The French are very fond of items that show the patina of time and those who demonstrate the artisan's touch. Zinc and wire elements are very much part of the French Country interiors.
While working on the premiere issue of French Country Style I came across some of the ones I have had for many years: a frame, a finial, cache pots, a "thing" which I use as a candle holder (never really knew what it was meant for originally).....
This cache pot is not only good for potted plants but to hold a vase with flowers as well
Check next post with more French Country elements.