Antique Inspirations ~ French Cachepots

Antique Letter EngravingWith Thanksgiving Day approaching this time of year, we all are busy decorating our home for the holidays! As always, I pull out antique accessories, since they add so much charm to my holiday decorating.   Great additions to these antique-inspired settings are my antique French cachepots ~ a round jardinière ~ ornamental holders for a simple flower pot.  It is so easy to just drop in seasonal colorful plants such as mums and poinsettias in these decorative containers. Potted flowering plants last so much longer than cut flowers, so you can enjoy the beauty they bring for weeks, instead of just days!

French Antique Painting and Antique Planter

Cachepots came into vogue during the late 17th and 18th centuries, when ornamental gardening was all the rage amongst the royalty and upper classes.  Cachepots are almost always round, serving as a decorative cover to the basic flower pot.  During the 19th century, cachepots were produced in a multitude of media and styles catering to the growing popularity of indoor gardening.  They were mostly used on tabletops and were made from brass, bronze, Barbotine, faience and porcelain.  I think antique French cachepots add a wonderful touch to our holiday décor, with effortless ease…

French Antique Planter, Pumpkins, and Flowers

French Antique Planter, Pumpkins, and Flowers

We hope you are enjoying this splendid holiday season!  Wishing you all the best from John and I, and from all of the staff at Inessa Stewart’s Antiques & Interiors~

 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,

                        confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,

                        a stranger into a friend. 

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today~

                        And creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~ Melody Beattie



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 Inessa Stewart

Antiques in Style is a source of joy for me to create, and hopefully will be a source of inspiration for you! The variety, artistry and history of the antiques and vintage pieces that surround us every day provide pleasure, beauty and sometimes even intrigue.

The classics never go out of style, and each era, country, and even artisan's interpretations create an environment that is always full of surprises.

It is truly a pleasure to bring such timeless style together for every client and follower of my blog. And of course, your input is always welcome!

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