Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Giveaway: Vintage French grain sack

Back in January, I posted about a vintage grain sack I purchased on Etsy; I had plans to frame it and hang it in my kitchen. 

But I've decided that the color--which is burlap--will be too dark in my small kitchen.  Instead, I've decided to give away the vintage grain sack to one of my readers.

The sack is 48 inches long and 27 inches wide.  It dates from 1964, and has a few small mends which add to its charm and authenticity.  As I said, the color is a true burlap, with the oval emblem printed in black.  You can click on the photo to get a closer look.

If you want to enter the giveaway, leave a comment on how you would use the grain sack.  The winner will be randomly selected, and I'll announce it next Wednesday, a week from today.

It's a beautiful piece and I know it will make someone very happy.

Bonne chance!


  1. I don't need one because I have some already so don't enter me, but have you considered using this as a bath mat or throw rug? They even look good draped over the back of a chair (depending on the chair). I swear by them as bath mats because they dry so quickly and are easy to wash. It's beautiful!

  2. ooooh, la, la!! I love this sack! If I had a sack like this one I would upholster my two favourite chairs!
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  3. I would use the grain sack in either the kitchen as a mat for cutting boards (so they don't slide around) or as wall art to accompany my French vintage vegetable labels. I'm intrigued with Stephanie's idea to use as a bath mat - so chic, and it would tie in with my big jar of bathing salts and collection of scrub brushes and loofahs. I like an old fashioned bath...

  4. I LOVE the idea of using them as bath mats!! I'm moving at the end of the month and I think they would be just perfect for one of mu new bathrooms!!

  5. I dream of traveling to Paris one day, butt seeing as i'm a bit too young now, this French grain sack would be a lovely addition to my French themed bedroom. Maybe next to Le Tour Eiffel poster!!

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  7. Oh! I am thinking it would be gorgeous stuffed as a cushion? After a quick trip to Paris last year we have become absolute Francophiles. I read that lovely book by French General and ooh and ahh over all of the lovely vintage French linens!

  8. What a generous giveaway! I am sorry that it didn't work in your kitchen!

  9. After looking at the size of it, it would be perfect to use as a window covering in my kitchen!

  10. I think it would make a nice bath mat or perhaps stuffed for a couch cushion

  11. I will use it literally as a rice sack to store the rice!


  12. how cool! I might make it into a kitchen towel like the ones I sell in my etsy shop - but not SELL for pete's sake, this one would be a gift for me :)

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  13. This is so neat! I love finding ways to display my Grandmere's french cup towels...this would be the perfect compliment in my kitchen!

  14. I would hang it in my newly wallpapered hallway~ all I have is a black accent wall peg and ornate gold mirror- I think the burlap would be a wonderful contrast!

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