Thursday, August 9, 2012

A French Flea Market Find

Greetings my friends! How are you all today?
I would first like to say "hello" to all my new followers! Thank you so much for taking the time to follow along on my little journey here in blogland! :)

Today I'd like to share with you one of my vintage finds from my visit to the Little French Flea Market here in Southern Cali.

You can find my original post about it here.



That afternoon, I was lucky enough to come across an Antique French Enamel Cream Can.

And the amount that I paid for it was nearly highway robbery because it was for such a good price, since I found it at the end of the day amidst a pile of items!!!

When I found her, she looked like this...a bit crusty and dusty...



But after I gently cleaned her up with my trusty "Bon Ami" cleaner, she was all good to go!

By the way, if you don't already use "Bon Ami," you have to pick one up at your local market!

It's a safe, green, and biodegradable way to clean various items at home and works in such a STELLAR way! I've even used it to clean my oven and it works quite well!



I always try to find hypoallergenic ways to clean because my children {and hubby} are very sensitive to various products on the market, so I'm alway on the lookout for really good cleaners!



So after she was all cleaned up {yes, I am referring to my cream can as "she!" lol}...

I haphazardly placed some lavender and ivory stock blooms in the cream can.



I just love the simple, yet sweet & spicy scent that the fragrance of stock brings into my home!



And I also really like how the hole in the back of this can gives it such farmhouse character! :)





So I then brought in one of my rustic porch planters, and set the can of blooms on top.



It's such a simple way to bring a little of the outdoors in. :)



Truth be told, I did take a bunch of pictures because the fleurs made me so happy...

So I hope you enjoy the rest of the images. :)

















Well my friends, I hope you enjoyed my French Flea Market find. :) Until next time, have a wonderful rest of the week!



XOXO's,
Jessie

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44 comments:

Lara said...

It is a lovely find and I love how you arranged the pretty flowers in it. I love Bon Ami, too - seems like it's getting hard to find these days.
Hugs,
Lara

chateau chic said...

Hi Jessie, Your French enamel can is adorable and looks so pretty with the flowers. Enamelware is right up there next to ironstone for me. Love it!
Mary Alice

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great find ~ very charming.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Lara - thanks for stopping by! :)

@Mary Alice - Thanks, I love enamelware too!

@Adrienne - Thank you for the kind words!


XOXO's,
Jessie

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful...I love how it cleaned up...I have to try Bon Ami! Lovely flowers!

Cozy Little House said...

Isn't it nice to find something so simple that makes us so happy? I love your impromptu bouquet! Very lovely!
Brenda

Melissa said...

I love it Jessie!! And the flowers make it look even more beautiful!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thank you Janie, Brenda & Melissa!!! :)


Hugs,
Jessie

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Beautiful, Jessie!
What would we do without, "Bon Ami", Borax and baking soda. Don't you love just love a cleaning product that speaks French to you? "Good Friend!"
~Lynne
w/L.

freckled laundry said...

Great find, Jessie! The blooms are gorgeous. I haven't tried Bon Ami. I'll have to look for it. I usually use Borax, baking soda & white vinegar for cleaning. Love Mrs. Meyers Geranium too. Have a great weekend!

Kasia Wolak said...

LOVE what you did!!!! I absolutely adore your creation!! :D beautiful flowers! :)

Hugs,

Rozmeen said...

Hi Jes,

Love the French can and those flowers I just love them. I have them too at the moment in our room.. Summer breeze..

Lovely pics!!

xoxo Rozmeen

jeanetteann said...

Lovely flowers and display. love the cream can so much. It would look great even hanging. xx

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

OH~So pretty!! Thanks for the tip about te Bon Ami cleaner...that will come in handy :)

xinex said...

This is so lovely, looks very refreshing!...Christine

koralee said...

Such pretty photos today...I am in love with garden flowers lately...my garden is small but I am slowly getting it up to where I want it to be. xoxoxo Your enamelware is lovely.Happy weekend.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

what beautiful enamelware, and those amazing flowers, so so pretty!!

June said...

I LOVE your photos of your stock bouquet Jessie!!! The cream can is a great find and you will find so many uses for it. I love finding treasures like that.
I hope you are having an awesome Summer in your beautiful area. We are enduring days and days of smoke, but still every day is filled with it's own kind of loveliness.
hugs...

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thank you ladies for your visit!!! :) Enjoy your weekend!!!


XO's,
Jessie

chubskulit said...

Hi Jessie, thanks for the greetings! I am a Bicolana, glad to "meet" you.

Fabulously french said...

What a gorgeous find and the flowers you have chosen look gorgeous in it.

Bon week-end à vous,

Leeann

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your find--and the flowers make it perfect!

Connie said...

I am delighted that I found your lovely blog. I am very impressed. You have so much eye candy and so many beautiful photos to draw ideas from. I am your newest follower. Please come on over for a visit, my welcome mat is always out.
Connie :)

Pamela Bates said...

that can is great Jessie....and so is bon ami. my mother has always used it and so do i.

Pretty Things said...

Gorgeous!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So pretty! I love all of your photos, and what a find the enamelware was! I absolutely love it on your stand with the flowers.

~Shanon

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How lovely!

Keeping it Cozy said...

What a wonderful find! I love enamelware. It looks so beautiful with the flowers in it.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So glad you popped on over and linked up at The Dedicated House. Happily following you on GFC. Toodles, my new friend! Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Missy Ann Rinfret said...

Looks beautiful! Thanks for the cleaning tips!

Debra Hall said...

Hi there!! Your find is wonderful and I have one just like it....LOve!
Thanks for stopping by my blog with sweet words...I didn't know if I would even have any lookers left!! I haven't found the time to blog lately....
xoDebra

Ellen said...

Hello Jessie. Beautiful pictures you show :) I love the flea market :) You were lucky with your findings! Old enamel is so charming. Love the scents of Matthiola .. they are so beautiful. I wish you a beautiful day. Hugs from Ellen

Carole said...

Hi Jessie, wonderful flea market finds. I love to visit and I also use Bon Ami. Starting using the product many many years ago and still do when I can find it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Carole xox

Anita said...

Dear Jessie,

First of all, thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog! Nice to meet you! You have a wonderful site, too and I adore the style of your pictures!

I love anything French, too and I do speak French quite fluently. ;-)

Have a great day! Ours is quite rainy but according to the weather forecast, our week-end will be HOT HOT HOT!

Warm wishes from Germany
Anita

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Gorgeous find!

Tricia said...

Oh that looks so pretty, Jessie. Stock is one of my favorite flowers...I love the scent. With the hole on the back of that can, I was thinking that your whole arrangement would look so pretty hanging on a door. Hope you have a good weekend :)

Samgoose said...

It's really pretty Jesse :-) I am shocking at flower arranging, but I definitely appreciate seeing good arrangements. I love how it looks very laid back but really thoughtful as well x Sam

Connie said...

Simply lovely!!!

Bumpkin Bears said...

So pretty, what a lovely find. Catherine x

Katherines Corner said...

miss you xo P.S. this is gorgeous!

Art and Sand said...

I don't go into The Valley much, but the next time I do, I am going to stop in at A French Flea market.

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Very pretty photos!! Love your boo by the way!
Daisy~

AhkaVintage said...

It looks lovely! I like restoring things, diy is so satisfying. Nice find!
AhkaVintage.com

Giancarlo said...

Vacanze finite per me...purtroppo!! buona giornata e felice fine settimana a te....ciao

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