Friday, April 15, 2011

Metal in the Mix


Happy Friday!  I have always loved having at least one metal piece in every room that I decorate...I feel that it helps to ground a room and adds extra interest, so when I came across this blue industrial cart that my friend and flea market dealer Diane was selling, I could not resist it!

Ever since I gave Braden the petite farm table that I had in my studio, to use as a desk in his room, I have been searching for the right replacement...and I think this is the perfect one!  I love the bold pop of blue to brighten the room...





I sealed the entire cart and so I can now use it for parties and wheel it into any room where I might need it.


Thank you Maria for the fabulous grain sack lavender pillows, I loooove them!  Especially the ones made from old German grain sacks!!

{I bought the clock above at Home Goods on clearance for cheap because the clock arms were bent, so I just took them off and am using it as a clock face instead!}








We are officially done with the kitchen, I just have not quite had time to photograph it yet...I promise to share some photos with you next week some time!


Enjoy your weekend ~



:) Tracey


58 comments:

Zita said...

Love this, Tracey! It's so funny because I've recently spied an old beat up metal cart in a basement hallway of the hospital where I work. If it's being discarded, I'm going to ask if I can have it! Great minds think alike :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love the "industrial" touch! Beautiful photos and it all works so perfectly together.

trash talk said...

Love the rosy tulips playing on the crusty blue.
Debbie

traci said...

that cart is perfect in the studio. i love the blue!!!!

i can't wait to see the kitchen. hurry up. just kidding. i will be patient. although that is not one of my strongest traits.

i think i have my husband talked into a little kitchen redo. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So gorgeous! I'm swooning over these photos! ... How did you seal the cart?

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Yes, I think a little metal, a little rust is a great contrast to all the soft and beautiful feminine things in a room. Love how the pink tulips and blue cart pop against all that lovely white! As always, your photographs are stunning and your post is inspirational! :)

ShantyGirl said...

I love this!!! I like my fru fru and got that from my grans and mom but the rust and rough comes from my father and I love the balance adds alot more cool factor and unexpected in your face delight! Your room and picture is beyond words
Sherry

Al said...

That metal cart is fantastic! I might add a small lace doily to the top though. Just small enough to put under the flowers. But not too big to cover too much of that gorgeous chippy surface.
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Home and Lifestyle said...

Wow...these pictures are fantastic!!!

sweetpea said...

fabulous industrial piece! i love the mix of pretty and rustic chippy metal.

hugs,

shelley

Anne Marie... said...

Hey Tracey! I couldn't click on your blog quick enough!!! I absolutely love metal chippy items - and this table is so perfect in there - I love the contrast, pop of color and texture it brings

see u at the flea?

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I'm loving it, too. The color and rustiness is perfect. It really becomes a focal point against the white. It also made me think and inspired me to bring home a tall industrial table home to my new craft room. I've been wondering where I could possibly use it, being so different from the rest of my house. Thanks for sharing!

High Street Cottage said...

There are so many uses for carts like these. The patina is wonderful Tracey. Cannot wait to see your new Kitchen. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, it's been gorgeous weather in most places. xxx tami

Claudia said...

I love the cart, Tracie. It's perfect for your beautiful home. Now, that I think of it, I have some metal (an old industrial stool, a metal display stand turned paper towel holder) in my living room and kitchen. I love that look.

Gorgeous photos, by the way.
xo
Claudia

Leah C said...

Oh Tracey, you find the prettiest things!! Love, love the blue cart:) And I can't wait to see what you've done to your kitchen! Happy Weekend...

Morning T said...

Your new treasure is fabulous Tracey! Can't wait to see your kitchen as I'm sure it's as gorgeous as every else you touch.
Happy Friday my friend. ;)
xo~
T

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Tracey,
Love your new cart! The blue looks great in your room. I scored one myself last week.....all chippy & such for our kitchen island. Can't wait to get it all set up!

Beautiful photography....

robyn from whimages said...

I adore the touch of industrial too! Your photos are fab! I love the pop of color that cart adds...delicious!

Inspiration...Vintage, The Vintage Inspired Home said...

Oh Tracey,
This is spectacular!!! I have been looking for a cart like this myself. It's perfect!
Thanks so much for adding my button on your sidebar, that was so sweet of you!
Have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Jeanneoli said...

You always find the best vintage items. Love how you incorporated it. Can't wait to see the kitchen!!!

Shannon said...

Love that cart Tracey, it's the perfect pop of blue in your home. You also decorated it so pretty :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Lovely Tracey, the blue really pops. I love a bit of industrial! Robx

Ido said...

I am green of envy, you home is beautiful, love the cart with all those lavender pillows and soaps, looks delicious.
Have a great day.
XXX Ido

Rachel Noelle said...

I love it Tracey~ Your home and photography are stunning!!;) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425
www.shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

That's just the perfect piece, Tracey! Leave it to you. :-)

XO,
Anne

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love that - it's beautiful & they way you displayed the perfect goodies on there makes it even more delicious! xoxo, tracie

Amy said...

it really works here.
Great color and I love the industrial feel to balance the super full daybed.

Jenn Greeley said...

Love it! I'm all about the metal cart. I'm going to Canton in June and its at the top of my list.

It's me said...

I like your table darling...nice decorated,....great great !! did i told you that i like the book of Fifi !!...and your home is so so wonderful....i am glad i have one !!...nice weekend....love love Ria....xxx...

Rose Carey said...

What a beautiful posting for this wonderful sunny Friday. I took my time looking at every photo and just love love love the industrial cart, rust and all!

Rose

Tammy said...

LOVE IT! What did you seal it with?
Can't wait to see your kitchen. We are doing ours too!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Tracy!
Great find. It takes years to get a patina to look that good!
Fun to see your rooms as always.
xx
Alison

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Ah! How beautiful, Tracey!!! I love the industrial touch!

Happy weekend!

xo
ANETTE:)

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Ah! How beautiful, Tracey!!! I love the industrial touch!

Happy weekend!

xo
ANETTE:)

Blondie's Journal said...

The cart is perfect...you can use it for so many things! I love how you have it now, though and it looks great in your studio. Love the clock, too!

XO,
Jane

1 Funky Woman said...

Love it! And that color is fabulous! I have a cart that I got at a salvage store and I love it! Its not as cute as yours but I use it in the dining room and its nice to roll around to different places!

Megan

ESM said...

Gorgeously crusty!! What are you sealing your peeling items with~ I know you are a green gal, so what have you found that is nontoxic, yet a good sealer that isn't letting off fumes little by little even after it dries? Lovin' your style and your wisdom!
Green gal Allison (former winter pick me up giveaway~ and I have enjoyed all the great things in my goodie box!! Thanks again!)
vangorderallison@yahoo.com

white life© said...

Your last posts are fantastic ... thank you so much for these impressions and sharing!!!

Enjoy the weekend!
Hugs
Tine

Sherri said...

Tracey, you have such a beautiful home! Enjoy your weekend!

French Curiosités said...

Love the industrial touches. Perfect in any home!
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All That Jazz said...

We have to wait until next week to see pictures of the kitchen?? On pins and needles! :-)
LOVE the new industrial cart, the blue color is so unique and looks great with all your chippy white and grainsacks! I've been really into blue striped grainsack lately (last month it was red....)
Happy weekend to you and yours!
~michelle~

hometown girl said...

lovely tracey! the room is wonderful! have a great weekend, can't wait to see the kitchen!! susan

Theresa said...

I just love the industrial feel it adds to the room, what a great touch! xoxo

Barbara said...

Love those brilliant tulips against your whites, Tracey!
And I sure wish I had owned that rolling table when I broke my leg a couple years ago...could have piled all sorts of things on it and pushed it ahead of my with my crutches!

Sunshine and Lavender said...

I am in love! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures... If you ever get tired of the cart... feel free to pass it to me! ~ Alison :)

songskatesang said...

OH wow. Really, really beautiful. I just love it!

Beach House Living said...

Fabulous cart! If I were there I might ponder how to get it into my trunk!

A Cottage Muse said...

It looks perfect in your room!!
Can't wait to see your kitchen!

Karena said...

Tracey I love the look!!

The little treasures you have put inside are very special as well.

Come over and enter my fashionable Giveaway from The French Basketeer...

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh what a find...I love it and its perfect in your room!!! I just love your style,I could come for a tea and stay forever...just looking at all your treasures! Jess and his girlfriend leave for Paris in two weeks I keep reminding them how much I want some old letters...we'll see!!! xo

Jeanie said...

This looks like a page from a magazine...I am so jealous. What a great place to live in. The cart is great - nice job.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Just PeRfeCt!!! Love the contrast of the INDUSTRIAL...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
this is exactly my taste!!!!!!
I love this industrial style so much!
So great with you tulips!
Wish you a wonderful week,
We have now 2 weeks holidays and my daughters are at home!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Lara said...

What a uber-amazing find!! The patina is perfection!! You are so right - it gives a great pop of colour to your studio. I love the tulips on it. I can't wait to see your kitchen pics!!
:) Lara

Wendy said...

Love the cart and your fabulous touches on it too, Tracey. How fun to look at Braden's room again. LOVE IT! ♥

FrauSchmitt said...

This cart is gorgious, just what I'm looking for. I love some industrial touch to our home as well.
Your blog is so inspiring. Will be back soon, for sure.

FrauSchmitt

Lili said...

You always make my head spin with your fabulous pairings! You constantly inspire, and it is truly a treat to see your latest work. I just love it all. xoxo ~Lili

Vintage Home said...

industrial, a cart, metal, BLUE!...doesn't get better!