French Country Thrifted Home Décor

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Rachel Stone

Hello everyone & welcome to spring! The first signs of spring inspire me to freshen and decorate my home ~ does that happen to you too?

Today I thought I’d share my spring open shelving décor on our hutch. I hope it brings some cheer and inspiration to your day.


Below is the hutch when I started… For Valentine’s Day we enjoyed a simple red & white scheme.

My husband’s wedding boutonniere leaned against the red transferware plate was the inspiration for the spring theme. The color palette would be green for spring, purple for a French flair, and brown for an antique feel.

After gathering the spring decor I discovered I really had very little purple decor. SO…

Let’s re-imagine our decor!

This little brown transferware pitcher along with this wreath are ideal for creating something new! The purple lavender springs will give that French garden feeling. A couple pieces of floral foam stuffed in the pitcher and a few minutes to fill the top and we have new decor ~ free! For simple wreath inspiration you may enjoy the Summer Garden Hat “Wreath” DIY.

The French feeling is conveyed with this vintage brown transferware and lavender. The dried roses are my bridal bouquet ~ sweet memories!

Large, base pieces going up first to give a framework ~ this step often takes some tweaking… The blue vignette on top seemed a bit heavy so I brought in some shine with a tarnished silver tray.

The jadeite pedestal bowl is a perfect for for this snug little terra cotta bunny!

This classic ironstone soup tureen was used in the Farmhouse Spring Decor on last year’s hutch as well ~ it adds wonderful patina!

Dried roses from a bouquet Matt gave me last year add a touch of pink romance and that French flower market feeling!

Pure romance with these dried Valentine’s roses. I love the mix of the old stone in the planter with the roses and red transferware.

I am learning that less is more in home decor. Milk-glass is becoming a feature in most vignettes because of it’s brightness & simplicity. Shades of cream and white appear across the shelves tying the theme together.

The delicate trellis imprinted on this milk-glass goblet in the picture above, rounded melon milk-glass lamp, & fluted ironstone pitcher add great shape and texture. The lily-of-the-valley is from Amazon and was featured in the Spring Favorites last year. They look so real!

Another home decor tip I’m still practicing is layering. By layering pieces the combined textures enrich each other for a more curated feel. I love the tarnished scroll work against the vintage oil painting!

Here is the final look with a large spring oil painting from the thrift store. This painting gives height with a light springy feel.

Thank you for joining me today in welcoming spring. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found some inspiration along the way! 

Until next time, take care,


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Author: Rachel Stone
Rachel is passionate about creating a comfortable and beautiful home for her family. She also loves to share the lessons she is learning with her wonderful audience both on this blog and her YouTube channel.

12 thoughts on “French Country Thrifted Home Décor”

  1. The flowers are beautiful and fresh looking. I’m so excited for spring and this makes me even more that way!

    • Hi Carrie,
      Thank you! It’s hard to stay indoors with spring weather, birds singing, and flowers starting to bloom everywhere… Glad you were inspired by the post!
      Happy Spring!

  2. I love how it turned out! Springtime is in the air! The flowers everywhere is the perfect touch.

    • Good morning, Annie!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Every time I decorate, no matter what the season, it creates a sense of anticipation and I always enjoy that season even more!
      Happy Spring!

  3. I can just smell the fragrance of the flowers which makes me so ready for spring. Love the pics in
    the arrangements ..

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