French Country Cottage. Powered by Blogger.

Burlap & Blooms

What do you get when you pair a petite bouquet of pale pink pretties, 
a little lavender and a burlap sack?

Something a little charming.
something that's a little rustic 
and that's a little sweet. 

I picked up these pretty in pink roses at Safeway
not knowing just where I would put them yet...
but I just loved their pale blushing color and tiny blooms.

When I got home, I thought of those coffee sacks...those ones from Burlap Fabric...
I am loving them and wanted to use them for another project so...
I got out my sewing machine and a few minutes later
a little burlap sack 
with a faded green stripe appeared.

I set a mason jar inside the sack for a little bit of water for the flowers
and placed it on the wall with a small bouquet of roses 
with a little bit of lavender mixed in.

Then I thought...
two would be twice as nice.

I love the rustic texture and look of the burlap sack
with the soft, sweet charm of the flowers.

A quick little project
 but I am loving how it turned out

Almost forgot!
The winner of the English transferware gift certificate is
D Magazine
Congratulations - 
please email me within 3 days and I will put you in touch with Nancy.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all your sweet comments and compliments 
about yesterdays post about my magazine feature!

A few of these little coffee sacks are available 
email me  for information if you would like!

See you tomorrow for Feathered Nest Friday!

Sharing at


  1. Oh my goodness those are just beautiful beautiful pictures Courtney!! You are making me want to go find some baby pink roses and lavender ~
    Thank you for sharing them with us :)

  2. Love the burlap, roses and lavender. What a perfect combination. You always have the best ideas!


  3. Burlap and pink roses - a perfect match!!! Just gorgeous!

  4. Gorgeous! I must find those roses.

  5. Courtney, your sacks are darling! You must own stock in your local floral dept. because you bring home roses by the armloads!

  6. You had me at the look of pretty and rustic. Lovely, Courtney!

  7. Love the roses and the burlap--gorgeous!

  8. Simple and beautiful, Courtney. They should do well in your shop.

  9. Oh so pretty,love pretty with rustic. All the best with your new venture. xx

  10. I love the burlap with lavender and roses it's so Provence style!
    Très jolie Bravo!

    A bientôt :)

  11. Can you tell me where you find the burlap, because I want to same thing in my house. I love this idea! Thank you!

  12. hi found out about your blog though Casa Chic magazie, it's just amazing!! got inspired bout your dining room blackboard but I absolutely adore the singn on top of it!! wander how you found it
    Love love love your house and your style I am still working out ideas about mine, I will surely get inspirations from you
    loves from Italy.

  13. This could not be any more beautiful!! lovely...enjoy and I'll be wrapping some flowers in burlap for sure!!

  14. Lovely, Courtney! I love the way the roses and burlap play off each other, too. What a great color stripe on the burlap, too. Nicely soft and faded.

  15. wow these look beautiful! Nothing quite says French bedrooms to me like beautiful flowers in rough burlap sacks! Well done :)

  16. Congrats on your magazine feature, what amazing compliment & dream come true. I am sure you are on cloud 9, as I certainly would be too:)! I may not post comments every time but your blog is such a happy place to visit. Love the flowers in the grain sacks, just went tp the lavender farm last week & loving having lavender in my home. Have a great day,Jen

  17. This is such an adorable idea! I love the soft pink roswes with the rough texture of the burlap! Those roses are exquisite and the touch of lavendar enhances their beauty. Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  18. Those roses are spectacular and I love the juxtaposition of the burlap and the roses together!

  19. I love the lavender and rose comcination. They are both beautiful. Love the touch of burlap.


  20. Courtney, these are just lovely. I like that the bags were pretty quick and easy to sew, and the soft pink looks so pretty with the burlap. Take care--have a great week!

  21. So cute, love the contrast. Would never think to do this!

  22. What a lovely idea. They look so attractive.

  23. Amazing inspiration to burlap :)
    I love this look as well, yet at times I find myself filling the burlap with weeds.
    Your phots are just so Beautiful :)
    Thank you for all the French inspiration over here.

  24. Eye Candy!!! Your whole blog is that way. Your photography is amazing, and of course I love the burlap! How do you get the effects of your photo's, do you have any special photoshop actions you use? Beautiful.

    Leanne @ The Burlap Cottage

    1. Hi Leanne~ I actually didn't use any effects on these photos- other than the one that is the focal B&W. It's all in the settings on the camera :)

  25. So feminine and pretty! And a clever idea to boot!

  26. Courtney, These are such beauties! I hope you will stop by and join us for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS going on now! Your pretty burlap blooms would be a very welcomed addition!

  27. {{swoooonnnnn}}....Those roses are just gorgeous, Courtney! I love that you just sit down and whip up a few of those burlap bags like it's nothing. It would'ave taken me all afternoon! lolol!

    xoox laurie

  28. I love the title of your post...Burlap and Blooms. Two of my favorite things together:-)


  29. I love the mix of pink roses & lavender together & they look so lovely hanging in the burlap bags. You have such imagination. Always love reading your posts.
    Barbara Lilian.

  30. I absoLUTELY love the simplicity of it!

  31. You are so amazing! I've never seen burlap look prettier... Every time i come here there is something so delightful to see that i'm just in awe. Such a talent for design and color and beauty and photography too!


  32. I just love your style of mixing the new and the old. Beautiful photos!

  33. So pretty, Courtney, and I love the roses and lavender together!

  34. Hi- wanted you to know I featured your lovely burlap bags on my blog today- have a great weekend- Claire

  35. love love it!

  36. such a perfect style honey
    congratulations =P

  37. This is so pretty, Courtney. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  38. Couldn't be more perfect Courtney. Love the roses and burlap bags. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I will be featuring this post tomorrow :)