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Thursday, February 16, 2012

French “Goodies” For Me!

Hubby and I had a wonderful  overnight get-away for Valentine’s Day. He took me to dinner at Vincenzo’s, one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville and the food was c’est magnifique as usual.  If you’re a UK fan, Coach Cal likes this restaurant, too!!!

We spent the night at our home in Lexington, and I was able to steal some time away and do a little shopping.  It’s always a treat for me to visit my good friend, Debbie Chamblin at Belle Maison Antiques and see what French trésors she has.  She had already let me know that she had gotten some sheep engravings in and she knew I have been looking for some.


They are so charming and I just love sheep engravings and paintings. These are English and I can’t wait to have them matted and framed.


Actually, I should make copies of them first.  They would make wonderful transfer projects!


I scored BIG on the next item!


It’s a wonderful example of a French gathering basket and it’s in excellent condition for its age.  It would have been used for an individual to pick flowers or berries.


I added the French enamel number and played around with a vignette.


The handle and frame are solid and the weaving is so nicely done. Both sides have a hinged flap with the most delicate small knobs.





Can’t you just imagine a walk in beautiful Provence with basket in hand gathering sweet lavender?

I can.

Yep, it was a good Valentine’s  week.

Until next time,


Linking up to:
Voila! French Inspiration Thursday at French Cupboard
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday at French County Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the sheep engravings and the basket is a fabulous find also. Sounds like the perfect Valentine's. Hugs, Marty

Bliss said...

I didn't get past Valentines dinner out.... I started day dreaming.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I love the sheep and that basket is fabulous. If I lived close by you might just find that missing one day.

Unknown said...

So cute! I love the little lambs...Can't wait to see them framed! XO Cindy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Ooooo, I'm so loving that gathering basket.

Deserae said...

You found some fabulous goodies...love that basket :o) Have a great weekend!!!

PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I love baskets and this is such a gorgeous one. The sheep engravings are fabulous too. The images would look great on pillows.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, what wonderful finds!! I am sure you have fabulous plans for these! I also want to let you know that I just did the drawing for the giveaway...and YOU are the WINNER! I will be posting the results first thing in the morning. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Kim, you found some great treasures! You lucky lady! I love that basket and those sheep are just sensational. Your dinner sounds like such a memorable evening too! I'm your newest follower, so happy you came to see me!

Have a wonderful day!

chateau chic said...

Your basket is beautiful. Love how you styled it!
Mary Alice

Unknown said...

Love, love the engravings. The basket is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Kim, so nice to meet you. Came on over from Embellishments. Your blog is beautiful. Love the basket and the sheep pics. I will be a new follower now. XO, Pinky

Maria Elena said...

Your blog is beautiful! The basket is just gorgeous! Congratulations on winning the contest at Shenita's!

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

What fabulous treasures you found! You can't go wrong with engravings, especially since they can double as a transfer. The little basket is lovely too!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasures at Potpourri Friday!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

thistlewoodfarm said...

Those sheep engravings are wonderful and the basket is a great find. Love the addition of the number.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful sheep and loving your basket too!! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love the sheep, Kimberly! The basket was a great find. Thanks for linking to my party. xo, Sherry

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the picnic basket! So many wonderful possibilities ...
Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW. See you next week!
new follower :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The basket is amazing and love the sheep prints!

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