Friday, July 27, 2018

French Country Styling on the Baker's Rack

As we head towards August the color scheme sees some subtle changes around here. I like to bring in the deeper colors of golds and greens; more neutral tones. Sort of "harvest-y" colors. In the Spring and Summer the kitchen sitting area is all about bright fresh color and a garden feel; now I'm ready for something different.

I brought out the faux pears a couple of weeks ago and love how they reflect the colors of this time of year. 

I wanted to go with a more neutral feel with some ironstone, transferware, and a few vintage breadboards. I herded a few of the cows together to go with the vintage pastoral  print.

These porcelain cows are very old, but don't have any markings. 

Earlier this Spring I found another smaller fishing creel basket that's very similar to the one I bought last Fall. 

This is a pic that I took last Fall of the first basket that has a canvas strap across the top.
 I hadn't had a chance to do any clean up yet in this pic.

I had it styled for Fall at that  time;
(I'm not decorating yet for Fall)

I used a light stain to give the wicker a little luster.
Right now it's tucked under an end table in the Living Room.

At some time I'd like to try to stack these two wicker baskets. 
I think they would look wonderful on top of a cupboard.

Isn't the label on these wine bottles adorable. They are from a local winery, Lambs and Vines in Diggins, Missouri. Here is my original post from our visit several years ago.

I love this photo from the winery's website.

...I'm getting better every day,
looking forward to the cooler weather and beauty of Fall.

joining in here:

Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home


  1. Always love when you tweak your home. Pears are simply pleasing, lovely post!

  2. Love the pears! Can you share where you purchased them? Thanks!

  3. Oh wow, I am loving the neutral changes. The pears are perfect for very early summer transitioning to fall, obviously still a while away, yet summer is rapidly coming to a close. It's a hard time to decorate in my opinion, but your neutral French Farmhouse theme is great. It really reminds me of late summer when there is still gardening to do, but just the very first hints of gold start to appear in the trees and foliage. Love it!

  4. I always love how you style your bakers rack. So pretty.

  5. Love the bakers rack painted white? I have similar one in my bedroom full books.
    I may have to move it to the kitchen, I need you to come to my house to help me how to arrange things
    Love the sheep picture also of the winery
    I don't want to think about fall YEt

  6. Love your changes, I am so ready for Fall!!! Or at least Fall-ish!!! What a great collection of cutting boards.....and pears......xoxoxo

  7. Happy to see your mojo sparked, Debra! You're right - the pears are perfect for right now, with plants getting little freckles of brown from the sun, the greens going muted. Those cows! Oh my! The older the better, and that picture from the winery of the sheep - now wouldn't that look neat on one of those canvases you had in a sponsored post?!
    So far, the urge to go more sunwashed hasn't hit me, I guess because the rain has really spurred lots of growth in the garden, but I am thinking about late I'll be there soon.
    Continued prayer, light and love being send your way!

  8. Oh my gosh that sheep picture is fabulous! As much as I love fall I'm not yet read to make the change:) I have the same round vintage breadboard and white cow creamer! Your baker's rack looks absolutely lovely, very casual-chic. xo Kathleen

  9. Everything looks so pretty. Love the pears. I love the cows too. Everything looks so pretty. Hope you are feeling better.

  10. Love the look! I know you have been through ALOT and glad to see you redecorating ! GREAT therapy ! Ha !

  11. I loooove this ! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things - I'm featuring you tomorrow!

  12. Hi Debra, back again to let you know I am featuring you today at TFT!

    Those them! Carol at The Red Painted Cottage shared a post about a cute vintage shop that had the sweetest little vintage farm animals, I thought of you. I think you would enjoy the post.

    Have a great weekend ahead!

  13. Love your bakers rack styling. Happy Summer, Kippi

  14. I love the pears. I'm looking forward to some cooler weather too. It's been a hot one.


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