I live in SW France and although I'm not a fan of rummaging in car boot sales, I do love a brocante, in fact I have a set of 6 vintage garden chairs waiting with my name on them in Bordeaux. My most favourite find has inspired todays blog post. I have been on the hunt for a cabbage terrine dish for a while, I had seen them new and online, but I wanted something more vintage.
Every home should own:
Something handed down. For me that would be my kitchen table, an old farmhouse table which I painted the base (before the dogs chewed it)
Something from Ikea. I buy console tables & bookcases, aswell as simple over-sized glass vases.
A design classic. My Jasper Morrison Air chairs I picked up at auction and my Alessi butter dish I was bought as a gift for my 21st birthday many moons ago and I use everyday.
Something bought on your travels. My most favourite red abstract huge ceiling kinetic art piece I bought in a gallery in San Francisco.
Something homemade. A bookcase made from a ladder that was over 100 years old.
Something vintage. My cabbage terrine! My youngest daughter hates it and regularly moves it from pride of place on the kitchen table to the top of a book shelf.
As much as we all think our homes are unique, we do all have mass produced, sometimes practical, sometimes cheap items in our houses. Buying items that are vintage add some soul and something more unique than everything bought on the high street. But bear in mind, if you fill your house from just Ikea, it will look very cheap, likewise if you fill your house with just vintage, it will look like a car boot sale, it's all about balance!
Green agate coasters are a lovely forest green with light green and emerald tones. For the most part these are evenly colored.
Brazilian Agate is unique in color and exhibits natural marbling. Some even have crystals! The edges of each piece are electroplated with a beautiful metallic SILVER or GOLD. Each coaster comes with small, clear rubber feet on the bottoms to keep the agate slices from sliding or scratching surfaces.
Size: These are the perfect size for glasses and drinking mug, and will vary in size from approximately 3.5-4" long by 3”-4”wide and 1⁄8"-1⁄4” thick.
Vintage Lafiore Glass Vase. Gorgeous Green Handles. Scavo Emerald Green Glass with Orange/Red wave. Measures 5inches high. Beautiful deep green button handles. The vase shimmers in the light. Highly Decorative or add to your Collection. No chips or cracks. Ideal Vintage Gift.
This is a beautiful handmade pottery pitcher in a useful size. It has a lovely streaky glaze in various shades of emerald green, resembling forest shadows. The green was apparently applied over a warm golden brown under glaze, which is visible at the lip, edges of the handle and on the bottom. The pitcher stands 6" (15.3 cm) high at the handle and is 16 3/4" (42.6 cm) in circumference at its widest part. It will hold 35-40 fluid ounces (1-1.18 litres). It is in excellent undamaged condition.
This beautiful Emerald Green Glass Lamps have been loving created by Hipahipa! Lamps with high end brass fittings and modern funky flex. These are covetous, curvaceous creations! We recommend our Brighton Pavilion shade or you can have a bespoke design. Please contact us for more information on commissions. Dimensions: *75 cm high from base to the top of the brass fitting. *45 cm diameter. *3 meters of modern yellow 3 cord flex, fitted with mid line rocker switch.
A classic from the 60-70's in French and Spanish homes. This beautiful and versatil set of 8 glasses is very practical because the tempered glass makes it very heat-resistant. Its green emerald colour is simply adorable! Great vintage condition - no chips or cracks. Measures: ø7 x H10.5cm
Coffee cups with one saucer in fine porcelain £43.60
Selected by ELLE DECORATION magazine Netherlands Perfect for breakfast in bed for two! Drink your coffee with original and chic manners : 2 cups for 1 saucer, emerald green color Exclusive hand painted drawing style, limited edition White porcelain Available in blue, others colors on request On request, a name or a few words can be written on the back of the item, according to its size
A decanter with its Cork, glass Emerald. A beautiful dark green, all shades, who plays with transparency. Classy and trendy. To keep your precious and delicious appetizers home... In very good condition. Capacity: 1 litre Height 23 cm (9 '') / diameter at the base: 16 cm (6.3 ") / width with loop 17 cm (6.7")
Perfect to store your jewelry by your bed or to decorate any space of your house. MEASUREMENTS 5.5 cm x 10.5 cm (2.25" x 4.25") FINISHES: Inside - glossy green emerald glaze Outside - Glossy translucent glaze with 18k bright gold lustre accents
Four Sarreguemines Fish Shaped dinner plates £83.70
Set of FOUR Dinner serving plates, majolica glazed ceramic in Green Emerald by Sarreguemines from mid century. Gorgeous details of fish and fish scales. full stamped on back Sarreguemines France. Four plates in very good condition. very minor manufacturing flaws due to firing process on plates and visible on pictures. Diam : 24.5 9.65" Lenght : from mouth to tail : 28 cms 11"
Set Of 2 Emerald Green Glass Cabinet Handles £14.88
Set Of 2 Glass Emerald Green Cabinet Pulls /Handles Beautiful replicas / reproductions of Depression Glass Hardware. Great for antique furniture restoration ,crafts & decor Centers: 3" (76.2 mm) Length: 4 1/4" (108 mm) Width: 1 1/4" (31.75 mm) Projection: 1 3/8" (34.93 mm) Color: Emerald Green Comes with 2 chrome plated 2 1/2" long machine screws, Note: 1 1/4" of this screw extends beyond back of pull for fastening.
The perfect gift for the cactus lover... This mug was handmade on my potters wheel from smooth stoneware clay & glazed emerald green and bright coral for the flower. The spines were made one at a time using a special slip-trailing technique. As with all my handmade pottery...every piece has its own unique handmade character and may have slightly different sizes, shapes and color variations. I never use molds and make each, one at a time. I always use lead free glaze & high fire in my kiln. All my dishes are food, dishwasher and microwave safe but hand washing is always recommended. Each piece is signed Back Bay Pottery and my initials. THIS IS FOR ONE (1) CACTUS MUG - MADE TO ORDER
This vase has such beautiful depth of color. The moss green base is accented with the lighter almost turquoise tones of the drip glaze. It has a scalloped form, almost like a four leaf clover if you look from the top. It would look great with tall dry grasses like pampas grass or on display mixed and matched with your drip glaze ceramics collection. Marked: JV2 Size: 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) high 4 1/2" (11.5 cm) wide at the top
Canadian Mason Melted Mason Jar, Bernardin pint spoon rest £11.96
These melted mason jars say "Bernardin, Canadian Mason," and they are adorable! This melted mason jar is a fun house warming gift, hostess gift, wedding gift, birthday gift, or gift to self! Use it as a spoon rest for your stove, a soap dish in the bathroom, jewelry dish for your dresser...
Set of six mid century cognac glasses seen in the pictures. Manufactured in Germany. Colours: - 2 pcs purple glasses - 2 pcs amber glasses - 2 pcs grey glasses Height: 85 mm (3.35'') Diameter at the top: 40 mm (1.57'') Total weigh 340 g (0.75 lb) Excellent vintage condition. No chips, cracks or other damages.