I know copper kettles are a bit of a cliché in French country kitchens but I do like the ones with indigo and white folk painted ceramic handles and was very happy to find this one whilst out trawling with the other Troc-Chick in Carcassonne.
My kitchen is coming on; this is our temporary cooking plaque but once floor finished and traditional style solid structure in for oven and hob I will have the thrill of being able to bake, roast and grill once more!
Aside from kitchens I have done a little more unpacking. This has yielded two treasures, this beautiful old hand drawn, lettered and coloured “illuminated”verse from Oliver Goldsmith with sentiments I heartily endorse.
And a real suprise- I bought this antique hand knotted wool and cotton Turkish rug on ebay and it has never been unrolled as was picked up courtsey of friends with a transport company almost immediately after it arrived in UK & delivered to France.
It’s twice the size & much older than I thought, with simple, primitive motifs that suit the hovel to perfection. Very dark blue and soft carmine red.