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Friday Crush- Vintage Inspired

Yes, there are an armload of pretty peonies
 laying oh so perfectly on this farmhouse bench
 that is otherwise known as  my coffee table...

and I am in love with it.

I have no shame and make no excuses for believing that the softness of peonies 
laying on an old chipping rustic bench is perfection all in itself.
Seriously, my absolute favorite juxtaposition of rustic and elegant.

Of course,  the peonies didn't stay this way- they were simply there for a photo
and then they went right back inside their vase.
Which is not really a vase, but this amazing little bit of goodness.

A vintage inspired trophy.

I have been a little bit obsessed with vintage trophies for awhile now
and have been in search of them everywhere- from at High Point Market
to flea markets to antique shops to thrift stores and everywhere in between.

This one is not vintage- just vintage inspired- but let's just say that isn't slowing down the love.
From the engraving to those big handles
to the style and to the sheer size of it- which is HUGE.

I instantly thought about 15 different places that I could put it
and I might have carted it around the house a bit playing with it and
I can hardly wait to show you where it ended up.

It is pretty easy to see why I have been crushing on this trophy this week
which makes it pretty perfect for sharing for my Friday Crush.

Happy Weekend everyone!


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  1. Beautiful!!! Your peonies are lovely!
    Have a super weekend,
    Barb :)

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love it!

  3. I,m in love too ! :)
    My favourites flowers.........


  4. Beautiful, Courtney. So elegant and charming. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day..Judy

  5. A stunning combination - peonies and the trophy. I will keep an eye out for discarded trophies now as this one makes a beautiful vase.

  6. Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers! The are so beautiful and smell so glorious. And yours are so perfect for the championship trophy . . .

  7. Peonies are a new favorite. I like to mix mine with some stock . Great photos.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Just instagrammed a photo of that mix today :) Love the combo too

    2. Yeah!!! It is nice to meet someone who likes some of the same things.....;)

  8. Gorgeous and lush! Love the idea of vintage trophies as vases!

  9. Love peonies and old trophies,they are a good mix.Thanks Courtney and Happy Mother's Day to you,hope you have a great day with your family.

  10. Your flowers are lovely and so beautiful! Love the mix of the trophies with the flowers, creates such a unique, homey and authentic look!

    My Lovelier Days

  11. beautiful as usual but why don't your peonies have ants all over them like mine? I live in Alabama where ants and sweet tea go hand in hand also I once googled about the ants and peonies they say they have to have ants roaming nearby as they eat off the sappish topping on the flowers so they will open have you ever heard of this?

    1. These are from the market- so, they must clean them off ahead of time. And yes, Ants do something to the flowers to help them to bloom.