In the middle of the 19th century, a new material appeared and revolutionized the world of kitchenware. Cheaper and stronger than ceramic, healthier than copper and heatproof, the enamel, created in 1785, became essential.
Its only defect is that it’s absolutely not shockproof! It won’t bother it to make a great career for an all century!
Lovely vintage enamel jug
The first ambition from the manufacturers was to compete the ceramic, then, their aim was to enter in every home. The firsts sets in enamel, luxurious items with ornaments inspired from precious China sets with delicate flowers patterns.
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Have you ever think about buying a Vintage French Bottle Drying Rack?
Also called a “Hérisson” (Hedgehogs) or a “If” in French. It was used to dry all beer and wine bottles upside down on the spikes.
But lately, it became a great vintage decoration item. You can find some big ones with more than 200 hooks, or smaller ones with just 12-16 hooks.
When you want to choose one, it depends of what you want to do with it and where you want to put it. Do you want it functional or purely decorative?
Functional, it can hold mugs, cups and of course bottles. Great if you have stunning pieces to show or if you have drunk some very old bottles of wine!
And if you’re a gardener, it can hold and dry your plant pots and everything you need to make your gardening, such as tools, string, gloves… Of course, if you find a galvanized one, you can leave it outside.
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