Friday, October 12, 2012

On The French Bakers Rack

A vintage French wrought iron bakers rack

Found at an estate sale a couple of years ago
Finally has a place to call its own
in the dining room

I spent many hours over the summer
cleaning and painting and polishing
{those brass decorative pieces were black with tarnish}

This piece of history is at least a hundred years old
and for many decades was in a Paris bakery.

I have a few more boxes to unpack and clear out of the dining room,
and pictures to hang, then will take some photos.
It has a warm 'old world' feel that is so cozy.
The Fitz and Floyd soup tureen and dishes
were from another estate sale, 
bought on 'half price' day.

Much of the decor in our home was found at estate sales,
flea market shops, antique and discount stores.
How I enjoy the hunt for that perfect home accessory,
without spending a boatload of money!
{because that ship has not come in}
I'd enjoy hearing about some flea market  treasures you've found
~ to create a look you love in your home ~

Linking up on Becky's lovely  TIMEWASHED  blog for
Blissful White Wednesdays!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My ship has not arrived yet either! teee
Oh Violet, what a beautiful bakers rack.. So wonderful to have a piece with such a beautiful history.
Enjoy your weekend.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...this is gorgeous!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM FINALLY HERE and this piece is truly LA PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE! Oh dear, we must discuss this further my dear....this came out so beautiful and what an eye you have for beauty. I can see this in a Paris boulangerie, oh yeah, easily, given that I frequented them DAILY while in France! I LOVE the brass pieces. They add just that perfect amount of décoration to the piece. This is stunning. There is one shot that I would particularly be interested in using on my sidebar with a link to your blog....may I?

I will come via email. This is MAGNIFIQUE! BISOUS, Anita

Marilyn said...

We both must be at the bus station! That is a magnificent piece for your home.♥♫

Mystical Gypsy said...

What a fabulous find - love it! Is your studio set up yet? Can't wait to see :)

Palomasea said...

Oh Violet, how gorgeous!!! And the history makes it that much more special...
I love the scroll work...and your sparkly gold cake stand! :))
Thank you for sharing the progress...can't wait to see more...
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just had to come back to snuggle my way into your cottage. This is spectacular my dear friend!

Martina said...

Very pretty Violet, LOVE the look of it! And all the better. that it has a history of it's own and stories to tell! have a fab week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my dear, thank you for visiting yesterday. GRACE is my momma's name and in her own way, she had tons of grace. She needed it in order to live with TWO high-strung artists such as my dad and moi!!!!!!!

You are a gift of grace to me my dear, dear friend. Anita

Createology said...

The beauty of your French Bakers Rack with the display of beautiful china and crystal is gorgeous. Simple, elegant style is timeless and you do it so well. Blissful...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

To Bei or not to Bei... teeeee
You crack me up Violet..

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Where oh where did my other comment go.. Just realized it was not here..
I wanted to tell you how much I loved your post, especially the children on the ponies... OH! AND THE ARCH!
Thank you so much for coming over to meet Bei and kind comment.

Divine Theatre said...

That is stunning!
I apologize for not responding to your query about painting iron. I was digging in the garden!
I have successfully used basic spray paint for metal, then I hand finish with waxes. I think I am way too late for this advice!

Take Care,


Carol Allen Anfinsen said...

My favorite is Country French. I'm drooling! Your dog is also an absolute beauty!

Karen Valentine said...

Violet that is an amazing find!!! All the work to clean it up was totally worth it!!!

BECKY said...

How absolutely lovely, Violet! Love the baskets with the white, and what a fabulous piece of history! I know it brings you joy!

Thanks so much for linking up to Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

Hope you have a lovely day!

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Hi I'm over from TimeWashed and that bakers rack is magnificent! Your dining room must be very large to fit that beauty and look forward to see the rest of it.


must love junk said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love how you've 'styled' it! I'm now following and invite you to visit :)