If you know me, you know how much I love French farmhouse style…and that I love creating that look on a budget! Sooo...I am really excited to show you my latest vignette combining both! To create it, I have gathered some of my favorite thrifting finds, bargains and cherished gifts.

IMG_0203_thumb[5]First you must pretend that you are here…in this wonderful mas or farmhouse in Provence. I actually spent a week here a few years ago. Sigh! If you would like a closer look, click here. Next you must pretend that we are having a rustic country-style supper of vegetable potage and a crusty baguette with sweet Normandy butter followed by fresh fruit.

Ozzie And of course, our French farmhouse has a cat...the lovely Mademoiselle Ozzie who looks a little pensive today. Perhaps the sunny day (finally!) has her dreaming of spring. Just in case you are wondering, that’s my favorite frenchy faux grain sack table runner on the table.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Style on a BudgetAt the center of it all is this fanciful tureen…a $6.00 Goodwill find! I love its oh-so-frenchy lines!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Style on a Budget And…you’ve gotta love this pair of candlesticks…another Goodwill find at under $3.00 for the pair! You may have noticed that they match one of the plates in my header!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Style on a Budget2 Aren’t these bowls gorgeous? I love the vintage Hungarian peasants! They were a sweet gift from my friend Barb at The Everyday Home! (You should check out her online shop Farmhouse Decor where she has lots of wonderful farmhouse accents at a very reasonable prices!)

I love the folk costumes and...of course...the colors!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Style on a Budget4 Here’s another one of my favorite gifts…this one from my mom. I love the intricate details of this vintage depression glass butter dish! Can you see the etching on the plate? It was used at a dinner during the Carter administration.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Style on a Budget5 I was really excited to find these wonderful grain sack dish towels at the Williams Sonoma outlet on sale for about $8.00 each. They are so soft and  thick and are big enough that they could be made into a pillow if I ever decided to! I was happy to see them in blue to match my faux grain sack table runner since I only seem to find red.

066 And a real splurge for me…this wonderful rustic wooden tray for $32 from the Pottery Barn Outlet. I fell in love and it had to come home with me. The metal corners and handle and the rough-finished wood just called my name! For me, it was the element that pulled it all together...and I know I will be getting a lot of use out of it.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Style on a Budget8 And here’s a final look. I love the patina of the wood and the wonderful contrast of the apple green with the blue and white…just a little hint of spring! And…like our Ozzie, I am really ready for it to get here!  What about you?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my French farmhouse vignette! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! À la prochaine!

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