Wednesday, April 20, 2011

~ Flora Doora ~ Spring Mantel ~ White Wednesday

A few days ago I received a special surprise in the mail

My new friend Jane sent me a lovely  antique white french linen
Jane has a beautiful blog  and a wonderful etsy shop
where she sells her handmade Flora Dooras in a variety of french tickings,french linens and vintage fabrics
Her Flora Dooras even sell in a shop in France 
( Flora Doora)

I LOVE my Flora Doora
I love the simplicity of the antique french white linen
It is lined for waterproofing so you can put fresh cut flowers and water inside
THANK YOU so much Jane for such a beautiful Flora Doora
I can't wait to fill it with seasonal flowers

I just filled mine with some babys breath and some coffee berries
I love the bright pop of color from the coffee berries
And they are inexpensive which I like too

I added a little pop of color to my mantel vignette with just a little snip of the coffee berries
I like the simplicity
(fyi: white enamel pitchers are from IKEA) ;)

Here is what my mantel looks like right now
Simple and white with a little bit of color from the babys breath and coffee berries
I like to write the different seasons on my chalkboard .I made the chalkboard a few years ago out of a vintage framed print I found at Goodwill for a few dollars.
I just painted right over the print with the chalkboard paint ;)

Be sure to stop by Jane's lovely blog Flora Doora and check out her wonderful etsy shop!

 ~ I am linking this post to Kathleen at Faded Charm and White Wednesday ~
(White Flora Doora and White Enamel Pitchers)



Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Rachel~ What absolutely gorgeous photos! I adore your soft serene mantle decoration! The baby's breath is so simple and pretty and loving those coffee berries! Everything looks so beautiful! Hugs, Courtney

Tracy ~Seeking Refinement~ said...

so pretty!!!!

Jacqueline said...

I love it, its all so beautiful.

Sherry said...

I have two of Jane's Flora Dora's and I love them. Your white one is great. I just put fresh tulips in one of mine. Your mantle is so pretty.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Love your mantel vignette! So pretty and fresh ~ ahhh Spring is in the air. (not so much here in New England yet) but I have seen some budding on my lilac tree which gives me hope. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings and Hugs

traci said...

look how pretty those are. i am going to have to go visit jane. thanks for sharing. your home always looks so beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your style and simplicity is always beautiful, Rachel. These photos are so pretty! Love your mantel and flowers and what a great bag. Thanks for the link!! :-)


Simply Me said...

I love that bag soo cute !!

gail said...

don't you just love her flora doora's?
Yours looks beautiful-I love the red berries with the white.

Olive said...

I was not sure what a flora doora was but now I know! The mantle is lovely. ♥O

raggygirlvintage said...

Loving the mantle inspiration and esp the baby's breath!

Anonymous said...

I never knew those bags had a name but I'm off to get me one! Your's looks so pretty with the red and can I tell you how pretty your mantle is with the rustic pails and the white pitchers...I love that look!

You really have the farmhouse look mastered ~ :)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love her stuff! Such sweet little bags to stuff a bouquet in to enjoy!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Just lovely. Love how sweet the mantel looks and all that white makes my heart swoon!

Vintage Gal said...

Rachel ~ I love the flora dora and your mantel is just beautiful. LOVE the coffee berries

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful pictures of your FD! Your mantel in gorgeous too!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Cute spring mantle! I always love how you have everything so simple and white! I will go check out that blog.

Hello spring! :)


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such a pretty mantel, Rachel, and your bag is quite a treat!
- Susan

Unknown said...

AH Rachel just as pretty as it want to be... love the coffee beans, what a nice new friend.


sweetpea said...

wow i love the floora dora and the enamel pitchers from ikea!



Anonymous said...

I just adore your photos my dear....always so inspirational! love the tote =) Have a fabulous week! Xoxoxo

Sunshine and Lavender said...

Love the flora Dora... I may have to get one for myself! Your mantel is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures! :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty, Rachel. Such a thoughtful gift!

Tricia said...

I LOVE that first photo Rachel. That little bag is so pretty...I want one now :)

Free Art Printables said...

I love that pop of color with the white ewers! It's so pretty! I am going to go over there and visit her!

Anonymous said...

Hi there Rachel, just found your bloggy ~ gorgeous!
alicia (from Australia)

Sherrie said...

So beautiful!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love the simplicity too!
Pretty displays!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Rachel!

Beautiful whites today! I just love Jane and her sweet Flora Dooras! I have quite a few around my house and have given them as gifts too!!

Arabella said...

Happy White Wednesday, Rachel! I won a Flora Doora last year and it is fabulous - so love it. Your mantel is really dreamy and fresh for Spring. I've never seen coffee berries...pretty.

Hope you are having a lovely week :O)

Slavica at Seductively French said...

simply lovely, just as your blog.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, Rachel, you lucky thing!! That bag is sooooo lovely!! And I love the idea of a waterproof lining. I just pop jars inside mine - but I do worry they'll spill!!!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful gift from a great new friend.

Heaven's Walk said...

Sweet gift for a sweet girl! :) Love your pretty mantel, too, Rachel!

xoxo laurie

Lara said...

Rachel, you have made something so simple & chic look even more beautiful!! And you have definitely sparked my interest! Love your posts!

Have a sweet Easter!

Karena said...

Rachel. how lovely i have always wante one of these to keep by my desk!

Art by Karena

Jenni said...

Hi Rachel~

Your mantel looks so pretty how you have decorated it for spring! And the "flora doora" you received is gorgeous! I hadn't heard of this before, but what a wonderful unique "vase"! I love this! :)

I hope you are having a great week, and that you have a beautiful Thursday! :)


Heidi said...

I love those to the color of them against the white perfect combo!
love your Ikea finds, I dream of smelling ikea air!
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Unknown said...

Super pretty flower arrangement in such a lovely bag!!!
I love the flowers you picked...they are perfect!!! I love the coffee berries and baby's breath...perfect!
Have a wonderful day!
Chris :o)

Unknown said...

your blog is beautifull
dorothée(les petits bonheurs de dorothée)

Faded Plains said...

Love your Floora Doora...I have one too...aren't they great.

Happy Easter!

Becky P. said...

I love your blog! I follow many, and yours is a favorite! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us! So inspiring ~ xoxo