Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crusty Pale Blue French Pie Safe

My mom came to visit me this weekend. We're working on the launch of a rather big project. It's her brain child, I'm just helping out with the blogging and promotion aspects. I will share it with you all very soon!

Hubby agreed to watch the kids while Mom and I spent the day together. We went to the Old Oak Cottage, Ellen's Timeless Treasures, and eventually ended up in the Heights area of Houston.

I went upstairs and to the back. There was a dark booth and hidden under a pile of items was this pie safe...for $35. A beautiful pale blue chippy old French pie safe. I'm going to use it for our project. After that I think it will end up next to my hallway bench as a little side table. It's the PERFECT height and size.

Here are a few pics I took this morning in the backyard.






Pure French Farmhouse



Crusty chippy hardware


Crusty little hardware


Chippy Blue French Pie Safe



Farm fresh Eggs in Old Bowl


What do you think? What would you fill this with?

♥Linsey










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33 comments:

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

...and notice how the back of it looks like a newish piece of wood? I'm wondering if I should replace it (like with beadboard), paintit, or not even fool with it since it will be on the floor and probably filled with stuff...???

Lisney

Full Circle Creations said...

Okay now I'm jealous! I love it! Love the color of it! If the back piece comes easily off, I would replace it with beadboard, but that's just me.

Holly

Revi said...

Sweet nostalgia! I lived in the Houston Heights when my children were small. Even back then there was a great little shopping area with antiques and art. I love your pie safe - the soft color and chippy crackly finish of it. I can't wait to see how you fill it, and find out more about your new endeavor!
-Revi

Blondie's Journal said...

You have the best shops and antiquing place near you! How fun! The pie safe is fantastic...it will look good with just about anything displayed in it!

I can't wait to see what you and your mom are up to!!

XO,
Jane

Cristina @ RemodelandolaCasa.com said...

I didn't even notice the back at first! maybe the beadboard is a good idea! Thanks for visiting my place today! xoxo

Dottie said...

Found your blog today. I love it! Might be easier and fun to line the back with burlap or old book paper or old sheet music. Can't wait to see what you do.

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I want one!! Can't wait to hear about your project.

KayteeJane's House said...

OMG! I really love that pie safe. The color is wonderful. You are so right...those pottey birds would look awesome in there. I'm going to have to look for one!

chateau chic said...

If I lived near you I'd come knocking on your door to buy that ADORABLE pie safe!! What a great find. That is my kind of style.
Mary Alice

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love the photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm glad you found me and glad I found your blog : )

Kelly said...

I love your pie safe!! That is so fantastic. I love the blue color and the chippiness of the paint and the darling little door knob. I think you found something really unique and one of a kind. Enjoy it!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I could spend a whole afternoon playing with that pie safe! Love it!!! I kind of like the newer backing. It looks like it was repaired with whatever that old farmer had on hand.

Vintage Gal said...

The pie safe is absolutely adorable. LOVE IT ~ wowser ~! ;-)

Pamela said...

What an adorable piece Linsey! Sounds like you and your mom had a lot of fun! Cant wait to see what y'all are up to! I need towhead down to the Heights. I have never been.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The pie safe was a good get. I like the idea of putting beadboard on the back. It sounds like you and your mom have a special relationship just as my Mom and I have. We seem to always be working on some project together or giving each other ideas and advice about something. I look forward to hearing what the two of you are up to. A reminder about "Your Cozy Home Party" if you would like to participate on Tues. Early link up Mon. 8pm. Hope you can join in.------- Shannon

jeanetteann said...

Lovely find,nice just the way it is.
x jeanetteann

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I LOVE it! I'm looking for one myself and I'm really jealous of the one you found. It's just evreything it needs to be. The handle caught my eye for some reason. Mine would go straight to the kitchen so everything I bake/cook can be saved from bugs (I live in the countryside, so in the summer, it can be a problem...)

La Petite Gallery said...

Linsy,
You have a fabulous Mom. That is such a teriffic gift. I was born in Houston, Living on the coast of Maine. I am a first time visitor. Please drop over and sign up as a follower, I will do the same. Yvonne

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, it wonderful! Just look at that color! It's perfect!

Cindy

Anne said...

Lovin that chippy paint.And that color is amazing.

Heidi said...

love the color ~ so so darling!
:)Heidi

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it especially the color! I think old books would great in it too!! Drop by for a visit sometime!!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

I'm one of your newest friends!

It's All Connected said...

Hmmm - maybe paint the back wall with a complimentary colour chalk paint and sand it back a bit? It's adorable at any rate. ~ Maureen

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the color, and the finish. Beadboard would look great, and so would a faded wallpaper.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I have been looking for a pie safe and yours is perfect! I love the chippy paint, the blue color, all of it! Great find!

~Shanon

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Hi Linsey!!! I am so glad that you came by my blog because now I found you :) Your blog is beautiful!! I love your pie safe :)

xoxo
Lori

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great find and these are gorgeous photos!

victoriantailor said...

I love it just as it is, would fill it woth sewing supplies and use in my studio, your blog is pretty!

Melissa said...

What a great find! I love pie safes and the blue color is perfect!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I think it is pure sweetness!!!!

xx

Isabelle Thornton said...

It is so pretty! I think dishes would look great in it...Thanks so much for linking, There is another one going on right now...I would love to see you there.
Bisous,
Isabelle

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Wonderful...lucky you :) Laurel

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