remember there's a button for you on the sidebar!

"Anything vintage or vintage inspired"

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Thanks a bunch!


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