Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All the Way from France

Do you read Sharon's blog My French Country Home? She writes from her home in France - about her family, her horses, cooking, the brocante (flea market) and more. Her photos are gorgeous.

Not too long ago she held a giveaway - and I won this vintage French grain sack. It arrived recently, while we had guests. They, along with my husband, wondered why on earth I would want an old burlap sack.

For so many reasons - it's from France! (and they laugh) And the little fleur-de-lis symbol. And what I love most of all is imagining how its been used - over and over again. See the mending on the sack? There are several spots like that - a reminder of a time when people mended instead of throwing away. I like that. (although I dislike mending) 

And then the question - what will you do with it? I'm not sure yet. There are some ideas floating around in my head - you know that whatever I do, I'll blog about it.

Thank you, Sharon - I'm thrilled to have won! 


  1. Lucky gal. A wonderful giveaway. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  2. How delightful! So looking forward to the update as to how you display it.

  3. I believe I can hear the rumble of the wheels turning as you consider and plan what you're going to do. What a lovely win - and I can't think of anyone who will appreciate it more than you!

  4. What sroeies that sack could tell! Looking forward to seeing how you use it.

  5. Congratulations Lorrie, it's just lovely.
    Looking forward to seeing it displayed in your home.

  6. Felicitations! You could use it to store your drying lavender stems?

  7. I can just see it as the background for a beautiful shadow box with dried stems of lavender and beautiful little figurines.

    What a great win!

  8. Knowing you Lorrie, we will all be very impressed with your creation or use for the grain sack.
    Congratulations on your win. The key words are "from France" and how often does one have the opportunity to use something authentic these days.

  9. How fun for you!!! Love the graphics and the mellow appearance...and the mended spots are just too sweet. We live in such a disposable society and could take a lesson from your wonderful treasure.

  10. That is so exciting! and I love the grain sack!! Love the lavender in your picture as well,,,,so french country!!

  11. Can't wait to see! I would be thrilled to have it...you are very lucky!


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