Saturday, August 25, 2012

Unusual Vintage Garden Urn Added to My Faux French Chateau Store!

I just added this beautiful vintage garden urn to My Faux French Chateau Store.  If you love the look of chippy paint on concrete garden urns (a look that some designers refer to as "crusted,") then you'll love this very unique urn!
I had to win this urn at the auction last week! It's a perfect size, large enough to make an impact placed on the floor yet small enough to grace the top of a table.  I also love the three dimensional look created by the four protruding winged cherubs and lion paw feet.
For now, I've gone the traditional route and placed a large fern in the urn. In a few days though it could very well be somewhere else in my house used for who knows what!
Take a look at some of the creative ways designers are bringing the outdoors inside and using garden urns!
Vintage garden urns look beautiful filled to overflowing with ivy as in the room below created by designer Carolyn Westbrook and featured in "The French Inspired Room." These greenery filled French urns add  texture and a punch of color to this living room corner sitting area.
For an unexpected yet symmetrical look, stack vintage books on top of a pair of concrete garden urns.

Or, as shown in an older issue of Veranda Magazine, fill a vintage garden urn to overflowing with sea shells.

Woman's Day Magazine found a clever way to turn a large garden urn into "stylish storage." They lined the urn with a remnant piece of linen and filled it with magazines and books.

In this great snapshot, designer Amy Howard uses a garden urn to hold concrete garden balls.
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However you decide to use them, garden urns add a great touch of the unexpected to a room.
If you have any creative ways you've used garden urns in your home decor, send me a picture! 
Take care,
Au revoir, Mitty

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