Monday, May 25, 2009

Country French Kitchen

This corner of my kitchen has always been the place where I have a basket of fresh tomatoes and garlic, usually some fresh flowers or a planter of herbs. It always ended up looking a little messy and scattered.



I found this WONDERFUL Lazy Susan that is made from a vintage lid to a French wine barrel. It fits this space perfectly and has added another little touch of France to my Country French Home. You can click the pictures to enlarge for detail.





Here is a look at the Lazy Susan with out the tomatoes etc on top. I love the RED "R" on it!






A close up of the French engraving...


It is the perfect accent piece! I can also use this on the dining table, the coffee table when I am serving in my living room and more. I LOVE IT!

Edited to add: Several of you asked where I bought this. I bought it from a little wine and gourmet shop in my town called Rabbit and Co. They don't have a website and this was the only one they had.

Welcome Home,

Penny

37 comments:

Beverly said...

Now, that was a great find. Not only does it look fabulous, it is perfect for your space. And, functional, too.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, this looks wonderful! I'm so proud for you. I think I've said it before, but everything you do looks so beautiful. Now I love that Rooster and his chick ~ precious!

Oh, were you able to enlarge some pix?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley said...

I love it too. You made quite the find.

Stacey said...

I agree with everyone else. It's perfect. Where on earth did you find it? You seem to find some really neat things that I don't find around town.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Simply beautiful!! I love that red "R" too!! Cute!

Kris said...

Penny, I love the lazy suzan is repurposed and has so many uses. I also like the red R.

Kris

Alison Gibbs said...

Penny the lazy susan looks fabulous and as you say it can be used in so many situations. Gotta love something that versatile
Alison

Vee said...

Where in the world did you find such a unique piece? It perfectly complements your decor...

Catherine Holman said...

I must say that is the most unique lazy susan I've ever seen. It looks great on your table!
Hugs,
Cathie

bj said...

Omigosh...this is awesome...I am pretty sure I need one, too. Would you share where you bought it?
xo bj

Lee Laurie said...

I like it too Penny and it goes great with your French Country kitchen!

Sandra said...

Penny, it looks wonderful. You have great ideas. I love reading your blog. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

kari and kijsa said...

A very blessed Memorial Day to you! Beautiful post!!

kari& kijsa

Charli and me said...

Hi Penny, You have found a wonderful piece. It looks so nice how you have it all put together. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day ♥

Happy @ Home said...

I love the idea of having fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs sitting out waiting to be used in daily cooking. Your new lazy susan is a beautiful place to keep these things and looks perfect with your decor.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great find! Perfect!

XO,

Sheila :-)

TattingChic said...

You have a beautiful kitchen. I love all your little touches! So pretty! :)

Allidink said...

That is the most clever idea for a lazy susan that I have ever seen! It's so cute too! I love French Country kitchens :)

All the best,
Allison

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Penny,
What a wonderful lazy susan. I love French Country. I would love to spend time in Provence someday. My sister and I dream of an art retreat there. Your designs are always magical.
Karen

Donna Longenecker said...

Oh, I love it too, Penny! It's just perfect in your home.

Hugs,
Donna

Nancy said...

OOH Penny, That is a fantastic find! I love this little nook and how it is all about farm style! I want that black and white pitcher! I am on the look out for one. Hope you are having a great week! Nancy

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
That looks just perfect for your kitchen. What a wet weekend we had! Wasn't it awful? With all the hassle this past week with the trees falling combined with all the rain, I haven't even got plants for my porch yet! Maybe we'll see the sun today. I've got a long way to go to be ready for the party!
Hugs, Rhondi
Ho

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Penny. I've seen those lazy susans at Tuesday Morning. I may have to pick one up,next time I'm there.

Kathleen Grace said...

Such a unique and beautiful piece Penny! It looks great:>)

Brenda said...

You find and/or make the loveliest things, Penny.
Brenda

Susie Q said...

Oh Penny! I LOVE yours!! I just got one that is similar but mine is more of a faux wine cask lid...still I love it! I just have to *merchandise* it now!! : ) Could your home be any prettier?? Nope...it is perfection!

Love,
Sue

Mary said...

Your lazy susan is special because it's so unique. Your arrangement there is very pretty, I'm sure it makes you smile.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Penny...I always love visiting your home and seeing what you've been up to. I love this little area of your kitchen! I'm the official Lazy Susan around here...LOL...now I want a little basket that I can put tomatoes and garlic in! :-) Susan

Angie said...

What an awesome addition to your kitchen! It looks great and is useful too!

jeanne said...

Hi Penny, I was happy that you saw the mosaic table. I thought of you when I saw it in Sharleen's shop. We left Kansas this morning and made it to Estes Park, Colorado. We will be here for five days. I hope we find some good photo shots to share. I'm thrilled to have internet here.

I do love your wonderful lazy susan and the way you displayed it. a great French Country look for sure.
I also love your cup and saucer lamp. A beautiful job. Your yellow flowers are a wonder. Love them!

Hugs...Jeanen

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Hi Penny! I love your new blog:) Come by and visit my new blog ParisRags, were having a giveaway, you might not like the marie antoinette style or maybe you do! Come for a visit, hugs, Kimberly

LW said...

Another wonderful idea Penny…
I think of you as the energizing bunny of home d├ęcor.

Louise

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Penny! I love that. When hubbs and I were in wine country last August, I told him I wanted to do that to a wine lid, and he looked at me as if I had grown another head. Well, guess what?! When we head up again next month, I'm getting my darn lid and making one! I'll probably get me a few wine barrels too :0)
Enjoy your day!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Penny,
Oh I love this piece. It is perfect for your style and look too. I have one, of course not like yours with lettering, but mine is very large and vintage. I have it in the middle of my hand painted fruit vine table and use it everyday and for entertaining. I know you love it and wow what a great find.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am leaving now to search for a vintage wine barrel cover. I must have one! It is such a great idea!
It looks great in your kitchen!
denise

Mary said...

This is a first and really a great idea....and looks like you scored the only one!!!! Good hunting Penny, and you have the perfect kitchen spot to use/display such a great French 'relic. I use a large tile on my butcher block top island - it doesn't turn of course but is useful. I will check Raleigh wine merchants though - perhaps I locate one like yours!

Hope the mountains are drying out and sparkling in weekend sunshine - enjoy!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE IT! It is just the perfect touch!

xo
Becky