Friday, September 2, 2011

Pretty Little Vintage Things

Happy Friday everyone! I still can't believe it's now the month of September! Summer sure did fly by quite quickly, at least for me. Today is the start of a much needed 3-day weekend, so I decided to go to a local Farmer's Market to pick up a bouquet of late summer blooms. Today I'd like to share these little beauties, plus a few other "pretty little vintage things" in my home.

Here I placed my colorful bouquet inside an old French jar.


I really love the peeling label on this one.


I don't think I can ever get enough of flowers in my home, I'm sure most of you ladies can relate. ;)



I recently acquired into my possession, an old french letter dated March 1904. I wish I could understand the letter in its entirety, as I know some french...but barely! Maybe one of you out there can tell me?


This is the front of the letter.


This is the back of it. I had to be careful not to handle it too much, as it's a little delicate in its current state. In the background is a 1940's French alarm clock, atop an old book dated in 1918.



Well, that is all I have to share for today. This weekend I will catch up on visiting all of your lovely blogs. ;) I really hope everyone has most splendid & SAFE Labor Day Weekend!

XO's,
Jessie


Sharing with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday @Common Ground
Show & Tell Friday @My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday @The Picket Fence
Time Travel Thursday @The Brambleberry Cottage
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @The House in the Roses
Life Made Lovely Monday @Life Made Lovely
Making the World Cuter Monday @Making the World Cuter
Saturday Show Off @The Rose Garden in Malevik
Sweet Saturday @The Gingerbread Blog

18 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Jessie, what a wonderful bouquet to enjoy this weekend! The jar is amazing with that label. So glad you came by and linked up to VIF,
xo Debra

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the pretty jar you have your flowers in, Jessie! I would use this over a typical vase and am always looking for unique bottles and jars. I love the letter, too...don't know any French but it would look beautiful framed!

XO,
Janie

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i am in love with that french jar and the flowers you have in it! i want to start collecting old little clocks too, yours is awesome, as is the letter. love it all!
hugs!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Gorgeous!!! Those flowers and that French jar are simply beautiful Jessie!!
I love the letter too, wasn't it lovely the way they use to write?!
Wishing you a beautiful 3 day weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Red Rose Alley said...

That French jar is so pretty. And I just love old letters. I wish I could read French, but no such luck. The girls are trying to learn French...such a beautiful language. Those flowers made me smile.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Alaina said...

Beautiful flowers. I love the French letter.

Debbie said...

The awesome French jar is a perfect vessel for such beautiful flowers! And that lovely and delicate letter in French! I hope you do find someone to translate it. Thank you for sharing!!

kinze said...

love that vase ... and love the design of your blog ... so calming and beautiful!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful vignette. I love that label, it sets the flowers of perfectly. Your blog is so lovely to look at. I can't wait to catch up on your previous posts. I'm following you know.

{Amy} said...

beautiful bouquet in such a cool vintage bottle and that letter is priceless! i speak no french but what a fantastic thing to have!!

Liz said...

So cute and sweet! This would be great for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

Love your letter. :)

~Liz

Ashley said...

it is so true....i can never get enough flowers in my home!

At The Picket Fence said...

What gorgeous vintage pieces you have! The flowers are beautiful and what a treasure to have that letter. Thanks so much for sharing this last weekend at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm always looking for old french letters and never finding any! Love the look. That's a wonderful jar with the label too!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love that bottle you've used as a vase. It looks great with the flowers you've chosen. So happy!

And I'm deadly jealous of your letter!! Lucky you for finding such a beauty!

Sarahx

Karen said...

Jessie, your flower bouquet is beautiful and I loved the French letter too. Are you going to frame it in a special way? I can't wait to see what you do with it!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments, it's much appreciated! ;)

Hugs,
Jessie

april@gingerbread said...

This is so cute I can barely stand it! I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v4.html

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