Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Les Gamelles

Good afternoon
 Today I want to show you my small collection of French enamelware lunch boxes called gamelles.

 From what I have learned they were used in the 30's and 40's in France by miners and school children.

They are a type of enamelware called graniteware or splatter ware 

Notice how pristine the inside of the lid is.  I find that this is the case regardless of the condition of the exterior.

This one is blue and white on the outside and green and yellow on the inside

I think that this may be my favorite

The tin insert is to hold bread or crackers white the box itself held soup or stews.

They were submerged in hot water in the morning so that the soup would kept warm

I love the hues of blue and green 

I also admire the texture.  I hope you can see it a bit on the following two pictures

                                  My girls are dying to take them to school one day.  We'll see :)

I hope you all have a great evening.


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  1. Love them! They are darling!


  2. Those are adorable Michele! :) ANd thank you for stopping by today~ xoxo

  3. Cute, Michele! Love the texture and colors! :)

    xoxo laurie


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