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,


Stacey said...

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

Chris said...


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.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post 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

Allidink said...

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

All the best,

Blondie's Journal said...


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!!


Kathleen Grace said...

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:>)

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

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!

Vee said...

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

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

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!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It looks refreshing! :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

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


Nancy said...

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

kathi said...

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

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

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

Elyse said...

greetings penny!

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


Pondside said...

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

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi 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

TattingChic said...

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

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

Beverly said...

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.

Jen R. said...

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

kate said...

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!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fun, Penny! Love the rack and the bottles.


Sheila :-)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

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.


Sue said...

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

Angie said...

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!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

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,

Bella said...

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

Gretchen said...


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

That carrier is really neat too.


Susie Q said...

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!!!