Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fabulously French

I have a new favorite beverage. It is Lorina Sparkling French Lemonade. It is actually from France and the bottles it comes is has a French Chateau and French printing raised on the glass. It has a wire and cork type top to keep the fizz in. I love the flavors it comes in and I really LOVE the bottles. You can click on the pictures to enlarge for detail.



A while back I purchased this vintage French wine carrier. Paired with the French bottles, it makes the perfect flower container. Below I have used red and yellow Gerbera Daisies


If your style is more French Scandinavian instead of French Country, you could add all white flowers and set it on a burlap tablecloth, like I did below.


Or, you could use this vintage French wine carrier as it was intended....:-)


I love my French Wine carrier and the fabulously French Sparking Lemonade...
Edited to add - I purchased the French lemonade at the Fresh Market, which is a gourmet food store. You can also click on the Lorina link in the first paragraph to find out more.
Welcome Home,
Penny

30 comments:

  1. Looks great. Wouldn't those drinks be nice included in a gift? I'll have to remember that.

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  2. Penny,

    I am definitely with you on this one. That stuff is delish! Especially if you add a little white rum...*Ü*

    Love your wine carrier and all the ideas for using it.

    Chris

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  3. Great post penny...now I'm on the look out for this lemonade...does it ever stop ha ha!! may you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. Sooo cute! And a great idea! Love the photos.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  5. Penny,

    Love that bottle!! And the wine carrier is very cool. You can do a multitude of things with it, but I really like how you used the bottles as vases~so much more interesting than a regular old vase!!

    Let me know where you can buy this Pink Lemonade. It sounds delish!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  6. Wouldn't the lemonade be a gret addition to a picnic basket for a special night out? It's always great when you can use the bottles decoratively and not just throw them out:>)

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  7. Penny! What brilliant uses for the bottles! I like both the Scandanavia and the French Country looks! Gorgeous! Where do you find this lemonade? I want a bottle or two!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  8. Did you find them in a special market or are they available anywhere?

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  9. I think I've seen that at Cost Plus (the lemonade). You make it sound so delicious! Love the bottle carrier - that's a really versatile little piece!

    Manuela

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  10. French Sparkling Lemonade sounds so delish to me! I love what you do with the bottles. Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Penny, I love it...how neat is that lemonade...and bottle!!! Can you tell me where to get it???? Nancy

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  12. Sparkling lemonade - YUM!
    Where can I get some??

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  13. This looks so yummy & I love it having a purpoase after it's gone. It's beautiful with the flowers! ♥ Diane

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  14. greetings penny!

    i am swooning over your scandanavian inspired vignette! beautiful!!!

    xo

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  15. I like both your arrangements - very clever!
    My favorite drink these days is Lemoncello with a little sparkling water.

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  16. Hi Penny...love your French bottle carrier...I will have to look for that drink since I love carbonated drinks. Ummmm, have to figure out who carries that in my neck of the woods. :-) Susan

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  17. I've seen that brand at Bristol Farms before. I'll have to try it!

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  18. cindymeguiar@yahoo.comJuly 18, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    I'll have to try that! Sounds wonderful. Love your photos.

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  19. Sparkling pink lemonade sounds so refreshing. I'll have to look for it when I am in Fresh Market.

    Your bottle carrier looks wonderful in all of the styles. Penny your eye for beauty shows through in all you touch.

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  20. I love that stuff too.. but I love what you did with those bottles!

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  21. your bottles look great in the carrier, i have seen the lemonaid at world market and dillards of all places, now i much try it!!!
    thanks
    kate

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  22. Fun, Penny! Love the rack and the bottles.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  23. MMM...sounds delicious! I love how you use your wine holder in different ways. All of your photos are lovely, especially since they showcase your gorgeous mosaic pieces.

    xo
    becky

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  24. Penny, How clever to show the versatility of your bottle carrier. I'm gonna go check out this lemonade.
    :-) Sue

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  25. I have a wine holder that looks identical to yours. I had Mason jars in mine, but I am going to have to get bottles to go in it 'cause yours looks beautiful!

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  26. Hi Penny,
    What a great wine holder! I love it holding the pretty bottles with flowers!.
    I really enjoyed your lake trip and the picture of you and hubby is beautiful, I hope your frame it in one of your lovely mosaic frames.
    Take care and have a great day,
    Elizabeth

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  27. That wineholder is a great find. It looks lovely with the bottles with flowers. Thanks for sharing the lemonade find, too. :)

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  28. Penny,

    Those bottles are great but I'm also excited to try the lemonade.

    That carrier is really neat too.

    Gretchen

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  29. That lemonade is so good and I too love the bottles...I have one filled with my dish soap on the counter! I love how you used them! : )
    Now I am off to cath up some more...and wow! What big news you shared!!!

    Love,
    Sue

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