June 25, 2012

Farmhouse Sale French Wire Plant Stand

Last week I was lucky enough to find a white, chippy, shabby chic French wire plant stand, rust and all.  {Or "patina'd", as we French lovers like to say.}  I played around with PicMonkey and came up with this.

{For anyone whose interested, I used Sketchedy for this photo.}

I'm sure it was meant for holding lots of beautiful, perfectly aged terra cotta pots filled with fragrant blooms and trailing vines that last all summer long.  Unfortunately, I have an oh-so-black thumb.  So I guess I'll have to find other things to put in it instead.  Any suggestions?


 I do like my white enamelware pitcher and lavender blooms for now, though.


Look at that beautiful rust!


And the scroll work really caught my eye.




 I actually plan on using it indoors.  Maybe I can fill it with vintage linens? 


 I don't know....

What would you do?

Have a great week, friends.

xoxo

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14 comments:

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What an awesome find (and isn't sketchedy so much fun to play with?). I joke that Martha and I part ways at gardening so I'd likely use that lovely to store pretty papers or other things in my stash.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Switch out the contents as you think of different ones. I like what you have in there now. Plants, magazines, containers of shells - lots of options - depending on where you use it in and/or the season, etc.
Enjoy your evening.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love your wire planter! Linens would look pretty in there. The first thing that came to my mind was different sized moss balls!

At Home in English Valley said...

I'm green with envy...what a great find!!! Rolled up towels & TP in the bath...Wow, you are good girl! Love, Penny

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Test.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love it! Oh yes, the rust is perfect. I really like the simplicity of the pretty pitcher and flowers. I think it would look good with silver platters and even some faux greenery mixed in.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great stand, Kathleen! If you are going to use it inside, it would be great in a bathroom holding rolled towels. In the kitchen you could put some dishes and containers filled with your utensils {so it could be pretty and functional}, maybe with a pretty dishtowel hanging off it "just so". You could put some books or magazines in it and put it next to your favorite chair. I think you will find a lot of ways to use this piece.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathleen, this is an awesome find! It's lovely! I love it just the way you staged it! I really love the idea of vintage linens too! You have such a great eye for these things!

Sherry said...

It's beautiful! There are so many possibilities...crusty clay pots, towels, linens, dishes....I'm sure you'll come up with something great pending the room you choose to exhibit it in. But for now your pitcher w/lavender blooms doesn't hurt for now. ;-)

chateau chic said...

Charming iron piece with just the right amount of rust. Love using pieces like this inside.
Mary Alice

BECKY said...

Such a lovely piece, Kathleen!! I'm sure you'll find some fabulous things to fill it up with!! You'll have to show us when you do!!

Have a lovely Friday! Thanks for popping by!!
Hugs,
Becky

Cheryl said...

Loving it!! I've got several similar things like that around my house.. I have one by the pool with pool toys, one in the play yard filled with toys... and one in my hall way filled with books.... and one in my garage because I have way to much stuff LOL
big hugs,
Cheryl

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh you could fill it with magazines,linens, dishes, books, lots of things. I love it too.

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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