3/22/2012

Zinc-ply beautiful!



What is it about the color of zinc that attracts some of us so much?

It could be considered a sort of drab, 
cold, metallic color, but there is something about it, 
something sexy, something natural, and perhaps even elegant. 



     
  
An ornate oeil-de-boeuf for example is very elegant 
and even an old bucket containing a well-groomed boxwood can look classy.

Zinc French œil-de-bœuf, see more of these 
and how they can be integrated in an interior 
see My French Country Home here and here

If you are a fan of it, tell us why you like it. 
How do YOU combine it with your decor, 
and if you have a good photo of a vignette that 
includes a piece in this color, post it on our
Facebook page here
We look forward to your comments and your photos.

Team Atelier



Top left, table made from a English water tank, top right,
classic French bistro with zinc top.
Bottom right, galvanized industrial boxes, to store or use as planter box. 
Right, metal galvanized French grape harvesters.
Check our website to see what we have available 
in our Spring Container here


These wonderful pair of Tin Angels we found one year in Montpellier, France.   

31 comments:

Het lijstje van brocante said...

I love your post,nice color.
So beautiful past!!!!
With warm regards,
Silvia

Lille vildand said...

Great!!!!!

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

Beautiful finds! Love the grape harvesting baskets and the great piece that looks like it will be made in to a lamp. Stunning!!!!!

Acquired Objects said...

Love, love, love zinc! Those angels above are amazing and of course I'm sure you've sold them???! Ypu're right what is it about zinc that we love so much?

XX
Debra~

victoria said...

I loveeee the tin angels!!! OMG...

Zinc Hugs
Victoria/FeminineChicBoutique.com

agnès said...

Magnifique!
Agnès

The enchanted home said...

Would love to find two great big zinc planters, almost impossible aorund here...they are so beautiful!

Karen said...

Maybe it's the history it seems to possess. I love zinc and you are so right, put a boxwood in an old zinc bucket and its swoon worthy.
Karen

Katherine said...

Very much the neutral shade, the colour of zinc works with any colour. There is something romantic about the aging tin, you just know it will look fabulous with dried flowers or the fresh velvet of rose petals.

Love the looks you have paired it with.

Bohemian said...

I Love the earthiness and organic appearance of Zinc & Tin pieces... these Images are gorgeous! Those Tin Angels are to die for!!!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Martha said...

Gorgeous! As Always! Zinc - an ageless wonder! Charm by way of patina! So Love it!

Blessings,
Martha

Kris said...

There would be no pictures that could compare to that of yours! You're vignettes are perfect without looking "fixed". Sigh...some people are just naturals at this sort of thing and you, Martin and Johan certainly have the touch!

Niki said...

The tin angels are to die for!! Do you remember any details about them? I would love to know how tall they were and what they sold for. I imagine you didn't have them for very long. t would love to have an oeil-de-boeuf. How expensive are they? I'm sure shipping to Kansas would be astronomical!

Shabby soul said...

I love sooo much zinc too.It adds a very special taste to all, and fits so perfectly with any kind of flowers. I love it both inside and outside.
I like your style, guys! So french!
Have nice days and thank you for share
Silvia

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE IT ALL!!!!

blessings
barbara jean

summersoul said...

I definitely have a thing for zinc. And when I saw that you found the angels in Montpellier it made me smile. I used to live there and miss it terribly! Off to post my zinc pitchers on fb.

MC

Burlap Luxe said...

I am visiting with fear that I am going to again want to take all that you inspire home with me :)
There is not a thing that would not fit in making themselves at home in the mix of my French brocante home.

I adore the metal basket, and everyting in zinc is devine!

Thank you my Friends for the beauty of salvage you have brought to our love of all things brocante French.
xx
~Dore

Mélanie A. said...

I love every single photo . You have an eye to find the best pieces

Atelier de Campagne said...

Thank you so much for all your comments and compliments. We are thrilled that the team is again reunited as Johan arrived two days ago from Belgium. He will be here for three weeks only and we will be busy selling at ALAMEDA, preparing for our CONTAINER UNLOADING SALE which will be April 7, and also selling at THREE SPECKLED HENS on the 14 and 15 of April.
Hope to see some of you at one of these events. There is a photographer from a magazine coming over to cover the Container Unloading Sale.

MON&ME said...

I love your blog and I also like zinc

Many greeting from Holland

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Those metal containers are so cool...I love them for so many things

Petra Eriksson said...

Hejsan Du Rara! Jag tittar bara in för att önska en riktigt god påsk! Kram Petra

akissfromthepast said...

how lovely items! i love french antiques! those tin angels are greatness :)
very charming site and blog,
Best regards
akissfromthepast.blogspot.com from finland :)

Jo Farmer said...

Always so beautiful and inspirational. When will you guys be in the UK?
Bestest

Jo x

Dorine said...

Nice post and lovely pictures as always.!!!

Greets Dorine

Lorraine Lewis said...

Will you be at the alemeda flea market in may? my husband and i are planning on attending and i would love to visit your booth!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Your F*I*N*D*S are just Amazing!*!*!
LoVE ALL of the pics - especially the Metal Drawers & Zinc Pots...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Renée Finberg said...

i do.
i love everything about zinc.
and i don't love the color grey-
go figure.

renee

Vind Konkurrence said...

Fitting wooden or stone panels. The cost required to buy the plastic panels is less than that incurred to acquire wooden or stone panels.

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Real Estate Philippines said...

I love Zinc :) while I am looking at your works I was so impressed with your capability in doing such a great like this. A lot of thanks.

Charles