The look of any zinc pot, frame, mirror...well anything really.. feels instantly French. Such a warm and beautiful metal it only looks better with age and patina. As I was researching zinc I realized how versatile this material can be and I especially like seeing it used on counter tops in the kitchen. Very stain resistant and easy to clean it can add so much to the look but it is also a rather soft material and can be prone to scratching so something to think about before installing. (Do any of you have zinc counters? I would love to know if you like them!)
My favourite use of zinc though is in pots and finials. Although zinc is generally fairly resistant to rusting, if left outdoors for long, it does begin to change in colour which I think just adds to the character and beauty of the piece. I often see zinc items for sale at Dreamy Whites and Atelier de Campagne so go over to their sites to take a look!
Here are a few photos I found of some lovely zinc pieces...
via: Dreamy Whites, Atelier de Campagne, Restoration Hardware,, petit-jardin-secret.tumblr.com, thisivyhouse.tumblr.com, flashdecor.livejournal.com, llamasvalley.blogspot.nl, thegiftsoflife.tumblr.com