Thursday, June 21, 2012

French Enamelware Canisters

I love how I say that I don't collect many things due to space and budgetary constraints.  When I look at the list, it is not that short.  And of course, I justify adding items by saying that I will put them in my Etsy store.  Well, a few of these have made it there and one remains unlisted.  Balance, right? ;)

This set quite literally arrived on my doorstep at 3:30 yesterday afternoon.  I finished my day job and promptly listed it at 5:45pm.

Isn't is beautiful?  All three pieces are in very good condition.  From what I can tell it dates to the early 1900's.

I love the gilt and calligraphy.

My favorite part is the ribbing on the side.  Do you ever wonder how we went from this sort of beauty and attention to detail to what we produce now? 

Anyways, this set sold within 30 minutes of listing it.  Of course, I am happy about that because someone else can now enjoy it.  Also, it allows me to reinvest in the store.  But I thought that it would hang out in my apartment for at least a week or two.   How's that for being ungrateful?  ;)

This beauty I am keeping for myself.

The best part, again, in my opinion, is the detailing on the side.  

I have found a few more of these which will be in my store in a few weeks, when they arrive from France.  

Have a wonderful day.



  1. I love those! I have a small set of enamel french canisters that are vintage. I found them at a local antique store for a very good price. I love how romantic your set is.....was. Ha! It's no surprise that they sold fast! It would've been hard for me to let that set go.

  2. Oh darn't!!! I was going to head to your Etsy in hopes to purchase them =) Oh well, I wasn't fast enough hehehe Can't wait till you list more, Xo, Ashley

  3. It really is sad how cheap and mass produced everything in our country is. I guess that is why I am so drawn to all the homes(cottages) of other countries in the blogworld. I was just talking with my kids the other day and telling them how if I was not so afraid to fly I would want to move to Europe and live in the countryside. I try to live that lifestyle here but it isn't always easy. I practically get run over while riding my bike everywhere. Even walking has become dangerous. People drive so agressively and in a hurry.

  4. These are beautiful! I don't blame you for keeping the chicory one for yourself....

  5. i would have SO snagged them had they not already been sold! lovely!!!

  6. Wonderful! How nice they sold quickly before getting too attached to them.

  7. You always find the most amazing the canisters...and I can see why your keeping the Chicorie canister, the details on it are lovely.


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