Monday, December 20, 2010

~Flea Market Find~French Enamelware~Part 2

Call me crazy, but I could not help going to the Long Beach Flea Market yesterday in the pouring rain!  I was so thrilled to see two of my favorite sellers, Uber Chic and Brothers of Industry....YES selling in the rain!  I should have taken a picture of all us "die hards".    Rain coats, umbrellas, rubber boots,  tents and my trusty shopping cart!  We were unstoppable!  
Staying with my French Enamelware theme, I thought I would share my flea market find from yesterday.  I purchased this beautiful Chocolate Pot from Brothers of Industry.  I actually had my eye on it last Sunday when I was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, but I bought so many other things from them...I forgot about the Chocolate Pot!  So I was so excited to see them yesterday with the chocolate pot!  These are very hard to find here in the U.S. 
Isn't she pretty?  
It looks like a coffee pot, but a chocolate pot has a wooden handle sticking out the back.
 Look at how beautiful she blends with my other pink enamelware!  
 Another view that shows my body pitcher and wash bowl
I'm so happy I made the trip down to Long Beach yesterday!  That makes 82 pieces in my collection!  If you get a chance stop by and say hello to Brothers of Industry...they have some really cool things!  They will be at the Alameada Flea Market on Jan. 2 2011 and at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 9 2011.  If you would like to check out there new blog here is the linkBrothers of Industry Blog become a follower and tell them I sent you!  They also have a great website and here is the link Brothers of Industry many cool things!  Also linking to White Wednesday over at kathleen's Faded Charm check out all the beautiful entries here.
Also linking to Cindy's Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday...check it out here.
 So many of you have been asking where I got so many nice pieces...I met a fabulous dealer in France on Ebay...Her site is called bluecherry and you can find her here.
 Check out her items, she always finds the most beautiful things!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

~My Favorite Collection~ French Enamelware

Wanted to change things up a bit and show you my favorite collection.  I've been collecting  French Enamelware for over 15 years now.   Every time I walk into my kitchen I admire my collection.  Every piece was hand selected and most were sent from France individually!  I have tried to keep my collection to rose pieces, as most of you know how much I enjoy my garden.  Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy. 

I love French Enamelware mixed with rose water color paintings and French Toleware Trays.

I found this beautiful 4 piece RARE set at the Agoura Antique Mart in Agoura Hills Ca.

I have 10 of these beautiful utensil holders hanging in my kitchen as well....most have a beautiful rose detail and some of these date to the early 1900's!


One of my favortie sets is the Rose Garland pattern....RARE and very hard to find!  I also love the Rose Pansy collection.

I hope you have enjoyed peeking at my Favorite collection!  Have a beautiful day!  Linking to Cindy's Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday click here to view.