Sometimes simple is exactly perfect.
And an old zinc bucket filled with garden blooms…
is absolute perfection.
You know how it goes.
You are wandering through a store-
or in this case-
a booth at Las Vegas Market-
and you spot something that talks to you in one of those loud voices that you just can’t ignore.
You know how it goes…
I see you looking at me with that twinkle in your eyes.
You know you love me.
And you know what else?
You NEED me.
And you argue with yourself.
Even if it is a zinc bucket with the perfect amount of old patina and charm.
I mean, there was no way that chunky bucket was going to fit under the seat on the plane.
Or in the overhead bin.
But I picked it up and wandered around with it.
And then found a second bucket that was even bigger.
And this one had an old spout and cute little details and even more perfectly weathered patina…
and I threw my hands up in the air.
It was over.
Done. Finito. Caput.
I carted both of those vintage buckets out of the market.
Along with a couple of big antique glass pickle jars
and a large open weave wicker French laundry basket.
I know what you are thinking.
But you see, once I knew I was shipping something-
I figured I might as well ship it all.
Yes, it is called insanity.
And I rationalized the amazing deal I got on each item to my husband as he helped me lug them to a shipper… and he told me I was insane.
But I told him I was nowhere near insane. These were awesome and they wouldn’t cost much to ship one state over to California.
(Well, until the laundry basket put the box into the oversized category…
and overpriced shipping category)
Between you and me…
the total cost of shipping those 3 items back home
made me a little queasy.
Well, that was until those chunky zinc buckets arrived.
Then I did a happy dance as I twirled around the kitchen and filled them with gorgeous garden roses,
sprigs of eucalyptus and wax flowers.
But here is the secret….
I literally plopped the flowers into the buckets in water to soak
since they had just arrived for a project.
And you know what?
They were a perfect simple beautiful arrangement.
So I left them there and started to play a bit.
I’m pretty sure that soft romantic blooms in a zinc bucket are always a good idea.
Like peanut butter and chocolate.
And avocado on seed bread with a sprinkle of feta.
They just go together.
And that old bucket full of roses on a French inspired cane back chair?
Or maybe on a rustic table with a candle chandelier…
When I see that bucket of ruffly charming romantic blooms…
it makes my heart do a little flip flop.
Something as simple as an old vintage bucket
filled with romantic garden roses is absolute perfection for my simple beauty,
vintage charm and romantic blooms loving heart.
I am joining several sweet friends today for a brand new monthly series
and you won’t want to miss any of their beautiful flower filled posts today.
Happy Thursday everyone.