Copper Beauty

Today I am sharing a piece I found on Etsy from France.   I was going to wait to purchase a dough bowl but after thinking about not only the cost, I said, to myself a piece of copper would be perfect with our colors in our Dining room.

So I started my hunt on Etsy.  It took me a few days but that is  half the fun, the “Hunt”.

I found an antique copper Jardinière with Delft porcelain handles.  It is from 1940, maybe not old enough for some but for me I fell in love the moment I saw the pictures.


It has nice patina and I love the Delft handles and the legs.  After I made the purchase I stumbled upon another one that looked exactly the same and the same era.  I felt comfortable even more about my decision because seeing it again in another shop I was still in love.

I knew I would fill this to the brim with dried hydrangea.  This is from one side.


Here she is from the other side.


A close up of one of the Delft handles.


The other handle and some of the patina.



Close up of the feet.


In this photo you notice we have browns in the room and I thought the copper would work better with the tones of the I have going on here.

These candle holders I made a few  years back  HERE out of old table lamps I didn’t use anymore since we downsized.  Why not make them into something useful?  The base is pretty so mixing colors of chalk paint was in order with a bit of silver gilding wax.


These bases are pretty and I added metal rusted crowns to add some whimsy.  Besides I love me some crowns. See post HERE


One final shot. 

I will be back with a post on some other changes in this room as soon as we are finished planting.  

I have plans to antique a mirror in a door I have leaning against a side wall in the room.

Have a super week.  I will be finishing designing pots for our deck.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

27 thoughts on “Copper Beauty

  1. Hi Cindy,
    The bowl is beautiful. I agree the hunt is most of the fun. Happy Summer Day. Hope you have a great new week.

  2. What a beautiful piece, Cindy! I love the patina and those handles are so pretty! It’s perfect for holding your hydrangeas! I can also see this filled with mini pumpkins and gourds for fall, and greenery for Christmas!!

  3. Cindy, it’s a beautiful piece and fits perfectly into your home!

  4. What a great find! I love copper and this piece with it’s porcelain handles is unique. Love how you use it with the hydrangeas. A perfect piece for your home…….
    Happy Summer!

  5. Cindy, your copper piece is really pretty! I love those blue and white handles and the dried hydrangeas. I bet you’ll think of many ways to use that piece over the years.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on our patriotic porch. 🙂

  6. Stacey thanks so much for popping over. This piece will be fun for the seasons. I too love the handles.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    I enjoy visiting your blog.


  7. Love the jardinere, you made a great decision! Everything looks beautiful!

  8. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the sweet comment you left for me at Poofing the Pillows today. I’m happy to know that I’m not the only one with a tv over the fireplace. Did you put anything around yours?

    A reader suggested a big plant on one side and candle sticks on the other. I think I will try that. 🙂

    Happy 4th of July!

    Send me your email address if you think of it. Your comments are No Reply Blogger for me.

  9. Hi Cindy,
    You found a really nice piece and I love it filled with the dried hydrangeas. Quite unique really. Nice job on the ‘candle sticks’ too. I love it when we can make something from an old piece that we no longer use. You’re very creative! Have a lovely weekend.

  10. That is just lovely, Cindy. I don’t know how I missed this before. I have that same lamp base that you painted. Was it kind of a mottled creamy/tannish/gold with a kind of sage green and coralish color to begin with?
    I used to have a huge copper collection but have let quite a bit of it go…now I wish I had some of the pieces back….like I need more “things”.

    If you get the chance (and feel okay doing it) could you send me your correct email address? The one on your Google page comes back as undeliverable and when you leave a comment you come through as a No Reply. Thanks- just so I can comment back to you sometimes. email is:

    Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

  11. Hi Diana,

    I love it and so happy I made the purchase. No these lamps were plain ivory and from JcPenny years ago.

    My email address is still I don’t know why I come up no response blogger. Don’t know how to even fix it.

    That’s another reason I laughed at your blogging email. My friend suggested I blog and I just dove in head first not knowing anything, LOL


    Cindy McTigue


  12. Hi Cindy! I just popped over to say thanks for your sweet comment about my flowers today.

    I did not realize you have MS! That must be tough but obviously you make the best of it. We have a family member with MS and she does the same. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. 🙂

    Now, July is almost over…we need to see a pretty post from you.

  13. Hi Cindy, I missed this earlier, too. I have not had nearly the time to visit that I used to have. Your blog is always beautiful!!

    I am wondering if I could have your direct email address? I don’t see it here anywhere. I promise not to sell it to spammers! LOL

    You can send it to I would just like to reply to you once in a while.

    Hope you are having a good week- our heat wave finally broke and it is rainy and much cooler. whoo hooo….guess I can take my bikini off now (yeah-right-like I have seen a bikini in 35 years)….lol xo Diana

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