Wednesday, January 30, 2019

French Metal Bottle Racks

Love these metal bottle racks holding red Vietri coffee mugs have always wanted one on my kitchen island! These were a common household item used in almost every French Chateau dating back to the 1800’s that is presently coveted for it's aesthetic appeal in today's French inspired kitchens.

The purpose of the French bottle drying rack was to provide a place for French families to dry and store empty wine bottles before returning them to the vintner for refills. Because of their spiky appearance the bottle drying rack was nicknamed “hérisson bouteilles”, which means “bottle hedgehogs” in French. They are whimsical yet very functional pieces of French history that will give your kitchen that "vintage industrial meets classic French" look.