Tuesday, May 8, 2012

French Iron Bowl

Why is it that the French take everyday objects and make them so special?  This old cast iron bowl was originally used as a spittoon.  Yes, you read right!  But they went to the trouble of making it wonderful, not a simple bowl, but one with a scalloped base much like a crown.
We have this one in the shop.
A bientot!

1 comment:

  1. Could it be that way back when the average peasant was so poor that they learned to really appreciate beauty in everyday things? I think we have lost this ability here in Canada where we all have too much, maybe the minimalist movement will help a little.I often think in the spring when I bring pussy-willows inside that they get lost among all the other decorations.
    I love your blog and your stuff.