Sunday, February 6, 2011

{ french flower bucket and linky parties }

while it was doing this outside today


i was  inside

doing this

taking an ordinary looking
galvanized bucket filled with my favorite lavender fleurs...

and working a little magic on it

with a paris flower market stencil.

after taping it securely in position

i did a little 'pouncing' with my stencil brush

and added a little french flair!

oooh la la!

tres chic?

i think i spent too many hours checking out all of the 
wonderfully inspiring linky parties
and could barely sleep last night
because my mind was whirling with so many wonderful ideas like

fences on my wall
coasters and trivets
an extra extra large chalkboard
french enamel tags
subway art
farmhouse signs


see what i mean?

i want to try them all!

if you've never visited a linky party,
you're in for a real treat.

(...ummmm...and maybe a couple of sleepless nights? )

 there are A LOT of very talented bloggers out there
who share their God-given crafting talents (and tutorials) on their blogs
which will most certainly inspire you to try your hand at something new!

so what craft did you work on today?

 { hugs }

{ entriente }

 ~ linking to the linky parties posted on my sidebar!
be sure to check them out!


  1. Oui ... tres chic! Beautiful job! I can spend hours visiting the various linky parties out there!

  2. Ohhh I love it, Laurie! It came out darling! I know about linky party love... I get soo much inspiration out here in blogland! :)

  3. Your bucket came out so cute! Great job and I also have a one day I'm going to try this list, too!
    Hugs- Tete

  4. Laurie, Love the change to your bucket. It looks very Ooh La La!

  5. Hi Laurie,I love it!It came out beautiful.


  6. Hi Laurie! Your bucket looks amazing!! I love how it turned out. I do the same thing at nights, cant seem to turn it off.

  7. I just bought a stencil kit. I am going to give this a whirl. Great Idea - thanks for sharing. I will post my results. :) Have a great week.

  8. Hey Sweetie!
    GREAT job, you are so creative...I love it!!!

  9. You did a great job, Laurie. I love it.

    I have crafted nothing today, but I have been working on a project that I will be talking about soon.

    Blessings to you.

  10. Love, love, love it! I am still thinking about your darling clay tags also. Do you have a tutorial, or perhaps are you selling them?

  11. Laurie, that turned out so pretty! I love Galvanized anything, and the Frenchy Stencil is wonderful

  12. That's such a cute project! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm here from BNOTP Met Monday. It's great to find your blog.

    Have a great day!

  13. Ooh la, la is right!! That is sooooo cute!!!! The addition of the lavendar is perfect.

    I'm a new follower stopping by from Met Monday...hope you can visit me sometime at

    Have a great week! :O)

  14. Hey girl! LOVE what you did to your bucket! Those linky parties can be dangerous... lol! Love all the inspiration that's out there in Blogland.
    It looks like a winter wonderfland around your place, Laurie... so pretty!
    Have a great week, my friend!

  15. Wow , this looks fantastic. Great job, very inspiring.
    Donna xx

  16. Love the new look of your bucket! So chic!

  17. Hey there Laurie!

    Love your little French inspired bucket! oooo la la... bucket love :)

    I know what you mean about the linky parties. They are a great way to load up on ideas. So many talented bloggers.

    We had family visiting this weekend so I wasn't able to get to many things but we enjoyed our time together.

    Hope you have a super week!

  18. Totally love it.

    Lisa x

  19. I spend sooo much time on linky parties!!! I love this bucket. May I ask where you got the stencil from? Hope you can come visit me.

  20. I just love vintage buckets Laurie and yours is so sweet...great job! You have inspired me to stencil one of my old buckets now! ~Deb~

  21. I so love this bucket! I wanted a stencil like this for a toolbox project I just did. I would love to know where you got it from? Come by and see me.

  22. I was a bit apprehensive about your stencilling project ... since the original bucket was SOOO great. You outdid yourself, because I like the 'after' even better!! It looks great. (I love lavender almost as much as I love roses.)

  23. I have several of these buckets and I have never known quite what to do with them...this is a great idea, really makes it look special. Thanks for sharing.(-:

  24. Oh, love what you did with that cute! I have a galvanized bucket i am using for a garbage can in my den....Something like this would be so cute....thanks for the idea! xoox

  25. What a sweet little bucket you have created my dear! Don't ya hate that when you can't sleep due to massive tutorials and ideas swirling in your head!? I did that the other night, Ugh!!! Still catching up on my sleep! :)

    Have a warm and cozy day!

  26. Oh Laurie I love it!! Where did you get that stencil? I need to keep very busy and would love to have a new project!

    Have a great week girl!

  27. Laurie,
    It turned out sooooo cute! I have a bucket that needs the exact same you got me thinking...:)


  28. I LOVE it, Laurie. Where DID you find that stencil? C' a pal and share that info, would you? I am working on resting today cuz I am tired from all the Packer hoopla for this whole past week. I have a couple of little chalboard things I need to get done...hmmm...maybe I will still do that this afternoon. Hugs- Diana

  29. great project's very "french larkspur"

  30. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

    And I do the same thing with Linky parties...I can't look at them around bedtime anymore. LOL

  31. Amazing stenciling on your galvanized bucket!

  32. Beautiful! Or should I say, "Tres chic." Hope you had a lovely weekend, friend!


  33. Hello Laurie,
    I just love the french bucket you made!!!
    It is so....sweet and chic!!!
    Suzann xoxox

  34. Stopping by from Coastal Charm ~ love that bucket ~ so chic!

  35. Love the bucket, following you now.

  36. Toooo pretty! I just love it. I found you at White Wednesday....following you!!


  37. Hi Laurie,
    This looks great!! You have added to my list of wanna do's... must find cool stencils for buckets:-)) I Love It!!

  38. Hello Laurie, I have so enjoyed reading through your beautiful blog this morning! YOu have given me so many wonderful, creative ideas. Thank you for your visit, and your sweet comment!
    Cheers, Andrea

  39. I'm your newest follower (came to you via Faded Charm). LOVE what I'm seeing and can't wait to go through your archives!

  40. Love your new Paris bucket! What a wonderful stencil! You did a great job on it. Blog parties are fun and time consuming :).
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    ~ Julie

  41. I'm loving that bucket!! And of course the beautiful lavender bundle just reminds me of the Provence.

  42. Ooo, Love that Paris bucket!
    There is so much you can do with the right stencils. Thanks for sharing!
    xx Liz

  43. Love your Parisian Flower Bucket. You did such a professional job!

  44. Love the finished product! Where do you find such beautiful stencils like that? I've never seen them around.

  45. Just turned the laptop on for a few minutes and two hours later found myself blog hopping and landed here...and so glad I did. Love your blog and your fleur bucket transformation. I am headed out today to buy some paint pens and now will be looking for that fabulous stencil. Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful blog. ~ Lynn

  46. Love it. Love the stencil, so pretty. I need to find some great stencils. Hugs, Marty

  47. I love lavendar and those galvanized buckets!!! Nice work, Did you make the stencil yourself, or can you buy them like that? Thanks!!

  48. I love the stenciled bucket and can smell the lavender. Thanks for joining the party. I would prefer that you add a link back to the party in your post. No one knows what party you are linked to with just going to the side bar.

  49. Darling! Where did you get that little stencil?
    Love your blog. I'm your newest follower. :)


  50. Ooooh, I just love that tres chic stencil of yours. The bucket came out beautiful, and I'm sure the lavender cheers you up considering what's outside!
    - Susan

  51. I love lavender too and it looks perfect in your stenciled, galvanized bucket! I love the look!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment too :)

  52. Hi Laurie,

    It's so beautiful! I'd love a beautiful bucket like that. SO gorgeous!

    I bet the lavender smells heavenly - I can almost sniff it from here!!


  53. Oooh, la, la! Your stenciled bucket is tres magnifique, Laurie! May I ask where you found the stencil? I've been wanting to try my hand at stenciling, I've never been brave enough to try! But this is gorgeous!
    I've been worried about Debbie, how is she doing? She is in my prayers. Keep us posted, please, when you can. Thanks!

  54. that bucket is so cute and so easy...i'm off now to go look for buckets...thanks for the inspiration!

  55. Laurie, your french flower bucket & design are beautiful! I just love french flower buckets.. hoping to find a few this summer at the flea market! Very pretty photos!!
    :) Lara

  56. love love love it Laurie!! Any news on Debbie? I'm praying she's home and well:)

  57. thank you thank you for the stencil hints. I am so excited. :) Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

  58. Your bucket looks gorgeous - brrr on the snow, eh?

  59. LOVELY bucket!! I love that stencil. Can you share where you got it? I have purchased a lot off of ebay in the past, but I love that font and the saying.

  60. Ooooh this is lovely! I LOVE it! It's Galvanized Gorgeousness!

  61. Just stumbled across your blog, it's so pretty!


Bless you and thank you for visiting! I read each of your comments and treasure them all. So, please make sure your settings will accept emails, or leave your email address so that I can reply! ♥ Laurie