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Monday, August 01, 2011

Sunflowers and Pears

I picked up a great crock at GW a couple of weeks ago for three or four dollars, got the cement pear at SA for $1.99 and while I was at the antique fair on Sunday I got a great flour sack for $7.  Together they make my tabletop for this week with  Marty at Tabletop Tuesday.


Love the sunflowers, its sunflower season here in Michigan.  Driving by the fields they look like happy faces bobbing in the breeze.  This crock is fabulous, no markings on it and I assume at one time there was a cover on the top but its great for flowers.


This is the center of the flour sack, this thing is really a sturdy piece.  On the back it indicates that the mill was in Dayton Ohio.


This piece didn't photograph well, its really kind of a nice piece.  Being cement its heavy as sin.



Here it is all together, sorry about the black paint can in the background, I'm working on another project.

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33 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Looks great, Char!!
Love the feed sack!

Suzanne

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love your vignette! Looks wonderful!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Great GW find...I never find anything there..oh well. Love your crock and it just looks like August to me with the sunflowers!

xinex said...

Love your vignette!...Christine

Shelia said...

I love your crock! I wish I had one. Your pears are just perfect! Your flowers look so charming and you've set up a pretty vignette.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
Two of my favorites...Sunflowers & Pears!!! A bit of "heaven on earth" for me with this post! Thank concrete pear is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your love of Sunflowers.
Fondly,
Pat

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Wow! I can't believe what a steal you got for everything. It looks great together. I fell in love with the grain sack. Great finds:)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

There are a million things to do with an old crock! Love the flour sack, and that is such an interesting pear! That could be a centerpiece all on its own!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, that's such a fun summertime look. I too just found crocks at a local thrift store this week, but they are PRICEY...like $29! I have some of my own so wasn't tempted with those prices.

That cement pear is so interesting!
Donna

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh, Miss Char,,,what a beautiful, simple, summery table you've set! Love those big sunflowers~
p.s.thanks for the explanation about elephant ears! LOL

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love your new crock, and I really love the sunflowers! What a great combination you have put together here. Sunflowers are one of my favorites, and they make me think of fall being right around the corner.

Debbie said...

I think it all looks great, and my favorite part is that big pear. I love things like that.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great vignette...love it! Hugs, FABBY

Leslie said...

Beautiful!!!!!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, those are some great finds! I just love sunflowers too :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Char, I love your crock and the sack. The flowers are just perfect. Sunflowers are one of my favorites. I don't have the real, but boy I sure do use the faux. This is just lovely. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that cement pear!

Babs said...

Great find in the crock (you lucky thing) and the sunflowers and hydrangeas look perfect in it. Nice vignette.
Hugs,
Babs

Porch Days said...

You put together a nice table top. Love the sunflowers in the crock. The just go together. Nancy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love that crock, and you created such a pretty vignette! Stopping by from Sherry's open house party. Martina

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful finds! The crock will be so fun to use, and the pear is really a special piece. Thank you for sharing your bounty with us. Cherry Kay

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Vignette find !!!
You are so luck sweet lady. Did you see my new Tablescapes..
xxoo
Diane

SavannahGranny said...

Love the crock and the feed sack. I am so interested in the cement pear. Who would have ever though of a cement pear? I love it. I bet you are now the only person with a cement pear. Wonder how it was used? That really intrigues me.
I almost fell out when I saw your header. That is about the cutest thing I ever saw. Did you make it?
Have a great weekend. Hugs

Marlis said...

Char! that is a fabulous vignette. I love your sack and the concrete pear! xo marlis

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What great finds.They make for a wonderful vignette!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love that crock!!
Sunflowers are my most favorite thing! I have them all over my yard!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Char! The Sunflower in your new crock is so pretty. Love the feed sack too. Thank you for joining the Open House party this week and have a great weekend.
xo,
Sherry

~Sara said...

Love your display! I found you at feathered nest Friday,The crock for a few dollars! Awesome. Just love sunflowers as well. Everything looks very nice. Blessings ~Sara

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Great finds! Where in Michigan are you?! I am in Michigan too!!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the feed sack! Great job and thank you for stopping by my blog!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely vignette, Char! I love the crock and the pear is gorgeous! Sunflowers are the perfect touch!Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Char, what a wonderful tablescape, looks very country french. I LOVE it!! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming- your vignette is lovely and love that pear!! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)