As I mentioned before, I’ve started a new Etsy shop now, www.lamanche.etsy.com, to indulge my twin passions for all things vintage and shopping. I have been foraging quite a lot lately and, of course, I often come across things that I can’t part with so, as usual, move even further away from my ambition to earn more than I spend. However, I just couldn’t resist this wolf – the shop said dog but I’m pretty sure it’s a wolf or, at the very least, a wolf-like dog.
I don’t know much about Sarreguemines pottery apart from what I’ve been able to find on the web but, according to the marks on the underside, I think he dates from 1948. He is massive so there was no question of me putting him in the shop and, apart from that I think he’s gorgeous so he’s staying with me.
Something else I found which is really interesting is this plaque from an agricultural competition for the best bull – although this one only got 2nd prize. I suppose they were attached to the outside of the cattle stalls so that the farmer could show off.
I love these vintage cooking items too. The great thing about foraging is that I buy things that appeal to me (usually!) so that, if they don’t sell, there’s no hardship in keeping them for myself but, of course, that is also the danger!