Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Breakable French Stuff...a.k.a. New Collections!

Here's the booty that got back to Portland safe and sound...


3 vintage clay pots...pepper, mustard, spices and a cow ("Mooo!") butter cover.  The beautiful painting is of the French house where I will live in my next life. Not officially breakable, but I wanted you to see it!


Juice reamer, yellow dotty carafe and a teal green Provimi ashtray...can you see the profiles of a rooster, pig and cow?  I've never seen black chicken egg cups.  Salt and pepper set for people who don't eat much.  The 2 purple pottery flowers are the type often seen on top of graves.  Much nicer that plastic geraniums, no?


Set of 1940's blue-ish milk glass coffee cups and glass bottle top thing-a-ma-jigs.  They're heavy!


In France, these little pottery figurines are baked into holiday cakes for Epiphany.  Whoever receives the charm in his or her slice of cake gets to be the King or Queen for the day...Charming!


I saw these cafe au lait bowls in a flower shop window in Montmartre.  I am head over heels in love with them!

Next post:  French Metal Junk

12 comments:

Dina said...

I love those cafe' au lait bowls! They make me picture breakfast outside, on a sunny terrace, with fresh-baked croissants...maybe chocolate ones! Mmmmmm

Into Vintage said...

Oh! Those cafe au lait bowls are my favs - loving those very much.

And I think you should live in that beautiful house in this life. xo -amy

Andy's Attic said...

You really found some treasures! Those little figurines are adorable. I like the tradition behind them!

Vonlipi said...

I love everythig you brought back. Seeing them brings me right back to my trip in France in 1982.

I need to go back real soon!

Thank you for sharing your treasures :)

Kathy said...

Ah, love the little King's Cake figurines!!

Rose H (UK) said...

You've certainly got some wonderful treasures :o)
The cow butterdish lid is probably my favourite..
Rose H

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so excited to see all your treasures. I love all of them. Those egg cups are amazing and the cafe au lait cups also. hugs, Linda

Vintage Station said...

I have always loved the enameled flowers but never saw any outside of the graveyards. I even toured graveyards to see them..where did you find them?

Lisa said...

There they are those blue-ish milk glass coffee cups make my heart swoon. The figures are so interesting, what are your plans for them?

Such a lucky girl with all your treasures!!!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I so enjoyed seeing all of your photos. And although I find it very difficult to fly, you have made me want to get on a plane and head to France.

feathermar said...

Those cafe au lait bowls are bee-you-tiful!

kurious kite said...

Love your finds, especially the polka dotty carafe!!