Thursday, July 5, 2012

French Confit Pot


In my last post I mentioned that I had purchase something recently that I had wanted for a long time.

What do the following pictures have in common?



If you guessed Confit Pots, you are right.  I finally found one that I could afford in Blowing Rock, NC.  Usually you see them on EBAY and on top of the very high price you have to pay shipping from France and hope it arrives in one piece.

I almost knocked Mr. Comforts of Home over trying to cross the store to get to this!

I wish I could get better pictures of it, but it has been cloudy and rainy out.  So here it is in my living room.




Have you ever found a certain piece that you had been looking forever for?

Welcome Home,
Penny

32 comments:

Kelly said...

I love it! I know my sister will too. She has a deep love for those. It looks great sitting next to your other one on top of that cabinet. I know your heart raced when you saw it for the first time!

Jeanne said...

Yes, Penny...I outbid and won a beautiful piece of painted furniture at the auction Mon. night. I know how you feel about your found Confit pot. It is lovely. I love the glazed top with the unglazed bottom. Lucky you. Lucky me.

Hugs, Jeanne

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! Looks great! I need a big pot too! :) Hope you had a great 4th.
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. I have wanted one for a long time also, however the price is always way out of my budget. Yours is fantastic. Good for you. I am thrilled you found one. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie said...

I love your confit pot Penny. I bought one a few years back in an antique store in California. They fit in almost anywhere. So glad you found one you liked.

Michele Smith said...

Oh I just love it! I have been hoping to come across some here, but no luck.
I finally found some frenchy chairs at a yard sale and a copper boiler, I shared recently.
I am on the hunt for a french market cart, going on many months. :)

Vee said...

Yes. It was a buffet mirror I wanted for above the piano. Doesn't quite have the same value as your wonderful pot. I have no idea the value of the pot as this is the first I've heard of them. Of your photos, I loved the colors of the rooms, but did not guess pots.

Beverly said...

Oh, girl. I would have been knocking someone down to get that, too. I have been wanting one for years.

Great find! Love it.♥

Canadian Chickadee said...

Whoa. Looks great, Penny. But you obviously have never lived in an earthquake zone (like the West Coast) or you wouldn't be so sanguine about putting the confit pot on top of the armoire!! But it does look great there. Enjoy your new find. Hugs, Carol

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Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

It is wonderful!!!! I also like the wood piece that your umbrellas are in, too. Great find, Penny!!!

xo
Becky

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, I want to collect those so bad, but the prices are so steep. I love it and I did guess that.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Penny

Oh goodness - what a fabulous find. The pot is perfect with your beautiful French pieces. It was meant to be that you found it in the shop and I hope that you find more.
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Erin

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, What a fabulous find! I love confit pots and you found a great one.

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love the contrast in textures in these pots! Yay for finding what you want!

Eileen said...

Oh, fabulous! It's a beautiful piece.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so happy for you, Penny, it really is pretty!

XO,
Jane

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your poor husband...he probably didn't know what hit him. :o) It's beautiful Penny. I finally got a demijohn but I'm still not convinced it's the real thing. I could afford it though so I'm thinking positive! Great find. My power came on about 5 pm. I am so happy!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Fabulous find Penny! It looks so pretty where you placed it.

Mary said...

It's a beauty Penny - thankfully K wasn't injured in the run for the pot, tehe!!!!!

I loved them at the brocante in France but no way was I going to risk shipping home - guess it's time to start treasure hunting again now I'm back for a while!! Also, I plan to paint my armoire with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!!

Bob's b'day today and he's in NH - I'm missing him. Guess what I bought him, some of that wonderful Illy coffee you shared with us - and I'm drinking it!!!!!!

Hugs - Mary

Penny said...

Its a beauty Penny. I always find something I love in Blowing Rock. Wish I had found some great piece in France, but I didn't.

see you there! said...

What a great pot, I can imagine your eyes lighting up when you spotted it. My exciting find was a big McCoy mixing bowl, not that unusual but it was priced at under $10 and I was thrilled.

Darla

Babs said...

LOL if I had been there we'd both probably had a tug of war over it. Great find and it looks awesome...you lucky thing.
Hugs,Babs

Pondside said...

It's lovely, Penny!
Yes, I've had a similar experience. Years ago I was always on the hunt for just the perfect copper bed warmer. When I found it I grabbed it and wouldn't let go until it had been paid for and stowed safely in the car. It hangs beside the fireplace to this day.

Daffodil Hill said...

Looks very pretty! Love the Frenchy feel.

Tutti Chic said...

omg penny! it is fabulous-enjoy it my friend xoxochris

Mimi Sue said...

Now you'll have to make Mr Comforts some confit in your pot! It's lovely! Mimi

Rooms by Ann said...

It's beautiful.

Elborgi said...

it looks all so comfort
You live in a wonderful area- remember well at my trip to the Blue rich mountains in 1987 - was so wonderful tehre!

Elma from germany

Sarah said...

Yipee! Good for you Penny. I saw that WS has some on their "Found" section. I couldn't believe the prices they are asking for their "Found" pieces. Makes my stuff look like REAL bargains. LOL

Pamela said...

Penny that is a great piece!! Love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful find, Penny!

I love copper, so whenever I come across a beautiful copper tray or decorative piece, that I can afford, I get giddy! :)