Well, good morning from Paris!
It is a beautiful spring day and we have finally opened all of the French windows in our apartment to let the spring air pass-through. Even though Paris is a big bustling city, there is nothing better than Springtime in Paris except maybe, Springtime in Provence. Can you imagine! I currently hate my husband because he said we cannot move to Provence because he said he has a little something called “work” in Paris. Annoying.
So, when life gives you lemons… Make a panaché. So, my new plan is to bring Provence to Paris. I am literally going to pretend that I live in Provence and my apartment will reflect that. There will be a sign at my front door requesting that all guests change out of their high heels into a pair of espardrilles. I have already started to grow lavender in my window boxes and all of my furniture is going to be ivory, beige linen and a little Pierre Frey floral thrown in. I’m taking my inspiration from my Provence mentor Janet de Botton (she doesn’t know who I am, but in my world/fairytale we are best friends.) Her house/bastide in Provence, as my grandmother would say, is “divine.” My second Provence inspiration is a hotel in Avignon that is just beyond. Beyond! It is called La Mirande. Take a look…
If you are like me, I think everyone belongs in Provence, except people I hate. Provence is for happy people who see the importance of a good ratatouille. People who let dogs sit on sofas, know the rules of pétanque, and don’t confuse aioli with Miracle Whip. People who would willingly, without provocation, kiss an olive tree.
So, without further ado, let me introduce today’s antique sale item.
A pair of authentic Provençal Green Anduze Garden Pots.
Bonjour Provence!Last year, I wrote an extensive blog about these type of garden pots. Everything you want to know about them is in that blog post… Their history, where I found them, how I got them back to the states, their significance, the styles etc. Click HERE to read and then come back (there will be a quiz).
First things first, let’s look at some inspiration via my Pinterest board…
If these don’t say Provence, I don’t know what does. Quintessential Provence.
So, if this kind of thing is your “thang” you are in luck because today I have two of them for sale. I think that they should be sold as a pair but I’m willing to sell them individually because I’m cool like that. Let’s look at some of the details…
French Provençal Jumbo Anduze Garden Pots
French terra-cotta Anduze pots typical of the South of France. Extra large size for olives trees, citrus trees, topiary etc.
Price: $2600 each
Place of Origin: Southern France
Materials: terra-cotta and glaze
Period: 21st century
Wear: Wear Consistent with Age and Use. Perfect aged patina
Height: 2’ 7 ¼ inch
Width: 2’ 6 ¼ inch
Number of Items: 2
Location of Items: Los Angeles, California USA
How gorgeous are those? Don’t they just brighten your day and make you forget all about the fact that your husband won’t let you move to Provence?
If you want to see some more inspiration, check out my Provençal Garden Pots Pinterest Board HERE.
So, these two amazing pots are the second items for the sale. If you have any questions, just email me at email@example.com. If you would like to purchase the pot or pots, just email me at the same email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and put the title of the piece in the subject line. This is a first come first serve basis and I promise I will not play favorites (unless it’s Princess Caroline of Monaco… Obviously). These two pots are in Los Angeles California. You can pick them up or arrange transport for them. If you need to ship them long-distance, I use a company called Vintage Transport. You can pay with either PayPal or Wells Fargo Bank deposit.
Stay tuned for Day 3 of the antique sale. Hint: Swedish meatballs.