Monday, 7 December 2009

Vintage grain sacks......

I cannot believe that it is Monday already, why does the weekend always go so quickly?

We had a list of things that we wanted to do and managed to get 1/2 of them done.

On the top of my list was to go and get a Christmas tree for apartment deux which was not as painful as Mr FF thought that it would be. Last year it was a very slow exercise as I needed a very large Christmas tree for the dining room at Maison de Poitiers and it took a long time to find something that was the right height and bushy yet not too sticky out. Not that I am fussy or anything!

This year it was straight forward as I wanted something smaller and Mr FF was tres content when I selected the tree within all of 5 minutes and it was small enough to fit in the back of our car.




I have decorated the tree with some home made decorations that I made from modelling clay using cookie cutters and some red baubles but needed something to cover the container that the tree is growing in.

Mr FF suggested that I use a grain sack and voila the tree was complete.




Whilst we are on the subject of grain sacks, the vintage grain sack stork cushions have arrived and look fabulous.





The whole of the sack has been used, and I adore the printing on the back complete with original stamped monogramme.






Note as no two sacks are the same, this means that each cushion made will be totally unique in design. The cuhions are all finished by hand locally in SW France.






They are a good size (60 x 60 cms/23 x 23")and look equally as fabulous on a couch or on a floor. The cost of each is 110 euros/160 USD.


As these are custom made, we are able to provide you with a smaller or larger cushion if you require a different size to the one shown.

Note we only have 4 vintage grain sacks in this design and it is not likely that we will get anymore as sacks in this condition are becoming harder and harder to find now days so please email me if you would like one in a different size.

Tomorrow I will be back with some photos of my antique birdcage in its completed state and later in the week will be reporting back on the wreath making class that I am attending on Thursday.

A demain,

L x

31 comments:

  1. I reproduce these wonderful beauties ...I am scheduled to be at the sewing machine today ... THEN I stumbled upon this wonderful post .

    Grain sacs ...I can't get enough of them!!

    the petite tree rocks!

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  2. Good Morning Sweetie...
    I so love the beautiful Christmas tree that you chose. It is just perfect. The grain sack was the perfect touch to complete it. I so love it.

    Thank you for sharing with me today. You also did a great job on the ornaments.

    I am going to see about getting a small tree like this one, and then adding little woolen mittens to it, one for each of my 8 grandchildren. I love it.

    Thank you for sharing. Please stop by soon. I would love to have you visit.

    Country hugs...Sherry

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  3. That tree is soo lovely and I love those pillows!
    Greetings from Italy! :)

    P.s.Just a quick note to remember you the lovely Christmas Giveaway on Sweet as a Candy!

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  4. We have decided to have a smaller tree this year and I love it! It perfectly exemplifies our simple holiday season plans this year - more food and family, less commercialism~
    Bonne semaine mon amie,
    xx

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  5. Such a beautiful tree. I adore small Christmas trees. Bigger does not always equate better I say. The vintage grain sack pillows are so special. Love them.

    Happy new week to you. Let's hope it goes a bit slower than the previous week. Your right, much to do!

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  6. The grain sack adds the perfect touch for your little tree. How do we order your pillows? I have been wanting that very stork design. Is it still available?

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  7. I love the small tree too. I am sick of mine already.
    The pillows a fab.
    Lee

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  8. Hello Suzanne, it is currently available in our online shop http://www.fabulouslyfrench.com

    which you can also access by clicking on the photo on the right hand side of my blog.

    Merci Beaucoup, L x

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  9. Oh it's just divine! There really are storks all over Alsace too! People will build nests on top of their houses to coax them to come live there! They bring good luck:)

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  10. So Mr FF is the designer now!! Good on you for all that coaching you're giving him! You're a winning team. And i love your decorations ;-) Bisous possum!
    Ange

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  11. hello! oh i love the tree and the vintage grain sacks is just so adorable. very vintage. i wanted to stop by to give you an award. i chose you because i just love your blog. your style is truly an inspiration. when you get a chance, please stop by and get your award.

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

    it's the " i love you blog" award

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  12. Beautiful pillows and I love your little Christmas tree. The grainsack looks great.

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  13. Hello
    Everything looks amazing, love the grain sacks with the greens
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  14. Litte tree so very sweet and love those antique grain sacks too... Gorgeous Leeann..x

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  15. Oh, I just love vintage grain sacks. Especially ones from Europe (France & Germany specifically), but they are so expensive. Thanks for allowing me to look and them and wish. :)

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  16. Love your sweet arbre de Noël peu! And now Mr FF is Monsieur Interior Designer - mon dieu!
    Millie ^_^

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  17. i am in love with your tree and use of grain sacks. amazing!!

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  18. love this idea... simply charming.. x pam

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  19. Hi Leeann,

    I love your Christmas tree and great idea, using a grain sack to cover the base.
    I love your stork cushion.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  20. Love that little tree! It is charming. Blessings!
    Gwen

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  21. Well done Mr FF, the grain sack is perfect with your lovely tree. The storks I like, I like a lot!! Happy week.

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  22. Thanks for having entered the Christmas Giveaway and good luck to you!
    Have a nice day,
    Federica.

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  23. Beautiful little arbre de Noel! You have a great idea, wrapping with the old linen and I just might steal your idea for my little tree...hmmmm!

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  24. What a sweet tree! Love the grain sack idea!
    Love your cushions!!!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    I so want to come to France sometime.
    Rosemary

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  25. Hi Leeann, It all looks tres french and beautiful! Might have to go and hunt out a coffee sack or two! Really looking forward to seeing the birdcage. Amanda xx

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  26. That pillow really is cute! & the tree is perfect ! I would never have thought of doing that! Genius!

    I found you through Charmaine's Beautiful Thins to Share Award & am happy I did! I gotta check out some more of your ideas!

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  27. The tree is so cute! Love the pillow with the bird on it!

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  28. Hi Leeann!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I have been by yours some time ago and just fell in love with your place! I told my hubby we need to stay there when we go to France! I signed up as a follower so I can keep up with your blog now! Love your little tree with the burlap and those pillows, too! Just beautiful!

    ~adrienne

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  29. Gorgeous cushions!!!! I so want to move back to France,i found the best treasures when i lived there!! My son is living in Europe at the moment with his father for 6 months!!H eis going to Paris New years day,i am so jealous!!!

    lesley : )

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