Guest Picks: Inspired by the French Countryside

Next month I’m traveling to the countryside of France. As I usually do when I travel, I am hoping to pick up some beautiful things for my house at the local stores and flea markets. Since I have been inspired by everything France recently, I decided to obtain some lovely goods online that are certain to bring a little bit of the French style to your home without the expense of the airplane ticket! Enjoy.
— Candice from The Style Boards

Garden Life

Vintage Seedling Pot – AUD 12

These little French terracotta pots are perfect for clustering together full of succulents or cacti onto a desk outside. They’d also make fantastic votive holders for outdoor entertaining!

South of Market

Umbrella Basket – $95

I spotted a vintage French basket like this months ago in an antique shop and never picked it up, I found this stunning reproduction — perfect for storing umbrellas around an entryway or mudroom.

South of Market

Old French Wine Bottles – $495

Demijohns are a beautiful way to add color and interest to a room. These are quite large and would look fantastic with branches exhibited inside them.


Vintage French Zinc Flower Pail From petits facts – EUR 38

These French galvanized flower buckets would be the epitome of the French countryside. I love to use these outside in the summer full of fresh-cut wildflowers on picnic tables.

Brook Farm General Store

Cable Basket, Round – $68

This basket reminds me of some thing you would find in Provencal France. It would be perfect for hauling in freshly-picked lavender or piercing in the garden. It has so many uses in the house — holding towels, throws, firewood or sneakers!

Olive and Branch

French Market Basket – $37.80

A trip to a French market wouldn’t be complete with no French Market Basket. These are so versatile and look good on screen in a toilet for guest towels or in a guest bedroom to store blankets and throws.


Two Vintage French Tea Towels From petits facts – EUR 30

I love French linens; they’re so straightforward but have such style and beauty. I would love a big heap piled on my pub or in my kitchen.


Vintage Lion Head Large Door Knocker Ny the expect tree – $42

This lion’s head brass door knocker only says”Paris” when I look at it. I imagine it hung on a really old, wooden and elaborate door to a construction in Paris somewhere, don’t you think?


French Vintage Notebooks From 1960s Into 1970s From the expect tree – $38

These little French notebooks are so adorable. I would keep them handy in the kitchen for jotting down grocery store listings and close to the phone for messages.

Rain Collection

Antique Copper Boiler – $675

You can’t think about France without considering copper pots. I love large vintage ones, such as this, for holding firewood or throws and blankets.


French Baby Bottles – $28

I adore these French glass baby bottles. They are excellent for use as water carafes at a desk or as vases.


Bee Bowl – $12

Bees are a symbolic French decoration and that I think they are so enchanting on those glass bowls. They are just right for for serving fresh berries in the summer.


Iron Cafe Table – $698

I adore this little French cafe dining table. It would be perfect in a breakfast nook or a small terrace or porch.

French Garden House

Vintage French White And Gilt Petite Fleur Cafe au Lait Bowl

Cafe au lait bowls are a quintessential French item. I am definitely hoping to pick up some while I am there. They are perfect for fruit and yogurt at breakfast, or such as the French do — a big bowl of coffee or cocoa!

French Garden House

Antique French Hotel Room Porcelain Number Plaque – $65

I am obsessed with these tiny number plaques. I spot them at flea markets throughout Europe. This layout is among the best I have seen and it’s in amazing shape.

French Garden House

Antique French Campagne Oval Pine Wine Table – $2,850

I love the lines and layout of this table, it’s so unique. This would be a beautiful piece to get a breakfast dining table or as a buffet in the dining room.

Basic French

Enamel Thermometer – $28

I adore these colorful French thermometers. I am definitely going to be picking up one to hang outside in my garden.


Mini French Bread Boards By Vintage Home Designs – $35

I have a small obsession with bread planks. These are wonderful. They all have a slightly different layout and are small enough to use as individual bread dishes at a desk.

Enjoy Loans + Linen

White Ceramic Confit Jar – AUD 40

I might find a thousand uses for all these French confit jars and I have had them on my fantasy list for forever. They create good flower vases or serving pieces on a table.


Ceramic French Franc Bistro Dish – $10.95

These French bistro bowls are so adorable. I would love to get a few available at my pub for serving nuts and small snacks when entertaining.

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