Monday, October 20, 2014

Wonderful Old Finds...Farmhouse Dough Bowls, Olive Jars, Bottle Racks

 One of my favorite companies has just shipped in some wonderful old finds for your home. Collected from all over Turkey these terracotta jars were used for storage of olives, oils, and grains, and were traditionally buried to preserve their contents in colder temperatures. Glazing colors traditionally range from green to amber. Each jar is vintage and bears individual marks of use and history. I can see our great birch logs in them and fall garlands and leaves draping out of them...put one of these great jars on a large table, hearth, or corner. Each one is unique and interesting!
In the first half of the 20th century, Magyar bakers at farmhouses in Hungary and other Eastern European countries used these hand-carved, antique wooden bowls to make bread. Each bowl is vintage and bears individual marks of use and history. These dough bowls are large and wonderful...what do you do with them? Put them on a large farmhouse table filled with pumpkins and straw...fill them with fresh cedar & pine greenery and paperwhites at Christmas...I can see one tucked underneath a large wooden coffee table filled with books and magazines. Better yet wouldn't it be great leaning up high on a kitchen hutch or screwed into a large open wall and surrounded with antique platters? Love these...
Have always wanted one of these european bottle racks in my kitchen...Love these Vietri mugs hanging on it but also perfect for juice glasses and even one or two beautiful tea towels. These are always useful in a kitchen I can certainly see it on an island as well.