My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Friday, January 20, 2012

European Terra Cotta Seed Pots

We are lucky to know a gentleman who travels to Europe three or four times per year. We benefit directly from his search for unique, quality antiques. When his latest containers arrived, we were fortunate to be able to purchase some wonderful new(old) treasures. Among the items we brought to Le Potager were these wonderful seed pots from a conservatory closed decades ago.
We are in love with these pots. In the spring we will plant many of these up with strawberries and several types of herbs. Until then, we will use these charming little pots inside the shop.
Whether holding our business cards, as unique risers in display vignettes of decor items or to hold these charming antique silver fork pot markers, we are can use these pots anywhere.

Using terra cotta pots inside your home, especially during the fall & winter months when they are not in use in the garden, can add so much to your decor.

I lined the fireplace mantle with these great little pots, set tea lights inside and enjoyed a soft warm light. 
I did the same up the front walkway in lieu of luminarias. I have also used them to hold silverware on a buffet table and lined them with cupcake papers then filled them with candies or cookies. There are so many possibilities- enjoy discovering some of your own.

1 comment:

  1. lovely - so simple to take something so generic and make it into something wonderful. Ideas to use throughout the house - thanks.


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