Thursday, August 20, 2009

One of these things is not like the other...

One of these things just doesn't belong.
Can you guess which thing is not like the other...
By the time I've finished my song?
Apologies there - this storage set just put that song from Sesame Street into my mind when I spotted the odd-lid-out!
I'm sure you spotted it too. The original lid to the flour jar, which would have looked like this:
... has been replaced, but I am still very chuffed with this classic French set, picked up in a Troc Shop which I've never liked before. I am revising my opinion. The incredible thing is that the set matches the flowered china I bought for my Garden Party, which I'd just set up for the first time on our side board yesterday morning....
Serendipity! I'l just give you a closeup of the wooden mirror in the picture, which I got for 3 euros in a Vide Grenier last month. I had to strip some varnish off the top carving, and wax all the wood, and I think it looks super. It also casts light well around the room, which is essential as we have a very shady room, designed to cope with hot weather...
The canicule is calming down today. Thanks for all your lovely comments on yesterday's post - I do wish we could send some of our heat and sun up to the UK!
Here's the whole set-up - the oak sideboard we bought at the usual Troc Shop, paintings of Devon given to me recently by my parents, bullrushes from the ditch near where we walked Raja last night.
Add a mirror, fruit bowls and French and English floral china, and I am very pleased with the result! However, in the Troc Shop I also saw some wall shelves, and having consulted Ben we'll be back off there this afternoon to see if they're still available... Watch this space...

18 comments:

Sal said...

They are really pretty jars,Floss!
Hope you have more success at the Troc shop!
;-)

Michela said...

Lovely china, Floss! Especially the Limoges ones!
Hope you could still find the shelves!

Elizabethd said...

I guessed.....! Hope you arent going to be disappointed with Brittany's brocantes, they dont have very exciting things in!

Rose Charles said...

very pretty :-)

i think I would have to take the lids off of all of them though... it would drive my OCD mad!

Rose XXX

Lucy Pursglove said...

How pretty! I'm very envious. Xx

summerfete said...

You are so lucky, with all the french stuff around you!

By the way. It should have been 'love is like a custard pie' as in the theme tune from butterflies!!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Ooh I love your new storage jars - so beautiful! They look great with the rest of the collection. I wonder how many times you will take the lids off, put them back on, rearrange the collection.....!
Enjoy playing with your fabulous find!
Denise x

Shabby Chick said...

Very pretty display and those jars are to die for. I think the different lid is cute and quirky!

Mel xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

What a lovely set of jars!! Who cares about the odd lid!! Great to see they match your other china! How lucky is that?!!

Keep cool!

Sharon xx

The White Bench said...

Love your French set, even with a mismatched lid!
And the mirror... just gorgeous!
Monica.

Elise said...

just wanted to say what a wonderful blog you have. Your pictures are stunning and I've really enjoyed having a nose around. Thank you and best wishes !

Sarah said...

Oh I hope you get the wall shelves, bet you head off really early to grab those! The heatwave reached our news last night so it must be shocking.

I like the fact that the container lids aren't all the same, perfect is boring. Such pretty little flowers, my favourites.

Cal said...

Isn't that great - matching your other china. They look so pretty. Even with the wrong lid. x

bad penny said...

Really pretty - enjoy your bits & bobs hunting ! xx

Olga said...

I'm glad your collection is growing, Floss. To tell you the truth I didn't notice the lid being different, however it immediately occurred to me that you already have this pattern on many items you bought :)

Della said...

I have an award for you!

Pomona said...

I totally agree with looking after the world - I think that's what originally motivated me to go to charity shops, etc! But it's fun as well!

Pomona x

Brenda Leyland said...

Hey, I was just humming that Sesame Street tune not that long ago...... does it go around the world at the same time......... doesn't it make you wonder how we often find someone else doing the 'exact' thing we were doing or thinking!

BTW, pretty pieces for your collection.