Thursday, May 30, 2013

When Snips From nature and French Perfume Join


What do you get when you add bits and pieces

 of Nature and French perfume together?



Having flowers in my home use to feel like an impossible luxury. The problem was my approach!!

I thought I had to have a plethora of beautiful, expensive blooms to have flowers in my home.

I have since learned that even a sprig of greenery in a small vase can add life to a room.

We all have access to small bits, and pieces of greenery in our lives so we can all add touches here and there throughout our homes.

Look around your home and see what fun little containers you might already have around the house.

Recently I purchased 3 fun pieces from France….
(Fleaing France website, HERE.) to use as containers for small bits and pieces of flowers/greenery.

French Perfume Lab Findings - Octagonal Bases

Image of French Perfume Lab Findings - Octagonal Bases

Vintage findings from an old French perfume laboratory.

Vintage footed beakers France stamped in raised glass on the octagonal bases.

Here are the reasons these little French pieces spoke to me:

1. My love of fragrances.

2. As a little girl my Dad brought home some beakers and  vials from his job and I use to mix up lotions and potions and pretend I was making French perfume.

3. My love of Paris and the amazing trip I had with my husband, where he bought me some French perfume from Guerlain that I love!


This is how I chose to use them in my kitchen. I just added three simple little daisies. Every time I look at these I smile.

I hope this changes your approach to adding some life to your home with greenery or flowers! 

It is so simple and to be honest I love the simplicity of simple little arrangements in a room vs. large overly done arrangements.

Let me leave you with one  more idea for inspiration……

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Three simple sprigs of fern in some vintage medicine bottles on my kitchen window sill.


Now go, and look around your house for some spots you can place some small containers, and get outside and snip away!!

“Enjoy The Process!” Of:

Adding bits and pieces of nature to your home.

BTW: If you like gardens and French perfume, check out this blog post on The Buzz. She will introduce you to a new find in Paris!!


Stacey said...

In the little city where we lived for 23 years, we had a farmer's market. There is a lady there who grows her own cutting flowers and each Saturday you can buy bouquets. The neat thing is that the container is included. She recycles jars, salt and pepper shakers, pretty cans, and just miscellaneous containers. Those fresh cut flowers in unexpected containers are my favorites.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I felt like I had found a treasure when I realized I could bring in clippings from our bushes and add live greenery to our rooms. I also discovered they don't die! They continue to add new growth! How economical is this????

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a super gave me an inspiration for using all of those empty tea tins I have been saving. Thank you!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Very charming! Great ideas, Kathysue. I rarely buy cut flowers anymore. Only if I have an event at the house, and my garden is not in season. Instead I just snip a little bit from the garden :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

A great reminder! I look forward to spring and summer every year so I can just run out in the morning in my PJ's and cut what I have instead of having to buy flowers like I do the other months of the year!.Love all your containers!!!

michele said...

love the reminder and backstory!



vignette design said...

Hi Kathysue,
This is my motto! Bring nature indoors. I love little snippets of flowers scattered around the house. Putting them in unexpected containers makes it even more interesting.

The Buzz Blog said...

How fun to have found these little treasures that can hold a simple sprig of green and make it look so elegant! Something about the French... Our mother is known for going into the garden and cutting the simplest twigs and make them look good - even weeds take on a life of their own! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Kathysue.
C + C

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the antique bottles...cute idea!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This reminds me of my time in chemistry lab. We used those a lot. How fun.

annechovie said...

I love your bottles, Kathysue! So delicate and pretty.

stephanie said...

KAthysue-- so pretty I also share your love of pretty bottles and flowers!