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.
55 thoughts on “French Bottle Drying Rack”
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
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!
I love the cream pitchers hung on the rack, I have yet to see that idea.How Perfect! ~Cheers Kim
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Sherry, I love that rack. I would love one of those. That is such a good size.
Sherry the french bottle rack is amazing. I don't believe I have ever seen one! What a super gift!
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I love these old zinc bottle racks! Someday I hope to have one, in the meantime I enjoy looking at others.
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
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
What a great bottle rack! What a smart husband!
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!
I love that drying rack and your display of ironstone creamers…I want one now! Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful day,
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:)
I never knew what the bottle racks were for, so thanks for the education. Love the rack on the counter for your creamware.
Beautiful! I see them everywhere over here and I want one, but never knew what to do with it.
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!
Hi Sherry! Here is the link for the cheese tray…
I hope this works for you!
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.
Love that bottle rack! It looks great in your kitchen.
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.
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 🙂
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!
Your little pitchers look so cute hanging there! I love those zinc racks, too, but I don't have room for one.
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:)
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.
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.
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!
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!
I love your little rack and the great way you are using it in your kitchen…good idea!
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
Lovin' your new drying rack, it looks great with the pitchers:@)
Sherry, your bottle rack is perfect. I love the size of it, and your pretty pitchers look great on it. laurie
Your drying rack is beautiful!!!
Happy New Sherry!!!
Hi Sherry! What a marvelous piece! I would love to have one of these! Hope you're feeling all better soon.
Be a sweetie,
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
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!!!
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!
I heart that bottle rack!!
Susan and Bentley
Wow! I love it! First time in my life I see something like those rack!!!!
Best Regards from Germany!
P.S. Your blog is amazing!!!!!!
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
I have never seen one of these but oh my! Lovely…..and it looks perfect with your ironstone cream pitchers!
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!
p/s If I had one, I'd hang pitchers on mine too I think! 😉
You have so many pretties. The ironstone is my very favorite. Gorgeous.
Love the drying racks!
Such a versatile piece…many uses.
Enjoy, Kathy @
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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!
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
I love that drying rack too. I have always wanted one for my craft room. It looks cute with your pitchers displayed on it.
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.
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! 🙂
Love the rack – your husband ROCKS! You must have left just the right amount of hints. Happy White Wednesday – Tanya
Oh my what an adorable sweet gifts. The present from your husband was wonderful too. I like how you use it. Happy White Wednesday.
I think these are so cool. Thanks for sharing. Terry
Oh, the rack looks absolutely wonderful!!
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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!