Thursday, February 23, 2012

~french farmhouse stylin'~ vintage milk carrier~

Hiya, I wanted to start talking about a few ways you can introduce a french farmhouse feel into your home and decor, and we’re starting with a ~vintage milk carrier~


I shelled out a pretty penny for this one, but I had passed up one too many and knew it would be one of those “I wish I woulda” deals.

Sometimes this vintage carrier sits on top my kitchen cabinets with a couple old milk bottles inside, but quite often I pull it down and fill it with flowers.


Currently my runner is just an old floursack on my family farmtable. We use this table all the time, so I like to have something that is quick and easy to move on and off. Even everyday spaces should have something to pretty them up and make you feel ~happy~


I popped in a few of my favorite blue mason jars and white tulips, and instantly have a pretty focal point in front of the window that shouts to me “french farmhouse stylin’”!! 

I closed the blinds to shoot these photos but typically the light floods in the back of the house in the afternoon.


Heart the old wooden handle and worn metal.


It’s a quick and easy decor item that you can change up in so many ways, with BIG impact, so next time you see a vintage milk carrier, don’t pass it up!

linking up to Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home and Family Friday at Home is Where My Story Begins
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday over at Coastal Charm
Take-a-look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts
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Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Tracey! I've been wanting one of these too! I finally found one in Dallas, and almost bought it, and then talked myself out of it. They are priced so high! I'm sure I'll snap one up if I find it around here and don't have to schlep it home. I love the way you've styled yours. And you're right! So many ways to decorate with them!

Sarah said...

Tracey, I purchased one of these in the late 80s and often fill the milk bottles with flowers. They do offer a nice feel. ~ sarah

Amy Kinser said...

I love it! When I saw the picture, I was hoping you had that little jewel listed in your etsy shop. I am happy that you found it for yourself and the jars with tulips are gorgeous in it.

Vintage Home said...

oh my ...I am lusting after this!...happy home it has with you tho!
such pretty pictures!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Ooohhh! I NEED one of those milk carriers! So perfectly farmhouse vintage! Love it!



I agree one can not have to many blue mason jars or milk carriers. Hugs Mary

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, love this! Love tulips period but seeing them in a mason jar makes them all the more pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful milk carrier and I always love aqua mason jars with flowers in them. Blessings, Pamela

Nook and Cranny said...

I have been on the look out for one of these, too. I am sure it would be a wonderful decorating item, always changing it up, I like that.
It sure does look "french farmhouse stylin" for sure!!
Thanks for sharing.

Inspired by you said...

I wish I had one of those! It looks so beautiful with the flowers.

All Things Chic 2 said...

Nice to have found you..I'm Canadian too...Love the fresh tulips , gotta love the white ones...I invite you to stop by my blog for a visit...Blessings Lori

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I just adore those mason jars!!! I can't seem to get enough of them. I've got 6 lined up on my window sill. That milk crate is to die for!!!

Maria said...

So simple and beautiful. I love tulips, especially white ones. Perfect for spring!

Elizabeth said...

Your photographs are beautiful....I love the blue jars. Thank you for the recipes and I am getting milk chocolate chips asap!!!

bj said...

I would never pass one up....I just never see them.
Yours looks really pretty...
xo bj

bj said...

just linked up to follow you on Linky Friends.:))

Rachel said...

The tulips look beautiful. Lovely style!

Heaven's Walk said...

So pretty with the tulips and mason jars! I nabbed one of these beauties at a flea market last summer and ended up drybrushing it white. I just love the old, whitewashed, chippy look it has now! And that wooden handle makes it just perfect! :)

xoxo laurie

Pam said...

Aren't those the funnest things. I have one on my kitchen table right now filled with pine cones and candles, but I change out the mason jars all the time. Love your tulips.

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

Love your centerpiece! So pretty! I will be putting a vintage milk carrier on my wish list.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love the flowers in the milk carrier. I bought a replica of some type of carrier, but it sits empty. I can't wait to fill it with jars or milk bottles or something farmhouse and french!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your french farmhouse style as a new linky follower.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class


I have one too, not as cute as yours though. Still looking for the perfect "fillers" Thank you so much for linking this up to the "Cowgirl Up!" Linky party. I really appreciate your participation.


Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love that milk bottle carrier, and I think it was worth it to get that one, and I love the blue jars in it too, thanks for linking to cowgirl up.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming by with your milk carrier...I have the same one...I'm sure you don't want to hear what I paid for mine.


Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely! I collect aqua mason jars too, but mine are mostly CROWN (I'm Canadian.) I also passed up on a carrier similar to yours because of shipping costs and I'm still kicking myself. Yours is perfect and your photos are lovely.

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