French Bottle Drying Rack

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!

55 thoughts on “French Bottle Drying Rack”

  1. 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

  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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:)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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!!!

  15. 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

  16. 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!


  17. 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 🙂

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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! 🙂


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  22. 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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