Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Vintage French Herb Pots

Yesterday, I shared with you some pictures of a lovely shop in Fairhope, Alabama.  It's a store that specializes in European culinary antiques.  You can see the pictures from Aubergine here.
(link to store is in previous post).   
I love to visit this store every time we are in Fairhope, but I don't have a French country home/kitchen, so many of the beautiful items there might look a bit out of place in my home.  Sigh.
So on our visit last month, I was delighted to see this crate full of little vintage herb pots.  Yes, these little beauties could certainly find a spot or two in my home and look perfectly at home!

All the little pots were unique.  They each had their own personality.  The shopkeeper told me that only one pot had a stamp or mark on the bottom (an elephant).
It was fun to sort through the little pots and pick out the ones that were to come home with me.
I know I will use these little vintage gems in so many fun ways...mostly in vignettes in my kitchen and great room. 

So, here's the first use of my vintage French herb pots. I gathered some pine cones, some small candles, a few mercury glass ornaments and a few snips of fresh greenery.  It's so easy to make a simple design with just a few items.  

I got this drift wood angel last year and couldn't wait for January so I could bring it out again.  I also had an old column base I had gotten at a salvage store for a dollar.  I topped the salvage piece with a dictionary page and added a couple glass ornaments  here, too.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

These are so cute and I can think of many ways to use them.

thompsontammy6463@gmail.com said...

What a wonderful purchase !! The herb pot's and the driftwood angel . That store was amazing inside :) Glad I found your blog via IG.
Have a lovely day , Tammy

Linda said...

They are lovely!

The Charm of Home said...

These are very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!