Thursday, January 24, 2013

Breadboards and Toile



Saturday I visited a neighbor who was "changing things up" in her house. She and I occasionally exchange decor items that, for whatever reason, don't work in our houses anymore. She has great taste, and I always love how she decorates. Priscilla is so sweet, and offered me this darling pitcher with a toile pattern on it. 

I happily said "yes" to the pitcher, even though, at the time, I didn't know where I'd use it.  It's so much fun trading things back and forth.

Love this toile pattern. 

Well, yesterday, I was in the thrift store and saw a pair of LARGE Pottery Barn decorative breadboards. I looked at them and walked away, then came back and piled them in my cart...just to think about them.  Needless to say, I bought them. How could I turn them down at $7.48 for the pair! Whoo! Hoo! 


Here's the round one, and...


...the rectangular one. 

They already had hangers on the back, so all I had to do was find a spot for them...but where?  They are so large, they wouldn't fit on any wall in my kitchen, so Hubby suggested using them on the fireplace wall...hmmm.


I popped a bunch of white tulips into the pitcher...and added a couple of Blue Willow plates on the mantel...

...and a pair of candles.


Does that give a little Frenchiness to the living room? Or what?


I think I'll leave the breadboards there for now. I haven't a clue what I'll do with them after that. 

Hugs, and hope y'all have a great weekend,
Babs

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22 comments:

Ron said...

Looks great, Babs! I love the bread boards! xo

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love how you've used these. The mantel looks wonderful too. Like the toile pitcher!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lucky you Babs! I love the breadboards and the pretty display you created on your mantel! That pitcher is fabulous!

Olive said...

Oh my goodness, breadboards at the thrift store. They are gorgeous on the fireplace. I have been looking for a round one. I have two rectangles, one I got cheaply one I paid way too much for. I am an idiot for that but I wanted it badly. Very well done Babs.

Sarah said...

Babs, both the boards and the little pitcher are wonderful. I would have scooped up those boards too. What a terrific bargain. Love the look of your mantel and fireplace.

Shelia said...

Hi Babs! Oh, what a sweet pitcher and I love your boards. They look great on your fireplace and your mantel looks wonderful! Nice little cozy fire too!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marigene said...

What a lovely pitcher and looks great with your Blue Willow plates! Love the breadboards...

Eileen said...

Beautiful! I love what you've done. I have a couple of friends that I trade home decor items back and forth with. The three of us have quite a few things in our homes that actually "belong" to the other two. lol
Those bread boards really were a fab find. And I love the pitcher with your dishes. Perfect.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I'll have you know I got a Pottery Barn round board for Christmas and I think my daughter paid $39. Great buy. I love the Frenchiness!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Gorgeous pitcher,dear friend!!!
I adore the breadboards, too!!!
Your mantle looks fabulous with the combined items and your Blue Willow plates!
Now, don't we all wish we had a friend to "share" accessories with??? I'd say the real deal in this exchange is the bond of friendship the two of you share!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your brick fireplace is lovely!! The Blue Willow plates go well with the blue toil pitcher!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love them there, I think they are fabulous. What a great find. Hugs, Marty

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love those breadboards and they look so nice against the brick fireplace. The mantle looks pretty with the blue toil pitcher and the blue plates!

Ginger Zuck said...

Oh my gosh, I would die for those bread boards. They are beautiful. Love the pitcher with the white tulips, they are the bomb! Wish I could find those boards, love them. You did good.

Alycia Nichols said...

You were super smart to turn around and get those...especially at that rock bottom price! I'll bet their original price was crazy expensive at PB!!! Yes..."Frenchiness"! :-)

Sylvia said...

Great friend and great finds. Love the mantle and the bread boards, looks great where you have them!

The French Hutch said...

Oh wow Babs, those bread boards look fabulous on the fireplace and yes very French! What a luck day of shopping! What a wonderful neighbor to have fun with exchanging items you are no longer using. I think it's a great way to change things up a little. The blue and white pitcher is lovely.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Hugs,
Emily

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Babs, What a fabulous find! The breadboards are wonderful and such an amazing price. I love how you are displaying them and the pitcher looks pretty on your mantle. xx, Sherry

Cottage and Broome said...

How could you have hesitated on those bread boards!!! Love the pitcher too your display looks wonderful! Laura

Kelly said...

Yes! Those breadboards definitely add country french charm to your fireplace wall. They look great there! Love your new pitcher too. It fits right in with your other blue and white plates. I bet you had fun exchanging things with each other.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Babs, Gosh you were lucky....what a fabulous price...yes I have converted dollars into pounds!
What a lovely idea to exchange bits and bobs with your friend. The pitcher looks beautiful with the white tulips and yes.....very French!
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love the blues and whites on the mantel. And the bread boards look good where they are!