French Bottle Drying Rack

by Sherry

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments you left when I told you I wasn’t feeling well.  I think I am on the mend now.  Today is the first day I have felt well enough to take pictures and post about another of my Christmas gifts.

I have been in love with the French zinc bottle racks for such a long time.  You can see here where I did a post about the antique ones I found on our trip to Destin last year. I would have loved to bring one of those home on the plane but I knew Delta was not about to allow that…they even confiscated my weapon  lipstick one time!  The price tags of $500 and up also stopped me in my tracks. Sigh!

Did you know these racks were originally used in French wineries to dry the bottles on?  You can still find them in French homes hidden in the basements where they are holding cleaned wine bottles.

I am always telling you what a sweet husband I have.  Remember the sterling vanity clothes brush  he surprised me with for Christmas?  Well, I had left him subtle hints about a bottle rack…the link to LaurieAnne’s Vintage Home on-line store and the words I WANT THIS typed in bold print!   I am so happy he got the hint because the bottle rack looks great on our kitchen counter.
I have added my collection of ironstone cream pitchers and now I am on the search for a few more.
 
Of course I had to take a picture from the other side.
I also want to show you the sweet gift I won from Shell at  Bungalow Bling.  This is just the most adorable little top hat headband. She also included a darling paper stocking that she made . The pictures don’t really show how precious it is in person.

 

Thank you Shell!

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55 comments

Ann January 10, 2011 - 4:40 am

How nice of your husband. I can see why you like the drying racks. You have my sympathy that you have to buy some more creamers/pitchers. LOL

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Cathy~Mille Fleur January 10, 2011 - 4:42 am

Oh…I love how you have it dressed…BEAUTIFUL! I won a drying rack from Ruth at The Beautiful Life! I used it outside…they are so much fun to play with…don't you think! I see your Emma Bridgewater cheese platter in the background. I just ordered on a couple of days ago…love love love!

I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better!

Happy Sunday!
XOXO
Cathy

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WhiteWhispers2u January 10, 2011 - 4:47 am

I love the cream pitchers hung on the rack, I have yet to see that idea.How Perfect! ~Cheers Kim

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style January 10, 2011 - 4:49 am

Sherry, I love that rack. I would love one of those. That is such a good size.

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Karena January 10, 2011 - 5:04 am

Sherry the french bottle rack is amazing. I don't believe I have ever seen one! What a super gift!

I do have A Great New Giveaway from Blydesign!Come and enter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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Tamra January 10, 2011 - 5:09 am

I love these old zinc bottle racks! Someday I hope to have one, in the meantime I enjoy looking at others.

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Kathysue January 10, 2011 - 5:28 am

Sherry I don't put too many things on my kitchen counters(strange quirk I have) BUT I would sooooo make room for this bottle rack. It looks perfect with all your pitchers, I love it and he is a dear hubby to have gotten this for you. Lucky girl!!! Kathysue

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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria January 10, 2011 - 5:32 am

Oh girl I love your rack ha ha!! that now sounds weird nothing it?? if a guy said that to me I would say Thanks ha ha!! Any hoo get my mind out of gutter and move on now..I'm so glad your feeling better my Dear friend..
The rack is great but having a hubs thats gets you what you want is just PRICELESS…mine gets me things like a lamp you would have found at "Sanford and Son" and I have to live with it for 6 months before I can put it in the barn with his other gifts ha ha!!
Hope you have a GREAT week my Dear friend…hugs and smiles Gloria

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Amy Kinser January 10, 2011 - 6:47 am

What a great bottle rack! What a smart husband!

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Honey at 2805 January 10, 2011 - 7:04 am

So happy you are feeling better and how nice of your hubby to get this for you. I adore it and the way you have displayed!

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Gail January 10, 2011 - 11:24 am

I love that drying rack and your display of ironstone creamers…I want one now! Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

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Paula January 10, 2011 - 11:44 am

What a sweet man! Love when they take our 'subtle' hints:)
The rack is beautiful and the perfect size. Glad you are fell better Sherry, have a great week:)

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Amy @MaisonDecor January 10, 2011 - 11:45 am

I never knew what the bottle racks were for, so thanks for the education. Love the rack on the counter for your creamware.

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Mom in High Heels January 10, 2011 - 11:53 am

Beautiful! I see them everywhere over here and I want one, but never knew what to do with it.

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The Decorative Dreamer January 10, 2011 - 12:25 pm

Very nice! Your rack is wonderful, that is the first time I have seen these, so versatile. I really like how you have used yours!

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Cathy~Mille Fleur January 10, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Hi Sherry! Here is the link for the cheese tray…
http://www.joannehudson.com/dinnerware/toast-marmalade/english-cheese-platter.html
I hope this works for you!
XOXO
Cathy

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Bonnie January 10, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Could you possibly share where you acquire all of your white stoneware with the writing on it? I love the pieces in your header and have scoured the internet for them, but no luck! Thanks so much.

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio January 10, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Love that bottle rack! It looks great in your kitchen.

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KATHY January 10, 2011 - 2:30 pm

I love the drying rack!!I would love to have that!I also collect ironstone creamers. I did a post today about that too!Your house is so gorgeous. I hope you don't mind if i copy your ballard knock off print.I fell in love with it!It would look perfect in my office.

Kathy

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal January 10, 2011 - 5:20 pm

I love that rack! It looks great with all of your pitchers on it. What a great way to display them all. Here's to finding even more 🙂

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Linda @ A La Carte January 10, 2011 - 5:51 pm

What a great way to display creamers. Now I must be on the look out for a drying rack. That one is perfect. Good husband to take the subtle hint!

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[email protected] Road January 10, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Your little pitchers look so cute hanging there! I love those zinc racks, too, but I don't have room for one.

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[email protected] January 10, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Your rack looks like it should have been there all along, so good for you, and kudos to the hubs!!! Glad you are feeling better:)

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[email protected] Salvaged Treasures January 10, 2011 - 9:23 pm

I've had my eyes on those beauties for a long time also. I see them out at Alameda Point Antique Faire all the time, expensive. I like yours even better than the large ones in the first picture. The scale works so much better and your pitchers look gorgeous. What a wonderful gift.

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Miss Char January 10, 2011 - 8:25 pm

I love the drying rack and how you've chosen to display it looks fabulous. The size is just perfect for the counter. Thanks for sharing Sherry, this is just a great piece.

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she dreams big! January 10, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Oh, poor you being sick. But I bet you always feel a little better when looking at your bottle rack! I have got to start leaving hints for my main man!

Feel better soon!

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Martha January 10, 2011 - 11:23 pm

I love those racks — we have one in the garden which does hold wine bottles — how nice of your husband — your pitchers look really good on them!

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Sandra January 11, 2011 - 12:12 am

I love your little rack and the great way you are using it in your kitchen…good idea!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) January 11, 2011 - 12:12 am

Sherry, your bottle rack is absolutely fabulous. I love the little pitcher hanging from it. What a great gift and you always do the most interesting vignettes. The hairband is so cute, what a fun gift also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud January 11, 2011 - 12:12 am

Lovin' your new drying rack, it looks great with the pitchers:@)

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laurie @ bargain hunting January 11, 2011 - 12:36 am

Sherry, your bottle rack is perfect. I love the size of it, and your pretty pitchers look great on it. laurie

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All That Glitters January 11, 2011 - 2:13 am

Your drying rack is beautiful!!!

Happy New Sherry!!!

Jennifer

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Shelia January 11, 2011 - 2:58 am

Hi Sherry! What a marvelous piece! I would love to have one of these! Hope you're feeling all better soon.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

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SavannahGranny January 11, 2011 - 4:58 am

Love the bottle racks you found in FL. I do like the one you got for Christmas much more. It is more useful and to scale for most our houses. .
Good luck with your search for creamers. I know you do so hate to shop. LOL
Hugs, Ginger

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Jacqueline January 11, 2011 - 5:07 am

Those drying racks are gorgeous. I love your husband's present too. I can see using that over and over in all kinds of ways. Love it when they take the hint!!!

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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia January 11, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Oh you lucky girl, well to have such a fabulous husband and to be the proud owner of such a beauty!
Glad you are feeling better!
XO
Kristin

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AshTreeCottage January 11, 2011 - 5:15 pm

I heart that bottle rack!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

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Margott January 11, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Wow! I love it! First time in my life I see something like those rack!!!!
Best Regards from Germany!
Margott
P.S. Your blog is amazing!!!!!!

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[email protected] The Vintage Nest January 11, 2011 - 6:42 pm

hey! I really like it with the white pitchers and we'll be on the lookout for more on our hunts…although we may fight over them. 🙂 I am ready to go back to the GW to see if I can find some cool bling bling. xoxo

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Traci January 11, 2011 - 9:55 pm

I have never seen one of these but oh my! Lovely…..and it looks perfect with your ironstone cream pitchers!

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Nancy January 12, 2011 - 12:10 am

I have wanted one of these for the longest time. I love that yours looks like one of the old ones…so I will have to go check it out. Each time I find an antique they are $300 to start but usually quite a bit more. I love how you've displayed it with the English advertising earthenware…love that 'cream' bowl. What a sweet hubby!
I sent you an email a few days back…no hurries in replying, just hope you got it.

Glad you feel better!

Nancy

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Nancy January 12, 2011 - 12:10 am

p/s If I had one, I'd hang pitchers on mine too I think! 😉

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Donnie January 12, 2011 - 12:53 am

You have so many pretties. The ironstone is my very favorite. Gorgeous.

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Kathy January 12, 2011 - 1:00 am

Love the drying racks!
Such a versatile piece…many uses.
Enjoy, Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings…

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Low Tide High Style January 12, 2011 - 1:30 am

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well, and glad to hear that you're on the mend! I'm also glad that your husband got the hint and bought you that wonderful rack for you to display your beautiful pitchers on! Congratulations on your wins as well! I hope the ice is passing you by and that you are staying nice and warm!

Kat 🙂

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High Street Cottage January 12, 2011 - 1:59 am

Sherry, how very cute to add your creamers to the bottle rack. I love it! You just have one of the prettiest homes, and so much to see. It's been my experience men need a good hint when it comes to gifts. You certainly left no doubt in your husband's mind as to what you wanted haha, well done, xoxo tami

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My Blessed Serendipity Life January 12, 2011 - 3:56 am

I love that drying rack too. I have always wanted one for my craft room. It looks cute with your pitchers displayed on it.

-Danielle

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Amy January 12, 2011 - 4:02 am

what a wonderful husband to pay attention and get you something you have longed for.
it looks just beautiful with your creamy white pitchers hanging there in your kitchen.
Good luck on your hunt for more.
Amy

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Liz January 12, 2011 - 4:15 am

Oh that is darling! I love it with your ironstone on it! 🙂 I am new to your blog and loving all your great ideas. I'm your newest follower. Come by and say hi! 🙂

~Liz

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Bead and Needle January 12, 2011 - 8:42 am

Love the rack – your husband ROCKS! You must have left just the right amount of hints. Happy White Wednesday – Tanya

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Malay-Kadazan girl January 12, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Oh my what an adorable sweet gifts. The present from your husband was wonderful too. I like how you use it. Happy White Wednesday.

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Terry Moore January 12, 2011 - 1:41 pm

I think these are so cool. Thanks for sharing. Terry

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Diann @ The Thrifty Groove January 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Oh, the rack looks absolutely wonderful!!

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Mikey January 18, 2011 - 8:47 pm

Lovely! In case any Central-Virginia folks want a similar (possibly identical–I don't know if we have the same supplier or not…) I have a few left in my shop in Petersburg within The Oak!

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