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I love this shabby mix of colors...
That gorgeous old vintage green mixed with a soft pale yellow
and natural rusty brown from the old weathered iron..

I love french garden style and old crusty, rusty pieces like this one.
Though the chairs have most of their paint worn away from the years of use
and are a dark rust color

They have a warm rubbed patina that is beautiful in itself
and such gorgeous flower details on the backs.

A wee tiny rosemary sprig creeping out from a galvanized flower bucket
while lavender fills a delightful embossed bin
brings beauty and warmth to the bare winter patio

The shabby rusty patina, graceful scrolling curves
& bunches of flowers on the table

Creates a different warmth and
brings shabby, weathered & worn
to perfection.

Sorry for the post last night and then nothing!
While editing, I think I clicked the save as draft button not publish~ Oops! My blogger has been a bit weird lately too... anyone else noticing glitches?
Anyway, today I am working on re-upholstering the cushions
I'll share more soon.

Feathered Nest Friday Party linky up Thursday evening~ hope to see you there!!!

sharing with
Miss Vanessa at


  1. I love weathered and worn pieces indoors and out! Your patio is gorgeous! The potted Lavender really adds warmth! I'm ready for Spring!

    I've noticed some glitches lately, too. The other day, I lost the RSS newsfeed and my Blogger list. Weird!

    Hope your week is a good one!
    ~Michelle :)

  2. I love the old patina on metal pieces ~ your garden is beautiful and the lavender is making me ~ sigh ~ long for spring. I've notice glitches too and one blogger said my blog is jumping around ~ strange ~ have a great week!

  3. Your patio is so pretty. I love the beauty, patina, and varied details of all your pots and garden ornaments. I adore lavender, too. I might plant some this spring!!!

    Ricki Jill

  4. It is all just beautiful...the patina..the photography...and your patio.

    I do that all the time by mistake. Hit publish instead of Save Draft and then have to undo the stupid thing. Oh..well...never said we were perfect bloggers now did we? Hugs- Diana

  5. I have definitely been noticing a few glitches with blogger lately but just thought it was me! Nice to know I'm not crazy...or maybe we're both crazy??? :-) I love all of your vignettes and they make me itch for spring planting and gardening. I actually have that same garland embossed pot and love it! I feel so "cool" to have chosen something that you, who has such good taste, picked out too! :-)

  6. Hi Courtney ~ I really wish you didn't live on the other side of the continent b/c I would LOVE to shop with you! Your gorgeous collections of everything never cease to amaze me! BEAUTIFUL! xox

  7. Seeing green grass, rosemary, and lavender just makes my heart skip a beat this time of year, Courtney! Thanks for the little breath of spring! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. Love the old worn patina. It certainly has some beautiful details. Can't wait to see the chairs. Love having rosemary around. I cook with it all the time.

    Yes, getting tired of the blogger glitches!

  9. Look at you! Already thinking ahead to spring and outdoor events! These pieces are beautiful!

  10. how lovely- your pictures are just stunning, did you hear the big happy sigh I made when I read your post?


  11. and yes- having blogger glitches too...


  12. Lovely! I love finding remnants of old pottery or worn garden bits and pieces to use in my designs. I think it reminds me of the old houses and gardens I saw when I was a child and lived in Europe for a while.

  13. I've been having issues with Blogger too. I love your blog. It's so completely elegant. I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. I hope you will stop by to pick it up at

  14. I am so anxious for outdoor weather! It's been nicer here, but hit and miss. Love all of your statues. My rosemary is finally coming back after it took a beating last winter! ♥

  15. Love the worn and weathered look! Has so much character. Great combination together. I can't wait for warmer weather!

  16. Oh what beautiful photos. Your blog has such a beautiful peaceful feel!
    Love it!

  17. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful inspiration !!!