New find - antique French pottery bowl

Photo © Aina - Modern Country

Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend !

Today I want to share a new find, I am so excited  to tell you about it I can hardly contain myself. It is  
probably one of my favorite finds ever!! I love rustic handmade pottery, and  I was over the moon when I found this large antique French pottery bowl a couple of weeks ago. There are no cracks or repairs, just a tiny chip at the tip of the bowl. It doesn't have to be perfect, I like it when I can see it has been used and loved. The inside is glazed and the measurements are 12 x 36 cm, the color is typically from the region of Provence. And I was told that it dates from the late 1800`s. I have been looking for the perfect salad/baking/fruit bowl for a long time, but either the color was wrong or it was too expensive. 
 Normally I would pay more than 2000 NOK  (approximately 270 Euro), but  payed less than half. So I think it was a good bargain as well ! Used commonly in French farm homes, picture :  A charming cottage home furnished with a mix of pieces that have been in the family for decades, light painted walls, wooden beams, a mix of antique homespuns, monogrammed Linens, large kitchen table... Well, I just swoon every time I look at it :)

I also love these 100% Linen fabric Sardinia kitchen towels from Libeco Home. They come in two colors, Olive and Terracotta. I think both looks gorgeous and could not choose either one of them. They would fit well with my new bowl, don`t you think ?

At last, I want to thank all you lovely people for stopping by, and also for leaving me such wonderful comments. I smile when I read them, your positive feedback is of enormous value. You are so special to me for so many reasons. I will soon arrange a give- away as a little appreciation. I think you will like it.

Have a Good start to the week !

~ Aina ~


Lilla Blanka said...

Hej fina vän!

Bilderna är underbara och din nya franska skål är helt fantastisk..! Såå fin!
Förstår att du blev alldeles förälskad i den <3

Hoppas att allt är bra med dig, det var länge sedan vi hördes av.
Det ser ut som det frodas härligt i ditt växthus, lovely!

Stor kram och soliga hälsningar

manon 21 said...

Un bel achat Aina,évidement ici en Provence on en trouve encore,j'en ai quelques uns et j'aime servir l'été la soupe au pistou dans ces plats,une merveille je devrais faire voir cela un des ses jours.



Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een mooie schaal Aina, het past ook helemaal bij jouw stijl!!

Lieve groet, Ingrid

Mrs. Sutton said...

You 'paint' a truly perfect image! I LOVE your bowl - it's absolutely beautiful. The perfect patina, shape and size. These are the type of 'finds' that make my heart soar - well spotted!
Paula x

Fleaing France & French Shopping said...

Beautiful bowl Aina! I hope you purchased a few of the torchons to go with it....the colors are perfect.

It's me said...

Prachtige schaal !!..geniet van de zomer lieverd...groetjes liefs van mij...xxx...

helle said...

Dejligt med patina på din franske skål, det højner værdien i mine øjne med krakelleringer, små reparationer og afslag. Tillykke med den!

Kram Helle

G:a Affären said...

Fick nästan hjärtklappning när jag såg den fina bunken, och färgen! Den milda färgtonen berör och jag avundas dig som får använda den i ditt kök.
Och de fina kökshanddukarna passar så fint till, speciellt den olivfärgade! Och i linne...


heike said...

Wonderful bowl, Aina

Hugs, Heike

Tulip said...

Så heldig du har vært som fant denne flotte skålen. Den var nydelig rustikk, og vil nok passe inn i stilen din slik jeg har sett den her i bloggen din!.
Håper du har en fin kveld!

Fågel Blå said...

Åhh vilken vacker bunke!!!
Villken härlig färg, tack för dessa vackra bilder!
Kramar Kathrine

Monica said...

Nydelige bilde som gav en fin stemning. Følte jeg var i frankrike jeg en liten stund. Øsnker deg en riktig fin kommende uke. Klem monic

Lara said...

:Definitely an amazing find! It is gorgeous and I like your description of imaging it's history. The kitchen towels are lovely. I'm obsessed with neutrals, and have been looking for something like that. :)

Hanna said...

Så fin blogg och så otroligt vackra saker.kram

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Aina it is lovely and so nice that you are so excited about it...what fun it is to find a treasure that makes you heart sing!! Got your note..means so much! Lots of love,Chrissy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur beautiful blog just speaks to me!!! I put you on my blogroll so I can visit very often! I love tea towels and collect them! Your images are beautiful!

BECKY said...

Aina! Your bowl is gorgeous! Such a wonderful color, with such lovely age and charm!!! I can see why you are so excited! Just seeing it made me smile!

Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful week!

Vicki K. said...

The bowl and the towels are so so lovely! The towels make me think of your beautiful needlework - have you had a chance to work on any projects this summer?

Jenny said...

A beautiful pottery bowl...what an earthy delight! I can simply imagine the use over the years! The towels ARE the perfect match also.

Modern Country said...

Hi Vicki,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment !

Summer is so short here in the North so we are trying to exploit the summer season as long as possible. We are more outdoors than indoors and are often in the garden or near by the beach, or travelling and exploring. So unfortunately there has not been so much embroidering. But I have ideas I'm working on that will be completed this fall. Do you embroider yourself?

~ Aina ~

Tilonino said...

For noen nydelige håndklær :) Og skålen likeså.
Har du startet produksjonen igjen.
Jeg fant en flott butikk i Berlin som selger linstoff i alle kvaliteter.
Ha en fortsatt fin helg :)

Evi said...

what a lovely bowl! And I think you got a good buy. Also think the dish towels are pretty.
Yes, it is a wonderful feeling, when things come together.
Enjoy you new finds,

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

What an amazingly beautiful bowl!! I just love it!
Your blog is so inspirational, I so enjoying following along!
Have a lovely week.

Modern Country said...

Melinda :

Oh thank you so much, it is so nice to hear. You are more than welcome to follow along. I wish you a lovely week also !!

~ Aina ~

Nina said...

Vilka fina bilder !



Kicki said...

Kul att hitta till Din blogg. Tittar gärna hit igen.//Mvh kicki

1 belle histoire said...

Magnifique atmosphère ...
Totally addicted to the "Torchons" ...
Warm wishes dear Aina

peggy said...

Your blog is such a treat... Iim never sure what I'll find and never disappointed.

Mike said...

I love those tea towels Aina. They are really pretty. Having nice tea towels is great because you always get nice comments from guests about them.