7 ways to decorate with vintage ironstone and pottery

1. A large display of ceramics

A collection of French pottery always makes a big impact. Green and orange confit pots and pitchers are quintessentially French. Rustic cutting boards are the perfect match!

Collection of French confit pots orange ochre yellow ware Timothy Corrigan kitchen

Open shelving is the perfect place to enjoy a collection of antique French confit pots - this farmhouse kitchen was designed by Timothy Corrigan. 

Then there's the creamy whites of ironstone crocks and saloirs. They look wonderful displayed en masse in a dresser or open shelves in the kitchen, and can be used to display flowers and foliage for an instant farmhouse look. 

2. Use antique French confit pots as vases and planters

Antique French yellow ware confit pots with fresh flowers Timothy Corrigan chateau

Timothy Corrigan chooses large French confit pots for the marble mantle piece in the kitchen of Chateau du Grand-Lucé.

As pottery can be porous, make sure you put fresh flowers in a watertight container inside to avoid leaving marks on your timber furniture. 

A stunning display of hydrangeas contrasts the glaze of this 19th Century confit pot.

Vintage French pottery collection country French farmhouse decor

You will recognize this kitchen by Steven Gambrel. I love the plates stacked up on the rustic farmhouse table, the impressive display of pink blossom in a large white pot, and the collection of ironstone jars and bottles on the shelf. This is a true modern farmhouse kitchen.

An antique preserving pot makes a charming rustic vase for a colourful bunch of flowers or pot plant.

3. Display your kitchen utensils in a vintage pot

A collection of wooden spoons and kitchen utensils make both a beautiful and practical kitchen display. 

4. Create a still life 'shelfie'

5. Display French provincial bowls on open shelving

A collection of pottery in the living room is also a lovely way to achieve a country feel and add earthy colour and texture. I love the fresh pink roses displayed in the enamel pitcher and antique confit pots. 

6. Display larger stoneware pots on the floor in a collection

Larger pieces can be displayed in groups on the floor making a sculptural statement. 

7. Shop this look with authentic French vintage pottery

French preserving jars with yellow glaze 19th century yellow ware

Our preserving jars date to the 19th century

Orange 19th century French confit pot vintage pottery

Our collection of French confit pots and water pitchers are full of colour and have the most wonderful rich patina. 

19th century Antique French pottery green glaze water jug vintage

We have an extensive collection of French water jugs dating to the 19th century.

Antique French ironstone pots stoneware buy online from France

Our ironstone crocks are irresistible.

Image sources: Timothy Corrigan, Joanna Maclennan photography & this Pinterest board. 

Explore our full collection of vintage and Antique French pottery.

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1 comment

I love love the vintage style an especially farmhouse I have my kitchen an dinning room farmhouse with many roosters an old pieces as well lot crock pots

Te'shiba Walker August 15, 2022

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